Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
In HOT GIMMICK: GIRL MEETS BOY, Hatsumi is a young teen who has just picked up a pregnancy test kit from her sister on the sly. When her teen neighbor Ryoki, a brooding math whiz, ends up in possession of the kit, he blackmails Hatsumi into being his "personal slave" in exchange for him not telling her mother and everyone in the apartment building. Meanwhile, Azusa, a boy who is now a well-known fashion model, has returned to live in Hatsumi's building. While Ryoki forces Hatsumi to carry his bookbag and constantly insults her even as it seems he's hiding his true feelings for her, Azusa also seems to be attracted to Hatsumi. It seems that Azusa wants to treat Hatsumi better than Ryoki, until he takes her to a nightclub and drugs her pear cocktail. Hatsumi's older brother, Shinogu, works at this nightclub and rescues her sister just in the nick of time. Despite this behavior, Hatsumi is still smitten with Azusa, who FaceTimes her one night and convinces her to take off her clothes. When she does this, Azusa sends the video to Shinogu, and then explains that the reason Azusa is behaving this way is because he believes that Shinogu and Hatsumi's father had an affair with Azusa's mother, thus breaking up Azusa's family. As all of this is happening, Ryoki begins revealing his true feelings for Hatsumi, and how he wants to be with her forever and have children with her. Also, Shinogu is revealed to be adopted, and has developed a deep affection for Hatsumi that goes way beyond their previous brother and sister relationship. In the midst of all of this, Hatsumi must choose who she wants to love, or if perhaps it's better to be more independent and assertive.
Starring Miona Hori, Hiroya Shimizu, Mizuki Itagaki
Director Yuki Yamato