AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei
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AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei

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Synonyms: AKB49: The Rules Against Love
Japanese: AKB49〜恋愛禁止条例〜


Type: Manga
Volumes: 29
Chapters: 263
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 25, 2010 to Jan 20, 2016
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Crossdressing Crossdressing, Idols (Female) Idols (Female), Music Music
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Miyajima, Reiji (Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 49734,973 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18622
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1403
Members: 12,823
Favorites: 370


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People everywhere admire the popular idol group AKB48, and Hiroko Yoshinaga is no different. She dreams of becoming a member of AKB48, but stage fright gets in the way of every audition. Having failed so many times, Yoshinaga decides to tryout one last time before giving up for good.

Though uninterested in idols, Minoru Urayama wants to help Yoshinaga realize her dream. Disguising himself as a girl named "Urakawa Minori," he participates in the audition for AKB48 as well, hoping to assist Yoshinaga through the tryouts. However, things go better than expected when both Yoshinaga and "Minori" are recruited! As he enters the world of pop music, Minoru must continue to hide his secret all while supporting Yoshinaga's dreams and finding one of his own.

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Nov 29, 2017
Story: (9)
The story center around a high school boy, Minoru Urayama, joining the Japanese idol group AKB48 in order to support his crush, Hiroko Yoshinaga. He enters the group under the name Minori Urakawa and tried his best to survive in the whole female idol group. During this mess he became more and more involved with the group as he also slowly began to change.
This isn't a classical gender swap or harem story as the plot rarely goes into that direction. Instead it focuses its romance as something more of a motivation and should be classified as more of a shounen trope filled with struggles ...
Apr 18, 2020
I don't write any reviews for most of the content I read and watch, but AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei has struck me very deeply. It has provided me with a new perspective of not only the idol scene in general, but towards life as well. I'll try my best to not spoil the story.

This story's protaganist is Urayama Minoru, who cross dresses as Urayama Minori. This is a start of a exhilarating story that shows the pure, raw effort that idols put everyday to their craft. Humble beginnings, modesty, rivalry, courage, determination, and the most important of all - dedication towards fans and members is ...
Aug 16, 2019
When you love someone, you want to give the best effort to help her fulfill her dreams, especially in the entertainment world. If it's an all-female group, you might want to crossdress and help her, even if it means compromising your career with one wrong move. This is what Urayama Minoru did for his crush, Hiroko Yoshinaga.

Story (7)
• The story starts straightforward, bringing readers inside the world of AKB48, its members, then through processes, and later, characters forging their paths, and sacrificing even the best of friends along the way. Definitely a total meaning of being an idol in real life. Throughout the story, as ...

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