Girlish Number – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Girlish Number
Japanese: ガーリッシュ ナンバー



Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:28 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyuu agency managed by her older brother, Gojou. In Chitose’s mind, she’s poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there’s more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

(Source: ANN)


Girlish number is an anime about the voice acting industry for anime, so if you have any interest in the production of anime, or any investment in the industry then maybe this is worth a shot.

Basically Chitoge is taken on for a really terribly made anime (like the asterisk war or sao) as a voice actress based on her looks and she tries to get into her career and do well. Unfortunately her personality is terrible and the whole thing is about the worst possible people working in the worst possible way.

For me it had a lot of boring parts but overall was a good experience and insight into a production cycle I would have otherwise known nothing about.



Shows from the same genre: Slice of Life

Shows from the same studio: Diomedea


4 thoughts on “Girlish Number – ADB

  1. You’ve probably seen this as well, but Shirobako is very great (a much more optimistic version) show on the production side of the anime industry too. Too bad there’s not much about voice-acting there.

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    • I did see 3 or 4 episodes but I put it off for watching a different show. I should get back to it soon though. It didn’t immediately grab me but the ideas are interesting, Thanks for the recommendation!

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