July 20, 2014

Skip Beat [Chapter 214]

The sea waves are splashing about on an island. A plump glasses man is holding a machine gun. Looking tense and hurried, he breathes heavily as he walking through the forested area. He looks up in surprised to see a tall dark hooded figure standing in front of him. The figure is holding a bloodied blade. Drip. Drip. Blood falls down from its tip. The man screams and goes Rambo on the dark figure. Bratatat! He shoots at the figure. After the sound subsided, the dark figure didn’t move an inch. The clouds reveal the sun which in turn reveals the face of the dark figure. The man is startled to see the dead looking eyes of a decaying figure staring back at him. He grows pale and fear has suddenly gotten a grip on him. He instinctively falls back but he loses his footing. He falls down but had to look at the dark figure that is fast floating towards him. It comes nearer and nearer that the man can only close his eyes, whimper and wait for his fate. –Cut. The director says that’s okay for now. They’ve decided to temporarily stop filming up to this point because the sunlight is too strong. They’ll have to verify[/check] the scene then they might re-do it again. The director tells them to wait a moment. Cain takes this as a cue to leave. The middle-aged actor looks scared of him. A staff member goes to him and asks if Kaneko-san [guesswork from 金子] is alright. Kaneko apologizes and says that he is okay. The staff member says that it would be good if that scene can be used for Kaneko’s acting is simply amazing because his acting on being scared is so true to life. Kaneko laughs and says that he is truly very scared. He is so scared that it sends a chill on his spine that he couldn’t help but scream.
The staff member asks then that falling down part wasn’t an improvisation [ad lib] on his part. Kaneko sheepishly says no, because of the strong sunlight, he clearly saw that guy’s face...and it is exactly like what Murasame said. The staff member asks if it is ‘that guy’s eyes don’t have any emotion’. Kaneko says that’s right, those words. Another staff gestures to some seats where he can rest. Kaneko says that even if Cain is acting as a ‘moving corpse’ so of course, his sight has no visual function but it’s too real.. the depths of his eyes are empty. While the staff member is fanning Kaneko and the other stuff giving him some drinks and wet towels, Kaneko says that even if he have also heard that in reality, being treated as a ‘prey’ and for him [Cain] to stand in front of him, one would also forget that HE is also an actor, a living person. The staff member asks even if he’s not in the show[/drama], he would also almost forget [the Cain is a living person] “Did you know? Wearing that kind of clothes, in this kind of weather, that person didn’t even have a single drop of perspiration.” By the bench, Kyouko is perspiring. She thinks that it is so hot..so hot today, and for her to wear these outfits that conform with the Heel siblings. Even if what she is wearing is pleasantly cold, yet she dredged in perspiration. She thinks that even if what Ren is wearing is entirely open in front, but the ventilation throughout his clothes ought to be very poor and also, he is dressed up in all black. [<- it is advised to wear lighter color clothes so that it won’t feel so hot] So, how come Ren can still have a cool refreshing expression.
Flashback: While having breakfast, she asked this question to Ren and he said that he got used to it. Holding some newspapers that he’s reading, Cain told her that as an actor, if one has accumulated enough experience, one can naturally be able to not be dredged in perspiration during shooting at all costs. While Kyouko is in disbelief over that, Setsuka calmly asks how that is done. Cain tells her that he depends on striving hard, willpower [/perseverance] and also self-hypnosis on ‘I don’t have a sweat gland, so I cannot perspire.’ Kyouko thought strive hard, willpower, self-hypnosis = suggestion = wishful thinking[/tend to engage in fantasy]. It is that!! It is possible that compared to other people, she is quite an expert on that. And she was scolded before by Kanae to change her wishful thinking even if she didn’t scold her viciously. So, could it be that if she works hard, she can also become a calm high level actor like Ren. Then, Cain said that is a joke, actually, he also doesn’t know why and unknowingly, he got this kind of physique. He told her that it is only up to the neck up that isn’t perspiring because there is a limit to the scope that can be seen so he can cleverly hide it and there is also that special make-up. He said that from the neck down, he doesn’t seem to perspire too much but there is a secret know-how to suppress perspiration and possibly more or less, it is still a bit effective. Setsuka’s eye sparkled. She asked how is that done. Cain looked at eager Setsuka who wants to know the secret. Cain thought for a while. Poking her head, he told her that first, she has to be called an ‘actress’ then he’ll teach her. He smiled and said that it turns out that she’s very interested in acting, and he really doesn’t know that. This shocked Setsuka. End flashback.
Kyouko is gloomy since she completely and unexpectedly became Kyouko and asked him about that. She couldn’t believe that this happened when the time of the Heel siblings is soon over and she suddenly forgot herself. How shameful. Ren must have been very speechless about her because he sneered so perhaps, it can be said that she isn’t quite mature for him to say ‘first wait until she can called an ‘actress’. She thinks that it is a beautiful to be called an actress. Even if until now, no one called her that and of course, she also don’t call herself that for she’ll be too thick-faced to do that and her experience isn’t enough to belong to the company’s performing artists’ department. [<- she’s still in Love Me department] Looking serious, Kyouko thinks of Ren’s ‘after you’re called an actress’. The door opens and Manaka calls out to Murasame who is sitting by the patio where Kyouko was. Manaka tells Murasame to come inside where it is cooler rather than stay at that place. Holding a fan, Murasame thanks her but he’s alright, don’t mind him. She asks if he is observing Cain again. While Kyouko glances at the side and eavesdrop on them, Manaka says that ever since Cain mentioned about ‘proud of being an actor’, he would always do this even if he is angry over Cain being always late and lazy. While thinking that he also lost his temper yesterday, Manaka says that actually she felt that there is a manly passionate friendship from Cain. Murasame exclaims that he doesn’t feel it and is she thinking of that delinquent manga again. [<- I forgot the name ^^;] While asking him to please not insult her heart’s forever idol, she says that he still hates Cain. Murasame exclaims super hate, but of course, and he totally doesn’t want to show kindness towards him. Right now, he hates Cain even more because every time he sees Cain’s perfect BJ, he would deeply feel that he is but just a small actor. Even if it infuriates him, but Cain’s acting skills is truly very good, that bastard.
As Murasame watches the director talking with Cain, Manaka says that she never thought of being a small person just by watching Cain’s acting and even if the interpretation of BJ makes one terrified but if Murasame is so infuriated, then it is okay to just not watch. Murasame exclaims that it is a disgrace to run away, and right now, if he doesn’t properly look at that guy’s method, next time when he bump into him, he cannot pre-empt him in utterly destroying him. Kyouko mentally reacts in their conversation: surprised over how Manaka not feeling that she’s a small person over Ren’s acting, and does ‘utterly destroying’ still related to acting. Murasame says that right now, even if he cannot do that kind of shooting but one day, he will be able to attain a higher skill than he has now and then, he will become a top quality actor that even Cain cannot help but recognize him. Murasame is angrily muttering that he’ll broaden up his acting skill and like that guy, even if it isn’t a human role, he will also perform it to the extreme as if it is real. Kyouko is moved and thinks of Murasame as her comrade. How amazing that she wants to talk with him for she wants to probe on this topic with him. This is also her future dream, to become the best and strongest top quality actress that no matter what role it is, she can do it well but wanting to do it up to that degree.. Her thoughts are interrupted when Manaka is happily calling out to Cain. Cain approaches Kyouko who immediately goes into Setsuka mode. Setsuka greets him good work [/otsukaresama deshita] and is it rest time, is the scene already over. He tells her no, they are going to re-shoot but it is planned to switch the scene and it might be in a place where it cannot be seen from there. He says that since yesterday, he told her many times to just stay in the lounge. Setsuka replies that since yesterday, she also told him many times she doesn’t want her brother to be the only one working outside while she is staying in a cool place. Cain says that he is happy that she has that kind of thoughts but if she becomes unpleasant [/disagreeable] because of the high temperature, then he’ll also be more unpleasant.
While Manaka is puzzled over this, irked Murasame thinks that even if he doesn’t know what they are talking about but it seems to be some perverted lines being exchanged. Manaka perks up and points out to Cain that since he is resting, go inside the lounge where it is cool. Murasame can only lamely call out to her. He thinks that Manaka really won’t quit, and he has already given up in stopping her. Clinging on to his arm, Manaka says that there are beverages and mineral water. Cain asks if this girl’s brain is hard cheese [has lots of holes] for how many times does he have to say it for her to remember. Manaka asks what. Cain corrects himself that Manaka doesn’t understand English. Just when Cain is going to swing his arm to get Manaka off him, Manaka is send flying away. Murasame calls out to Manaka who lands on the floor on her behind. Cain is puzzled for the one who tossed Manaka away was Setsuka. Just when Murasame is protesting that she is also too.., Setsuka glares at Manaka and takes a step forward. She says, “I’m only going to say this once. Listen clearly. *tilts head towards Cain* the little girl on that side..” Manaka looks surprised. Ren also looks surprised as he looks at Setsuka. Meanwhile, Lory looks surprised at Jelly and asks Ren said that. Even if she doesn’t clearly know the meaning of it, Jelly says yes, that is what Ren asked her to pass on to him. Lory says is that so. His expression softens as if he is relieved. He says is that so. Jelly smiles. [I think this is part of what Ren said ->] For the time being, the future path sends out a radiance that pierces the eyes [/too dazzling]. That radiance won’t let any shadow [/traumatic experience] envelop it. Jelly[?] thinks that is how she heard it. Elsewhere, the Daruma woman is sweeping outside the store when someone is standing in front of her. She stands up and welcomes him but right now, they are still preparing to open the store. Pulling down his mask, Shou [based on his outfit, it looks like him] says no, it is alright, it is because of some other thing that he came here today. And, the next chapter will be out on September 5th in Japan.
Comment: And, yes, it will be a long wait. If you check through last year’s issues, the mangaka took the same kind of break around this time. So, I think instead of the 20th, the succeeding chapters will be on the 5th of every month. Edit: Re-reading the last blurb, for Hana to Yume's anniversary, it seems that this series will continuously come out on the 5th and on the 20th of September. Shou is on the move again. For him to be there, I guess he is looking for Kyouko, right? And, he doesn’t know that she’s not there, right? And, he also doesn’t know that she’s with Ren, right? In Guam. All by herself. =P So, will he wait for her to come back or he’ll be flying all the way there asap? Ah..for him to meet the Heel siblings? =P Since this series is unpredictable, it might be totally something different. It seems that after the seemingly ‘lovey-dovey’ stuff of the couple, we might be back to acting arc since Kyouko wants to prove that she is an ‘actress’ so that Ren would recognize her and give her some tips. Honestly, I don’t know if there is such a secret to stop from perspiring too much..I might actually believe what he said earlier about willpower and self-hypnosis. ^^; Maybe, he is just pulling her leg about that secret. Though, that ‘skill’ is needed for the actor/actress to still look perfect onscreen even in the hot lighting of the shootings, hot studio set, or in this case, hot weather. Talk about perfection and giving very few problems for the director and the other staff, aside from his already amazing acting skills. Ren is pretty much in the top much to the envy of ‘lesser’ actors/actresses who are serious about their craft. Now, Setsuka might lecture Manaka about not touching her man but since Manaka is dense, is it possible that Setsuka will do a little demonstration of affection towards Cain? =P It is nice to see Lory relived for Ren..I guess after he has settled down a bit, he’ll be very curious what led Ren to say those things ^^ Scans by 红莲汉

Word of the day:
A comprehensive awareness and understanding of one’s own insufficiency and weakness is one of the great lessons of life. ‘Our sufficiency is from God 2 Corinthians 3:5’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.

84 comments:

  1. thank you for the summary :D
    Cain's (ergo Ren) acting as BJ before was scary, but now it's just plain creepy like something crawl up your spine!
    It's truly terrifying (in a good way, for Cain's acting skill)!

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    1. Thanks for reading, bianca ^-^

      Indeed.

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  2. Thanks for the summary Kat, I really enjoy reading your summaries especially Skip beat!! since it's one of my favorite manga and I can't wait for the newest chapter to be translated, so I am happy you take time to make a summary for all of us fans. Thanks again. Can't wait to see what happens next XD

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    1. Thanks for reading, yeceniac ^-^

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  3. Thank's for the summary Kat :)
    ah Setsuka new hair style and outfit is cute i think. Looking at BJ expression is so terrifiying,so real and scary.
    Well,we'll see Sho in the next chapter. I wonder if he'll meet the Heel siblings there?
    Tiara ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tiara ^-^

      Yup..the mangaka can draw horror =P

      If he does, it will be very amusing.

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  4. Waaahhh!!! I love Setsuka!! Pushing Manaka to the side makes her look really cool. Haha. Hope that action will make Manaka to never approach Cain again. And I'm really surprised to see an appearance of Shou once again. I thought that he'll make an appearance after Kyoko goes home.

    Well, I saw some kind of SB extra. Don't know when it was or where I saw it again but there's a page where Kyoko, in Setsuka's form, was riding the elevator with Shou. And after one panel, Shou recognized that it was actually Kyoko. But before he can say anything, Kyoko kicked his shin. Have you seen that?

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    1. Yup..and since Shou has appeared..there should be some development soon.

      Yes, though that is just a 'what if they've met' imagination story. I've already summarized that here:
      http://tatsukida.blogspot.com/2014/05/skip-beat-side-stories.html

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    2. hahaha. thanks :)

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  5. It is an interesting chapter. The mangaka's drawings of the Zombie are very interesting too. As always, thank you very much for the summary, dear Kat. Good comment too, as for the perspiration part, I saw in a report that it is through laser which targets the sweat glands, that some actresses are able to eliminate their sweating.
    P.S. If the mangaka is taking a leave as leisure time, you should do it too, you deserve it and we will miss you both lol :D ^_^ (hmm on second thoughts, don't go anywhere for too long, we will miss you too much :D)

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    1. Yup and thanks for reading, RoseFleur ^-^

      Wow, so it is a 'hindrance' for them.

      Well, if everything goes well and God willing, I might go on vacation this September in between the potential SB releases on September.

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    2. Ah, it is we who should be doing all the thanking ^_^
      Yup, sweating is a "hindrance" for them and preventing it is a way to work on their image as glamorous stars and fashionistas (it would be unbearable to have spots showing on their gowns, shirts or dresses from sweating).
      Well I wish you'll have a fabulous experience and I hope that you'll have plenty of fun and discover all sorts of new things. Take care a lot ^_^

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    3. I enjoy your updates too, Kat! You do such a wonderful job!!

      I can attest to the fact anyone damaging their sweet glands is not very smart! At times I suffer from dehydration, and have passed out from it. It is not pleasant, and I wouldn't wish others to have that issue.

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    4. I see..RoseFleur..though I wonder isn't it bad to 'not sweat'. ^^;

      Thank you ^_^

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    5. Thanks for the comment, anonymous ^-^

      True..I think it is not good to tamper with it since it has a function for the body.

      Hm..maybe they are doing it in limited parts of the body like underarms.

      Hope you're coping well with your health problem ^^

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    6. Yes, kat, you are right, there must be side effects to this
      (and yes ... true, I was mostly talking about armpit)

      @ anonymous
      Nope ... unfortunately, it is not a very smart move as you say to tamper with one's sweat glands especially that there are other effective ways to control sweat. Anyways,I know that it isn't much but I really hope you'll get better. Take care

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    7. I see, RoseFleur. ^^

      I guess you mean an antiperspirant, right? = other effective ways to control sweat. Maybe that is what Ren is hinting on =P

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  6. The last panel reminded me of something. Skip beat has been going for what, seven years? Do we still not know the automata couples names? Thanks as always for the summary.

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    1. Sorry, sorry correction duramaya couple. Not automata

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    2. Nope, it is currently in 12 years. Started in 2002.

      True, it seems that we don't.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  7. Otsukaresama deshita Kat-Sama (⌒▽⌒)☆
    It's pretty disappointing to know that the next chapter will be released on the 5th of September o(>< )o, but since there's also another chapter on the 20th, I think it's alright, though I am not that good obedient patient person (-_-)ゞ゛
    I mean Nakamura-Sensei needs break from time to time, and according to your comment it seems to happen yearly. So, as hardcore fans who respect Sensei, we should all just wait calmly hoping that she's enjoying herself (o;TωT)o
    Till the next chapter, take care of your health and enjoy yourself as well(^ω^)

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    1. Thanks, Lolli ^-^

      True..it is an anniversary special ^^

      Yup and thanks again ^-^

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  8. Thanks Kat!

    If we're looking at the clothes yeah it looks like Sho. But the face doesn't look like him :S

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      True..

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    2. You think so, MsRitz91..don't seem to be the type Kuon might wear. Since Ren is in Guam, he has a twin?

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    3. At first I also thought it could be shou but since jelly woods is back in japan speaking with the president I thought there was a time skip at the end of the chapter. Well, we will have to wait and see who it is. And thanx for the summary kat!

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    4. Oh, I see, MsRitz91. Well, Jelly was suppose to leave after she finish the makeover for the two so Ren asked her to pass the message to Lory. If they came back together, then the pass the message won't be necessary.

      Ya, and thanks for reading ^-^

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  9. Thanks for the summary! I think its Shou in the end because he wear that hat before in chapter 189. I never see Reino wear a hat, and Reino's hair is long than Shou but who knows he had a hair cut. I think its definitely Shou. :) <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Yup, it is most likely Shou.

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  10. *sighs* I wish the manga would speed up a little. There is no real story in this chapter.. :-(

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    1. BTW.. as always great work kat...its too bad we have to wait another 45 days for next chapter...:-(

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    2. True..though it is always like this most of the time.

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

      Ya..

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  11. hayayi................. just about right (so fast )
    arigato .

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  12. I think the guy who appears in the last page is Shou, beacuse the last time Kyouko's phone was suddenly off (by Cain) and Shou really wanted to find out why/how (http://www.mangahere.co/manga/skip_beat/v31/c194/10.html). Maybe....Maybe he wants to live together with Kyouko again like before (to check where she is, especially at night! )? I'm just curious what will happen if it's true and Ren finds out what Shou tries to do...haha.

    BTW, thank you kat as always.

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    1. True..that was the last time we heard of him.

      Hm..probably not..maybe just because the phone was suddenly cut off like that. He does show some 'obsession'. Well, I'm sure the 'new' Ren won't take things the same as before..hopefully =P

      You're welcome ^-^

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  13. Thank you so much for the summary! I really can't wait... ah... too bad there's a long wait, but I guess even mangakas need holidays ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading, Claudia ^-^

      Ya..

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  14. Thanks for the summary Kat!
    I guess this was a transition chapter, moving on from one arc to the next.
    I was just looking over some of the earliest chapters of the manga and I like that art better than this one. For half a second, I mistook Shou for Kuon in this chapter. SB has been running for a long time, eventually Nakamura san's style changed; but most clearly around ch 175 onwards.
    Shou is a really weird guy. The sense of entitlement he feels towards Kyouko even after kicking her aside. Weird guy, when he loves someone else, he only loves himself more. -.-

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    1. Thanks for reading, LooneyTune ^-^

      True, it seems like it..or maybe, transition chapters..depending on how much longer they will be in Guam.

      Indeed, the art is changing and isn't that consistent.

      That's right.

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  15. Thanks for the amazing summary! It would be so awesome if Shou comes to Guam. I think he might be able to recognize Tsuruga as Cain because he's had a glimpse of Ren's dark side. Then it would only be a matter of time before Kyouko drops her Setsu face and exposes herself!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ya..it would be ^^

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  16. Thanks a lot Kat! I can never wait for the translated version and your blog helps everytime :-)

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    1. You're welcome ^-^ Glad to be of help ^^

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  17. It's shou and bout time too ^^
    I notice on some pages the mangaka asks for letters from fans, especially about certain scenes.One in particular scene when Kyoko (Setsu) mounted Ren (Cain) on the bed heeheehee =]
    Was wondering... have you or anyone you know ever wrote to mangaka? Wonder, Does she respond back?
    As far as the anime, I myself am boggled why only one season and then... nothing! Now it is 4-5 years later and nothing but off/on rumors (about 2nd season)
    I mean Skip Beat is Awesome manga/anime, and has a HUGE fan base so I cant fathom why they dont continue the anime especially when I see so many other mediocre animes getting season after season made constantly..(--_--') *sighs*
    Thank you for summary!

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    1. Ya..

      Nope..I haven't tried. They might read it though I'm not sure they respond to each and every letter.

      As for the anime, from what I read, it usually depends on the DVD/Blue ray sales. If it didn't reach a certain amount or popularity, there is very little chance for it to be continued even if the manga is popular. And usually, it is already something for a shoujo to be animated..for more seasons..that would be a miracle..say, Sailormoon? Of course, during Sailormoon's era, they can afford to have lots of seasons and fillers..I recall that they cannot do it anymore.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. Yes, I've tried. No, there's no reply. I think letters are more of proof of popularity. Series that get tons of fanmail are less likely to get cut short.

      As for a second season of the anime, maybe the powers that be are waiting for a good stopping point in the manga...like when the Heel siblings arc finally ends?

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    3. Speaking of Sailor Moon, I'm watching Sailor Moon Crystal. The art and the story are much more faithful to the manga.

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    4. True..and of course if there are a lot of letters, it means that that there are a lot of readers who read and buy the series. In a way, popularity ought to be side by side with profit.

      Sorry, I'm not optimistic about it. As mentioned, shoujo series tend to limit on 2 seasons then the rest is, just read the manga. I think the only recent one that got more than 2 is Natsume and Friends.

      Is that so..no fillers, right? I'm planning to check it out..someday..when I find some time.

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    5. natsume is not a shoujo series but i have to say its heartwarming to watch.. the 1st episode doesn't hook u up but if u give it a chance u would love it...

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    6. I have watched all the anime. I didn't read the manga though.. True, it is quite nice ^^ The cat-sensei is really, really cute.

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  18. Thank you for the summary and amen to the quote.
    ~may

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    1. Thanks for reading, may and indeed, amen ^-^

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  19. Thank you very much for doing it every time n.n
    You're always the first one Ü
    Arigato

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  20. Thank you very much for the summary effort fantastic unfortunately I am sad because the next chapter will be on 5 September but do not quite wait for those who appeared in the other, I think that Shu often but it would be amusing if a new character because the facial expressions seem quiet and this is not the habits of Shu

    Arigato gozaimasu

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    1. Thanks for reading, oumaima ^-^

      True..

      Hm..maybe because of the facial expression. The behavior..well, he might just 'acting nice' =P We will know for sure in the next one if the mangaka continues it from there. ^^

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  21. thanks cat for the summary, omg kyouko its jelous over manaka chans holding ren*s arm. that wasnt setsu that was kyouko.
    i think shou will be seen in guam looking for kyouko and i hope he wont recognize her as setsu. but if he does he will find out that she is with ren and to see that im dying to know if these can really happen. oh god, what a month and a half to read your summary will kill me of waiting.
    i want kyouko and ren together so badly. its been long long time and waiting for all the fans of these beautiful manga.

    thank you again kat.

    saludes, BELITEGA

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    1. Thanks for reading, BELITEGA ^-^

      Ya.., probably both acting and her true self ^^

      That will be really amazing if it happens..but I'm cautious not to expect too much soon because of the slow pacing of the manga. Ya..it is always waiting..waiting for us and thankfully, this mangaka tends to deliver ^^

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  22. Damn Shotaru had to appear in the end of this cute chapter. Argh!!!
    Thank you for the summary Kat!!! Great as always!

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    1. Yup, DragonCryings...the dreaded cliffhanger.

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  23. I am so thankful to you. I saw the raw scans before reading this and its awesome. I totally want shou to meet setsuka. that would be an entertaining confrontation. cant wait till next time!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, that would be entertaining ^^ Or witness the Heel siblings in lovey-dovey action then realizing who they really are. His expression ought to be priceless. ^^

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  24. Thanks for all! You really did a great work ! I'm really thankful 'cause I would probably lose my mind without you! Too much time until the next chapter x) !
    I love the behavior of Setsuka sooooo cute ! She's so possessive ! Maybe Ren will notice her feelings :p * I know I have too much hope sometimes *
    I think Lory have a little idea of what might happen and made Ren said that, it's just my point of view of course ^^ We would see later what he thinks ^^
    I think it's great that Sho will be back there will be a little bit of action and jealously ;p
    Thanks again for all you've done, good continuation :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, Doodie-chan ^-^

      Hehe..well, this series always gives us hope then..either crushes it with the slow pacing but at times, suddenly delight us with sudden surprising developments ^^ In short, very unpredictable and anything is possible ^^

      Yup..I'm curious what Lory thinks/will imagine ^^

      Indeed, with Shou there..things are going to be a bit more exciting ^^

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  25. Oh goodness, I was wondering when Shou was going to be coming back into the picture. I can't wait till the next issue!!

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  26. Thank you so much!! Again :D but I will keep thanking you! Although it doesn't seem enough

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    1. ps I really liked your "word of the day" here too. I like them all and look forward to them at the end of each summary :D

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    2. You're welcome and thanks for reading ^-^ Glad you like them =)

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  27. thank you so mush you are goodhearty i ve been looking so hard but all was japaneese
    i can't wait for the next
    keep the hard work <3

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

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  28. Thanks so much for posting!!!!!!! I wish the rest of the manga could be turned into anime too. (I rly want to see the kiss scene animated) >.< I also wish it was a weekly release.........the waits always kill me. Skip Beat is just that good.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Emily ^-^

      True..it is the waiting that is hard.

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  29. Thanks for the quick work. I love this manga! I was wondering how long it would take Shou to show up since. Kyoko stopped answering the phone. Now I just hope she can act her way past this sudden burst of jealousy.
    Nikkie

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    1. Thanks for reading, Nikkie ^-^

      Well, he already made his appearance so things will heat up soon.

      I'm sure she can and it will level up her acting skills ^^

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  30. I hope her pushing Manaka down was purely part of her Setsuka act, don't want Kyoko to have a mean side. :/ I hate possessive jealousy in a character, it's one thing to be a little jealous, but to get physical like that, I don't find cute at all. I get the impression though that her doing that was more to impress Ren with her acting ability as Setsuka more than out of jealousy, since she was scolded by Ren earlier for breaking out of her act, she feels the need to prove herself more. I hope that's the case, I just can't see someone so innocent like Kyoko outright doing that to someone out of jealousy, unless I've missed something in the earlier chapters that suggests it could be in her character to do so, if that's the case it really makes her no different from Sho tbh, which I cannot stand. Pretty sure that's Sho at the end too, curious to see what he has to say to the Darumas. I really hope he gets to meet Setsuka too, would be hilarious. Great summary as always Kat, thank you! =)

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    1. Heather, I think it might be both. In a way, she is a bit jealous and of course, it just so happen that she is in that role so..that is how she would act it out. Even Ren is surprised.

      I don't think Kyouko would become a mean girl like those others who were jealous of her. With her personality, she might even apologize to Manaka later on. =P

      Probably looking for Kyouko. =P Ya, it would be ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. That's what I was thinking too, that Kyoko might apologize to her after that, I hope, or even become good friends with her later on, that's a trend in this manga, Kyoko becoming friends with girls she has a bad start with. haha Thanks for responding Kat and take care! ^_^

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    3. Yup ^^

      No problem and thanks, Heather ^-^

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