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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    jbeat Jul 2, 2017 - edited

    Just learned of the "2nd Lead Syndrome" from the previous comments, but damn, 2LS got me good in this movie!! I was totally shipping for Kosuke and Hatori to be together, but I guess you just can't beat the "childhood friends" card. Nonetheless, good movie! It had a lot of scenes that made me laugh hard.

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      mita Jul 13, 2017

      Hi, can u tell me where I can watch this, thank you :)

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    Soju Jun 9, 2017
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    Jessica Jun 8, 2017

    Loved Kiritani Mirei!!

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    MamaJ May 26, 2017

    second lead syndrome hits you in the heart then leaves you out to bleed.

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    akisame May 14, 2017
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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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    Sep 19, 2015
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    1 hr. 52 min.


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