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Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Just Another Manga Monday: Skip Beat 30 by Yoshiki Nakamura

I've been lax with my manga review, but please forgive me. I just restacked my manga, as part of my restacking the TBR piles as outlined yesterday. What it made me realize is that I am woefully behind in my manga reading. I am 6 or more books behind in some of my absolute favorite series. I have been taking more showers, though, rather than baths. I like reading manga in the tub because they are short.

The other problem is that I only have so much time to read which is generally before I am trying to go to sleep. And I have been caught up in the books. Since the end of March, I have read the following: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LeZebnik, 7 Clues to Winning You and A Match Made in High School both by Kristin Walker, Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt, This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith, Elixir by Jennifer L Armentrout, The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles and I am half way through Cinderella in Skates by Carly Syms. This is probably the most productive month and a half I have had for reading. The problem is all this book reading has left very little time for reading manga, but I will try to rectify that.

Anyway, while all but two of the above books still need to be reviewed, I am going to take this opportunity to talk about Skip Beat before the next volume comes out which could be any day now.

Book Description (From Amazon):
Release date: February 5, 2013 | Series: Skip Beat (Book 30)

Show biz is sweet, but revenge is sweeter!
Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he's casting her out now that he's famous! Kyoko won't suffer in silence--she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Ren’s new cast mate Taira Murasame used to be a biker, and he sees show biz as just another gang to get to the top of. Normally Ren would have no problem dealing with a punk, but his role as BJ requires him to tap his darkest depths. When Murasame and Ren have to fight on camera, can Ren remember that it’s only acting?!

My Review:
In this volume, Kyoko as Setsu, Cain Heel's (Ren) sister, spends a lot of time worrying and second guessing how the sister of Cain Heel should act. She feels she needs to be more stupid, lovey and clingy. Then she starts to second guess how Ren as Cain Heel thinks his sister Setsu (Kyoko) should act. Headache yet? I know I have one.

Then Cain and Murasame face off together rehearsing their first fight scene. Murasame, being an ex-Yanki, thinks he's a tough guy, but he has no idea what he is up against when he faces off against Cain. But is it Cain as acted by Ren or is Ren channeling the demon he used to be? It seems Cain has got Murasame a little freaked out by now. But is Cain in control of himself?

Kyoko is worried about him. Ren seems to be unraveling. Will this be a movie that makes him or breaks him? And will he survive with his soul in tact?

Vol 31 is due out June 4.


  1. I love, love, LUV Skip Beat! *-*

  2. I couldn't agree more! I love Kyoko. There were a few volumes where nothing was really happening. The action is starting to pick up a bit, but it is still a little slow and with it being 2 or 3 months between volumes, well, it really effects the pacing for me.
    Still this is one of my favorite series out there.