November 20, 2014

Skip Beat [Chapter 218]

Kyouko and the other Box’R crew tensely watch the news on the television. LIVE on the news, it is reported about a massive vehicular accident within a part of the highway which caused a traffic jam. There are some cars that had flipped over. The morning rush is also a factor as to why the damage is extensive. Right now, the police and firemen are in the process of saving and helping the people, and also confirm the reason for the accident. They still do not know the detail number of the injured. Later on, Kyouko gets out of the taxi and meets up with the director at the hospital. As they walk inside, Kyouko asks about Amamiya. The director says that it seems that her neck has a slight sprain but the leg part has to be rejoined because of a fracture so currently, she is in operation room. Kyouko is in shock to see Amamiya sitting on one of the benches. She asks wasn’t her leg being operated on. It turns out that the one who had a fracture is Amamiya’s manager. The director is saying that Amamiya got a neck sprain and {her manage} got fractured. Kyouko couldn’t believe that in his desire to say it, he skipped who got what injury. She thinks that even if it wasn’t like that, Amamiya got a shock. Kyouko asks if Amamiya is alright. Amamiya nods and timidly says that she’s very scared.
Seeing Amamiya’s hands trembling, Kyouko holds her hands as she tells Kyouko what happened. Early in the morning, they have some other work so after it was over, they have to hurry at high speed to Box’R film studio. The earlier work ended later than anticipated so they are quite anxious. In front of them, there is a huge trailer truck. In order to overtake it, they wanted to change lane by going to the right lane when suddenly, the truck took a sudden turn towards their direction. It seems that it is trying to avoid the rear-end of the accident in front. Even if her manager pulled the emergency break, it is too late so they hit the truck. Because of it, it seems that her manager got hit somewhere while at the driver’s side. Her manager is driving and Amamiya is sitting at the backseat [and thankfully, they are wearing seat belts.] Amamiya tells Kyouko that her manager has regained consciousness that after they were saved, she [manager] called the assistant director to say that they will be late and even reported the situation in detail. Kyouko sweatdrops for that is a frightening calmness. Kyouko asks why she called vice-director and not the director. Amamiya says that they called him but it got cut off midway so they called the assistant director.
Afterwards, the assistant director isn’t at the shooting place for he is scheduled to go there in the afternoon but then, as things are, he was the one who called the director. Kyouko realizes that it is definitely because the director didn’t finish hearing the story that he immediately hanged up and rushed out. Amamiya says is that so, she finds it strange that there is someone who won’t listen whether someone’s life is in danger or not. The girls think that the director is that kind of person. Then, the director arrives with milk tea and green tea for them. The girls think that he is a baffling existence in the showbiz world and this kind of person can create a lot of popular works. The director asks if they don’t like the drinks. [<- I think they are talking about he tend to be rash and impatient..buying them drinks but not asking them what they like.] Kyouko asks the director why she is called to the hospital. She is shocked when the director says that he doesn’t know, it is Amamiya who asked him. Amamiya explains that it is her manager’s request. While at the ambulance, her manager asked Amamiya to call out Kyouko to the hospital. This puzzles Kyouko that she asks isn’t it her family. Amamiya says that it is possible that after being rescued, her manager relaxed and her consciousness gradually became fuzzy but without a doubt, she said LOVE ME division so she thinks that her manager is talking about her.
Just then, the president of soft hat arrives and asks how Amamiya is doing. As Kyouko steps aside for them to talk, she thinks that the president of showbiz companies aren’t ordinary people for no matter how she looks at him, he is like some underworld ojisan [/uncle]. After Amamiya explained what happened, the president starts to cry over Amamiya encountering such a terrifying thing and even if her body didn’t have a grave injury but her spirit got a shock so no need to force herself for work today because Box’R already shifted a lot of its taping itinerary. The president asks the director who can only say yes. The director thinks that even if they can actually squeeze for some time but the film studio can only be used today.. After looking at the worried director, Kyouko looks at Amamiya who wants to take a break from today’s work as well as tomorrow’s. The president says that it is okay because of what happened, and he ought to be able to think of a way to resolve it..no, he’ll handle it. At the area where people can use cellphones, the director is already making a phone call about using today’s film studio for next time. Kyouko pulls his arm and tells him to wait a moment regarding that issue. As Kyouko goes out to the hospital’s courtyard with Amamiya, the director asks the president what that is about. The director doesn’t know but LME’s Kyouko says that she has something to say to Amamiya. He is shocked upon learning from the director that Kyouko is actually playing Natsu.
At the bench, Kyouko is mentioning about the nice sunny weather and doesn’t she think that it is a waste to suspend the shooting. Amamiya says that it isn’t like she wanted to suspend it. Kyouko says that she doesn’t really want to suspend it but only, in order to make it reasonable. Because of the shock from the accident, she cannot pull herself together so she also wants to take a break from tomorrow’s work. If she didn’t take a rest today, it won’t be persuasive since she has a shooting tomorrow for that ‘Are you serious?’ show. Amamiya darkly says that she failed, if she knew early on, she shouldn’t have let Kyouko see that. Kyouko says that regretfully, she read what she wrote last night on that poison notebook -> hate the shooting of the variety show for the day after tomorrow and it would be nice if some disaster happens. Amamiya angrily says that Kyouko would unexpectedly read someone else’s curse notebook, she has a lot of bad taste, why don’t she sleep early. Kyouko calls her mean for it is her darkness that kept nagging her to quickly read it. Amamiya asks what darkness so Kyouko says that it is nothing, it is her issue. Kyouko summarizes it by saying that to skip that boring variety show tomorrow, Amamiya plans to sacrifice today’s television drama shooting but then, if she were to do that, she’ll definitely won’t forgive herself and regret it.
Kyouko looks at Amamiya and says that from her reaction, she already regrets it since she is trampling on an important thing. Amamiya says that it is because of the accident and she doesn’t want to do a work wherein she’ll try to please some other people. That feeling is true. Kyouko says that is normal. She apologizes for saying some insensitive thing that isn’t related to her. But there is one thing that she wants to ask to someone who calls herself an ‘actress’. Kyouko stands up and looks at Amamiya. “If tomorrow’s work isn’t a variety show, but a television drama, would you still say the same thing..? --..I think that actually, those two things are the same. There is a rule wherein even if something happen in [one’s] private [life], one would also not bring it to work. Whether it is a variety show or a television drama, if the reason isn’t the aftermath of the accident, then, all the more one should--..” Kyouko goes back to the director and apologizes for she thought of trying to change Amamiya’s mind about the shooting today but it seems to be difficult. She says that it would be better to let Amamiya rest and sorry for interrupting him earlier about the film studio. Then, Amamiya goes to them. The director asks Amamiya if they are going to change the date of the shooting. Kyouko looks surprised since Amamiya looks deteremined.
Later on, the actresses of Box’R are shock that they are to hurry to the shooting place for Kyouko and Amamiya with the director, are directly heading off there. They are worried about Amamiya but the man says that it wasn’t a grave injury and after a check-up, it is generally okay. They cannot believe that Amamiya is going to work today and even if she is okay right now, maybe later on, something might happen. The man says that even if it is like that, she is came out of the accident unscathed and currently, she can work. ‘A so-called actor. No matter what happens to oneself, a performer’s life is predestined’. That is what Amamiya said so they should quickly go and gather up at the bus. The actresses think that Amamiya is so cool. Back at the hospital, Amamiya says that actually, those are the words of someone whom she respects. Kyouko asks if it is Ren. Amamiya says no, it is a famous US actor-model-manager in the whole world’s entertainment. He is called ‘victor[/winners]’s father’ [/father of winners?], Mr. D. Thinking that there is such a person, Kyouko says is that so. Amamiya asks why Kyouko felt it is Ren. Kyouko apologizes and says that for saying such amazing words, about not bringing private issues at work..and she heard that from Ren. Amamiya says that maybe, Ren is Mr. D’s believer. While saying ya.., Kyouko thinks that she didn’t hear about this but even if Ren is infatuated with someone, it seems that he won’t tell someone about it, telling fans.. [telling her he is a fan of someone?] She looks at her right hand and thinks that it is almost disappeared and obviously Ren hasn’t come back. She wonders if he properly complies with the promise [/agreement] and today is number 3 meal.
Amamiya tells Kyouko that she has decided to also do tomorrow’s work well but even if she thinks that, she needs a key factor to boost her up so can she ask Kyouko for help. A LOVE ME request, that Kyouko would go with her for tomorrow’s recording of ‘Are You Serious?’ “You only have to sit at the side, and watch in order for me not to run away--” At Fuji TV’s lounge, some people are looking at ‘Are You Serious? Extreme’ poster. On one of the tables, a woman in a suit is typing on her laptop computer when her cellphone rings. She answers it, “Hello—this is Mogami. Huh? ..tomorrow? I know, it is at the same television office as today. The other side had already told me. Yes. Live broadcast for tomorrow’s 8am ‘special report’, as commentator [/critic] for the acting as.. 9 o’ clock go in the studio. I understand—" Hangs up phone. She is reading on the rankings of new programs which has a review of Dark Moon’s Mio. It mentions that this time, Mio is the strongest catalyst in Dark Moon. Her brilliant acting made people remember the uniqueness of Mio. Alongside, compared to Mio’s audience, there are many critics who said ‘there is no good anticipation’, ‘and there is progress gap [/space for progress]’. And there are critics who say that it is a low-flying character.. Then, Saena closes the internet browser. Next chapter will be out on December 20 in Japan.
Comment: Okay, that is really not what I guessed. The accident has nothing to do with Kyouko’s mother. And that accident is too massive to just sue someone. But still, what happened to Amamiya is indeed going to cause Kyouko to meet up with her mother. See you in ‘Are you serious’ television studio? Ah, that is something to anticipate in the next chapter. Well, apparently, her mother does know that Kyouko is currently an actress and even what her role is. Did Sho tell them? I wonder though if she is basing Kyouko’s performances on what the reviews say rather than actually watching it. Of course, I’m really curious why she is reading about it. Curiosity? Want to discourage her from acting? Apparently, if she does object, it would most probably have nothing to do with being a Mogami. The audience reviews are favorable but not the critics. I don’t think that can be used to dissuade Kyouko from acting and just go back to Kyoto to become a waitress at Fuwa inn. There are performers who didn’t get the critics’ approval yet got the audience’s approval. I don’t think she’ll personally see Kyouko but rather get the Fuwa-s to know about this. So far, they are the one dealing with Kyouko. Somehow, I’m thinking that she is a lawyer so she would want to know everything if ever she’ll confront/meet up with Kyouko. Becoming a commentator for an acting role is definitely not a coincidence, right?

Anyway, I’m also curious about Mr. D. Since he is also a manager, would he be Kyouko’s manager? Maybe Ren knows the guy and was under him before? It shouldn’t be surprising since his father is world famous..maybe he is Kuu’s manager? Was Ren’s manager? Is Ren coming back on their ‘tomorrow possibly fated meeting day’? Is three days counting the day Kyouko left? It seems not..since he has to record 8 meals..maybe his flight is late at night? Even if he is not, if Kanae is also there, Kyouko will have two of her LOVE ME comrades with her when and if that meeting happens. As for Amamiya, it seems that she will soon overcome her hatred for variety shows by acting professional regardless of what she likes, views of people, etc. Even her manager is way too professional...apologizing for being late when she was injured and got into that kind of accident. And, it seems that in the industry, do not judge people by their appearance and eccentricities. Here, it is the director and the president. =P Scans by 红莲汉

Word of the day:
Differences of opinion enable you to see a bigger picture, have clearer understanding, and more well-rounded insight, and thereby make better decisions. –Not quicker decisions, but better ones. ‘Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors, there is safety. Proverbs 11:14’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.

74 comments:

  1. it just me or kyouko look like matur women not like little tinager

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    1. Not just you - I thought the same.

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    2. Me too. She is mostly quite excited in her interaction with other characters in comparison: she worships Ren, over-zealous with Moko, adores Maria, hates Sho and shrieks at Rheino... with Chiori, however, she tends to give out a more different side of her which tends to be a bit more mature, bit more charismatic. (And thank you again for for the wonderful summary Kat...!)

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    3. Is that so...maybe the mangaka wants her to look mature now? She's growing up fast?

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    4. Thanks for reading, Anonymous [2] ^-^

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    5. I think the new "maure look" is because the author wants to show that she has grown as a woman because she has acceped that she is in love, and has now accepted all facets of herself.
      If she becomes unsure and scared again she may go back to the old look, but for now she is beginning to assimilate her previous characters.

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  2. Thanks for the summary.cant wait for the next chap.i hope the mangaka increases the release of the chaps per month.it becomes frustrating sometimes to wait...
    Wonder when ren is coming back.it was 2 chaps without him

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    1. I also think that the mangaka should increase the release of chaps. It really does get frustrating. I miss Ren too

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    2. Thanks for reading, spears_deliq ^-^

      Maybe two more chapters?

      Increasing the release...seems unlikely since it used to be twice a month and now been once a month for a few years now. The mangaka might have her reasons for it.

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  3. Thanks for the fast summary! Hmm, I wonder if Kyouko's mom was looking to see how well she was doing in the same way she looked at Kyouko's test scores... if it's not 100% perfect (critics and fans say she's great) then she's not good enough/not worthy of approval. As for Mr D, I also wonder if he is Kuu's manager, or even Ren's mom's manager. Looking forward to next chapter, should hopefully be interesting!

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    1. Thanks for reading, squeaker ^-^

      Oh..that's a way of viewing it.

      True...^^

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  4. Awesome summary like usual, thanks a bunch Kat ;)
    Interesting chapter with leads to potential story developments. Meeting her mother at the tv studio, will her mother recognize her?
    That Mr. D, sounds like an older dude, so doubtful he'd be her manager especially if he was some famous guy from America.. however the link to possibly Kuu and even Ren is interesting, especially if she eventually ends up going to America to act.
    As for the critics on her Mio, I guess they got a point given it was her first big role, there is still room to progress. Given the fact her mother demands 100% for tests, her opinion on Kyouko's acting should be the same and thus being not good enough, yet. However, to me it seems for Kyouko striving to become the best actress int he country, she herself would be agreeing with her mother there.. things seem to be heating up again for interesting developments ;)

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    1. It would be extremely interesting if Mr. D turned out to be the President. With his mysterious yet ostentatious persona, coupled with his physique....I look forward to learning for about this Mr. D (Victory). Amamiya reminisced about him when she compared Kyouko to the Eternal Butterfly yes?
      ~may

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Indeed. Hm...she might if she has seen her picture as Mio? That's a good point..will her mother recognize her if she hasn't seen the commercial or the tv drama. Kyouko might recognize her. So, maybe someone will introduce/inform them?

      True..he seems like an older dude..with Kyouko, I'm thinking if she goes to the US, he'll be her manager =P

      That's right.. Indeed ^^

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    3. Hehe..is that so, may.

      Sorry, I forgot though I was thinking that it was Mr D who gave Amamiya that 'eternal butterfly' idea.

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  5. Thanks for the fast and great summary! I hope that Kyoko does not get emotionally hurt with seeing her mom. I just do not like Saena (she better not hurt her even more). I wonder if Kyoko would go to Ren for emotional help rather than "Corn" if anything goes wrong. I have a feeling Ren will come back next chapter so he can be around to support Kyoko. Amamiya and Kanae will also be there. I think that she will try to get Kyoko to prove herself "perfect" in order to say in show business. I hope that Fuwas don't ruin kyoko's chance of being an actress and being with Ren over something along the lines of her being their future Okami-san. Poor Kyoko will have to face them head on. With the support she has and her and Kuon/Ren's strong personality I know she will come through and succeed.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup ^^ Indeed, they will be there for her.

      Ya..though Kyouko can say that she is abandoned by her so why does she need her approval to stay in showbiz.

      Hm..that would depend on what kind of people the Fuwas are...they seem to be intelligent ones to know where Kyouko's happiness and interest lie.

      Yup ^^

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  6. Thanks for the summary. I have to admit my capability of reading kanji is very poor, so I look forward to these summaries you give. I have to agree with you, it does seem like her mother is keeping tabs on her. Makes me think that her mother just doesn't know how to connect with her so she chose to do so through other people. There are parents like that out in this world, they don't know how to connect properly with their kids and don't realize what they've done until they feel its too late to fix it. However, I don't think the two of them will meet up just yet. I think she may see her mother and or vise versa, but I don't believe the two will confront one another in front of people. Why create a fallout publicly when that wouldn't reflect positively on either of them? I am looking forward to the next issue though, just wish I didn't have to wait a month for it. I still believe that the big issue hasn't come yet. I also wonder if Amamiya's manager wasn't asking her to call up LME's president and not Kyoko....since she is after all part of LME and Softhat at the moment.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, that's a possibility with her and her mother.

      Hm..good point. So, if ever, they would probably act cordial as if they are strangers? Like how Ren and his father did before.

      Yup...waiting again.

      Hm..maybe though she did specify Kyouko. So the question is, why did she get Kyouko to come? She believes that a co-LOVE ME can help out Amamiya? She knew that Amamiya would try to skip work from that variety show?

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  7. Thank you once again for the summary! Not much happening in this chapter, but at least it seems that the next 2-3 chapters will have some new progress. Thank you for the hard work!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup..and thanks for the comment ^^

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  8. thanks for the summary. i just hope the ending will happy ending for ren and kyouko. i wish kyouko don't have heart breaking with anyone again, because she always get hurt since the begin of her life. and i wonder who's kyouko father and did he know about kyouko existence.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      I'm sure it will ^^

      That's right. About her father, it seems to be implied that he's dead during her talk with Maria regarding Kyouko's relationship with her parents.

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  9. Oh... thank you so much for the quick summary! I'm really curious about what will happen in the future.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Claudia ^-^

      Yup..

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  10. Thanks for the summary Kat! Its a good thing that Chiori wasn't too badly hurt, that was one big accident. Its normal for her to be scared. Not to memtion her wishing that she won't have to go to the filming of that show and next thing you know it they're in a accident. Jinxed herself? Anyways, Kyoko might meet her mother in the studio. Who knows, if Kyoko sees Moko she'd immediately charge for her. Lol. Now with Ren who knows when he'll appear, it counts on the time skips. For all we know we might not see him till March. (Don't want that.) Okay so, when Kyoko left I don't think he ate breakfast or lunch yet, so if he already had three meals.... no he should have recorded only three. So he'll probably arrive in the morning. Or ugh... so confusing. Then again time difference is different right? Anyways two more days for him to arrive... I think. Lol.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup..that can be quite scary. Maybe.

      True..depends if they know each other or they will confront each other.

      Cannot say if it is up to March..the mangaka might just show a couple of scenes of him like leaving the airport or something.

      Hm..yes, if the second day is counted as today when accident happened.
      First day when Kyouko left - lunch and dinner
      Second day when accident happen - breakfast [third meal] lunch-dinner
      Third day breakfast-lunch-dinner
      So that is eight..and since breakfast isn't counted on the fourth day, I assume that he is already back by night or very early morning of the third day.

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  11. wow thanks for the summery kat. ah this chapter was interesting but the last part make me wonder how can they critizes kyouko;s acting plus kyouko is getting older i wonder if we get her 18th birthday , and when she become 18th alot of things will happened , plus i am not liking it that her mother is a lawer , she can do many things to go agaist kyouko . we will see hope ren comes soon.

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  12. Dearest Kat,

    Thank you for your continued dedication with this project. ( I miss seeing Ren...)
    More importantly, I am discerning that something is going on. I have prayed for you.

    ~may

    "When it gets hard to run, run really hard!"

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  13. Isn't Mr. D, the Master D, that Amamiya refers to when she says "I found her Master D". He's the one who wrote that poem about the chameleonic abilities of the Fairy that ends "Actor". This was when she and Kyoko were walking to the set, just before Ren's car accident. There is even a panel with Amamiya looking at Kyoko's back and sees Fairy wings.

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    1. Yeah, that's the Mr.D. And the only D who's been introduced in the story is Eltra Duris (Maria's Uncle Tiger), who is based in America and whose business is showbiz-related...and who is interested in Kyouko's acting ability.

      By the way, Kat, if Saena is a lawyer, I don't think she would be a commentator on acting. Maybe she'll be giving legal opinion.

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    2. It was Mr. D. not Master D, I miss-remembered that. He was the Master of her heart. Went looking and found it.

      Vol. 27 Ch 163
      ...I'm looking for an Immortal Butterfly.
      Just as it's name implies,
      It's a butterfly that will never die.
      It's transparent wings...
      Don't sparkle or shine.
      It quietly lives...
      Deceiving our human eyes.
      Sometimes it turns a passionate crimson,
      Sometimes a frozen clear blue.
      Sometimes it's a dull, earthly color,
      That no one could call beautiful.
      It's wings change depending on the place,
      So that the lucky people who have borne witness to it...
      Know not...
      That they have all seen the same butterfly.
      No one knows it"s true form.
      They don't know it exists.
      When the cease to be dazzled by it's phantasmagoric wings
      And except the butterfly's "Real Self"
      They won't know what to call it,
      And the name I replace with "Immortal Butterfly"...
      Echoes in their minds: "Fairy".
      I am still searching,
      In this fairytail world of celebrities,
      For someone who can breath life into the "Role"
      And change their form over and over.
      The one called "Actor",
      The Immortal Butterfly,
      The Human...
      With transparent wings.
      And what Amamiya said was... "I may have found her. Mr. D. Master of my heart, father of my heart, father of the victor, I've found the "Immortal Butterfly" you've been looking for."

      Sorry for the wall of text. ;^)

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    3. firstly thanks Kat!

      Reading about the immortal butterfly again, I'm in AWE. This idea is genius!!

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    4. Thanks for the info, Anonymous [1] ^-^

      Hm..maybe it is Maria's Uncle Tiger Anonymous [2]. I do recall that I was thinking that he would have a bigger role later on based on how they were introduced before..iirc..but then, he disappeared from the series ^^;;

      Ah, that is commentator on the lawyer role of an actor. I presume to make the lawyer role be believable since it is based on 'cunning and amazing'.

      No problem, Anonymous [3], thanks for the recall ^^

      You're welcome, Anonymous [4]

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  14. Wow! this is really interesting. I hope her mother dosen't interfere with her acting. Can't wait for the next chapter. Thanks so much for the summary. Keep up the good work.>.<

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    1. Yup and thanks for reading + comment ^-^

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  15. THANK YOU for the summary, Kat! ;o; I was dying to know what Saena said at the end. And boy, oh boy, I just can't wait for the next chapter!
    Saena being the b!tch I hate for being, looking only at the bad critics. Does she want the girl to be perfect on her very first show? C'mon, NO ONE's perfect on the first time and even if someone would be, it certainly wouldn't be THE KID SHE THREW AWAY, eh? u__u
    And why is everyone making such a big deal about this mister D.? D: I know this mangaka loves to mention seemingly minor characters just to make them shine later, but do you really think he'll be something big? D: I thought of Kuu right away, too, tho, so maybe he's/was Kuu's manager and that's it (?)
    I'm missing some Kanae-Kyouko action, those two need to be together next chapter! >< <3

    ~Yuki

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    1. Thanks for reading, Yuki ^-^

      Indeed..if that is how Saena views it.

      I think so..and apparently, he was mentioned before. I was thinking that Amamiya got the idea of the 'Eternal Butterfly' from him. He should have something to do with Kyouko later on. Is that so.

      Maybe ^^

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  16. I miss Ren..its too long already..it will be nice if Ren calls Kyouko and have a litthe chat with her. It seems that kyouko also missing Ren.
    Normally when person is in love, they will keep in touch when they are separated..

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    1. Yup..but then, Kyouko has to keep up a pretense that she likes him, doesn't want to disturb his work, etc.

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  17. THANKS FOR THE SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, I know for a fact, Mr./Master/Mustard D, is NOT a previous manager for Ren, as Yashiro was Ren's first manager. They have known each other for at least 4 years. If Ren moved to Japan at 16, that would give him a year to get that mask on his face before facing a new world with his new name.

    As for Kyoko's mother, I shall keep an open mind. Yes it's true she left her in the care of others, so perhaps she thought Kyoko would have a better childhood without her making her cry constantly (Mothers always know when their child is in pain). One could post a thousand and one reasons why she did what she did, and each one could be wrong. I cannot hate a character that hasn't had a chance to explain why things happened the way the did up until now. As I said, I shall keep an open mind. For now.

    Thanks,
    Usako

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    1. I do agree with you, Usako. Kyouko's Mother might not be that bad. She led her go to Guam, so why stop Kyouko now? that would make no sense to me.

      As for Yashiro-san to be the first manager... I wonder. Kuon-kun must have had a manager back in US. So Yashiro-san might be the first manager of Tsuruga-san just because technically Tsuruga Ren didn't existed before.

      Looking forward to the next chapter ^^

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    2. You're welcome, Usako ^-^

      Ah, I actually meant Ren's previous manager while he was in the US. He used to be a kid actor, right? If he does know D and that same 'work ethics' was instilled in him, I think of the possibility that he got trained by him, too. Or perhaps, learned about it through his father.

      True..still, whatever the reason, it really hurts to be 'abandoned/given up' by one's mother and left to the care of the others.

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  18. Thanks for the chapter kat ^^

    There isn't much to say except that it seems like kyouko will help out amamiya to become more positive i guess and more open minded toward certain jobs .Just like kuu helped her when she didn't want to play villains roles .

    About her mum i think the cliffhanger for next chapter will be them meeting but then i could be wrong since all what i thought would happen in this chapter didn't happen .So why is she checking out what her daughter is doing ? because she cares LOL even though she has a weird way to show it or like i said before to belittle her which may happen if she see her in her love me uniform .I hope kyouko won't let her mum walk all over her if she intend do so and stand up for herself plus it would be great if amamiya and kanae provide backup .I also hope kyouko won't be ashamed of being a LOVE ME member and show pride in it .

    Now the last part Mr D i guess he is the person who taught ren the way of the actor like you said since his parents are famous in showbiz it won't be a surpise if he knows a lot of people .If he is super famous i doubt he will become kyouko's manager since she is a newbie but if he heard about her from kuu and lorry maybe he will .If he is attractive maybe we will see a jealous ren Again this chapter was okay i don't have much to say thanks ^^

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    1. Thanks for reading, sofia ^-^

      Indeed ^^

      True...this series has always been unpredictable..in a good way ^^ Hm..depends if Kyouko will wear that uniform and based on what happened and everything, I'm sure she would be proud of wearing it. Not sure how her mother would belittle her. So far, she hasn't done anything confrontational with Kyouko or even see her..so I would find it strange if she suddenly heads straight for Kyouko and belittle her for the uniform. Another thing a commenter mentioned, would she recognize Kyouko? I'm thinking if she watched Dark Moon..maybe..but then, iirc, Shou barely recognized her.

      True..though from how Amamiya talked about him, I'm assuming that it is an older man. Would an attractive older man make Ren jealous? Depends if he makes moves on Kyouko. =P

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    2. I'm saying if they do meet up in the next chapter or the one after i could see her mum saying hurtful things and belittle her job but can she say return and be a waitress at shou's family restaurant or whatever his family has .It isn't like it is a career right .I don't know but i expect the first meeting to be horrible and one question don't tell me the last time she saw kyouko was when she was a child !!!! shocking

      If she didn't know it is kyouko why would she check ou mio ?

      If he is like his dad mature and hot why not ? I wouldn't be suprised if he did since all those who know kyouko tend to like her even amamiya who hated her .

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    3. I see. I'm assuming it was the last time she saw her unless Shou's parents has been sending her pictures.

      I assume someone told her. Shou's parents do not know and Shou didn't tell them at first. She is only reading it now so I assume perhaps, Shou told his parents and in turn, told her.

      Ah..40+ years old man with 17 years old girl? Okay, that is an unconventional pairing. Well, liking her is one thing..but romantically liking her...maybe...

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    4. I guess even though she didn't see her since she was a kid and shou parents did send pics she would know it is her ? motherly thing maybe ?

      That make sense that she heard it from shou's parents .

      Well skip beat isn't your usual shoujo so who knows ,well knowing kyouko and her demons if an old dude try to make a move on her he will not only be called a lolicon but may also get the beating along with it ^^ plus there is the demon lord ren

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  19. Thank you so much for the summary Kat!! You're the best,awesome even ;)
    Not much in this chapter but it seem to leading into a really interesting story later :o
    About Saena,it seem that she's very familiar with the showbiz bussines and she's not that bad i think (i hope so).
    At least when Kyoko meet her mother sh's not alone and can cope with whatever happens ;p
    Fight for your happiness Kyoko!!

    Tiara^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment, Tiara ^-^

      Indeed.

      True..she seems somewhat familiar with it.

      Yup ^^

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  20. Thanks a lo!!! your blog is like a salvation to me! It's really difficult to wait one month for the translation .... and you are just .... WONDERFUL ... Thank you very much.

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Yup, the waiting has always been difficult..

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  21. I check your site for my skip beat update-needs, and you never disappoint! Thanks for posting, and so quickly. :D ~R

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  22. Thanks a lot Kat-Sama for your hard work.(⌒▽⌒)

    I was afraid that this accident matter would turn to be an indepndent arc by itself, so YOKATTA NE~ it was just the begining or introduction for something bigger. It's not like I don't feel pity for Amamiya and her manager, but you know this isn't the plot which we all longed for, is it?!(⌒▽⌒ゞ

    About Kyouko's mother, I do believe that it's unfair to judge her doughter's capability of acting depending on what critics say. "Since her first appearance made all this fanfare, she's great. Let's give her a chance" she should think. ヾ(-_-;)

    To be honost, the first person who jumped in my head while I was reading about the person that Amamiya respects is the kind tender father, Kuu. But I felt disappointed about learning the intended person is a manager which means it's absolutely not him. I thought it has something to do with Kyouko finds out about a relationship between Kuu and Rin, and this leads to discover that Rin = Kuu's son (kuon) = Corn. Anyway, this also might happen via a short conversation with that beagle guy (Reino), as he knows about Rin's real name thing and so on. (-ε- )

    I also felt that Kyouko looks much different in this chapter, prettier and maturer maybe? They always say something about girls being in love are becoming more beautiful. Personally I'm not sure about this issue, but it would be reasonable if that was the case. Hurry up Rin! You're a man, and a man should keep his word. I AM REALLY EXTREMELY BADLY UTTERLY MISSING HIM. (TεT)

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    1. Thanks for reading, Lolli ^-^

      Indeed. Hehe..true..

      Ya..though it depends what she thinks of it and what is her use for that information.

      Indeed..though since Mr. D is from the US and might be related to Ren..if they know each other, it might indeed lead to that. I'm thinking that the mangaka has something in store for that one.

      Maybe..or the mangaka's drawing style is changing again. True ^^ Hehe..ya..it is always like that in the start of some arcs when Ren isn't around.

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  23. Well i don't think Ren is going to appear in the next chapter because of the history of this mangaca of finishing chapter's with a big revelation a think the end of the next chapter is the encounter of kyoko with her mother, and the fowling one is kyoko with her mother and the end is Ren getting out of the plain in Tokyo. About her mother seeing her reviews, i agree with some of you because until now the mangaca is describing her as a harsh and demanding person so is really probabel that she's going to tell kyoko that she's not good enough, yet but kyoko is more strong now i hop that shes not going to become shaken because of it.I think that M.D is going to be her manager because he sounds like a awesome person and the kind that president and Ren's father would know , it would be cool if Ren's father appeared again because i like him a lot hes hot and funny.
    I love this manga and before its finished i want some things to happen first:
    1- That director of kyoko first acting experience with love me has to appear again(hes a really interesting character);
    2-Sho and Ren have to act together in a drama with Kyoko, a drama were kyoko is a kind of character that has make out scenes with the two of them so they can fight over her( love when the gays fight for the girl);
    3- The story of her family. Were the hell is her father, and ho it is? ( it would be cool if it was that M.D manager);
    4-some kind of gala like golden globes were Kyoko wins a prize like best actress or artis of the year (there Sho and Ren get more in love and she can rub it on the face of her mom and other bicth characters).
    Thats some of the thing that I want to happen but a hop this manga never ends or has like 700 chapters like Naruto.
    Thanks for the summary, I think I speak for everyone when I say that everyone loves very much, your work. Again thanks.

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    1. True..and based on the timeline + pacing of the story, it is unlikely. Except for a few scenes..maybe, for Ren's fans on what he is doing..that is if it is necessary for the story.

      Yup, hopefully so. If not, at least, her LOVE ME friends will be there.

      Indeed, he sounds like an amazing person who is searching for 'her' ^^

      Hehe..if those stuff happen and it comes out once a month..it might end a very, long, long time. If it is like 700 chapters and based on that monthly release..that will be around 40+ years to go. ^^;

      1 seems unlikely. There are many other characters who do not appear again.
      2 very unlikely because Shou is not an actor and with those two together in a movie..I don't know if Shou will come out of it alive =P Anyway, the two guys are already fighting for her in 'real life' though I guess you want something more confrontational?
      3 that will be mentioned here soon though I think the father is dead
      4 hopefully so..

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  24. I love seeing Kyoko as Natsu. It's hilarious how much she changes, and everyone is so shocked by it. It'll be interesting to see how her mother will react to her. Or how Kyoko will react!

    Thanks for the summaries, Kat!

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    1. Yup, SKL ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  25. I don't know...Couldn't Saena pull Kyoko out of the Love Me and the Agency for good? Because Kyoko is still a minor and she hasn't gotten a permission from the parent/guardian.... And she is a lawyer, she can also blow it into a big proportion and sue the company?
    Maybe I'm being too realistic...
    Also, if Saena does have a reason for Kyoko allowing to be in the show industry... could her father have been part of the industry?
    Cause Kyoko sort of has an inborn talent where she grew to be an actress pretty quickly and she can develop her character once she gets into her role...
    I don't know why but I keep relating that Mr. D with Saena and Kyoko?
    Hidden Dad perhaps?
    I mean Saena could have said to Kyoko he died but in reality, just left Kyoko and Saena which could have led to Saena abandoning Kyoko because it's too painful to look at her.
    I really wish that Kyoko went to US and conquer the world!!
    ^^
    Also, if the Fuwa's parents are going to be involved, wouldn't there be a significant change in the relationship between Fuwa and Kyoko?
    Ah... All things to consider...
    Sorry I feel like I'm pouring my thought into these comments!!!
    I really look forward to the next chapter and I really wish they did twice a month!!
    It's too slow >.<
    Thanks for the Summary Kat

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    1. Possible though I don't think she would want things to be messy. Kyouko is already 'known' in the entertainment world. If her mother pulls that, people would be gossiping and stuff then it might be brought out that she abandoned her daughter. That might ruin her lawyer reputation. Then, the story would be diverted elsewhere. ^^;;

      Maybe though I tend to presume that her father is already dead. Aside from her talk with Maria about it before, her father was never in Kyouko's memories like..what did he left her with her mother, etc. Why she would be more angry at her mother abandoning her if her father also did?

      Hm..that might be possible that her mother didn't tell her. And if he is Mr. D, I don't think Kyouko would want to have anything to do with him either if he also abandoned her.

      Yup..ah, but it seems to be a far, far away thing..for her to be in US and be famous worldwide.

      Hm..maybe, depends on what his parents would react/do with Kyouko.

      No problem. ^^ Ya..I guess the mangaka has her reasons.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  26. The chapters are so dry without Ren... How long do you think before he appears again? How many chapters? Then again, judging from past chapters, there are LONG arcs without him before... The longest when Kyoko was debuting as Natsu and trying to find her way.. really hope it wont be that way again.. what do you think? Anyway love your summaries ty so much

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    1. Hm..2-4 perhaps? It depends on how long is the pacing for the second and third day. If the mangaka skip the second day, like what happened on the day of the accident is over, then, it would be the third day.. Depends if the third day will take 1-2 chapters, for the meeting, if it happens. Then, Ren might return that night or early in the morning..again, depends on how he'll fit in back to the story.

      Thanks for reading them ^-^

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    2. Oh yeah.. . I went back to check the earlier chapters, Ren has to video eight meals, which means that day - when she went to his room to order him to video his meals - is counted as the first day, starting from his having to video lunch. So does that mean Kyoko is currently at her sec day already? Of course I might be wrong.... Hm. Anyway, you're right that it definitely all depends on how Ren's return fits into the story anyhow. Thanks for replying!

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    3. Yup, and that breakfast on that day of accident is the third meal. So, lunch and dinner will be 4 and 5 meal. Then, three more meals for the next day/tomorrow at the variety show. The breakfast wasn't counted so I assume that Ren will come back between after dinner and before breakfast.

      No problem ^-^

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    4. @kat, Im assuming you are the author of the summary, I never showed appreciation for your work, so here I am, I always read your summary, thank you very much and keep on the great work...
      As for Ren, I have no idea how will he appear in this "mother" arc, but I hope that after meeting her mother, kyoko will be sad or something and goes to Ren for confort... hehe I'd love that ^^
      And last time as Corn, Ren sais that next time definitely he will reveal everything to her... I wonder if that will happen in their next meeting... what do you think?

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    5. OH sorry the anonymous thing ight get you confused im not the one who write the first message ^^

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    6. Yes, I am. ^^ thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Ya..something like for him to help her as he had helped her. Though I'm not sure if it would be directly or not.

      Maybe..or if the topic comes up again since it would be weird if he just blurted it out.

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  27. OMG just saw the raw for chapter 219, cant wait for your summary... >w<

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