History Manga / SkipBeat

31st Aug '17 3:01:17 PM Leporidae
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* HostilityOnTheSet: An in-universe example; actors Ren (disguised as the actor Cain Heel) and Taira have been at each other's throats since the script reading for their film ''Tragic Marker''. Ren's "Cain Heel" persona is aloof and disinterested (the director has asked him to keep his distance from the cast and crew, in order to make his performance as an undead serial killer terrifying and unexpected), while Taira is a hot blooded ex-gang leader who thinks Cain isn't taking his work seriously.
** They get into numerous verbal sparring matches that culminate in an incident where Ren nearly kills Taira: what starts out as stage combat practice turns into an all-out brawl, during which Ren puts Taira in a choke-hold while suspended over an unsecured ledge on the film set. Taira is convinced he's about to die and [[TakingYouWithMe pulls Ren off the ledge with him]], but a last-second intervention from [[MoralityChain Kyoko]] convinces Ren to throw Taira into a safety net and use the momentum from the throw to land safely.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: An Plenty of in-universe example; actors examples:
** A misunderstanding between Hiou and Moko during their filming of the ''Minamori Miyako'' series led to Moko throwing Hiou across the set and Hiou threatening to end Moko's career for child abuse.
** Chiori initially held a massive grudge against Kyoko for the Kyoko's seemingly effortless rise to fame. She offered Kyoko bad advice (which ended up working out in Kyoko's favor) and sabotaged Kyoko's wardrobe and dressing room (which Kyoko ignored). When Kyoko didn't respond to either of Chiori's tactics, [[spoiler: Chiori snapped and pushed Kyoko down a flight of stairs. Things have gotten better between the two since that point, with Chiori mellowing out and even looking up to Kyoko as a mentor figure.]]
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Ren (disguised as the actor Cain Heel) and Taira have been at each other's throats since the script reading for their film ''Tragic Marker''. Ren's "Cain Heel" persona is aloof and disinterested (the director has asked him to keep his distance from the cast and crew, in order to make his performance as an undead serial killer terrifying and unexpected), while Taira is a hot blooded ex-gang leader who thinks Cain isn't taking his work seriously.
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seriously. They get into numerous verbal sparring matches that culminate in an incident where [[spoiler: Ren nearly kills Taira: what Taira in a murderous rage. What starts out as stage combat practice turns into an all-out brawl, during which Ren puts Taira in a choke-hold while suspended NeckLift over an unsecured ledge on the film set. Taira is convinced he's about to die and [[TakingYouWithMe pulls Ren off the ledge with him]], but a last-second intervention from [[MoralityChain Kyoko]] convinces Ren to throw Taira into a safety net and use the momentum from the throw to land safely.]]
5th Jun '17 10:35:14 AM Leporidae
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** ''Box "R"'', a high school drama series about a good-natured girl who runs afoul of her school's biggest bully, a sadistic girl whose methods are a step up from the usual StockShoujoBullyingTactics. Stars Kyoko as Natsu Kitazawa, the main antagonist; and Chiori Amamiya as Yumika, a member of Natsu's clique.

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** ''Box "R"'', a high school drama series about a good-natured girl who runs afoul of her school's biggest bully, a sadistic girl teen whose methods are a step up from the usual StockShoujoBullyingTactics. Stars Kyoko as Natsu Kitazawa, the main antagonist; and Chiori Amamiya as Yumika, a member of Natsu's clique.



* UltimateJobSecurity: The director for BoxR should have been sued or something by now; a lot of the stuff he's been allowing or demanding from Natsu's group is actual, literal, unstaged torture of the actress playing the victim. Quite apart from the potential to set her on fire in the first scene, [[FridgeHorror she had tea poured down her throat so she could either swallow or drown, while her head was wrenched back by her hair...]] They play it as just one of those things that happen on the job!

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* UltimateJobSecurity: The director for BoxR ''[=BoxR=]'' should have been sued or something by now; a lot of the stuff he's been allowing or demanding from Natsu's group is actual, literal, unstaged torture of the actress playing the victim. Quite apart from the potential to set her on fire in the first scene, [[FridgeHorror she had tea poured down her throat so she could either swallow or drown, while her head was wrenched back by her hair...]] They play it as just one of those things that happen on the job!
31st May '17 9:09:05 AM Leporidae
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* SetBehindTheScenes: The drama doesn't stop when the director yells cut -- as Kyoko, Kanae, and Ren (and a whole host of other characters) are actors, a good chunk of the story takes place between takes of whichever film scene/ tv series/ soda commercial is currently being filmed.



* ShowWithinAShow: To be expected: Kyoko and her best friend Moko end up doing a lot of acting once their careers get off the ground, and Ren was already an established actor by the time the series starts. Most of the in-series shows are type 1, where "characters are involved in the production of the show." Some examples include:

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* ShowWithinAShow: To be expected: expected. Kyoko and her best friend Moko end up doing a lot of acting once their careers get off the ground, and ground; Ren was already an established actor by the time the series starts.started; and Sho, who is a pop star, ends up doing commercials and promotional videos regularly. Most of the in-series shows are type 1, where "characters are involved in the production of the show." Some examples include:
28th May '17 11:37:57 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* InconvenientAttraction: [[spoiler: Kyoko feels this way about her feelings for Ren]], to the point of the mental equivalent of jumping off a cliff. This is mutual as [[spoiler: Ren]] has a similar feeling about his affection for her. In both cases, even as they come to terms with their feelings, they still are not exactly happy about having them.
14th May '17 5:07:46 PM NightShade96
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* HostilityOnTheSet: An in-universe example; actors Ren (disguised as the actor Cain Heel) and Taira have been at each other's throats since the script reading for their film ''Tragic Marker''. Ren's "Cain Heel" persona is aloof and disinterested (the director has asked him to keep his distance from the cast and crew, in order to make his performance as an undead serial killer terrifying and unexpected), while Taira is a hot blooded ex-gang leader who thinks Cain isn't taking his work seriously.
** They get into numerous verbal sparring matches that culminate in an incident where Ren nearly kills Taira: what starts out as stage combat practice turns into an all-out brawl, during which Ren puts Taira in a choke-hold while suspended over an unsecured ledge on the film set. Taira is convinced he's about to die and [[TakingYouWithMe pulls Ren off the ledge with him]], but a last-second intervention from [[MoralityChain Kyoko]] convinces Ren to throw Taira into a safety net and use the momentum from the throw to land safely.
9th May '17 12:45:09 PM Leporidae
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* WaxOnWaxOff: The first part of Kyoko's sword training under Hio's grandfather Kotetsu Uesugi. After a brief assessment of Kyoko's swordsmanship, he tells her that she ought to stay off to the side and cheer for Kanae, even giving her a baton to twirl. Kyoko has no idea how to twirl a baton, but after four days of non-stop practice she can handle two of them at once. Instead of letting Kyoko back onto the dojo floor, Kotetsu has her graduate to practicing with clubs and a gymnastics ball. [[spoiler: Kyoko asks Hio if she's being shunned or if she's offended Kotetsu in any way, and Hio tells her that this is just his grandfather's method of training. The part that Kyoko wants to try out for is a ninja who uses two short swords, so having her get familiar with dual-wielding batons and clubs is only the first step of her training; Kotetsu eventually let participate in class with Kanae and his other students. And it turns out the the clubs had [[SwordCane blades hidden in the handles]] -- not only was Kyoko practicing how to manipulate two weapons at once, she was also learning the weight and balance of the weapon she would eventually take with her to the audition.]]

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* WaxOnWaxOff: The first part of Kyoko's sword training under Hio's grandfather Kotetsu Uesugi. After a brief assessment of Kyoko's swordsmanship, he tells her that she ought to stay off to the side and cheer for Kanae, even giving her a baton to twirl. Kyoko has no idea how to twirl a baton, but after four days of non-stop practice she can handle two of them at once. Instead of letting Kyoko back onto the dojo floor, Kotetsu has gives her graduate to practicing with clubs and a gymnastics ball.ball to practice with. [[spoiler: Kyoko asks Hio if she's being shunned or if she's offended Kotetsu in any way, and Hio tells her that this is just his grandfather's method of training. The part that Kyoko wants to try out for is a ninja who uses two short swords, so having her get familiar with dual-wielding batons and clubs is only the first step of her training; Kotetsu eventually let lets Kyoko participate in class with Kanae and his other students. And it turns out the the clubs had [[SwordCane blades hidden in the handles]] -- not only was Kyoko practicing how to manipulate two weapons at once, she was also learning the weight and balance of the weapon she would eventually take with her to the audition.]]
9th May '17 12:41:51 PM Leporidae
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* {{Mukokuseki}}: Especially in regards to hair color - the majority of characters are Japanese, and most of those characters have naturally dark hair. Those who don't have dark hair usually have an explanation for it:
** Kyoko starts the series with black hair, and is shown going to the salon to have it dyed a more trendy chestnut/ cinnamon brown (though it's closer to orange in the illustrations). When she shows up to audition for the role of the ninja Momiji in ''A Lotus in the Mire'', the Producer dismisses her and two other girls with brown hair outright, because that hair color isn't conducive to playing a character in a period drama.
** Although Sho's hair is usually drawn a more golden color, flashbacks to his childhood reveal that he had dark hair up until some time in middle school.
** Kuu Hizuri, who is half American and [[ButNotTooForeign half Japanese]], has bright blond hair. His natural hair color is unknown, but he dyes his hair to match his wife and son. [[spoiler:Ren Tsuruga]] has only ever appeared in public with dark hair, but his natural hair color is [[spoiler: "sparkling" blond. Additionally, he wear colored contacts to make his spring green eyes appear dark in order to pass for 100% Japanese when in reality he is only a quarter Japanese.]]
3rd May '17 9:28:51 AM Leporidae
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** Particularly egregiously, any male character that was meant to be read as "attractive" was drawn with a [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/0/07/Chapter14.png/revision/latest?cb=20131218025823 triangular face]] [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/a/a3/Chapter21.png/revision/latest?cb=20131219081043resembling a slice of pizza]]. After more than a decade of drawing male characters like aliens, Nakamura's style has softened so that the once pizza-shaped faces now resemble [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/3/3f/Yashiro_and_ren_talk_about_kyom.png/revision/latest?cb=20150803072955 eggs, or human craniums instead]].

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** Particularly egregiously, any male character that was meant to be read as "attractive" was drawn with a [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/0/07/Chapter14.png/revision/latest?cb=20131218025823 triangular face]] [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/a/a3/Chapter21.png/revision/latest?cb=20131219081043resembling png/revision/latest?cb=20131219081043 resembling a slice of pizza]]. After more than a decade of drawing male characters like aliens, Nakamura's style has softened so that the once pizza-shaped faces now resemble [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/3/3f/Yashiro_and_ren_talk_about_kyom.png/revision/latest?cb=20150803072955 eggs, or human craniums instead]].
3rd May '17 9:28:24 AM Leporidae
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* ArtEvolution: As expected of a series that been in publication since 2002, Nakamura's style has evolved over the years.
** Overlaps with OnlySixFaces to a degree. Nakamura had one facial model that she reused for pretty teen girls/young women, one for attractive teen boys/ young men, one for children, one for older women, and one for older men - relying on hair styles to do the work of identifying characters.
** Particularly egregiously, any male character that was meant to be read as "attractive" was drawn with a [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/0/07/Chapter14.png/revision/latest?cb=20131218025823 triangular face]] [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/a/a3/Chapter21.png/revision/latest?cb=20131219081043resembling a slice of pizza]]. After more than a decade of drawing male characters like aliens, Nakamura's style has softened so that the once pizza-shaped faces now resemble [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/3/3f/Yashiro_and_ren_talk_about_kyom.png/revision/latest?cb=20150803072955 eggs, or human craniums instead]].
** Proportions were also elongated to the point of NoodlePeople for 95% of characters. Most main characters are still ridiculously slim and spindly-limbed, but in the intervening years Nakamura has also expanded the variety of body types that show up on reoccurring characters - Chiori's manager is one of the few reoccurring characters to be drawn as a realistically heavyset middle-aged woman, and the taisho's wife has also consistently been portrayed as a [[ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa plump motherly figure]].



* OnlySixFaces: Add this with similiar hairstyles and each character is basically indistinguishable from each other. Most characers being actors and thus often wearing wigs doesn't make it any easier. In recent chapters, the author has even commented that despite Kanae and [[spoiler: the flashback version of Kyoko's mother]] being drawn similarly, they are in no way related.

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* OnlySixFaces: Add this with similiar similar hairstyles and each character is basically indistinguishable from each other. Most characers being actors and thus often wearing wigs doesn't make it any easier. In recent chapters, the author has even commented that despite Kanae and [[spoiler: the young, 20-something flashback version of Kyoko's mother]] being drawn similarly, they are in no way related.
27th Apr '17 10:16:14 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Ren]] had a very similar problem growing up, though not to that extreme, which explains why he knew the right thing to say to Ogata. In the same remake, he is (unbeknownst to everyone bu himself, [[TricksterMentor Takarada]], and Kuu) playing his father's original role, and his inability to improve on the original performance in a pivotal scene nearly destroys him.

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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Ren]] had a very similar problem growing up, though not to that extreme, which explains why he knew the right thing to say to Ogata. In the same remake, he is (unbeknownst to everyone bu but himself, [[TricksterMentor Takarada]], and Kuu) playing his father's original role, and his inability to improve on the original performance in a pivotal scene nearly destroys him.
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