Buddy Go!
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Buddy Go!

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Japanese: バディゴ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 3, 2014 to May 1, 2018
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Kurosaki, Minori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 16141,614 users)
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Ranked: #16982
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Popularity: #3100
Members: 4,874
Favorites: 118
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The only way Ai Shizukuishi can express herself is through dance. At school, she is shy and reserved; but online, she crossdresses as a popular dancer known as "Ai." She aspires to one day be better than Hayate, a free-spirited dancing sensation.

With the rise of her videos' popularity, Ai catches the attention of Hayate, and she is recruited by a professional entertainment agency to form an idol unit called "Buddyz"—with Hayate himself! However, this is specifically a male duo and he is unaware of her true gender. If he were to find out the truth, their group would be forced to disband. To further complicate matters, Hayate has a crush on Ai's female self!

As she struggles to keep her gender a secret, Ai strives to break out of her shell through dance and match up to Hayate. All the while, Buddyz fights against fierce competition to be the best idol unit.

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Oct 1, 2016
MajinAkuma (All reviews)
Well, it's a shoujo manga, so you've got a cute girl who meets a pretty boy and there is a romance blooming between them. That's the basic story. Okay, let's dive a bit deeper in (at the point of this review; chapter 22):

The story starts with Ai Shizukaishi, a popular crossdressing NicoNico dancer under the alias Ai, trying to beat the most popular NicoNico dancer Hayate in dancing. Hayate is doing his official dance idol debut and he's looking for back-up dancer. By chance, Hayate meets Ai in her girl self when she was preparing for her next video and he asked her if read more
Dec 20, 2016
takame-bee (All reviews)
-no spoilers review-
Gender bender is a personal favourite of mine so I always look all around the net for GB mangas to read. This one is a very enjoyable manga.

I actually like the female lead. Also, I would like to mention that not all GB manga can make it successfully like this. One of my pet peeve is they make the girl "cross dress" but still make her obviously girly. And most of all, the crossdressing's motivation is to get close and be lovey-dovey with the handsome lead. Kind of annoying. What set this manga apart is that the main girl actually focuses on read more
Mar 9, 2019
LadyAxeFace (All reviews)
Buddy Go is about a girl named Ai who is painfully shy, but loves dancing, so she posts video of herself dancing in disguise online, and gets noticed by a popular dance idol, Hayate.

This manga feels a whole lot to me like shoujo trope bingo. In just the first three chapters:

- Ai has a secret identity as an idol
- Ai's idol identity is also male
- Hayate has no idea of her true identity so she can be mysterious
- Hayate also has no idea that she's female, to add an extra wrench into their getting together
- Hayate also befriends her while she presents her actual read more


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