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Hot Gimmick

Hot Gimmick

Alternative Titles

English: Hot Gimmick
Japanese: ホットギミック

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2000 to Aug 2005
Authors: Aihara, Miki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 6100 users)
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Ranked: #84902
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Popularity: #496
Members: 10,732
Favorites: 400
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /54

Synopsis

In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane is late, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret, only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly Azusa, Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again! He's moving back into the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

Hot Gimmick was published in English in 3-in-1 omnibus edition by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat VIZBIG imprint from March 17, 2009 to March 16, 2010.

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Characters

Tachibana, Ryoki
Tachibana, Ryoki
Main
Narita, Shinogu
Narita, Shinogu
Main
Narita, Hatsumi
Narita, Hatsumi
Main
Odagiri, Azusa
Odagiri, Azusa
Main
Yagi, Subaru
Yagi, Subaru
Supporting
Narita, Akane
Narita, Akane
Supporting
Yagi, Asahi
Yagi, Asahi
Supporting


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dogbunny
Apr 5, 2009
I don't usually write reviews, but I thought I would for this. The story is not particularly original centering on a blackmail master-slave relationship that turns into something more. Very cliche in the shojo manga industry. Unrealistically stereotypical characters abounded

The thing that really bothered me was the main character being molested on several occasions, and almost gang-raped by her boyfriend's clique (on his orders) and not contacting any authorities or anything (and staying friends with these people). It was very disturbing that the main character was such a dolt- not a very good self-image for young girls who read this. She also definately chose the read more
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tenshikagami
Mar 19, 2008
I like the whole rich guy falls for not-so-rich girl story but in this case the rich guy has moments of total asshole-ness that makes no sense and the girl is just an absolute doormat who is a shame to all womankind so you empathize with neither. I don't suggest reading this manga if you don't like guys who are abusive and girls who are unassertive and nonsensically accommodating (after being 'betrayed' she just continues being friends with them without a clear resolution first).

I get why people would understand Hatsumi falling for Ryouki at some point because he was there for her etc, but to read more
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mio_
Dec 29, 2007
After picking up this manga, I thought the beginning was very interesting but as the story was unfolding, it took a long time to develop which was a little bit unnerving. Even though it was slow in progression, the plot twists did make me feel caught up in the story and was able to keep me reading until the very last chapter. If you like mystery, there's a little bit of that thrown in too. There's also very "adult" themes like sex in it but it does not take up more than 5% of the manga.

---------The GOOD---------
I liked this manga because it was very unique read more
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Kizzi
Dec 8, 2010
Alright...First of all, who would you choose?
The asshole who made you his slave and is just generally a horrible person, the asshole who tried to rape you for revenge but, just for the record, it was a total misunderstanding and he's sorry, or the really nice and caring guy..... who just so happens to be your (NOT REALLY) brother.

Hatsumi made the wrong choice. She chose to stay in this situation.
(Btw, spoilers.)
Maybe it's a cultural difference... I mean, I get that women are generally not as respected as men, especially in Japan. But the main character of this manga is a total pushover. How did she read more
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