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Himedol!!  
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Description
Inspired by his grandfather's skills, Kiriyama Kyoutarou's dream is to become a hairstylist. For that he enrolls in Yumemino Private Academy, also known as Tech High, the first combined technical high school in the country, more specifically he enrolls in the Beautician Department. Little did he know that his neighbor in class is Samejima Alto, an infamous female delinquent renowned for her monstrous strength. Even after that meeting his school life proves to be quite eventful as he stumbles upon a mysterious idol's secretive practice, discovers a connection with the biggest up-and-coming idol around and receives a rather unexpected request from the fearful Samejima - "Can you turn me into an idol!?". A story about following your dreams, even when everything and everyone seems to believe they're unfit considering who you are.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Houkago Idol (Adapted From)

Associated Names
ひめドル!!
变身公主偶像!!
Hime Doll!!
Himedol!

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Latest Release(s)
c.16 (end) by Casanova (241d ago)
c.15 by Casanova (248d ago)
c.10-14 by Casanova (265d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (155 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.49 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 12th 2014, 12:25am PST


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Year
2013

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #707 increased(+297)
Monthly Pos #1432 increased(+304)
3 Month Pos #1906 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #1895 decreased(-1315)

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On 761 reading lists
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On 616 completed lists
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great ... but gah the last chapter rushed ending   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mystichead
January 18th, 2014, 4:11am
good concept...pretty funny...and cute...not tht much use of cliches...and those used were creatively utilized
....but damn it...that last chapter.....well the last 2...but ESPECIALLY tht last one....SOOO RUSHED.... and a freakin stupid timeskip.... this would have been an 8-9 if tht didnt ruin it....i mean..it had bad parts before.... but they were ignorable since it didt accumulate to much...but the last part killed it... i mean....still a happy open ending.... o well
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Expecting good things   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PlumJuiceFlashback
August 24th, 2013, 10:11pm
First impression: Loved it! Quirky and fun, plus a rough and tough female character! I adore Samejima's character design!

It's not ecchi, but its comedy reminds me of Beelzebub! Although there was that one "sleeping during class" gag that was carried out kinda badly... This is not a bad start to a comedy-romance manga.
Looking at the other comments, yes, I agree Jump is fickle (lol Bakuman).
But if it keeps up good comedy and constant action in plot, then it'll be worth the read. (Constant action being constant plot movement and twists.)
I do hope to see interesting battles and a great set of side characters, too. Gah, I can't stress enough that there have got to be battles! I don't want to see Beauty Pop, and I don't want to see a Beelzebub spin-off, I want to see Himedol!
If it manages to find its shining point, this manga will be golden, like Assassination Classroom. *_*

However, it did lack a few elements like a sense of mystery. I could guess what would happen way too fast. Idol character design could use some work too. I don't mind ecchi as long as it's interesting, but are idols supposed to be ecchi?

... Last updated on August 24th, 2013, 10:16pm
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It is indeed need some improvement mmm...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VawX
August 21st, 2013, 9:38am
Just as claudiofd said, this one has a unique originality for a WSJ, even though not all the plots are as original mmm...
While the mangaka try to impress the readers by presenting a grand setting, the school, a simple background story for the main hero, an idiotic friend (as always), and more of your usual love comedy stuffs... it just lacking mmm...
You don't feel excited that you really want to know what the next chapter will be, and yes that indicate this manga really needs improvement mmm...
If the mangaka still going at this pace, it will be axed at most 3 volumes mmm...

*the rating 9 is "common - good" since I only rate 7-10 of all my list mmm...
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Different enough   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by claudiofd
August 20th, 2013, 6:41pm
Another WSJ series starting, how long will this one last?...

Anyway, moving on from that half-joke/half-serious rhetorical question, this series seems to at least show something that a few others in WSJ in the last few months lack - actual commendable originality.

Now don't get me wrong... The whole "Help me become an Idol" followed by the typical romantic "hijinks" is nothing new at all, I'm well aware. Also, keep in mind I'm making this comment after the first chapter, these are only my FIRST IMPRESSIONS and not a review in any shape or form. Now that I got that out of the way let me explain...

There's a certain delicacy and subtlety to the plot that feels somewhat commendable. It is not everyday that we see WSJ tackling social/gender paradigms and stereotypical views of certain professions. In this series in particular these are clear by the dichotomy between the main character's dreams and their gender/behavior/look. The guy who enters the beauticians department, a professional area usually seen as feminine in nature. The rough-looking girl who wants to enter the idol world, a business dominated by cuteness, femininity, fragility and purity. That is actually pretty interesting and this dichotomy could provide a great premise for a light-hearted and funny but still deep series that actually had something to say. Now, you may say I'm reading too much into it and that's very much a possibility. Like I said before these are my first impressions I'm just calling it how I see it for now.

On a more concrete level it wasn't a particularly good first chapter. The author needs to work on how to introduce the characters more fluidly, needs to actually get some jokes beyond the "Haha she sent him flying" type, needs to spend a bit more time on his main character and give him more depth, etc. But overall it wasn't bad.

To be fair, considering the actual content of the first chapter I'd give this a 7 but for now it stays an 8 for at least trying to make a point. Jump will probably kill this one soon - and by kill I don't mean necessarily ax it, but putting enough pressure on the author until he turns this into every other school ecchi "panties-of-the-week" manga - but who knows... I can say this - if well handled and well executed we could be looking at a solid school life manga here. But then again I can't shake the feeling that this will be axed before it hits its 30th chapter.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 6:42pm
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