I heard about Love Get Chu pretty early on, but since no one subbed it, and virtually no one has blogged about it, I kinda forgot about this anime. So does Love Get Chu push the state of Seiyuu-based anime even further? Or are REC and Puni Puni Poemi as good as it gets?
Caveat time: Love Get Chu is based on a love sim game. Not just any love sim game, but a cell phone love sim game. So don’t expect the plot to be Oscar-worthy.
Basically, we’re following the lives of five fledgling voice actresses as they try to become stars in the industry. It seems like Momoko is the going to be the main character. The first episode has all of them going through auditions (which are pretty tough) and passing.
From the next episode previews, it looks like they’ll all be living in the same house. Maybe it’ll turn into The Real World: Seiyuu Edition…
Seeing as how this anime’s source material was a dating sim, I figured the character designs should be the selling point. And they are! Momoko reminds me of a cuter version of the evil teacher in Mahoraba. The fang girl is cute, and the meganekko is stacked (and that’s a fact)! Rich girl and tomboy are alright. I guess they’d be my fourth and fifth picks.
The animation was actually pretty good. The skating scene wasn’t bad, and I’d say the animation as a whole is a little above average. The main thing for me is that the expressions were all cartoony, which I like. If they keep it up with the bold lines and exaggerated expressions, this anime will be fun to watch even if the plot isn’t gold.
The OP is kinda cheesy, but it’s okay. It kinda reminds me of the REC OP. I don’t like the ED as much. It’s sorta this R&Bish thing. They’re not gonna convince me to watch this show, but they do their job.
To be honest, I didn’t expect much from Love Get Chu. While I like the art style and character designs, I don’t really find the whole Seiyuu plot to be that interesting. I have a feeling that Seiyuu worship is more of a natural thing in Japan. If you are into the whole Seiyuu thing, and you’re going through REC withdrawal, I’d say Love Get Chu is a pretty good pick.