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Hot Gimmick  
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In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane's period is late, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret, only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly, Azusa Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again! He's moving back into the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is!


Related Series
Hot Gimmick S (Novel) (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
รักร้อนซ่อนกล (Thai)

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.47 by Eternal Blue (2505d ago)
v.11 c.47 by Dakku Manga (2523d ago)
v.10 c.45-46 by Eternal Blue (2542d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.4 / 10.0 (867 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 20th 2013, 7:33pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (12 Volumes & 4 Omnibuses - Complete)

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no backbone   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 23rd, 2006, 1:59pm
Honestly, this manga pisses me off like no other. At first, I thought it'd be a good read because it's entertaining to watch a girl gain backbone. However, she still hasn't gained any sort of backbone; she's a complete pushover. She lets guys manipulate her and it makes me sick.

Reading about a girl who can't fend for herself isn't my kind of fun.
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Rating: N/A
by wind_chaser45
April 16th, 2006, 6:51pm
way cool plot. Very interesting characters with very out there problems. I don't understand why she likes Ryoki instead of Shinogu because the two are birds with the same brain.
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Rating: N/A
by Riiko
March 10th, 2006, 8:55am
One of my favorite mangas ever! I wish I was Hatsumi, she's so lucky to have those gorgeous guys after her! tsk...
I love Ryoukithe most! *________*
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no comment   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
February 27th, 2006, 8:32pm
i read somewhere that girls who like manga that involves controlling guys, and the main character girl always resisting making the controlling guy mad NEED TO FIND A BF. they're sexually deprived.
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something to share   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 20th, 2005, 12:23am
It seems to me that the girl is in the category of cloudy mind, greedy and insensitive. Even when she got her own boyfriend, she's still going around and "caring" for other guys so much so that she has to hug her old flame to tell him that she still cares. While he boyfriend's worried about her, she's going around worrying about other boys. Didn't she realize that other boys like her and if she kept being nice to them, she just gives them more hopes and it would b impossible for them to get over her. If she's realy nice she should let them go and find another girl and move on with their lives. The author went into extreme to portrait her as an 'unusual' caring and nice person, and yet how annoying it is that main girl always has to be suspiciously dense. It's not like there is something right and wrong or nice and evil about wanting to be loved by lots of guys, i dont want to judge that. However, she needs her boyfriend to tell her to look at him only and not have an eye for other boys is pure dumb. The fact that she over concerns herself over others' affair too much meaning she doesnt love her boyfriend wholeheartedly. I think the guy is a tyrant (typical super-duper cool, smart, rich, controlled, jealous and protective guy of shoujo manga) but I feel sympathetic for him. He loves her more and for a long time, and yet she's so dump to realize his feelings. Never does naive and greedy come in such an convenient way.
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0h my g0sh..   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
September 29th, 2005, 1:48pm
this b0ok is s0 awes0me..i l0ve it..this st0ry is s0 addicting..0h my g0sh..l0l..but it's really g0od..i als0 rec0mmend.. hana-kimi..g0od!!!
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August 29th, 2005, 10:30pm
Its so cool! It keeps you interested all the way cos its just like that!! Completely recommended to all shoujo fans!
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I really luv this manga!!!   
Rating: N/A
by Xue Youth a.k.a Cudute^_^
August 25th, 2005, 7:15am
I really luv this story! especially because there's lots of HOT GUYS and the plot is really good! ehm...i don't know what i'm gonna say anymore. But those who still don't read this manga, i strongly suggest you to read this manga cuz you'll gonna have a really sweet time! ENJOY it!!
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This is MY absolute fave manga!!!!!   
Rating: N/A
by Elizabeth - Rabid Manga Reader
July 14th, 2005, 11:37pm
I must say that I have all the books in this series so far since the tenth book will not be released until November, which I am anxiously waiting. This series starts off great and just gets better and better. It is filled with drama and romance not to mention the occasional touch of comedy. The characters are each special in their own way and will entertain you for quite some time. My personal favourite character is Ryoki but that might be just because he is alot like my current boyfriend. I don't know about you but this series had me hooked right from the beginning. It is definitely woth your time and will not let you down.
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hot g   
Rating: N/A
by nita
July 2nd, 2005, 1:03pm
[edit by mod, i read through most of this.. looks like there may be a spoiler at the bottom, so be warned. It's basically the same info as in the series description though.]

ive read volume 1 5 6 and 7 so far its the best i love this book and try to find as many as possible the begining when you the first volume is about akane who is 14 im middle school falling down in the middleof the complex and some of her "friends "(cuteguy) help her her sister the main character rushes to her side to helper aksan ewhispers in her ear i missed my period i think im pregnant shock in the first few pages. akane begs her big sis who is a bit of a push over to go to the store and buy a pregnany test for her after a few minytes of arguing she does nd disguises heer self a s a tall flashy woman. then without knowing who he is she sees her child hood friend and he super ht and also a model she picks up the test and happy to see a woman is at the cash register but suddenly shes on break and a man isthe cashier no she buys it goes to the bathroom changes her clothes and glad its over with, she rushes home and bumps into her childood bully ryoki and drops every thing to the floor in shock of seeing hi mafter so many years he picks her stuff up and his hands come across the test he then thinks she wild then she says its for her sister and he says she only in jr high and that ther eboth wild he leaves she leaves then runs back to him saying please dont tell tyour mom, his mom is the wife of all the familys complexs womens husbands booss oso she runs things and there will definitely be touble if she finds out and make her family suffer so he agfress under the conditions that she must become his slave and and do whate ever he tells her to do and right out of the blue gropes her breast utter shock when i read this. then out of no where again her chil;dhood friend after many years of not seeing him shows uo and rescues her for having to do something like that so they chat and he brings up he moving back ito thecomplex with his father . she happy and then her brother (shinogu) comes and greets also his child hood friend of long ago (azusa) and chat. the (hatsumi) the older sis returns with the test for akane but after she left akane got her period so now she thinks she off the keash to which ryoki has got her tyed up to but thats only part of it. her sister akane does not even no what she has to go threw being ryokis slave for her and akane talks and treats her badly. hatsumi goes to ryokis house and tells him her sister not preganant and does not have to be his slave any more here is where the half of it is he says that soorrry gotta go reading love monster right now sees ya later
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