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Idol Pretender

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
Authors: Haruse, Hiroki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Champion RED Ichigo


Score: 7.041 (scored by 3294 users)
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Ranked: #93352
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Popularity: #1428
Members: 6,791
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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 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
Sep 6, 2018
chikageplaya (All reviews)
The story began with the protagonist being macho and Uber manly. Then suddenly with a dose of girly drugs he became extremely sexy and lost all of his muscle mass. To make matters worse he had a huge crush on some chick. Yet he still tries to pursue her as a girl.

It's been years since I read Idol Pretender. The logic in this manga blows me away. His pursuits worked out in his favor but the girl he had a crush on became creepier.

As a job or a joke he became an idol, the opposite of an extremely masculine man and admitted something in the read more


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