Hitorijime My Hero

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Synonyms: My Very Own Hero
Japanese: ひとりじめマイヒーロー
English: Hitorijime My Hero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Encourage Films
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 8326983,269 users)
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Ranked: #28082
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Popularity: #1388
Members: 170,460
Favorites: 1,402

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Masahiro Setagawa is a hopeless teenager who is often used by the neighborhood bullies as an errand boy. Defenseless, Masahiro knows that nobody will ever save him. However, his life drastically changes when he meets Kousuke Ooshiba, a man known as the "Bear Killer," who takes down neighborhood gangs.

A year later, Masahiro and his former friend, Kensuke Ooshiba, attend high school, only to find that Kousuke is their math teacher. While the three grow closer, Masahiro starts to view Kousuke as his "hero," and Kousuke develops an urging desire to protect Masahiro. However, their normal lives take a turn when Kensuke's childhood friend, Asaya Hasekura, returns, seeing Kensuke as more than just a friend, much to his surprise. Will the three boys be able to live a regular high school life? Or will forbidden love keep them apart forever?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Hiiro, Yukina
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Theme Song Performance
Maeno, Tomoaki
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Heart Signal (ハートシグナル)" by Wataru Hatano

Ending Theme

1: "TRUE LOVE" by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno), Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda), Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana), Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (eps 1, 6 , 9, 12)
2: "TRUE LOVE Kensuke Ooshiba ver. (TRUE LOVE 大柴健介ver.)" by Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (eps 2)
3: "TRUE LOVE Asaya Hasekura ver. (TRUE LOVE 支倉麻也ver.)" by Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana) (eps 3)
4: "TRUE LOVE Masahiro Setagawa ver. (TRUE LOVE 勢多川正広ver.)" by Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 4, 11)
5: "TRUE LOVE Kousuke Ooshiba ver. (TRUE LOVE 大柴康介ver.)" by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno) (eps 5,10)
6: "TRUE LOVE" by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno), Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 7)
7: "TRUE LOVE" by Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana), Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (eps 8)
8: "TRUE LOVE" by Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 11)


Nov 6, 2023
I am a very great fan of other types or out side of the box animes where age gaps are present. Its a real thing in real life so why shouldnt it be present in an anime?

I love this couple and their dinamic in the entire anime & manga chapters. I loved this couple the moment they vibed with each others and founded out their feelings with each other, growing towards each other and exploring more than they tought it would be. I a fan of age gaps and the fact that Kousuke is a teacher it spices up the entire level of their interaction. ...
May 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
that feeling when they ruined the show with dumb tropes for absolute no reason.
(whatever this is a BL, would have been shocking if it didn't include any absurd shit.)

1. kensuke and hasekura's relationship
their relationship seemed straight up fake.
Kensuke doesn't seem romantically or sexually attracted to Hasekura in any way.
Hasekura seems to manipulate him into it
it looks like kensuke only wants to be close, (as friends)
"could we still be friends if were together?" kind of mindset
Dec 9, 2023
i used to love this anime when i was younger, but upon rewatching, i realized how problematic both of the couples were. the entire series romanticizes age gaps, student-teacher relationships, manipulation, and toxicity.

though i must admit that if it werent for the issues i listed before, especially the age gap and student-teacher relationship, i would quite enjoy it. there were some cute moments, and the characters were quite enjoyable. unfortunately, these problematic elements are something i simply cannot and will not overlook, and neither should you.

i understand that there arent many anime focused on lgbt relationships for people to choose from, and its frustrating to ...

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