Parents' Guide to

Back Street Girls: Gokudols

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Weird, adult anime plays gender reassignment for laughs.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+


Comedy anime that is not for everyone , its japan and they make weird stuff all the time , this is nothing new , its good for laughs , dont expect an epic story but there are some good laughs in there

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This campy anime series features lots of adult-oriented banter as the J-pop band struggles to let go of their past life and embrace their new one. The three, who still consider themselves men within, also struggle with the fact that they can no longer behave according to their original gender. The process isn't easy, which leads to lots of abusive and self-destructive behavior.

Mature anime fans may find humor in the overall story world. However, the way sexual orientation and transgender issues are presented in the series may not appeal to Western values. Meanwhile, the raunchy language and crude innuendo quickly gets tiresome. Some may find Back Street Girls: Gokudols entertaining, but it isn't meant for everyone, and definitely not for young kids.

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