Back Street Girls: Gokudolls

Back Street Girls: Gokudols

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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 7989679,896 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1507
Members: 153,107
Favorites: 667

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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


Matsuo, Kousuke
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamakawa, Susumu
Script, Series Composition


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)


Aug 27, 2023
I think it was one of the best comedy anime that I've seen. I liked the story unlike many other people, three yakuza people who have to become idols for the mistake they've made. But to be honest it's more like famous sitcoms, in the episodes there is no such a palpable development on the story it was more like ten episodes that you can watch with very similar bases and laugh. I have laughed so hard on some episodes, and I think it was pretty good and funny for a comedy / idol anime. I would recommend it to people who want to laugh ...
Mar 10, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I watched this show last year and decided to give it a rewatch recently. I saw a few comments about transphobia and I really didn't see it. Already the premise of the show is how three yakuza members get surgery in Thailand and become idols. Based on the description alone, you know this show is a comedy and shouldn't be taken too seriously. And nobody had the intention of offending anyone. But if it's a topic you are sensitive to and are uncomfortable with joking about, then it's best to skip.

The show is a bit rough around the edges. The art looked a bit ...
Mar 31, 2022
Horrible anime, what a waste of time. As someone who very much enjoy stories and movies where men dress up as women I thought I'd enjoy this but oh my I was wrong. This is a highly insensitive transphobic anti-LGBT anti-women story that should be removed from Netflix asap.

All the jokes are tacky, I did not laugh once. What is the fun of joking about having hemorroids? It's not fun? Jokes abing being threatened to death? Not fun?

This anime implies that:
Trans-people does not exist
Even after surgery, looking and feeling like a girl, trans-women will never be "real women"
Only people with dicks can have ...

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