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Skip Beat! Vol. 1 Paperback – July 5, 2006
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Until the day that Kyoko overhears him complaining about her - how boring, naive, and ugly she is, and a complete drag on his time. Rather than breaking into tears, Kyoko is disgusted and enraged, and declares that she'll have her revenge - and since by now, Shou really is a very popular star, she'll enact this vengeance by becoming a bigger star than *him*.
Kyoko is the reason this manga is so great: she's determined (she gives new meaning to the word), a hard worker, ambitious, and constantly trying to find out who she really is and who she wants to be. Plus, she makes and utilizes voodoo dolls - how can you not love her?
This volume covers Kyoko's very beginnings into the world of showbiz, and introduces Kyoko's likely love interest, the very popular (and wonderfully evil and yet so perfect) actor, Tsuruga Ren.
Nakamura Yoshiki (NOT Yoshiko, Amazon) is a great manga artist who won my heart with Tokyo Crazy Paradise, the series with which she really refined her drawing style. In any case, Skip Beat! is fully of great drawings, fantastic paneling, and the most hilarious dialogue. It's fresh, unique, and given to few of the typical shoujo cliches; I'd agree with another reviewer and state that Nakamura really raises the bar for shoujo.Read more ›
I have read manga for so many years (over 10 years...), this is my favorite now. I have read the Chinese edition to Vol 12, and it's getting better and better. I wasn't that interested in the "super star love story" at the beginning. But, I was very curious why Skip Beat is so popular in Asia. So, I give it a try. It turned out to be a warm, loving story. Oh, and it's very funny. This manga has great story, and each character is well designed. Skip Beat trully raised my expectation for Shojo manga.
At first, I wasn't sure on buying this manga because of the whole "girl followed childhood friend turned star--childhood friend turned star just using girl--girl finds out and wants to now make it into show biz just to extract her revenge on him." It sounded like a typical and predictable manga plot of revenge that I really had to toy with the idea of buying it on a whim.
But boy, am I glad that I did! It may have the used and reused revenge plot line, but Yoskihi Nakamura makes this plot idea completly atypical!
This manga grabs you with its off beat style and humor, the only complaint I have about it is the way the two lead males are drawn. It's either their faces are too narrow, or that their necks are just too thick. It takes a little getting used to, but Skip Beat! is worth it!
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I love this book, I've already read through the whole series (that's been published in English so far) three times.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I mostly bought this manga cause I really wanted to see what all the type was about. So far so good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jade
This manga series is an all around great drama for everyone! Skip Beat is not your typical shōjo because:
There are no helpless characters. Read more
So, at this point I have read up to the current chapter that's been put out for Skip Beat. I've been reading this series and watching it for about six years now, I think, and I've... Read morePublished 6 months ago by shardinea
Bought it for a friend for her birthday, she cried in a good way :)Published 7 months ago by yolanda
Skip Beat is a very boring shoujo series with a bad art style. The series is very boring at most parts in the series but picks up at some parts. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michelle Raby
Kyoko is funny, albeit she is a little too intense sometimes. I like how the dynamics between the characters are set up. A great price as well!Published 7 months ago by Katie Welch