- ISBN 9781421523514 / 1421523515
- Title Hot Gimmick, Volume 4
- Author Miki Aihara
- Category Graphic Novels: Manga
- Format Paperback
- Pages 536
- Publisher Viz Media
- Language English
- Dimensions 166mm x 33mm x 219mm
“Original Japanese editions published in 2005 by Shogakukan Inc., Tokyo”—P. opposite T.p.
Neighbors in Love R to L (Japanese Style). Final Volume Heads or tails? If only love were that easy... When Hatsumi learns the truth about Azusa's mother, it spoils her relationship with Ryoki... But is it enough to make her run into the arms of her brother Shinogu? In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane is late, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret, only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly Azusa, Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again He's moving back into the neighborhood Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is
A Gemini born on June 10 in Shizuoka Prefecture. Her blood type is A. She made her debut in 1991 with Lip Conscious!, published in Bessatsu Shojo Comic. Her hobbies are watching various kinds of movies and shopping for clothes. Currently she is a major contributor to Betsucomi. Her published comics include Hot Gimmick, Sensei no Okiniiri (Teacher's Pet), Seiten Taisei (The Clear, Wide Blue Sky), So Bad!, Tokyo Boys & Girls (also available from VIZ Media) and Sora ni Taiyou ga Aru Kagiri (As Long as There Is a Sun in the Sky), among others.