The series follows 16-year-old Hu Li, who dreams of becoming a popular singer. However, he has neither good looks nor the financial means to pursue his dream, so Hu uploads his singing online using a fox avatar.
Voice of fox.
Overall, It's a pretty good anime. The concept is great, the plot is decent, the characters are interesting, etc.
The episodes though, are too short for my taste. They always seem to end right when it's getting interesting.
The op is pretty good, and the soundtrack too, although you end up hearing the same song a lot.
If you like any sort of teen genres, or music, or something of that sort, I'd say give it a try. It's pretty good overall, and has some funny bits even.
I personally really love the main character. The other characters are decent, but underdeveloped compared to the main.
if the episodes were just a bit longer to include a bit more plot and character development, I would have given it an 8. It definitely has the potential to be really good.
So all in all, I'd say it's definitely worth giving it a shot.
The idol business in China is really huge, taking onto The Voice (China ver.), and such shows such as Star of China. And it's no wonder this series was sprung out of the popular manhwa to showcase just how massive this has been in Mainland China.
Again, my Chinese origins speak for themselves, but I don't quite exactly enjoyed the live-action ones as much as the Westernized counterparts such as American Idol and the massive popularity of The Voice. Look, I get it that such music based series definitely has everyone gunning for the people they love, thanks to the global popularity that started out with
With that being said, the above mentioned is how I'll see Kitsune no Koe, or Voice of Fox. A 10 minute series (which I swear to God that I wished could have been at least a middle length 15 min episode plus OP and ED of course) that honestly wasn't anything groundbreaking, yet for all intensive things, just fails to live up its name.
Such music based shows have been seen and heard for years now, but a ghost singer? I have seen movies about it before, and if you have no clue about what it means, it's just taking the place of the beauty in terms of singing. And that's the role of Hu Li, going by his alias name Night Fox who has created songs of his own, and with his ailing bedridden Mom, signs a contract under the company that handles such idol business, and introduces us to the song-less Kong Que, good for looks, but cannot sing. With the help of Kong Que, Hu Li is able to make his songs known, but with competitions come enemies, and this is where I'll leave an open ending.
Yumeta Company's 2nd track record (after Akkun to Kanojo) is leagues same and on par with that they managed to do for said show, but the art and animation really doesn't impress. Music is good though, I just wished the SAME song wouldn't be playing for the next 2 months or so. The standout song, but problem is that it gets old really fast
For now, the TL;DR is this: Underwhelming, boring and just trying to predict the storyline on what is going to happen in the future.
Yey it's another one of those bishounen music shows!!
I admit, this genre of anime is so common yet it still gets me and I always wondered that draws me into these type of shows:
- is it the bishounen?
- is it the drama?
- is it because of how extra this type of show tend to be?
- is it the songs (*whispers*that they keep on singing over and over again?)
No matter the reason may be, this genre of anime turned out to be one of those guilty pleasure type of shows that I watch, even if they turn out to be crappy or cliche in the end
(which most of this type of shows sadly fall into)...
But hey, the premise of a guy being a ghost singer for a male idol is new to me so I started watching it...
And oh boy, I can feel the drama already!
But don't get me wrong, I currently love what I see in the events that transpired in the 4 episodes that I just binged-watched. And, it's not your typical bishounen music show... it has this mysterious flair due to the premise and conflict of the show and whenever a new crisis or behind-the-scene things happen, they spice up the story in a way that makes you crave for answers (*whispers* and because it's a 15 min. per ep. long, you'll be left on a cliff hanging for your dear life)
Oh, and there are female idol groups in this, as well. So, this is technically "not" a bishounen music show... but the feeling and aura that I get whenever I watch those type of shows exist in here, so I'll categorize this show as one and the same.
All in all, I'll go on ahead and continue watching this and for now...
The tl;dr, it's worth a shot. It has potential to become something pretty good. Music is nice, animation is decent, and the plot seems generic for now, but the show feels familiar enough where that doesn't really matter. It's by no means a must watch, but it does what it meant to do well.
I feel that this show has the potential to open up into a decent story about an artist whose voice has pretty much been taken from him, and someone who is dedicated to give it back to him. The story so far seems somewhat generic. However, the generic nature of
it plays into making the viewer feel familiar with the show. I personally think that this helps keep the show feeling grounded to the viewer while they're setting up all the pieces in the show.
Music is nice to listen to (Although the opening could be shorter to provide some more screen time), the animation isn't the best but certainly serviceable, and while some characters seem like they'll be generic tropes, some seem like they have potential.
Also, 11 minutes really isn't very much time for the show, and I'm wondering if they'll really be able to work with their time constraint.