The Skip Beat! Kickstarter project has hit the $140,000 mark on its journey to the fully funded amount of $155,000 and that’s resulted in a new bit of news. The fifth bit of casting has been revealed with Richard Epcar taking on the role of Lory Talarada in the series. Richard’s credits are extensive to say the least and he holds a special place in my heart for playing Ben Dixon and Vince Grant in the Robotech universe. Plus all those awesome Lupin roles among others..
We previously learned that Erica Lindbeck is on board to play Kanae Kotonami, Grant George as Sho Fuwa, Robbie Daymond as Ren Tsuruga and Vic Mignogna as Yukihito Yashiro.
Check out the full project here with its tiers and goals.
Skip Beat! was produced by Hal Film Maker and aired on TV TOKYO from October 2008 to March 2009 and currently streams on Crunchyroll. The anime is based on the on-going shojo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, published in Japan in “Hana to Yume” and in North America by VIZ Media. Pied Piper, Inc. licensed the anime from TV TOKYO.
Plot Concept: Bright, diligent, and yet naïve 16-year-old Kyouko Mogami works hard to support the career and dreams of her childhood friend, crush, and rising pop icon, Shoutarou Fuwa. Toiling endlessly at burger joints and tea ceremonies, the innocent Kyouko remains unaware that day in day out, all her tireless efforts have been taken for granted, until, one day, she finds out that her beloved Shou sees her as nothing but a free servant. Shocked, heartbroken and enraged, she vows to take revenge on the rookie star by entering the ruthless world of entertainment herself. As she steps into this new life, Kyouko will face new challenges as well as people who will push her out of her comfort zone.