Friday, June 20, 2014

Voice Over Vol 2 by Maki Minami (review)

Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 2 (Voice Over!, #2) 
Voice Over Volume 2
By Maki Minami
Genre: Manga, Graphic Novel
Published Dec 2013

 Pages: 208
Publisher: Viz Media

Summary:  "A new series by the author of the best-selling S.A!

Hime Kino's dream is to one day do voice acting like her hero Sakura Aoyama from the Lovely?Blazer 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!!

After their successful first lunchtime broadcast, Hime and the other Stragglers are looking forward to their next chance to wow the school and prove they have what it takes to stay in the program. But the scriptwriter they were counting on to pen their piece has lost her creative spark. Can Senri and Hime work together to jump-start her imagination?" -Taken from Goodreads
Review:  This one was not quite as engaging as the first volume but still good. Once again, the art is lovely and the story is filled with unique, quirky characters.

In this volume Hime's group wants to do another broadcast for the school but they want to set it to animation so they try to team um with Ume for her help. Ume annoyed me. Badly enough that is almost cost this volume 1/2 a star. Her whole existence is based on who her current crush is (if she has one). I wanted to smack her upside the head and tell her to get a real life that isn't so reliant on another. Ugh!

Otherwise it was nice to see how the team works together to complete the project. We get a bit of a better feel for Hime's friends. In this volume, Hime also is presented with a unique offer that seem like it will help set the stage for this series and I look forward to seeing how it will play out. Looks like the pace is about to pick up. Go, Hime!"
 *I received this as a review copy from Viz Media via Edelweiss.  All opinions expressed are strictly my own.*


  1. I've been getting back into manga, and this one looks fun!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  2. I did not know about this manga, but since you gave such a nice review, might as well try and read it :)


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