Miki Aihara is the author/creator of several popular shojo manga including SEITEN TAISEI, SO BAD!, SORA NI TAIYO GA ARUKAGIRI, and TOKYO SHONEN SHOJO. HOT GIMMICK is her most recent title and is currently running in the shojo anthology Betsucomi, which is published by Shogakukan. Although not a Tokyo native, she currently resides in the Setagaya ward, where most of HOT GIMMICK takes place.
Mimori Kosaka's dream comes true when she's accepted to the Meidai Attached High School and gets to wear their super-fashionable uniform! She's excited about having a fun and fulfilling freshman year of high school, but things don't turn out as effortlessly as she had hoped. The school year starts off well when Mimori befriends the beautiful Nana, but things quickly turn sour for her when she is chosen to be the class representative. Through a series of unfortunate events, she finds herself the focus of attention by three boys and her teachers for all the wrong reasons! Mimori is reunited with Atsushi, a boy she knew in elementary school. Their reunion is far from sweet since he despises her for allegedly bullying him in their elementary school days. In fact he plans to exact a little revenge!