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. Because of Hatori's jealousy, the most popular playboy student, Hiromitsu Kosuke, takes an interest in Hatori.
Cast & Credits
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 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.
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 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
AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE TWO GUYS 10/10 :3
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.
*SORT OF SPOILER*
Rita looks really hot with a kimono on. Just saying.