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Synonyms: Katakoi, Until I Turn Around the Corner
Japanese: ヘタコイ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 61
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 19, 2007 to Apr 19, 2012
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Nakano, Junko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.641 (scored by 70827,082 users)
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Ranked: #17682
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Popularity: #957
Members: 14,127
Favorites: 176

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For his twentieth birthday, Shizuka chooses to go to a hot springs alone. To his surprise, he also ends up seeing his first naked woman... a passed out drunk girl. Soon afterward he enters college, and his friend from high school convinces him to join the female dominated travel and hot springs club. Amazingly, the girl he saw naked, Ruka, is also a member of the club! Now he must interact with his club more or less normally, and pretend he doesn't imagine Ruka naked every time he sees her. He is determined that his embarrassing secret never be made public!

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Included one-shots:
Volume 5: Katakoi
Volume 10: Toori no Kado wo Magaru made (Until I Turn Around the Corner)


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Hanaki, Kotono
Kurahashi, Rina
Yaji, Saburou
Tsuchiya, Takeki

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Sep 2, 2012
zlood (All reviews)
This story got the best confession line ever in manga.

I must admit, the author got really good job putting everything to work out in this Hetakoi. I easily enjoy every page, and every second of this. It's easy for me to get the feel of falling in love, jealousy, excitement, happiness, and anxiety, or even anger while reading this. And after all that roller coaster of emotion, we got one heck of a confession line. I love it.

That in itself is good enough to make a good manga, but this manga is not limited to just that.
The characters are really well done. they got drawn read more
Dec 8, 2019
Lobstercat2 (All reviews)
This is a prime example of one of those manga with forced misunderstandings and pathethic characters. These type of writings can be forgiven by having a strong start, or better yet a strong finish, but this story was disappointing throughout, amazing.

I am writing this as I am on the second last chapter, and without spoiling anything, the maincharacter shows he hasnt learned, nor grown anything at all throughout the story.
I find it astounding how a character thats been making mistakes for almost 60 chapters still hasnt grown anything at all. Not only does he never keep his word for longer than one chapter, but read more
Jan 10, 2013
Floazian (All reviews)
I was a little skeptical on reading this manga because some of the genres it was in but after finishing the first vol. I was completely drawn into the story that I finished this in two days.

The story was really good in my opinion it started off a little predictable because of the synopsis, and I thought hmm this seems like it will be another cliche story but boy was I wrong, the relationship with the main characters progressed realistically and I was enjoying every second of it. Although it did end abruptly but not like other stuff I've seen(Everything important that you would want read more
Sep 7, 2012
Ninjajake12 (All reviews)
So Hetakoi is pretty much a shoujo manga, let's make that clear. It is a shoujo manga, but the thing is, I normally don't read nor love shoujo mangas as much as I did this one. It starts out very funny with an unfortunate event between the main character (Komai/"grandpa") and the potential love interest...Most likely the most awkward first meeting between 2 characters i've seen in quite some time(trying not to spoil it). But that's just the first scene...and it gets oh so much better. I understand that it is a little cliched with all the romance and all that, but it certainly pushed read more

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