Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Skip Beat PS2 Shou Path Differences.

This section records some of the Shou Path differences. Not all the differences in the choices for the common path are detailed here, only the significant ones.

After Kyouko's phone is locked, if she chooses to get the phone herself, she gets angry, and tells Yashiro she has a score to settle with Shou. Yashiro asks her if she is okay alone, but she says she just needs to get the codes.

Kyouko goes inside Shou's make-up room. She says he hasn't left yet. Shou answers it's not that he hasn't left, he has been waiting here the whole time. Shou says they are to go out and eat. Kyouko says she came here looking for her codes, not a meal. Shou says the only way that she will get those codes is for her to eat a meal with him. Kyouko would rather lose the phone, but she thought of how difficult it was to get Tsuruga-san's and Mouko-san's number, and decided against it. So she has no choice but to agree. "I'm not paying for you meals though!" "That's fine, I'm paying."

Shou gives Kyouko a coat, saying he doesn't want her to catch a cold in this weather. But then he adds that idiots normally don't catch cold. "WHO ARE YOU CALLING AN IDIOT!?"

So they end up at the restaurant. Shou comments she keeps making this face. She replies that she doesn't have to smile, she's not a fan or anything.

Shou makes the orders without asking Kyouko. Kyouko protests that she hasn't even seen the menu yet. Shou says it makes no difference, she'll only order the same things too. She takes the menu and checks it. No hamburg on the list. "In the end, you only ended up wasting more time." "Fine, I'll just hurry up with it then!"

The beancurd was more delicious than she expected. Shou watches her, and tells her they get their beancurd fresh from Kyoto. "What do you want from me, a compliment?" Shou just tells her to hurry up, he'll give her the codes soon. He remarks that she is showing her fierce face even during a meal.

2 options here, to show an expressionless face, or normal face. If she tries to do it with a normal face, she will comment that it is kind of hard, considering the present company.

Regardless, looking at Shou's face, it kinds of reminds her of the past. She reminisces a little without realizing, about the time when she used to call him "Shou-chan", but she quickly shocks herself back to reality. Shou comments her face keeps changing the whole time. Anyway, she finishes, so she demands the number. Shou tells her the number is 1225. It's her birthday. He couldn't forget it, because during those days, she had always been working as an assistant there. Anyway, gotten what she needed, Kyouko leaves. Shou looks like he wanted to tell her to stay, but he didn't.

During the argument about the jobs, where Shou appears with a piglet, and Kanae shows up to interrupt them, if Kyouko chooses to respond to Shou first, she will state that he always acts like a brat. "I am not a child!" "Using a piglet as a hostage, doing as you please without considering others, which part of that is mature?" "I don't consider you as "others". "

Shou continues to taunt her. "It's a fact that we were raised together. I know everything about you. And you too know about me."
"I've been trying to forget everything about you!"
"But it seems you can't forget."
"I will forget! Once I have my revenge on you!"

This is where they begin the stare-down.

Kanae interrupts them. "Stop that now. Are you 2 trying to kiss in public?"
That surprises Kyouko. "Mouko-san, how can you say that?"
"The two of you were pitting your faces so close together. Right, Tsuruga-san?"

Ren doesn't say a word, but Kyouko senses a dark aura. It is a bad idea to start an argument with Shou again. "Tsuruga-san?" He seems to be in a daze. Is something wrong?

"Oh, I have to get this shirt changed."

Kyouko must have made Ren upset by arguing with Shou. She's always falling into this trap.

Ren advises her not to argue any more. Kyouko feels bad about this bad habit of always starting an argument with Shou. Kyouko offers to pay for his cleaning, but he says it's fine, and he has to go now. He leaves. Kyouko feels really bad for upsetting Ren.

Shou smugly comments, "It's so great to be finally rid of that guy."
"Isn't it about time for you to disappear too?"
"Now that Tsuruga Ren isn't here any more, you can stop acting like a good girl."
"What crazy thing are you talking about this time?"
"You don't want him to hate you, so you always act like a good girl. The way you treat him is totally different from the way you treat me."
"That's because the problem lies with you!"

Kyouko explains to Kanae they still have to clean the food. Kanae gets angry. "Don't tell me, Tsuruga-san got his clothes dirty because he was helping you?!" She said that Kyouko should have politely declined. Shou butts in, saying that Ren is a troublesome guy. "He insists on helping, even when his help is not needed."

"Well it's better than some people who are causing problems rather than helping!"

"If I hadn't been here, than this piglet would have ran off somewhere, and you would never have found it. I deserve credit for this one." Kyouko is almost taken in for a second. But then she says, "In the end, it was still Mouko's fish sausage that got the job done!"

They start a stare-down again. Kanae says Kyouko can continue to argue for all she cares, she's simply going to go back and continue her job. Kyouko realizes that is the final warning to stop this. They both leave Shou where he is. He calls out to Kyouko but she ignores him this time.

After they cleaned up the piglets room and left, if Kyouko chooses to go and to buy juice, she will meet Asami-san. Asami congratulates her for a job well done as Mio, and adds that her performance in the PV really helped with its popularity.

Anyway, Kyouko finds out that Asami is also the producer for Shou's CM this time as well. Kyouko asks about the staff board's objection in using her. Asami confirms that such a thing did indeed happen. But Asami also declares that she supported Shou's decision. She firmly believes that Kyouko is a capable actress. Asami seems to have the wrong idea of Kyouko and Shou having a good relation. Kyouko declares very strongly that they are enemies. The reason why he chose her for this, is probably because he wants to get back at her. Asami says that Shou is confident of acting well this time, and has no intention of losing. Asami asks Kyouko to consider this job before saying goodbye. Kyouko continues to buy juice.

As Kyouko approaches the vending machines, she spots someone there. It's Shou! She doesn't want to meet him, but she doesn't want to run away either. A 2-way option here, to continue to buy juice, or go somewhere else. Not much difference. If she tries to leave, Shou will spot her. "Are you running away?"

Damn! "I wasn't trying to run away, it's just that I saw an eyesore in front of the vending machines."

Anyway, regardless of what she chose, she sees Shou buying another drink, and wonders what is he doing buying more than what he can drink. Shou tells Kyouko to hold out her hand. Kyouko responds as she is told, then she immediately asks herself, why am I listening to him? Shou places the drink in her hand and says "For you." Kyouko responds by telling him not to just toss everything to her as he pleases. "Refusing the kindness of others, aren't you a strange one?"

"I felt bad about just now. This makes up for it."
"Since when did you make up for it?"
"That's why I am giving you that."

Shou points to the drink in her hand. Really can't expect more out of this guy. Kyouko tells him very clearly, he should feel ashamed, using a pig as a hostage. That only makes Shou burst out laughing at her description of the pig hostage.

"If anyone sees you, you'll just be embarrassing yourself, laughing like that."
"That's okay, I needed the exercise anyway."
"What exercise? You were just laughing like an idiot!"
"Yeah, that's the equivalent of 30 situps."

Shou says he didn't expect Kyouko to be concerned over him laughing out like that in public. Kyouko makes fun of him, saying it would have made a juicy gossip story. Shou nonchalantly says that the office will kill that story before it even hit the papers.

Shou asks how long is she just going to stand there holding the drink. Kyouko looks at the drink before she opened it.

Kyouko: Hold it! Isn't this drink carbonated? What's the meaning of this?!
Shou: It's just carbonated drink, right?
Kyouko: You know I can't take carbonated drinks!
Shou: I know that.
Kyouko: Don't give me that crap!

Kyouko thrusts the drink back to him, and says he can have it himself. "What a waste of good intentions..."

Shou takes the drink, and opens it.


The drink sprays all over him.

Shou: Kyouko... Why you.... you shook it, didn't you!?
Kyouko: Eh? No, I didn't! ................... I think.

She is well aware that she has the tendency of shaking can drinks without even realizing it.

Shou: What do you mean you think?! You definitely shook it! Now I'm completely wet!
Kyouko: ..... sorry...
Shou: Oh? You are actually apologising?
Kyouko: It's not like I did it on purpose.
Shou: Sorry isn't going to cut it. You're going to have to do something about it.

Kyouko gets a bad feeling about this.

Next thing she knew, she ended up in Shou's changing room. Shou goes to change, and tells her not to run.

"Jeez, why do I have to do this?"
"That's because a certain someone sprayed juice all over me!"
"Fine, fine, just hurry up."

Kyouko is actually feeling nervous, and she tells herself not to feel that way, since they did live together once. She could still hear her heart beating. It is an upsetting feeling.

Shou asks Kyouko to pass him the shirt. She takes it, and passes it to him.

Kyouko: H....Hey! Put on your clothes before you call me!
Shou: That's why I'm asking you to hand it to me.
Kyouko: This is Sekuhara! (Sexual harassment.)
Shou: I'm the one being watched here. If there's anyone getting sekuhara, it's me. And this isn't the first time you see me like this. I thought you'd be used to it by now. We did live together once.
Kyouko: Don't bring that up again! Face that way and change!
Shou: What's with you? Are you embarrassed?
Kyouko: W...What are you talking about? How can that even be possible?
Shou: Your face is turning red.
Kyouko: You obviously saw wrong!

Shou realizes that she's just going to deny it completely. Kyouko pants, out of breath. She just can't get used to this. Anyway, Shou is done, so he calls her.

Kyouko: So, what's it going to be?
Shou: I'll hold you responsible for the cleaning, of course.
Kyouko: Fine, hand it over, I'll get it cleaned.
Shou: Unfortunately, this requires a special cleaning method, so I will have to handle it. You just need to pay for the cleaning.
Kyouko: Even though you say that, I don't have too much money with me.
Shou: That's fine. I'll just have you use all the money you have now.

Eeeek! He really is the devil!!

Next, she ends up going to a restaurant with him.

Kyouko: Why can't you just take cash?
Shou: The sum is 5 figures. Having you pay for a meal, you should consider that a bargain.
Kyouko: But the meals here are very costly! I'm not trying to brag, but I really am very poor!
Shou: I know that.

Kyouko is pissed off. Who's fault was it that I am so poor?

Shou: I wasn't really expecting much from you anyway. Fine, a drink will do.
Kyouko: Fine then. But I don't want to hear you pressing me about the job.
Shou: Oh, that has already been decided.

Huh? What is he talking about?


  1. Yay! shou's path! can't wait how it'll end! I'm a KyokoXRen/Sho fan! :D

  2. You can only be one, make up your mind. :P

  3. Yes, please, continue with it! I especially would like to see Sho's bad end, but I agree with anything. :-)

  4. my god sho, don't just be sentimental then say that idiots don't catch a cold!

  5. I'm going to be honest, I don't really want to read a story about Kyoko + Shou. I completely loyal to Ren. I would read it just because it's Mech who translate it. However, there was something that seems funny to me in this part. It says that Shou was waiting all the time for her to go to his make-up room, which means that when Kyoko was in Ren's path, the stupid Shou may had waited a lot and she did not even showed her face ;) That's good to me!

  6. Ohhhh the Shou part,how exciting!!! :DDD
    Please continue! :D

  7. Please continue. As an alternate storyline the game is very interesting and since I don't understand Japanese nor do I own a ps2, I can only hear the story on your blog. So thank you.

  8. i hate Sho with a burning passion, but so far this Path seems a bit more in character, if these events were to happen. I'm interested to see how they do it, but i still hate him and nothing can make me like him :p

  9. Hey, I'm not actually new here. I've been following your posts for about a year now. I just never post comments because I'm a bit shy and not ALWAYS good to rely on for CONSTANT feedback. But seeing as you're upset I just wanted to say that even if you don't get a lot of comments it doesn't mean we don't appreciate you :) I would absolutely LOVE to see the Sho path because I can't read japanese at all nor will ever be able to buy a japanese game. I also really appreciate the quick uploads you make for the scanlated chapters. So please don't feel bad if you don't get a lot of comments sometimes. We're here....I think it's just that 90% of us hate to come out from our hiding places lol


  10. Please Continue, I have been waiting for the Shou path ever since I saw you had the Ren^_^)!!!

  11. Ohhh I like it :D
    continue please ^^

  12. @amberstallion
    i'm the same way. i've been following FOREVER, like, i don't even know how long. Once it got taken off of Mangafox i became a frequent. But i never posted. But Mech needs more support ^^

    We're cheering for you, Gouki-san! Ganbatte~!

    *nod nod* sho+waiting/suffering=good day :D

  13. @amberstallion
    i'm the same way. i've been following FOREVER, like, i don't even know how long. Once it got taken off of Mangafox i became a frequent. But i never posted. But Mech needs more support ^^

    We're cheering for you, Gouki-san! Ganbatte~!

    *nod nod* sho+waiting/suffering=good day :D

  14. Hey I've been watching for awhile and didn't know how to sign up till now. Anyway, I support your translations and all, but I really don't see the point of the "Shou path". Who on earth thinks he loves her?! He only remembers her mannerisms and what she says. He doesn't know her heart. It's like someone saying they understand Trump cuz they can do a good "You're fired" impression. That's why he couldn't help her back when they were kids and she'd cry. He's too selfish to really get who she really is. And how can you love someone if you don't know who they are? Even a little bit? The way he treats her is unhealthy. I know some people love their interaction, but that's more suited to a comedy routine, not a couple! It they honestly think that's love and even remotely healthy, they must have serious problems. I have self-esteem issues, but even *I* draw a line!

  15. I agree in somepart with those who say that Shou doesn't actually care for Kyouko. However it is possible to form an affection towards those one sees as a servant. Especially since those who have them come to rely on them for things. Shou loves having her around him because it gives him power. Power over her and then people say things like "oh this is the girl you brought with you..." making her sound far more like servant than anything else. Shou is truly into powertrips.

  16. Thank you mech.
    I really would like to read more of the shou path as it's interesting to see more of his feeling.

  17. @LadyChicobo I really like being able to read the "Shou path" sure it started with him using her to make himself feel in control and powerful but you know most people don't really appreciate a good thing until you actually lose it. I think it will be interesting to see him redeem himself and actually winning Kyoko back, how many times do you actually get to see someone try to do that and actually achieve it.(not many if any) I personally would love to see that.

  18. according to Kat from, the teaser for SB 172 is out on baidu.

  19. 172 RAW!!!!!!

  20. @NIki and @Gingike Times like this makes me wish I could read Japanese...(T_T)!!!
    I can't wait to read the translated version.(^_^)!!!

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  22. Hi just found the raws at

    Hope this is helpful


  23. hey i'm new with all this and I apologize if I misspelled, English is not my language of choice ok .. i know that ch 172 is out ai have the link but i do not now if i can post-ed here so .... pleez tell me.... end we love you me-cha!!!

  24. Thanks for the chapter. As someone whom likes to download rather than read on-line One Manga and Manga Fox won't make a difference. For Chapter 172, I didn't read it when the actual images were on the web page. It comes off as hard to read on my computer. I guessed that you would have a V2 version and I'd go for that.

  25. hi mech,
    when are u goin to continue shou part~~~
    i cant wait... ^^

  26. I've been wondering, where can you get Skip Beat for PS2 in Asian countries? Or do they only have Japanese?

    Anyways please continue! ^^ I like ShoxKyoko than RenxKyoko (even though I think that's what'll happen) since they're more cute together, especially during their quarrels C:

  27. Updated again. Note that several parts of chapter 1 and chapter 2 have been edited. If you've read them, please read them again.

  28. Mechgouki, thank you! I am really glad you found the time to do another piece pf PS2 for us!

  29. Mech - thank you for your hard work :) I love your translations and I'm waiting for more :D
    love you :*

  30. OH? ok I will go back and re-read them. Thank you so much. Hope you are feeling better and more confident now. Just remember there are lots of your devoted fans who are like me and don't care if you are first or not we just love your translations.

  31. Ahaha the glaring at each other part was awesome. xD

    I like how its going :D
    Please continue,i appreciate your hard work ^_^

  32. Woohoo! Thanks Mech! :) I can't wait to see where this leads!

  33. Some minor updates added.

    Don't worry guys, I haven't been slacking (much). I went back and review and update the rest of Chapter 1 and 2, be sure to read them.

  34. I like the new updates! They are very good. Thank you again.

    You aren't slacking much? *laughs* You can slack if you want sir. I think, for me knowing that you are going to stay up all night long to do a translation for us and then drag yourself to work in the morning makes it more than ok for you to slack.

  35. Thanks for the updates! :) And I'm also a little curious--someone mentioned it above, but what exactly are the bad endings?

  36. Thanks for the update! I can't wait for the next chapter! :D

  37. This is great, thank you so much!!!

  38. I come quite often and now I often get a present for it, Mechgouki; another piece! Thank you.

  39. omg yes! the sho path is so neglected usually, and i'm 200% in love with sho. thank you!!! =)

  40. Why, oh WHY did I decide to take summer courses!?!
    This Chemistry class is killing me. The instructor assigns way too much homework, the text book chosen is HORRIBLE, and the instructor has unrealistic expectations for grades!

    The entire class average for last week's quiz (did I mention weekly quizes?) was 68% (not a very good mark in the US) and she blames us for not getting 100% even though it's an open book quiz!

    Gee, don'tcha think maybe that means something isn't getting through to the students?


  41. ahaaaaaa!! shou!! gotta love the guy and how ridiculously childish he is!!

  42. Guys, just so you know, more comments usually help motivate me to work faster.

  43. I just finish your updates on the story, thanks so much much for your hard work I really appreciate it. I Love how the story is progressing hope to see more in the future. I'll make sure to comment as much as possible to keep you contempt.

    Love ya always


  44. I think you meant content, not contempt. :P

  45. LOL... i hadn't even noticed i had misspelled that word, it happens to me all the time when i'm typing in a hurry...(^_^)!!!

    Thanks for pointing it out to me.


  46. wow, it seems i want to buy the game but i think its all in japanese and no english translation while playing the game right? hayyyy.....thats why we have you...:)

  47. Thank you for the translations, can't wait to read more.

    Well atleast you have kept yourself busy and please do not give up translating the manga.

  48. Woot! More aedditions! It's always a treat when I get a break from work, check your site and see new stuff added! Thanks a lot Mech! =D

  49. Additions* I apparently got away from myself there lol

  50. A new update after a long time.

    I'm having major problems right now.

    I got hit by a big virus. :(

    Microsoft Security Essentials detected it, but failed to stop it. :(

    Every time I try to boot, it hits the blue screen before I even reach windows. I may have to reformat my hard disk. :((((((((((((((((((

  51. Spoiler 183??

  52. niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i want more mechgouki =D even if i dont come often u.u ... nu time really...

    nway i hope you get your computer clean soon and what about birdbeads comment???it really looks interesting ... a shame i cant understand a thing =(

    Regards and thank you! =)

  53. wao thanks a lot!!!! everyday i would come to check new updates form cha mechgouki..thnanks a lot again =D

  54. Thanks Mech for bring us again the PS2 game. I like to read about it since there is no way I would be able to play it!!
    BTW, I tried to post earlier and I couldn't...for any reason my messages were not posted, don't know what happened!

  55. @ Mech: sorry you have gotten a virus, hope you can get it fixed soon...

    @ Birdbeads: looks like it...what I don't like is that says next would be Jan 4...

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  57. Hey mechgouki, are you using windows 7?

    I experienced the same problem too last month. Got attacked by some unknown virus and cant even initiates windows even in safe mode. However, I managed to fix it without having to reformat my hard disk. Here are the steps of what I did to "get into" the windows.

    Step 1: Go to the "command prompt" section (see

    Step 2: Type "bootrec.exe/fixmbr"

    Step 3: Type "bootrec.exe/fixboot"

    Step 4: Type "bootrec.exe/RebuildBcd"

    After these steps, the windows should be able to initiates. Make sure to download AVG free antivirus to get rid of the virus okay?

    I hope this helps you to solve the problem :D

  58. 183¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ ^^ ^^

    P.D:I don't speak english very well, I'm Spanish

  59. WHATTT!!!! You updated the SHOU Path??
    Thanks so Much Mechgouki... You have no idea how badlly i have been waiting for your update this one...( mainly because I like most people are unable to play this game...Ugh ) Anyways once again I must say Thanks you so much... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Oh and one more thing did I say THANK YOU??? LOL..

    I hope you are able to get your Computer Fixed Soon... Wish you the best of luck with that.


  60. I just created a live journal account and the first thing I wanted to do was to THANK YOU for your posts, scantalations, translations, etc. Seriously, I get so happy when I see a new scantalated skip beat chapter and you're just so generous with your time and make us all happy by providing us, incorrigible skip beat fans with new material. So thank you! Gracias, Arigato, Merci!,

  61. @distance

    I used the recovery on my system. I may still have to reformat it though. :(

    Thanks for your advice.


    Thanks guys. :)

    I may have to move to a new site btw.

    Guys, please comment on the new site if you can.

  62. Thank you so much for doing this! I am unable to play this game, and so these translations and summaries are a dream come true! I realize you have been a bit upset about the lack of comments, but I just wanted to let you know that even though many are not commenting, most likely from busy schedules(especially nowadays), we still support you and are extremely thankful to you and all you do for our enjoyment! Don't be discouraged! :)

  63. I know that this comment has nothing to do with this post, but this is the only place I can comment, as your wordpress site is down. It says it has been suspended. I think that its time to take the pictures down and use a file sharing site to share your scans if you continue. As I and others have said other people use these sites as scan sites all the time. As for your thoughts on the last page, you might be right that he just over acted but what if "Kuon" took over without Kyouko around? Thats another possibility? OH and while I'm here, Thanks for updating the Shou path! and Thanks for everything else you do also, like the spoofs! They are original and you are the only one who does that! Same with the thoughts on the chapter (heck right now I think you are the only one scanlating Skipbeat honestly) I really wish to see you continue with all of it :)

  64. .-.
    your wordpress is gone too..

    any plans?

  65. Hi again! I saw that your wordpress suspended you, that's really annoying .. but I hope that it would be possible for you to stay here on blogspot or livejournal :)

  66. thanks so much for the summary :)

  67. Thank you for the story summary,i love it,really looking forward to what happen next.tq

  68. Thank you so much. I love it. Honestly I like Shou's story. It's more INTERESTING!!! At first I thought of ren's story is better than shou's. but shou and kyoko's story is a lot better. i don't know why i just feel it that way. Thanks i found kyokoXshou. I REALLY LIKE Fuwa Shou the fact that he is changing. If so, a better love story. something like love is not always being happy w/ the one you love, just like holding hands w/o walking in the beach, consider trials and sacrifices as well. shou only has his pride if he could just... actually i really like stories that are unexpected or surprise. cause i know it is going to be ren in the first place. i want to be surprise. Thank you .....................much...........ARIGATO!!!
    don't you worry it's only my opinion everyone has there own.

  69. Thank you so much. I hontoni like this. actually at first i thought ren was better but it came to pass i realize that shou-chan was better. :D thank you so much again. (it is only my opinion)


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