December 21, 2013

Skip Beat [Chapter 207]


[Free talk: Hehe, it is late..slightly past midnight..sleepy ^^;; I’ve been very busy lately but I’ve managed to finish this one except for the pictures so, I’ll put that up tomorrow night. I’ll also reply to tags and comments tomorrow. Edit: It turns out that there is a missing page 7. ^^; Well, it is pretty much what I thought Corn meant. I'll just type it in bold.]


Corn asks what body data is. Kyouko exclaims that it is body proportion. She stretches out her hand and uses the length from her thumb to her middle finger to measure Corn’s body parts and face. She exclaims that it is totally the same with Ren’s. While Kyouko is holding Corn’s face, he says that’s great after all, the owner of this ‘voice’ is from ‘Tsuruga Ren’. Kyouko mutters huh, ya.. Corn explains that her most recent [/fresh] memory of a guy is Ren and didn’t he lend this guy’s voice. He says that from the start, it is very strange that she didn’t see him as ‘Tsuruga Ren’ when he came out of the sea. Holding her wrists, Corn says that it is because except for children, other people cannot see their true forms. Fundamentally, they would become someone else based on who had seen them. Also, they would regard [/copy] the person who is in the most recent memory of that person [who saw them] so a majority of humans are definitely surprised upon seeing them like saying, ‘huh? Why are you here!?” And, because the distance is quite far, the frequency of being thought to be a recently seen friend[/acquaintance] is quite high. Kyouko says is that so, in the program SF [science fiction?] Japan, it is mentioned about teleportation wherein it is possible to see the same person in two totally different places. Corn says that’s it, and that is the proof that they are hovering around the place, and the people in this world cannot completely teleport because of physics. With sparkling eyes, Kyouko says is that so. She becomes excited for it is like a transformation magic. Corn says that she called out to him so he was startled. He apologizes for wanting to run away. Kyouko says that it is alright, and it is inevitable based on her previous appearance. She is already aware of this. She asks how he recognized her because he didn’t base it on her appearance. Corn says that she’s the only person in this world who knew his name so after calming down, he thought that possibly, it is Kyouko-chan. Corn recalls something and says that even if her appearance changed, she is still the same as before because when she saw him from the sea, she didn’t think of him as ‘Tsuruga Ren’. Kyouko looks stunned for when he came out of the sea, she only looked at the gem-like sparkling golden hair and she immediately thought of fairy because of the sparkles – ‘it’s Corn’, and it is confirmed upon seeing his eyes at close up. Corn said that it is a rarity but they exist, wherein even if a person grew up, the person always have a pure heart they have as a child, so they are able to see their [fairies] true self. Kyouko continues to think that if she thinks of it in detail, at that situation when he is staring at her face, she already felt that he is a bit like Ren. Kyouko asks if the Corn at that time when they met as children, is the real Corn. Corn says yes, at that time, he is still the 100% pure natural real him [/Corn]. [<- Corn is saying that since Kyouko recognize him, that means she is still like a child at heart to see him how he truly is and not as ‘Ren’ when he came out of the sea]
Kyouko is aghast for she thinks that she is half-baked[/dabbler] since she sees Ren’s body and face but then, it is Corn’s hair and eyes. And, it is because she became a half-baked dirty human. Looking away, Kyouko says that she understands. Just when Corn is saying that she’s the same as before, Kyouko exclaims that he is totally wrong since she isn’t pure hearted like how she was when she was a child. She also became jealous and envious of other people, and also, became very suspicious [of people/doubtful]. Corn asks is that so. Kyouko exclaims yes. While two of her antenna comes out, Kyouko exclaims that even in the end, hatred and loathe happened so she can only half-bakedly see Corn’s real form. Corn says that’s true, after experiencing that, even if Kyouko-chan’s spirit is round and beautiful, it would become twisted, how cruel for such a thing to happen. Kyouko is puzzled over what he is saying. Corn asks to her, who is that guy. Pointing at Kyouko’s back, Corn asks isn’t that the person whom she always call as ‘Shou-chan’. Kyouko and antennas look behind her and asks what he is looking at. Looking bewildered, Corn says that it is simply hard to believe, such a violent, huge ego [person] and he grew up to become scum. He unexpectedly deceived cheerful Kyouko and even abandoned her. Kyouko looks up in her head and wonders if he is looking into her life. Corn continues to say that doing such a cruel thing yet even not receiving punishment for it as if he’s living freely like a bird, human world is quite scary. Ah!! Corn looks totally aghast-horrified. Kyouko exclaims what, what did he see, did she have such a miserable past. Trembling Corn says that he saw her with short black hair and a scar being forcefully kissed by Shou-chan. Kyouko shouts wait, he went by too quickly that he saw that, no, no!! She hits him and shouts for him not to look and didn’t he say that he can only use magic once per day. Corn says that this isn’t magic, he is only relying on thoughts to be able to see it. Corn says ah. Holding up her hands, Kyouko exclaims what it is this time. Looking surprised, Corn says that she got kissed on the face by ‘Tsuruga-senpai’. Kyouko is freaking out for that is Ren’s voice, Ren’s face and that [kiss], what kind of play is this. Kyouko angrily shouts for him not to look further or she’ll sever her relations with him. At some other place, Jelly reports to Lory that she still couldn’t get hold of Ren and she’s becoming more and more worried since he might have gotten into a situation wherein he couldn’t contact them. Lory asks if she’s thinking that he got involved with something, that is impossible, for even if a gun is pointed at him, he won’t give up and if it isn’t a big group of people surrounding him, the one who would cry would be the other party.
This made Jelly become aghast for Ren’s past is already suspicious and adding that mercenary-type.. Lory says that if it about that, he totally doesn’t worry but in short, it is bad if the current him is discovered as ‘Tsuruga Ren’ so it is alright as long as he didn’t meet up with Kyouko. Jelly asks if this is that ‘absolute vision[?]’ that he mentioned before. Lory says yes, even if by some mistake, they meet, it would okay for Ren to just pretend to be naive. After all, the dimension of this, and the situation before, are different, and that guy should bet on his own life to keep on pretending towards others. Jelly asks if it’s truly okay since it was Ren himself who told startled Kyouko who he really is when he’s playing Cain. It is useless for Ren to lie to Kyouko. Lory says no..he..believes it that [Ren won’t]. Jelly thinks that Lory is uneasy. Jelly says that she told Kyouko not to leave the hotel room so it ought to be alright but then, until she got hold of Ren, she is still uneasy. Jelly offers to call Kyouko again and tell her not to go outside. Lory says okay, do that. Then, a man tells Jelly that everything has been moved to the designated place. Overhearing this, Lory asks if the beauty salon is ready. Jelly says no, only the luggages are moved in, and she has to prepare to meet up with Ren. Lory asks what time are they going to meet. Looking at her watch, Jelly says at 6pm so approximately one hour and a half. Then, Lory says that after she meets up with Ren, he has a favor to ask of her. This surprises Jelly. While sitting, Kyouko is frowning as if she is going to cry. Worried Corn asks what it is. Kyouko turns out to be quite disappointed with her drink for it is totally not delicious as she imagined it to be and it is 1000 yen. Slurping the coconut juice again, Kyouko complains that it is young and not sweet, totally not delicious like in her dream. It seems the note says that it should be an alcoholic drink but the one she’s having is natural coconut juice. Holding his straw, Corn asks if Kyouko is planning to drink it by herself. And, before, no matter what, she’ll share half with him, and he even got a straw. Kyouko looks at him then snubs him. This made Corn look sad. Corn apologizes for not getting her consent and just casually looked into her past. He looks depressed and looks at her with puppy eyes and says, “..forgive me, okay?..” This freaks Kyouko out for it is an assassin move..saying those words using Ren’s face and voice. Does he want her heart to beat so fast that she’ll die. It has the 100x killing power of puppy Cain, and it is hard for her to distinguish between the two.
Corn is puzzled by her actions that he calls out, Kyouko~~chan. Holding his hand up to him, Kyouko shouts stop, she knows that he deeply reflected over this and it is her fault, sorry because she got angry over such a small thing until now. She keeps bowing and saying sorry with a request not to say anything about it again. “Do not use Tsuruga-senpai’s face and voice again and destroy Tsuruga-senpai’s image!!!” Corn looks surprised. Kyouko tells him that during acting, she uses her acting skill to deceive but right now, she couldn’t so she’s quite troubled. While offering the drink, Kyouko tells him that she’s acting now and he just saw it, right – the short black hair with a scar, that is a role. Corn says ya. Kyouko is thinking that like this, it is like Ren is acting spoiled towards her, and it is impossible for him. She totally won’t even think nor imagine it because if Ren was to privately act like that with someone, the other party won’t be her because Ren already likes some other girl -> what he told Bou the chicken. Corn isn’t taking the drink that Kyouko asks if he isn’t going to drink it. Corn snaps out of it and says he will. She tells him that the taste will make him grin. Serious Corn says ya, thanks. While Corn drinks the coconut, Kyouko recalls their childhood together. Then, she tells Corn that today, she didn’t see him smile even once. Corn is puzzled. Kyouko tells her that before, he obviously always has such a dazzling smile but today, he never smiled like that. Corn says is that so. Kyouko says yes, also at that time, when he wrote on the sand if she is Kyouko, he totally didn’t smile. Corn looks away and sees his reflection on the glass. Kyouko asks after that, he always didn’t have any smile. There are flashbacks of them together earlier talking about coconuts and birds, on all those happy times, he didn’t smile. Kyouko asks him if she’s the only one who is truly happy that they meet again. Corn quickly says no, absolutely not. Ren thinks that he had unconsciously repressed himself since spending ordinary times together with Kyouko is ‘happiness’ and he won’t let Kuon feel that kind of feeling. It is inevitable that there are times when [he] ought to be visited by ‘happiness’ but, *recalls Rick’s death* snatching away other people’s.. Kyouko looks at Corn’s expression then touches his hand. She asks him what had happened. “If you want to, Corn, can you tell me about it. Can you say something [about it].? This time..(Just like what you’ve done for me before) I want to become your ‘place of [to attain] redemption’. Next chapter will be out on January 20th in Japan.
Comment: So, Ren continues to deceive Kyouko. Aside from being clever to do that, Kyouko even adds to his explanation like that teleportation thing. ^^; They do have the same wavelength with those kind of things =P In a way, it is amazing the things that Kyouko would do since Corn is in front of her instead of Ren = she’s holding his face, and they are holding hands. She is already having those kind of reactions..what if she knew it is the real Ren. =P In a way, it seems that Ren is partly probing things with Kyouko – about how she feels for Shou and him?- or else, why would he mention about those kisses. Ah, Ren really did some acting there and I’m amused how he described Shou. Apparently, Corn and Kyouko are quite close before – sharing things ^^ Corn is really cute there and based on how easily Kyouko forgave him, I get a feeling that she’ll also somewhat easily forgive him when she knows the truth. It seems that her mention of destroying Ren’s image had affected his mood. It might make him think that she won’t love him if she knew the truth since ‘Ren’ is just a ‘created character’. Also, it turns out that Kyouko still believes that Ren likes some other girl. ^^; Well, it is one thing for Corn not to mention who he really is, but how about his past? Would he mention it – perhaps in some elaborate fairy tale type of story? If he did, we might be progressing things a bit. Yes, I still have hope that something big will happen in this arc. Maybe, the past comes first before anything about the confession or going steady? I’m wondering if the mangaka is teasing us like how at first Kyouko didn’t immediately recall about the body proportion thing and it happens in the next chapter. It is just noted by Jelly in this chapter that Ren can sometimes reveal things to Kyouko. So, once again, I’m hoping that he will tell her about what happened to him. Well, they still have an hour and half to talk. And, what could be that favor Lory is asking of Jelly? Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
You can see a lot just by observing. ~ Yogi Berra

103 comments:

  1. thank you, Kat...good work as always. I do agree with you, something big will happen next chapter. Can't hardly wait for 20th January

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      Yup, hopefully ^^

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  2. thank you very much!!!!!You're awesome!!!

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  3. thank you!!! Waiting for another hapter is always sad T_T

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  4. omg.....finally!!...thank u kat!

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  5. shouldnt ren have said smtng when kyouko said that she thought ren was in love with someone else?? i mean...he couldve ...in corns role???

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    1. She thought it, she didn't say it

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    2. Ya..Kyouko didn't say it. She 'thought' it. Sorry, if my wording made you misunderstand.

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  6. Thank you so much, Kat!!!
    I think he'll say something about the past. But don't know how.
    And I wish Ren said, not corn. >.< although he is cute.

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Ya..well, hope it is done in an unexpected 'pleasant surprise' for us readers type ^^

      True..I guess, the mangaka has other plans.

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    2. Nah, I do actually think is Corn or “Koun” place to talk about his past because it is Corn’s past not Ren’s.

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    3. Huh? Isn't he currently, 'Corn'?

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  7. Love this story. Thanks for the quick translation Kat, you're the best!

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  8. Thanks so much for translating the chapter. I know you must be so tired so it's even more appreciated.

    I really hope Kuon/Corn opens up to Kyouko. I think it would be good for him to talk to Kyouko about Rick's death. He's always thinking about it by himself...carrying the burden of his past by himself. He never lets anyone get close to him and keeps beating up himself in his thoughts. I'm really hoping Nakamura sensei allows him to relieve some of his feelings by talking to someone as thoughtful and compassionate as Kyouko so that he can finally realize that maybe it's time for him to start forgiving himself. Lory already asked him to do this and in some ways Kuon has been trying to do this if ever so very slowly, but I think Kyouko can help a lot here as well.

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    1. I absolutely agree. I've been waiting for a proper explanation of what happened. If Kuon expresses his feelings, even make up a fairly tale story, it will allow us to get a better understanding of what happened.

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    2. ya i agree to i did not really understand that much about kuon/corn past that much it would be nice if that happend

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    3. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, I agree ^^

      Hopefully, it will be finally revealed and of course, Kyouko can help him out ^^ Hehe, in a way, it is also good for her = future relationship with Ren =P

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  9. Thank you! Your posts brighten my day and always bring a smile to my face.

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      Glad to hear that ^^

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  10. Thank you so much for your effort. Thank you so much for all the time you have invested to share this detailed explanation of the chapter with those of us who don't know the language and/or can't buy the original manga. I wish you the best.

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  11. I love love love this chapter!! Arigato for the translation!!

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  12. Thank you so much or the summary! i cant wait for the scanlation. I saw the pages earlier today and I gotta say Kyoko & Ren are so cute when they are unreserved and childlike. So many feels XD

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup..so cute and moe ^^

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  13. THANKS A HEAP! CAN ALWAYS REPLY ON YOU FOR TRANSLATION!!

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  14. oooo!! Thank you!!

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  15. Thank you Kat; Much appreciated. Cant wait f0r next summary(Chapter). Get a good and nice rest.

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  16. Thank you so much for the translation ! Gosh. Cliffhangers always kill me. ^^

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  17. thanks sooo much for posting this summary :) I really can't wait for the next translation!
    I really want to see whether Corn/Ren will find out that Kyoko is Boo (Since she said that he already likes someone else, and the only one that has been told by Ren is Boo) XD XD
    I wonder which one will happen first, Kyoko finding out Ren/Corn Identity or Ren finding out Kyoko/Boo Identity XD XD
    Skip beat really make me skip a beat on every new chapter XD XD <3

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      That's right ^^

      Hm..true, I think it would be amazing if the mangaka can make both 'secrets' be revealed simultaneously ^^

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  18. i love this manga but its too wired that Kyouko dident know it was him right away they look the same and sound the same she cant be that stupid i really want her to know cause i want to know her reaction . and thank you for upolding this manga it must have
    took alot of your time soo thanks alott,

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    1. Hehe, well, fantasy world is greater than logic to her. She has her suspicion and doubt..but well, tell her fairy tale stuff..you know the rest ^^ She even believed the story behind the gem in the rose that Ren gave her ^^

      Thanks for reading ^^ Ya..lots of dialogue.

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    2. ya your right and thanks agian for uploding this chapter alot

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  19. U are so awesome!
    Omg Ren keeps getting lucky and saved his Corn identity twice already lol but idk I feel like he is deceiving her and I don't like that :/ I'm just getting a clashing feeling.......but oh well I did love the fact that he mentioned Shou to see how she felt about him!
    I just love skip beat :)
    Thanks for the quick summary!
    -Steph

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    1. Thanks for the comment ^-^

      Ya..I guess in a way, Ren doesn't seem to be ready yet to reveal it. That is the feeling I got from Lory and Jelly's conversation. It makes me think if there is something more to what we thought. From the looks of things, it seems that Ren has to 'forgive Kuon' first before the reveal = confession and go steady. ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  20. Thank you so much for the translations I can't wait the next chapter so excited. Being wait for a months is really bad :(

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  21. Thank you so much, your work is amazing!

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  22. Thank you so much , you really are amazing.
    Maybe the favor Lory want to ask of Jelly is about Kyoko's manager ?

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for the comment ^-^

      Hm..maybe though Jelly's expertise is more on hairstylist-make-up. I think it would have something to do with Ren.

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    2. True... Thanks anyway!

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  23. ohh.. I knew it!! Kyouko will be dissolved by her imagination (fantasies/ fairy world) that she will be accepting all the explanations from 'Corn'.. i thought i will be seeing a confession here..

    but true the scenes are definitely cute and a bit passionate. I think they are having fun (CornxKyouko) until 'Corn' remembers something from that dark past. hope he can let go and move forward, and Kyouko will help him just like before, even Lory believed - Kyouko is 'Corn's charm'.. ooohhh, what will Lory be up to now?? I can't wait..

    Anyway, thank you very much for this Ms. Kat. Holiday is near, hope you'll have a good, relaxing vacation.. ;-)

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    1. Hehe..ya.

      That's right, they were ^^ I realized that no matter who they pretend to be in acting, or as their real selves, there is chemistry between them ^_^

      Yup ^^ Hopefully, that happens.

      Thanks and same to you ^-^

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    2. Holiday will end soon, how are you Ms. Kat??

      yeah!! i really like them as Heel Siblings, where their true feelings show no matter how they hide it.. ^_^ though it seems gross to some who doesn't know their true identity.. can't wait for those scenes again.. <3<3<3

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    3. Hm..doing okay more or less.. ^^ Thanks~

      Hehe, that's right ^^

      Hopefully, we'll get more of those..and it might not be as 'Heel Siblings' =P

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    4. though i like their pure, and cute interactions as CornxKyouko, i like their more passionate and romantic side being CainxSetsuka.. oohhhh... hope it will be sooner.. ^_^ since their purpose of going to that country is to act as Heel Siblings again..

      What do you think Ms. Kat?

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    5. Well, I like both - cutey-cutey and hot-romantic..and it's the same couple ^^

      True..though I somewhat think that it is only an excuse for Ren as Kuon to show up and meet Kyouko. I think/hope that Ren's past would be tackle in this arc..I'm not too sure/I forgot if they are wrapping up the movie, but, if they are, Ren would have to overcome his 'dark self/past' just as the movie ends.

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  24. Thank you Kat! Its so about time we, readers, get at least a confession in disguise after 10 looong years of unresolved emotional tension between Ren & Kyoko. I'm afraid I'll die before seeing this story coming to a pleasing end XD

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Hehe, ya..hopefully soon, now that we are all excited that they are now at this stage..'kind of' finally. Hoping to see something major in this arc ^^

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  25. thank you so much! after looking at the raws i always come and read ur blog! :D

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  26. my god my god !!!!!!!! thank you so much !! u made my day! have been waiting for new episode for sooo longgg

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  27. Seriously, one day in SB world equals to 4 - 5 months in the real time. I wish they would stop this monthly thing and do Tankoubons out of them. Thanks Kat. You are awesome as always.

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    1. Ya..well, I think almost all series are serialized first before tankoubans = if it isn't selling well, at least, the loss won't be bigger as compared to publishing tankoubans alone. But, I understand your frustration. ^^ The wait is torture..and even more that it is now a monthly instead of twice a month.

      You're welcome and thanks for the comment ^-^

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  28. Thank you a lot for such a detailed and informative post that all of us (at least I) have been dying waiting for ever since the latest chapter available online was released. Your effort is much appreciate.

    Btw, it seems that sticking with Skip beat! for a while now has slowly been transforming my wavelength lol, for at the end of chapter 206 somehow I already knew that in chapter 207 the mangaka wouldn't reveal everything so quickly and easily but would rather create a string of elaborate tales, and I'm not surprised my guess was correct now that I've read your post

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup ^^ And it makes me think that the mangaka plans to reveal it in a different unexpected way instead.

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  29. I found this blog post around 4~5 chapters ago, and have been in love ever since. Its always been tedious waiting for Skip Beat releases; if its not the bimonthly print, its the slow translation groups, an entire week can go by before the raw is finally crafted. And I began to wonder if this manga is simply falling out of grace. As a guy, I admit I read a number of shoujo, but few actually stick out as anything more than a generic copy, and its a shame that Skip Beat -one of the truly entertaining pieces- is not given its deserved coverage. After stumbling upon your site however, I have not been left wanting. Please marry me Kat, and we can pursue the dream together ;P Well, maybe that's a little much, but really, thanks for your wonderful work, and keep it up~

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    1. Ya..I do wonder about that. Well, at least, it is quite updated unlike a lot of other shoujo series.

      Hehe..thanks for the comment ^-^

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  30. Thank you so much I really wanred a translation because when i wanted to read the manga it was in japaness Cant wait for the next chapter Have a great holiday and Merry Christmas

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Have a great holiday, too and Merry Christmas~

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  31. Thank you so much for this.

    Merry Christmas...so glad that Christ was born to save us all.

    May your 2014 be full of blessings.

    ~m.euro

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yes..amen.

      Merry Christmas, too and thanks~ Same to you ^^

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  32. Wow, I cannot believe I only found your amazing blog NOW! I've been waiting for skip beat to come out in english all week (since only one group seems to clean/translate/edit it any more D:) and was delighted to find you had your summary up the night of!! That's incredible! Thank you so much! I really appreciate all your hard work! ^_^

    On another note, I know you must be very busy, but have you ever thought about translating the pages line by line? Skip Beat is the only manga I read any more, and it is frustrating waiting 10+ days after the release to have a scan translated, so I was thinking if perhaps you could translate, I could clean up the raws and edit your translations in them (while crediting you of course; you can even link them on your blog since I wouldn't know where even to upload them -_-' ). SB is too great a manga that it's sad that it's losing some of it's audience just due to impatience. :(

    However, I am aware that this is asking a lot of you, and I completely understand if you say no. Either way, THANK YOU for the amazing summary. It made my night. ^^

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Well, I don't do line by line translation/summaries for series that are updated in English scanlations. Thanks for the offer but I cannot do more than a summary. Sorry~

      Thanks again and glad to hear that ^-^

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  33. Thank you so much for your hard work!!!
    I always wait for the reviews that you make....
    very complete and up to date...
    I hope you never get tired of sharing this manga....
    But Ren,,, when you admit who you are on kyoko???
    I can't wait anymore......

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      So far, not..^^

      Hehe..yup, when, and how..

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  34. Thank you so much for this! I always look forward to reading your reviews and commentaries.
    Looking forward to the next one, I wish they would just get together already!! D:

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    1. Thanks for reading them ^-^

      Hehe..ya..hopefully soon ^^

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    2. Yeah, hope they can get together sooner, even before confessing their past.. ^_^ really cant wait for the next chapter, and hope it will be longer.. Sorry Ms. Kat.. ;)

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    3. Hehe, well, somehow, I think Ren would have to get over his past first..but who knows, this series can be quite unpredictable ^^

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  35. What an awesome post! Thank you so much for your hard work! <3
    Although I had read the manga on 20 Dec, I still appreciate your hard work :3
    (The Chinese version was out on 18 Dec. I feel really glad that I am a Chinese and I don't have to wait for half a month for the translation... XD Sorry to those who only know English..... ^w^"")

    "Would he mention it – perhaps in some elaborate fairy tale type of story?" <<
    This is just exactly what I was thinking about when I had just finished reading this chapter!
    I think that Corn may tell Kyouko part of his past, with the background changed into a fairy tale type. He may describe Rick as his fairy friend and tell Kyouko what happened between them... Then Kyouko may console him and Corn may slightly get out of his darkness...! Just my imagination XD

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Ya, I'm thinking along that lines and since this is Ren, he can pull off an amazing story. Also, stuff like 'darkness' works in fairy tale/fantasy type of stories ^^



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  36. Thanks Kat, I love your work ! But I find it really sad that there still isn't any update for chapter 207 when the raws are already out since the 20th ! English is not even my mother tongue...
    But still thank you so much !! ^^

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  37. I wanna thank you for your extraordinary work: you have totally made my day! After haunting (like the Kyouko's little grudge ghosts) several scanlation sites for the last 2 weeks, I found your wonderful blog which keeps me up to date with the story... I know it's a lot to ask, but please keep up the good work, for us, the poor non-Japanese speaking lovers of this wonderful manga!

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  38. I'm tearing up with joy! Thank you so much! I wait the whole month for your translation! ^_^ It makes my day completely!
    This chapter was so much fun! I almost feel bad for Kuon, this must be difficult for him to play. There were so many interesting expressions, and oh-- physical contact! I can't believe Kyouko is holding his face and his hands. It makes me sad that she is still so Ren-conservative, (shattering the image of Ren) and that it saddened Kuon, who shows such a serious expression in the end. This might be his only chance to tell his story properly, and Kyouko already knows a bit from before. I really, really can't wait to the next issue. Somehow I doubt that there will be a detailed explanation of Ren's true story, but I trust that our sensei knows what she is doing. :)

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup ^^ Me, too..whatever the mangaka is planning..hopefully it would be amazing = not what we expected. ^^

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  39. oh my gosh i am dying with excitement! the development is amazing!! i love how each character can act out different personalities, its always so interesting, funny, and surprising. >u< can't wait for the next chapter

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  40. Thanks sooooo much for the translation! I have been dying to read this chapter, the translation ppl were taking so long to get the manga out I was dying of curiousity!

    I can't wait till the next ch. and when Kyoko finds out about corn being ren and ren being corn!

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  41. I'm so excited! I really hope Ren tells her about his past even if it is in a made-up fairy tale way. It would be nice if this coincidence led to some kind of atonement for him. I have been reading your summaries, but I didn't have the time to leave a comment until now. Thank you so much for the summaries! I love the way you write them!

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    1. Yup ^^

      Thanks for reading them and the comment ^-^

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  42. just remembered when shou had mimori's help in kidnapping kyouko after school, to yell at her for letting kijima buy her clothes and putting his anger on her for looking so beautiful for the ending party of dark moon, he'd mention/allude to trouble coming her way? i wonder what he meant? what does he know? is it trouble in showbiz, like a newcomer rival? or maybe something to do with her mother? but more than likely i think it's related to showbiz bc he cut ties with his parents, so where would he get that information? and since he's in showbiz as well, though a different section, he might hear or see things, but why the president hasn't brought it up as well or at least shown thinking over it, doesn't make sense. well, he is an eccentric man of love and probably thinks kyouko would be strong enough to overcome what comes at her, especially now that she's so close to graduating from the Love Me section.

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    1. Ah, I don't recall that part..what I remembered was he threatened her to renounce having any romantic feelings for Ren and never to have them or else, she'll quit showbiz and go back to Kyoto...ah, to serve at the inn/him, iirc. Well something like that. That is why Shou is quite happy over his 'trump card' and probably didn't bother Kyouko since then.

      Even if it is something about showbiz, I don't think Shou is more powerful than Lory. Shou is just a popular singer. Lory is the president of a showbiz company and he definitely has connections..can pull strings..stuff like that. I'm not sure if the mangaka would go that way though..I recall reading somewhere that she is unwilling to put in the role or reporters/paparazzi into the story because it would complicate things. Those guys only appeared, iirc, early in the series during Kyouko's first acting job with Ren. So, there would probably be no showbiz scandal stuff.

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    2. *Shou's comment about Kyouko's "tiny shred of confidence" being "snuffed out soon"
      I personally got the impression that maybe Shou had been nominated for some huge music award or something...something that hasn't been announced yet, but something that would elevate his career to newer (and harder for Kyouko to match) heights.

      I could be wrong, but we'll see :)

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    3. Ah, is that so. But somehow, I think that the more she is into Ren, she would probably not really care about Shou or their little 'contest'.

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