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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
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 (287d ago)
v.10 c.35-36 by 200wpm (349d ago)
v.10 c.34 by 200wpm (373d 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: 7.3 / 10.0 (367 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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 5% (18 votes)
 3% (11 votes)
 2% (6 votes)
 2% (7 votes)
 8% (28 votes)

Last Updated
December 31st 2014, 2:52pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #710 increased(+169)
Monthly Pos #1026 decreased(-171)
3 Month Pos #1006 decreased(-129)
6 Month Pos #931 increased(+13)

List Stats
On 1089 reading lists
On 742 wish lists
On 488 completed lists
On 89 unfinished lists
On 341 custom lists

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Forum Posts
This could turn out to be good & unique but only if 27 days, 20 hours, 27 minutes ago
mmm so where is it going... 380 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes ago

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This manga...   
Rating: N/A
by otomesama15
February 26th, 2012, 10:41am
Just gets to me soo much. Hatori is a character so many girls can relate with, including myself. Every chapter I read so far was truly realistic, sad, and comedic all at the same time. Personally, the characters can be too much at times, but this series is really worth reading(:
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Worth a read   
Rating: N/A
by clarke
February 12th, 2012, 6:36am
I'm really into this manga right now. I'm pretty surprised that I like it as much as I do. Sure, the characters can come across as fairly annoying every now and then but despite this, I still want to keep reading on. I do really hope Hatori doesn't end up with Rita though. I can't seem to understand want she sees in him. Kousuke shipper all the way! Really can't wait for the next chapter to come out. Anyone have a clue when that'll be? Sigh, if only I could read Japanese so I could get my hands on the raws.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2012, 6:37am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
January 30th, 2012, 12:31pm
i really like how the main character is in love with a guy who has unstoppable feelings for a nerdy goody two shoes.

i hope she ends up with the blong guy though. i couln't stand it if she actually got Rita
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Not Funny !   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by unitedforeverxx
July 3rd, 2011, 7:45pm
LOL this manga is not hilarious as it's sought out to be !
I swear , there are funny times , but it's so sad for the protagonist !
I read translations of most of the manga , and i really can't predict the ending -___- . i don't know who's gonna end with who . but the characters are annoying at times !
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Seems I'm not the only one   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
June 23rd, 2011, 12:46am
that has worries.

This starts off as a funny manga. But the question is whether it would keep it up.
The main problem comes from the second boy character. A walking shoujo cliche that this series that's otherwise had fun turning cliches around for humour is now playing straight. Unless it turns out even the second boy is just going after the other girl, the premise will end up being a bit of a lie.And a lot less funny as well. The manga in general is starting to get confused on whether it'll be more straight or comedy.
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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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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by doushimomo
February 6th, 2014, 5:29pm
I started reading it because it has two crossovers with Hirunaka no Ryuusei, and I absolutely adore HnR. At first, I just kept hoping it would get better, but it never really did.

I'd like that Hatori has bad points more if she had any good points to balance them out. She doesn't, really. I'd enjoy watching her struggle if she learned anything from it, but she doesn't. All she does is think about Rita, or think about trying not to think about Rita. He's her entire world, and it's annoying at best, but just as often it's rather disturbing.

Rita started off okay, but once he started dating Adachi, Hatori starting pushing him, and he turns out to be wishy-washy and spineless, the kind of guy who hurts people because he can't make a decision.

A lot of people seem to dislike Adachi, probably because she's treated like a personification of the Perfect Shoujo Heroine trope. I haven't read to the end yet, so I don't know what happens to her, but I feel like Hatori and Rita are kind of ruining her. Adachi has dreams of her own, beyond being with Rita, and they're just dying.

Nakajima's great, though. If there were a manga with Nakajima as the heroine, I would read it so hard. And Hiromitu's all right.

I'll probably keep reading to the end, simply because I've gotten as far as I have, but at this point it feels like I'm just trying to beat it. I already know how it ends, having knowingly read a spoiler in another comment. I think knowing just keeps me from getting my hopes up.

Also, a note for those wanting to read the crossovers... They were both written after Heroine Shikkaku finished, so yes, they do contain a certain spoiler. Not that it's a surprising one, though.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cliff
April 25th, 2012, 1:13am
I was reading this and my first impression is that the heroine is delusional, stupid and annoying but then, she can be anyone of us. She can be me. I can relate to her experience (and thus, reflect on my own story). When you're a teenager and it's your first love, you may act the way she acts and although now you may think how foolish it was for her to behave the way she does in the story. Anyhow, it's a good read.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by xdeLiiRiOus
January 31st, 2012, 3:40am
The story is interesting in the sense that it feels as though it might not end up the way. But I think that the comment on how Hatori is a trainwreck pretty much nailed it. I find that the characters are very extreme. Rita also taking up the female role with Hatori (who is indecisive, inconsiderate, etc)...

EDIT: save your time and skip this. it just another typical shoujo

I do like this series though, only because I'm rooting for Kousuke because there is nothing redeeming about Rita's character. Like throughout the released chapters, there is really no reason to fall for Rita. He's attractive but I feel like Hatori's only justification of liking Rita is because he's her childhood friend.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2013, 6:46pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dendenchan
February 13th, 2012, 9:13pm
It's not like the other manga and I found MOST characters likable. Surprisingly, I did not like Rita or his girlfriend but everyone else seems good. I'm on scanlations ch8, summaries ch21. biggrin
Art is very good. Couldn't ask for better. I love the funny drawing styles.
Also, the humour is great and I love how modern the series is.
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