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Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/6/16
For prior conversation in anticipation of this show, see /forumtopic-937437/girlish-number-anticipation




Synopsis

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)





official site: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/gn/


PV: https://youtu.be/rIzD2GWrH4E



Information
Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:28 (JST)
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life






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Posted 10/8/16 , edited 10/8/16
Holy cow, this show is the stuff dreams were made of in presenting the VA industry.

Its so freaking harsh, all that cute facade is a lie, they are all assholes, and I freaking love it.

That interaction with the LN author was just *mwah* delicious in tongue and cheek. I need more...also just love how they shit on LN stuff so much.



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Posted 10/8/16
Bro these girls are savages, no filter, I love it.


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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/12/16
Ep. 1

Seriously where is the marketing for this show? If I hadn't come across a random post on YT I never would've known about it and that would've been such a shame since I freaking love the seeming "behind the scenes of anime" type feel to it. Definitely going to be keeping up with this series!
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Posted 10/11/16
I love this show too! One of my favorites for sure. So many great lines in this one....
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/11/16
Girlish Number EP 1 "The Apathetic Chitose and the Rotten Industry"

What a great surprise for the Fall season . An anime that makes fun of the anime industry and Light Novels seem a special target . Its a mix of Shirobako / A Seiyuu's Life. Mocking Idol type events to sell the anime amd the all the silly proctocols that go along with it > The cast does a good job. Animation is crisp. Newcomer Chitose calls the anime industry weird along with Gojo the mgr of her agency. Who she clashes with frequently but is her brother ! She gives in to do a bigger light novel role ( which she hates ) but gets into it.

BTW written by SNAFU author

Chitose has the best expressions



Gojo is equally cynical



Making fun of LN's

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Posted 10/11/16
Just came across this one on Hulu (I think they just posted it). Like it so far. Another view on the VA and anime industries.

So that how they view LN authors, huh.
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/11/16

twintiger12 wrote:

Just came across this one on Hulu (I think they just posted it). Like it so far. Another view on the VA and anime industries.

So that how they view LN authors, huh.



Wriiten by a Light Novel author Wataru Watari( SNAFU Fame ! ) which is also full of cynical views
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The first episode was fantastic!

I love the view it's expressing of the industry. I thought it might be another cute it's so fun type of show so I was pleasantly surprised. The seiyuus are ruthless, fake, and only out for themselves. It presents the reality where seiyuus are picked for their cuteness more then anything and made to do all kinds of events to sell the show. So naturally we have one character who's fed up with being a "consumer attracting panda". The bickering is great, I like all the digs at light novels as well. This show is looking promising! That last scene was great where they all laugh evilly.
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Posted 10/12/16
Episode 1

Chitose finds out that the voice acting industry is not exactly what she thinks it is, and it's pretty tough business. She's a newbie, and she's making lots of rookie mistakes there, but an opportunity presents itself when the director of an upcoming anime adapted from a light novel wants her to voice the heroine. That was some pretty interesting character dynamic there, and seeing that Chitose's manager is her brother that it presents an unusual situation. Pretty solid start to this show.
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Episode 1

Works like Shirobako and Seiyu's Life show how harsh the industry can be, it wants to be optimistic about it in the end. Girlish Number basically says, "Fuck that. This industry is shit and messed up.."

I want to say this is a pessimistic and blunt take on the industry and I love it. Stuff like showing some seiyu's ugly personalities to that one crappy LN author was interesting.



If this series could expose more ugly methods of the industry, it could make for a good satire on it all. Of course, this could end up going in the wrong direction.

Either way, the message is clear. The anime industry (Includes voice acting) is messed up and nothing will happen if change doesn't occur. Oh, and the same goes for those crappy Otaku-centric LN's.



Those things are literally written by nerd shut-in's who have no clue what creative writing and imagination is. Ergh...

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Posted 10/12/16 , edited 10/12/16
Oh man how did this show get made?? Everyone a cynical bastard, and taking some shot and LN authors, produces for going with whatever trends are in and fuck that taking the easy road!

I see this one being the sleep hit for this season.




I think your about find out...
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Posted 10/12/16
Wasn't originally going to watch this, but looking at the reaction faces tempted me to watch.



Fun, entertaining. I do like the darker tone to describe the industry.

Also the comments about light novels, savage.
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Posted 10/12/16
Damn the delay tho =(
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