I’m always curious when a manga I like gets adapted as an anime. Sometimes I even prefer the anime version. I liked the anime version of Ouran High School Host Club a little more than the manga. I think Skip Beat is more suited to animation than most shoujo titles because of some of the visual imagery used. Kyoko’s unconscious desires are expressed with a horrifying grasping hand coming out of her mouth, and her targets of hatred are frequently surrounded by mini-Kyoko flying devils. Here’s the trailer for the anime, I hope someone picks it up for release in the U.S.
Although I think the anime looks interesting, I’m even more intrigued that Skip Beat is also going to be turned into a live action drama in Taiwan. But it hasn’t started filming yet, so there will be a long wait to see what it looks like.