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Sound of My Voice, Volume 1
     

Sound of My Voice, Volume 1

by Youka Nitta
 

A lifelong dream of fame and fortune has been the driving force of Wataru Jouchi's entire life. Now, after much self-doubt, he's decided to fulfill his destiny and become a voice actor for anime videos. At first, he is thrilled to discover that his long-lost friend, Renji Kazama, is considered a top star in the industry. But Kazama does not seem at all pleased

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A lifelong dream of fame and fortune has been the driving force of Wataru Jouchi's entire life. Now, after much self-doubt, he's decided to fulfill his destiny and become a voice actor for anime videos. At first, he is thrilled to discover that his long-lost friend, Renji Kazama, is considered a top star in the industry. But Kazama does not seem at all pleased about their unexpected reunion.


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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Famed yaoi or "boys' love" creator Nitta (Embracing Love) introduces her readers to the cutthroat world of anime voice acting. Wataru Jouichi is a newcomer to the industry who is trying to land a role in an upcoming program. Unfortunately, he's up against celebrity voices belonging to Hideyumi Kurokawa, a veteran in the business; Touma Kokubu, who is at the height of his career; and the beautiful, talented and insensitive Renji Kazama, the darling of the voice-acting world. Sparks fly between Kazama and Jouichi, who share a childhood history and a love of acting, both fueling the competitive fire between them. Nitta takes great care in setting the tone, illustrating the formalities and competitiveness of the business, as well as Jouichi's alternating feelings of self-doubt and desire to succeed. Compared to Embracing Love, which is set in the adult film industry, this is more "yaoi-lite" with less sex but also less chemistry. Much time is spent introducing the large cast of characters which dilutes the narrative drive of this first installment. Librarians who don't mind mild sexual scenes may have more success in introducing this to their collections. Book buyers, on the other hand, will appreciate Be Beautiful's attention to shrink-wrapping. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933440125
Publisher:
Central Park Media Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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