Skip-Beat! (スキップ・ビート!, Sukippu Bīto!) is a manga written and illustrated by Yoshiki Nakamura. It has been serialized in Hana to Yume since February 15, 2002. An anime adaptation produced by Hal Film Maker aired from October 6, 2008 to March 30, 2009. A visual game adaption of the series has developed based on the anime and in 2012, a live-action drama adaption was released. It is licensed in North America by Viz Media, who serialized it in Shojo Beat.
The story revolves around girl named Kyoko Mogami who went with her childhood friend, Sho Fuwa, to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming an idol. Kyoko supported Sho by working three jobs at once everyday. Fate happened when Kyoko overheard Sho saying that he only bought her to Tokyo to use her as a maid. Furious, Kyoko joins LME, the agency where Ren Tsuruga (who is Sho's rival and the number one actor in Japan works), in hopes of achieving her goal on getting revenge on Sho. Along the way, she discovers her self, meet new people and find herself in situations she'd never expect to be in.
- Official Manga Website
- Offical Anime Website
- Official Video Game Website
- Official Live-action Website