Heroine Hajimemashita.
Heroine for Hire
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Heroine Hajimemashita.

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Synonyms: Heroine, Just Started.
Japanese: ヒロインはじめました。
English: Heroine for Hire
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 24, 2018 to May 23, 2020
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Dessert
Authors: Amakura, Fuyu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 17331,733 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3591
Members: 5,869
Favorites: 33

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Heroine for Hire
Volume 1


Shuko Kodakamine has dedicated the majority of her life to martial arts. Upon entering high school, she tries to leave her past hobby behind in hopes of becoming more feminine and experiencing love like her peers.

One day, Kodakamine nearly collides with the charming Masaki Serizawa who leaves a strong impression on her. It prompts her to ask around about Serizawa, only to learn that he supposedly stole someone else's girlfriend! When he gets into a heated fight with the jealous boyfriend of the taken girl, Kodakamine instinctively protects Serizawa and helps clear up the misunderstanding.

Serizawa, anticipating future problems due to his popularity and seeing Kodakamine's strength firsthand, asks her to become his bodyguard. Though it is not the high school life she expected, Kodakamine's time acting as Serizawa's protector allows her to discover different parts of herself, as well as the pleasant sides to the mysterious Serizawa.

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Heroine Hajimemashita. was published digitally in English as Heroine for Hire by Kodansha Comics USA from September 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020.



Oct 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
For a tagline like "Knight Girl x Princess Boy" I expected a lot more gender nonconformity, but both the male and female leads stay rigidly in the usual standards of masculinity and femininity. The boy is far more 'prince' than princess, and the girl is still plenty feminine and not all that different from most shoujo heroines...though she at least somewhat holds up to her marketing by also being a proficient martial artist, with plenty of panels of her kicking stuff and grabbing men in judo throws.

So while there's not as much gender role subversion as I was hoping for, I don't have many complaints. ...
Jul 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings

The series is about a tough type of girl. Not exactly a tomboy or a fetishized Muscle girl. But just a girl who was very strong but looks girly as well. She constantly tackles or becomes John Cena when being run into or whatever. Its part of the gag. She ends up meeting this player type male lead. Who basically all the girls like because you know he's good looking and he basically does what the girls want so he's always being surrounded by girls. Realizing how tough the female lead is the male lead basically hangs around her so she can defend him against ...

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