Back Street Girls: Gokudolls

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English: Back Street Girls: Gokudolls
Synonyms: Back Street Girls: Washira Idol Hajimemashita., Gokudolls
Japanese: Back Street Girls -ゴクドルズ


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: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.911 (scored by 3718237,182 users)
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Ranked: #39342
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Popularity: #1515
Members: 82,472
Favorites: 276
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamakawa, Susumu
Script, Series Composition
Ono, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

#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)] (ep 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)] (ep 7)

Sep 17, 2018
animejas (All reviews)
Yakuza idols. Welcome to anime, where fucking yazuka idols exist.

When I first heard about it, I thought it was so stupid.

After finishing it, it's still so stupid.

But here is my review on this show!

Comedy (3.5/10)

Back Street Girls takes overexaggerated humor to the max and way past that to the degree that the jokes can get played out really quickly.

It's just screaming with dramatic sound effects in the background and that's your comedy.

There are some dumb moments that are genuinely hilarious but holy fuck the middle portion of the show just became a drag to watch by how unfunny it became.

Characters (6/10)

I like the 3 sex read more
Oct 6, 2018
Injenss (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 20, 2018
BlackCicero (All reviews)
You read the synopsis for Back Street Girls: Gokudolls and it's one of the best yet weirdest set-ups for a comedy series I've seen. I was instantly excited to see how everything would unfold in the show and I actually got what I had expected and a little more.

For a sketch comedy, the story was good in that it was entertaining and a lot of the skits had an inter-connectivity to them and a lot characters that appeared early on aren't just there to serve the purpose of the joke being portrayed in that particular sketch alone. One drawback to the story is that there read more
Sep 15, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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, read more

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