Heroine Disqualified

Heroine Disqualified (2015)

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Matsuzaki Hatori is a female high school student who has a crush on her childhood friend, Terasaka Rita. She believes her life is like a shojo manga and Rita will eventually choose her as his heroine. However, Rita begins dating Adachi Miho, a nerdy girl in their classroom. Even though Rita dated before, Hatori feels that Rita really likes Miho and it is the first time Hatori feels threatened by Rita's girl. read moreBecause of Hatori's jealousy, the most popular playboy student, Hiromitsu Kosuke, takes an interest in Hatori.

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    No Longer Heroine; Hiroin Shikkaku; Heroine Shikkaku;

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Jun 12, 2016
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
Do you like cute dramas with... interesting characters, good-looking casts, and a typical yet sweet execution? Well, Heroine Disqualified might just be for you!

JapaneseDrama (over on Tumblr) was raving about this drama a few months ago so I decided to ditch my piles of homework and check it out. I didn't know too much going into it, but i was pleasantly surprised. Actually, I had pretty high expectations, but it was read more still a cute drama. The story was very very very typical, yet i still found myself on the edge of my seat, anticipating what's to come. The acting and characters are probably what won me over. Our protagonist was perfect! She's relatable, funny (facial expressions on point!) and all too kawaii. The SLS is very very intense in this one as well, and our second female lead was interesting and different. I COULD NOT STAND OUR MALE LEAD THOUGH. He was bland yet somehow super frustrating and confusing. I could go on and on ranting about him but i don't think he's worth the time. Though props on the cinematography.
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Feb 13, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Heroine Disqualified has to be my second favourite movie of all times (just after Our Times).

The main character Hatori is such a fun and cute character, although she can sometimes be annoying. Rita (the guy that Hatori has a crush on) is really cold on the outside but warm on the inside. He is always mature and manly. On the other hand, The other hot popular guy Kosuke acts immature read more but his other mature side is also portrayed throughout the movie. The short haired girl (Adachi) makes me want to feel sorry for her but she gets sort of clingy and annoying sometimes. Hatori's friend is super crazy, silly and fun and I think she has to be my favourite character in the movie XDD

Heroine Disqualified has a great story line and lots of animated and sound effects in the movie. It starts with a typical high school story but it ends up having a lot of different elements added to it. The storyline itself is full of surprises. There was so many twists and the story sort of ended as I expected, but it wasn't the ending I was hoping for. The story is told from Hatori's POV so I could clearly feel her emotions and her feelings towards the other characters. There is a lot of funny moments between Hatori and Kosuke. There is also sad and touching flashback scenes.

I really like the ending music~

I would mostly want to watch it again because of the characters but the complicated story kind of holds me back. Towards the end of the movie, Hatoshi comes to a realisation that relates back to the beginning of the story.


Rita looks really hot with a kimono on. Just saying.
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Main character had a crush on her childhood friend for the longest time. However, there was a girl he got involved with that he couldn't reject. Leading male's parent also abandoned him at a young age, but meet again years later.
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# Japanese
# 1 girl, 2 boys
# Guy steals first kiss
# Manga-based
# In Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai, the first male lead kisses her and confuses her, while in Heroine Disqualified the 2nd male lead does so.

It's about a girl who's in love with her childhood friend and wants to be his girlfriend, but encounters several difficulties along the way. Of course, another guy appears who suddenly kisses her and confuses her. He's extremely nice, but her childfriend keeps their relationship cool.
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    Maze 13 days ago
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    sabubu Feb 1, 2017

    Ahh i really liked Kosuke

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    Hani Jan 29, 2017

    The story's conflict is so complicated. There's a Hatori's moment with Rita, which got me ship them, and there's also Hatori's moment with Hiromitsu which makes me ship them harddddd xD

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    Hani Jan 29, 2017

    Just finished the movie, and got my hurt on my stomach because laughing a lot!

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    Melanie Jan 9, 2017

    Made me laugh a lot! Both male leads are super cute ♥

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    Mitsukirox101 Jan 4, 2017

    This was a very enjoyable movie! I love how honest the characters became as the movie progressed. The humor was spot on and this movie put Kiritani Mirei on my radar. It's definitely worth a watch

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    Kimtan1999 Jan 2, 2017

    Beautiful movie

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    forever_shawol Dec 27, 2016

    The 2nd Lead Syndrome got me hard in this one...Kentaro was the sweetest
    But honestly the chemistry between the 2 leads were just the best

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    Seoulwitch Dec 14, 2016 - edited

    assolutamente insipido. la scema esaltata, il bambolotto e la gatta morta xD ..ah e certo il second lead scagato completamente, povero cristo. LOOOOL
    solo nell'ultima mezz'ora il film si è poco ripreso, ma per il resto è stato una gran rottura. xD

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    Diefenbaker Dec 2, 2016 - edited

    This was wonderful. Equally funny and touching. I found myself laughing and then tearing up.

    Kiritani Mirei's always a joy to watch and Yamazaki Kento is, once again, really good. It also doesn't hurt that he's so swoon-worthy. Their chemistry is awesome.

    I usually don't suffer from second lead syndrome but I came very close because of Hiromitsu. Sakaguchi Kentaro's very effective.

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    EmaChan Dec 1, 2016

    Omg !! <3 <3 howw adorableeee how cutee
    Best ending everrr
    Rita <3 hatori

    GOod job kento kun <3

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    Chiyo_rii Nov 28, 2016

    There's so much second lead syndrome here. I love Kento and everything but why couldn't it be Hiromitsu-kun!?

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    kookiejamz Nov 20, 2016 - edited

    Wtf. This movie made me cry so much while everyone else called it "cute" and "funny". Maybe I'm just more sensitive to movies where two people like each other but never ended up together?

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    Neyjour Nov 20, 2016

    Hmmm... this was an "okay" watch for me (3-stars / 6/10 MDL). I found it a bit slow/boring in parts (paused it several times to go do other things), and I was really disappointed with who she eventually ended up with. I had major Second Lead Syndrome, unfortunately. :(

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    Ayn Nov 12, 2016

    second lead syndrome is so strong in this one, almost make me stopped watching


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    Sep 19, 2015
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    1 hr. 52 min.


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