The series is effective so far in that it wastes zero time getting into the nitty gritty of the industry; characterisation takes a distant back seat. As the show is called Seiyu’s Life, though, I expect the slice of life elements will be further incorporated as the show goes on. We got out first glimpse of that with the revelation that Ichinose couldn’t find work after graduating so she decided to go big by pursing her dream.
Seiyu’s Life probably won’t be a hit with those hunting for shows with full-fledged comedy or story-driven character developments. Rather, this one’s hook lies in its voice acting performance scenes that bear a surprising amount of emotional intensity since they’re inextricably linked to a volatile, fledgling performer. Culturally significant stuff masquerading as cutesy fluff, Seiyu’s Life has a lot more going for it than meets the eye.