I like this story concept. Sixteen year old girl works as an eroge voice actress. I'm not sure if it's legal, but let's assume it is. I like how the sixteen year old (Kanna) was basically coerced into working as an eroge seiyuu by her older sister, and how Kanna is basically learning about the world of sex on the fly. As Kanna acts, she learns much about the world of eroge...and sex. It baffled me how little a sixteen year old girl knew about sex. I found it interesting and her overreacting to certain information charming and amusing.
No complaints; doesn't blow you away. This is a mature manga, so there are some sexually suggestive pictures and whatnot, but anything remotely interesting is censored, so don't get your hopes up XD. What I like about the art is how the mangaka really grasps the shock in Kanna's face each time she learns something new.
Loved this about the manga. Many characters have been introduced thus far (chapter 15), and they've all more or less had enough face time to really know them. You know each person's personality and their quirks. You have to be a little eccentric to be working for an eroge company, and each character is eccentric in some way. It's all funny though; nothing bad. Except that guy who calls himself "horsedick", but MOVING ON...
A 7/10 seems low to me; I don't know. The manga is VERY enjoyable. It's an ecchi comedy with rather crude sexual jokes and innuendos that'll have mature readers laughing. I suppose I've simply read too many of this genre to full enjoy this manga. What also deters from me rating it higher is that chapters are released so slowly you can't enjoy it.
An ecchi adult manga with a ton of comedy that features a GREAT character cast. If you are a fan of the genre, you will enjoy all the crude jokes, double entendres, awkward situations, etc.
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Koe de Oshigoto or Working using voice. I rarely wrote a review so please bare with me.
The plot is really told in the title.
Kanna, who just turned sixteen, was asked by her sister to work for her company as a seiyū (voice actor/actress). What she didn't know is that her sister's company is an eroge (erotic game) producer. The story is really humorous, just imagine an innocent high school girl, saying naughty things in an erotic voice.
The art is fine, some char. looks so cute. But still, there's nothing special to it. Yet all in all, the art is fine, it's art is not something that will you you lose excitement while reading.
I love how the author made the characters with different attitudes. This one is shy, this is naughty, he is weird, she is eccentric, they're straightforward he is a pervert and so like that. Because of that, this made the story more interesting. Come to think of it, having a story with characters who has a same personality, is boring.
Some scenes really cracked me up, I sometime laughed harder than I should. This manga has other genres but they focused it on the comedy part, which I really like.
This one is average, it has nothing special to it, yet it's pretty good. If you're 16 above or old enough and like adult comedy that has a little romance in it, then I recommend this for you. It's ecchi not hentai. read more
Obviously this will be reviewed in the same viewpoint of someone talking about Kimikiss rather than Clannad/Gurren Lagann. Anyways, let's see...
The general structure is pretty interesting, as well as an excuse to squeeze two nosebleed-causing mechanisms next to each other - namely, a shy high-school girl being cajoled into being sensual (the whole trance thing is an added bonus to the select demographics) and the workings of an eroge/other sexually explicit things that people just HAVE to do...for the sake of the company/family, of course. There's nothing especially special about it, it may develop, etc etc, but right now it's nothing especially cool, it's just a comfy setting. This leads to a nice 7.
Nothing that will lead to catharsis or enlightenment in terms of the artwork here, but it's not old-fashioned and it's cute enough, which means - in the biased way that I am - it gets a 6.
The characters I am very split on. Yayoi and that other guy that's running the whole childhood friend biz (Nagatoshi or whatever) ends up just being a running commentary for the most part, the professional seiyuu pair is a very nice side character development that I would like to see go further, and the artists are there to make the place not feel lonely but are otherwise superfluous, as are the female friends of Kanna - except they provide more fanservice/tension/plot railroading by harem-ing the place up later on, which I guess is fine.
Motoki, on the other hand, can pretty much just suck it. Quite honestly, as necessary as the whole 'reluctant blushing high school boy who got landed into a ridiculously strange/cool situation' may be, they don't give enough either coolness or some other redeeming personality to the guy to make up for being next to/inevitably stealing away the heroine. This is not the Misaki x Usui Maid-Sama shoujo pairing where you're just like "can't blame the girl for being into that guy" - namely, because he's just too quirky/nice/funny/honest/awesome. This is just like watching your best friend get the girl you liked. In front of your face. Several times. Without even trying. It's just my opinion, but I don't like being stuck in that situation, because I can neither imagine myself to be Motoki nor can I sympathize.
As for Kanna, she's a nice enough character, a bit more realistic than the rest, though the transition she makes from "omgwtfbbq eroge" to "oh yeah gimme that" is a bit too fast and choo-choo railroad for my tastes. I guess the fanservice requires it though, and she does pull out at the standard stops - namely, when new vocabulary comes around. There's certainly nothing to really dislike, but for right now, she's little more than the core of the fanservice/fetish machine that is part of this manga.
Because of the 'horsedick' guy/the big-chested girl combo + Kanna fanservice, I give the character rating a 7, slightly edging out the Motoki difference.
Enjoyment is a 7 - quite honestly, even with the viewpoints of more ecchi/romance/slice-of-life mangas I can't put this on the same level of enjoyment as, say, watching Amagami SS, where the changes happened rapidly but it was fun just to watch the regular interactions, the inner voices, and the blushing happening. The sporadic gobs of risque incidences and the general unfolding of the various character biographies make me feel comfortable, but it's not a series where I was/am raring to get to the next chapter. Sure, I'll keep up to keep that high from reading ecchi manga in my veins, but it's not addicting enough. Thanks for the fanservice, but you're no Yosuga no Sora.
Overall 7. Enjoy it, hide it under your bed, take it out at times of scarcity. It will serve you well.read more
I don't usually review publicly any kind of anime/manga, because I find difficult to express what I feel and make my opinion clear enough. Also because English is not my main language, but that's besides the point. Please bear with me for a moment and take into consideration that this is MY point of view on this manga, and MY opinion. Having said that, lets get right into it:
Considering the date that the manga was written, and the kind of plots other mangas (H included) have, I think I can safely say that this was an original and interesting plotline all along. We did see some similar ones in ero-stuff, but precisely Koe de Oshigoto! is unique because it takes those ideas usually only seen in +18 content and brings them over to the reader in a much safer way, accesible for a larger audience. Also even though the plot is spread along a kinda long stretch of chapters, each and every one of them feels important in its own, you don't really feel like there's "filler content." Also, to really judge the story one has to finish it, and sometimes the ending of a story feels off or out of place. Luckily, this wasn't the case, and I can say I left the book feeling satisfied. An interesting story from start to end.
The art is nothing really special or exquisite, but it being kinda simple and that ero-feeling vibe it has is actually what makes it charming in its own way. Sure, it can become monotonous after a while, but it's still not "boring", and except the fact that some characters are hard to tell apart one from another, I have no issues with it.
Let me just say what a character in this manga said himself: the story becomes much more interesting if the characters are. And hell be frozen if these characters weren't charismatic and enjoyable! Each one is a unique piece of the plot, putting their grain of sand into it. You have variety, but far from being a case of "A lot to see but nothing to delve into", each personality is well defined and you can explore their mindset through their dialogue and motivations. They truly feel alive, alas a bit eccentric at times, but they're the kind of people I'd love to have around to interact with. They make it easier to immerse oneself into the story, or at least that's what happened to me.
I think I've made myself clear enough, right? This was super-enjoyable in all of its aspects, specially the comedy and character development. From the happy-go-lucky moments, to the heart-warming ones, you're sure to have a smile on your face 24/7 while reading this piece of art.
Overall: 9.5 (10)
Koe de Oshigoto! is a story about that typical Japanese girl, all innocent and oblivious to almost any sex-related knowledge, being drawn into the world of eroge and voice-acting and meeting some really interesting people along the way, all for the sake of her maturing and opening to a new vision of the world. And it was one of the best mangas I've had the honour to follow until its end, quickly becoming my Top 6 on mangas I've fully enjoyed, and would recommend. Heck, I might even read it again! I wish they made more OVAs, or a full-fledged-13-episodes-anime.read more