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Skip Beat! 

Sukippu bîto! (original title)
Kyouko went with her childhood friend, Shou to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming an idol. Despite she is supporting him, Shou deceive her. Kyouko vows to get her revenge by defeating him in the entertainment world too.
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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Alyx Jennifer Alyx ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kira Buckland ...  Ruriko Matsunai 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Mimori Nanokura 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Robbie Daymond ...  Ren Tsuruga 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Richard Epcar ...  Lory Takarada 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Erin Fitzgerald ...  Hiroko Lizuka 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Grant George ...  Sho Fuwa 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Caitlin Glass ...  Kyoko Mogami 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Todd Haberkorn ...  Shinichi Ishibashi 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Erika Harlacher ...  Eiko 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kyle Hebert ...  Funada / ... 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kate Higgins ...  Haruki Asami 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Erika Ishii ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Lauren Landa Lauren Landa ...  Nao / ... 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Mela Lee ...  Maria Takarada 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Erica Lindbeck ...  Kanae Kotonami 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kyle McCarley ...  Hikaru Ishibashi 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Vic Mignogna ...  Yukihito Yashiro 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jason Charles Miller ...  Ushio Kurosaki 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Yuusei Ishibashi 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Chris Patton ...  Hiroaki Ogata 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Valory Pierce ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Adin Rudd ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Keith Silverstein ...  Takenori Sawara 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Ellyn Stern ...  Mrs. Taisho 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Karen Strassman ...  Shoko Aoki 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kimlinh Tran Kimlinh Tran ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Erika Koeniji / ... 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Joe Zieja ...  Nakazawa 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Kaiji Tang ...  Additional Voices / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2009
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The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all this time was so she could wash his clothes and pay his rent. Kyoko swears to never love again and take revenge on Sho by entering showbusiness and becoming a much bigger star than him. Getting into showbusiness proves to be more challenging than she thought but on her way she meets curious and interesting people and a new life begins. Written by ChristinaH

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The anime is based on the popular Japanese manga Skip Beat by Yoshiki Nakamura. See more »

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The bible of my heart
22 March 2020 | by LaughySaphySee all my reviews

"May the bridges I burn light the way"

Even if the anime was bad (and it's great!!!), I would still give it a 10/10 just for introducing me to the original manga - the BEST manga of all time in all of the universes forever. My heart and soul belong to the author since 2009.

This is a story that has defined my outlook on relationships, on the sense of self-worth, on the importance of staying true to yourself and others - it has defined my whole being. The heroine is the absolute best, a true role model for all the girls in the world, her strength and her courage have saved me when I needed it most (and still continue too, as the manga it still ongoing, read it now!!!). Of course you can most fully appreciate this story if you've "been there, done that" - when the best and the dearest betrays, everything crumbles in a second and you are left in the ruins of the sandcastle you've built out of, as it turns out, thin air. You don't want to wake up in the morning - that's when Kyoko grabs you, pushes you forward and screams "You really think that's all there is? That's just the beginning. It's your life, only you decide what to do with it. And we are going forward". This heroine never leaves you bored, makes you proud for her, makes you cry for her and when she succeeds - you feel like your dream has come true too.

Skip Beat is as far away from a typical shoujo as physically possible, no dull and shy heroine, no one-dimensional main hero, no unrealistic love storylines - everything is developing steadily, you can feel all of the emotions, you understand everyone's reasoning and you LAUGH all the time.

This anime has only one disadvantage - it covers only the beginning of the manga (first 60-70 chapters, we are now approaching 300) and the visuals were not at their best in 2007-2008. But it's still amazing!

Watch Skip Beat, read Skip Beat, join the best fandom there is, you won't regret it <3


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