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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)
Sensei Kunshu (Adapted From)

Associated Names
لم أعد بطلة
헤로인 실격
Failure of a Heroine
Heroine Elimination
No longer heroine

Groups Scanlating
200 wpm
Anime-tion Scanlation
Autumn Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Extra (end) by 200wpm (1179d ago)
v.10 c.35-36 by 200wpm (1241d ago)
v.10 c.34 by 200wpm (1265d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

2 topics, 14 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (448 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 19th 2017, 9:57pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1234 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #1832 increased(+202)
6 Month Pos #1962 increased(+155)

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On 1071 reading lists
On 787 wish lists
On 732 completed lists
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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...
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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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Waste of time   
Rating: N/A
May 16th, 2013, 6:47pm
At first, the manga was interesting. It was different than the typical shoujos. I was happy that the heroine decided to start a relationship with the other guy but when I read the raws, what the actual bloody f***? I'm not even gonna put this under a spoiler tag because you should know before you read this. The heroine is pathetic as hell. She's so wishy washy. When things finally seemed good, she throws it all away and goes back to that asshole
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
who she ends up with
. This was a complete waste of time and I'm glad that I decided to see the spoilers. The manga was going in such a good direction but the mangaka decided to ruin that with the shallow characters.
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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'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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Potential but...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by momomilk
April 14th, 2013, 11:34am
It had potential in the beginning but after reading it for a few more chapters (like past chapter 6 or 7) just went downhill. Every character in this manga is horrible. They are all terrible people. Hatori is an idiot, selfish and mean. Adachi is weak and can't do stuff on her own even though it seems like she might be the 'strong' one. Rita is a two-timing bastard who can't decide on his feelings. Wants to stay by Adachi but doesn't want Hatori to go anywhere else.

I wish Hatori would just fall out of love with Rita and go for someone else. Maybe that would make the story better but at the moment, it's complete crap.

Sometimes, its difficult to come across a good shoujo and this one, not a very good shoujo. There are better out there but I'll continue reading it to see the outcome (even if I mostly just skim the chapters)

... Last updated on April 14th, 2013, 11:35am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ImaginaryWishes
April 3rd, 2013, 8:09pm
I really enjoyed this series in the beginning. The subversion of shoujo cliches is executed successfully and I appreciated that Hatori was a human character. She's probably not likeable to everyone, but I liked her, and how she's shameless in what she wanted. It makes her more human. And if nothing else, her facial expressions are always entertaining. I also enjoyed her interactions with her ever-suffering friend Nakajima and the other love interest, Hiromitsu. Both ended up being necessary and sympathetic characters. Rita, on the other hand, turned out to be an irredeemable asshole. The more page time he had, the crappier he got and the more I wanted to burn him. (Compare and contrast with Hiromitsu, who demonstrated that he had the capacity to change for the better). I thought that was okay, though, because I could deal with Rita if his assiness was used to fuel Hatori's character development. But then everything that I thought this series was building up to got chucked down the gutter. Whoops. Just when I thought this series (read: Rita) could no longer raise my blood pressure. No such luck.

Maybe it's because my hopes were misplaced, it just became so exhausting to read by the end. That said, if you can just get into the zone of no-longer-caring, it's not so bad. By the time you get to the haphazardly slapped-together ending, it's just easier not to be disappointed. It's unfortunate that a funny series with an unconventional heroine ended being a shitty romance about emotionally stunted teenagers that don't know how to respect each other, but what can you do.

I still give it 7/10 for the number of times it made me laugh.

EDIT: Revised, b/c I noticed how messy my original comment was.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2015, 10:21pm
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