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, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 6374763,747 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1306
Members: 134,183
Favorites: 1,150

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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?

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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)

Sep 24, 2017
-Sonal- (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
May 10, 2019
little_bat (All reviews)
never have i ever... wanted to watch an anime that glorifies emotional dependency :(

“you can decide, do you want to sleep with me or not have anything to do with me at all“ (couple 1)
“enough, stop pretending, i know you want me to screw you“ (couple 2)
“i didn‘t mean the relationship when i asked ‚so this is the end?‘.“ (couple 2)

does the art even matter if you hate the show’s concept of love?
my inner alarm bells were triggered so many times throughout this show. it is sickening to think about how many people are stuck in unhealthy relationships like these. seriously guys, i 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
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


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