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AKB49 - Renai Kinshi Jourei  
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This manga based on the ever popular AKB48 group.

Yoshinaga Hiroko loves AKB48. Urayama loves her, but doesn't think much of AKB48.

Urayama Minoru has a pretty face even compared to girls. After his friends planted the idea that Hiroko was going on a date, he follows Hiroko to an AKB48 concert. There, Minoru finds himself backstage with a pass he found on the ground and then in several lucky pervert situations with many of the AKB star members. After being chased and accused a pervert, his impression of them only worsens. But when he gets to the audience seats and the concert starts, he was dumbfounded: Were they really the same girls he met before? Hiroko spots Minoru. He learns she was not on a date, just in love with the group. There, Hiroko confides in him she's always wanted to shine bright on a stage like them. Although she is not confident in herself, yet can't help but wanting to try. She resolves that her next audition will be her final one and then she'll give up.

Then Minoru decides he will help her in the audition any way he can, even if it means he has to participate a girl.

As Urakawa Minori, he helps Hiroko pass the audition, but inadvertently passes as well. Thus, Hiroko and Minoru's road as idols of AKB48 begins...


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Associated Names
AKB49: The Rules Against Love
AKB49: Правила против любви

Groups Scanlating
AKB-48.COM Scanlations
Ohayo Desu Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.233 by Bakaei about 1 month ago
v.26 c.232 by Bakaei 3 months ago
v.26 c.231 by Bakaei 4 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
29 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (402 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 5th 2018, 7:12am PST



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Just try it.   
Rating: N/A
by saotomekun97
April 9th, 2017, 7:12am
It has its moments. But overall, as the others said, it's not that good... Read the raws (as far as my limiter Japanese knowledge would let me; got some help from a Character dictionary for the stuff I can't get...), and the ending isn't that satisfying...
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Looking for Pervy Fanservices? Go Home.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by spike_xp
December 24th, 2014, 5:09pm
This is a generic story of blood, sweat, and tears. With less blood and more sweat.

You're into cross-dressers? Go home.
You're into upskirt pantyshots of idols? Go home.
You're into harem? Go home.
You're not into entertainment industry thingies? Go home.

This could go to either shoujo or shounen. Shounen plotline with shoujo presentation, maybe? They get a harder challenge each time they finish one, then they level up to overcame it, rinse and repeat. Girls in this series are so manly I often got sweat around my eyes looking at them dancing and singing whole-heartedly.

I like both genre so I might be biased.
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Cant take it anymore   
Rating: N/A
by mannishdawg
June 4th, 2014, 3:43pm
I read the first 100 or so chapters and........I just couldn't take it anymore. I thought that this might be an enteresting cross dressing story...was I ever wrong. It quickly became a story about the Japanese entertainment industry, and almost nothing about the cross dressing aspect...boring
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Long winded and boring.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
February 25th, 2014, 7:39am
I'll write a proper review later I'm sure, but now I just want to tell would-be readers to stay away from this series unless you are a fan of the AK-whatever bands, or really desperate for a new manga to read.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2014, 7:43am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by APTX-4869
July 30th, 2013, 8:56pm
The manga is generic, characters feel one dimensional (60 chapters in), pacing of the story is really messy and has a poorly executed story. It really does not offer anything new or refreshing to the gender-bender shounen genre.
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Wait, this is shounen?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 0oKat~0
February 18th, 2013, 3:28am
How in the world.... =.= Ok, first off. I would class this as shoujo. Regardless of the fact that the main character is a girl- I mean, guy. Although... The reason why it's classed as shounen could be because he's one guy amongst a group of girls/women. *shrugs*

Secondly, this manga will allow you to forget that the MC is a guy in the first place. (I did.) That's how long he actually crossdresses. I have no idea how he actually managed to maintain the facade that he's a girl in a group of 60++ females? Out of which some of them often end up groping his ass/chest. At certain points of the manga I actually had doubts that he was actually a guy and hadn't gone through a sex-change operation sometime inbetween the chapters.

BUT! For such an unrealistic manga... I find the MC and the plot surprisingly refreshing. The motive are pure (well, as pure as a motive to help another person can be) and pretty straightforward. There really isn't much frills or drama tagged onto it, which makes me cry out in happiness at times when the shoujo genre and it's cliches frustrates me.

You know his goal right from the start. If you can just look past the unrealistic crossdressing/performance aspect, then just sit back and allow the mangaka to bring you through his journey to reach his target. biggrin

And be sure to remember to poke fun at the moments where something just makes you go "Wts, is he still a guy or not?!"

... Last updated on February 18th, 2013, 3:32am
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Hit or Miss   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
January 9th, 2013, 10:43am
Some will enjoy it and some won't. The gender-bender part of this story is **** though which ruins just about everything else, or at least for me it did. Ever see someone doing jumping jacks; if so then you'll know things move around (which is true for both boys and girls). Luckily the main character dances on a high stage with a cheap wig that never shifts or a skirt that ever lifts.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2013, 10:45am
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Everyone has different tastes   
Rating: N/A
by pseudonhym
December 22nd, 2012, 8:12am
I was browsing through the comments and found some interesting comments on this manga.
I was never interested in AKB, but I decided to read this manga since it was tagged comedy and school life which are the genres I often read. After reading this manga, I found out that Maeda Atsuko is cuter in manga than that in real life (I just have to put this first, sorry Acchan fans IRL) It never occured to me that I would prefer 2D over 3D (lol). Someone mentioned that it's super shoujo, but I think otherwise, a shoujo manga would never put on fan service for males but would put some for females. Other people might find the manga boring, but everyone just have their own tastes, try it and see.
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The attraction, for me, is that when I read AKB49 and root for Minori, I forget that Minori is Minoru, a boy.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
December 15th, 2012, 12:05am
What's there, is passion. Underdog sports shounen offerrings and underdog idol's climb to the top have this in common, the passion. And underneath the rampant abuse of tropes and behind the flashes of panties, I could sense no malice, only a breathtaking sincerity. The attraction is not "everything a girl can do a guy can do it better," or merely bouts of inane bravado followed by watching pretty girls dance to their amusement, and even if it is, I choose to see its better sides. The attraction, for me, is that when I read AKB49 and root for Minori, I forget that Minori is Minoru, a boy.

The message is that gender ultimately does not matter, that any person following their dream is beautiful and worth watching. Granted, I do not think AKB49 is being subversive by conscious choice, the stereotypes such as the grating-on-my-last-nerve tsundere and the blandly attractive love interest would suggest differently. I would posit, though, that AKB49 has made well-worn tropes into the vehicle for more progressive thinking, despite its own host of frankly crippling issues. What's that you say, substance? Have you not been paying attention at all?

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after the setup, not much else...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
August 22nd, 2012, 1:57pm
Updated Review... This manga was OK in the beginning. However, it quickly became boring and long winded. The Arcs are flat out dumb and really drag on. I have given up on this title a while ago. Also, for those of you who keep calling this shoujo, you guys don't know much about manga at all. For starters, the art is pure Shounen. The style and the themes are every bit Shounen. And on top of that, it's basically like any other battle manga in the sense that the group has to overcome challenges and get to the next level. They even power up at each level in a sense.

The only thing I don't get though. even though they always overcome their obstacles and complete the challenge right at the last moment in the nick of time, they don't really seem to be moving up the ladder in terms of fame and popularity. It's like everything it reset when each new arc starts.

It's really hard to believe that this crummy manga is up to 21 volumes. In other words, there are a lot of people in Japan buying this. That's really hard to believe.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2015, 1:19am
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