Skip Beat

Skip Beat! (Japanese: スキップ・ビート! Hepburn: Sukippu Bīto!) (abbreviated as Sukibi) is a Japanese shōjo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is the story of Kyoko Mogami (最上 キョーコ Mogami Kyōko) a 16-year-old girl who discovers that her childhood friend and romantic goal, Sho Fuwa, only keeps her around to act as a maid and to earn his living expenses, while he works his way to become the top pop idol in Japan. Furious and heartbroken, she vows revenge by beating him in show business.

Kyoko’s broken heart keeps her from getting into her talent agency of choice. The eccentric president of the agency decides to give her a second chance, but it requires her to wear a bright pink uniform, put up with spoiled stars, and try to live up to the name of her new position—the Love Me Section! Can Kyoko stand the indignity long enough to find her vengeance?

Mogami Kyoko threw away her youth and high school career to run away to Tokyo with her childhood friend, Fuwa Sho, while he breaks into the idol business in the influential Akatoki Agency. But when she learns that he keeps her around only as a live-in maid, only one thing is on her mind: revenge!

This is what brings her to LME, a talent agency with their own idol star, Ren Tsuruga, because nothing would be better than beating Sho at his own game. Getting through the exhaustive audition process is only the beginning of her foray into showbiz. To get further than that will require cunning, creativity, determination—and love.