Friday, August 28, 2009

Skip Beat PS2 Chapter 4 Ren Path (part 6)

In her room, Kyouko thinks about the events earlier, and it makes her heart beat faster. She is really glad she sought his help. She wonders about Shiori's feelings for REN, is it anything like her and Tsuruga? She convinces herself it is not. Anyone would have seen Tsuruga as sexy. She tells herself not to get the wrong idea.

Kyouko goes to sleep, feeling tired. She is determined to do her best at the shoot tomorrow.

The next morning, they start the shoot. It is time for Kyouko's part. Ren asks her if she is ready, she confirms. The director gives instructions to get into position.

Kyouko feels far more confident. Today, her role is no longer just a nameless girl. Today, she is Sumeragi Shiori, who came here in search of the model REN. She closes her eyes, takes a deep breath, and concentrates. When she opens her eyes, they are both in their roles. The director gives the action order.

The thoughts kept flowing through. "REN, he came here." "There is no place to run anymore." "I'll never let anyone else have him." "I'm prepared for this, so you better be prepared for this too." "Be honest with me." "You now belong to me."

She walks step by step until she's right in front of him, staring at each other. This is the point where the passion flows, this is where everything begins.

The director gives the "cut" order. Kyouko returns back to herself. She did the scene in similar to how she did yesterday. She wonders if she managed to pull it off. All the director did, is to simply gives instructions to the other staff. Kyouko hurries over to him, and ask him if her take was okay. They talked a bit, but he simply implies that she was merely better than yesterday. Apparently, she is still not at the standards he expects. He says he is placing his bets that Kyouko will be able to do it. But he also implies to her the negative effects of prolonging this shoot. Kyouko fully understands the implications. A 3 way option at this point.

The best option is to ask for another chance with spirit. She will say she just can't give up. The director is expecting that of course, and he laughs with amazement. He says he will give her one more chance. It's still evident that she doesn't quite have the right feeling yet.

Ren is coming over. The director comments he has a very worried look on his face. He asks who is she to Ren. She answers she is just his junior from the same workplace. The director is not satisfied with that response of course. He says that Ren has lots of juniors, but this has to be the first time he treated someone like this. Kyouko says he's just worried about her. Unable to convince her, the director simply tells her, he's hoping to see improvements by tomorrow, then he goes off.

Ren comes over and asks Kyouko if she is okay. She says she gets another chance for a retake tomorrow. Ren says that's good to hear. Kyouko is still sad that her act today was all cut. Ren adds that despite, it is amazing for someone like this director to actually give chances. In her negativity, she comments the execution date is merely postponed by one day. Ren says it's not over yet. She agrees, and says she will start from scratch. She says she will not be satisfied to just give up like that. Ren agrees.

Kyouko apologises, and it surprises Ren. She says that even after all that guidance, it still was not enough. Ren tells her it's fine, it's good they made it this far.

Kyouko thinks to herself, and remembers what the director said about feeling passion for Ren. She doesn't believe she can do it. Is she really able to play the part of his lover? She knows they have gotten this significantly far. In only there was something extra to add as a plus to this. She quickly remembers an important detail Yashiro told her. A single kiss from Ren is enough to make anyone fall head over heels for him. What if...

Ren asks Kyouko is she okay. Her eyesight had moved to his lips, and her heart pounded at the thought. She desperately tries to calm down. She thinks to herself, a kiss scene should be normal for couples, and if she has to do something like that with someone, it is a lot better that it is Ren than someone else she doesn't know.

Kyouko asks Ren, will he be able to help her practice again tonight. The pounding in her heart is unstoppable. Ren says of course, he doesn't mind at all. She tries to speak out her request, but she stutters, unable to say it. Ren asks her about it, saying he will help in whatever way he can. Kyouko thinks to herself, Tsuruga-san is an experienced actor who have done scenes like this many times, a kiss is probably no big deal to him. But it is a first for her. She finds it hard to say to the face that's always giving her courage, and always smiling at her. To Kyouko, a kiss is not a simple thing, unlike for Ren.

Kyouko seems hesitant, so he asks again. Finally, she speaks her request. She asks Ren to kiss her! She says, even if it is just for the sake of acting as lovers, and even if it is acted out.

Ren becomes silent, and his gaze becomes sharp, scaring Kyouko. He then asks her in a cold voice, to explain herself what she meant by that. Kyouko realizes that he is offended, so she apologises and begs him to forget what she just said, it was just some babbling on her part. Ren declares that she wouldn't have asked this on her own accord. Somebody must have placed this idea in her head. Kyouko becomes quiet, unable to speak out that it was Yashiro who mentioned it. Ren speaks in a low voice, "I see you have decided to become silent, hmm?"

Kyouko can tell that he is speaking in disdain now. She is unable to say anything in her defense. He asks her, does she really think that acting is such a simple thing, where a kiss can simply put her in the right mood? Kyouko apologises again, saying she understands that acting is a complex thing, and it it was shameful of her to ask such a request. She bows her head, but she can still feel the dark aura from Ren growing.

"To be able to kiss in an act with such a feeling, I am unable to do it." Kyouko can sense Ren controlling his anger, and she is trembling. "...especially if you are that person."

Kyouko could not say anything. She just watches as Ren turns around and walks way. She wants to call out to him, but she can't. She just stands there, feeling that she can cry. She thinks to herself, she was so thoughtless, how could he not be angry? He must hate her for certain now. What if she never speaks to him again? What if she never sees him again after all of this? Her heart grows cold at the thought. She must have lost his trust. She felt she was such a fool. Time cannot be rewinded, and words spoken cannot be unspoken. She probably will not be forgiven. Her heart sinks lower. She returns to the hotel with low spirits.

(One can tell that Ren doesn't want to kiss Kyouko for a reason like that. But she doesn't know that of course.)

Back at the lobby, Yashiro asks Kyouko what happened with Ren. She answers she angered him. "I'm sorry. That guy is totally unpredictable when it's about you. You'll probably step on a land mine without even realizing it." Kyouko agrees. She says she must be an unpleasant seed. Yashiro says that's not it, she is special in a way, that's why it's nothing like that. Kyouko says this has to be one of his angriest times. Yashiro says Ren is a sensible person. He won't hold it against her. She still has misgivings. Yashiro says he will follow up on Ren's side. He says he will have to go to Ren's shoot later. Kyouko says "otsukare-sama" in low spirits. Yashiro is worried about her, so he says he will check back with her later.

Kyouko continues to have worries. What if she is hated by Ren? What if she is not forgiven? How could she act as a lover if the other person looks at her with such hatred? She decides to return to her room with a heavy heart.

Back in her room, Kyouko falls in her bed. "What should I do... I couldn't get any practice at all." She felt she must apologise again. But that's not the only thing. Even if she does complete the shoot, what if she is still unforgiven? She becomes restless. She tells herself, this wouldn't do at all! She has to do something. A 3 way option here.


  1. Please remember to check the previous entry as well.

    I'm stuck at 50 comments since the last update, so I wonder if people have read it.

  2. Sorry mechgouki... I've been here, just quiet. I was the product of company layoffs this past Monday. Sucks because I liked my job. Someone in corporate decided my position wasn't needed. Bleh. Anyway. Been running about doing appoinents before my insurance cuts out. I AM still here though!

    Thank you for the updates!!

  3. Thank You for this update

  4. Thank you for translating this. :)
    I really love Skip Beat!, and I like this game too. XD
    Man, I wish I had this game! (AND that the manga will be like this later ;P )

  5. Thank you! ^.^
    I can't wait for the next update
    If this isn't good enough I'm curious to see what is


    Sorry about your job
    I hope that you'll be able to find other one soon!

  6. Please update soon!
    Thank you!

  7. thank you for updating :D keep it up!

  8. Hii, mechgouki! Thank yoouuu! I made a new post on the new forum to try to help you out. I'll try to keep it updated, too. See what you think:

  9. thank you so much for your awesome summaries!!! You are truly awesome!

  10. i hope at least in the game she realises that she loves him..
    thanks for sharing your translation with us:D u're the best!!!

  11. Thankd for updating the game summary! :D

  12. Sorry I haven't been posting but I've been at my grandparents for the past 5 days and had no internet connection. I see a lot has gone on since then too! *Sigh* Anyway, thanks for the chapter!

    Also, that really sucks Spherrow about your job. I hope everything ends up alright. My mom is going through a similar thing but they actually as they so quaintly put it, "terminated" her position.

  13. Thank you! I haven't been posting, but that's only because I recently found this site (and loved it! =DDDD)

    ~Alice =)

  14. Hey... Say sometimes, it is right to you if I translate your Summarys into the german and puts on German Skip beat! Side!?

    Not everybody is able to do from them English and this would also interest them certainly.

  15. Your the best! Please hurry up and update soon!

  16. grrrrrrr..... my name keeps changing and my friend typed in something weird...... >.<

    anywho, thanks so much for the update! i look forward to it everyday! ur awesome! keep it up! b ^.^ d

  17. Thanks for the update
    Can't wait to see what happens next

  18. @Spherrow, that must sucked. I'm glad you're still here though.

    @Aphro, I'm glad to see you're still around.

    @Anon, the Germans like Skip Beat too? 0_o

    Anyway, I updated this again, please read.

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!
    -gets on knees-
    I NEED to know what happens next!!
    Oh great Mechgouki-sama lol

  20. Please excuse my fan-girl behavior lol

  21. Oooooooh!! Post more post more!!!
    I need the feel-good happy right now. Uber stressed out. *sigh*

    I hate job hunting.

  22. Thank you or posting this~! I love it~! Now I can't wait for the next part c:

  23. The next part is actually, the darkest hour. :(

    Something bad happens.

    But don't worry, darkest hour is before dawn. :)

  24. Oh no! I'm guessing she gets with Ren and he confesses or refuses to kiss her. That would upset her either way!

    Hurry with the update please!

  25. :o kiss kiss kiss!!!! :D Thank you for latest update it made my evening. Pleeeease release the next one as soon as possible!

  26. Thankyou for this chapter! Loved reading it! =]

  27. wow.... instead of just going beserk i'll just say i responded the EXACT same way as mitsuki-chan.....

    HAU HAU HAU~~~!!! I CANT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT HAPPENS!! -^.^- the kiss is coming, the kiss is coming!!! please continue mechgoki-sama!!!

  28. "The next part is actually, the darkest hour. :(
    Something bad happens.
    But don't worry, darkest hour is before dawn. :)"

    Ahhhh~! Please post the dawn at the same time you post the darkest hour. Or we might die haha. Thanks mechgouki!

  29. that was awesome :D
    keep updating pls ^^

  30. thanks so much for the updates!
    it was my source of motivation to faster get through my exams and come back here!

    i'm so looking forward to the next summary!
    please ren read her thoughts and agree to it! get rid of the horrible sho kiss. haha. =).

    once again, great job! =))).

  31. Thank you for updates, it's exciting!

    It seems to me, that Ren planned this whole work thing just to get Kyouko :D And Yashiro and the director have to help him...

  32. Thank you so much for putting this on the internet!

    I started reading skip beat! a while back and I love the series, when I found out about the game I really wanted it, but unfortunatly I can't get my hands on a ps2. My friends who told me about skip beat! have the same problem.

    When lessons start again in octobre I'll give them this site, they'll love it!


    greetings from Belgium!

  33. Great Thank for the updated I'm waiting for the next one. PLease continue.


  34. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, Ren wants their first kiss to be special, not under the cover of acting. What a sweet boy. Thanks for updating.

  35. >.<
    That was kind of scary..
    I see what you mean..
    Sigh well please update soon!
    Don't keep as in suspense!
    Sigh I guess Ren doesn't want to see I guess..
    "Love Related Stuff" as something to use for like
    Cause I'm sure he would want Kyoko to want to kiss him cause she liked him not because she wants to get the right feeling for a job..

  36. hmmmmmm..... if this were ren in the manga, i dont think he would kiss her either cause he doesn't wanna lose control and do anything weird..... i think... lol

    still...... we kno it's coming! thanks for the update mechgouki-senpai! =3

  37. Nooooo!!!! My heart was pounding so hard while reading this. Especially the part where Kyoko is looking at Ren's lips. I'm so nervous for her. Poor Kyoko! She needs to tell Ren her true feelings.

    BTW, I'm really glad I found this blog. =D It's really neat that you made this translation, Mr. Mechgouki. Thank you! I'm really happy! (I can't afford to buy this game and my Japanese isn't so good...there's no way I would have gotten to know what happens in the game on my own!)

  38. Well.. I think the reason Kyoko can't express her own true feelings well is because..
    1. she's still in denial of love.. doesn't truly realize that she's in love w/ him.. although the the signs point that way.. she's confused and doesn't want to believe it.
    2. She's not confident.. I mean she doesn't consider herself as attractive/pretty like other actresses whom Ren had co-starred with (thanks to Sho's influence and past experience, LOL).. so, she would never even dare to think that the great and super cool handsome Ren-sama would be attracted to her.. she completely skip over that possibility.. and think Ren is just being nice to her as a co-star/senior since he's a serious/professional actor.. so she's trying to be professional like him and use respect as an excuse.. I guess deep inside she unconciously worry that if she gets any closer to him emotionally, she might not be able to control herself and end up heartbroken again, plus might scare Ren away.. that's what she thought.

    Kinda feel sorry for Kyoko, really...
    She got the look if she tries to beautify herself.. her old-self (when with Sho) looked so plain cause she spent all her time and money on Sho.. and although she looks more attractive now.. she can still beautify herself more if she got money, like other models/actresses wearing good makeup & outfit.. I mean, look at her when dressed up or being make-up properly (as a rich lady in kimono and as an angel in PV).. she's more gorgeous than other well-known celebrities (Mimori as example)..
    if only Kyoko has more confidence...

  39. Aww....Poor Kyoko....She is so worried about Ren's reaction and poor hear Kyoko ask for kiss for such a reasonw ould be sooo heart-breaking....

    If Kyoko had told Yashiro's name, I am sure Ren would have stormed upto him and fought with him...Yashiro-san would have definitely encountered The Dark-Ren....
    I wonder if Kyoko will gather courage to seek Ren again or Ren will cool down...Or may be Kyoko will learn from this heart-ache of hers and realize her feelings for Ren....and Ren's feelings for her, from his parting if!

    On other note, as usual, Mechgouki-san, good work...thanks a ton!!Updates from you are like a life-saver, especially post-Shou-kiss trauma...


  40. well said Shiroyuki-Chan...just saw your post...I feel the same...
    She need to gain some confidence, may be Ren might be able to help her, only is she allows him, 'coz for him, she already is the most beautiful and doesnt care if others see her as plain-girl...
    *dreamy eyes* I wish I get my Ren-sama too.....

    Mechgouki-san, please please keep up with the updates....Thankyou soo much for your effort!!!

  41. lol. I know she hasn't yet confronted her feelings. But she has to eventually. She almost admitted it to herself when she was watching Ren improv. Katsuki for Lory and Director Ogata. But she wasn't ready then to confront it so she convinced herself that she was just feeling what anyone else might in her position. (So Sad!!) But I think she's come a long way since then.

    Anyway, reading this totally makes me think of Lory's romance video games. Like the one he was playing during the Kuu arc. lol. I think this would totally be the game he would produce just to comfort himself while he waits for the real Kyoko and Ren to finally get together. =D

  42. she did whaaat?? nooo, plz, plz, plz continue to write :D


  43. Thanks for the update again.. you're awesome

  44. Man, this whole game is so un-Kyoko-like and un-Ren-like. It's more like one of Yasahiro's fantasies. ^_^;
    But thanks for doing these translations!

  45. Thanks for the update just as always!

  46. The characterization is very accurate, as far as I can see. Shou's is not that accurate though. But so far, the behaviour of Ren and Kyouko in the game are no different from the anime or manga.

  47. Thank you so much for always posting these summaries! It's great to know what happened, especially in the great detail you provide it in. :) I really can't believe there's someone like you who's kind enough to do this for the rest of us. :D Thank you thank you thank you!

  48. Thank you! ^.^
    Sigh... now Kyoko is in a worse condition...
    >.< Can't wait till the next update!

  49. Ak! Not enough! Here I thought the next update would be the resolution! Yer killin' us Mechgouki!

    Poor Kyoko!!

  50. This is great, I can't wait for more! I really like how in-depth you go with the entire thing. It makes it so much fun to experience the game (I suddenly wish I had a PS2)! Thank you so much, and please update soon!

  51. can you tell the options? i min the 4 way options..can you translate them and what did you choose within the 4 for example..coz i have the game but i don't know what does each option says..thank you

  52. Thank you for your game translations!

    - traiwild

  53. Thank you very much for the translation!!

    i hope u'll post the next one soon!! :D

  54. Thank you for this! I was really curious as to how the game was like. ^^

  55. You...are...AMAZING! I'm so glad I gound your site!!! Please oooh please update soon!!!!

  56. mechgouki,daisuki!!!!!!!=3

  57. Hi!, thank you very much. I have any questions, 1- Ren path is finished?
    2- do you have more imagines about Video game?ok, bye!
    please continued


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