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SKIP BEAT!: Kyoko

JAPAN EATS SOULS

Um. Hi.

So. I've been gone. Which you..probably haven't noticed, unless you were suddenly wondering..."why is there a lack of stupid Japanese entertainment on my friends list? Did someone get some taste?"

the answer? no. no taste here. matter of fact, i've gotten WORSE.

A while back, I shamefully (SHAMEFULLY! OMG!) admitted that I had read AND ENJOYED a manga*. and i sheepishly asked for recs for others, and then completely ignored the entire post where this happened.

hey, denial is strong with this one, ok?

and last week (LAST WEEK Y'ALL. KEEP THIS IN MIND), I realized my husband was about to jump ship to Nepal, and I was about to be in very close quarters with my parental units - the close quarters would make it almost impossible to actually watch anything drama related or stupid boyband related.

this left me with needing reading material for an entire week. seeing as i read fast, i needed something with a lot of material. seeing as im insane, i needed something with crack.

I ended up going with Skip Beat! Something anenko has been trying to subtly shove in my direction for a long long time - even going so far as to send me several episodes of the anime when she sent a whole bunch of dramas and assorted Asian crack.

Um.

So, a week later? I've read ALL CURRENT ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE CHAPTERS. Ive uploaded ICONS. I've watched AMVs, and am RIGHT THIS MOMENT ABOUT TO START WATCHING THE ANIME**.

I swallowed the series WHOLE. I barely stopped! Anytime the kid was napping, the instant I got him in bed at night, anytime I could feasibly walk by my computer and read a panel, I DID.

Kyoko is AWESOME. I love her wildly! She's insane and has DEMONS and dresses up like a CHICKEN and is completely lovable and crazy and wholehearted in everything she does! Her squabbles with Sho are fabulous, and she rescues herself when she's in trouble, and she has Ren, this amazingly hot guy wrapped around her little finger - TO THE POINT WHERE HE SHOWS HER HOW TO WALK LIKE A FEMALE MODEL.

She's an amazing actress (Natsu is my FAAAAVORTIE), Ren's manager is completely a shipper, and the president of the company is INSANE. also Kyoko's best friend is Moko-chan, who doesnt even want to BE her friend in the first place, but totally gets pulled into it, and both loves and wants to hide from Kyoko.

MOAR NOW. MIGHT RETURN SOMEDAY AFTER I WATCH ALL THE ANIME**.

*MANGA. Shoot me!
**ANIME. *sob*

Comments

the manga is really fun. there were a number of things in the anime that i wouldnt have understood without already having read the manga.

...i would like to pretend i have dignity, but ive given up. what's the plot of Vampire Knight?
*stares* I...dont even know what to say about that.
I AM PLEASED TO LEARN OF THIS.

Also, Kyoko is AMAZING. She's one of my favourite manga heroines ever and her odd relationships with everyone keep the story going smoothly. I love her antagonistic relationship with Sho, her epic friendship with Moko, and the perfect OTP-ness of her relationship with Ren.

I JUST WISH THE REN/KYOKO WOULD HAPPEN ALREADY.

Tell me what you think about the anime - I only got a few episodes into it, but it looked pretty good.
i love Kyoko. I love that she is totally evil at times, and it's played sympathetically. i love how she manages to inspire everyone, even though the majority think she's nuts. I WANT REN/KYOKO LIKE BURNING. NOW PLEASE.

um..i know nothing about anime, so..im watching it? i enjoy it, but there are parts i would have no idea what was going on without the manga. her entire first actign scene with Ren seems totally nonsensical without knowing what the script's directions are.
THIS ENTIRE POST MAKES ME HAPPY. Skip Beat! is a really great manga and Kyouko is one of my top shoujo manga heroines just about ever. She pretty much shot right to the top of the list as soon as she flew into a righteous anger at Sho and wasn't punished for it. Like, holy shit, Japan, you actually let a female character be pissed, stay pissed, and wasn't shown to be wrong for it? A+++++, YOU GUYS! I KNEW YOU HAD IT IN YOU.

But then Kyouko goes and gets more awesome because it's about her as a person, not just about her falling in love with Ren, that's just delicious icing on the cake.

SO ARE YOU READY TO READ MORE SHOUJO MANGA YET? :D :D :D *ducks and runs*
oh, YES. I love the Ren/Kyoko, but Im reading it for KYOKO. she's growing all the time, and it's not dependent on Ren or Sho in the SLIGHTEST. YAY SKIP BEAT!
Oh, I love Skip Beat! It's like the only manga I'm currently reading. I've been slowly losing interests in reading other mangas, but Skip Beat? Nope, still got to read that! Hehe. Kyoko is great, and most--if not all--the characters are great as well. You didn't mention the president's granddaughter. I love her. She's so cute, and loves Kyoko for not babying her. And the anime is just as awesome as the manga.
I like Maria and their weird bonding over occult stuff!

i like the anime ok, but the manga makes more sense to me.

I STILL WANT MORE.
lol, yes the manga makes more sense. And more is always good.
The taste of victory is *sweet.* Ahem, that is to say: I'm still thrilled by how much you like Skip Beat! Kyoko is one of my top three manga heroines, and Skip Beat! is probably my number one manga.

I'll throw more recs in your direction upon request. Someday, I'll have you reading all 500+ chapters of One Piece.
*snarls at you* this is all your fault, you know.

also, there was a hysterically snarky Sho/Kyoko that popped up a few days ago. it's awesome, but i think it would be slightly spoilery for you...hmm.
I know, and I couldn't be prouder. *beams*

I read that fic! It has a terrific Sho voice.

I'm all caught up on Skip Beat! I don't count it "officially" read until I get the published volume in my hands, but I am up to date on the scanlations. I couldn't let you get ahead of me, could I? *g*
Damn woman! would you stop getting me addicted to things! :D I'm starting to think i should just avoid your posts cuz you seem to just get me hooked on new stuff all the time!

I love it! I just wsh they would finish translating so that i could finally get a solid ren/Kyoku moment - and that leave off was just a killer.
THIS IS NOT MY FAULT, I SWEAR. i just..people tell me things, and i dont believe them, so i go and check them out and then my life is over and i need to SHARE MY PAIN.

and, at this point, we're waiting for more to be written, not just for scans/translations. chap 144 is out in chinese, which means it SHOULD be up soon. i hope.
ARASHI: Sho and Aiba - Laugh

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