Because of his family condition, Masahiro Setagawa used to hang out with delinquents. His life changed when he helped Kensuke Oshiba saved a cat. Through Kensuke, he met Kousuke Oshiba, who is also known as “Bear Killer” because of his fighting abilities. Kousuke single-handedly defeated Masahiro’s gang. Feeling thankful, Masahiro saw Kousuke as a Hero figure and vowed to live a normal life. Unfortunately, his involvement with delinquents will lead to bigger problem in the future.


For those who aren’t familiar with this series, Hitorijime My Hero anime version is actually an adaptation of 2 different BL (Boys Love) manga that revolve in the same universe and created by same comic artist. Because of that, this anime will focusing on 2 different pair, Kousuke Oshiba-Masahiro “Settie” Setagawa from Hitorijime My Hero manga and Kensuke Oshiba-Asaya Hasekura from Hitorijime Boyfriend manga.

Hitorijime My hero’s story is quite interesting, particularly when it focuses on Masahiro’s problem. As a character, Masahiro is sympathizing because he comes from a dysfunctional family. He is a good-natured student, but his family condition make him feels lonely. Unfortunately, other characters aren’t really interesting. There is a room for growth, however, especially because Kensuke-Asaya couple’s conflict hasn’t been explored yet. They seem to have problem in their childhood days, but the detail has yet to be revealed.

In the end, it is hard to recommend Hitorijime My Hero for those who aren’t interested in BL. But if you are looking for some change, check this out. It still can be considered safe for a newcomer, and the story is quite interesting, especially if you can relate to the character’s problem.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title My Very Own Hero
Source material Hitorijime My Hero and Hitorijime Boyfriend manga series by Memeco Arii
Casts Daiki Yamashita as Mitsuru Fukushige
Seiichirō Yamashita as Jirō Yoshida
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Asaya Hasekura
Takayuki Kondou as Tsunehito Hōjō
Wataru Hatano as Natsuo
Tomoaki Maeno as Kōsuke Ōshiba
Toshiki Masuda as Masahiro Setagawa
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kensuke Ōshiba
Yūto Adachi as Tsuyoshi Yamabe
Director Yukina Hiiro (Gakuen heaven)
Scenario Yusei Naruse
Character Design Ayana Nishino
Opening Song Heart Signal” by Wataru Hatano
Ending Song TRUE LOVE” by Kousuke Ooshiba (Tomoaki Maeno), Masahiro Setagawa (Toshiki Masuda), Asaya Hasekura (Shinnosuke Tachibana), Kensuke Ooshiba (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
Studio Encourage Films
Official Site
Broadcast Date 8 July 2017 (1430 GMT, 2130 WIT, 2330 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Memeco Arii.Ichijinsha/Hitorijime My Hero Production Committee
©Memeco Arii.Ichijinsha/Hitorijime My Hero Production Committee
©Memeco Arii.Ichijinsha/Hitorijime My Hero Production Committee
©Memeco Arii.Ichijinsha/Hitorijime My Hero Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Dany Muhammad

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