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Cross-Dressing Idol Romance Manga Buddy Go! Gets TV Anime Shorts

posted on 2016-03-27 15:15 EDT
Girl makes viral dancing videos & ends up in idol unit with "prince of dance" rival

The wraparound jacket band on Minori Kurosaki's fourth Buddy Go! manga volume announced on Friday that an anime adaptation has been green-lit. The anime will run during the Oha-Suta variety program on the TV Tokyo network at 7:05 a.m. on April 6, April 12, and April 19.

The "cross-dressing romance" centers around Ai Shizukuishi, a shy, plain girl with not-so-great grades and a secret. She posted videos of her dancing in male clothes onto Smile Dōga (an homage to the real-life streaming service Niconico Dōga, which literally means "Smile Video"), and she became a viral hit. Ai aims to beat Hayate, the "godly" "prince of dance" on Smile Dōga. However, her cross-dressing dances happened to catch the eye of an entertainment agency, so she makes her professional debut — in an idol unit with Hayate. On top of that, the two have to share quarters under the agency's rules.

Kurosaki launched the manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine in September 2014.


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