Title: Skip Beat! #3
Author: Yoshiki Nakamura
May contain spoilers
The competition between Kyoko and Ruriko starts to heat up! Hampered by her injured leg, will Kyoko be able to withstand the pressure in her scene with smug Ren Tsuruga? Or will she fall under his charismatic spell as their acting soon becomes a war of wills? Watching them, Ruriko suddenly becomes focused on her career again, and is determined to make Ren and the director take her acting seriously. Does Kyoko have a chance of beating her?
Kyoko is such a unique heroine. I love her curse dolls of Ren and Sho, and find her quest for revenge amusing. No longer the only member of the Love Me section, fellow emotional retard, Kanae Kotonami, has joined Kyoko for some ridicule from their fellow LME co-workers. Rivals from earlier in the series, Kanae made it farther in the audition than Kyoko, but the president soon learned that she, too, lacked “love.”
Cursed to wear the pink overalls of Love Me, the two are called upon by the president to help locate his missing granddaughter, Maria. Though Maria looks like an angel, she’s closer to a devil, and she and Kyoko quickly hit it off. Kyoko soon learns that Maria is haunted by demons too. While I didn’t find Maria’s background story very convincing, her reaction to Kyoko’s curse dolls had me laughing out loud.
Recommended for Teens