With Rie’s and Haruna’s group finishing their recording of Bloom Ball, the girls face a period of no progress. As they hit the one-year mark, the girls at AiRBLUE begin to question themselves about becoming voice actresses.
This episode is self-explanatory as the girls struggle to get new roles. As expected, the voice acting world is highly competitive, thus making it a doggy dog world out there. We see Haruna’s and especially Rie’s group feeling down. I can relate to what the girls are going through. I was in that position when I spent three years applying for jobs and receiving numerous job rejections before receiving a job offer. It can become demoralizing and hard to remain optimistic.
It seems that Rie is suffering the most. After all, she was on top of the world. Now, she is back where she was with her group being an industrial waste. Also, it seems that Miharu’s group is also having issues as their listenership is declining. They believe half of their audience focuses on their virtual YouTuber show instead. Thankfully, they decide to continue it since this is how they start their voice-acting career.
Despite the setbacks, the girls don’t regret becoming voice actresses. After all, it takes time to build their careers since they just started. Also, Haruna’s dream of voicing a character of the anime she loves with the voice actress, Misaki, whom she looks up to, might become true. Still, it’s nice to see the girls recollect their experience during their last year on Miharu’s group’s podcast. Also, Chisa looks lovely in her maid’s outfit. Yes, she works in a maid café as a part-time job.
Like the two anime that focus on seiyuus, Sore ga Seiyuu and Girlish Number, Cue is another anime or multimedia project that joins that genre. It’s nice to see a behind-the-scenes look at the day of a voice actress. After all, being a seiyuu is not just voice acting for video games and anime. They also do radio programs, live performances, record and sing songs, and even become virtual YouTubers
With the large cast, it’s easy to see each new voice actress develop in their own way. Sure, it takes a long attention span to watch all 24 episodes, but this is a good thing. This allows each group to develop in its own way. I must admit that Rie is the best girl since Chuunibyou girls are the most enjoyable, like Rikka and Ranko.
Since this show has 24 episodes, some episodes were decent at best. Regardless, I think Cue did an excellent job showing the variety of activities Seiyuus do besides voice acting. Suppose you are interested in some behind-the-scenes on how the anime industry works. In that case, Cue is a good addition that joins Sore ga Seiyuu and Girlish Number, works that focus on voice acting on seiyuu.