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The Emotion She Lacks
Character/s in the cover Kyoko Mogami
Volume 01
Original Release April 2002
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The Emotion She Lacks is the 5th chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.


Realizing that she has lost the part of herself that is able to love, Kyoko is depressed and decided on giving up on the showbiz world?

Chapter Summary

And so, at the end, Kyoko's number is not in the list of the people who got in to the next stage. Takenori Sawara finds Kyoko and her doom ghosts floating around her. He takes her to the local cafe.

Kyoko thinks she wasn't chosen because of the cell phone debacle. Sawara tells her that it's not really that. He says that being a "performer" is not the first thing she is focused on right now. He proceeds to demonstrate by asking her what her first thoughts are when she hears the word "love."

Kyoko replied in a doom voice, "A prelude of Ruin and Despair!!"

Then realize what she just said and goes back to her cute innocent self. Sawara nods. Sawara explains that to be an "entertainer" she had to give the impression of something, even if she is not feeling it. Kyoko enters a flashback to when she was little and used to spend all her time at Sho’s parents’ inn.

Sho's mom told her that she always has to make the visitors welcome, and smile for them even if she doesn't feel like smiling. Kyoko realizes that the inn's world and the entertainer's world have such a strong resemblance.

Kyoko and Sawara talking..

After Kyoko is gone, Sawara ponders about her and is interrupted by a little girl, Maria Takarada and is curious how the orange-haired Contenstant. 61 go.

Back at Darumaya, the customers at the restaurant wonder where Kyoko is, but Taisho says nothing is wrong. Meanwhile, Kyoko is worm-ing her way around her room, thinking about all the things she learnt from Sho's mother about how to treat clients, returning to the matter of Sho and finally crying her heart out.

Sometime later, Kyoko has flashbacks from her childhood and remembers a little stone. She still has it, she calls it her secret treasure and gives her strength when she needs it.

She tells Taisho and his wife that she is returning to her normal work, and the wife wonders if Kyoko gave up on the "entertainment" world.

However, the owner says that he thought Kyoko was for real about becoming a talent, so why giving up so easily and his words make an impression on her.

Lory smiling at Kyoko.png

Back at LME Productions, the president tells Sawara that they will accept Kyoko if she comes back to them on her own. Sawara is very happy and says he has faith in Kyoko. Maria seems happy as well.

Back at Darumaya, Kyoko seems to have decided on something…

Characters in Order of Appearance

Characters in Order of Appearance
  1. Kyoko Mogami
  2. Kanae Kotonami
  3. Takenori Sawara
  4. Lory Takarada
  5. Yayoi Fuwa (Kyoko's flashback)
  6. Shoko Aki (Kyoko's flashback)
  7. Sho Fuwa (Kyoko's flashback)
  8. Maria Takarada
  9. Taisho
  10. Taisho's wife
  11. Darumaya (restaurant) customers
  12. Saena Mogami (Kyoko's flashback)


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