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Heroine Shikkaku  
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Description
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!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Hirunaka Shikkaku (Spin-Off)
Sensei Kunshu (Adapted From)

Associated Names
ヒロイン失格
女主失格
นางเอกตกกระป๋อง
헤로인 실격
Failure of a Heroine
Heroine Elimination
No longer heroine

Groups Scanlating
200 wpm
200wpm
Anime-tion Scanlation
Autumn Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Extra (end) by 200wpm (329d ago)
v.10 c.35-36 by 200wpm (391d ago)
v.10 c.34 by 200wpm (415d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
2 topics, 14 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (373 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 31st 2014, 2:52pm PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #667 increased(+221)
Monthly Pos #1221 decreased(-138)
3 Month Pos #1180 decreased(-106)
6 Month Pos #1007 decreased(-63)

List Stats
On 1088 reading lists
On 741 wish lists
On 504 completed lists
On 91 unfinished lists
On 343 custom lists

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i actually love this so much   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Nice!   
Rating: N/A
by fracchan
September 3rd, 2012, 7:28am
This manga is very nice,both art and plot which I find original and hilarious xD I mean,Hatori is so funny in her reactions xD though I agree,I hope she doesn't end up with Rita but instead find a new one to love.
Give it a try,you won't regret it!
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Total train wreak   
Rating: N/A
by 1122shadows
January 10th, 2012, 5:33pm
As much as I like Hatori, she's a total train wreak. To say that Hatori is a bully, stuck up or a villian would be overdoing it. She's not confident, prideful or mean but rather delusional, insecure and naive. Loving Rita who has a girlfriend (Adachi) just makes this one really bad mess because you feel her pain and hopelessness throughout the story. Rita is totally unreceptive of her love and his girlfriend is such a goody-two-shoes to the point of nausea. While Hatori's behavior towards her is more realistic than friction. As for Rita, you'll probably end up despising him.The only spark of hope in this story might be that Hatori may wake up and smell the coffee. On the other hand, for those who absolutely love stories where the protagonist is redundantly kicked in the teeth ( i.e unrequite love, played with and two-timed) this would be an olympian contender, so eat your heart out.

... Last updated on January 11th, 2012, 5:32am
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Looove(d) it.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by aetherwyn
January 5th, 2012, 4:24pm
The first thing that really made me start loving this manga was the fact that Hatori is not your average shoujo heroine. She's "the other woman," basically. But instead of a Strobe-Edge-other-woman premise, where the heroine's still a sweetheart... Hatori is the mean, snooty, stuck up girl that always picks on the main character. Except it's HER story.

And, because it humanizes that stereotype of the mean girl bully, this manga is already awesome. But everything else about it is good, too; the art, the realism (Hatori looks like a wreck when she cries, for instance, as opposed to having big bubbly tears streaming down her face prettily), the other characters (Nakajima my queen!!!), the philosophical statements... it's a good one.

Update: so I think this manga got dragged out for a little longer than necessary; and Hatori kind of flip flopped back and forth and back and forth with her feelings in a way that got progressively irritating, but... still, I don't know. I really like the whole idea of "everyone's the heroine of their own story." And taking a character that's almost universally unlikable and making us root for them. But I did kind of... get really frustrated with the lack of consistent emotional growth. It was like one step forward, eighty steps backwards. And I do wish Hatori was able to develop some more positive aspects to balance out her negativity, but... but still. I think this manga had so much potential and it was still a nice read for a while.

... Last updated on July 30th, 2014, 1:46am
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you will love this and hate it at the same time   
Rating: N/A
by hyejin18
July 28th, 2014, 6:43pm
You will love this and hate this at the same time trust me because i did. In The first half of the story i was pissed off with all the characters and even though i wanted to throw it i couldnt because deep inside i was hoping that it would change to the way i wanted, so i keep on holding on to it. I like how it ended, because i like the hero and the heroine from the very beginning but i dont like how the ending turned out for the supporting characters, i mean, those suppprting characters were very nice characters but why did they end up alone....? The ending was rushed but i like the story regardless.
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HEAR ME OUT   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
May 11th, 2013, 8:33pm
Okay, for all of you out there who has already read this manga, you might be thinking WHAT IN THE F*CK'S TARNATION IS GOING ON HERE. For everyone who hasn't read it yet, give it a try before you let other people's review convince you it isn't good. Yea, I was cursing at this manga when I was reading it but I thought it was kind of special. Not your everyday cliche.. At first I was like what the hell is the mangaka doing.. but I started to notice the meaning was deeper. Maybe she was trying to show us that when we're at that age, we were reckless and confused. Rita was confused. Hatori was confused. And that's why they two timed. They didn't understand what their really meant. HEAR ME OUT.

What caught me first about this manga was the drawing. The heroine isn't always pretty. She can look so ridiculous but it's still so funny. It gets me cracking every time. But as time went on, I REALLY WANTED TO FCKING SHAKE HER. The number 1 character that I like the most is the supporting best friend "Nakajima". She's the smartest one out of the bunch but no one ever takes her advice..it's maddening

Hatori: This crazy woman! WTH IS WRONG WITH HER. WHY CAN'T SHE GIVE UP. I mean I thought she was so strong for not giving up at first but he is a TOTAL jerk..He doesn't even LOVE her as a woman. More like a sister. They both don't understand that. When she finally..FINALLY starts falling in love with Hiromitsu..Rita was like..I love you..REALLY? FCKING REALLY NOW?
Rita: HE IS SO SELFISH. HE CAN'T MAKE UP MIND. He doesn't care about anyone else's happiness but his own...knowing Hatori will ALWAYS be there for him no matter what and at his beck and call..-_- He's just a lonely, cruel boy
Hiromitsu: My only one complaint is that he was messing around at first..but he fell so in love with her in the end (so far)...ugh I hope Hatori ends up with him or I'll punch a b*tch. She's really stupid with her feelings -_-

... Last updated on May 11th, 2013, 8:40pm
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Unexpectedly likeable   
Rating: N/A
by kebi
April 5th, 2011, 10:50pm
I unexpectedly like this a lot. It's hilarious and really unlike most shoujos that I read. I really did not expect to like this. It's refreshing and smart. I agree with Criminal Intent on all points. Anyway, I'm really enjoying this right now and hopefully it will develop into a really good series. I have high hopes for this one. biggrin

... Last updated on May 24th, 2012, 2:03am
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Yeah..   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by slykid
April 25th, 2012, 3:34pm
This is a manga where a plain girl falls in love with a guy and another girl that's been bestfriends with the guy secretly loves him, but no matter what she does, she always loses to the plain girl.This manga is exactly that but for once its from the jealous bestfriends point of view smile I like it .


EDIT: hmm went back to it and I skimmed through the while thing.. Found it boring...

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2014, 6:38am
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Seriously engaging and dastardly hilarious art   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ishitagupta
September 30th, 2014, 3:22pm
Hahah this is so entertaining! This girl is equal parts delusional and downright scheming and so so so relatable! She's also very brave... I know I would have loved to be her had I no chance to be the "lead heroine" as she puts it! Her chain of consciousness is always trailing off into fantasies and almost immediately she'll pull herself back to reality too only to start fretting and scheming about another line of attack! I can never get enough of her inner monologue!

And the expressions and loveliness of the art despite some overall immaturity in the handling of faces is so top notch and over the top exaggerated! Sigh... this is why I continue to read shoujo manga! To encounter gems like this every now and then!

Everyone is so devious yet predictable, it's delicious! Characters are fleshed out very well here and lol "secondary characters" or "supporting characters" as our Heroine would call them are also given quite interesting non stereotypical roles. I may not be super happy with some of the more cliche twists the story kept taking after a while, or the ending per se... but it was a very fun ride.

And also... a self aware hottie basketball player who voluntarily attends prep/cram school? And knows when to turn on the jock fan service mode to distract the heroine from her ennui? SERVE ME UP A PIECE OF THAT!

And did I just see the three leads from Strobe Edge in a panel there?! OH MY GOD!!! Shoujo manga going meta! I love IT!!!

Hahah and generally I'm allergic to maudlin outbursts and melodrama but there's so much comedic relief to take the burden off it as well! How was this not made into an anime?!
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Read it because of Hiromitsu   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by forsakendoll
May 7th, 2014, 9:50am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Those two idiots really belong together. Hatori and Rita.
There should be a solo story for Hiromitsu and/or Nakajima. The only two characters in the story that made any sense.


... Last updated on May 7th, 2014, 9:52am
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