Dreaming of becoming a top-tier professional in the fast-paced, competitive world of voice acting, rookie Futaba Ichinose frantically scurries around, searching for auditions and performance sessions. Rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in the industry, she tries to find her own unique voice and style.
Along the way, she befriends two important allies: Ichigo Moesaki, an aspiring idol who claims to be a princess from another planet, and Rin Kohana, a cheerful child actress who tries her best to balance her career and school at the same time. Together, the girls brave the ups and downs of the entertainment industry—but as for Futaba, whose performance assessment at her agency is just around the corner, her career might be over sooner than expected! Sore ga Seiyuu! is a humorous and sincere celebration of the industry that gives anime its voice.
Sore ga Seiyuu was created by an actual voice actress, who makes a cameo appearance in the anime. A number of other well known Japanese voice acting talent appear in the series under their own names, with each episode featuring one special guest seiyuu.
#1: "Anata no Omimi ni Plug In! (あなたのお耳にプラグイン！)" by Earphones (イヤホンズ) (Marika Kouno, Rie Takahashi, Yuki Nagaku) (eps 1-5, 7-11) #2: "Mimi no Naka e (耳の中へ)" by Earphones (ep 6) #3: "Hikari no Saki e (光の先へ)" by Earphones (eps 12-13)
Of the three meta-anime I've seen (Shirobako, Bakuman) this is my favourite. I like how they portray the reality of working life without resorting to anime tropes. In bakuman the typically super-asexual lead character plus relationship gimmick always seemed so unnecessary, what we have here is something more real, more similar to a slice of life. The three lead characters are suitably adorable in the way that people are adorable in real life, they have regular human flaws and worries. I think one of the things this anime does best is portraying the awkwardness found in any typical work environment, of course amplified by the nature of this type of work. I'm very sad to see the very low ratings this show has been given on my anime list, maybe this show is being punished for being a bit too unique or maybe because the younger demographic on this site won't understand the pain of employment that helps older viewers understand the humour here. I'd recommend it to anybody bemused by their job or wanting to see something that makes fun of anime tropes rather than using them as a crutch.read more
Are you chasing a dream?
Futaba, Ichigo, and Rin are chasing their dreams to be Seiyuu, and it’s been an amazing journey. Sore Ga Seiyuu! begins mainly by informing the viewer about how voice acting works and various parts of the industry. If that’s your interest field, it will immediately pull you in. As the story progresses though, the drama and reality overflows out and it becomes beautiful. Futaba is a character that is relatable for anyone struggling to pursue their passions, and her story is both convincing and high caliber.
If you’re interested in characters that actually develop, and interesting plot, and music: Sore Ga Seiyuu! is for you. I think it’s truly rare to find an anime that focuses on realism to the same degree as this one, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have!
Overall (8.5)read more
A life that's smooth sailing is always ideal right? Unfortunately, the path is bound to have bumps every so often whether it's a little or a lot, consistently or not. Seiyuu's aren't exempt of this lifestyle, they're humans like us after all.
Theres more than what meets the eye and Sore ga Seiyuu shows us the things we don't see while showing us a bit of the public's eye as well.
Sore ga Seiyuu is a fun and even informational show that focuses on 3 high school girls and the hardships they go through as they work their way to become well known and top seiyuu's.
The show is informational as it explains things that go on behind the scenes, each persons role in the studio, "what if" scenarios, (in)direct tips on how to perform lines, and more! It really goes above and beyond!
The thing that I thought was really unique was how they incorporated actual seiyuu's to the show. The seiyuu's would give off their "perfect" charm and would eventually tell us REAL info on what they go through and how they deal with things which shows us that they are human. That was simply cool!
What makes the show fun is how varied the show is, the main girls aren't always just practicing rehearsing lines and are in a studio most of the time but they get some opportunities throughout which is a bit of a game changer overall! It helps them become well known and just develop as a person. The comedy lightens up the show that way it isn't all serious as that'd make the show a bit boring. You also have characters with different personalities who make a bit of an impact for the girls.
The art is tolerable overall, it's not that great but it's not bad neither, you can easily notice the lack of details in a lot of things. The music is pretty good, there's nothing out of place and it sounds nice especially for the special endings which you'd have to see for yourself!
Overall, the show isn't anything special but if you're actually interested in how a seiyuu life is like and the voice acting industry I'd recommended this show for sure due to the great amount of information this show delivers. I haven't actually seen any shows in this category so I can't compare.
If you wanna watch it for a completely different reason than those then I wouldn't really bother since this is mostly just to give you insight on things.read more
Ever wonder what's seiyuu's life like? Well, here's an anime that can give you a full picture of it!
The story starts from a rookie seiyuu and progresses into a pro just like nozawa or tamura (as they already made an appearance). Its quiet interesting and funny. Art Its just ok, it reminds me of the lucky star art and wakaba girls. the ending song, quiet catchy Two are rookies, one is a normal, one wants to be an idol and another is already a pro since young?? thats basically just like the real life seiyuu's, Love it! the design is good. I basically enjoyed this and overall, its a good anime.
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