Saturday, February 16, 2013

OreShura -- Characters/Seiyuus Pics/Info

It's called OreShura for short, but the full title of this show is Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru: "There's too much carnage between my girlfriend and my childhood friend."

It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season, and started with a bang, but it fell off for a few episodes and has only recently become one of my favorites of the season.

The coolest thing about the seiyuus is the presence of Tamura Yukari (now age 36) as a romantic heroine in the midst of a cast all of whom are at least ten years younger: Ousaka Ryouta (26), Akasaki Chinatsu (25), Kanemoto Hisako (24), Kayano Ai (25), Taneda Risa (24), Touyama Nao (20).

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Another cool thing is that Taneda Risa -- young Saki in Shinsekai yori -- is playing a teenage boy here. It's also cool to hear Kayano Ai as a full-on tsundere; and Touyama Nao as a nasty character.

And this is the next big role for Akasaki Chinatsu, who was so outstanding as Nibutani Shinka in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai. There is a character here with chuunibyou, but she is played by Kanemoto Hisako (Squid Girl), who just gets better and better.

Love Live! -- Characters and Seiyuus

This is one of my favorite shows of the current season. Mainly for the outstanding drawing and animation, but also because the story moves at a nice pace and the characters are vivid.

The cast is a mixture of young seiyuus just now becoming stars, and idols doing their first seiyuu work. This show is the product of a real idol project that started in 2010 and has produced a number of music videos separate from the anime.

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The star is Nitta Emi, who debuted as Kotori in last year's TP Sakura OVA. This season, she is starring both in this show, as Honoka, and in DC Da Capo III, as Ricca.

With her is Nanjou Yoshino (the student council president), whose role as Akino in Robotics;Notes proved that she has become a real seiyuu, as well as the singer she is with fripSide. The other two known names in the main cast are Uchida Aya (Kotori; Himawari in Vividred Operation) and Minori Suzuko (Umi; Sherlock in Milky Holmes).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Youth Movement: GJ-bu Characters and Seiyuus

This show is no masterpiece, but it does amuse me every week with its subtle -- some might say simple -- humour.

It may be the seiyuus who make it work, from the capable Shimono Hiro, through the energy of Uchida Maaya, to Mimori Suzuko showing that she has some range. And now that I come to learn about all the seiyuus, I realize that this show has the highest concentration of young teen seiyuus I can remember: two 13-year-olds and others 14, 15 and 16.

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Thirteen-year-old child actress Arakawa Chika plays Kirara. Morohoshi Sumire, who is the same age and the star of Aikatsu, plays Mao's little sister. Another child actress, Aoi Wakana (14) plays Kirara's sister. Kido Ibuki (15) returns as Kyouro's sister, after her triumph as Akiko in OniAi. Miyamoto Yume (Monami in Capeta), who plays Megumi, is almost old at 16, and has far more anime experience than the young TV actresses.

Add to them the fascinating Uesaka Sumire (21) and finally Tsunematsu Ayumi (29), who was Marina Ismail in Gundam00 and does a terrific job here as the maid Mori-san.

Not all of the young seiyuus have yet appeared in the show. I'm waiting to hear them.