Back Street Girls: Gokudolls

Back Street Girls: Gokudols

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Back Street Girls: Washira Idol Hajimemashita., Gokudols
Japanese: Back Street Girls -ゴクドルズ
English: Back Street Girls: Gokudols
German: Back Street Girls: GOKUDOLS
French: Back Street Girls: GOKUDOLS
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2018 to Sep 5, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: Toei Video, Kodansha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Magical Sex ShiftMagical Sex Shift, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.961 (scored by 8094180,941 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1514
Members: 154,833
Favorites: 677

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After failing their boss for the last time, yakuza members Kentarou, Ryou, and Kazuhiko are faced with one of two choices: have their organs harvested and sold or take a trip to Thailand for sex reassignment surgery and become pop idols. Now, after a year of excruciating training, the three thugs have been reborn as Airi, Chika, and Mari. Debuting as the amateur idol group The Goku Dolls, the three strive towards becoming top idols.

However, despite the hours of feminizing brainwashing they were forced to endure, the three idols have managed to keep the yakuza spirit alive in their hearts. In order to fix this, their yakuza boss hires Mandarin Kinoshita, a legendary manager who has never had an idol group fail under his management. With their lives now on the line, the reluctant yakuza must work with their new manager to unleash their inner cuteness and become the successful idols that their tyrannical boss can truly be proud of.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuo, Kousuke
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Panetto, Anthony


Opening Theme

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1: "Gokudoll Music (ゴクドルミュージック)" by Gokudolls Niji Gumi (ゴクドルズ虹組) [Airi (Yuka Nukui), Mari (Kaori Maeda), Rika (Hika Akao)] (eps 1-6, 8-10)
2: "Gokudoll Music (ゴクドルミュージック)" by Gokudolls Kan Gumi (ゴクドルズ漢組) [ Kentarou Yamamoto (Daisuke Ono), Ryou Tachibana (Satoshi Hino), Kazuhiko Sugiwara (Kazuyuki Okitsu)] (eps 7)

Ending Theme

1: "Hoshi no Katachi (星のかたち)" by Gokudolls Niji Gumi (ゴクドルズ虹組) [Airi (Yuka Nukui), Mari (Kaori Maeda), Rika (Hika Akao)] (eps 1-6, 8-10)
2: "Hoshi no Katachi (星のかたち)" by Gokudolls Kan Gumi (ゴクドルズ漢組) [ Kentarou Yamamoto (Daisuke Ono), Ryou Tachibana (Satoshi Hino), Kazuhiko Sugiwara (Kazuyuki Okitsu)] (eps 7)


Oct 6, 2018
This anime is critically underrated. Perhaps it's just my twisted sense of humor, but this was a classic for me. It goes right along in the same vein as anime like Prison School, Detroit Metal City and Magical With Punie Chan. It's hilarious torture comedy. I do understand that the weirdness of it will turn off many, since the plot surrounds manly Yakuza being turned into idols under threat of death, but people should really give it a chance, because it is hilarious.

Another thing that probably turns people off is the poor animation style, which even I didn't think ...
Sep 15, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Remember Mahou Shoujo Ore from last season? Back Street Girls: Gokudolls is pretty much the same formula, only that if it ever existed in the face of the Yakuza.

The story starts with the main Gokudolls Kan, the 3 men (Ryu, Kazu, Big Bro) who have disobeyed their boss, Inugane-sensei, and from his mouth he demands that the Kan are forced go to Thailand for a sex change, transform their lives to be Gokudolls Niji! Oh dear God, that one hell of a chance taken to be idols-cum-yakuza in disguise taken well. As a certain someone phrased it that if this method exists in the East, ...
Apr 6, 2021
Ah yes the idol anime genre. For years it's given us many enjoyable shows such as all three entires of the Love Live franchise, Bang Dream, D4DJ, Revue Starlight and Zombieland Saga. So what happens when three members of the yazuka become idols? Well you wouldn't want to know, because Backstreet Girls: Gokudolls is complete and utter transphobic garbage!

The premise has already been stated, but I'll restate it since so it's fresh in your mind: three yazuka get surgery to become idols because they let down their boss. Throughout this show there are only two jokes, the first one being that all of the ...

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