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Hitorijime My Hero

Alternative Titles

English: Hitorijime My Hero
Synonyms: My Very Own Hero
Japanese: ひとりじめマイヒーロー


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 9,658 users)
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Ranked: #13462
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Popularity: #1893
Members: 30,909
Favorites: 320
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Episodes: /12
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High schooler Masahiro Setagawa is a fairly helpless delinquent, so much so that the neighborhood bullies use him to run their errands. His life changes when he meets high school teacher Kousuke Oshiba, a man whose fighting abilities have earned him a powerful reputation on the streets. Oshiba finds himself with a desire to protect Setagawa, and despite swearing that he's not interested in men, Setagawa finds himself getting more involved in Oshiba's affairs...

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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

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#1: "TRUE LOVE" by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno), Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda), Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana), Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (ep 1)
#2: "TRUE LOVE Kensuke Ooshiba ver. (TRUE LOVE 大柴健介ver.)" by Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (ep 2)
#3: "TRUE LOVE Asaya Hasekura ver. (TRUE LOVE 支倉麻也ver.)" by Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana) (ep3)
#4: "TRUE LOVE Masahiro Setagawa ver. (TRUE LOVE 勢多川正広ver.)" by Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda) (ep 4)
#5: "TRUE LOVE Kousuke Ooshiba ver. (TRUE LOVE 大柴康介ver.)" by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno) (ep5)

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Sep 24, 2017
Sonal1988 (All reviews)
“It might have looked that way to you, but I’m just normal ”
~ Setagawa, ep 4.

And that’s practically ever BL protagonist ever, isn’t it?

Anyway, if you aren’t interested in reading my entire review (because who enjoys reading long reviews, huh?), here’s a TL;DR version of it:
If you’re a fujoshi or someone who's tired of the same tropes being used in BL (abusive seme, weak MC, cliché romance), then Hitorijime is something you’ll enjoy. But if you’re looking for something new, refreshing or path breaking in the BL genre, look somewhere else.

This review will contain my opinions on what I liked and disliked about read more
Sep 23, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Hitorijime My Hero is just a really solid and well-done shounen ai. If you're a fan of this genre like I am then you'll be happy to hear My Very Own Hero is pretty great. It may not innovate on the genre a whole lot, but it's respectful, consistent, and well conceived.

Other recent releases in the genre such as Super Lovers, Love Stage, and sort of Yuri On Ice have shown it's possible to make a decent shounen-ai anime, but in all three of those shows sacrifice something to get to the worthwhile moments. Super Lovers, although enjoyably adorable, had it's really awkward and read more
Sep 24, 2017
PaladinAlchemist (All reviews)
Hitorijime My Hero is a decent BL story with likeable characters and fairly healthy relationships compared to the majority of the genre. It’s pacing, though, could use some work. And by some work, I mean A LOT of work.

Lucky for Hitorijime My Hero, all four main characters are engaging and play off each other well. It’s also nice to see our two couples not only interact with their love interest, but with other people - which is rarer in BL than I’d wish.

There’s also more at stake than just “will they get together,” especially with Masahiro Setagawa. It’s easy to get sucked into read more
Sep 23, 2017
Gabbachi (All reviews)
Hitorijime My Herooooo! I was very excited to have another shounen ai be adapted, and I was not that disappointed.

Story- basic concept that can be guessed from a teacher/student relationship. Common concerns and drama are present. If you're tired of the cliches, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this. However for those you enjoy fluffy cliches in this genre, oh boy you'll love this.

Art- It's a bit lackluster. No explosions of color or movement. It's relaxing.

Sound- romantic vibes all around. Gets repetitive in using the same fluff song. But the overall soundtrack is good.

Characters- Is there huge character development? Ehhhh not really besides some reconciling. read more


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