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Characters: Skip Beat!
A list of characters from the Skip Beat manga and anime series. Warning Spoilers.

Skip Beat! (Main Characters)

Kyouko Mogami

The main character of the series, a 16-year-old girl who vows to get revenge on her ex-true-love by becoming more famous than him.
Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (drama CD), Marina Inoue (anime)
  • Abusive Parents: Her mother is emotionally distant and neglectful, uncaring even when her daughter runs away from home.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Kyoko suffered this throughout her childhood because the other girls were jealous of her relationship with Sho.
  • Berserk Button: Anything having to do with Shou.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kyouko can be very scary when angered or just irritated, as the poor unfortunates who have seen her in that state can testify. The phrase "She is a very scary kind of actress" has become a Leit Motif for everyone who refers to her.
  • Bi the Way: Debatable. Kyouko may or may not like Moko in THAT way. She is certainly a Large Ham for whom a baseless Anguished Declaration of Love is not out of place, but the frequency and severity of some of her Moko-induced spasms still leads some fans to wonder about her.
  • Brainy Brunette: Before she dyed her hair.
  • Broken Bird
  • Butt Monkey
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Disappeared Dad: Her dad seems to be deceased.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Moko certainly does and so do the girls that are doing the "Natsu" drama.
  • Expressive Mask: Kyouko is naturally very expressive. Kyouko in a giant chicken suit somehow manages to be even more expressive.
  • Extreme Doormat: At the beginning, when she used to live with Shou.
  • Fiery Redhead: Kyouko is indeed strong, passionate (though not in a romantic sense), outgoing, usually outspoken. She is particularly determined with regards to her career.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Kyouko will know no limits in achieving her goals (after the first episode, at least)
  • Important Haircut: The transformation from Shou's free servant to Sho's rival.
  • Haunted Heroine: Kyouko is haunted by a number of little demons that embody her desire for vengeance. An important point of her new life is to get rid of these little monsters so she can fall in love again.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: With her hair bleached, Kyouko gains a lot of points with the male cast.
  • Hot-Blooded: Kyouko does NOTHING by halves.
  • Laughing Mad: How she first reacts to hearing what Sho really thinks about her and when she's having an Imagine Spot thinking about finally getting her revenge on him (or anyone else that has slighted her) she generally ends up this way.
  • Large Ham
  • Love Martyr: Before her breakup with Shou, she sacrificed everything for him and got nothing in return.
  • Magnetic Hero: She has a habit of turning would-be female rivals into good friends.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Peeling radishes, putting a thumbtack in the wall, tossing a packet of salt – the more trivial the action, the more epic she'll make it.
  • Naïve Everygirl: In the beginning. The first part still fits, though she's not an "everygirl" anymore.
  • Ocular Gushers
  • Plucky Girl
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Whenever she gets into costume for a film shoot.
  • Stepford Smiler: During her relationship with Shou, Kyouko made a concerted effort to never cry in front of him because she knew it upset him. when she worked in his family's ryokan she hid her feelings to not let the customers know she was upset. Which is one of the reasons why they wanted her to inherit the ryokan.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Kyouko was this towards her mother, and then later towards Shou’s parents.
  • Woman Scorned: What kicks off the plot for her.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A deconstructed version, a former Stepford Smiler to be specific. She had the strength of will to put up with a shitty life to support Shou without complaining. After the break up, she put that inner iron to a different use.
  • Yandere: A rare heroic version of this.

Shoutarou "Shou" Fuwa

Childhood friend and past love interest of the main character, and the object of her quest for revenge.
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (drama CD), Mamoru Miyano (anime)
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Shou starts out as a straight example, but is quickly deconstructed when Kyouko realizes what a negative effect he’s had on her life, prompting her revenge quest.
  • Bishōnen
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shou appears cool and loving to his fans (and to Kyouko for a time), but he in fact is an egotistical, selfish, and emotionally immature brat.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Chick Magnet: Even as far back as kindergarten, Shou was very popular with the girls, to the point where they bullied Kyouko out of jealousy.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Shou's real name is Shoutaro, which he considers old-fashioned and unsuitable for his pop star career. Probably also influenced by the widespread awareness of the origins.
  • Forceful Kiss: Chapter 145.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He only becomes attracted to Kyouko after she dumps him and swears to get revenge on him.
  • Idol Singer
  • It's All About Me: To an extreme.
  • Jerkass <-> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He jumps between the two but remains more of a jerkass. His kindness is shown in the Dark Moon arc toward Kyoko but because she constantly attacks him when he really is trying to be nice to her, he ends up lashing back and goes back to being a jerk.
  • The Vamp: Sexy, villainous, and very good at manipulating women, even his vengeful ex.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Once dresses up as a silver-haired demon. Needless to say, it fits his personality well.

Ren Tsuruga

The most popular man in show business, a talented actor, and a senior member of the talent agency that Kyouko joins.
Voiced by: Ken Narita (drama CD), Katsuyuki Konishi (anime)

Kanae "Moko" Kotonami

Kyouko's rival-turned-friend and the second person to join the Love Me team.
Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu (anime)
  • Badass: Not to the extent of Ren, but she's still a lot stronger than she looks and she can handle herself in a fight.
  • Broken Bird
  • Death Glare: She can give a really nasty one to people who deserve it.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen
  • Promotion to Parent: Her de-facto role in her family because her parents are prone to Hands-Off Parenting and her older siblings have their own families to care for (and are also Hands-Off Parents anyway). It doesn't help that she's the only one in the family who is at all responsible when it comes to money and she's stuck paying the bills for her entire family.
  • Shotacon: Her interactions with the 11, and later 12-year-old Hiou are more than a little suspect. Don't worry, she's not having sex with a minor, and it's hard to imagine her ever even considering it, but all signs point to her reciprocating his Precocious Crush on her.
  • Tsundere: Towards Kyouko.
  • Verbal Tic: "Mo," hence her nickname.

Lory Takarada

The eccentric director of LME, the agency that Kyoko joins.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may seem like an eccentric rich idiot to the unaware, but there’s a good reason why LME is THE more successful talent agency there is and why he’s so well respected by pretty much anyone that knows him beyond his image. He can also read people like open books, being well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of all his talents (this being the main reason he created LoveMe to begin with); and in particular, he was well aware of Ren’s lacking skills for love acting and also realized he had fallen for Kyoko after just one look at his expression towards her.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Love Freak
  • The Matchmaker: sometimes.
  • Serious Business: Lory takes otome games very seriously.
  • Uncle Pennybags
  • UnlimitedWardrobe/CostumePorn: Every day is a costume party for Lory.

Maria Takarada

Lory's granddaughter.

Yashiro

Ren's manager.
  • Keet: Not small or colorful, but indeed hyperactive and regularly loud when in fangirl mode.
  • Meganekko: Well, for a given value of "-ko", anyway.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Ren/Kyoko very enthusiastically.
  • Walking Techbane: If he holds a cell phone in his bare hands for more than ten seconds, it will break. He's even used this to his advantage, to try and get information out of Ren.

Shoko

Sho's manager.

Reino

Frontman of the band Vie Ghoul, Sho look-alike, and creepy stalker/ would-be rapist.

Kuu Hizuri

Famous Japanese actor who starred in the original Tsukigomori. Ren's father.

Hiroaki Ogata

A young director who's trying desperately to get out of his father's shadow. Director of the Tsukigomori remake, Dark Moon.
  • Bishōnen
  • Fragile Flower: Prone to panicking over even small setbacks. He once even fainted during an interview because he couldn't handle an Armor-Piercing Question.
  • Generation Xerox: To the point that he's somewhat disturbed by it.
    "I respected my father, and always thought I wanted to become like him, so I was happy in the beginning, but... "Your likes are the same." "Your hobbies are the same." "Your artistic style is the same." When it seemed like I was always being told that I was imitating my father, I became disturbed.
  • Ocular Gushers: Even though he is seen crying far fewer times than Kyoko, in the anime his total tear output very likely rivals her own what with him having created two different raging seas with his tears!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He's regularly mistaken for his father, director Hirotaka Date. He's not very happy about this
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Hiroaki is struggling to find an identity that doesn't just appear to be a shallow clone of his father's.

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