Saturday, December 20, 2014

Manga Review: Voice Over! Seiyu Academy, Volume 8, by Maki Minami

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Volumes: 12
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 7. 9.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hime Kino's dream is to one day do voice acting like her hero Sakura Aoyama from the Lovely ♥ Blazers anime, and getting accepted to the prestigious Holly Academy's voice actor department is the first step in the right direction! But Hime's gruff voice has earned her the scorn of teachers and students alike. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She'll show everyone that she is too a voice acting princess, whether they like it or not!!


This volume concludes Tsukino’s storyline, and then we move into full-on Kudo time.
There are a couple chapters for Kudo and Hime, but then we finally get to see Kudo’s parents. It’s been clear from the beginning, given Hime’s obsession with his mother, that there was something to there. And now we got to see what. It gives a whole new depth to Kudo, and I feel bad for him and love him because of it. There was a bit of a cliffhanger, so I’m excited to see the rest of it in the next volume.
But we got to see his mom and dad when they were younger, and his dad seems like an overall good guy. His mom, though, I’m iffy about, if a little unhappy with. We also got to see when Kudo’s cat-collecting started, the poor guy.
I’m practically eating up these volumes, and can’t wait for the next one. I’m even enjoying this more than I did Special A, which I’m surprised by. I can’t wait to read more.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, and Erik Jansen from MediaLab PR. Thank you so, so much!

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