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Gi(a)rlish Number

Alternative Titles

English: Girlish Number
Japanese: ガーリッシュ ナンバー


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:28 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 26,651 users)
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Ranked: #39072
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Popularity: #1282
Members: 76,140
Favorites: 142


fantastic, realistic takes on working in the anime industry. 
report Recommended by butterflyswimmer
-both are about seiyuus and their hard daily life -while sore ga seiyuu takes a bit lighthearted approach, girlish numbers takes a more cruel and darker one (darker as in the essence, not the tone) -nonetheless, both are very fun to watch -the cast is fun and quirky. relatable characters in both -both are about working society members Recommended. 
report Recommended by TragicRomance
They are both satire comedies where a witty and cynical female MC tries to deal with a messed-up world. 
report Recommended by noop_noob
Both series deal with the main female character who wants to succeed in the seiyuu business. Whereas Rec is a mix of romance, comedy and slice-of-life, Gi(a)rlish is more realistic and somewhat straight out sarcastic view of the seiyuu community. 
report Recommended by Dodecahedron-O24
Both are created by the same author so they have clear similarities. They both have witty characters and almost always have something satirical to say about anime, life, culture, relationships, exc. Both draw their roots from light novels so the dialogue is very dense, and have lot of meaning to them that one cannot will miss if they gloss over it.  
report Recommended by OnceTwice
-Both anime gives a view into the otaku industry in a way -Both star young heroines trying to become part of the society -Both anime features cute girls 
report Recommended by oryouohagi
Occasionally sentimental comedies revolving around anime, manga, and light novels as a profession. Many aspects of the industry are explored thoroughly, such as "generic" light novels and their adaptations still being born from a place of passion for the medium, and what it takes to go from being a consumer to a creator. 
report Recommended by Keirik
MC have similar art style and often do cute expression. both work in a group with other girls and also have manager/producer. both contain satire about bad side of idol industry. 
report Recommended by watzitoya
Bakuman is about making manga. Girlish Number is about seiyuus. Give it a try! 
report Recommended by JayCortiny
both series focus on the life of an amateur voice actress 
report Recommended by Will_Bradley
Both protagonists (Tomoko and Chitose) have cynical personalities Watamote focuses on otaku (especially fujoshi/BL) while Girlish Number focuses on the seiyuu (voice actor) industry. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both are satirical, cynical, and make social commentary about the state of the industry (the idol industry, and the anime industry.) Both show a view of the idol or animation world as not all 'sunshine and roses'. Which is a unique perspective, in what is a usually escapist medium. Both seem to be light-hearted cute girl shows at first glance, but not is all as it seems... Girlish Number seems lighter than WUG so far, but who knows... 
report Recommended by Creamie
Main characters of those series are both professionals in their respective fields. Sakurano Tazusa from "Ginban Kaleidoscope" is a figure skater that has a talent but also a bit twisted personality. Karasuma Chitose from "Gi(a)rlish Number" is an aspiring seiyū that also has some talent but her personality is not what most people would call "typical". Both are comedies with really good gags and internal (sometimes spoken out loud) commentary. 
report Recommended by mozgow
This two anime kind of similar. Both slice of life anime about a group of girls. One tells the story about a voice actor and the other about high school mangaka artist. Both animation really lovely and cute also colorful, really fun to watch. If you enjoy one of this anime I bet you will enjoy the other one.  
report Recommended by Bluesphere_