22nd May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
22nd May 2008
I have been waiting with bated breath for Sound of My Voice, a.k.a. Boku no Koe, to be released in the States. Youka Nitta draws the prettiest men I have ever seen. Even some with glasses! Oh, be still, my nerd-loving heart.
So, welcome to Wataru Jouchi’s world. He’s an up-and-coming voice actor. He has yet to get his big break, but he works hard and tries to be true to himself.
In a twist of fate, Jouchi finds himself auditioning with a elementary school buddy/rival, Renji Kazama. Their personalities clash early into a job and Jouchi limps away with a bruised ego. However, Kazama’s not that much of an asshole to let Jouchi suffer. There’s not a direct apology, but the boys make up in their own way.
Of course, Jouchi and Kazama aren’t the only ones dealing with shifting paradigms. There are many relationships and competitions in the voice acting industry. I find this series fascinating because Nitta lets the reader go behind the scenes to see how this industry runs.
Okay, Sound of My Voice is not like Nitta’s other works like Embracing Love. This series is not about sex 24/7. Sorry to disappoint. The one sex scene in this volume is pretty much fanservice. However, if you’re a fan of Youka Nitta, you’ll enjoy Sound of My Voice immensely! I’m looking forward to the next book to see what’ll happen next!