Skip Beat! Anime Review Blurb

December 9, 2008


I’m writing this review 10 episodes into the series.

Since I’ve already done a review of Skip Beat! the manga I’m just going to talk about how the anime compares to the manga in this review. If you’d like the plot summary and character descriptions go here for my manga review. I’d feel too cheap copying the same summary and such in the anime review too. But I would like to mention how Skip Beat! is often called the anti-shoujo because when the heroine (Kyoko) was betrayed by the boy/man (Sho) she dedicated her life to, rather then get sad she laughed in his face and swore revenge! She is going to dedicate her life to Sho in a completely different way! To become a star and overtake him in the entertainment industry. I love a good tale of female vengeance!

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October Haul #2

October 28, 2008

So this is my 2nd Haul of October! I’ve definitely been having a haul drought lately because I’ve been behaving myself a bit better on spending my money (but only a bit). Although I will probably have one more haul before the end of the month, so if you’re bored by the sight of all the manga/books in this haul, wait a couple days and I’ll have a magnificent haul of figures! Mwahahahahaha oh I can’t wait!

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Skip Beat! – Review Blurb

July 27, 2008

Title: Skip Beat!
Japanese Title: Skip Beat!
Author: Yoshiki Nakamura
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Licensed: Yes (Viz Media, Shojo Beat)
Release Date: July 5th, 2006 (U.S.)
Volumes: 19+ volumes

Quick Summary

This plot is about Kyoko Mogami, a 16 year old girl who fell madly in love with her best friend Shotaro when they were children. Since then she has done everything in her power to ensure his happiness. Sho is the heir to his family’s inn but decides he wants nothing to do with such a boring life and decides to pursue a music career in Tokyo. Sho asks Kyoko to abandon high school and her hometown to join him in achieving his goal. Kyoko agrees and lives a hectic life working multiple jobs and spending nothing on herself so that Sho may live comfortably. Eventually, Sho is considered to be in the top twenty most popular entertainers in Japan. One day, Kyoko brings Sho his lunch at a company building and overhears Sho complaining about her to his manager, saying that she is a boring and plain girl that he’d like to be rid of. Kyoko then unleashes a torment of vengeful demons (literally) from deep within herself and swears revenge into Sho’s mocking face.

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