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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 (23d ago)
v.10 c.35-36 by 200 wpm (85d ago)
v.10 c.34 by 200 wpm (109d 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: 7.5 / 10.0 (319 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
 26% (83 votes)
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 5% (17 votes)
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 8% (25 votes)

Last Updated
July 4th 2014, 5:18pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #620 increased(+44)
Monthly Pos #627 increased(+68)
3 Month Pos #740 decreased(-436)
6 Month Pos #348 decreased(-96)

List Stats
On 1088 reading lists
On 707 wish lists
On 335 completed lists
On 79 unfinished lists
On 323 custom lists

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Forum Posts
mmm so where is it going... 116 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes ago
This could turn out to be good & unique but only if 296 days, 8 hours, 6 minutes ago

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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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Well, I liked so far.   
Rating: N/A
by Arichann
July 9th, 2013, 7:16pm
So, I've seen some spoilers you guys said and that made me kind of dissapointed...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
She ended with rita which I knew it were going to be like that because, well... I read loads of shoujo mangas and I KNOW that the heroine never ends with the cool rival, she always ends with the one she fell in love first but even so I hoped she wouldn't, I hoped the author would've made different from the average of mangakas have done

But even so it was so different from other mangas because the heroine is so.. human and can be so wrong in many ways lol different from some heroines, not THAT different but i liked her.
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i actually love this so much   
Rating: N/A
by tori_no_uta
June 27th, 2013, 2:49pm
Please don't get put off by some of the reviews

I don't know whether this is a 'typical shoujo' or not but it is definitely enjoyable.
It's refreshing to read something from the point of view of the antagonist and the beginning of the series is really really great. The jokes are lame but that's what makes them funny and I love the way the author uses all of the doraemon and sailor moon references.
Although later in the series the plot starts to get really emotional (not in a bad way ok) the author still leaves space for all her bad jokes and puns
I understand why people are complaining about who Hatori ends up with (it's a shame that so many people spoil their selves and just give up on the plot though) and I'm not really that happy about it either but the series is still interesting and I think the author made the right choice. If people would actually read the series without giving up and actually considered everyone's feelings they would understand why the ending is the way it is.
And the characters aren't shallow. I haven't read anything with characters with as much personality as these ones in a long time. Also about Hatori being 'weak'... really? Although she is flawed she is definitely not weak. In fact nobody is perfect in this series and they all make bad decisions but they learn from them.
There's character improvement everywhere and all the characters gradually learn about their feelings and stuff as the series goes on and it's just really beautiful (it's definitely shoujo as hell but not in a horrible cringey way).

I think I'm just really attached to this manga but you should definitely give it a try at least

... Last updated on June 27th, 2013, 3:21pm
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