Tachibana, Yamamoto and Sugihara are members of a certain yakuza group. One day, they failed an important mission from their oyabun. As the consequence, they faced two choices: commit seppuku, or go to Thailand to undertake sex-change surgery and become an idol group.


Naufalbepe (KAORI Newsline)

Yakuza-get-sex-change-and-become-an-idol can come off as an absurd premise, but Backstreet Girls have a certain unique approach in terms of how they convey the characters’ manliness in contrast to their current identity as girls (and idols) now. Kentaro, Kazuhiko and Ryu; who are now Airi, Chika and Mari are voiced by female voice actors while their inner male thoughts, male voice actors. Their daily encounters with their fans and their daily tragic conducts are without a doubt hilarious. Back Street Girls have the potential to be the best comedy show this season.

Facts and Data

Alternative Title バックストリートガールズ
Source Material Manga by Jasmine Gyuh
Voice Actors Yuka Nukui as Airi Yamamoto
Hikaru Akao as Chika Sugihara
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kazuhiko Sugihara
Daisuke Ono as Kentaro Yamamoto
Kaori Maeda as Mari Tachibana
Satoshi Hino as Ryu Tachibana
Director Chiaki Kon (Higurashi, Umineko, Golden Time)
Animation Director Mitsuharu Kajitani (Shokugeki no Souma, Little Busters, Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)
Opening Theme Gokudoll Music” by Gokudolls Nijigumi
Ending Theme “Sei no Katachi” by Gokudolls Nijigumi
Studio J.C. Staff
Official Site
Airing Date 7 July 2018 (18:00 GMT/23:00 WIB), 8 July 2018 (01:00 JST)

Screenshot and Video Trailer

© Jasmine Gyuh / Kodansha
© Jasmine Gyuh / Kodansha
© Jasmine Gyuh / Kodansha

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