This could be any girl. Imagine being a heroine of a love story. Hatori also believed that one day she would get married to her childhood friend, Rita. But that's not how the world works! This is a hilarious comedy that honestly paints a painful unrequited love story of this young girl!
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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.
The art was pretty good. Funny even. No problem with the art.
I did not like Hatori, the heroine.
She was indeed a failure. She was stuck over the same guy the whole time. I can't quite explain it but she definitely falls into the annoying-type heroines category. She just assumes that she is the hero, Rita's, heroine and when he gets a girlfriend she's determined to break them up and she'll do ANYTHING to do that. I understand how she's hurt because she's been in love with him for 5 years but her tactics are unsightly. You can't just decide to break a couple up. She didn't even consider Rita could be happy with another girl because she was so sure she's his heroine and was just hell bent on getting him back. Is this really love when you don't even think whether the other person is happy or not?
The hero himself isn't much of a man. He keeps leading Hatori on even though he has a girlfriend: Adachi. He's the type of guy who doesn't realize his "true" feelings until he hurts well everyone.
Adachi was an annoying nice girl. I dont even have anything against nice types but what her character developed to by the end was ridiculous. Terrible message. Life has many bad turns, get up and face them.
Hiromitsu Kousuke was the obligatory rival and honestly the only character I liked, or at least didn't find annoying. His was the only reason i could keep reading.
Girl falls in love with guy who doesn't like her and tries her best to get him back. Rival shows up, he's a playboy and doesn't believe in love. Of course he falls for the annoying "different" Hatori.
People get hurt because the hero and heroine are both terrible characters.
It was funny, I only liked parts with hiromitsu, and the only reason this even got a 5.
Not sure if it was worth it but after I finished the manga, i read the little extra crossover i wanted to read. The crossover discussed whether Suzume or Hatori is a better heroine. i don't know they're both weird and ummm unshoujy(?) but i LOVE Suzume. and i hate Hatori so TeamSuzume all the way.
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.
clearly has no idea what character development is ,I truly hate her, but I hate myself more because I thought this manga will eventually turn out okay.
The only things I loved about this manga were the art and of course,that it ended.
what captivated me most about heroine shikkaku was probably the way the story is introduced. hatori is what you'd call a flawed heroine---and i was digging this entire vibe. i thought that okay, this is going to be one of those mangas where the clueless, selfish, and idiotic main character will change for the better, and find love along the way.
before i get into the bad parts of the manga, i wanna give props to the good ones first. the art is pretty, and the side characters are very likeable. in fact, even more likeable than the main characters. besides the point, i
liked a certain part about hatori, no matter how much i trash talked her, lol. she's very honest, unlike the generic blushing and flustered shoujo manga leads. she says what's in her mind, acts like a normal person would do, and isn't sickeningly sweet to the point it's unrealistic. she keeps it real. also, the manga's funny af LMFAO. the many ways hatori tries to overthrow a certain relationship is so comical. you'd find that you'll enjoy the entire series, but the end kinda, you know, fucks it up for you.
[bad parts start here LMFAO]
noww i don't wanna sound like a shorewashed, generic shoujo manga reader and start throwing dirt on whoever hatori ended up with in the end. let's talk about hatori instead. straight to the point, this binch never flourished into a proper heroine, or even a likeable villain. she barely had any character development. sure, in the end, they worded the heroine pitch differently, but really, it's all sugarcoated justification of how a selfish heroine ended up getting things her way, leaving brokenhearted characters in the dust.
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
Rita and make him fall in love with her instead?
"Heroine Shikkaku", by Koda Momoko, reveals a heartbreaking experience of a long term unrequited love.
Hatori is a wimpy girl who will cry in the background while watching her prince getting all lovey-dovey with his girlfriend. This girl is bratty, spoiled, self-centered, mean, and just stupidly selfish. Hatori, the main heroine, stands from what she believes in throughout the story. People may find her annoying, rebellious and some kind of a bitch. But who cares? She's in love and she's experiencing the pain of a lifetime!
The thing about the manga is that it's not covered with sugar-coating, but shows the bitterness of being left out-- of finding your long term crush happy with someone else. You'll witness the wasted efforts of every characters and feel sad like they were. Also, another thing that you'll love is that the story isn't that deep for it to be hard to picture yourself in the characters' shoes. It gives you the ability to think over the character’s actions and think about it like if you were them.
Rita lacks of understanding and communication and that drives our heroine in confusion and circles. It might be annoying that he's not being straightforward, but if you were in his shoes, you may find his actions a little bit reasonable. Isn't it hard to gamble your friendship over romantic love? He has been friends with Hatori for so long and maybe he just can't afford to lose her.
The art was neutral. It's not displeasing to the eyes yet not that good either. But I love how the artist tends to make funny facial expressions of the heroine. Hatori's reactions are always the best and I find myself looking for more funny faces of her.
Finishing the manga was like breath of fresh air-- it is unlike any other. And after reading this, you may change your perspective about being a "rival". The casts were all charming and you'll hope to read for more of them. The manga might be full of cliches, but Koda Momoko had found a way to make it more exciting and thrilling.
"Heroine Shikkaku" by Koda Momoko, a heartwarming, heartbreaking, laugh-triggering story that you'll ever read.