Chapter 136 discussion! (Anime!Only fans beware, spoilers ahead)
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Yaaaay, Ch 136 is here! 'dances around' Anyone who hasn't read it yet can go here http://www.onemanga.com/Skip_Beat/136/01/ or here http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/201/skip_beat/chapter.76084.136.0/ to see chapter 136, Kiss and Cry.



The chapter starts with Makino-san and the other Bully!Actress (I can't remember her name. Did they ever even mention it? Anyone who can find it for me will be loved forever!) all shaken up by the scene they just saw between 'Natsu' and Chiori. I figured they'd already come to terms with Kyouko's talent when they saw 'Natsu' originally, but this seems to have driven the point home for them, and made them realize that Kyouko's on an entirely different level then they are.



Despite the terrible first impression, I really like Makino-san now. She's haughty, petty and too quick to judge others, but she's obviously really serious about acting. She wants to be a great actress, and will do whatever she has to in order to get there. Seeing how thoroughly Kyouko had emersed herself in her role made Makino-san question her own talent, the same way Kyouko (And later Momose) herself did when acting against Ren. She may be down now, but I feel that she's likely to have the same reaction Kyouko did, and make it her goal to become that much better. Also, I love the visual balance between 'Kaori' and 'Natsu,' so I really hope we get to see more of those two playing off of one another in the future. ^^



After careful consideration, I've decided that I like the Director (Another character I don't believe was ever named...). He's weird, and I like weird. But that aside, were we really supposed to be surprised about him knowing Chiori's past? I figured he must've, given the reaction to the whole 'ponytail' incident. Still, it was interesting to see how much it bothered Chiori that the director was so entralled with her 'acting that wasn't acting,' that Kyouko goaded her into with her words and actions, and that Kyouko didn't betray her role as 'Natsu' as Chiori wanted her to.



Kyouko is so freakin' cute. Seriously, how could anybody hate her?



Cold though he may be, I respect the director for sticking with the bullying scene as it was. He's right about not handling the actress with kiddie gloves too. The world of show buisness is harsh, so as along as all the real threats of harm are removed from the scene there's no reason that the girl should refuse to act if she's really all that determined to be an actress.



I repeat; Kyouko is so freakin' CUTE! XDDD Also, it strikes me as odd that she was so concerned about offending Chiori after everything that Chiori's done to her, I mean, where's the cut throat take-no-prisoners Kyouko who went up against Ruriko and Erika? but then, I suppose this just goes to show exactly how much Kyouko's grown from where the series started. (And I proably never would have -really- noticed that, were it not for the anime.) Besides, I think a part of Kyouko empathizes with Chiori, since she knew how close she came to following in Chiori's shoes. That's probably why Kyouko wants to help Chiori rather then being all gung-ho and blood thirsty as she usually is against her opposition.



^^ For someone who's so miserable, Chiori sure has a lot of spirit in her. She refused to allow Kyouko to apologize to her, or do the promised dogeza, and when Kyouko thanked her, she snapped. It does bother me a bit that Chiori thinks Kyouko has it so easy, but I suppose that from Chiori's point of view, it looks that way. I'm curious if Chiori's ever gonna be made aware that the 'third role' of Kyouko's that she was so jealous of involves dressing up like a chicken and making a idiot of herself. XD It'd certainly be interesting to see her reaction if she does find out...



I don't think Kyouko's giving herself enough credit here, but then she never really does. Besides, though she didn't mean to, Chiori really did help Kyouko when it came to making up her mind on whether or not to fight the director for her 'Natsu.' I'm not sure if Chiori's attitude will be swayed so easily by Kyouko's feelings, and to be honest I kind of doubt it, but I do sense that the Chiori arc is drawing to a close in the manga. The next chapter should be coming out in Japan on March 5th, so we'll have to wait and see, I suppose.
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For starters, I still have absolutely no idea who that one strawberry-DS-game-softy-girl was... could someone clear that up? please???
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Posted 2/27/09

0renjiUnagi wrote:

For starters, I still have absolutely no idea who that one strawberry-DS-game-softy-girl was... could someone clear that up? please???


Wasn't her name Rumi-chan or something...? 'goes back to check' Yeah, she's Rumi-chan, alright... She plays the main character in Box R, the one Natsu and her group is supposed to bully. Poor girl...
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kyoko is sooooo admirable!!!! she thanked that bitch chiorin even though for me.. it was all kyoko's talent that made chiorin act vicious and stuff... chiorin wasn't really acting... she was being herself.... while kyoko was really doing her thing. go go kyoko!!!!!!!!!!! i can't waaaaaaaaaaiiiit for the next chapter!!!!! when will ren confess! and when will kyoko stop being so dense!!!
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kyoko is a brilliant actor! oh my gosh, she totally gave me goose-bumps! she's so awesome! but i have to admit, i really want ren to see her new look...he's gonna drop dead! haha
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i wonder wat is Ren's reaction when he see Kyoko?
Shocked?
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I love the last chapter so much

I want to read the next one now:P

Kyoko it's great at the new drama, act a perfect MIO and even more a perfect NATSU

I want to see the finale of this arc and the hole manga
with a Ren + Kyoko couple
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Kyoko ROCKED!!!
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kyoko was so awesome in this chapter!! i love it!! i can't wait to read the next one
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Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! Kyoko actually made someone act like Ren did to her in the beginning.. yay!! ^o^
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Posted 3/19/09
in chapter 137 chiori joins love me section
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Argh, after a marathon, two day sprint through the entire manga, I came to a screeching halt (at 2am) on this one. Two week waits for new chapters is gonna kill me!

Kyouko has certainly come a long way. Truly Ren's kohai. She has that whole "opposing actor killer" vibe down cold. It's nice to see "Sensei's" prescription for breaking out of the Mio role working well. She's claiming ownership of the Natsu role with decisiveness.

I think Kyouko has a lot of empathy for Chiori. There situations are so similar after all. (being typecast)
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zebedi wrote:

Argh, after a marathon, two day sprint through the entire manga, I came to a screeching halt (at 2am) on this one. Two week waits for new chapters is gonna kill me!

Kyouko has certainly come a long way. Truly Ren's kohai. She has that whole "opposing actor killer" vibe down cold. It's nice to see "Sensei's" prescription for breaking out of the Mio role working well. She's claiming ownership of the Natsu role with decisiveness.

I think Kyouko has a lot of empathy for Chiori. There situations are so similar after all. (being typecast)


Actually, 137 just came out. ^^; I just posted a link to it in a new post about the chapter. I think 138 is coming out April 4th...
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Reyoko ftw !
but I just realllly want to see Sho's face when he realizes Kyoko likes Ren, and not him.

btw, anyone know what happened to the pervert beagles guy?
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Reyoko ftw !
but I just realllly want to see Sho's face when he realizes Kyoko likes Ren, and not him.

btw, anyone know what happened to the pervert beagles guy?


He and the rest of Vie Ghoul are currently in New York, working on their new album. He hasn't given up on Kyouko yet though, so we'll probably see him again eventually.
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