Being asked to work as a voice actress at a game company might not be so bad, unless you are Kanna Aoyagi. On her 16th birthday, her older sister Yayoi guilts Kanna into doing voice work for her at Blue March, a game company that specializes in eroge: erotic games with lots of sexual content.
Sweet and innocent, Kanna has no idea how she can possibly succeed at such an occupation when she has no sexual experience. But as she plays eroge for research, uses her vivid imagination, and receives unorthodox help from her coworkers, Kanna slowly becomes more comfortable with her new, embarrassing profession.
North American distributor Media Blasters offered replacement copies of the Koe de Oshigoto! DVDs due to an issue that caused the anime to loop back to the menu. The distributor had originally planned to have the anime officially dubbed, but later cancelled these plans. The release of the second episode DVD was postponed twice, coming out over a year after the first.
If you want an anime that induces a nosebleed once every ten minutes, Koe de Oshigoto! maybe that show you're looking for (even if it's only an OVA). Just make sure you're watching either: 1) alone 2) with people with the same tastes or 3) knowing how to mute the show in less than one second. Because believe me, if there are people "around" you who doesn't know what you're watching, you might as well be watching hentai (in their mind, at least).
The story's very straight-forward; Kanna just turned 16 and is asked by her older sister to work as a Voice Actress in her company. Sounds fun, right? I mean, who wouldn't like to voice their own character in an anime or visual novel? Unfortunately, it turns out that her sister's company produces eroge, meaning she'll be an erotic voice actress... And for a virgin (I use the term loosely) like Kanna, hilarity ensures. I found the story fresh and funny, though with some reused elements (common schoolgirl who's life changes once she comes of age; can't be helped).
The art is what you'd expect in a 2010 anime, nothing looked old or outdated. The movement of the characters and the scenes are smooth and crisp, so you can tell the quality of the production value. They also applied censoring in a humorous way, think Seitokai Yakuindomo-style (the mose recent anime with this style that I can remember).
The sole reason why I rated the sound value of this OVA a 10 is because it will induce nosebleeds, trust me on this. Or it may lower blood pressure for some people. The Voice Actresses voicing these Voice Actresses (try saying that 10 times over) delivered what I consider an experience rather than a performance (tell me when I'm exaggerating...). If you're careful, or have a really good ear, you'll also detect a little censoring on some ero-words.
Kanna is/was your typical schoolgirl with her life changed once she turned 16, with a sister that's so composed it's almost a crime. And since it is just a one episode OVA, for now, character introduction and development was kept at a minimum. As far as I can remember only the main lead (Kanna) got any substantial introduction followed by her sister and Fumika (another VA working for the same company). Which, again for a single episode OVA, isn't really a bad thing.
Whether you're a fan of comedy or eroge (or like me, both), you'll find something to enjoy in Koe de Oshigoto!. The only muzzle in your enjoyment is the fact that it's only one episode. We'll have to wait for the next episode, or hope this is turned into a series like KissxSis (I'm citing circumstance, not the actual anime).
It's also pretty perverted. Koe de Oshigoto is not for the platonic of mind. If you're innocent, step away before you get hurt. But if you love all things ecchi, hentai, and genres of a similar nature, DIG IN.
The plot already sounds interesting to most people, even to those who do not indulge in the sexually deviant. And you have to admit, you're pretty curious about what actually goes on behind the scenes of those eroge you're playing. What do the voice actors look like? Do they get embarrassed? It's all pretty intriguing stuff.
And at least for this first episode, the animators catch the interest of the audience very well. It's a new crew; Studio Gokumi. And I have to say they're quite promising, based on their performance of Koe de Oshigoto. Besides a crazy interesting plot and a good adaptation of the original manga, the animations are clean and clear-cut, if not exactly special.
The characters are pretty cool too; although the main character's personality is quite typical, her actions are anything but. Her sister, as well as the people who work with Kanna, are all fun people, although the lack of development makes it difficult to make any real judgement about it yet.
Overall, the whole thing was extremely enjoyable. The story line is both interesting and funny, and there really isn't much to complain about, unless you aren't into ecchi. However; if you happen to be easily disgusted by perverted images and scenes, don't touch this anime! There is an extremely large amount of inappropriate material, although the most shocking things are thankfully censored.
All in all, Koe de Oshigoto is extremely interesting, if rather inappropriate. Hopefully the next 3 installments will be just as good.read more
It doesn't even matter if you're alone, you'll still cringe instinctively. This is an extremely short anime so I'll keep the review length appropriate. The show is about voice acting in lewd productions and as such, its performances certainly have expectations to live up to.
Koe De Oshigoto blows those expectation out of the fucking water. To the point I really can't imagine the voice actors keeping a straight face delivering the lines that they do unless they were utterly focused on distressing you.
This series will violate your mind, your innocence and somehow leave you exploding with laughter start to finish.
I laughed way harder than I thought I would. My friend was insisting me to watch this from a very long time but the story kind of odd. Nevertheless I thought to give it a try since it was only a 2 episode OVA. It was beyond my expectations and they handled the concept pretty well.
If you are not okay with adult words or kind of erotic stuff this is not for you but if you are even comfortable with it even a little bit, do not miss this anime
Well the story is pretty much the same as written in the summary that is IT is a story about Aoyagi Kanna, a 16-year-old girl who was asked to become an erotic game voice actress on her 16th birthday by her elder sister at her company and she isn't able to refuse though too shy due to first time. To make it more interesting they added a boy from girl's school
Art was good like any other regular anime
Sound was outstanding and it really let you feel the emotions flowing through you and before you all let your thoughts flow in the wrong direction, I clarify that it's not in the way.
There is not much character development in an OVA anyways. To tell it in brief Kanna is a regular high school girl who knows a bit about erotic things and is curious to know more but shy to take any action.
To sum it all up this is a 'must watch' which will take you to roller coaster ride of laughter and fun.read more
What better way to show how the anime industry works than through anime? Shows about the anime and video game industries are gaining popularity, and feature everything from voice acting to hentai game creation. Hold onto your hats, things are about to get meta over here.