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Skip Beat!Reviewed by Amehsk
Submitted December 5, 2012 • 222 views
Skip Beat! follows the story of Kyoko Mogami, a sixteen year-old girl who loves her childhood friend, Shotaro Fuwa, but is betrayed by him. Having spent a large part of her childhood at Shotaro's parents' inn, she learned a great deal about hostelry and other such jobs. Shotaro, not wishing to take over his parents' business, moves to Tokyo to pursue a career in music. Sho, as he is called by his fans, asks Kyoko to leave high school and her life in Kyoto Prefecture behind to help him. Upon arrival in Tokyo, Kyoko lives an unreasonably frugal life and works multiple jobs to support Sho, spending nothing on herself and doing whatever she can for Sho, who eventually becomes ranked seventh of the top twenty most popular male celebrities of Japan. One day, she overhears Shotaro complaining about her to his manager, saying that she is a boring and plain girl. He proceeds to sweet-talk and flirt with his manager, in stark contrast to the cold and demanding attitude he usually exhibits towards Kyoko. Kyoko doesn't shed many tears when she learns that Sho wanted her along only to handle housekeeping duties. Instead, her "Pandora's box" opens and she vows vengeance on Sho. As she is carried away by security, Sho mockingly tells her that if she wants revenge, she had better become a bigger star than he is. And so, Kyoko changes her appearance and enters the entertainment industry, facing many challenges along the way. Skip Beat! follows Kyoko's journey to climb the showbiz ladder as she meets interesting people, troublemakers and friends alike, with hopes of getting revenge on Shotaro, as well as regaining the sense of compassion that she had lost when her heart was broken by him. Along the way she meets Tsuruga Ren, who at first hates Kyoko but later comes to love her. As Kyoko cultivates her acting and friendships, she soon discovers a sense of self separate from her initial plans for revenge.
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The animation isn't all that great- just the usual kinda. But they were able to show case the different expression beautifully. Especially the one that involved acting scenes.
It was light and humorous hence it suited the anime.
It's actually addictive. Certain phrases and words are used so many times that they pop up in your mind when you least expect it.
Superb and unique cast of characters with their own type of persona. Whether it's the non-believer of love Kyoko or the angel like smile Tsuruga Ren gives when he is angry.
You fall in love with them and their uniqueness.
This is a must-watch anime.
It's hilarious, sad, breath-taking and absolutely wonderful.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL SHOUJO MANGA!
The main character Kyoko is different and very like-able.
Her story is different, as well as her emotions.
A plot to become famous to exert revenge on the boy she loved after she finds out that he was just using her as a stepping stone.
Some scenes were so funny that you continue to laugh long after you have finished watching it.
I absolutely love this anime.
The only downside to it, is the ending.
It ended too soon!! Which forces you to read the manga.
I hope they make a season 2 of this great anime.
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