Buddy Go! Manga Gets 4 More Short Anime Episodes

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1st new episode based on cross-dressing idol romance manga streams online before TV debut

Shueisha's Ribon magazine began streaming the first of four new anime shorts on Friday based on Minori Kurosaki's Buddy Go! manga. As with the previous three episodes, the new episodes will air within the Oha-Suta (Good Morning Star) variety program. The first episode will air on October 4, with the rest of the episodes airing on October 11, October 18, and October 25, respectively.

The anime stars Asami Shimoda as Ai, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Hayate, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Tsukasa.

The "cross-dressing romance" manga 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 happen 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.

The three previous short anime episodes aired in April.

Kurosaki launched the manga in Ribon in September 2014, and Shueisha published the sixth volume on September 23.

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