Skip-Beat! (????????! ,Sukippu B?to!?) is a Japanese sh?jo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is the story of Kyoko Mogami (?? ???? ,Mogami Ky?ko?) 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 earn his living expenses, as he works his way to become the top pop idol in Japan. Furious and heart broken, she vows to get revenge by beating him in show business. In Japan, the manga was first published in Hakusensha\\\'s sh?jo manga magazine Hana To Yume in February 2002, while in the United States, it began publishing under Viz Media\\\'s Shojo Beat label in 2006. As of June 2008, nineteen volumes have been released in Japan, and as of May 2009, eighteen volumes have been released in the United States. In 2002, a drama CD adaptation was made and released by Marine Entertainment, and covers the first volume (chapters one to five) of the manga. An anime adaptation is produced by Hal Film Maker, and began airing October 5, 2008. It is also aired in Singapore on Okto with English subtitles every Friday at 11pm.