Ranked #7043
Idol Pretender (Manga)

Idol Pretender

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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: 7.241 (scored by 1561 users)
Ranked: #70432
Popularity: #1273
Members: 3,301
Favorites: 61
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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...


Chinami, Eita
Oguri, Keisuke

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May 11, 2014
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
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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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)...
Both manga feature a cast full of interesting characters that drive the narrative and help deliver ecchi goodness.

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