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Associated Names
!تخطي العثرات
!سكيب بيت
Skip Beat
Не сдавайся!
스킵 비트!

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Latest Release(s)

in Country of Origin
44 Volumes + Fanbook (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 66

User Reviews
Skip Beat by celinae
Skip Beat by turnip head
Skip Beat! by Bleda

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3556 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0

Last Updated
November 8th 2020, 10:17am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (44 Vols - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #140 decreased(-38)
Monthly Pos #121 increased(+37)
3 Month Pos #128 increased(+7)
6 Month Pos #125 decreased(-5)
Year Pos #86 decreased(-9)

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Wow I've been following this for 11+ years... I'm older than Kyoko now...  
by moonmystery
June 24th, 2020, 6:45pm
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
My last post for Skip Beat was from back in 2014.... Unbelievable!

What a classic. This series is the DEFINITION of a slowwww burn. No "falling in love overnight" to be found here. The art might not be the best nowadays, but this manga honestly helped me grow up. I didn't have the best childhood/teenage years, but Skip Beat! helped me mature as a human being despite my isolation from a warm family/group of friends. Kyoko is such a tough woman, and it comforted me to see her journey. I remember pondering various themes in the manga long after I read the chapter, just to imagine what I might have done, and how I could improve myself like she always is striving to.

There was a theme of how she empathized with personalities different from hers once she pretended to actually be them. This helped me outgrow my shy self and become a social butterfly in college. Fake it 'til you make it, so they say. It's crazy to think that so many people, myself included, have their lives molded by a monthly comic strip. Such a warm sense of nostalgia... I'm going to tear up ha ha.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2020, 4:57pm
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It is my first ... childhood constant reminder  
by blackbunny
June 16th, 2020, 9:34am
Rating: N/A
Back in 2002 .. when i was 15 ... i came across this manga after falling across it during anime searches. I read it, enjoyed it and it got me sucked in.

Patiently i wait for an update and before i know it, 2020, i'm 32 and have spent over half my life reading this manga!

Update have gone monthly from fortnightly and weekly before that but yet i still have to keep going. 282 chapters in and the story is only JUST beginning. Lets see now where the relationship goes.

Next update, 2022 .. titled "the kiss" ... most likely as it seems to take years for any progress to happen!
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It's a commitment.  
by Spinne12225
May 30th, 2020, 9:12pm
Rating: N/A
Skip Beat is a really good manga. It touches on some really dark stuff, doesn't rush the plot, and also has a good sense of humor. The problem is that if you find out that you like it, be prepared to wait for it. I remember seeing this when it was first releasing chapters back in '06, and I decided to wait. Then about 8 years ago a friend of mine convinced me to start reading it, and I didn't check to see whether or not it was done. That was my mistake, because that was 100 chapters ago, and only about 4 months long in the manga time-line, which included several time skips. I've heard rumors of it coming to a close soon, but I expect that in maybe another 15 years at this pace...
The story spends a lot of time focusing on the personal growth of each of the characters. Which is one of the reasons it takes so long, but at the same time makes it so good. The characters have their fair shares of ups and downs and they have their own issues and we get to slowly see them resolving them and working through them.
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I liked it in the beginning, but it got boring after some time  
by buraburabura
May 21st, 2020, 11:32am
Rating: N/A
I liked Kyoko's whole revenge thing, and her growth in her acting abilities. What I don't like is Tsuruga Ren...seriously, i find the guy pretty creepy. Shou is pretty annoying too, but i know he's supposed to be like that, and then miraculously change as he realizes he's in love with her or something (read: i haven't read further than 50~ish chapters, so idek...)
MC needs some freaking logical thinking though, girl is so dense it's CRAZY! The whole love part of this manga isn't needed imo, could've managed with just the acting bits 🙂
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Your great great-grand kids will carry on your mission to finish this manga  
by Utsukushii Yume
May 3rd, 2020, 10:14am
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
I can't believe I still read this manga. I also can't believe how long it has been! For a shoujo to be this long and still be interesting has me baffled to say the least. Usually the 2nd arc of a shoujo dwindles into trash and I become bored out of my mind.

Some arcs I really enjoy, and have reread them over and over. While others I will never reread, but I am enjoying the journey, and believe it or not, I am glad it has lasted so long. Some of my favorite moments happen late into the manga. While I do hope this manga will end before I die, I also hope that when it finally does end, all the loose ends are properly tied or laid down neatly.
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18 Years later and finally.... "SPOILER ALERT"  
by PhoenixFyre
February 25th, 2020, 7:52pm
Rating: N/A
Chapter 279 finally settles things. I won't give it away but believe me.... we waited 18 years for this.
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Love it  
by Btissam
December 15th, 2019, 4:27pm
Rating: N/A
One of the best everything is Good , and its funny, if only it's updated each week .. but it worth it
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What's the point to drag on this long?  
by rinaswan
October 4th, 2019, 12:56am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
After Garasu no Kamen, I didn't think there would be any manga that could give me the same level of excitement for show biz, but Skip Beat! really is something!!. This manga deserves high praise although it takes longer than necessary as if it will never end, especially in the romantic aspect. Oh, the characters are still young (forever), aren't they? But the readers aren't. LoL

However, I personally love Skip Beat! even more knowing that the male lead is of Caucasian descendant. ♡ The plot is so fantastic concerning the love triangle, the jealousy, the friendship, and the career goal. The artwork is not that bad, except anatomical oddity. Also, it's hard sometimes to distinguish the characters' faces since they look very similar. As a whole, Skip Beat! is a nice shoujo anyone who loves a long read won't be disappointed!
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It started all with skip beat  
by yazzi
March 21st, 2019, 6:15pm
Rating: N/A
This is the First Manga. To tell the truth I wasn‘t interessted in Manga, I was an Anime Fan since elementary School. After watching skip Beat i was curious what happens after the Open end of the Anime. I started reading the Manga in 2009 and fell in Love with it. Since then I have read more then 500 Manga. I‘ m glad that skip Beat showed me a world that I didn‘t know before.
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by Starkick
October 14th, 2018, 11:48am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I've been reading Skip Beat since 2009, and it remains one of my very favorite manga of all time. I love Kyoko as a main character, I love Ren as the love interest - I love every character to be honest. I love how they grow. I love the way we get backstories, with hints of things dropped early on that build slowly to a big reveal. I (desperately) want answers, but I don't mind waiting because I know eventually I will get them - and, whenever it happens, it will be at the right time and it will be worth it because it'll be done so well.

I love the plot; I love how a job Kyoko starts for pretty terrible reasons slowly morphs into something she loves for herself, something that defines her. I love how Kyoko's progression in the field seems believable, how she has to slowly work her way up from a talent where she is literally just a character in a costume with no lines, to a real actress with important roles that she learns to understand. So often showbiz manga end up being completely about the characters and them being famous and not really about the industry at all, and that is definitely not the case here.

My only real complaint is how hard it is to read as an ongoing series. It only releases one chapter a month, and while at least it is 30 pages instead of, say, 15, if you aren't at a point where the plot is moving quickly, it's easy to forget exactly what is going on. (Or if a big event is in progress, each chapter inevitably ends on a cliffhanger that makes waiting a month for the continuation feel impossible.) If I had any strength of will, I would hold off for several months and try to read whole arcs at a time. I HAVE gone back and re-read the whole series five or six times, and every time I love it more - it's so much more enjoyable in binge form, when you can really see the whole story.

tl;dr: Great character development, awesome plot, agonizing updates. Read it. Then watch the anime. Then read it again. 😀
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