What You Need to Know:
- Girlish Number, aka Gi(a)rlish Number, is an original slice-of-life anime that follows the lives of seiyuu - and it just started airing in the early hours of this morning in Japan!
- To celebrate it hitting the airwaves, Animate Times have put together five points of interest in the series that make it worth a watch this fall season.
- So what should we be looking out for? Is it enough to convince you? Let's get to the five reasons and find out!
5 Reasons to Watch Girlish Number
1. The main character is a cute scumbag
Not to sound extreme, but as the character description on the official site states - Chitose Karasuma is a scumbag, but for some reason you just can't help but empathise with her on some level. It sounds bad to call her scum, as really she's just honest with her emotions. Don't worry - she definitely also has a cute side!
2. Chitose's brother Gojo (VA: Yuuichirou Umehara)
The aforementioned scumbag has an older brother - and guess what? He's none other than a manager at her seiyuu company! Seeing the story from his point of view, we might just get a glimpse into the seiyuu industry in regards to other staff members. Maybe we'll find out what exactly a seiyuu manager has to put up with...?
3. Behind the scenes: what's true and what's false
Girlish Number is full of fresh characters, reminiscent of original creator Wataru Watari's signature work, OreGairu. For example, there are two female seiyuu who are said to be the best of friends on the set of their anime radio program, but what's the truth of the matter? Lies are mixed with truths in the anime, making it interesting and hilarious to watch!
4. Chitose just can't get a break
First a spectacular debut, then a rise to stardom! At least, that's Chitose's dream. However, reality is not so kind. The roles she ends up getting are nothing but nameless extras! It seems like Chitose feels an impending sense of doom towards her current situation, but what will she do about it?!
5. It's a story about seiyuu rather than anime
Girlish Number is an original anime by Wataru Watari. There are all kinds of characters in anime, both those that do well and those that don't, but the seiyuu playing these seiyuu characters know exactly what it's like. With the voice actors playing roles that revolve around their own work, it's defintiely worth watching what kind of performance they will put on.
Source: Animate Times (Translation credit: Honey's Anime)
You had me at cute scumbag. I have high expectations for this one!
I have faith in Wataru Watari. I can see this being filled with darker humour and awkward situations though, for sure!