Review: Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura

(Vol. #1)
By: Yoshiki Nakamura
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Published: July 5, 2006
Genre: YA

Goodreads | Amazon

Kyoko always thought that Sho, whose family took her in when she was small, was her prince charming. However, when Sho heads for Tokyo to make it big as a musician, Kyoko goes with him and has to quit high school to support his dream. But soon, being in the big city makes Kyoko realize that she has show business ambitions of her own.


When Sho decides to leave home and go to Tokyo after junior high to become a singer he asks Kyoko to go with him. Sho is her childhood friend and she would do anything for him, so she drops out of school and goes to Tokyo with him. However, Sho has grown distant since being in Tokyo and is rarely ever around and when he is, he is never happy. Kyoko is sure that when Sho beats Ren in popularity he will become happy again and they will live happily ever after. However, Kyoko’s dream is shattered when she over hears Sho at work talking about her and how he views her as a maid and that is why he asked her to come along. Kyoko left her future behind to follow Sho… now what will she do?

This was really just the introductory to the story. You see how hard Kyoko is working with two jobs just to help pay bills and support Sho. She is literally running herself into the ground. When she goes to Sho’s agency to surprise him, she see’s him being awfully friendly with his manager and overhears what he really thinks of Kyoko. Something inside her snaps and she just lets loose on Sho. She declares that she will become a celebrity too and she will make him eat his words about her being plain and boring. The only thing is, she has to get signed by an agency first… and she doesn’t really have any talent. This volume is centered around Kyoko changing her life and trying to get into an agency, but not just any agency, Ren’s agency.

I look forward to getting more into the story and finding out what happens.

When Kyoko finds the truth about Sho. She goes from this meek submissive person to royally pissed off. I don’t know why but I loved the drawings of her inner devil coming out.


2 Thoughts on “Review: Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura

  1. This. is. an. epic anime/manga series, and Nakamura’s a genius. I highly recommend you definitely check out what happens, or watch the anime because it’s pretty much a classic 🙂

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  2. I loved the inner devil too. I’m looking forward to really getting into this series (I’ve only read vol. 1), because this volume was very introductory.

Jump in on the discussion: click on the notify button below to follow along

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Post Navigation