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Princess Coup d'etat - The Battle Ball
Character/s in the cover Kyoko Mogami
Volume 03
Arc Princess Coup d'Etat arc
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Princess Coup d'etat - The Battle Ball  is the 12th chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.


Ruriko and Kyoko quarrel on the set. The next scene they're going to do is the tea ceremony scene. How will Kyoko do it with her fractured ankle? Apparantly, Ren is impressed with Kyoko's determination.

Chapter Summary

Ruriko practices for the tea ceremony. Kyoko confronts her on her supposed allergy to sunlight. Upon learning that there is no allergy and Ruriko was just being a prima donna, she fights with her and hurts her ankle even more.

Kyoko finally awakens to the truth that "nice Ruriko" was a lie all along. Ren encourages her to give up and is pulled away by Ruriko who is angry at the attention he is giving to Kyoko. Ren insists that he simply wants to work with the person who is most serious about her acting.

While doing the tea ceremony scene, Ruriko was too distracted and off into her thoughts that Ren may choose Kyoko over her as his co-star.

The director cut the scene and tells Kyoko to step in. Ruriko tries to make up excuses why she didn't do the  scene well. Ruriko is annoyed with the director.

Kyoko gets ready for the scene. Kyoko's ankle hurts a lot, but she remembers something from her Ryokan days. Sho's mother explanations about not crying in front of customers and hiding her bad feelings, so she surprises everybody by acting just like if she had not a problem in the world.

Ren is impressed with Kyoko's determination, smiling and acting as if nothing's wrong during the scene. Kyoko continues smiling within the scene as the rest of the crew and director keep praising her.

However, Ren changes tactics and decides to jump over the written dialogue to act seriously with Kyoko and to change the way the scene is supposed to be played and make Kyoko act the way he wants her to.

Ren acts seriously with Kyoko, drawing out her reaction to his lines perfectly, without any effort on her part...

Characters in Order of Appearance

Characters in Order of Appearance
  1. Ring-Doh Crew Members
  2. Ruriko Matsunai (Choko)
  3. Tea Ceremony Instructor
  4. Kyoko Mogami (Choko)
  5. Seishi Shinkai
  6. Ren Tsuruga (Unnamed Male Lead)
  7. Yukihito Yashiro
  8. Yayoi Fuwa (Kyoko's recollections)


Volume 03 Navigation
Chapter 12
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 17

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