Anime Spotlight - Girlish Number

by Chih-Chieh Chang,

On air starting October 6, 2016 in Japan

Key Staff

Director: Shota Ihata
("KanColle(TV)" as episode director (eps 2, 11),"Medaka Box (TV)" as episode director (eps 1, 5, 8, 12))
Series Composition: Wataru Watari
("My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!" as original creator (light novel))
Character Design: Sumie Kinoshita
(The Mystic Archives of Dantalian)






Story

Wanna be a Voice Actor? Wanna hit the Jackpot!?

University student Chitose Karasuma dives into the voice acting industry full of dreams, hope, and ambition - but what is the reality that awaits her? Young women with wildly different personalities and backgrounds find themselves friends and competitors at the same time, but may need to join together to find the fame and fortune they all crave in this entertaining look into voice acting industry featuring a number of original pop songs.

Characters

Chitose Karasuma (CV: Sayaka Senbongi)

Rookie voice actress that looks cute but has a terrible personality. Can get carried away often and gets depressed easily. Feels a sense of crisis that all her roles are part of the background mob.

Agency: Number One Produce
Birthday: December 15
Blood Type: B
Zodiac: Sagittarius
From: Tokyo
Hobbies: Watching movies, visiting cat cafés

Yae Kugayama (CV: Kaede Hondo)

Chitose's friend and classmate during voice acting school. Her natural-born cunning is hated by some women. Always on a diet.

Agency: Number One Produce
Birthday: April 20
Blood Type: A
Zodiac: Aries
From: Tokyo
Hobbies: Baking sweets, flute

Koto Katakura (CV: Yui Ishikawa)

An older sister figure who speaks the Kansai dialect and resides in the same agency as Chitose. She is not popular, so she also works a part-time job.

Agency: Number One Produce
Birthday: February 17
Blood Type: O
Zodiac: Aquarius
From: Osaka
Hobbies: Watching anime, bookkeeping

Momoka Sono (CV: Eri Suzuki)

A high school student that is an active idol voice actress musician. Her parents are big names in the industry, and that may be a part of why she has such a cheeky personality.

Agency: Voice Enterprise
Birthday: March 31
Blood Type: AB
Zodiac: Aries
From: Tokyo
Hobbies: Piano, guitar

Kazuha Shibasaki (CV: Saori Onishi)

Highly conscious voice actor who longs to be a real actress. Popular but dissatisfied with the current state of work where she often has to do jobs that are not acting and voices for anime based on light novels..

Agency: Iroha Production
Birthday: January 8
Blood Type: A
Zodiac: Capricorn
From: Yamagata
Hobbies: Bicycle, camera

Kuzu Producer (CV: Kazuya Nakai)

A talented(?) producer that works on planning and producing anime titles. Looks showy, and the personality is pretty showy too.

Gojo Karasuma (CV: Yuichiro Umehara)

Chitose's big brother and manager. Always has a headache due to his little sister's attitude that underestimates her work.

Assistant Producer Towada (CV: Takuya Eguchi)

The assistant producer that supports Kuzu Producer. A mild-mannered person, and works in earnest as much as his supervisor is showy.

President Namba (CV: Kenyu Horiuchi)

The president of Number One Produce, a voice acting agency. Has a dynamic personality that joins up with others' moods well.

Cast

Chitose Karasuma
Sayaka Senbongi
Yae Kugayama
Kaede Hondo
Koto Katakura
Yui Ishikawa
Momoka Sono
Eri Suzuki
Kazuha Shibasaki
Saori Onishi
Kuzu Producer
Kazuya Nakai
Gojo Karasuma
Yuichiro Umehara
Assistant Producer Towada
Takuya Eguchi
President Namba
Kenyu Horiuchi

Staff

Original Story
Project GN
Original Works, Series Supervisor
Wataru Watari
Original Character Design
QP:flapper
Director
Shota Ihata
Character Design
Sumie Kinoshita
Art Director
Yoshimi Mineta
Design Works
Masakazu Ishikawa
Visual Director
Kenji Masuda
Color Coordinator
Yuki Hayashi
Director of Photography
Yasuyuki Ito
Editing
Toshihiko Kojima
Animation Production
diomedea
Theme Songs
OP "Bloom" sung by Girlish Number (Chitose, Momoka, Kazuha, Yae and Koto)
ED "Ima wa Mijikashi Yume Miyo Otome" sung by Girlish Number (Chitose, Momoka, Kazuha, Yae and Koto)

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