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Hiyori, a small and timid girl, goes to school for the first time in a year since an accident left her hospitalized. Follow her as she struggles with her social skills, tries to make friends and maybe even a little bit more...?


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Associated Names
รักเล็ก ๆ ของยัยลูกเจี๊ยบ (Thai)
A Shy Girl in Love
Hoa mắc cỡ (Yukimaru Moe)

Groups Scanlating
Eternal Heart
Shoujo Crusade

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.47 by Shoujo Sense (305d ago)
v.11 c.46 by Shoujo Sense (337d ago)
v.11 c.Extra Stories by Shoujo Sense (346d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (501 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 19th 2016, 7:59am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #798 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #1224 increased(+54)
3 Month Pos #1405 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #1409 decreased(-44)

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On 2935 reading lists
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Forum Posts
Hiyokoi to End in 14th Volume 707 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Hiyokoi Shōjo Romantic Comedy Manga Gets Event Anime 1833 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes ago

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So Cute!   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
April 6th, 2012, 1:09am
As a lot of people are pointing out, yeah, this is just another cliched shoujo manga. However, The girl is just so cute with some really oddball actions that you just can't help but smile. It's just a cute cute story and well worth reading. You wont be able to stop and you find yourself really pulling for this girl.
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Strangely enough...I like it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
November 24th, 2011, 2:31am
The heroine is a complete and utter crybaby, weak and hopeless, always losing confidence and getting frustrated.
And yet.
I love this manga. @_@

This is, I think, a unique manga in this sense: yeah, the heroine's pathetic. Yeah, she's a crybaby. Yeah, she overreacts. Yeah, she's sensitive. That's just who she is, and we're not fed any garbage about her being strong or anything- unlike other shoujo mangas where the supposedly 'strong' and 'independent' female leads are bawling into someone's shirt every other chapter.

The manganka is honest with us about Hiyori. Hiyori IS a crybaby, she's not strong or independent AT ALL. And seeing that acknowledged is so refreshing.

I don't like her being a crybaby, don't get me wrong- I just really like that it's ACKNOWLEDGED. She is who she is, and we see her taking these tiny little baby steps to get stronger, braver. And I'm liking where her character is going, at a realistically slow pace. And of course, her romance with Hirose. ^_^

As a side note, I like the avoided cliche with Kou-kun and Natsuki not turning out to be love interests/rivals. I also like Hirose's friendship with his childhood friend, and Reina's sharp but bitchy intelligence. And Tanaka, the president XD I love him. Also like the extras with the classroom teacher. biggrin

And the development, I won't lie, is slow. But some people like it that way. *cough*Me.*cough*

So yeah. It is a slow story. But I like it. I love it. I wanna finish this series and see Hiyori the crybaby mature into who-knows-what-but-I-know-it'll-be-good. I wanna see her and Hirose get together. Everyone's reactions. How they get there. I wanna read the rest of the story. smile

Give it a chance. You might find yourself surprised.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2011, 2:44am
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Cute! But...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
May 17th, 2013, 5:21pm
I really loved this manga at first, but at nine volumes long it has kind of started to drag. I like the characters, but they don't really seem to grow as the series goes on (Hiyorin is, arguably, the exception to this). There aren't really any surprise twists, and all the love rivals and triangles introduced seem rather like forced drama rather than something potentially threatening or interesting to the main pairing. The romantic development is also slow almost to the point of glacial, which wouldn't be too bad if there was something else to focus on - but there isn't.

That said, it's light and fluffy and super sweet, and I have held on for thirty-some chapters now. The height difference thing is cute, and other than that it's typical shoujo fare, so if you enjoy that and are looking to read something just for smiles, this is pretty good.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2013, 5:23pm
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I love it :)   
Rating: N/A
by rosieechan
June 12th, 2011, 11:46am
Never have I ever found a main female character in a shoujo manga that is a crybaby and is weak yet is adorable and completely likable. Hiyorin is certainly the case.

The plot of this manga isn't mind-blowing, in fact, it is definitely cliche. But it's the characters that keep me going. (And the author doesn't use cliches in a vomit-inducing sort of way, thankfully - mostly this is because the character is so likable!)

I like how even though Hiyorin is a crybaby and weak, it's not used pathetically as a trait just to de-Mary Sue her. It's used as a flaw in this story - she wants to overcome this; she doesn't try to run away from her problems, like a previous reviewer mentioned.

I love how the artist has the ability to create heart-warming (yes, I know, cliche xD) scenes...the art is lovely, not the best, but very cute and shoujo-like...and the reader is able to feel what Hiyorin is feeling, in terms of romance. I like that. And it's not vomit-inducing at all.

Also, I like how Hiyorin accepts the fact that she likes Hirose, it's not that whole "girl-is-too-dense-to-realize-that-she's-in-love" thing. And I like that Hiyorin likes Hirose for his personality, not his looks.

Hirose is really adorable. He's decent looking, but that's not the main point. It's is personality that brings him out - he's outgoing and friendly, especially to Hiyorin, which is probably why she's attracted to him in the first place. I love how in here, friendship comes before romance (although she was rather quick to admit she likes him).

Anyway, I recommend this to readers who enjoy fluffy, adorable romance and a lovable female character. Not for shoujo fans into smut and tsusendre girls (unless you like all types, like me biggrin).
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really cute !   
Rating: N/A
by Coconana
July 3rd, 2010, 5:58am
I have read the first 3 chaoters so far and it is really cute !!! both of them are so cute together !!!!
I agree it is not an original story, it is a typical shoujo but because this is really a nice one I don't mind reading it !!
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not bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sabochan
December 29th, 2009, 1:51pm
i've only read the first two chapters, but judging from what i've read so far, it seems like a typical shoujo. hiyori and yuushin are pretty cute together and the art is nice.
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Very cute!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by redlinks
December 13th, 2011, 12:36pm
As another person had said earlier, most of us reading this series are probably a bit too old for the intended age group. Shoujo in Japanese literally means, young female. Ribon Magazine (the shoujo magazine that this series is serialized in) is targeted at 9-13 year olds in Japan, so keep that in mind before you read this. That said, this series is in no way, shape or form a series about pedophilia or lolicon (as another reviewer here thought it was too much like one). The main character is simply just short. She can't help her height.

Anyway, onto the review! This series is your typical shoujo manga about a shy girl who's not too confident. She struggles to make new friends and struggles to tell the guy she likes how she feels. As Hiyori's confidence grows, so does her height! Her goal is to tell Yuushin (the super tall guy she likes) how she feels and catch up with him in height.

My thoughts: HiyoKoi is very cute series! The main character reminds me so much of myself (although I didn't hide or run away when I got embarrassed) when I was in high school. Reading this series actually made me want to fall in love again lol! I definitely recommend it to anybody who loves shoujo with cute artwork!

Story: B
Characters: B
Art: A
Overall: B+

... Last updated on December 13th, 2011, 12:38pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mangafan54
July 22nd, 2011, 8:27pm
I really love this manga! The main character is so cute and really honest, being able to show weakness when she's takes steps she was unable to do in the past.I usually hate crybaby heroines, but Hiyori is different, she's lovable and reasonable. Especially since even though she is painfully shy, she's trying her hardest to change and become someone more outgoing. The way she both loves and admires Yuushin is adorable too! Hiyori is someone shy people(like me) can relate to. the author did a great job with this manga and i really wish it was published in English so could own the all the books. I recommend this 100% ^_^

... Last updated on April 6th, 2012, 5:25pm
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yes this is for girls!(but guys can read it too!)   
Rating: N/A
by yukifairy
March 14th, 2011, 9:45am
This series is for YOUNG GIRLS (early middle school ect..) so to be honest most of us reading and rating this series are probably older that the intended demographic. (WHICH IS WHY TO SOME IT MIGHT SEEM DISAPPOINTING!)But it is not at all its a rather pleasant & cute read (IT'S NOT LOLICON BTW !) the story & flow so far is rather good and the art is improving as the story also goes on. though some of it is cliche but it's shojo lol. btw i had my friends younger sister read this (she's 12) she rated it a 9/10 and I (22yrs) thinking what would I have really rated it if i was in the age bracket of 12-16 would have given it a 6 1/2 so I went with a 7/10!
also Though the female lead can be a bit shy & crybaby I like how she's working on improving herself to be better on being more outgoing and not running away from her problems every time.
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Awesome story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
August 15th, 2011, 7:59pm
I keep trying to find stories like this, because I LOVE THE PLOT LINE SO MUCH!
But I've yet to find one.. :'{
It is TRULY a one of a kind read, I think. c:

It's adorable, and I personally love the situation of shy people throwing away their shyness (maybe cause i'm shy xD, I don't know)
It's just such a good read!

Just read it now! You'll be glad you did!! C:
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