Review for Idol Pretender Vol.1 to Vol.3

Review for Idol Pretender Vol.1 to Vol.3

22885416Review for the complete series!

I was searching for a new manga and I found this one, oh my it was super hilarious and at times a bit cliché.

Our main character is sick and goes back to the dorm, he eats something he thinks are cold medicine, but finds out it isn’t when he wakes up and finds out he has turned in a girl. Yeah, a girl, 100% a girl.
His friend tells him to become an idol, so he can earn money to buy a new potion (this potion is a few million yen). And thus our adventures begin.

I loved the main character, how at first he was a boy in the body of a girl, how he was totally and definitely still male even underneath all the boobs and stuff. But throughout the story you will see him change. He tries less his best to get a potion, he falls in love, and he becomes more and more a she.
I loved his dedication to the idol business, I really like manga (and anime) about the idol world, and this one showed what a beginning model is going through (taking jobs everywhere to make a new, photoshoots and more). It seems our main character is pretty much a natural at things.

Then we have a whole slew of other characters. Our main character isn’t the only one going genderbender. No, no, we got a few more who are not what they seem. It was really fun figuring out who they were.

And those characters, they add to a whole lot of the fun and chaos in this book. Our main character creates quite a harem, filled with traps and with girls.

There is a bit of ecchi, but for once I don’t mind it that much. This ecchi fits the manga. Like accidental undressing, or our main character finding out about his body or various “accidents” between characters (like them bumping into each other and so on).

I am a bit sad with the ending, I had hope for a nice plot twist in the end. But apparently they went for the easy route and picked that person. And then after that no explanation if they got together or not! I really dislike that. At least give us a definitive answer.

The manga is also quite short with only 3 volumes, but I think that they did well on that, I can’t imagine another volume, I can however imagine another chapter with some information on the ending.

All in all I would recommend this manga if you are looking for an idol manga, or just need some comedy in your life! This manga is really awesome and I hope to find another one like it.

5stars

4 thoughts on “Review for Idol Pretender Vol.1 to Vol.3

  1. Awesome review, couldn’t have put it better myself

    Would love to find physical translated graphic novels to buy but even if I did, I suspect having them shipped to Australia would break my bank unfortunately.

    I think the story could have been wrapped up more definitively as well. Another chapter or two to have wrapped it up probably would have just made it perfect.

    If you’re looking for a funny manga to check out, try I Am Alice: A Body Swap in Wonderland

    only 3 volumes long, but I quite enjoyed it, wish there was more though

    1. Thanks!

      Australia should also have a Amazon site (at least most big English-speaking countries have one)? If you want translated manga/graphic novels that would be a good place to go to if you don’t have a store nearby. I use Amazon.de myself to get manga/graphic novels that are translated (As it is hard to find manga/graphic novels in English in my country and sadly also overly expensive due to import fees). Amazon is a good alternative for me. Otherwise try Bookdepository, they ship worldwide and free shipping, so that might be a good alternative as well. They have great service and customer help, I used to use them, but due to how the mail is done here, I went to Amazon as they have tracking options. Hopefully one of those sites will help you out with your collection.

      I am glad I am not alone in that view, it is a shame that they ended it up like this. Like you said one or two extra chapters to just wrap up the loose ends that are still around would be amazing. Maybe one day the mangaka will make something. We can at least hope for it. 🙂

      Ohhh, that manga does sound really good (I looked it up), I do love myself manga with genderbender themes or crossdressing. I will check it out, thanks for the recommendation. 😀

      1. Unfortunately the Australian Amazon is really bad, they only really sell Kindle products at the moment. It was only last year I believe that they finally set up an Australian Amazon as it is

        I did manage to find volume 2 on the American version so I’ll keep looking and see if I can find the others as well ^__^

        I hope you enjoy I Am Alice when you get around to it. I did, though I wish there were more volumes of that too XD

        1. Aww, that is a shame. Wow, last year? I had thought that the Australian Amazon had been around for ages.

          Oh, congrats! That is fantastic, I hope you will also find the other books. Good luck!

          Thanks, I am thinking of getting one volume next month, hopefully it is good. 🙂 Again, thanks for the recommendation. And yeah, I saw there were only 3 volumes. 🙁

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