Cover to Skip Beat! vol. 1

Skip Beat! is published by Viz as part of the Shojo Beat line. Current price is $9.99 per volume.

Publication Dates[edit | edit source]

Last Issue[edit | edit source]

Skip Beat! vol. 43: 06 Nov 2019

Current Issue[edit | edit source]

Skip Beat! vol. 44: 02 Sep 2020

Next Issue[edit | edit source]

Skip Beat! vol. 45: 03 Mar 2021

Status[edit | edit source]

Irregular. Tankōbon.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Main Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Kyōko Mogami (最上キョーコ)
  • Ren Tsuruga
  • Shotaro Fuwa

Supporting Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Kanae Kotonami
  • Yukihito Yashiro
  • Lory Takarada
  • Reino
  • Maria Takarada

Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Kyoko Apparitions
  • Takenori Sawara
  • Nakazawa
  • Matsushima
  • Shoko Aki

Other Characters/Places/Things[edit | edit source]

  • LME
  • LOVE ME section

Recent Storylines[edit | edit source]

Skip Beat! vol. 44[edit | edit source]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 9781974715244 - Kindle

Skip Beat! vol. 43[edit | edit source]

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Skip Beat! vol. 4[edit | edit source]

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Skip Beat! vol. 3[edit | edit source]

Kyouko finishes her current job and is heading toward her new assignment when she finds out that Kotonami Kanae, another girl from the audition, failed in the final screening process and is also in the Love Me branch. Their next task comes in the form of the President's granddaughter, Maria. Maria blames herself for the death of her mother, and refuses to forgive herself. Maria disrupts her acting class because she sees a play with a similar plotline unbelievable due to the character's actions. She doesn't see how the characters could not feel anger or hatred towards the main character. When Kyouko echoes Maria's sentiments, the angry classmates call her on it. Kyouko must use the same script, but portray it from her and Maria's point of view successfully. Will they be able to accomplish this new task? - WorldCat - ISBN 1421505878

Skip Beat! vol. 2[edit | edit source]

Kyouko has failed the audition, however she has impressed the L.M.E President enough for him to hire her for a new branch, the Love Me branch! While the jobs are at first unimpressive, Kyouko eventually finds herself as an assistant on the set of the hot new movie of the season. However, the starlet she is to assist is a spoiled brat, and refuses to work! Can Kyouko and her inner demons get her to work? - WorldCat - ISBN 142150586X

Skip Beat! vol. 1[edit | edit source]

Kyouko would do anything for her love of Shou, even going as far as to drop out of high school to follow him to Tokyo! When Shou cruelly dumps her, Kyouko swears revenge. However, Shou tells her that the only way for her to get her revenge is to become a star herself and to become more popular than he is! What's Kyouko to do? She stalks the manager of the talento division of Shou's rival company, L.M.E. and forces him to give her an audition. Can Kyouko impress the judges enough to gain entry into the ultra competitive world of stardom? - WorldCat - ISBN 1421505851

Past Storylines[edit | edit source]

Kyoko Mogami leaves Kyoto and drops out of high school to live in Tokyo with her childhood friend/aspiring singer,Shotaro(Sho) Fuwa, who she loves. While in Tokyo Kyoko works two jobs where she spends all the money on Sho and an expensive apartment. Sho becomes a famous singer and eventually ranks 7th of the best male entertainers in Japan. One day Kyoko over hears Sho talking to his manager,Shoko, about how Kyoko is a plain,boring girl who he only keeps around as a maid. Kyoko becomes furious and tries to attack Sho ,but he gets his bodyguards to take her away. Kyoko declares that she will have her revenge on Sho by becoming more famous then he is after Sho mockingly says that if she really wants revenge than that is what she'll have to do. Kyoko then changes her entire appearance ,and the love part of her brain dies.

She decides to join LME agency which is the rival agency of Sho's. When Kyoko goes in she tells them she wants to enter showbiz. She is denied and dragged out. Everyone just thinks she is trying to get in to showbiz because she wants to see ,Ren Tsuruga, Sho's rival. When Kyoko is getting dragged out Ren Tsuruga sees her. Kyoko waits outside ,and Takenori Sawara tels Ren what happened. Then Kyoko starts to stalk Takenori Sawara. After three days and nights he finally allows her to audition. While walking through LME she runs into Ren Tsuruga. He asks why she is trying to get into shobiz. Kyoko tells him it is because she wants revenge on Sho Fuwa. Ren doesn't approve of the reason ,and tells her she won't make it with just guts.

At audittions Kyoko meets Kanae Kotonami and Maria Takarada. During audittions Kyoko says she wants to join LME because she wants revenge. Everyone is quite shocked by the statement.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 1 - Collects vols. 1-3. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421542269
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 2 - Collects vols. 4-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421542277
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 3 - Collects vols. 7-9. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421542285
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 4 - Collects vols. 10-12. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421554720
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 5 - Collects vols. 13-15. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421554739
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 6 - Collects vols. 16-18. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421554739
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 7 - Collects vols. 19-21. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421554755
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 8 - Collects vols. 22-24. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421564629
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 9 - Collects vols. 25-27. - WorldCat - ISBN 1421564637
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 10 - Collects vols. 28-30. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781421564647
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 11 - Collects vols. 31-33. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781421578590
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 12 - Collects vols. 34-36. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781421586281
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 13 - Collects vols. 37-39. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781421595924
  • Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), vol. 14 - Collects vols. 40-42. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781421599144

Leftover Useful Information[edit | edit source]

Creative Team[edit | edit source]

Created, Written and Drawn by Yoshiki Nakamura (仲村佳樹).

Publishing History[edit | edit source]

First published in Japan as スキップ・ビート! in the anthology Hana to Yume starting in 2002.

First English-language translation published by Viz in 2006.

Future Publication Dates[edit | edit source]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Skip Beat! vol. 45: 03 Mar 2021

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