December 22, 2016

Skip Beat [Chapter 243]


[Free Talk: This is just a brief synopsis based on this one at baidu. Raws here. For the details and corrections, just wait for the English scanlation. EDIT: I've edit some mistakes. It seems that the producer isn't Jouji ^^; I thought there are two relatives of Kimiko in there.]

At the courtyard, Kyouko is assembling her swords. Flashback: Kyouko learned from Yashiro that in the showbiz world, that Jouji producer is known for his fussiness [/overly picky]. Kyouko is shocked and tearful since she didn’t adequately prepare to get in the role.

She whines that she was already ‘cut’ from the start and how come he didn’t tell her. She Yashiro tells her that he wants to leave a deeper impression on the producer. Unfazed Yashiro smiles and asks her if she’ll quietly admit defeat over this kind of issue. This made Kyouko realize something. End flashback. Kyouko has finished preparing. Then, she joins Yashiro as they head back inside.
Erika’s underling is impressed by Kyouko’s transformation that he believes that Kimiko will be thoroughly defeated and perhaps, Kyouko will also curse her. At the audition room, a short haired girl comes in and notices that the judges are sitting at the far end of the room. JoujiThe producer is standing at the side. One of the judges tells the girl that she is now Momiji so go get her weapon at the side then come towards them. [<- test on what the girl think are Momiji’s weapon/s]

At the locker room, Kimiko is talking with her manager as they wait for Kimiko’s turn. They are talking about this audition being most likely be ‘troublesome’[?] Compared to the previous Momiji audition, also the Chidori one, even if her uncle is the director, producer, she wasn’t able to get any advantageous information because of the producer. He is such a stubborn-headed producer.
Kimiko believes that sooner or later, the role will be hers. With that, she goes in the audition room. She meets up with the short haired girl at the hallway and notices her wringing her hands. This made Kimiko smile. Inside, she meets up with the three judges. The fat beard one is also a Morizumi, he’s the director.

The young one is a hot popular actor, the actor for Shizuma. [Extra note: If you check the ranking of popular huggable lead guys which showed Shou as number 7, this popular actor is second below Ren.] Then, the glasses guy is part of the production committee. Kimiko exchange glances with the director. The director tells her that as Momiji get her weapon at the side.
Kimiko thinks that this audition is the same as before. While taking her choice of weapons, she recalled [/overheard] about Erika’s entrance? in the previous audition. She wanted to imitate Erika who probably won’t walk but move like a ninja with her classical ballet talent. In order not to make any noise, she decided to take off her shoes.

She quickly dashes in front and poses but because of the stockings, she slipped. This made the director does a face palm. Popular actor is trying to suppress his laughter. That totally irks Kimiko. She angrily thinks, she knows already that it wasn’t supposed to be like that but then, what about it!!! The producer Jouji tells her that the crucial part starts here.
Jouji The producer takes a katana and starts swinging it at Kimiko who blocking the attacks. He asks her, “Ninja, who goes there [who are you]!!” He starts to reproach her with murderous spirit but Kimiko’s reaction is somewhat slow since she is overwhelmed by the fury of attacks. Since she couldn’t say Momiji’s name, she desperately thought of something. In the end, she screams that she is sickle!! [<- it is actually sickle-weasel 鐮鼪]

With that, she falls down on the ground. The judges weren’t impressed. Kimiko thinks that even if Momiji is sickle isn’t her original idea but those ferocious attacks made her unable to prepare an answer so it was inevitable. She seems to complaining a lot in her mind and finds her hands trembling just like the other girl.
Then, Kyouko enters the room. Everyone else perks up. Kimiko is surprised. Kyouko is barefooted unlike Kimiko who was still wearing stockings earlier. Popular actor asks if this is a ‘rebellion of the dead’. He comments that it has been a long time when someone came back after Jouji the producer told that person to leave. [<- this is probably something Yashiro knew. So this is the impression he is looking for instead of just plain black hair]

After Jouji the producer turns to look at the newcomer, Kimiko is saying something to Kyouko but she ignores her and introduces herself as Kyouko from LME. She tells them that she won't give up on this after working hard on it so let her at least show them her Momiji. This made everyone look for her audition form. After reading her form, popular actor says that from her resume, he wants to watch this person. He asks Jouji the producer if he doesn’t want to see her not as Mio or Natsu?
Jouji The producer says that he isn’t interested in children’s TV series. [<- so he probably haven’t seen Box’R] The popular actor insists on wanting to see Kyouko’s Momiji. Jouji The producer takes note of Kyouko’s two swords and imagines her as Mio. He takes the microphone from the director and tells something to Kyouko.

This surprises the other judges and seems to worry the director. Standing outside, Yashiro is smiling. Then, he sees Erika on a wheelchair. She must have heard and she looked aghast. While Kimiko is surprised by whatever was said, Kyouko looks confident to take on the challenge.
Comment: Obviously, Kyouko will nail this role. Kimiko is really a pathetic contender. She even has to imitate Erika and apparently, failed in accomplishing the same effect. ^^; I think that judge, a relative, is helping Kimiko. Maybe, he also didn’t know how Jouji the prodcuer is going to pull this audition.

Kyouko’s trump card turns out to be the producer who won’t help a relative to get any advantage to get the role. So, the earlier one was a test on who really wants the role badly. But of course, it isn’t like what Kimiko did to get the role.

So, the next chapter, Kyouko will impress us on how she’ll get the role. She ought to be able to parry and answer well if it is like Kimiko’s ‘test’. But, repeating something isn’t too interesting so I think that Kyouko’s ‘test’ is different and scary that it caused some surprise expression from the others.

Hehe, if that is the reason for the expression. ^^; Or it is because he’ll also give Kyouko a change to audition for the role. Then, we’ll see how she does the same test. Either way, ya, I’m sure Kyouko will get this role. I do wonder if Kimiko will try to pull something again afterwards like what she did with Erika.

Lastly, the Shizuma role is taken so Ren won’t be in this drama. It is interesting that number 2 popular actor got it. He is interested in Kyouko and knows her works. Will this guy remain professional or will also fall for Kyouko? Will he help in making the Kyouko x Ren romance progress? Will just have to wait and see. Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~ Louis Pasteur

42 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot!
    I love it ��
    I hope next chapter will be out soon enough!
    Good work!

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    1. You're welcome, me123chan ^-^

      Thanks ^^

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  2. More than the result of the audition -that we know Kyoko would kill- I do hope this lead guy does something to make Kyoko and Ren move forward because theyre n a comfortable fase where they arent acting on their feelings and I dont like that hahahah. Hope he makes things interesting a la Reino!

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    1. Ya, hopefully, GoldenGluvzKJ2..love progress!

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  3. Thanks so much Kat-chan. Loved it. Though Ren still needs to give a white day gift (monetary or otherwise)

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Indeed. Maybe when she finishes the audition and he'll be back by then? There is also Shou's parents coming over.

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  4. thank you for the summary! I can't wait until next month!

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  5. I hope Mr.Number-2 gets Ren jealous and something happens again like that time he pushed Kyoko down and almost pulled her top off(but then kyoko flipped the situation around by literally flipping Ren on his back...>w<)

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    1. Lol, that sexy scene, huh, Christine.

      Well, I usually don't like similar. I prefer something different and better than that ^^

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  6. Thank you so much best Christmas present so far, I love this manga so sweet but strong determination to follow her dreams. I wish you the best in this season on giving and love. You always give us so much THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AND 2017

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Same to you and Merry Christmas + Happy New Year!

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  7. Thanks for the summary, Kat!

    Kimiko's attitude really rubs me the wrong way. You would at least think after what she most likely did to Erika, she would be more motivated this time around, but instead is really half-hearted. I really want to know why she's acting in the first place. Unlike the other kids growing up in showbiz families, she tends to throw tantrums and blame others for her failure. From her way of thinking she expects them to make it easier for her. Once she was continuously backed into a corner with not only the Chidori audition, but Momiji as well, she snapped and attacked Erika. (Again, this is not confirmed but from her behavior it seems she really did do it). She might be thinking Erika won't say anything because she doesn't want this to effect the movie. It would be a huge scandal if it was found out., which makes me think why Kimiko would risk her family's reputation. Then again, it looks like they spoiled her too much. Hopefully, Kyoko does not only teach Kimiko a lesson, but that girl's uncle as well. They shouldn't have encouraged her and keep up with the nepotism. That's probably why Kyoko hasn't heard of her. I know if I was running a show, that interviews the actors and actresses, I wouldn't interview someone who always got a part in her family's production. There is coincidence, then there isn't. If she was great to get in that many, then she could have auditioned for ones that her family had no connection to. This girl really needs to learn that she needs to earn things under her own power instead of abusing the connections she has.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Brittany ^-^

      She seems like a spoiled brat-type to me. Acting...depends. From her raves on her blog before, I would assume that it is to know handsome guys/popularity. =P

      If she is into theater, perhaps, that is why she isn't that motivated for this audition. Yet, she seems desperate for this role or rather, get into this drama.

      I'm not sure if Kyouko will teach her a lesson but if we are to think of the previous villains, Kyouko will most likely, indirectly make them straighten up their lives.

      True. But it seems that she isn't using it too often lately or they are getting strict on her. Ah, unless, she can only get in a show/s or production/s that are family-related.

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    2. Yes, the popularity thing I understand, but if she wanted to know handsome men, then she wouldn't have been acting like that in front of Koga. (Making those annoyed expressions, etc.) Though because we are now being introduced to Kimiko, I can't say this for sure, but it looks like she puts on that friendly act with those she may think is worthy enough or something, like with Ren and because Yashiro is Ren's manager, him as well.

      Yes, she is quite desperate, I wonder why.

      Well, yes, that's what I meant, lol.

      Maybe it's like the producer? There are rumors going around that because they're family, she is getting the parts. And from what Yashiro said about meeting her and seeing what was going on, he thinks that the rumor was true. So in order to stop it, they are getting strict. Thus she was desperate to get a big role like Chidori. Well, that's just one theory.

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    3. True. It makes me wonder if she is aware of making such faces. If not, that is bad and she is suppose to be an 'actress' = making such faces gives an impression of her awful attitude/behavior = might be problematic to work with later on. Won't they think of that?

      I'm thinking that it is related to her family somehow. Or something is forcing her to.

      Lol, I see ^^

      Yup. Most likely. Also, being strict with the audition and everything might also have something to do with this production being 'big'. Perhaps, the type that can win acting awards? So, ya, she probably wants to be well known/popular now so she has to get in this drama whether as Chidori or Momiji.

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  8. Thank you kat.. always love the way you put it on words.. yayy.. my wish came true.. I would like Ren to get a role in love with Kyouko, not in love with Kyouko's bestfriend..
    Hiromune Koga the second most desirable men to be hugged in Japan (correct me if I'm wrong), seems like professional actor whose interest is Kyouko's acting. i like that.. every woman needs more good guys around her to shaped her ideal of "great man". Hopefully this will help her relationship with Ren, and her growing up as a woman.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks, TSLcompany ^-^

      I'm also not too sure with the name so I didn't mention it ^^;

      Yup ^^

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  9. thanks a lot for the summary ^-^. I've been searching for the latest chapter of skip beat these day. Find yours like finally found yaa...

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  10. Thank you Kat!! I can always rely on you! I did feel that the chapter was shorter! I really wish we got two releases each month instead of just one.

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    1. You're welcome, R ^-^

      Is that so.

      Ya, but unfortunately, it seems that it will be one per month until the end.

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  11. Thank you for the summary. Reading this made me think that kyouko's very lucky, she got into LME (biggest talent agency in skip beat), teached by famous senior actors (kuu hizuri and kotetsu uesugi), have a close relationship with and childhood friend of kuon hizuri (tsuruga ren), and Lory's favourite

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup ^^ To become successful, luck does have a role ^^ Of course, it all started with persistence to get into LME ^^

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  12. Thanks Kat!!!! I already waiting for ur summary since 20th 😅😅😅...whenever i have my phone,i always reload this page to make sure i can get ur summary asap 😆😆😆

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    1. You're welcome, Sakurangel ^-^

      Thanks ^^

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  13. Thank you for this lovely summary. I can't wait for January 20...

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  14. Hey there...thankz for the update n summary
    Frankly, i m sure kyoko will get the role...I mean her contender is not even worth being a contender. I have a vague feeling that the producer might ask her to act out a momiji who has feelings for the protaganist (which will surprise both erika and yashiro as they both know she is weak in this particular department) or it might be that he has given her a very difficult task (to test her determination and acting skills) as the producer does seem to have notice her transformation n her detailed preparation with to katana!!Either way, she will win...but what i wanna see is how she does it!!
    I m quite sure Kimiko would try to get her outta way like with erika but just like in case of natsu and chiori (where chiori hurts Natsu's hand) here also she won't back down...
    N lastly, it's not that kimiko is half, the problem with her is that, she wanna get the role in a silver platter rather than working for it :\

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      I agree. Yup, we'll just have to wait and see how she does it ^^

      Indeed on both.

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  15. Hello Kat,

    Thanks for the update. I'm quite at the edge of my seat with that chapter. A Kyouko who is acting seriously is always a pleasure to read! I believe she will once again pull off some surprises. On another note, the way the chapter ended with no dialogues but expression was really nice. I'm glad it wasn't so much of a suspense or an unsatisfying cliffhanger xd

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    1. Thanks for reading, Crimson sky ^-^

      Indeed ^^

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  16. Thank you Kat! When I read your explaination, I understand it much better. I felt disappointed after knowing that Ren would not appear in this new movie yet we can see different side of Kyoko and her progress. However, I hope Sensei will show us Ren somewhere else.. I really miss Ren so much.

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    1. You're welcome, hazellhassan ^-^

      Indeed.

      Hm....thinking of it, what happens in the filming is usually not shown in SB, only a few scenes so it is most likely that after she get this role, the new 'arc/storyline' will have something to do with Ren. After all, the Heel siblings is happening while she is doing Natsuki.

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  17. Can't wait to see their love story goes on to the next stage.I wonder if I am the only one who have been reading Skip Beat while waiting for the updates.

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    1. Hehe...not sure, hazellhassan. I read other series/do something else while waiting =P

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  18. Ha..ha..ha..I guess I am the only one. Well, happy reading till we meet again!Have a good time, Kat.

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  19. Just finished reading the entire series over again since, I hadn't read any chapters since 2015. Thanks for posting the latest summaries!!! If I had to wait till they were officially released in Canada (in another year or so) I think I'd cry!! Excited to see what Kyoko will do to win this roll! Thanks so much again!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      So, it is a year or so behind in Canada? That's quite long but I guess the longer wait is also due to the series' release being once a month. Iirc, it's 6 chapter per volume.

      Yup ^^

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  20. Finished reading and can't wait for Rent to show up! Thank you for the calender I felt like it wouldn't come after all. Thanks for all you do.

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    1. Ya and thanks for reading, Unknown ^-^ I assume calender = review?

      =)

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