I’m the Heroine, but I Want to Hand That Role Over


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I was reborn as the heroine of a shoujo manga I had read in my previous life. Yay! That’s not it! Out of everyone, I was reborn as the heroine that I hated. I don’t want to be that girl, I don’t want to stick to men that like such a girl either!

In preparation for the high school entrance ceremony, I decided. I will completely avoid the hero and make the rival character and the hero stick together. Since the high school entrance ceremony, I stealthily watched over the hero and the rival character from the shadows and saw them grinning and getting along with each other. Even though I was just gazing at them, I somehow became acquaintances with the rival character and am having tea with them right now.

Associated Names
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Watashi ga Heroine dakedo, Sono Yaku wa Yuzurimasu
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Kenkyo, Kenjitsu o Motto ni Ikite Orimasu (5)
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New YoriMei rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: c54
TL;DR it's a decent shoujo novel, cliche but good. Read the rest below if you want more info but it's compared to Kenkyo the entire time.

It's a solid novel that waivers between 3 and 4 stars depending on your mood. It's essentially Kenkyo's little sister, the premise is very very similar. From the all-rich kid escalator school to the "i was reborn into a manga!" And the dense yet not-your-typical-oujo protagonist. Even the first 20-30 chapters had me slightly slugging through them as it felt like Kenkyo, the cliff notes... more>> version (Heroine dakedo moves faster, she catches the eye of the "black bellied best friend" faster and more noticeably). Even the sis-con sibling is similar, though Yuto is her younger brother, and more transparent and forthright on keeping bugs from her sister.

While they're very similar, they have key differences. The good:

- Heroine dakedo follows the heroine Rinka rather than the villainess, and rather than trying to avoid the bad end, it's more of a strict "I ship the villainess and the hero so I'm trying to make my OTP come true!!" And thus she avoids the hero at every turn. It gives a very interesting plot point when she

accidentally meets the hero anyway and he falls in love at first sight anyways


I think would have been a very interesting story if she was

dragged into ending up with him rather than the black bellied best friend anyways because she couldn't fight the fate of the manga

, but it's a happy shoujo story not an angst one so alas, I'm sighing at the waste of such potential.

- depending on your mood/feelings, it's Kenkyo lite, so if you feel like Kenkyo has too many chapters, not enough romance/slow, this might fulfill your need instead. The romance is more pronounced and straightforward, where kenkyo's so subtle you're shaking the screen because you want more action to happen already.

The bad:

- Heroine dakedo's characters are decent, and Rinka is likeable but unlike Kenkyo the characters sometimes fall flat or cliche. Kenkyo's Reika carry's her entire story, while Heroine's Rinka is solid but it's the story events that make you wonder what happens next.

- It's Kenkyo lite! While some characters have another person's part mixed in or changed (best friend was in love with the childhood friend instead of the hero, best friend is the one whose colder and cooler while the hero is sunny and warm, rival villainess is an Oujo typical character whose good friends with MC rather than a completely different character, etc) it feels very very similar. Escalator school, a sports festival, forced to join student council, even an aquarium scene! When I first saw the names, Rinka and Reika were so similar my first response was Oi!!! (°ㅂ° ╬) They even both have a huge weakness for sweets and are "perfect Oujo" looking characters but super goofy on the inside!

That aside, it's not a bad novel and the translations are good so give it a shot. If you can tolerate the beginning, it starts picking up near chapter 40, where the fact that she's the heroine kicks in and branches off into a more original plot line. <<less
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New Grace.tjhin rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: c47
Thank you to the translator, for translating this novel.

This novel has a lot of fluff and its very fun to read. This novel also doesn't have a complicated plot. The relationship and interaction between the characters is heartwarming and cute.

But if you're not into dense FL, then dont read the novel.
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fireutsie rated it
March 24, 2019
Status: --
"Alright, lets avoid any flags!"
Immediately falters in her will and goes to the same place as the other main characters. Proceeds to intentionally trail the rival character in order peek on main characters and get caught by another male lead (Hasumi) instead. And of course she immediately does something stupid trying to hide themselves and ends up mounting this guy, like seriously? Can't you just normally push someone away out of sight???
The thoughts such as "The Hasumi cooperating measure is rejected!" or "I don't want to be involved... more>> with them" and "I'll just become air" just a few chapters ago flies out of the window as of course this other male lead immediately blackmails her into cooperation. Ah yes, the infamous black bellied friend of the prince who uses all kinds of measures that are literally considered as harassment to get the female lead to cooperate. And she just goes along with it, thinks that she should help him emotionally, gets heart throbs and falls in love with him but she keeps denying it. Like wth, not only did you just contradict yourself, but you are also dense and in denial. I really dislike these type of heroines. It's also ironic because she became the type of heroine she didn't want to become.
I would've rated it much higher if she was a bit more honest with herself. <<less
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Lalalalala rated it
May 1, 2019
Status: c30
I recommend this novel! It's super fluffy and the main characters are so funny and cute. 💚💚💚 P.S: Dear translator please don't be discouraged by those (10) 1 star vote. Your translation is good without any errors (for me 😅).
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Aoi-chi rated it
July 1, 2019
Status: c34
If you are a masochistic fan of "Kenkyo, Kenjitsu o Motto ni Ikite Orimasu", you'll love this novel, as it is a similar concept with it's own unique flavor. Where Reika is a happy go lucky odd ball in a ojou-sama's body, Rinka is similarly thrown into a rich person's world with the mentality of a commoner. She's adorable to watch as she happily lives life and makes friends.

Now when I say 'masochistic fan' I'm poking fun at the 300+ story of Reika and her friends that shows next to... more>> no sign of ending or her getting a boyfriend. Anyone who faithfully follows it, knows that Reika will always be part of "forever alone village" :')

This novel, and Rinka, are far more fulfilling in the romance aspect, all without jumping the punch too much. There's plenty of waiting, but oh sweet waiting it is. I fear we will never escape the 'dense' protagonist trope, but this novel is amusing and well worth a casual read :P <<less
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Niralam rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c21
Honestly it turned out way better than expected. The chemistry between the MC and Hasumi (love interest) is good. They don't really go anywhere with the reincarnated plot since at a really early point the story diverges from her memories. It doesn't turn into a harem situation like a lot of other similar novels and the romance moves along at a quick pace with the recent ch 20 and 21 being the turning point to where it becomes more of the focus. The main character is an air headed character... more>> though so she doesn't really pick up on the changes in Hatsumi's emotions, but it really isn't that bad. Overall I like this more than a lot of similar novels. <<less
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February 14, 2019
Status: c2
With all the villainess based ones, it was really only a matter of time until someone wrote the inverse, where the heroine doesn't want her role. I'm not even sure if this is the first and wouldn't be surprised at finding others older than it. At least its the first I've seen. Gave it a go. Interesting enough as a starting. A bit early to say one way or another on it even at the current latest chapter (12) though I havent gotten to that yet.
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ebolton rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: c31
My second favourite next to kenkyo! I really love the MC and ML. It’s light, fluffy and full of chemistry. I also love the translations and the fast updates. Please keep up the good work Ms./Mr. Nao! Thank you for all of your hardwork!
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dniv rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c28
This is really cute. I recommend it!

I really enjoy the FMC as well as the ML. The other characters are good too and their interactions are funny. Sometimes a little too much talk about sweets, but overall it's amusing and enjoyable. The translation isn't perfect, but still good and easy to read. Overall this gets a 5/5 from me, not legendary, but perfectly fun and serviceable.

Also, lol, there is a character with the same name as the translator so one reviewer apparently got a bit confused.
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King0Mik rated it
April 17, 2019
Status: c26
The story is enjoyable in my opinion. However, it seems to have become the same sort of story that it taunted in the beginning. The MC dislikes the original airheaded heroine who grabs the attention of the school prince; however, the MC herself ends up being an airheaded character, except that the ML is the black-bellied popular guy rather than the prince-like popular guy.

Overall, the story has a somewhat generic Japanese school setting with pretty generic character types, but I feel that this story has some unique aspects in some... more>> of the character interactions and storyline.

I think that it's a more lighthearted read overall though.

I think some people have be horribly mistaken. Although the translator joked that they had an appearance in the story (because the translator translates under the name Naoriel, which can be shortened to Nao), the translation is accurate to the raws. There is an actual character named Ootsuki Nao introduced in chapter 22 in the raws. <<less
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Medic-chan rated it
May 20, 2019
Status: c34
There's no reason for this to be an isekai reincarnation manga. The MC does nothing with character knowledge from the manga other than insight into one conversation that probably anyone could have guessed. There is no mention of the past life at all other than to say that she liked the "villainess" character. There's no need for the normal isekai "Modern Japanese culture knock-offs revitalize medieval fantasy world" since the isekai is just set in fictional Japan.

If the life experience, advance knowledge of the plot, deeper knowledge of the characters,... more>> or knowledge of an advanced or even just different society aren't being used, and the main character doesn't reflect on the differences between the old world and the new, regardless of if they debate trying to return or not, there's no reason to have the isekai/reincarnation plot.

It is only used as a cheap excuse for the MC to avoid a single person and like a single person. There's plenty of other ways to justify both of those things.

That said, it's a pretty heartwarming cute romance. Every character is adorable and charming. <<less
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Xester rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: c31
If you want fluff, comedy, parody, and a relationship that starts mildly antagonist, this is the perfect story!
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