Heroine Shikkaku
No Longer Heroine
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Heroine Shikkaku

Alternative Titles

English: No Longer Heroine
Synonyms: Thank You Last Samurai, Souri de Sorry
Japanese: ヒロイン失格


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 13, 2010 to Mar 13, 2013
Genre: Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Koda, Momoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.091 (scored by 85028,502 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #64602
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #664
Members: 19,765
Favorites: 315

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Constantly gauging the roles of others, Hatori Matsuzaki has always been the main character, so it's only fitting that she be the heroine for her crush and childhood friend, Rita Terasaka. Even though he has girlfriends, she is convinced that she is the only "right" person for him and that they will eventually be together.

This is the narrative Hatori has followed her entire life. However, her whole world is thrown into chaos when Rita begins paying attention to their classmate Miho Adachi, a plain and unassuming wallflower, and they soon start dating. Hatori begins to question the nature of her reality: has she been the side character the whole time?

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Included one-shots:
Volume 7: Thank You☆Last Samurai (Thank You For the Last Samurai)
Volume 10: Souri de Sorry


Heroine Shikkaku was adapted into a Japanese live-action film directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa that was screened on September 19, 2015.

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Feb 17, 2016
spuvnik (All reviews)
Heroine Shikkaku tells the story of Hatori ,who appears as smart girl, who has a crush on her childhood friend. Well,the appereances couldn't be more wrong.
Despite being rejected for over 10,000 thousand times,she never gives up! I had to overcome the urge to yell at the screen : "GET A FUCKING CLUE HATORI!!". Obviously she doesn't.
I thought that I couldn't find someone worse than this,then I saw Rita,the crush. Just leave the poor girl alone okay? You gave her trust issues man! He rejects her in one second and in the next second he's all over her.
The mangaka read more
Jun 24, 2015
SofiaS (All reviews)
hmm so I started and completed this manga because I wanted to read Heroine no Ryuusei (Hirunaka no Ryuusei Crossover one-shot with Heroine Shikkaku).

Before i start i'd like to say the main reason i disliked this manga was because i found both the main characters annoying. So if annoying characters are bearable for you or if you find them funny, go ahead you'll most probably enjoy this manga :)
The main chara's idiotic moves were meant to be comical but leaned more toward irritating for me.

Art 8/10
The art was pretty good. Funny even. No problem with the art.

Character 2/10
I did not like Hatori, the heroine. read more
Feb 5, 2018
creatilily (All reviews)
I read this manga hoping to forget about another manga that I also didn't enjoy. Now, I feel like I might return to Gakuen Alice because nothing can be as much as a trainwreck as this manga.

I will admit, the premise was intriguing. The idea of a humorous parody of shoujo manga was what drew me in, and then the actual story ruined all hopes of finding a decent manga. The drama was just so dumb, and the conflict was so confusing. I could never get a read on anyone's true emotions; the plot felt so illogical; the characters have little to no substance. Everything read more
Jun 5, 2014
KatrinLouiseo24 (All reviews)
Like any other shoujo manga, the story is about the love story of the heroine, Hatori, and her unrequited love for her childhood friend, Rita. Hatori believes that Rita is the perfect hero.. so she has to be the perfect heroine for him!

Hatori is in love with Rita for almost five years. And since Rita treats her special because they are childhood friends, Hatori believes that she is the perfect match for him. But now, for the first time, Rita is having a serious relationship with his girlfriend. Should Hatori be supportive and try her best to move on? Or she would keep on loving read more

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