Skip Beat! (Japanese: スキップ・ビート! Hepburn: Sukippu Bīto!) (abbreviated as Sukibi) is a Japanese shōjo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is the story of Kyoko Mogami (最上 キョーコ Mogami Kyōko) a 16-year-old girl who discovers that her childhood friend and romantic goal, Sho Fuwa, only keeps her around to act as a maid and to earn his living expenses, while he works his way to become the top pop idol in Japan. Furious and heartbroken, she vows revenge by beating him in show business.
The story revolves around a girl named Kyoko Mogami who went with her childhood friend, Sho Fuwa, to Tokyo in order to pursue his dream of becoming an idol. Kyoko supported Sho by working three jobs at once every day but it stopped when Kyoko overheard Sho saying that he only took her to Tokyo to use her as a maid. Furious, Kyoko joins LME, the agency where Ren Tsuruga (who is Sho’s one-sided rival and the number one actor in Japan) works, in hopes of achieving her goal of getting revenge on Sho. Along the way, she learns to discover herself, encounters different people and situations she never expected to be in.