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Idol Pretender (Manga)

Idol Pretender

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アイドル・プリテンダー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 5, 2011 to Aug 5, 2013
Authors: Haruse, Hiroki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Champion RED Ichigo


Score: 7.211 (scored by 1871 users)
Ranked: #59922
Popularity: #1267
Members: 3,843
Favorites: 67
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Chinami Eita wants to become a true man so he can confess to his secret love, the school idol Yuika. He tries to achieve that by beating the crap out of everyone he can. However, when he has a cold and accidently takes the wrong medicine, he is turned into a girl. An incredibly cute girl. In order to get the money to turn himself back into a guy he starts an idol career and - surprise - he meets Yuika who also wants to become an idol and starts to get enchanted by his manner...


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Chinami, Eita
Oguri, Keisuke
Takizawa, Rin
Aoi, Subaru

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May 11, 2014 4:26 PM
I recommend this manga to people have read gender-benders before, and to people who are tired of a cut-and-paste RomCom full of sexist fan-service and unrealistic character behaviors.

I'm a big fan of the gender-bender genre I think it adds a really interesting and unique-to-its-genre dynamic that you just can't compare to the other genres out there.
That said, there are a lot of problems that a lot of gender-bender writers fail to work around. A lot of works tend to be sexist and blatantly unapologetic for it. As much as I love the genre for its potential, too seldom is it written with the potential it read more
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Jul 18, 2012 6:02 PM
This is my first time to write my own review about this manga. Well, I'm not get used to it. Back to the topic, this manga is really hillarious. Good to make you laugh till the end. (Lol)

its about a story a man among the man, Chinami Eita. He did dominate the whole school with his fists, yet he's the strongest and masculine boy. A boy fallen in love with the beautiful short-haired girl which he admired it. In the end, Eita transform turn into a girl due to his friend give a unknown medicine to Eita. ( SHIT-- HNNNGG. ) Moe-overload.

This story is really read more
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Nov 7, 2013 4:56 AM
Great… another gender bender manga… It’s almost like the authors of these mangas really hate men because it seems that almost all the men end up as women in these types. And then to top it off, we have a harem of boys and girls who like the character and each personality is pretty much infatuated by the main character. But anyway, I drew the short straw of the randomizer (I sometimes use that to figure out what I will be reading or watching next) so now I have to dive right in.

I’m sorry to bring this up but isn’t it really bad when there read more
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Manga: Boku Girl
Both manga are about a boy's change into a girl, but in Fukigen Cinderella it's only for half a day.
In Idol Pretender the protagonist turns into a girl by drinking some weird medicine which he wants to buy again, but it's incredible expensive. So he starts being an idol in order to earn money. He also meets his crush while work and gets closer to her.

In Boku Girl the boy is turned into a girl by some evil being, so he can entertain it. He tries to hide it (only his BF knows)... 
reportRecommended by Shinnokira
Manga: Oniichan☆Control
Both manga feature a cast full of interesting characters that drive the narrative and help deliver ecchi goodness.

reportRecommended by shigeru212
Manga: To LOVE-Ru Darkness
The female lead Chinami in Idol Pretender is very similar to Nana from To Love-Ru. They are both cute tsunderes and they both like using the word "beast" a lot.

Nana isn't featured enough in To Love-Ru. If you want more Nana, then check out the ecchi manga Idol Pretender. 
reportRecommended by shigeru212
Manga: Ranma ½
Male turns into female and has all sorts of misunderstandings as he tries to find a way to turn back. 
reportRecommended by angelsreview
Manga: AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei
both have men as leading role who took part in in worlds of idol.
and of course, "girls" as idol. 
reportRecommended by kururugikai
Manga: Fukigen Cinderella
Guy somehow turns into a girl 
reportRecommended by waalex11

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