Skip Beat Episode 2 – The Audition of Kyoko-sama

The journey is long… but Kyoko-sama will survive!

After the traumatizing experience of being dumped by a man that does not deserve to be mentioned in this proud blogger’s blog, Kyoko-sama decided to leave this man. For her revenge, she decided to go into the entertainment industry to defeat that man. Wait, why is she still so fixated with that fricking Dicktaro?


Do I need any reason to smash this Dicktaro? *Hint: No*

Of course, Kyoko-sama had to lie to her employees by stating that she is going to move on and find another job. In fact, she has been roaming for three days at “special areas” where talent scouts tend to loiter. Personally, despite my fanboyism over Kyoko-sama, some of her actions are simply out of this world. When I mean out of this world, I mean fricking nonsensical. However, I can always revert back to the mechanism where all shoujo has to be somewhat ridiculous, and Skip Beat has to endure bouts of silliness about it.

If anything, I must admit that Kyoko-sama is not the hottest chick out there. She is filled with sass, but she is hardly the type of girl who will make you turn her head …at least at the start of the series (future spoilers are avoided for anime viewers). Anyway, Kyoko-sama is generally awesome, so that little misgiving is a petulant blogger hoping for Kyoko to be even more godly than she is already.

Step 1 to defeating Dicktaro: When in doubt, a baseball bat is good for exacerbating the pain.

Step 2 to defeating Dicktaro: Make sure you imagine visions of destroying him completely.

Step 3 to defeating Dicktaro: Rally your spirit troops to entrap him.

Step 4 to defeating Dicktaro: Savor the taste of victory over that person who will not be named.

Only lame people drink soft drinks without any branding. HAH! I drink Snapple!

On other news that can be ignored, Dicktaro comments that the Kyoko he knows will be unable to take revenge on him, or enter the entertainment sphere. It’s just impossible for her. You know what? It’s impossible for you to be a nice guy. Moreover, have you heard the idiom that “Dickheads will suffer in hell?” No? It’s ok, it will be known soon. One day, I hope that a fricking dickhead that is even more dickhead than you will make sure you feel so screwed up that you will go emo like those goth singers.

Then, Impz will happily dance all over you, gloating at your failure to mount up any significant fight back. Then, as you quiver into nothingness, I will invite the great Kyoko-sama to give you a last kick to the grave. Happy gloating, Dicktaro. You have little time to enjoy your silly heaven.

You will understand the wrath of Kyoko-sama soon, receptionists!

Anyway, since Kyoko-sama is unable to attract talent scouts, she decided that the next best alternative is to charge into LME (a rival entertainment company), ask for the highest echelon and get a place in the company. I definitely admire her courage. Yes Sire, I do.

Sawara, this is perhaps the only time you can push Kyoko around. Enjoy it while …you last.

Of course, the always omnipotent Sawara, talent head in LME, saw Kyoko. He asked her about where she wants to apply to. She says that she is not interested in entertainment at all, and he thought that all she wants is to fangirl over Tsuruga Ren. Honestly, which girl will not do that to the sparkling smile of Ren?

Ren, the best actor ever to exist in Skip Beat.

Yet, our Kyoko-sama immediately got depressed after realizing Ren is in this company too. This is due to her pre-disposed nature of Ren when she was with Dicktaro. However, Ren manages to be the second dick (albeit much less) to Kyoko. Ren, with his ability to magically telekinesis women out of a building, did so with surprising ease against the devilish Kyoko-sama.

Sad Kyoko kneeling down does not make Impz happy.

Kyoko-sama decided to kneel down for the whole day outside the company to wait for Sawara-san. After Sawara ended work, he realized that Kyoko has “given up” on kneeling and left, only to realize that Kyoko-sama is not that simple a girl.

I told you to enjoy your last moment, didn’t I?

Obviously, she will stalk you! Forever and ever! Forever and ever! She will stalk you during your dreams, in your bath, during your meals, in the toilet, during your family gatherings, in your sleep…

Even when you are traveling in a car, she will make sure you sense HER PRESENCE!

KO! Game over, insert 2 credits to continue.

Sawara cannot survive the onslaught of Kyoko-sama and succumbs. He tells her about an audition that the chief of LME will reside over to decide whether any talent will enter the company.

I actually sympathize with Sawara the most in this anime. If anything, he is always bullied by the spirits of Kyoko-sama for the most silly reasons ever. He is a really nice guy though, which is why I feel a bit of fury over Kyoko for making this kindly middle-aged man suffer.

You know, I do not remember why they made Ren less cool in the anime adaptation.

During her way out to prepare for the coming audition, Kyoko met Ren. Ren wondered why a person who is not even interested in entertainment is trying to get in. She was berated by Ren when Ren realize that she is simply entering the entertainment to take revenge, and he clearly hated this disrespect to the industry. He also warned her that trying hard is not enough to secure her a place.

Hinano seems to feel that Ren was being a total jerk for belittling her. I feel that Ren, as a veteran actor that loves his job, considers Kyoko a pest for insulting the entertainment world. Do you want someone to enter a thing you love simply to take revenge over another person? I will probably berate Kyoko if I am in Ren’s shoes. In fact, I find that he is being way too nice over his disguised insults.

Time to rant on 4chan! /a/ sounds like a good place to rant in!

i am going to photoshop your face with a pig, Reniglet.

Hubbie, do you feel this cold wind above us?

So in preparation for her audition, she decided to generate as much hate for both Dicktaro and Ren. I have to selfishly admit that the malicious part of Kyoko is my favorite part about her. Without her devilish desire to hurt anyone that makes her suffer, her sweet dere-dere side cannot be appreciated more. I am sure many of you understands this tsundere loving side of mine. Not that Kyoko is one, but she can act as one at times.

Kyok-sama’s sewing prowess – priceless.

Reaching the audition, she decided to sew up a voodoo doll to fill all her resentment after realizing everyone at the audition looks so sparkling.

Oh my sharp Moko, you really don’t give Kyoko any chance at all.

Kanae, one of the participants, clearly was irate at many things. She was irritated at a child’s appearance in the waiting room, as well as Kyoko’s domestic behavior of sewing. With her extremely sharp words, Kyoko’s old wounds of being a domesticated animal were re-opened, poured on salt and then burned with palm oil for less fat.

This is actually what I like most about Kanae (or Moko). She is the classic example of an anti-social tsundere, one that is just biting hot but extremely cold. She takes time to warm up but when she starts warming up, it is just so moe. She will induce moe fits to anyone who gets too close to her. I want to be close to the cute Moko-san!

A war of evilness (yes, it’s a spoiler)

And the true star of Skip Beat is me!

Lory Takarada is just the most awesome boss you can have. Period.

And Moko-san is the cutest tsundere girlfriend if you can even get close to her icy gaze.

Sadly, Kyoko totally screws up her introduction during the interview, and states that she has to beat Dicktaro. Sawada knows that it is a complete mistake, but it turns out that President Takarada is interested in her despite her extremely strange introduction. As such, Kyoko’s talent is going to be displayed. What will that talent be?

Top reason why talent scouts are just hated by EVERYONE.

Kill Dicktaro Volume 3?

Bah. Just cutting a radish.

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  1. senefen
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    GYAHHHHHH! WHY HAS NO ONE SUBBED THIS YET! It’s the most annoying thing ever! I too want to bask in the glory that is Kyoko-sama while actually understanding what everyone is saying.
    ;_; *sigh* I dun want crappy youtube subs

  2. shirokiryuu
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Poor Sawara, he’s just trying to do his job…

  3. Posted October 13, 2008 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    @Senefen: No clue at all. I am surprised that no one cares about this series. I am almost tempted to make a really bad sub over this, but girlfriend says she is too lazy to help me time, edit and encode it. So, no go for Skip Beat subs for Impzie. I guess ToTA has a very huge cult following among those who plays games, so there are a lot of subs for them. It will die down soon, and people will bother to pick this up.

    Well, you can always read this somewhat-like-a-summary summary to figure out what is going on ^^

    @Shirokiryuu: Heh, sometimes, getting your job done is not enough. ^^

  4. Posted October 13, 2008 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Well, if someone releases a CH script I’ll translate it to English.

  5. Posted October 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Well, if someone releases a CH script I’ll translate it to English.

  6. Krebmarkt
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Poor radish.

  7. Posted October 14, 2008 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    haha i am so happy mooar girl power!!! i have to said it but she is gar, she has the guts to work with what she has, instead of pretending to have what she don’t, i can’t wait to see more of ren and her, if some body has actually help kyoko to grow as a person it’s him and to the lights of today continue to do so!!! >:)

  8. Posted October 14, 2008 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    @Kreb: Why does your comment about radish remind of this show about another show. Never mind that, I think the radish should be happy that it can be touched by the great kyoko-sama.

    @Lucky: Well, the thing about Kyoko is that she is not likely to take lessons from someone who is less passionate than her. She is one who trusts almost everyone easily, but will lose trust in you if you show that you do not really care about what you do.

    Moreover, Kyoko is perhaps the most straightforward and honest person you will never meet. It’s obviously a double-edged sword that gets her into trouble many times, but at least you know she does not lie at all. She admits what she does not know, she tries to ask to know how to do it. That is the sign of a person willing to learn, and eventually ready to excel. It’s mere stupidity for anyone to think they know everything when they do not.

    Yes, Ren is definitely the one. In fact, I will say that only a warm yet omnipotent actor like Ren can bring up Kyoko spiritually, mentally and emotionally. That’s how far I will go.

  9. Krebmarkt
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    What’s a dirty though :p
    To be skinned alive and piled by dark evil Kyoko, it should have Dicktaro.

    By the way what happened to Sugar did she melt in the front of the uber powa Kyoko ?

  10. Machi
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    *Gasp* I never knew this show was licensed already O.o
    Skip Beat! [Licensed by Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.]
    Don’t think that people know much that the anime is licensed (actually pre-licensed). But it does pose a problem for groups that will plan to pick this up. ALAS even Kyouko’s anime debut is off to a rough road much like the heroine!

  11. L-chan
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Ren-sama!!! XD

    Eh, I don’t think he’s particularly “less cool” in the anime, it’s just at this point he’s only portrayed as a hard-ass, we haven’t gotten to his really cool moments.

    Although I do think his “glare of death” scene was a little underdone.

  12. Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Seeing Ren in the anime only made my hatred for him grow bigger! Go away Ren!

  13. Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    @Kreb: Oh, strangely enough, 13sugars doesn’t like Skip Beat too much. She seems to dislike the fact that Kyoko-sama is still obsessed over Shotaro despite breaking up with him. That, I explain, is part of the plot to show Kyoko’s progression from being obsessed for revenge to truly be an actress in her own right.

    @Machi: Oh, I didn’t know that it is licensed. No matter there are no subs. ^^

  14. Krebmarkt
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    So Sugar give up that show for now ?
    Me, i wished so much heated arguments over each episode between the two of you :(

  15. Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    @L-chan: I can’t wait for him to make those extremely sarcastic sparkling smiles. They better make sure he sparkles as hard as possible because that to me is a key feature of Ren that has to be kept in. I think that being a hard ass is part of Ren too when someone does not take acting seriously.

    Ya, I felt that it could have been better. A more serious feel with silence might make it more deathly than the effect they did.

    @Elva: Why do you hate Ren so much? EXPLAIN NOW!

    @Kreb: No no, she is still watching it. The issue is that she does not like it as much as I do. She does not read the manga, and she is pretty ambivalent with the below-par animation for the series *which i cannot deny*. In general, she does not really like any of the characters right now.

    In fact, we had a massive discussion about how she felt that Kyoko is way too obsessed with Dicktaro, and she does not like that plot. She finds that Kyoko cannot let go, and I told her that it’s meant to be so. She doesn’t like it that way.

  16. Krebmarkt
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Tell Sugar how hot Kyoko becomes once she will give up Dicktaro.
    She might get interested in the later part of this serie.

  17. Blist
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Finally many nice characters show up! Ren and Moko-chan is love <3
    I feel sorry for Ren though. He’s nice (hmm, ok, very nice) guy but everything Kyoko does in her life up until now is still always about Shoutaro = = Hope she’ll forget him and live her life for her own sake soon – becoming a No.1 star!!

  18. Posted October 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Go Kyoko! You’re amazing!
    Really, she’s so strong too. I mean, after basically devoting her whole life to a guy only to find out he was totally using her, she stayed strong and even decided to go as far as taking revenge on him. I wouldn’t have been surprised if it was like the usual shoujo who would break down and cry.
    And I agree with you about Ren’s cool remarks. He was actually being pretty nice about it, but that’s the kind of gentleman he is.
    @ Impz and L-chan: Actually, rereading that part of the manga, this is not one of his majorly sparkling sarcastic smile moments, so I’m sure they will emphasize that more in another episode. I can’t wait for that dazzling smile!
    And despite being licensed, there are some groups who are still planning to sub this and someone on youtube doing so too… so we’ll see what happens.

  19. Posted October 15, 2008 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    @Blist: Ya, it’s quite sad at the start because it is clear that Ren is already falling in love with Kyoko (with Kyoko oblivious as usual) but she is still fixated with Dicktaro. Even worse, she always get riled up so easily by the mere mention of his name, which can be seen as contempt but also the fact that Dicktaro is still very deep in her life.

    @Twilight: Ya, this is in fact just an average sparkle. I cannot wait for him to go into full sparkle mode. I really hope that they will do it well. From what I heard from gf, Chihiro picked this up.

  20. Posted December 8, 2010 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    hontoni shugoi desu, kore wa omoshiroii

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