The Two Sides of Voice Actor Radio: Release Date, Character Names & More
Exciting news for fans of the “Seiyū Radio no Ura Omote” light novel series as it was announced during the Dengeki Bunko 30th anniversary event that the series will be receiving a television anime adaptation. With the main staff revealed, a 2024 premiere date set, and a teaser visual released, anticipation is high for this upcoming anime. Let’s delve into the details of what to expect from “The Two Sides of Voice Actor Radio.”
Main Staff and Premise
The anime will be helmed by director Hideki Tachibana, renowned for his involvement in popular series like “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” and “Chaos Dragon.” The production will be handled by CONNECT. Bringing her expertise as a skilled character designer and chief animation director from acclaimed series such as “ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?” and “Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody,” Shoko Takimoto will be responsible for breathing life into the characters of the anime. The series scripts will be supervised by Keiichirō Ōchi, known for his work on “The Quintessential Quintuplets” and “Girlfriend, Girlfriend.”
The story revolves around Yūhi Yūgure and Yasumi Utatane, both voice actresses attending the same high school and sharing the same class. They co-host a radio program together, but there’s a twist. Yasumi, who goes by Yumiko outside the program, embodies the gyaru (gal) persona, while Yūhi, known as Chika, is the quiet girl. Their stark differences in appearance and personality lead to frequent clashes when they’re not on air.
Voice Cast and Development
The roles of Yasumi Utatane/Yumiko Satō and Yūhi Yūgure/Chika Watanabe will be voiced by Miku Itō and Moe Toyota, respectively. Both talented voice actresses previously portrayed these characters in a promotional video for the light novel series in 2020. The adaptation of the series was announced during the special program celebrating the release of the eighth volume of the light novel, with further announcements regarding the remaining cast and staff yet to come. An accompanying visual was also unveiled to mark this exciting anime announcement.
Origin and Manga Adaptation
“Seiyū Radio no Ura Omote” was penned by Kō Nogatsu and illustrated by Sabamizore, with its publication beginning in February 2020 under ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko publishing imprint. The series even won the Grand Prize in the 26th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2019, showcasing its popularity and recognition. A manga adaptation by Umemi Makimoto was launched in March 2020 in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Maoh magazine and concluded in July 2021, totaling three volumes.
In conclusion, “The Two Sides of Voice Actor Radio” TV anime adaptation brings to life the vibrant and contrasting personalities of Yūhi and Yasumi, promising an entertaining and dramatic story. As their off-air conflicts collide with their on-air camaraderie, viewers will be taken on a journey through their tumultuous relationship. Fans can look forward to the premiere of this highly anticipated anime in 2024, eagerly awaiting the day they can witness the dynamic chemistry of the characters on their screens. Stay tuned for further updates on the remaining cast and more exciting announcements surrounding this upcoming series.