Manga: AKB49 - Renai Kinshi Jourei
Urayama Minoru, an Ordinary High-School Student
, is disillusioned and apathetic towards his current life and future prospects. His crush, Yoshinaga Hiroko, is however secretly aspiring to become an Idol Singer
. When Minoru found out that Hiroko is making a final attempt to pass the audition for the famous idol group AKB48
, he decided to support her dream at all costs, even if it meant cross-dressing
to participate in the same audition and watch over her from the back. A heated outburst in the audition caught the attention of the group's producer and both Hiroko and Minoru - who assumed the name "Urakawa Minori" - unexpectedly passed the audition and became trainee members, or kenkyuusei, of AKB48. Now Minoru must not only protect Hiroko's dream, but also his true identity as well as he plunges unwittingly into the entertainment world.
manga by Miyajima Reiji and Motoazabu Factory, AKB49~Ren'ai Kinshi Jourei~ is the first manga that features the Real Life
idol group AKB48 and actual AKB48 members appear from time to time as supporting characters.
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