Koe de Oshigoto!

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Koe de Oshigoto!
Koe de Oshigoto! Vol.01 Cover.png
Volume 1 cover, featuring Kanna Aoyagi
こえでおしごと!
Genre Comedy, romance
Manga
Written by Azure Konno
Published by Wani Books
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Comic Gum
Original run May 26, 2008April 26, 2013
Volumes 10
Original video animation
Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation
Directed by Naoto Hosoda
Written by Masashi Suzuki
Music by YM-FACTORY
Studio Studio Gokumi
Licensed by
Released November 17, 2010May 11, 2011
Runtime 30 minutes
Episodes 2
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Koe de Oshigoto! (こえでおしごと!?, "working with voice"), also known by the short title KoeGoto (こえごと?),[1] is a 2008–2013 manga series by Azure Konno, about a girl working as a voice actress for an eroge development company. It was serialized in Wani Books' monthly Comic Gum magazine. A two-episode anime adaptation was produced by Studio Gokumi and released in 2010 and 2011.

Plot[edit]

Koe de Oshigoto! is a story about Kanna Aoyagi, a 16 year-old girl who was asked to become an eroge voice actress on her 16th birthday by her 28 year-old sister. She didn't want to at first, but after she thought about all of the things her sister did for her when she was growing up, and knowing that she owed her sister, she finally agreed.

Characters[edit]

Kanna Aoyagi (青柳 柑奈 Aoyagi Kanna?)
Voiced by: Mako (OVA), Miku Nishino (Drama CD)
A first year student of Takashima Minami High School. On her 16th birthday, Kanna was asked by her sister, Yayoi, to come to her workplace after school. Once she arrived, Kanna found out that it's an eroge company and was asked to be a voice actress for a game they are developing. She is good with sports and a person great of imagination and concentration to the point where she can have an orgasm with only her imagination. Kanna's work job is kept secret under the pseudonym Aoi Kanna.
Yayoi Aoyagi (青柳 弥生 Aoyagi Yayoi?)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (OVA), Hyosei (Drama CD)
Kanna's 28 year-old elder sister and a "EROGEMEKA" for the eroge company, Blue March. Yayoi cares greatly and always buys presents for Kanna on her birthday. She speaks very bluntly and is not at all embarrassed by her work on eroge.
Fumika Warasono (藁園 文花 Warasono Fumika?)
Voiced by: Ayano Ishikawa (OVA), Kizuna Aihara (Drama CD)
A college student and professional eroge voice actress. Kanna looks up to her as a voice acting role model, and Fumika seem to be the only one who sympathizes with Kanna's embarrassment as a voice actress for eroge. Although she is a professional as an eroge voice actress, Fumika has no experience in real life.
Nagatoshi Hioki (日置 長俊 Hioki Nagatoshi?)
Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (OVA), Wasshoi Taro (Drama CD)
The scenario writer for the eroge company, Blue March. He is an older acquaintance of Yayoi and Kanna. He started as someone who loved to read, but after reading some eroge scripts, he began writing them himself. Kanna really respects Nagatoshi and treats him as an older brother.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga series Koe de Oshigoto! was written and illustrated by Azure Konno and published by Wani Books. The series was serialized in the Comic Gum magazine, starting in the July 2008 issue, released on May 26, 2008,[citation needed] and ending in the June 2013 issue on April 26, 2013.[2] Wani Books have published 9 compiled volumes under the imprint Gum Comics Plus between December 23, 2008,[3] and December 12, 2012,[4][5] with the final, 10th scheduled for July 25, 2013.[6][7]

Anime[edit]

A two-episode anime adaptation, titled Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation (こえでおしごと! The ANIMATION?) was produced by Studio Gokumi. It was directed by Naoto Hosoda, with scripts by Masashi Suzuki and character design by Satoru Kiyomaru.[8] The two episodes were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, with the first on November 17, 2010,[1][9][10] and the second episode on May 11, 2011, after being postponed twice.[11][12][13][14] The anime has been licensed by Media Blasters, who plan to release it on home video with English subtitles.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colorful, Koe de Oshigoto, Yumekui Merry Promos Streamed". Anime News Network. August 19, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Koe de Oshigoto! Voice Actress Comedy Manga Ends This Week". Anime News Network. April 27, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "こえでおしごと!(1) (ガムコミックスプラス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "こえでおしごと! 9巻 (ガムコミックスプラス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "こえでおしごと! 【初回限定版】 9巻 (ガムコミックスプラス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "こえでおしごと! 10巻 (ガムコミックスプラス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "こえでおしごと! 【初回限定版】 10巻 (ガムコミックスプラス)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "こえでおしごと!スタッフ&キャスト". KoeGoto.com (in Japanese). Wani Books. June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, November 15-21 (Part 2)". Anime News Network. November 23, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, November 15-21". Anime News Network. November 25, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "WEBラジオ更新&take2発売日延期のお知らせです。". KoeGoto.com (in Japanese). Wani Books. February 17, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "take.2発売日について。". KoeGoto.com (in Japanese). Wani Books. April 21, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, May 9-15 (Part 2)". Anime News Network. May 19, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 9-15". Anime News Network. May 23, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Media Blasters to Dub Koe de Oshigoto! in English". Anime News Network. October 1, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Retailer: Media Blasters Koe de Oshigoto Release Will No Longer Have English Dub". Anime News Network. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 

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