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Kyoko Mogami
Manga | Anime | Game | Live-action
Kyoko Mogami colored manga
Kanji 最上 キョーコ
Rōmaji Mogami Kyōko
Stage Name 京子 Kyōko
Personal Information
Gender Female
Age 16[1][2]
17[3]
Birthday December 25th[4][5]
Blood Type B[6] [7]
Status
Status Alive
Relatives Saena Mogami (Mother)
Unknown Father
Occupation Variety Talent
Debut
Manga ACT.001
Anime And the Box Was Opened
Game PS2 Game
Live-action Episode 1
Portrayal
Drama CD Voice Actor Nagasawa Miki
Seiyū Marina Inoue
Live Action Actor Ivy Chen

Kyoko Mogami 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 going to star in another drama series titled Box "R".

Her joyful personality has a hidden past, she used to dedicate all her life to Sho Fuwa.[8] But when she finds that Sho has been betraying her all along, her angry and vengeful spirits escaped her "Pandora's Box".[9] She vows to get revenge and Sho says that the only way to do that is to go into showbiz[10] thus joins Sho's rivaling agency LME, with only one goal in mind: Revenge!

Personality

Kyoko is a kind and hardworking girl, and always put others before her. She did everything to please others around her. She is very clever, although she's still a little bit dense and naive. She manages to pass the High School Entrance exam with the highest grades, 100%[11]. She believes in fairies and always dreamed of her "prince charming" (Sho)[12] to marry her before he broke her heart. Kyoko is also 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 still hard working, having three jobs at once to support Sho[14], and also very intense and very emotional when it came to Sho[15]. When she realized Sho's betrayal and her little vengeful demons were released[16], Kyoko became very quick to anger when Sho is 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-colored hair. Her hair was always up in a ponytail, as she was always working three part-time jobs at the same time because of Sho. But when her hair was down, it became really messy and wavy.

She also did not care about her
Kyoko looking wonderful in her interview

Kyoko at the Dark Moon Party.

appearance at all, shown as she did not use make-up or buy anything for her self. She usually wore her uniform for her work or casual clothing she had before they arrived at Tokyo.
Physical Description
Height 5"4 (163cm)
Weight 52kg (114 lb)
Eye Color Golden Brown
Hair Color Chesnut[25][26] (Originally Black)

After her makeover, she cut her hair down to her neck and dyed into a chestnut color[25][26]. She also changed a bit of her clothing. Instead of her old clothes, she bought new clothing such as skirt and jacket.

Usually, she wears her bright pink Love Me jumpsuit while at LME. 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 during her roles. 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 other people[27] and even to the people that personally know her.[28][29][30][31] Her appearance also changed drastically during the Dark Moon party,[32][33][34][35]she was wearing a long dress, a long chestnut colored wig and light make-up.

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.[36] When Kyoko was six years old, her mother left her in the care of Sho's parents. Up to now, her mother's location is unknown and it is implied that she had abandoned Kyoko.

When Kyoko was 6 years old, she ran away to a nearby place in a forest and met the 10-year old Kuon Hizuri. She thought Kuon was a fairy because of his foreign features and befriends him.

Young Kyoko-chan impressed at Corn

Kyoko be-friending Corn.

Her relationship with Sho[37] was actually the cause of why she never became friends with anyone else as the others in their school and neighborhood were jealous of her relationship with Sho.

Kyoko practically lived 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[38]. This is where she met Corn/Ren whom she believed to be a fairy prince[39]. 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 working in showbiz. Kyoko, who was deeply in love with Sho, followed him putting herself, as always, secondary to his wants, leaving her regular high school dreams behind her.[40]

Plot

Main article: Kyoko Mogami/Plot

Skill

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[41] (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[44] Muse-sama[45][46]

Image Name What they call Kyoko What Kyoko calls them
KK - Thumb Kanae Kotonami Kyoko[47] Moko-san[48][49]
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 Matsunai-san

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[50] 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[51] Beagle
Demon[51]
Hozuthumb Kuu Hizuri Kuon[52] Father[53]
Hiouthumb Hiou Uesugi Demon Girl
Kyoko[51]
Hiou-kun[51]

Gallery

Main article: Kyoko Mogami/Gallery

Quotes

  • (at the LME Audtions) If "forgive me" would make up for everything then we wouldn't need hell![54]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Did that hurt? But.. *points to her heart* my pain here is much greater![55]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Unfortunately, the naive, pure Kyoko you used to know, no longer exists..[56]
  • (to Ren Tsuruga) In other words, Tsuruga-san, there is something you want from me, no matter what. Am I right?[57]
  • (talking about Sho Fuwa) It occurs to me that it might really come, sooner or later, when I wouldn't really mind tolerating that guy's existence..[58]

Trivia

  • 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.[59]
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.[60]
  • 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.[60]
  • Kyoko's appearance have been change 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.[61]

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. 25.0 25.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 17, Chapter 102, Page 16
  26. 26.0 26.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 35, Chapter 205, Page 26
  27. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 17, Chapter 102, Page 4
  28. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 128, Page 26
  29. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 129, Page 2-4
  30. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 28, Chapter 186, Page 24-25
  31. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 185, Page 3-5
  32. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 171, Page 18-20
  33. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 172, Page 9
  34. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 173, Page 12
  35. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 27, Chapter 173, Page 2-5
  36. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 26
  37. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 25
  38. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 8, Chapter 45, Page 15
  39. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 8, Chapter 45, Page 17
  40. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 29
  41. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 211, Page 12
  42. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 17
  43. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 4
  44. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 9
  45. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 10
  46. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 13-14
  47. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 17, Chapter 101, Page 14
  48. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 3, Chapter 15, Page 28
  49. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 9, Chapter 49, Page 28
  50. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 137, Page 30
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 211, Page 13
  52. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 114, Page 26
  53. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 114, Page 12
  54. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 4, Page 30
  55. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 7, Chapter 41, Page 8-9
  56. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 7, Chapter 41, Page 10
  57. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 172, Page 30
  58. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 34, Chapter 204, Page 4-5
  59. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 2
  60. 60.0 60.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 3
  61. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 1, Chapter 3, Page 2

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