Idol Pretender
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Idol Pretender

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Japanese: アイドル・プリテンダー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 5, 2011 to Aug 5, 2013
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, SeinenSeinen, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Haruse, Hiroki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Champion RED Ichigo


Score: 6.991 (scored by 36113,611 users)
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Ranked: #76832
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Popularity: #1621
Members: 7,453
Favorites: 106
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Chinami Eita wants to become a true man so he can confess to his secret love, the school idol Yuika. He tries to achieve that by beating the crap out of everyone he can. However, when he has a cold and accidentally takes the wrong medicine, he is turned into a girl—an incredibly cute girl. In order to earn enough money to turn himself back into a guy, he pursues a career as an idol and ends up meeting Yuika who also wants to become an idol. As their encounters with each other increase, she starts to get enchanted by his demeanor...


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May 11, 2014
Jety_Lefr (All reviews)
I recommend this manga to people have read gender-benders before, and to people who are tired of a cut-and-paste RomCom full of sexist fan-service and unrealistic character behaviors.

I'm a big fan of the gender-bender genre I think it adds a really interesting and unique-to-its-genre dynamic that you just can't compare to the other genres out there.
That said, there are a lot of problems that a lot of gender-bender writers fail to work around. A lot of works tend to be sexist and blatantly unapologetic for it. As much as I love the genre for its potential, too seldom is it written with the potential it read more
Nov 7, 2013
angelsreview (All reviews)
Great… another gender bender manga… It’s almost like the authors of these mangas really hate men because it seems that almost all the men end up as women in these types. And then to top it off, we have a harem of boys and girls who like the character and each personality is pretty much infatuated by the main character. But anyway, I drew the short straw of the randomizer (I sometimes use that to figure out what I will be reading or watching next) so now I have to dive right in.

I’m sorry to bring this up but isn’t it really bad when there read more
Jun 8, 2020
fringe_reviewer (All reviews)
CONTENT WARNING: This is a genderbend manga, so think twice before reading if you are made uncomfortable by this genre of manga, and please refrain from posting anything rude about the series beyond simple criticism in order to make the community as non-toxic as possible for people who just want to enjoy the series. Thank you in advance.

Idol Pretender had potential. If you're remotely familiar with any sort of competitive sport or game you'll know that saying something has 'potential' is just an insult in disguise. In this case, though, I mean it. Idol Pretender could have been something great. Incredible, even. Instead, all it read more
Jun 17, 2019
diamaterialista (All reviews)
Okay, so. I'll start by saying that this was for the most part a very enjoyable manga to read. I'm a fan of gender-bender stories, and especially ones where the gender-bent character comes to realize that the way they end up isn't so bad after all. (Having that certainly ends up approximating closer to being transgender, which I'll take as close to as I can get, lmao.) This manga is really funny too. And it did have some actually pretty wholesome things to say, such as the occasionally repeated "gender doesn't matter" (initially "as long as you're beautiful", which really ends up saying something about read more

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