I've been scanning a whole lot of things recently, trying to pack up my life here in Japan into a more manageable format. (Not that it'll work for everything, since I've bought TONNES of books, DVDs and CDs...)
But there is one pretty good side benefit, as just about the only thing I can do whilst scanning is listen to drama CDs - about 10 of them so far. And what stood out most so far was this series of drama CDs.
The Men's Only series is a venture by Momo&Grapes, a company that specialises in CDs aimed at women. Like its name suggests, only male seiyuu are involved, even for the female parts - something like Shakespeare or Kabuki. A total of four titles have been released so far:
As the cast commentary on Midsummer's ran, they tend to choose series that have a good balance of male and female parts. The novelty of tackling roles that they would never normally have the chance to play is one of the major aims for the seiyuu, after all, not to mention the major draw point for fans.
I'm short on time at present though, so for the moment, just a few mumblings about them, in the order I heard them in...( Collapse )
As for future series, I wonder what Momo&Grapes will do. I'd love to see Yuukyan and JunJun please!