First of all, this is my first review. If there are some mistakes, I'm sorry ^^;
I knew this manga because it had been translated and published in Indonesia. I tried to bought and read it. "OMG this is so good!" was that my mind said. I don't know how many manga or anime use seiyuu (voice actor)'s life as a plot. This manga is the 2nd series that I know it has a seiyuu based story, after I watched Kami Voice which has the same theme.
I love seiyuu and I want know how seiyuu's life is. This manga tell us how an ordinary boy
(Kazumi Ise) become a newbie seiyuu (even the boy didn't expect it) and meet other people who work in the same industry. The struggle of becoming a seiyuu started when Kazumi had a trouble to understand his character that he voiced and so on. You'll know how the process to become a professional voice actor and how to solve the problem of voice actor.
The story of fictional anime in this manga was interesting too! Not only the story, the characters were portrayed well like character from the real anime.
But sadly, this manga ended with only four volumes. I think that is too short to tell the reader how seiyuu's life is. I need more :(
I LOVE IT! To be honest, I thought the mangaka was a female because the art was soooo great. I searched the mangaka's name on MAL and it was a male! Kisaragi-sensei has depicted the character's emotions so well. Plus, I surprised that sensei was... created some shounen-ai mangas =))
It's not a matter sensei is shounen-ai mangaka or not, though. I just like-- how a BL mangaka can separate the story between his/her basic theme (BL in this case) and a 'normal' one. Well it's not a great thing but I like it! XD
[BEWARE OF SPOILER, PROCEED WITH CAUTION]
Kazumi is a cheerful boy and an otaku enthusiast. Ryuusei is a little bit serious and gloomy (for me), but Kazumi breaks that 'wall' with his cheerful character. What I want to say, Kazumi is the ONE who can breaks all the traits from the other characters. Because he can easily be friend with everyone. But behind that perfect trait, he becomes over thinking about his problem until he goes wild about it. While solving his problem, his friends always help him (especially Ryuusei) and he can solve his problem with his own hands (like on the fourth volume).
But yeah-- overall you can see Kazumi helping his friends or surpassing other people's trait. It's too focus on Kazumi's point of view. That's why I give 7 to this :')
I REALLY ENJOY IT! The story, the art, even the fictional anime and manga. If I didn't enjoy I wouldn't buy all the volumes lol.
I love this manga. I love the story and the art. I bought it first because I love seiyuu and want to know more about their life. Even though it's not reveal all the seiyuu's life, we can know a little knowledge about it. There's only one thing that I regret with this manga and it is...
Four volumes are not enough. We want more. :((
Last, I want this manga to become an anime adaptation *shout out to all the anime studios in Japan lol*
That's all from me. I hope this review can help you to know about this series. :D
Honestly, from some of 'Voice Actors' manga I've been reading up until today, this one got the first rank.
The plot is simple (as usual, I'm sorry I'm lacking on description simply because I don't want to spoil anything), which is why this manga only have 4 volumes. And unbelievably interesting to be read.
Unfortunately, I feel that the mangaka could write more, could make story longer and much deeper. And the story seemed to be rushed.
However, as I read on the author's note, it seems that Kisaragi sensei almost abandoned this manga for a while, and it took longer to publish the
3rd and 4th volume. Probably that's why Kisaragi sensei decided to end the story, just when the readers were hooked and expecting more.
I love the art, based on character design. To be honest, I read this manga because of how good Kisaragi sensei draw many handsome males in one manga, lol.
Even though the ending was rushed, but it seemed that Kisaragi sensei knew what to do in each characters and personality. You could definitely knew the character development on each characters.
Enjoyment & Overall:
This manga is quite a catch, especially for those who love josei or more to shounen-ai. You could definitely take a break from such actions or romance type of manga by reading this manga.
I do hope his manga could get an anime adaptation though, because this seems interesting and the plot might seems a bit 'lively' when it's taken into an anime.