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Skip Beat! Review*
2/05/2014
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Kyoko in all her glory

***There are some spoilers included in this review***
 
Skip Beat is one of the few anime I enjoyed with a female MC (Main Character). It is also one of the few romantic comedies that left me wanting to see more. Furthermore, I have grown a connection to this anime relating to the problems that I am currently facing in real life.
 
The main character, Kyoko, finally broke off her relationship with her childhood friend top idol, Sho. Also, Sho was just using her. Anyway,  no longer will she be the pure Kyoko he always knew instead she will become his worst enemy, at least she hopes so. In order to achieve her goal though, she must become the best actress in the entertainment world.
 
To become the top actress, Kyoko must change herself. Thus, her adventures in the anime heavy focus on her trying to change. Many obstacles come in her way such as Tsuruga Ren. Additionally, she struggles with not believing in love and  despises the thought of loving someone. However, she is perfectly fine with liking other people as friends. She is a complicated individual who still believes in fairy tail stories, likes all types of cute stuff relating to fairy tails.
 
As a side note, she is very determined person which I wish I could be. Then again, her determination stems from wanting revenge against sho which is a bad reason to want to change yourself. Of course throughout the anime, she succeeds in changing herself in a good way but there is still that part of her that cannot accept loving someone because of the scar left by Sho. 
 
In a way, I been harboring similar feelings felt by Kyoko. I want to change myself just like Kyoko but not for revenge. I want to become a better person for the sake of being a better person. Although, I wish the most that I had Kyoko enthusiasm and demeanor to out right show her feelings of distinguish and hatred. Instead for some reason I still like the thought of pleasing other people other than my own. It is a struggle that I am going through along with mental health issues.
 
Overall
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Kyoko with her randomness.

 
Moving along, this is a somewhat serious anime dealing with Kyoko's problems but it still reflects her struggles trying to accept a new love and dealing with Sho. It also, reflects a lot of comedic moments that never deal with panty shots or inappropriate sexual scenes which I am really happy about. As you all can tell, I hate those types of scenes and it will most likely feel out of place in this anime.
 
If I had to sum up how this anime felt in few words, I would say it felt like a drama romantic comedy anime. In fact, I might have made it seem too much of a serious anime. On the contrary, I laughed so hard, I couldn't breathe. I also couldn't think of anything that I dislike about the anime, except for one thing.
 
The ending was bad to me personally. It left me with a feeling that there was still a lot of things left over as well as didn't answer the question if Kyoko will end up with Sho or Ren. Plus, I read the manga and the anime really did leave off at a place that was bad. Furthermore, she was getting better at acting and would have met one of her greatest enemy in her struggles, if the anime had continued a little longer.
 
On the plus side, there wasn't anything else that the anime struggled with. Music in Skip Beat! was awesome and melt perfectly in each and every scene in the anime. Although sadly, there is only the Japanese voice cast right now for the anime. So, don't expect any English dub to come out soon. 
 
Animation: 4/5
Sound/Music: 5/5
Story: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Overall: 5/5
 
On the top of my head, I simply cannot think of an anime series that have strong comedic female lead but I can think of another anime that has a strong female character and a funny female lead:
 
Twelve Kingdoms: A serious story anime that has a strong female character. A lot of philosocial elements are also in the anime that might touch upon your feels.
 
Lovely complex: A funny romantic comedy that has a funny female lead. Story-line deals with both the male lead and female lead having a complex about their heights.
 
Where can you watch the anime?: Crunchyroll 

 
Hey, if you are bored check out TheAwsome who is posting some a review tomorrow. I couldn't make this a story like review but at least it didn't have too many spoilers. Anyway, follow me on otakuelite or follow me on twitter @ Albelcasting
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