Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Skip Beat 32 by Yoshiki Nakamura

Skip Beat!, Volume 32 Skip Beat, Volume 32

by Yoshiki Nakamura
Genre: Graphic Novel, Manga
Published: Dec 2013
Publisher: Viz Media
Pages: 180

Summary:  "Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he's casting her out now that he's famous! Kyoko won't suffer in silence--she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Ren’s trademark cool is beginning to crumble under the strain of maintaining his various personas. And the sudden manly attention being directed at Kyoko from fellow actor Kijima and a newly determined Sho aren’t helping matters. Will Kyoko’s good luck charm keep him in check, or will the beast chained inside him destroy them all?!"

Review:  What a volume! This has to be one of the most tension-filled volumes of the series so far! So much happens in this volume in such a short time!


In this volume we get a lot of Sho once again. GAH, I hate him! Arrogant jerk! so Sho actually has the nerve to 'kidnap' Kyoko and goes off on here and questions her (big surprise right?) then he pushes her to say that she has no feelings for Ren. He then tries to use this information to get a rise out of Ren. But with Ren's mood swings it may not be the wisest of ideas....

Meanwhile Sho's questioning about Ren has Kyoko wondering what she does feel. After all volumes up until recently it must be quite the internal battle. And Kijima! What is his game? I don't think he is bad but I just don't trust him either, yet something about him reminds me of a boy with a crush.

Then there is Ren. Ren who is in such an internal dilemma. I love his character! In this volume he not only witnesses Kyoko with Sho, he gets ambushes by Sho and then gets a third rude interruption! With all this tension, I am surprised he keeps (mostly) holding things together!

This book is not as dark as the last volume but the tensions more than make up for it. And the end! How can it stop where id does?! Major cliffie! So many drastic turning points can now happen! This is one of my favorite series! I love it!
**I got this as an eBook in exchange for a fair, honest review from Viz Media via Edelweiss. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.**


  1. You like mangas too? Wow! That's so rare. But so do i. Especially shoujo. And it's Skip Beat. Well, I've never read the manga, the art is still.. I don't know. But i watched the live action that aired in Taiwan. Same tittle. Do you know it? Siwon and Donghae are on cast :)
    And now, i'm waiting many more live action such as, Ao Haru Ride and Strobe Edge (both from manga by Sakisaka Io, her art is damn gooood) and the dvd of Say I Love You (Yamato-kun). :)

  2. I love skip beat. This is my first time to visit a book blog who like manga.


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