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Hot Gimmick  
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From VIZ:
In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane's period is late, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret, only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly, Azusa Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again! He's moving back into the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is.


Related Series
Hot Gimmick S (Novel) (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
รักร้อนซ่อนกล (Thai)

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.47 by Eternal Blue over 10 years ago
v.11 c.47 by Dakku Manga over 10 years ago
v.10 c.45-46 by Eternal Blue over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

2 topics, 31 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.3 / 10.0 (942 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 24th 2017, 7:32pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (12 Volumes & 4 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #459 increased(+158)
Monthly Pos #833 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #1020 decreased(-41)
6 Month Pos #994 decreased(-53)
Year Pos #968 decreased(-71)

List Stats
On 705 reading lists
On 544 wish lists
On 2424 completed lists
On 253 unfinished lists
On 302 custom lists

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The ending over 6 years ago
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Rating: N/A
by anon
June 18th, 2006, 12:26pm
a great shoujo manga
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it's ok   
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by Anonymous
June 12th, 2006, 5:19pm
I don't really like Hatsumi, but I'm still a huge sucker for heavy romance with a slap of drama.
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hmm okay i suppose ....   
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by La Bangladesh
June 5th, 2006, 9:43am
its pretty much okay ,,,, not bad . By the way , yo guys da 1's who wrote the crappy stuff --- eat **** --- the people had a really hard time to make this , dont go about ruining their work , they have atleast accomplished something unlike u damn lazy bums. ~~~~ keep it cool :D .

[edit by mod,edited for language]
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Rating: N/A
by Riku
May 20th, 2006, 8:05pm
I love Hot Gimmick! It has a GREAT STORYLINE that keeps you interested. Ignore the nasty comments. The main character may be a little dense, but she's still lovable. RECOMMENDED
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Piece of crap   
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by Anonymous
May 13th, 2006, 10:07am
This manga pisses me off. The girl is too stupid.
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i love love this manga!   
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by aihara miki
May 12th, 2006, 11:18pm
this manga is cool!even though there are ugly comment for this manga,i still enjoy it,i wonder why
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hot gimmick   
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by Anonymous
May 2nd, 2006, 1:03pm
i swear the God!! This is the only manga that can piss me off and it's definitly not a good thing! The only thing she's got is air in her head. Her current boyfriend treats her like a slave and her ex is mean and yet she says she cares! I wonder if there exists girls like that in the real world?
This is just dumb!

Edited by mod: Watch the language
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no backbone   
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by Anonymous
April 23rd, 2006, 1:59pm
Honestly, this manga pisses me off like no other. At first, I thought it'd be a good read because it's entertaining to watch a girl gain backbone. However, she still hasn't gained any sort of backbone; she's a complete pushover. She lets guys manipulate her and it makes me sick.

Reading about a girl who can't fend for herself isn't my kind of fun.
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by wind_chaser45
April 16th, 2006, 6:51pm
way cool plot. Very interesting characters with very out there problems. I don't understand why she likes Ryoki instead of Shinogu because the two are birds with the same brain.
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by Riiko
March 10th, 2006, 8:55am
One of my favorite mangas ever! I wish I was Hatsumi, she's so lucky to have those gorgeous guys after her! tsk...
I love Ryoukithe most! *________*
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