Back Street Girls: Gokudolls

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Synonyms: Back Street Girls: Washira Idol Hajimemashita., Gokudolls
Japanese: Back Street Girls -ゴクドルズ
English: Back Street Girls: Gokudolls
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: Kodansha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.941 (scored by 5757557,575 users)
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Ranked: #40152
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Popularity: #1441
Members: 117,481
Favorites: 439

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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

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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
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
Apr 6, 2021
Winterwolf0839 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 17, 2018
animejas (All reviews)
Yakuza idols. Welcome to anime, where fucking yazuka idols exist. Quite the premise to take in when reading about this show.

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

And after finishing it, it's still so stupid.

But I still wanted to make a short review on my thoughts on it, so here they are:

Comedy (2/10)

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. That's just it. Because of that, the show just became a 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


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