Skip Beat in manga and anime are closely identical, (meaning, what was shown in the manga was shown in the anime during the first part) until such time when Kanae met Hiou.
I watched the anime first before I read the manga so I was shocked at Hiou's appearance (since he was just shown in the ending of the anime).
What was covered in the anime was covered in the manga, except for Hiou and Kanae's meeting. In the anime, after Kyoko successfully finished her PV with Shou (Stage 19: The Last Ritual), the next episode (Stage 20: Invitation to the Moon) is where she was scouted for an upcoming drama.
While in the manga, Kanae and Hiou's meeting happened between those said anime episodes. Why was that part skipped or omitted in the anime?
Is there any particular reason for this or did the production decided to not to include it in the anime since Kanae and Hiou's meeting isn't that significant to the main plot?