History Manga / SkipBeat

28th Apr '16 9:39:17 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rory Takarada. The heights of his insanity have extended to a giant pirate ship on wheels in the street on a normal day, as a means of transport, and bringing a brass band and elegant masqued garden party onto a movie set when just stopping by for a quick word, but the pythons and camels and dating sims and the constant insane costumes just don't stop. Plus the special arrangements he made that allowed both Ren and Kyoko to change their lives by joining his company. But? The company he founded is one of the most powerful in the business.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rory Lory Takarada. The heights of his insanity have extended to a giant pirate ship on wheels in the street on a normal day, as a means of transport, and bringing a brass band and elegant masqued garden party onto a movie set when just stopping by for a quick word, but the pythons and camels and dating sims and the constant insane costumes just don't stop. Plus the special arrangements he made that allowed both Ren and Kyoko to change their lives by joining his company. But? The company he founded is one of the most powerful in the business.
13th Apr '16 9:36:54 AM Lequinni
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** Kyoko's mother is distant and neglectful, not to mention emotionally abusive. She doesn't care where her daughter is now, and may not have seen her in years, since in one flashback Shou's parents were seen wondering whether she was ever coming back to get her, and Kyouko seems to have spent much of the latter part of her childhood living at the ryokan. Ren was believed to be a case of this because of his reluctance to talk of his past, but [[spoiler: in a subversion it's revealed to be the opposite: his parents are ''too'' loving so he can't breathe.]] [[spoiler: The most recent chapters of the manga reveal that this may ultimately be a subversion on the part of Kyoko's mother too due to the complex circumstances around Kyoko's conception and birth, which lead to severe mental instability and Kyoko's mother choosing to give her up due to a belief she could not love and care for her as a parent should.]]
** Subverted with a young Ren/[[spoiler:Kuon]], who appears to angst about having to escape his father's hands, but when his father was actually introduced, the man was a very loving dad. Ren was angsting because his parents were kind of busy and he was having trouble finding his own identity when they were so famous, and this resulted to him being [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treated as an outcast by his peers]].

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** Kyoko's mother is distant and neglectful, not to mention emotionally abusive. She doesn't care where her daughter is now, and may not have seen her in years, since in one flashback Shou's parents were seen wondering whether she was ever coming back to get her, and Kyouko seems to have spent much of the latter part of her childhood living at the ryokan. Ren was believed to be a case of this because of his reluctance to talk of his past, but [[spoiler: in a subversion it's revealed to be the opposite: his parents are ''too'' loving so he can't breathe.]] [[spoiler: The most recent chapters of the manga reveal that this may ultimately be a subversion on the part of Kyoko's mother too due to the complex circumstances around Kyoko's conception and birth, which lead to severe mental instability and Kyoko's mother choosing to give her up due to a belief she could not love and care for her as a parent should.]]
** Subverted with a young Ren/[[spoiler:Kuon]], who appears because of his initial reluctance to talk of his past and his angst about having to escape his father's hands, hands is believed to have this, but when his father was actually introduced, the man was a very loving dad.dad; turns out that both of his parents are ''so'' loving they don't let Ren breathe. Ren was angsting because his parents were kind of busy and he was having trouble finding his own identity when they were so famous, and this resulted to him being [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treated as an outcast by his peers]].
13th Apr '16 6:22:41 AM JRPictures
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A successful [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/85938147/skip-beat-official-north-american-release Kickstarter campaign to dub the series and bring it over to the U.S. on DVD]] was made by Pied Piper Inc. (the same company that bought over ''Anime/TimeOfEve'') in March 2016.
7th Feb '16 12:13:10 PM SereneScientist
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** Kyoko's mother is distant and neglectful, not to mention emotionally abusive. She doesn't care where her daughter is now, and may not have seen her in years, since in one flashback Shou's parents were seen wondering whether she was ever coming back to get her, and Kyouko seems to have spent much of the latter part of her childhood living at the ryokan. Ren was believed to be a case of this because of his reluctance to talk of his past, but [[spoiler: in a subversion it's revealed to be the opposite: his parents are ''too'' loving so he can't breathe.]]

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** Kyoko's mother is distant and neglectful, not to mention emotionally abusive. She doesn't care where her daughter is now, and may not have seen her in years, since in one flashback Shou's parents were seen wondering whether she was ever coming back to get her, and Kyouko seems to have spent much of the latter part of her childhood living at the ryokan. Ren was believed to be a case of this because of his reluctance to talk of his past, but [[spoiler: in a subversion it's revealed to be the opposite: his parents are ''too'' loving so he can't breathe.]] [[spoiler: The most recent chapters of the manga reveal that this may ultimately be a subversion on the part of Kyoko's mother too due to the complex circumstances around Kyoko's conception and birth, which lead to severe mental instability and Kyoko's mother choosing to give her up due to a belief she could not love and care for her as a parent should.]]
24th Jan '16 12:58:09 PM 9_miho
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* ParentsAsPeople: [[spoiler:Kyoko's mother, Mogami Saena, was a young, promising, uptight if somewhat emotionally stunted and naive attorney in a major firm handling a very important case. Her boyfriend at the time was her opposite: an easygoing, kind man who had failed the bar examination multiple times. He turned out to be a corporate spy who ended up taking key pieces of evidence left to Saena for review after befriending her, seducing her and drugging her. The lost evidence cost the case for the firm. Saena became pregnant with her boyfriend's child, Kyoko. In midst of the depression that ensued from her personal shame and feelings of failure, she missed the cut-off point for a legal abortion and in any case was emotionally conflicted about having an abortion. Her career was saved thanks to a senior partner and one of her coworkers who formed an independent firm and invited her to join. Saena did eventually become a very successful and well-respected attorney, if considered somewhat cold and unapproachable by most. The image of Saena as an extremely cold and inattentive mother as seen through Kyoko's eyes is thus explained, though not excused, by Saena's personal fear of being unable to love a child without reservation, lingering resentment over her lost career and personal betrayal, and the stress she likely experienced while being a small firm attorney starting over again.]]
3rd Jan '16 10:51:58 AM td1989
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Kanae just doesn't like to work with children. Not because she's a ChildHater (she isn't), but because [[spoiler:she has a lot of younger siblings who can only be controlled by playful brute force, and she knows that she tends to act the same way with child actors, which is inappropriate behavior when the kid isn't related to you]].

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Kanae just doesn't like to work with children. Not because she's a ChildHater (she isn't), but because [[spoiler:she has a lot of younger siblings and nieces and nephews who can only be controlled by playful brute force, and she knows that she tends to act the same way with child actors, which is inappropriate behavior when the kid isn't related to you]].
1st Nov '15 10:29:08 AM Technicolourtardis
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** In fact, the only female to dress like this is Setsuka "Setsu" Heel, a character portrayed by Kyoko.
27th Oct '15 7:36:18 PM Technicolourtardis
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** [[spoiler: Chiori]] starts off as one, but true to most people who come in contact with Kyoko, she comes out of this very quickly (for the most part- [[spoiler: she still writes scathing criticisms in her Poison Notebook, but they're much less personal than they were at her introduction]]).
19th Oct '15 12:59:55 PM Illemar
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* MeaningfulName: Ren's actual name, Kuon, means 'eternity', tying into the ArcSymbol of the eternity sign that shows up in the interactions between himself and Kyoko.
4th Sep '15 11:06:51 PM Adept
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* [[WhoWearsShortShorts Who Wears Short Shorts?]] As [[spoiler: Setsuka, Kyoko]] wears positively minuscule shorts.

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* [[WhoWearsShortShorts Who Wears Short Shorts?]] WhoWearsShortShorts: As [[spoiler: Setsuka, Kyoko]] wears positively minuscule shorts.shorts.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Invoked by Kyoko and Moko when they're auditioning for an ad. The two were supposed to perform the roles of 2 best friends who got into an argument after one of them "stole" the guy the other has a crush on. Moko starts this by slapping Kyoko before breaking down in tears, forcing Kyoko to apologize.
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