Today Sentai Filmworks announces it’s acquisition of the licensing rights for Girlish Number, a Fall 2016 anime from the mind of Wataru Watari (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU). The director to handle this series will be directed by Shota Ihata, and the studio for it is Diomedia. This anime has heavy meta themes, as it follows the life of a seiyu (voice actress) in training. The full synopsis is as follows:
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 seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. 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.
Only time will tell which (if any) streaming services this anime will be seen on, but for now we at least know the method by which we will see it on DVD and or Blu-Ray. Likely it will be available on Crunchyroll, so keep your eyes open for more news in the future. Look for Girlish Number this Fall!