UZW writes: "The first three episodes erect some strong pillars for Skip Beat. There’s a villain to be defeated. There’s a rags-to-riches goal to pursue. And there’s a love interest — but it’s a love interest that must be impressed, as opposed to the “famous guy falls for the sweet girl” routine we’ve seen so many times before. The story is moving at the perfect pace, neither dwelling nor rushing; combine that with some humorous facial expressions and eccentricities (only possible in anime!) and I’m already hooked. Skip Beat is far more interesting than something like the Sensual Phrase manga, where the heroine and her hero were already embracing by the end of the first volume."