Monday, 14 March 2016

Manga Review: Voice Over - Seiyuu Academy by Maki Minami

Title: Voice Over - Seiyuu Academy
Original Title: Seiyuu-ka
Author: Maki Minami
Artist: Maki Minami

Year of Release: 2009
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gender Bender, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English):

Volumes & Chapters: 70

12 Volumes in Total

Mangafox – Goodreads


Hime Kino's dream is to one day perform voice acting like her hero, Sakura Aoyama, from the Lovely Blazer anime. So getting accepted to the prestigious Hiragi Academy's voice actor department is the first step in the right direction! But on her first day of class she meets Sakura's grouchy son, Senri, who tells Hime that her voice is awful and Lovely Blazers is stupid. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She'll show everyone that she IS a voice-acting princess, whether they like it or not!!

My Thoughts

Review covers 70 chapters 

 Have you ever wondered how your favourite anime or cartoons are made? Well, to be exact how the voice actors are chosen? If yes, this fabulous story is just for you! I have read it twice, and both times I loved it a lot. Though it lacks a bit the romance declaration from the main couple. Yup, in the whole 12 or so volumes there’s not a single kissing scene. As you know, I always hate when the romance manga doesn’t have at least one kiss. However, as you can see I loved it when I read it for the first time and even reread it for my liking.

But, let me start from the very beginning. Meet our heroine – Hime a high-school freshman in a very specialized school. Her dream is to become a professional seiyu, meaning a person who dubs anime and video games. However, there’s a problem, she has quite interesting voice and you’ll need quite an imagination to recreate the sounds, but trust me as soon as you start reading the voices of each character will be coming alive. You don’t believe me? Bad for you, you just need to start reading and you’ll understand absolutely everything.

The story focuses on how Hime got into the industry and fell in love with Senri. He’s one great character and his story is something that develops fantastically and you want to know how his relationship with Sakura Aoyama (that’s his mother) will go. To say the truth I wanted a bit more. I did love how Senri and Hime end up together, but I wanted to see at least their wedding, but nope I didn’t get it. And plus I really wanted to see how Hime would act girl’s roles, so far she only did men’s ones.

So, you are ready to get to know Hime, Senri and Mizuki? That’s another character that you really need to get to know better! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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