Back Street Girls TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, July 3 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The staff of the television anime of Jasmine Gyuh's Back Street Girls comedy manga revealed the main cast and July 3 premiere on Monday. The three main cast members will have different cast members for their male yakuza and female idol identities.
Yuka Nukui as Airi Yamamoto
Satoshi Hino as Ryū Tachibana
Kaori Maeda as Mari Tachibana
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kazuhiko Sugihara
Hikaru Akao as Chika Sugihara
Keiji Fujiwara as Inugane Boss/Inugane Producer
Nukui, Maeda, and Akao will also perform the anime's songs.
The anime will premiere on BS11 on July 3 at 25:00 (effectively July 4 at 1:00 a.m.), followed by Tokyo MX at 25:40 and MBS at 27:00.
Chiaki Kon (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III, When They Cry - Higurashi, Junjō Romantica) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Susumu Yamakawa (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku) is writing the script. Jin Aketagawa (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond, A Place Further Than the Universe) is sound director, and Magic Capsule is handling sound production.
The manga centers on three yakuza men who are forced by their boss, who is also a producer, to become an idol group, and the difficulties they face hiding their true selves from their fans.
The manga launched in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in March 2015. Kodansha published the manga's 10th compiled volume on March 6. The manga has more than 450,000 copies in print.