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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 over 3 years ago
v.10 c.35-36 by 200wpm over 4 years ago
v.10 c.34 by 200wpm over 4 years 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 (457 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.16 / 10.0
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 7% (31 votes)
 3% (14 votes)
 2% (9 votes)
 2% (10 votes)
 7% (33 votes)

Last Updated
November 2nd 2017, 11:34am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #518 increased(+130)
Monthly Pos #1150 increased(+148)
3 Month Pos #1853 increased(+130)
6 Month Pos #1942 increased(+146)
Year Pos #2053 increased(+84)

List Stats
On 1088 reading lists
On 785 wish lists
On 767 completed lists
On 109 unfinished lists
On 400 custom lists

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Forum Posts
This could turn out to be good & unique but only if over 3 years ago
mmm so where is it going... over 4 years ago

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I like it   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by hirukayuki01
September 30th, 2017, 10:43am
Seriously I'm one of the many people like the reviews who decided to stop reading it, but not exactly because I didn't. Well yeah maybe I was kind of disappointed because the ending wasn't the ending I was wishing for. What could possibly happen with just a few chapters relating right?? But some really did happen! Anyway, I suggest to just pull through from the middle and try to finish it. You might like it ^^
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
July 12th, 2015, 6:51pm
The premise is good. The idea alone of rival heroine easily capture my attention. But what happen after , like 10 chapters? It turned out very, I said, very badly. Both Hatori and Rita (the main charas) are so annoying. They keep swaying and swaying, especially Hatori. I stay just because Hiromitsu and Nakajima (they're side chars, yet best chars in this manga, I think). I stopped at chapter 23. Can't stand Hatori's stupidity ><
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started out so well....what happened?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 25th, 2015, 11:33pm
Started out well... and then everything went downhill. The main girl is absolutely relatable and hilarious, but the main male lead just made everything uncomfortable for me. His indecisive manner and actions just pointed to his immaturity--i could not sympathize.

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.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2015, 11:35pm
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Rating: N/A
by micxj
April 13th, 2015, 8:19am
I like how unconventional the plot is. I say unconventional because, while it is not devoid of cliches, it's actually unpredictable to a certain extent. The childhood friend shit is overused and all, but since the main character is so annoying and stupid, I was not able to accurately predict what was going to happen next. That, however is the only redeeming quality of this manga. I might change my mind as I read on, but as of Chapter 11 there has been no character development and I still hate the lead character.
Edit: I just read the end of Chapter 11. I am giving up on this manga. I said it was unpredictable to a certain extent because there were twists and turns (which were generally annoying). We all know who's going to end up with whom. I continued reading because I wanted to see how events will turn out. But at this point, I don't care anymore.

... Last updated on April 13th, 2015, 8:27am
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Quite good but too long   
Rating: N/A
by Maihnfnbn
December 14th, 2014, 9:40am
I think it would have been better if it were to be shorter, the last half of the manga was quite tiring seeing Hatori and Hiromitsu, though I really hoped they get together.
And it would be so nice if Rita and that supporting character (forgot her name OTL) got together, cause after all seeing them went through such a journey, they really did have some kind of chemistry
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It's good   
Rating: N/A
by moeanao
December 1st, 2014, 6:58am
It was nice to see a shoujo manga from the rival/bitch's POV. That's why this manga is good.
However, it's not amazing. Also the fact that they had to throw in a love triangle made it worse.
But it's an incredibly fun read.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I'm one of those who wanted her to end up with Rita all along so I'm very satisfied with the ending. I liked Hiromitsu as a character the most out of the cast but I just couldn't feel the love between him and Hatori. It felt forced.
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Heroine Knows.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
November 30th, 2014, 5:11pm
Hatori takes it all.
I dare say that majority didn't like just because:
1- a lot are in favor of Hiromitsu and he didn't end up with the Heroine.
2- a lot are annoyed with Hatori/Rita
3- they had a different view of the story.

While on the other hand, I really loved it AFTER giving it a second read.
Yes I hated it at first but then again I understood another message.

It's basically a failure of a girl and a boy. A Different kind of showing character development.
Hatori had always been obsessed with Rita, so in the end, choosing him is inevitable.
It was also good for Hiromitsu since being with Hatori will only lead to a VERY UNHEALTHY relationship.

Hatori amuses me. The author is brilliant for making a Heroine like Hatori. It shows obviousness on how detestable, bitch, and just, addictive a person can be.

Another is that, Koda Momoko reversed the roles. Hatori is supposed to be the typical rival/antagonist in a shoujo manga. Then she ended up with the Main hero which is Rita.
BUT, consider this..... at the very end, *Spoiler* :
Read Hatori's last statements....Everyone is a heroine of their own.

All in all, maybe it's just not for everyone.
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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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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: 10.0 / 10.0
by TetaDmt
July 18th, 2014, 9:46am
I've always liked the manga, from the beginning. The main character, Hatori, is really original, I liked how the mangaka made her look like a bitch and 'ugly', unlike most of the shoujo manga that have weak, innocent and sweet/cute heroines. I think that the main character was also quite realistic, I don't know why people are calling her an airhead and such, she's a young girl in love, ofc she would do all of that for the guy she likes.
About the ending,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
they both (Rita and Hatori) loved each other from the beginning, so they had to end up with each other, right? Maybe it just needed lots of drama for Rita to completely understand his love for Hatori.

Overall, it's a great manga. You might get annoyed by some of the characters of the story, but it's worth a try, and it's not your usual shoujo manga. smile (Y)
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