The summer series Seiyu’s Life is running a bit under the radar as it deals with what’s involved in being a voice actress and FUNimation is looking to attract a bit more attention for the show. They’re doing that with the latest clip that gives us a look at what kind of thought goes into how to bring a performance to life, even if it’s just a single word. FUNimation simulcasts the series on Tuesday’s at 4:30pm ET for viewers.
Based on the manga by creators are Kenjiro Hata of Hayate the Combat Butler and voice actress Masumi Asano, the dojin Sore ga Seiyuu is making the leap to anime form with Gonzo animating the project.
The cast for the series includes Rie Takahashi as Futaba Ichinose, Marika Kōno as Rin Kohana and Yuki Nagaku as Ichigo Moesaki. The staff for the show has Hiroshi Ikehata directing it based on the series composition and scripting by Michiko Yokote and character designs by Yukari Hashimoto.
The manga, which had its first release from the circle that the two write and draw within, came out first in 2011 and have had new issues arrive with subsequent Comic Market events
Plot concept: Follow a rookie seiyu in her first steps into the world of professional voice acting! She might be unsure of herself, but Futaba Ichinose is ready to make it as a professional seiyu. She meets Ichigo Moesaki, an actress who won’t stop until she’s an idol seiyu who not only acts but also enchants audiences with singing and dancing performances. These two rookies are joined by Rin Kohana, who is already a seasoned professional who made her debut when she was 5, who has a middle school life while working as a professional seiyu.