Koe Girl!

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Koe Girl!
Written by
  • Kōta Fukuhara
  • Shinya Hokimoto
Directed by
  • Natsuki Seta
  • Toshiki Sōma
  • Kyōhei Tamazawa
Composer(s) Shōji Ikenaga
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 10
Original network TV Asahi
Original release April 8 – June 10, 2018

Koe Girl! (声ガール!, Koe Gāru!) is a Japanese television series starring Haruka Fukuhara, Aoi Yoshikura, Mariya Nagao, Yurika Nakamura, and Jun Amaki. The series focuses on the lives of five aspiring voice actresses who live together in a dorm, and follows their goal of becoming established in the voice acting industry. It premiered on TV Asahi on April 8, 2018. The series will run for ten episodes, with the last episode premiering on June 10, 2018. The series is a spin-off of the Pretty Cure multimedia franchise, but does not directly feature its story or universe.


The series follows Makoto Kikuchi, the daughter of a grocery shop owner who has no experience in voice acting or acting. Her life changes when she is scouted to be a voice actress, which leads her to live in a dorm with four other newcomers: Ryōko Ochiai, a former child actress, Ren Inaba, a fan of the PreCure franchise, Asami Kuriyama, who Makoto later considers to be her rival, and Konatsu Morimoto, who originally hails from Kansai. The series depicts their journey of becoming voice actors, showing their voice acting lessons and other events in their lives.


Makoto Kikuchi (菊池 真琴, Kikuchi Makoto)
Portrayed by: Haruka Fukuhara[1]
She is the daughter of a grocery shop owner. She knew nothing about voice acting until she was scouted.
Asami Kuriyama (栗山 麻美, Kuriyama Asami)
Portrayed by: Yurika Nakamura[1]
A young girl who is later considered by Makoto to be her rival.
Ren Ineba (稲葉 蓮, Ineba Ren)
Portrayed by: Mariya Nagao[1]
An otaku who has deep admiration for the PreCure franchise.
Konatsu Morimoto (森本 小夏, Konatsu Morimoto)
Portrayed by: Jun Amaki[1]
A girl originally from the Kansai region who tends to speak in the Kansai dialect. She serves as the group's moodmaker.
Ryōko Ochiai (落合 涼子, Ochiai Ryōko)
Portrayed by: Aoi Yoshikura[1]
She is a former child actress who decided to pivot to voice acting. She is the eldest among five children and takes care of her four siblings.
Haruka Tomatsu (戸松 遥, Tomatsu Haruka)
A popular voice actress who notices Makoto's talent during an acting test. She serves as a mentor for the group.

Production and release

The series was produced as part of the franchise's 15th anniversary. The series is directed by Natsuki Seta, Toshiki Sōma, and Kyōhei Tamazawa, and is written by Kōta Fukuhara and Shinya Hokimoto.[1] The series premiered on TV Asahi on April 8, 2018 and will run for 10 episodes.[2] Voice actors Haruka Tomatsu, Daisuke Namikawa, Noriko Hidaka, and Mitsuo Iwata appear as themselves in the series.[3][4][5] Footage of Tomatsu performing at a concert the song "Q&A Recital", used as the opening theme to the anime series My Little Monster, is used in the series' sixth episode.[3][6] The series' ending theme is "It's Show Time!" by Tomatsu and Haruka Fukuhara.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Precure Anime Inspires Live-Action Show About Aspiring Voice Actresses". Anime News Network. February 14, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "ストーリー│声ガール!|朝日放送テレビ" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (February 25, 2018). "Haruka Tomatsu Plays Herself in Koe Girl! Live-Action Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (February 25, 2018). "Haruka Tomatsu to Appear as Herself in PreCure 15th Anniversary TV Drama "Koe Girl!"". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "声ガール!" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "浪川大輔...降臨!?". Koe Girl!. Episode 6 (in Japanese). May 13, 2018. TV Asahi.
  7. ^ "Haruka Fukuhara, Haruka Tomatsu Sing Live-Action Koe Girl! Series' Ending Theme". Anime News Network. March 20, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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