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“Back Street Girls” Anime Gets July 2018 Premiere


Soon, these girls will take their fights to the back streets.

The wraparound band for volume 10 of the Back Street Girls – Washira Idol Hajimemashita. (Back Street Girls – I Became An Idol) manga announced that the title’s upcoming anime adaptation will hit Japanese TV in July. Details on the cast and crew will be announced at a later date.

Jasmine Gyuh’s Back Street Girls manga launched in Weekly Young Magazine in March 2015. The series currently spans eight collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on September 6.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

A group of 3 yakuza failed their boss for the last time. After messing up an important job, the boss gives them 2 choices: Honorably committing suicide, or go to Thailand to get a sex reassignment surgery in order to becomes “female” idols. After a gruesome year long training to become idols, they successfully debut, with overwhelming popularity, much to their dismay. This is where their tragedy truly begins.

Source: Otakomu

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