Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no Oshigoto

Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task

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Synonyms: To Become a Real Heroine!
Japanese: ヒロインたるもの!〜嫌われヒロインと内緒のお仕事〜
English: Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Lay-duce
Source: Music
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 2518025,180 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2653
Members: 68,375
Favorites: 419

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Freshly graduating middle school, energetic 15-year-old Hiyori Suzumi moves from her coastal hometown to Tokyo, pursuing her dream of being a track and field runner. Unfortunately, as soon as her first high school year begins, she faces an imminent problem that ultimately causes her to find a part-time job to cover living costs.

After searching through countless prospective workplaces, Hiyori stumbles upon a posting looking for event staff, to which she gets accepted against all odds. It is revealed that she will be working as a manager-in-training for LIPxLIP, a rising male idol group composed of Yuujirou Someya and Aizou Shibasaki—both of whom are coincidentally her classmates. Despite this shocking revelation, Hiyori is resolved to do her best with balancing her studies, her ambition, and most importantly, her role as LIPxLIP's attendant.

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Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no Oshigoto was released on Blu-ray and DVD in four volumes from July 29, 2022 to October 28, 2022.

Characters & Voice Actors


Saitou, Shunsuke
Producer, Planning
Kananiwa, Kozue


Opening Theme

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"Julietta (ジュリエッタ)" by LIPxLIP

Ending Theme

1: "Tokyo Sunny Party (東京サニーパーティー)" by Hiyori Suzumi (Inori Minase), Juri Hattori (Ayane Sakura), Chizuru Nakamura (Saori Hayami) (eps 1-5,7,9,11)
2: "Kawaiku Naritai (可愛くなりたい)" by Hiyori Suzumi (Inori Minase), Hina Setoguchi (Momo Asakura) (eps 6)
3: "Romeo (ロメオ)" by HoneyWorks feat. Kotarou Enomoto & Ken Shibasaki (Natsuki Hanae & Takuya Eguchi) (eps 8)
4: "Yume Fanfare (夢ファンファーレ)" by HoneyWorks feat. Sena Narumi & Mona Narumi (Sora Amamiya & Shiina Natsukawa) (eps 10)
5: "Heroine Ikusei Keikaku (ヒロイン育成計画)" by HoneyWorks feat. Hiyori Suzumi (Inori Minase), Juri Hattori (Ayane Sakura), Chizuru Nakamura (Saori Hayami) (eps 12)

Episode Videos


Jun 23, 2022
While a 9 might be a little high I chose to score it as such because I was genuinely surprised by my own enjoyment of it. I am so used to trashy romances where some protagonist has a harem of horned-up women so this was a severe change of pace for me and I enjoyed it very much. The protagonist is bubbly and very likable and the two male leads are also likable characters in their own ways. What really sold me was the way the two male leads actually come together and a realistic fashion, it's not your usual anime with a lazy "and ...
Jun 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ah… it happened again. Yet another good anime ruined by its last episodes. What can I even say? It is a shame indeed.

Heroine Tarumono! is about a boyish, straightforward girl that goes to the city to pursue her dream, track and field. It just so happens that two of her classmates are actually a very popular idol group, LIPXLIP. She doesn't even know them, as she isn't interested in idols; but she needs money, so when she sees some agency's hiring announcement, she immediately applies for the post. Turns out, it was a recruitment for the manager-in-training for LIPXLIP! And, surprisingly, she was hired, due ...
Jun 23, 2022
Wow. Two anime based off of music videos this season. Both of terrible quality. Plus, both adaptations are from creators that create Vocaloid songs. Which is also the only reason I watched them both. Honeyworks is pretty good at creating songs, but that doesn't really translate into making good anime.

Everything is half baked in this show. Think to yourself for a moment here: what exactly was the focus here? Characters? Barely enough. Maybe a deep social commentary on stalkers? Not really, more like a passing theme and shallow plot point entice the viewers. Maybe the struggles of the idols? Yeah...not really that too.

This show does ...

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