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.
Back Street Girls: Gokudolls is not your typical comedy anime, if i have to put it i'm gonna say "hardcore one" though not to extreme level.
At first I thought "Japan, have you not run out of ideas for making anime even weirder?", then Japan answered it by slam this anime to my face.
Oh god... i had good fun and laugh watching the anime up to end of episode.
If in comparison this anime pretty much like Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san and Detroit Metal City(DMC) except Gokudolls does not have good music like DMC and supernatural being Azazel-san.
It focused much on the characters, how they deliver the jokes and
A little some bad words and mild nudity you've been warned, but pretty sure anyone above 18+ years old could handle them.
Heavily recommended if you into comedy or man of comedy, but try just watch it for the fun.
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
isn't a strong conclusion to the season although it isn't too detrimental given the nature of the show. Also comedy is subjective and there are definitely some jokes that may be hit or miss depending on who the viewer is.
When it comes the art and animation, the art is actually fine and it lends itself well to the comedy of Back Street Girls: Gokudolls, especially when it comes to what is done with the characters' facial expressions. However it is the animation of the show that is actually atrocious to the point where one almost wants to think it's intentional. Even if that was the case, there is not much excuse for the amount of shaky camera use I saw used in the show.
The sound for the show is pretty standard with a small exception in that because this show is based around a cast of Idol "girls", the insert songs you would here the main characters sing were interesting, catchy and the lyrics were actually very funny as well. Also the Opening and Ending songs for the show ended up being some favorites of mine from the current season.
The characters will definitely be a draw for many people when watching Back Street Girls: Gokudolls. Whether it is the three former yakuza now turned idol girls, their boss Inugane or the many side characters that end up affected in some way or fashion by the Gokudolls.
In conclusion, Back Street Girls: Gokudolls is a show that I think will probably stay underrated. However I wholeheartedly enjoyed it despite its flaws and would encourage anyone reading this to give this anime a try!
This might be the worst anime I have ever watched…
The fact that that is has gotten so much praise is mind boggling. It looks terrible.The art is a repulsive, almost no animation at all with repulsive character art. People say that Back Street Girls is one par with ‘Detroit Metal City’ but I’d say it has more in common with ‘Shitcom’
Three annoying, loud, abnoxious, unbelievably stupid yakuza men mess up at their jobs and they’re punished by their boss with either forced suicide or a gender transition surgery and become idols. So they line their eyes with mascara, cut off the equipment in favor of
boobies, and squeeze into skimpy costumes to get jobs as idol girls.
This is a nasty trick used to make running jokes of the characters, now female, being physically beaten and overworked without worrying about anyone getting offended. Because beating women and transgenders is fucking hilarious according to this show. Thanks Netflix for making this awful transphobic propaganda.
It’s proponenting the stigma that if a person was born a man and have transitioned to women, then they can still be abused and it’s ok. The stupid guys are stupid girls now this is such <amazing> humor, its the only fucking joke this show has. An anime entirely written on one terrible joke.
This isn’t funny, women/transgenders being beat. The three characters are idiots, and slapstick of idiots getting punished can be funny like once, but the comedy is so slowly timed and it is repetitive as hell.
How satisfying it is too see the Netflix logo proudly play before this pile of crap at the start of each episode. Netflix is so proud of their giant turd Back Street Girls because they definitely paid the typical ludicrously high price to acquire it. NETFLIX IS HORRIBLE!!!!