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Heroine Shikkaku  
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This could be any girl. Imagine being a heroine of a love story. Hatori also believed that one day she would get married to her childhood friend, Rita.

But that's not how the world works! This is a hilarious comedy that honestly paints a painful unrequited love story of this young girl!


Related Series
Hirunaka Shikkaku (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
นางเอกตกกระป๋อง No Longer Heroine
헤로인 실격
Failure of a Heroine
Heroine Elimination
No longer heroine

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Extra (end) by 200 wpm (141d ago)
v.10 c.35-36 by 200 wpm (204d ago)
v.10 c.34 by 200 wpm (228d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

2 topics, 12 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (346 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 18th 2014, 3:44pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #662 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #887 increased(+122)
3 Month Pos #1021 decreased(-140)
6 Month Pos #864 decreased(-407)

List Stats
On 1075 reading lists
On 720 wish lists
On 409 completed lists
On 87 unfinished lists
On 330 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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This could turn out to be good & unique but only if 414 days, 15 hours, 33 minutes ago

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It started out so well....   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 26th, 2014, 11:44am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I fell in love with the storyline before the girl went all obsessive over the guy despite having a cool guy nearby. She was funny, but eventually she turned too desperate...

And why would she end up with Rita ??? ? That's so stupid. Rita seemed genuinely in love with Adachi up to a certain point of the manga. I understand that Rita's not perfect and stuff, but still..... I just UGH.
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I found out the end and rage quitted...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by SilverStorm
January 3rd, 2014, 2:29am
Not like the manga was anything to write home about. I was already not liking the manga and decided to check out the ending to see if it was worth the trouble.

Serious end of manga spoiler
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Kousuke cries. She ends up with Rita.

I don't like the heroine, Adachi, or Rita.

Hatori is an airheaded girl who thinks about nothing but guys. She's really wishy-washy and goes back and forth in between guys. I also dislike how she essentially forces her feelings on another person. If I were Rita, I'd think she was obsessed and crazy.

Adachi's the shoujo heroine cliche. She may be a caricature, but still annoying.

Rita's kinda like Hatori. Can't make up his freaken' mind. At first, I don't blame him for some things that "led her on." Rita and Hatori are still friends after all, and even if the other party likes you, as a friend, there are some things you just do. But some of the things he does is beyond the bounds of friendship and borders on plain possessive.

First it seemed refreshing with how it seems like Hatori being frank and noticing shoujo manga cliches. She's also kinda mean sometimes (which is okay in my book). But unfortunately, everything eventually fell right into shoujo cliches, even the ending.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2014, 2:31am
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Rating: N/A
by lilinette
November 14th, 2013, 8:13am
i was atracted to the originality and freshness of this manga as it was taking a slightly different path comparing to other really cliche shoujo mangas bu t it all came crashing down in the end.I was thinking that maybe the main character could be more interesting than those really pure dumb airheaded main characters but iwas wrong the only differenc was she was a dumb airheaded bitch soo again another failure giving similar shoujo mangas a bad name ;-) if somebody doesnt agree with me i dare them to prove that this isnt rubbish. good day bigrazz
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One nice thing, couple of downs   
Rating: N/A
by Sphear
October 23rd, 2013, 2:06am
When I first picked this up I could tell the story could be different. The story constantly made me go through moral dilemma, contemplating I should really hate or empathize with the heroine. It really comes in a unique story, I'll give it that. But the way it was presented was contrived. All I'm could feel on every page was the manga begging to be acknowledged as 'unique' 'different' 'refreshing'. And the manga is, but I feel this is a very poor method of storytelling. It was funny, and had some not typically eye catching but stylish art. Again, some interesting situations albeit sometimes annoying to my biased reader heart.
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My impression on this manga so far..   
Rating: N/A
by megane_chan
October 23rd, 2013, 12:42am
I have seriously high expectations on this manga since it was love at first chapter with Momoko-sensei's other work Hirunaka no Ryuusei so I was hoping this one would be awesome. But noooooooooo. This one was soooo far from HnR sad I was really disappointed. i've only read till chapter 9 but so far i'm not really liking it T^T I want to like it but the plot, the characters, they aren't really likable! AND THE MANGAKA SAID AT THE BEGINNING THAT THE CHARACTER WOULD BE RELATABLE, BUT REALLY, HATORI IS NOT RELATABLE. GOD I DIDN'T LIKE HER FROM THE VERY FIRST CHAPTER T^T She was such a bi*ch. sad The art though is pretty good for me and the comedic faces were hilarious too but it's not enough! *sigh* still I'm not giving up yet. I'm gunna finish it! (i hope i do lool) then come back and make a full review haha
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started strong...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Asani
October 22nd, 2013, 5:42am
This manga started as a relly well done satire of the most typical shojo manga but writen from the point of the "bad guy", the evil rival. This was funny as hell and you really wanted rita to never return her feelings.

BUT THEN the mangaka had no more ideas left and swiched from satire to the real stuff. Everything seems just annoying now and after a lot of people spoiled the end, I don't even know, if I want to read the rest of it.
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Aaarrrggghhh this manga and the heroine   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by appleorangehead
October 8th, 2013, 5:57am
Repeat after me...
Hatori is not a relatable character.
Hatori is not a relatable character.
Hatori is not a relatable character.

If you think otherwise, dont tell me you also spent/spend your high school chasing after one guy? SRSLY? RLYconfused?

Giving this manga a 7 rating becoz of Nakajima and its pop references.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by HummingBird0o
October 2nd, 2013, 7:31am
sorry to say that but ..... i think she's a wh*re . i hate this manga and wish if i hadn't waste my time reading it . she's so desperate and like a loser -_-' she should just give up already !!

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2013, 7:33am
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Still nice   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kilayli
August 10th, 2013, 10:43pm
I picked it up for a bit in 2011, but stopped because I didn't track new updates. Good read, I'm enjoying it so far, I hope it doesn't go downhill. I love the raw human feelings that the characters have; it's refreshing.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I was the guy to stay with Adachi and Hatori to end up with the Hiromitsu T.T but noooooo. He just had to break up with Adachi and Hatori's BFF had to fall for him after one hang out session huh? It's too convenient =.=

There isn't much character development, but there is a lot of true character revealing, which I also enjoy.
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there seems to be a bit of character development with the blond guy though c:

... Last updated on August 11th, 2013, 4:44pm
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This one is AMAZING, but..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Stardust1985
July 18th, 2013, 3:48am
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At the beginning, I really love this manga. It have an amazing and unique storyline, and I like how the author sometime draw the character with such a funny face. I laugh everytime I see Hatori's comedic face. But after I read the spoiler about the ending, I was really disappointed. Why she choose Rita? Everybody can see Hiromitsu kun's way tooo better than Rita.
Ugh, just like the title, Hatori fail as a heroine. How stupid!
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