I had very low hopes for this. A show about voice actresses sounds about as appealing as a show about watching various kinds of paint dry. Even if the paint is pink and has cute strawberry accessories. The cutesy art and writing style wasn’t doing it any favors either. But as it turns out, educational value goes a long way.
Sore ga Seiyuu is about the trials of Futuba Ichinose as she struggles with professional voice acting (which she sucks at), and navigating social situations (which she sucks even more at). Most of the episode serves to explain what goes into making anime from the voice acting side, and… it’s actually pretty interesting.
The only thing I’m left wondering is, what is it going to fill a season with? The first episode already took us through all the steps of recording the voice lines for a show. If the rest is going to focus more on Futuba herself and her quest to become vaguely passable, I can see this becoming a lot less interesting quickly. She’s such a neurotic wreck that I don’t want to keep watch her flailing about and agonizing over which chair to sit down on without the draw of learning something in the process.
Either way, it’s much better than I expected. Sure I expected garbage, but a pleasant surprise is a pleasant surprise.
First Episode Rating: 6.5/10
What would it take for me to watch another episode? Having time left after watching all better shows