Back Street Girls Anime Casts Junichi Suwabe, Yasuhiro Mamiya, Natsuki Hanae

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series premieres on July 3

The staff of the television anime of Jasmine Gyuh's Back Street Girls comedy manga revealed three additional cast members on Monday.

The new cast members are:

Junichi Suwabe as Mandarin Kinoshita

Yasuhiro Mamiya as Kōji Nagata

Natsuki Hanae as Kimura

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.

The three main characters will have different cast members for their male yakuza and female idol identities. The cast includes:

Daisuke Ono as Kentarō Yamamoto

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.

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. Creators' guild Gesshoku Kaigi is composing music for use in the show.

Masayoshi Ōishi is composing the opening theme song "Gokudolls Music," performed by the lead female cast under the group name Gokudolls Nijigumi.

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 11th compiled volume on June 6. The manga went on hiatus in March and resumed earlier this month. The series has more than 450,000 copies in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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