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スキップ・ビート! 2 (Skip Beat! #2)

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幼なじみの人気歌手・不破尚に捨てられたことから、復讐を誓い芸能界を目指すキョーコ!しかし大手芸能プロLMEのオーディションには敢えなく落ちてしまう。落胆し芸能界を諦めようとするキョーコの前に、偶然尚が現れて…!?
Paperback, 154 pages
Published November 19th 2002 by Hakusensha
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Jamie
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-manwha
Originally Read: 2011
Re-read Sept 2016

THis volume reminded me why I am not a fan of celebrities in real life. SO many have attitude problems or think they are better than everyone else. Seriously each person irked me with their cocky, "higher than thou" behaviors. Ruriko winds the prize there though. Brat!

This volume starts Kyoko off as the first member of the Love Me section of LME. And her uniform! I feel so sorry that she has to wear that. I wish she would better explain her obsession with S
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Joyzi
Jan 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Skip Beat and Shoujo
Recommended to Joyzi by: Recyl
It was enjoyable and I did laugh at some parts but still nothing interesting is happening. I'm looking forward to the next volume because I wanted to find out if Kyoko can make her debut in showbiz.
Leigh
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2017-reads
Kyoko, now with full of angst and obsessed with revenge, tried so hard to audition at the LME company - a rival of Shou's company. She met different personalities in the LME company - the eccentric president, Ren no.1 actor in Japan and many others.

She failed at the auditions at first (well she had negative aura haha). But then it was decided that it would be best if she started at the bottom. So she was placed in the LOVE ME department. It's like she'd do what other staff, crews, actors/actres
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Glaiza Champion
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this originally when I was a teenager, just about to graduate from highschool and about to enter my first year of college. I remember loving it.

As I go through each chapter I realize that this series just gets better and better with each page. Honestly, this might actually be my favorite manga series ever. Teenage me knew what was up!
Hikaoru
Sho's in the backburner for a while. To succeed, she must gibe her all. I do wonder whether she can actually learn how to be an actress from scratch. Is the point scheme a way to get her involved indirectly? And then absorbed everything that she learnt?
Samantha
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint about this series is that it is sometimes difficult to know who is speaking. There's a lot of commentary and thoughts and things that are not spoken by who I thought they were or spoken aloud when I thought it was an inner monologue. Otherwise I love it!
Alicia Hart
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Ren

Ten is tall what we would call a giraffe for his extreme height. Who is normal height so what's he bragging about?
Mel
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these sort of Mangas and this is one of the best out there. Somethings are completely stupid and over the top but it doesn't stop it from being awesome.
GuisBell
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bueno
Entre más pruebas le ponen a Kyoko, ella se vuelve más increíble
Theresa ♫
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for a laugh
Let me just get something clear (that's not really...related to this book)...
You're supposed to sleep AT NIGHT right?
Unless you're a mythical vampire...or unless you're a non-sleeping twilight vampire...or....unless you're a raccoon (but haven't people seen that in the daytime, too?).

I was reading this book right after I typed the review for Volume One. It's been a LOOOOOOONG time since I've finished a manga in one day. I usually take forever now because I have school and I have procrastinating
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Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
At the end of Volume 1, Kyoko's dreams of joining LME talent agency were dashed because she was too focused on revenge and couldn't accept the idea of love. Kyoko hasn't given up. Unlike the average manga female character, Kyoko hasn't decided that her negative attitude is a bad idea and reformed into a cheerful, sweet character. Nope. Kyoko is as focused on revenge as ever. She won't accept no from LME.

Luckily, LME likes persistence. They create a Love Me Section - for people who must work to b
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Sheilalalalala
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nathalia
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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Joy Waters
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dina Magdy
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Melissa
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Shojo fans
Shelves: manga
What It’s About: After rejecting her at the audition, L.M.E. president, Lory Takarada, invites Kyoko to join the newly created Love Me section. The idea is that by helping established celebrities, Kyoko will regain the ability to love. However, how will she deal L.M.E.’s spoiled pop princess, Ruriko Matsunai?

The Good: This volume was even better than the last. Nakamura seems to have become fully comfortable with the series at this point. Yes, it is still quite ridiculous, but I don’t think that
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Penny
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: manga lovers
Shelves: manga-read, manga
I fell in love with this manga immediately.
It drew me in and kept me there. Sadly to say i have been reading it from the internet and hate to wait in between chapters.
I've also been watching it's anime and I've seen the first episode of the TV show extravagant challenge based on this manga.
But nothing beats the manga because it has all the extra details that are not shown elsewhere.

I'm writing this review for all of the volumes of Skip Beat because i tend to read them all together. I enjoy Ky
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Christal
Jun 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Christal by: no one
omg love iT!

16 year olf Kyoko s first love shes ever had named Sho, the one she dropped out of high school for, cooks for, cleans for, does everything for but gets nothing even works multiple jobs for calls her a loser, nothing, meaning less, stupid, to another woman. while Kyoko is delvering his lunch in between her 5 (or 3 dont remember) jobs to his work , he works as an up-and-coming-singer in tokyo. she vows to upstage him at his own game show business there is only one choice since she can
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Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: OneManga.com
This volume begins with Act 6: Labyrinth of Reunion.

The Cover: very beautiful coloring that gives it a whimsical undertone.

The Story: After the gut busting audition in the first volume. Kyoko gets a second job as a gas station attendant.

The Rant:I can't help but to point this out, but our country used to perform this as a free service for the U.S.'s mom and pop gas stations. It brought in decent customers, and seemed very much like Walton's Mountain. Oh Rob Thomas you were right when you asked
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Nicole
Mar 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, shojo
I gave volume two a higher rating than the previous volume because I think the story has really hit a good stride and I'm enjoying it much more. Volume two finds Kyoko struggling with a part-time job, auditioning for a talent agency, and eventually getting hired (thanks to her tenacity) in a special department of the agency called the "Love Me" Section. The Director wants to cultivate the only quality he sees missing in Kyoko (the ability to nurture love for herself and others - that was squashe ...more
Courtney
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I'd say
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Earl C
Very quick review:
-writing: 3 stars
-story: 3.5 stars
-characters: 3.5 stars
-accessibility: 3 stars
-setting: 3 stars
-artwork: 4 stars

I read the first three volumes of this series at the recommendation of my niece. I can completely understand why she loves them. They are not, however, really written for me. Please keep that in mind with my review. She gave them five stars for what I think are very valid reasons. They are engaging enough stories with very solid artwork and some interesting author co
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Dani - Perspective of a Writer
This volume started as pathetic and ridiculous as the first but became almost as addictive!

I loved the concept of the Love Me department with the stamps and tasks to earn her way into the agency. Her reaction to the department is so funny because Ren tells her about it! I love his attitude and how he's helping her to grow up in a way.

The first task with the floors is ridiculous, I liked the one with the spoiled actress much better. I really enjoyed where this ended. We even get a tad more backgr
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Jaqueline
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was very inspiring. It talks about how "dumb" she was when she was in love with a singer and she ended up finding out he used her. When living with him in such a young age, she uses what she was taught by her crushes parents to help her accomplish her goal. She tries to find the meaning of love again to be able to achieve her goal, winning against her old crush. When trying to find the meaning of love again she ended up being used again but, she didn't let that stop her from trying to a ...more
Michelle
Nov 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, shoujo
I'm going to see how many more volumes i can stand until i jump off a cliff.

I don't have a problem with: the slow movement of the story, the annoying main character, the horrible blocking LIKE MANGAKAS SHOULD BE GIVEN A BLOCKING CLASS BEFORE THEY START A MANGA this is not legal, and that the art isn't that good. I read yumemiru taiyou because the art was pretty neat NOT because it has a good plot.

Anyways, i really wish i could like this, it looks promising, but maybe i'll just watch the korean d
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Kristin
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story: 5
Artwork: 5
Satisfaction: 5

Kyoko has been weeded out of the audition pool after the first cut and she's left uncertain as to her future. After some help from Taisho, the boss of the restaurant that she lives over, she decides to take another shot. Lucky for her, the Boss of LME (the talent agency) has taken notice of Kyoko and wants her to be the first member of the "Love Me" section, a group dedicated to learning how to want to be loved.

Kyoko starts an acting challenge against an annoying
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Natalie
Kyoko worships the ground that Sho Fuwa walks on -- until he dumps her. In her rage, Kyoko vowed to get her revenge by beating Sho in show business, and now she has to make good on that promise. The art is gorgeous, Kyoko's vengeful demons are hilarious, and anyone who has ever had a bad experience with love can relate. This isn't a manga that deals with cutesy love stories -- it deals with some grittier elements as well, something that makes it endearing to me even as an adult. Love isn't all h ...more
Lid
Sep 07, 2016 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
En mangas sólo puntúo el primer volumen como nota general del manga

Es la hora de que Kyoko demuestre sus habilidades y parece más dispuesta que nunca pero ¿quién renunciaría a un reto de una niña mimada con el que podría lanzarse a la fama?



Kyoko es ideal, su valentía, su cabezonería y sus demonios internos, todo ello la hace especial. Por su parte Ren cada vez me gusta más. Que shippeable todo *___*
Julie
Actual Rating: 2.5 stars

This volume isn't as fast paced as the first one, so this volume slightly dragged. Not much happened so it's a good thing I have access to the next volume immediately after because if I had read this as it was published, I probably would have dropped it. Although the characters are very interesting, and Kyoko provides much amusement. Let's hope the plot starts moving again in the next volume.
Marguerite
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, manga
4 Stars.

Hehehehe - this series only gets funnier and better as I read!

Re-Read 1:
Bumping up the star rating on this volume as well (probably every single volume as I work my way through the series again) to 4 stars. Love, love, love this series people. Kyoko's thirst for revenge coupled with her super happy moments just make reading gold. Also, love this story arc with the whole acting test!
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Yoshiki Nakamura (仲村佳樹) is a Japanese mangaka. She was born June 17. Nakamura made her manga debut with "Yume de Auyori Suteki" in the manga magazine Hana to Yume in 1993.
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