Gi(a)rlish Number

Girlish Number

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガーリッシュ ナンバー
English: Girlish Number
German: Girlish Number
Spanish: Girlish Number
French: Girlish Number
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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: Diomedéa
Source: Mixed media
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 3529235,292 users)
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Ranked: #47862
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Popularity: #1845
Members: 98,701
Favorites: 166

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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
Both are a result of cynical perspective to Anime industry. If you are fed up with anime, watch Vlad Love and watch Gi(a)rlish number!  
report Recommended by NakolHira
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
Blond girl is the best girl! Both anime have many other cute grils as well for you to enjoy. Both anime have slice of life and comedy genre. In both anime the girls work in the otaku industry (seiyuu in Girlish Number and idol in Ochikobore) 
report Recommended by Khalan
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 reluctantbeeswax
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
-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
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 ugly side of idol industry. 
report Recommended by likepanda
Both animes are about the voice actor job. There are a group of girls wanting to be voice actresses and getting slowly different roles. However, the difference is that in Girlish Number the MC started being a really bad voice actress, and in Cue, all of them are decent... There are more comedy y GN than in Cue, and the plot is about one group and not several like in Cue 
report Recommended by zzshcl
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_