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 2505225,052 users)
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Ranked: #28032
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Popularity: #2653
Members: 68,055
Favorites: 417

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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


Jan 2, 2023
I started watching this when it was airing, but didn’t get around to finishing it until it’s already an entirely new year. Where did 2022 go? I regret putting this off. I wasn’t immediately grabbed by the premise, or how the plot got set up in the first few episodes, but it got so much better and better as things progressed. I don’t want to spoil anything in terms of actual events that take place in the series, but I think it’s OK to say a few things that were NOT in this show.

If you look at the genre tags and find “romance” missing, don’t ...
Apr 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
From mediocre to completely downfall after what happened in last 3 episodes. I expected some romances between FMC and the idols but nothing actually happened and that's fine. As the story goes on, you can feel the wholesomeness and warm feeling about both of them very hardworking wanting to pursue their own dreams. When the unnecessary dram unfold, the story becoms melodramatic and the way everything was handled is so painfully dumb and somehow most of the important details from before completely forgotten.Most of the characters don't have anything standout for and Hiyori " the main character" in this show is probably the highlights. ...
Jul 14, 2022
Honestly I am shocked how much a series with a fun character dynamic can take such a quick nose dive in quality.

Spoilers but the last handful of episodes basically introduces a stalker problem that gets resolved in a terrible way. Theres a big message of being able to appreciate your fans because they have your best interest at heart but that doesn't really work when that appreciation ends up malicious. The whole situation does get resolved but not without any damage... that gets heavily sweeped under the rug. The main character who was the most heavily affected by the situation's outcome seemingly doesn't feel very ...

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