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Kyoko Mogami
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Kyoko Mogami colored manga

Kanji 最上 キョーコ
Rōmaji Mogami Kyōko
Stage Name 京子 Kyoko
Live-action Name Gong Xi (宮囍)
Personal Information
Gender Female
Age 16 (Start of Year 1)[1][2]
17 (Start of Year 2)[3]
Birthday December 25th[4][5]
Blood Type B[6][7]
Status
Status Alive
Relatives Saena Mogami (Mother)
Kazushi Misonoi (Father)
Occupation Variety Talent
Company LME
Affiliations Dark Moon, Box "R"
Debut
Manga ACT.001
Anime And the Box Was Opened
Game PS2 Game
Live-action Episode 1
Portrayal
Drama CD Voice Actor Miki Nagasawa
Seiyū Marina Inoue
English Voice Actor Caitlin Glass
Live Action Actor Ivy Chen

Kyōko Mogami (最上キョーコ (もがみ キョーコ) Mogami Kyōko) is currently a member of the Love Me Section with Kanae Kotonami and Chiori Amamiya. She starred in the hit drama series, Dark Moon as the infamous Mio Hongo and is currently starring in the drama series, Box "R" as Natsu Kitazawa.

Her joyful personality covers a hidden past. She used to dedicate her life to the happiness of her childhood companion, only friend and crush Sho Fuwa.[8] But when Kyoko discovers Sho asked her to come to Tokyo, not because he liked her but because he knew he could use her as a maid, her angry and vengeful spirits escape her "Pandora's Box."[9] She vows to get her revenge. Sho says that the only way she can reach him is by going into showbiz[10]. Thus, she joins Sho's rival agency LME, with only one goal in mind: Revenge!

Personality

Kyoko is a kind and hardworking girl who always puts others before her. For most of her life, she lived to please others. She is shown to be very clever academically; she manages to pass the High School entrance exam with the highest grades, 100%[11]. However, she is a little bit dense and naive about some things. She believes in fairies and always dreamed of her "prince charming" (which was Sho)[12] being her husband before he broke her heart. Due to negative experiences in her childhood, she constantly devalues her own worth.

Kyoko is a perfectionist, once she does something, she won't stop until she feels that it's 'perfect'.[6][13]

Kyoko and Sho back then
As a sixteen year old she was hard working, having three jobs at once to support Sho[14]. Although she is usually frugal, Kyoko obsessed over Sho and felt compelled to buy all of his merchandise[15]. When she realized Sho's betrayal and her little vengeful demons were released[16], Kyoko became very quick to anger when his name was mentioned[17], although most people believe that this is because she's his fan[18][19].

Kyoko is initially conservative; she doesn't like seeing people without their top on, even the people who are close to her, like Sho[20] or any gestures relating to that. But, she became less conservative for the sake of acting, in order to reach her goal to be Japan's top actress and to be more famous than Sho.

The most important change in Kyoko is that she has lost the ability to love after Sho's betrayal. Although she can still feel the love for a friend (such as Kanae), she ruthlessly squashes any romantic urges. She remains completely oblivious to Ren's affections despite others (such as Yukihito and Kanae[21][22]) pointing it out. She remains firm in her belief that no one could possible be romantically interested in her, and that love is "a prelude to despair and disaster"[23].

When Kyoko used to give chocolates to Sho

When putting her mind and energy to acting, she can become any character she wants, and the personality can stick with her even outside of the role, as shown when she plays Mio. She can also pull off heartless facial expressions even when she isn't in character in hopes to deter someone.

Kyoko shows that she has an incredible talent for acting, with Chiori even referring to her as "butterfly" or "fairy" as her talents are so fantastic[24]. Kyoko gradually becomes more absorbed in acting as a passion and gets conflicted over what she wants, revenge against Sho, respect from Ren or an acting career. She has a strong sense of determination and caring which she applies in her work and life.

Appearance

Before Kyoko found out that Sho was only using her to do house-maid work, Kyoko had long black hair. Because she was working three-part time jobs due to pay for Sho's expensive tastes, her hair was usually up in a pony tail. But when her hair was down, it was unkempt and wavy.

Kyoko looking wonderful in her interview

Kyoko at the Dark Moon Party.

Early on, she did not consider her appearance to be more important than supporting Sho. Though she longed to follow make-up and fashion trends like other teenage girls, she pretended that not to care material items[25], and would rarely buy anything for herself other than Sho Fuwa merchandise. Before working at LME, she wore her uniform from her part time job or casual clothing she previously owned before coming to Tokyo.

Physical Description
Height 163 cm (5'3")
Weight 52 kg (114 lbs)
Eye Color Golden Brown
Hair Color Chestnut[26][27] (Originally Black)

After her makeover, she cut her hair chin length and dyed it a chestnut color[26][27]. She slightly updated her clothing, buying a new skirt and jacket.

Usually, she wears her bright pink Love Me jumpsuit while at LME, or on a Love Me Department job. When she has work to do, she wears a top with a white jacket paired with skirt and boots. She is seen always using a bag given to her by Taisho's wife.

Kyoko's appearance changes drastically for each of her roles. Some people mock her by claiming her onscreen beauty is due to computer graphics and make-up. Many people say that she looks much different in her roles than how she is in real life, to the point that she becomes unrecognizable[28], even to the people that personally know her.[29][30][31][32] .Konoe, the director of Tragic Marker, who knew the Heel siblings, failed to recognize Setsuka as being played by the same actress who played Mio, until both Ren and Kyoko explained it to him. Her appearance also changed drastically during the Dark Moon party,[33][34][35][36]. Kyoko wore a floor-length dress and had long extensions put into her hair.

Even during her the audition for the role of Momiji, all the candidates failed to recognize Kyoko and considered her to be a newbie. It was not until Kyoko's answer to Kimiko's manager that many showed a surprised reaction and began to guess who she really is. Kimiko and her manager, however, were still in dark.

Background

Kyoko was born and raised in Kyoto. Her mother was mostly indifferent and cold towards her. On tests her mother would only acknowledge Kyoko if she got a perfect score. Often, her mother would leave her at a nearby Ryokan managed by Sho's parents.[37] When Kyoko was six years old, her mother left her in the care of Sho's parents.

It is later revealed that Kyoko's mother, Saena works as lawyer in Tokyo. Like Kyoko, Saena has had negative experiences with love. When they meet, Saena tells Kyoko that her father is Kazushi Misonoi. Kazushi was Saena's first real love interest. The two bonded over their supposed shared experience in the legal field. However, Saena discovers that Kazushi had only gotten close to her in order to steal important files for a case she was working on. It is unclear if Kazushi developed legitimate feelings for Saena over the course of their acquaintance. Nevertheless, it did not stop him from stealing the files for the Jou case. It was only after Kazushi had fled that Saena discovered she was pregnant with Kyoko.

When Kyoko was 6 years old, she ran away to the forest near the Ryokan and met the then 10-year old Kuon Hizuri. She thought Kuon was a fairy because of his foreign blonde hair and green eyes. The two quickly become good friends.

Young Kyoko-chan impressed at Corn

Kyoko be-friending Corn.

Throughout elementary and middle-school, her relationship with Sho [38] makes it difficult for Kyoko to make female friends. Other girls are shown to be jealous of their relationship. Kyoko is the frequent victim of bullying, getting her lunch thrown in the trash on at least one occasion.

In her youth, Kyoko lived solely to please others. She worked hard at the Ryokan to please Sho's parents and she always tried to get 100% on all her tests in school to please her mother. She often cried over her cruel and indifferent mother who, no matter what she did, could not be pleased.

Knowing she made Sho feel uncomfortable by crying in front of him, Kyoko usually left for a secluded spot nearby the Ryokan to cry[39]. This is where she met Corn/Ren whom she believed to be a fairy prince[40]. They had only known each other for a few days when Corn/Ren had to leave. He left her with a blue stone and he told her she could put all her sad feelings into the stone.

After finishing middle school, Sho asked Kyoko to follow him to Tokyo so he could realize his dream of becoming a famous musician. Kyoko, who was deeply in love with Sho at the time, followed him putting herself, as always, secondary to his wants, leaving her regular high school dreams behind her.[41]

Plot

For plot information see the Story Arcs.

Skill

Information below are from Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me!

Year 1

Looks
2/5 Kyoko1
Fame
1/5
Intelligence
4/5
Determination
5/5
Notability
3/5

Year 2

Looks
3/5 Kyoko2
Fame
3/5
Intelligence
4/5
Determination
6/5
Notability
4/5

Relationships

Main article: Kyoko Mogami/Relationships

Filmography

Main article: Kyoko Mogami/Filmography

Appellations

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
RT - Thumb Ren Tsuruga

Acting - Real Life Mogami-san
Kyoko
Kyoko-chan[42] (as Kuon Hizuri)



Acting - Real Life Tsuruga-san
Corn (when Ren is Kuon Hizuri)
Demon Lord (when Ren is angry)
Emperor of the Night (when Ren shows "Kuon")



SF - Thumb Sho Fuwa

Kyoko
Shape-shifting Demon
Plain/Boring Woman

Sho (when serious)
Shotaro (usually)
Bastard #1 (when mad)
Sho-chan (used to)
Fuwa-chi (once)

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
LT - Thumb Lory Takarada Mogami-kun President
Takarada-san
YY - Thumb Yashiro Yukihito Kyoko-chan Yashiro-san
MT - Thumb Maria Takarada Onee-sama Maria-chan
Jellythumb Jelly Woods Kyoko-chan[45] Muse-sama[46][47]

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
KK - Thumb Kanae Kotonami Kyoko[48] Moko-san[49][50]
HI - Thumb Hikaru Ishibashi Kyoko-chan Hikaru-san
SI - Thumb Shinichi Ishibashi Kyoko-chan Shinichi-san
YI - Thumb Yuusei Ishibashi Kyoko-chan Yuusei-san
Matsunaithumb Ruriko Matsunai That girl
Hyena section
Ruriko chan

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
Nanokurathumb Mimori Nanokura That girl Nanokura-san
Akithumb Shoko Aki Kyoko-chan Shoko-san

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
Momosethumb Momose Itsumi Kyoko-chan Itsumi-san
Ooharathumb Airi Oohara Kyoko-chan Oohara-san
Kijimathumb Hidehito Kijima Kyoko-chan Kijima-san
Ogatathumb Hiroaki Ogata Kyoko-chan Director

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
Amamiyathumb Chiori Amamiya Kyoko-san[51] Amamiya-san
Makinothumb Honami Makino Kyoko-chan Makino-san
Sudothumb Yuka Sudo Kyoko-chan Sudo-san
Maruyamathumb Rumi Marumaya Kyoko-chan Marumaya-san
Annakathumb Kazutoyo Anna Kyoko-chan Director

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
Reino-thumb Reino Kyoko[52] Beagle
Demon[52]
Hozuthumb Kuu Hizuri Kuon[53] Teacher
Father[54]
Hiouthumb Hiou Uesugi Demon Girl
Kyoko[52]
Hiou-kun[52]

Gallery

Main article: Kyoko Mogami/Gallery

Quotes

  • (at the LME Audtions) If sorry was enough, there'd be no need for HELL![55]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Does it hurt? But... *points to her heart* the feeling of my heart breaking was much, much more painful![56]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Too bad for you, but the pure and innocent me that you knew is gone forever. [57]
  • (to Ren Tsuruga) Mr. Tsuruga, does that mean that you want to have your way with me?[58]
  • (to herself) Could it be.. that now, even I could cast a bit of magic too?[59]
  • (talking about Sho Fuwa) But there have been moments when I realize that I do not loathe him as much as I used to. When I feel the day may really come when I'm able to accept the fact that he exits.[60]

Trivia

  • The name Kyoko means "Kioto (imperial capital city)" (恭) (kyo) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • The Skip Beat! author, Yoshiki Nakamura, said that Kyoko was a character she created a long time ago before the actual series even started. She describes that Kyoko is not a "Rightous Hero", or not even a hero and "Healing Hands female character". In an essence, she's not a typical shojo manga protagonist at all.[61]
Kyoko's appearance versions
  • The Skip Beat! author, Yoshiki Nakamura, also stated that Kyoko was a character that is a reaction of her dark life. When she was working as a mangaka, she drew a set of Kyoko's along with other character appearance in a short 30 pages manga.[62]
  • Before the author decided to let the producer read the script of the manga, she decided that it would be a long-running series. She said that the inner heart of the series is Kyoko. She said that the character have been decided by her and there is a difference between inner heart and appearance, which will be seen by the rest during the series' lifetime on Hana to Yume.[62]
  • Kyoko's appearance have been changed three times before the editor was finally happy with it. The first version appeared to be a gloomy Kyoko, the mangaka stated she visualized Kyoko as a hardworking member of the community. The second one was a more lively Kyoko, with longer hair. But, the editor said that Kyoko seemed to be more sensible at the age of 16. On the third version, the author cut some of Kyoko's hair to show some of her liveliness, but it was not accepted, the editor said she should give the character a fresher haircut, which leads to the fourth and final version, the Kyoko that appears on the manga now. Yoshiki Nakamura stated that she was glad that her editor did not accept the previous states until Kyoko's character designed looked like what it is right now.[63]

References

  1. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 55, Page 17
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 20, Chapter 115, Page 4
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 20, Chapter 119, Page 31
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 20, Chapte 120, Page 5
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 20, Volume 120, Page 27-30
  6. 6.0 6.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 25
  7. Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 40
  9. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 45-49
  10. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 51-52
  11. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 6, Chapter 32, Page 10
  12. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 21
  13. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 20, Chapter 115, Page 11
  14. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 8
  15. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 9
  16. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 49
  17. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 6, Page 11
  18. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 6, Page 13
  19. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 52, Page 24
  20. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 7, Chapter 41, Page 21
  21. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 52, Page 29-31
  22. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 24, Chapter 141, Page 25-27
  23. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 5, Page 6
  24. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 162, Page 30
  25. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 7, Chapter 40, Page 16
  26. 26.0 26.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 17, Chapter 102, Page 16
  27. 27.0 27.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 35, Chapter 205, Page 26
  28. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 17, Chapter 102, Page 4
  29. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 128, Page 26
  30. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 129, Page 2-4
  31. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 28, Chapter 186, Page 24-25
  32. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 185, Page 3-5
  33. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 171, Page 18-20
  34. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 172, Page 9
  35. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 173, Page 12
  36. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 173, Page 2-5
  37. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 26
  38. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 25
  39. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 8, Chapter 45, Page 15
  40. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 8, Chapter 45, Page 17
  41. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 29
  42. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 211, Page 12
  43. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 17
  44. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 4
  45. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 9
  46. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 10
  47. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 13-14
  48. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 17, Chapter 101, Page 14
  49. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 3, Chapter 15, Page 28
  50. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 9, Chapter 49, Page 28
  51. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 137, Page 30
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 211, Page 13
  53. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 114, Page 26
  54. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 114, Page 12
  55. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 4, Page 30. This is a twist on the common expression in Asian countries "If sorry were enough, there'd be no need for the police."
  56. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 7, Chapter 41, Page 8-9
  57. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 7, Chapter 41, Page 10
  58. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 172, Page 30
  59. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 174, Page 20
  60. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 98-99
  61. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 2
  62. 62.0 62.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 3
  63. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 3, Page 2

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  • Who's going to be kyoko's manager?

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    • Julie would be a semi-new character because in most parts she is just mentioned by both her husband and son and of course Mr LME himself and ...
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    • To me that begs the question as to why Kyoko doesn't view Sho's parents as adoptive parents? In the Kuu arc, Kyoko mentions never hav...
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