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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
Authors: Nakano, Junko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.851 (scored by 4596 users)
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Ranked: #13522
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Popularity: #686
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /61
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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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Komai, Shizuka
Komai, Shizuka
Shinohara, Ruka
Shinohara, Ruka
Shimazu, Nagisa
Shimazu, Nagisa
Kurahashi, Rina
Kurahashi, Rina
Tsuchiya, Takeki
Tsuchiya, Takeki
Konishi, Kurumi
Konishi, Kurumi

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Nov 20, 2010
Hetakoi is a seinen romance between college students with a dash of ecchi and slice of life. It has a solid story with great art that features memorable characters.

I greatly enjoyed the college setting. The characters aren't idiots; they make rational decisions based on good logic.

The male lead in particular is amazing. He is not some child who tries to be coy while copping a feel or getting a glimpse of an upskirt. He loves, not lusts after the female lead. He is sincere, kind, and gentle. He is the kind of man I'd imagine women want to raise children with. It does my heart read more
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Sep 2, 2012
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
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Oct 23, 2010
So far I've only read 7 chapters of the manga and I think it's GREAT. The art is really good and so it's the plot,which I think it's something new. It's funny and seriouse; kept me clicking and clicking untill I ran out and was a sad puppy.
All and all, read it! You'll like it.
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Jan 10, 2013
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
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Mangaka Nakano Junko Passes Away

Mangaka Nakano Junko Passes Away

According to Weekly Young Magazine, mangaka Nakano Junko passed away on July 28th due to ischemic heart disease. She was 45 years old. She finished Hetakoi this Apri...read more

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