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Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko's and Ren's lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko's talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren's acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protégés a much-needed kick in the pants, o Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko's and Ren's lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko's talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren's acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protégés a much-needed kick in the pants, or will their plans blow up in their faces?!


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Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko's and Ren's lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko's talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren's acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protégés a much-needed kick in the pants, o Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko's and Ren's lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko's talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren's acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protégés a much-needed kick in the pants, or will their plans blow up in their faces?!

30 review for Skip・Beat!, Vol. 19

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Mariampillai

    This was an amazing read. I really love the story. The story just gets better each volume. In this volume, Ren's history and relationship with Kuu are uncovered. Also, Kyoko is learning how to truly act, how to make the character more of her own. I like Ren and Kyoko are more determined to fight to succeed. Can't wait to read Volume 20 and that it continues to get better. Overall, an incredible read. This was an amazing read. I really love the story. The story just gets better each volume. In this volume, Ren's history and relationship with Kuu are uncovered. Also, Kyoko is learning how to truly act, how to make the character more of her own. I like Ren and Kyoko are more determined to fight to succeed. Can't wait to read Volume 20 and that it continues to get better. Overall, an incredible read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marguerite

    4 Stars. *rolls on floor laughing* I just can't think of anything else to say... this series makes me laugh. A lot. Re-Read 1: The stuff that happens in this series *sigh* absolutely hilarious. Forward to volume 20! 4 Stars. *rolls on floor laughing* I just can't think of anything else to say... this series makes me laugh. A lot. Re-Read 1: The stuff that happens in this series *sigh* absolutely hilarious. Forward to volume 20!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This volume focussed pretty heaving on the relationship between Kuu and his child children; his biological child Kuon (Ren), and his newly-adopted son/daughter Kyouko. The "standoff" at the beginning of the volume between Ren and Kuu was amazing, especially with the president there as an audience - the facial expressions he was going through throughout their conversation were just phenomenal. And having Kyouko's relationship with Kuu advance to the stage where he's adopted her as his child, and s This volume focussed pretty heaving on the relationship between Kuu and his child children; his biological child Kuon (Ren), and his newly-adopted son/daughter Kyouko. The "standoff" at the beginning of the volume between Ren and Kuu was amazing, especially with the president there as an audience - the facial expressions he was going through throughout their conversation were just phenomenal. And having Kyouko's relationship with Kuu advance to the stage where he's adopted her as his child, and she's adopted him as her father, and they both have such a PURE relationship - with her even calling him "father" in front of a huge crowd? I am just in LOVE with their relationship and I need to have 100000x more of this. Okay? Side note: I am really unimpressed that at the beginning of this volume we got a SMALL amount of Kyouko as Bo, but no therapy chicken. I love therapy chicken ;u;

  4. 5 out of 5

    Miss Ryoko

    I know I've said it before, but it can use multiple repeats: I love Lory!! He is so spectacular!!! I know I've said it before, but it can use multiple repeats: I love Lory!! He is so spectacular!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    DonutKnow

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Koo is the best dad ever! It amazing how similar Koo and Ren are, but at the same time different. Both are disciplined in their acting and have a strong passion for their profession, but where one gorges himself on food, the other skips meals without a thought 🤔😂

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Ogarp

    Kind of over the "my son arc" at this point Kind of over the "my son arc" at this point

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    SO SWEET

  8. 4 out of 5

    Starbubbles

    2021: I still feel this way about Skip Beat! releases. I didn't think 12 years later that it would still be an ongoing series. I think this volume is awesome so :P to 2009 me. 2009: why won't you be released sooner!?!? like now!! decided waiting is for chumps, and just read it online. not my favorite, but it's classic skip beat, so i can't complain. kyoko really knows how to win all sorts of people over. plus, interesting parental interactions between ren/kuon (corn!) and his family. 2021: I still feel this way about Skip Beat! releases. I didn't think 12 years later that it would still be an ongoing series. I think this volume is awesome so :P to 2009 me. 2009: why won't you be released sooner!?!? like now!! decided waiting is for chumps, and just read it online. not my favorite, but it's classic skip beat, so i can't complain. kyoko really knows how to win all sorts of people over. plus, interesting parental interactions between ren/kuon (corn!) and his family.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anna 'Bookbuyer'

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love how nervous Kuu is. It really shows how much he loves his son. :) In that one scene you can see that Kuu thinks similarly to Kyoko in how he perceives Ren. I find that funny. Poor Julie. She is desperate to see her son. I feel bad for Kuu too. He gets told daily that she hates him. Her willing to commit suicide just because she called Ren by name is a bit over the top. But I love that side of her. I also love how committed she is to her acting Kyoko really knows how to cater to Kuu's stomach. I love how nervous Kuu is. It really shows how much he loves his son. :) In that one scene you can see that Kuu thinks similarly to Kyoko in how he perceives Ren. I find that funny. Poor Julie. She is desperate to see her son. I feel bad for Kuu too. He gets told daily that she hates him. Her willing to commit suicide just because she called Ren by name is a bit over the top. But I love that side of her. I also love how committed she is to her acting Kyoko really knows how to cater to Kuu's stomach. If she and Ren ever get married he will be a very happy father in law.

  10. 4 out of 5

    B.B.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Worst part - There isn't one, really. I just don't particularly like how Kyok's considered Koo's "son". Why not daughter...? Best parts - When Koo's about to flick Ren's forehead. Funny. And the whole thing where Ren's making up to his parents. So touching. -sigh- Worst part - There isn't one, really. I just don't particularly like how Kyok's considered Koo's "son". Why not daughter...? Best parts - When Koo's about to flick Ren's forehead. Funny. And the whole thing where Ren's making up to his parents. So touching. -sigh-

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Mo! We need more comedy! And romance! ;)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    A solid, if uneventful, volume which adds some back story for Ren but otherwise doesn't do much. A solid, if uneventful, volume which adds some back story for Ren but otherwise doesn't do much.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Chandre

    Its like Koo adopted Kyoko

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kimber Jones

    sweetest love but non love story ever

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sammie

    Totally awesome ,i can not get enough of this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    I NOW KNOW WHO KOO IS AND I LITERALLY CAN'T EVEN!!!!!!! I NOW KNOW WHO KOO IS AND I LITERALLY CAN'T EVEN!!!!!!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Today’s post is on Skip Beat!, Vol. 19 by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shojo Beat. The cover has Kyoko on it looking confident and awesome. As it is the 19th in the series you need to have read the first 18 volumes to understand the story. There is no foul language, no sex, and no violence in this series and volume. The story is told from third person close of Kyoko and Ren. There Be Spoilers Ahead. From the back of the book- Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko Today’s post is on Skip Beat!, Vol. 19 by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shojo Beat. The cover has Kyoko on it looking confident and awesome. As it is the 19th in the series you need to have read the first 18 volumes to understand the story. There is no foul language, no sex, and no violence in this series and volume. The story is told from third person close of Kyoko and Ren. There Be Spoilers Ahead. From the back of the book- Koo and Lory can't stop meddling in Kyoko's and Ren's lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko's talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren's acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protégés a much-needed kick in the pants, or will their plans blow up in their faces?! Review- Kyoko and Koo are bonding over acting and Koo challenges Kyoko to think about why she does not want to take more bullying roles. She does that then her and Koo talk about how she can grow more. The real reason that Koo came to Japan is to get Ren to make a message for his mother, who hasn’t seen him in five years and is getting desperate to have anything from Ren. That’s most of this volume and that is good as we get character growth and development with both Kyoko and Ren. They are both facing challenges and they are going to overcome them and I can’t want to see it happen. I love this series so much it’s knot even funny. I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shaked Reads

    Ohhhh. The big reveal. I have to admit I totally saw it coming. Koo being Ren’s father was quite obvious, but it was still fun to read! I have to say I’m still intrigued by Ren’s past, Nakamura seems to indicate in the story that Ren has been through a lot, but from what we saw so far nothing so terrible has happened to him. Was he so miserable just because he couldn’t grow from under his father’s shadow? Or did he actually go through some traumatic experience? I don’t know, hopefully we’ll know Ohhhh. The big reveal. I have to admit I totally saw it coming. Koo being Ren’s father was quite obvious, but it was still fun to read! I have to say I’m still intrigued by Ren’s past, Nakamura seems to indicate in the story that Ren has been through a lot, but from what we saw so far nothing so terrible has happened to him. Was he so miserable just because he couldn’t grow from under his father’s shadow? Or did he actually go through some traumatic experience? I don’t know, hopefully we’ll know more as the story progresses... I don’t have much to say about this volume, not too much has happened in it. It was mainly the big reveal, and Kyoko getting better as an actress. I did really enjoy Ren’s parents, I thought they were really kind people that really cared for Kyoko. I find that Kyoko is the kind of person that even if you don’t get her or don’t like her (though not many people don’t like after they get to know her) you at the very least have respect for her, because of her devotion and her motivation.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Christina Yoakum

    Finally learning more about Ren's past! Finally learning more about Ren's past!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Glaiza

    Is Ren some sort of cold blooded killer sort of person in his past?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vena Isabella

    I can't seem to stop reading!! I can't seem to stop reading!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leah Ramsey

    I absolutely loved that one. I can't wait to hear more about Kuu!! I absolutely loved that one. I can't wait to hear more about Kuu!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    M

    Most heartwarming volume yet

  24. 5 out of 5

    Safa

    Aaaaaaaa why are Kyoko and Kuu so sweet!? Honestly, one of the best character interactions in the series. I love that he basically adopts her lol, Kyoko deserves a good parent! One od my fav volumes

  25. 5 out of 5

    Viktoria

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Yo I think it's super cute that the dad kinda took her in as his own kid (since her parents are absolute trash) but it's gonna be sooooo akward since her love interest is his actual son (which she doesn't know yet) Yo I think it's super cute that the dad kinda took her in as his own kid (since her parents are absolute trash) but it's gonna be sooooo akward since her love interest is his actual son (which she doesn't know yet)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sheilalalalala

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5 stars It's been awhile since I've read a manga and this was my, erm, first manga after almost three years...and actually? Not bad after lifting up that hiatus from reading manga (although I have to admit that I was so outdated with the previous, ongoing mangas that I have read before but still not reading its updated manga, yet. I'll get there, eventually. HEH.) I actually started reading mangas again because I got a little burned out with the novels...so, I guess I need a little visual mater 3.5 stars It's been awhile since I've read a manga and this was my, erm, first manga after almost three years...and actually? Not bad after lifting up that hiatus from reading manga (although I have to admit that I was so outdated with the previous, ongoing mangas that I have read before but still not reading its updated manga, yet. I'll get there, eventually. HEH.) I actually started reading mangas again because I got a little burned out with the novels...so, I guess I need a little visual material this time. I have actually first watched the anime first (about four years ago) before reading finally it this year. We all are aware that the anime series and the manga have different pacing and there will be a little tweak here and there when it's finally in its anime form and there will always be this kind of cliffhanger especially if it's still an ongoing manga (which is evident in this case). I liked the heroine, Kyoko--all the things that she went through for the man she thought she loves and loved him back went down to the drain: the pain, loss and sense of revenge to get even with the guy. I liked her fierceness...although she's bitter, heck, her bitterness is actually hilarious but pitiful as well. It was fine...but I guess the thing that I have issues with mangas is its slow pacing. Still, I will read it...although not really religiously just like before. When the mood strikes me, I guess. My review is crap, I know.:D And I might use this review again for the other volumes. HEH. Don't hate me. :D

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alison (AlisonCanRead)

    We get a big revelation in Volume 19. Ren confronts Hizuri about how he required Kyoko to impersonate his son Kuon. Ren is furious that Hizuri would use Kyoko in such a way. Understandably. It is a little creepy. But Ren calms down when he understands Hizuri's motivation. Hizuri, as well as the president, was concerned that Kyoko can only act when she likes her characters. She's unable to get into roles she's not familiar with - to look beyond her own personality. Hizuri wanted her to be someone We get a big revelation in Volume 19. Ren confronts Hizuri about how he required Kyoko to impersonate his son Kuon. Ren is furious that Hizuri would use Kyoko in such a way. Understandably. It is a little creepy. But Ren calms down when he understands Hizuri's motivation. Hizuri, as well as the president, was concerned that Kyoko can only act when she likes her characters. She's unable to get into roles she's not familiar with - to look beyond her own personality. Hizuri wanted her to be someone completely foreign. And he discovered that when Kyoko stretches, she's an incredible actress. She has great potential if she can just forget herself. The big revelation? Ren is actually Kuon - Hizuri's son! Ren uses a stage name so he won't suffer the pressure of living up to his father's reputation. Plus, it sounds like there was a lot of family drama from Ren's teenage years. Ren resents how much his parents worked and felt like he wasn't being well treated. Not that different from many teenagers, but Ren had the opportunity to invent a new self in Japan. I loved seeing Ren stick up for Kyoko. I also loved the relationship that built up between Hizuri and Kyoko. He is now the father that she never knew. Plus, Hizuri gets the opportunity to do things right with the substitute Kuon that he wasn't able to do with Ren. And Kyoko is nothing if not grateful. It's nice to see all the characters have a positive result in a volume.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    I fell in love with this manga immediately. It drew me in and kept me there. Sadly to say i have been reading it from the internet and hate to wait in between chapters. I've also been watching it's anime and I've seen the first episode of the TV show extravagant challenge based on this manga. But nothing beats the manga because it has all the extra details that are not shown elsewhere. I'm writing this review for all of the volumes of Skip Beat because i tend to read them all together. I enjoy Ky I fell in love with this manga immediately. It drew me in and kept me there. Sadly to say i have been reading it from the internet and hate to wait in between chapters. I've also been watching it's anime and I've seen the first episode of the TV show extravagant challenge based on this manga. But nothing beats the manga because it has all the extra details that are not shown elsewhere. I'm writing this review for all of the volumes of Skip Beat because i tend to read them all together. I enjoy Kyoko's personality, the way she is inexperienced in various things(such as friends, boyfriends, etc.), serious with others(her acting,etc.)..Her relationship with Ren and how she won't admit to her feelings. I also like the turn of events with Sho, how he is now interested in her. I like reading this manga over & over again because it basically shows a young girl who had her heart broken and was stepped on, who gathered up all her anger, her little left hope and decided to get revenge. Along the way she makes friends, experiences new feelings, develops a deep love for her acting which changes things around for her. No matter how many time you get knocked down, you should get back up and fight!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rach

    In this volume, we finally learn Ren's history, and hear about his relationship with Koo. I just want to hug them both, because they are so sincere and caring and determined. Where is Kyoko in this love-fest? Despite her closeness to both Koo and Ren, and her complete rendition of Kuon, she doesn't really know how they are connected to each other. For Kyoko, this volume is about learning how to truly act, how to fall in love with a character and become them. In the end, both Kyoko and Ren are mo In this volume, we finally learn Ren's history, and hear about his relationship with Koo. I just want to hug them both, because they are so sincere and caring and determined. Where is Kyoko in this love-fest? Despite her closeness to both Koo and Ren, and her complete rendition of Kuon, she doesn't really know how they are connected to each other. For Kyoko, this volume is about learning how to truly act, how to fall in love with a character and become them. In the end, both Kyoko and Ren are more determined than ever to fight to succeed, because they are motivated to reach their goals. I also loved Koo's father-like relationship with Kyoko, and in the end, when he tells her, "You don't have to become Kuon to act like my child," I just wanted to gather they both up and hug them. Kyoko needed someone in her life as a father figure, and Koo is perfect for that role! And like Koo, I can't wait to see what name she picks out to call him. Also, it's perfect if Kyoko and Ren end up together, because his father is already like a father to her - they're a ready-made family unit!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rema

    Ren's secret is revealed. SPOILER AHEAD: He's the son of Kuu, famous actor who played the Katsuki in Tsukigomori. However, it wasn't much of a secret. It was blatantly obvious from Kuu's first appearance in the manga. What I can't understand is how Ren's "violent" and "negative" past fit in with what's been revealed. From the previous volumes I was led to believe that Ren was a delinquent but I'm not sure how that really fits in with what his father revealed of his son Kuon (aka Corn by Kyoko). Ren's secret is revealed. SPOILER AHEAD: He's the son of Kuu, famous actor who played the Katsuki in Tsukigomori. However, it wasn't much of a secret. It was blatantly obvious from Kuu's first appearance in the manga. What I can't understand is how Ren's "violent" and "negative" past fit in with what's been revealed. From the previous volumes I was led to believe that Ren was a delinquent but I'm not sure how that really fits in with what his father revealed of his son Kuon (aka Corn by Kyoko). Somehow Kyoko doesn't piece this together as she plays the role of Kuon as a part of becoming a better actress. I think this volume is my least favorite in the manga series. Especially since I was hoping Ren's past might be more original than I've seen in other shoujo mangas. I'd thought Ren was just another kid who got mixed up in some bad stuff untill the president of LME suddenly found him and helped him out. I would've actually preferred that since I find his actual past rather disappointing and kind of boring and repetitive.

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