Hot Gimmick, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

Hot Gimmick, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

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by Miki Aihara
     
 

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Unlike most shojo, Hot Gimmick isn't all sweet boys and rose petals. It's much more real and complex and sometimes even chilling! The artwork is top-notch, the drama is high-tension, and I couldn't help but keep on rooting for the hapless heroine, Hatsumi, as she deals…  See more details below

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Change Your Perspective--Get BIG

A Collection of Volumes 1 - 3!


Unlike most shojo, Hot Gimmick isn't all sweet boys and rose petals. It's much more real and complex and sometimes even chilling! The artwork is top-notch, the drama is high-tension, and I couldn't help but keep on rooting for the hapless heroine, Hatsumi, as she deals with real-life problems: family ties, blackmail, awkward first kisses, and a very disapproving landlady. What's not to love?

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ISBN-13:
9781421554402
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
Hot Gimmick VIZBIG Edition , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
549
Sales rank:
131,018
File size:
247 MB
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Meet the Author

Miki Aihara was born in Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan and currently lives in Tokyo. She made her debut in 1991 with Lip Conscious!, published in Bessatsu Shôjo Comic. Her immensely popular manga Hot Gimmick is published in English by VIZ Media. Aihara moves houses frequently and loves to go to movies and shop for clothes. One of her hobbies is keeping tropical fish.

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Hot Gimmick, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
yaoifangirl More than 1 year ago
I got the this book in a rush on my way out of the book store, I didn't even look at the back or inside the book to see if it was good or not, but somthing about it made me want to take it. I took it home and couldn't stop reading it, i fell in LOVE with the book and the characters. Ryo is soo good looking! this books got more love problems then one and it keeps you wanting more i would recomend it to anyone! manga/anime fan or not! its that good and the art work is amazing. I can't wait to start reading the other volumes.
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
Out of the frying pan and into the fire! This is just what Hatsumi’s day has been like. She goes from trying to buy a pregnancy test for her sister without anyone seeing her to becoming the slave of the person she hates most in the world. The story itself is pretty fast paced with a lot of surprises thrown in. It was definitely a book with a lot of emotions both for the characters and the readers themselves. There were many times where I wanted to stop reading because I was so angry at certain people in the book, but I always came back for more. All in all it was a fun and intense read that will put you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but it also gets you thinking and can really pull at your heartstrings. The second volume is definitely going on my TBR list! Hatsumi is a sweet girl and I really empathized with her a lot. She has a big heart, but sometimes it can get her into a little trouble. All in all I really liked her character and will continue to root for her as the series progresses. She is one of those characters that really steal your heart and I can’t wait to find out how the rest of her story goes. The other main character is Ryoki who is not one of my favorites. He is a very interesting character in his own right though. He can be a bit overbearing at times, but he also has a sweet side to him that shows through at just the right moments. It is plain to see for me anyway that he really does care for Hatsumi in his own way. I’m not quite sure where things will go in this series, but I hope I get to see a little more about him and his back story in later volumes. Overall this is a fun read that Shojo fans should definitely pick up!
E_Natali More than 1 year ago
I never heard of Hot Gimmick before but one evening while in Barnes and Nobles I seen the manga and read a couple of pages and fell in love with it. I love the fact that it has so many genres in it you are always kept in suspense. I recommend this book to everyone and you bet i will be buying the other volumes!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hatsumi lives in a realistic world with real problems. The plot is twisted and addicting - not too predictable. The art is great and not full of unneeded details that make it hard to follow. However, THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR KIDS/YOUNG TEENS. There are mature themes, so I would say 13+ at least.
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puzzle_dreamer More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Hot Gimmick or Miki Aihara before in my life when my friend got this book and started letting all of us borrow and read it. It was the most interesting, most fascinating, most amazing, heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat book I have ever laid eyes on. Don't let the fact that its manga scare you away. I've read Shakespeare and Emily Bronte and I thought it was an even better plot than any of the classics. My other friends (some of which barely ever read) also loved the series. It's not a heavy read, and no matter what genre you prefer, I HIGHLY recommend the Hot Gimmick series. I only advise that pre-teens don't read it. Wait until you're at least 13.
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Thess More than 1 year ago
I liked how the main character was an airhead. It made her much more likable and easier to view as a victim. It was also a great contrast to the much more mature content of the rest of the series, which was a nice break in and of itself from the standard love/comedy story. I thought the scripting was a little wierd in places. "I think I might be preggo." Was one, I think. Mostly good with a few minor things. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, see if it turns out to be a good buy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard about it,I thought'oh,I bet it wont be great,but I'll give it a try!'and man,it was GREAT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A few years ago when I was just getting into manga, I saw this book and decided it looked interesting. Little did I know how great the series was. Probably one of my favorite series to date. Must read for anybody lookeing for a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! I was looking throught the manga shelves at Barnes and Noble and noticed this HUUUUGE gap in the books....except for one lying face down. It was the last one and convienently the first in the series. I bought it and now I'm hooked on the series!!! Up to #6!!! Any otaku who hasn't read this series isnt an otaku...so buy it! Its just what a teenage girl needs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Assuming that you are looking into the 1st book of this series, you are wondering...'hmm, should I read this?' Actually, you should, or I think you should. I have a closet full of manga and this has got to be my favorite. Each book draws you in further. This is by far the best manga I have ever read. The story line is very unique and fascinating. This series will have you wondering what'll happen next and is very unpredictable! If your looking for a twisted love story beyond anything you've ever read, Hot Gimmick is a must for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you got to love this book it is so awesome if you don't you will never ever get what i am saying
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the first three in this series last night and read them allback to back! I can't put them down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MANGA SERIES EVER! The story is SO good! It is romantic, funny, and keeps you waiting for more! I love the characters (I keep waiting for Ryoki to change and become the kind of boyfriend Hatsumi wants!). I can't wait for more volumes! This is just the best manga out there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hot Gimmick--probably the best shoujo manga I've ever read! It's spunky, hilarious... but best of all, WHAT BISHIE FANGIRL CAN RESIST A MANGA WITH THREE HOT BISHIES? Each volume just keeps getting better and better. Truly, you'll be addicted and be begging for more volumes after you read the first one. ^-^
Guest More than 1 year ago
I normaly don't read books about teenage life but in this case it was great. A must read no matter what type of books you are in to. The things this girl goes through, I can't help but fell sorry for her. All in all I give it five stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book that cought my eye in the book store. I was looking for a book when i found this one. I read a couple of pages to kinda get more of an idea of what it was about. I decied to buy it cause obviously it looked good in the store. And when i got home i couldnt beleave what i was reading. It was so good that the next week (i had to save up $10.00 because i didnt have it at that moment and thats why i waited the week....) that i went out and bought the second one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this manga is awsome! it is drawn really well and the story line does not disappoint. read it you wont be sorry
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hot Gimmick is a great book. You will enjoy it as mush as I did. You won't regret buying this book. It's about a girl name Hatsumi. Her sister Akane might be pregnant. So Hatsumi goes to the drug store and buy a pregnancy test. On her way home, she runs into a childhood bully, Ryouki. He finds the pregnancy test and make her his slave. Then Hatsumi chidhood friend Azusa comes to recue her. There are more exciting parts in the story as you read along.......