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Hetakoi  
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Description
For his twentieth birthday, Shizuka chooses to go to a hot springs alone. To his surprise, he also ends up seeing his first naked woman... a passed out drunk girl. Soon afterward he enters college, and his friend from high school convinces him to join the female dominated travel and hot springs club. Amazingly, the girl he saw naked, Ruka, is also a member of the club! Now he must interact with his club more or less normally, and pretend he doesn't imagine Ruka naked every time he sees her. He is determined that his embarrassing secret never be made public!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ヘタコイ
Bad at Love

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.54-59 (end) by BidHangingAddNine & Village Idiot (761d ago)
v.9 c.53 by BidHangingAddNine & Village Idiot (761d ago)
v.9 c.51-52 by BidHangingAddNine & Village Idiot (834d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (511 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
10
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9+
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Last Updated
August 10th 2014, 9:06pm PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #449 increased(+80)
Monthly Pos #584 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #526 increased(+33)
6 Month Pos #525 decreased(-60)

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On 1226 reading lists
On 709 wish lists
On 1292 completed lists
On 51 unfinished lists
On 252 custom lists

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very far fetched drama... 209 days, 10 hours, 8 minutes ago
Damned Gramps... 865 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes ago

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Really like it!!   
Rating: N/A
by Lyn Emerald
June 11th, 2013, 4:19pm
I really liked this manga, the characters are very real, and even though they mess up sometimes, I'm glad they found the strenght to carry on!! I'm glad I found this manga, good job to the author!! T_T
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Bad at writing   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
May 28th, 2013, 10:39am
Better then Chisa x Pon but the lead becomes very unlikable pretty fast. Ruka is boring, undefined and they share no chemistry together. The the first act moves far to slow, the second act is a pointless derailment which shines a very bad light on the lead(he tries to have his cake and eat it too) and the last act has far to much drama out of nowhere. The resolution is inconclusive because a relationship need more then sex to survive. But the art is good. So i say pass and read Natsu no Zenjitsu for a recent nudity-based dramedy. That one has properly defined characters.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2013, 10:43am
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One of bests   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by andro564
May 22nd, 2013, 3:48pm
This is simply one of best series I've read.
On first place, it took my heart with nicely done illustration. Like Natsu no Zenjitsu, is more realistic than typical manga, but with cute parts on right places ... simply - great work.

Not so much girls around male lead, just meandering way to one love. It has nice ups and downs, facepalm moments, when you really need to shout and punch author and main character right in face, funny comedy parts, a lot of hot springs (but its not overfulled with nudity, though), enough, but balanced romance with not so out-of-reality situations (yeah, there are some f***ing coincidences - but it's still manga, and story must be pushed forward somehow).
And Grampa is really good character to lead position ! smile

I have only one problem, and it's last chapters.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I think that relationship between Ruka and Komai have to get clearer, or it can be given a more time on a last pages, than they first sex (I understand its important, but ... I've like it more:).


It's totally worth reading, if you want to read hi-class breathtaking romance with really great illustrations.
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Glad I read it.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by smatthew854
May 8th, 2013, 7:51am
This manga was extremely well done. The ups the downs. There was a point while I read this manga that I actually got moody and pissy with my family. A sign of being well done. The only thing I wish had been different was a little more time spent on the ending and showing us some more of that relationship. But I do understand the story was about the journey getting there and not the destination.
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I don't know why so many people rated this so high.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by FurukawaPan
March 29th, 2013, 11:01am
The MC has no spine. Based off various misunderstandings the MC makes decisions that are so bad that you just have to facepalm IRL. The story was "good" until a pivotal misunderstanding which the MC makes a move that personally I would think would be unforgivable. That twist seems so unrealistic from the rest of the situation. The only reason you continue to read this is because the girl isn't terrible. She's likeable unlike the MC.
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A gem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by poppyevil
December 25th, 2012, 11:01pm
I didn't expect much when I first picked up this series to read, and thought it was just some idiotic harem manga with a lot of boobs and nudity ( well you could expect that much judging the first volume cover ), but the manga turned out quite nice and heartfelt. The protagonist is a old geezer but he is sincere and nice, he of course does something stupid but understandable, not overly dramatic like typical romance manga. Everything is told in a slow pace, just like the protagonist's personality, nothing too dramatic and no over abusing smutty, a truly feel good manga that once you start reading it you would love the gentle feeling it bring and can't help but follow the two main character movement.
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One of the best romance manga...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ecchigo-sama
November 30th, 2012, 3:03pm
This is one of the best romance manga I've read. For me, Its one of those manga/anime that you get a bit depressed when you finish it. The length is just right as well imo. Thought there would be some rage moments because of one of the categories and one of the comments below me but its not that bad... I was actually dreading it till that other guy disappeared lol.

Was looking forward to her other works but sad to know the author is gone now sad Definitely recommended if you want to read a somewhat realistic romance with older characters instead of the usual generic shounen middle school/highschool ecchi/romance/comedy.
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Impressive.   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by MatrixM
November 10th, 2012, 5:36pm
I began reading this with low expectations, expecting perhaps a 6/10. It's just so hard to find a good male-demographic romance. And the fact that it opens with the main character seeing EVERYthing when he stumbles upon a naked woman just lowered my expectations.

But almost all the nudity and sex scenes were well placed.
Even the side romances were handled well.
Cliches are always a problem with this genre. Like Ruka's friend from that hot spring hotel.
The complication in the middle was 100% predictable but that didn't really bother me like it almost always does. Perhaps because the mangaka was planning for it to happen since the beginning. Perhaps because I couldn't see the story going for 10 volumes any other way.
Still, for the most part I was very pleased with the main characters and their (mostly) original characterisation.

Anyways, it really is sad that the mangaka died, according to Roninwarrior. I definitely would've looked forward to her next work.
I'm putting this up there with Haru yo, koi amongst my favourite seinen-romances.
EDIT: In hind-sight, not THAT comparable to Haru yo, koi. That's one of those manga where i look back on it and it seems better with time. This is slightly the opposite. I may have over-praised a little. bigrazz It happens.

... Last updated on December 19th, 2012, 8:11am
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coward and stupid male lead   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 15th, 2012, 10:01pm
just another one of those..series gets dragged too much cuz of the coward and stupid male character. 70% of the manga is the result of Main character's coward and stupid way of thinking.

the main girl ended up in bed with another man which is annoying. the only thing i enjoyed about his stupid decisions is that he had many many sex with another chick.

enjoyable series? well, once that other guy disappeared, i guess you can enjoy the series a bit more.
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Roninwarrior
September 10th, 2012, 4:35am
Unfortunately, when I went to look at what else the mangaka of this work might be doing it turns out she died. Very sad news... What a great piece of work Hetakoi was and Nakano Junko's talent will definitely be missed.

I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of a roller coaster ride of a love story.
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