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That Name is Taboo
Character/s in the cover Kyoko Mogami
Volume 02
Original Release April 2002
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That Name is Taboo is the 7th chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.


As Kyoko attempts to infiltrate LME, she bumps into a veteran actress at LME. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to her, Kyoko is the main topic of discussion amongst Sawara and Ren.

Chapter Summary

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Kyoko leaves for another try at LME after telling her boss that she has become a "daruma" (an owl-looking round egg shaped "doll" with blank eyes, where one is supposed to paint one eye before starting a task and then the other upon finishing it).

Meanwhile, Ren and Sawara talk about Kyoko, and the latter gets the impression that Ren hates her, even though he says that he doesn't. He just doesn't like her which Sawara wonders doesn't this amount to the same thing?

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Kyoko arrives at the LME building and manages to avoid the reception secretaries, unfortunately, she crashes into a famous star, an older woman named Kamio. Kyoko lets Ms. Kamio believe that she is a newbie that is going to work on some new section they are preparing, so Ms. Kamio makes her carry her bags. Eventually, they meet with Sawara, who is not happy to see Ms. Kamio at all, but is agreeably surprised to see Kyoko. After Kyoko pleads with him, she is shocked when Sawara easily accepts her into LME.

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Ms. Kamio trots away and Ren helps Kyoko with one of the bags; she thinks that he isn't such a bad person after all. Ren explains Kyoko about the new section, the "Love Me Section," which is about, of course, love.

Internally, Kyoko's demons are having a great time laughing themselves silly at that stupidity called love, until Ren delivers the news that she will be working there.

Kyoko is horrified, but Ren jumps to another subject, the point system. He explains her that she will get points depending on how well she does her job. Lots of points equal the fact that she can debut.

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However, Ms. Kamio sees that Kyoko dropped one of her make-up bags in her excitement and even more... she let Ren carry one of the bags! Ms. Kamio is shocked and  "Stamp!" Kyoko now has a -10 points stamp on her cheek.

Kyoko doesn't understand, but Ren is happy to explain with an angelical face that of course she got a penalty, since one is supposed to do one's job by oneself. Kyoko realizes that he knew about this when he offered to carry the infamous bag. As he walks away, a seething Kyoko wonders if he hates her.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Characters in Order of Appearance
  1. Kyoko Mogami
  2. Taisho's wife (Kyoko's flashback)
  3. Taisho (Kyoko's flashback)
  4. Sawara Takenori
  5. Ren Tsuruga
  6. Lory Takarada
  7. LME Employees
  8. LME Receptionists
  9. Kamio Kimiko
  10. Yukihito Yashiro
  11. Hungarian Fencing Champion


Volume 02 Navigation
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 11

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