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''Seiyuu Ka-!'' is a 2009 {{shojo}} manga series by [[SpecialA Maki Minami]]. The official English title is ''Voice Over! Seiyu Academy''.

Fifteen-year-old [[PluckyGirl Hime Kino]] has started her first year of high school at a ''{{seiyuu}}'' (or voice actor) school, Hiiragi Academy, the number one school to get voice actors debuted and among the students are celebrities, including two {{teen idol}}s from Idol Unit "Aqua"--[[CrazyJealousGuy Shuuma]] [[HotBlooded Kawai]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners and]] [[DoggedNiceGuy Mizuki]] [[TheDulcineaEffect Haruyama]]--and [[TroubledButCute Kudou]] [[{{Tsundere}} Senri]], a rising star to fame. Hime dreams of one day being a voice actress on one of the most popular anime series in Japan--[[MagicalGirl "Mahou Senshi Lovely Blazers,"]] but that proves to be a problem as her voice isn't quite [[BadBadActing suitable]] for that of a voice actress. In spite of this, Hime is determined to prove that she can be a voice actress.

When Hime displays an uncanny potential to be a voice actress using a "prince-like" voice that captivates audiences, Aqua's producer [[BadBoss Haruka]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Yamada]] takes notice in the girl and eventually decides to produce Hime as a voice actress--with a ''catch'': Haruka wants to market Hime as a "male" voice actor under the name "Shiro." Hime must [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdress]] [[SweetPollyOliver as a boy]] while dubbing at the studio; if her [[LivingADoubleLife double life]] identity is found out, her contract is cut. Hime is initially reluctant to masquerade as a male when her dream is to become a cute "Lovely Blazer" like her idol (and Senri's mother) Sakura Aoyama, but she agrees to reach her dream.
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!This series provides the following tropes:

* AlliterativeName: Sana Sonohara and Tsukino Todoroki.
* AlphaBitch: Ume Ichijou. She gets better.
* AlmostKiss: Between Mizuki and Hime/Shiro, when the former helps the latter rehearse but at the last minute opts and kisses her forehead instead.
* BadBadActing: Hime. She's genuine about wanting to be a voice actor, but her voice sounds gruff and scratchy while acting.
* BadBoss: Haruka acts like this a lot, but he does genuinely want to help Hime fulfill her dream.
* BeautyMark: Tooru Fujimori sports one by his right eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Senri and Hime.
* BerserkButton:
** Takayanagi has [[HairTriggerTemper a lot]], but one in particular is insulting his TrueCompanions.
** Haruka has a tendency to flick Hime's forehead really hard if she screws up her lines and doesn't talk with her "prince" voice.
** A chivalrous Mizuki gets quite peeved as well if Shuu ever does anything insulting to Hime, saying he shouldn't say stuff like that to girls. His buttons also get pushed once he stumbles upon Tooru hugging Shiro (in gratitude for the latter helping the former rehearse lines), and from since then, Mizuki does not want Tooru anywhere near Hime/Shiro.
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** When Mizuki finds out that it's all Shuu's fault for Hime getting bullied and injured, he gives Shuu a single sharp punch to the gut.
** Later, when a feverish Mizuki finds out that Hime learned about his past with Sana from Mizuki, he totally snaps at Hime and attempts to "shake" the memory away from. Naturally, this reaches a heated point where Mizuki throws a pillow at Hime, and Hime gets a bloody nose. Then ''Hime'' gets pissed and they start tackling each other as Shuu walks into the room... ''and immediately leaves once they yell at him''.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Takayanagi isn't good with girls. Ume isn't good with guys. They end up having an [[JustFriends unlikely friendship]].
* {{Bishounen}}: Shuu, Mizuki, Senri, Haruka Yamada, Tooru Fujimori. Zaizen "Mitchi" Michael isn't too modest to express his good looks as well.
* BoysLove: Shiro's next dubbing is a BL Drama CD... with Senri playing the villain who is "using" her character.
* ButNotTooForeign: Mitchi is half-French and half-Japanese.
* CannotTalkToWomen: Takayanagi.
* ChasteHero: Takayanagi, who turns out to be "innocent" and "shy" around girls that any romantic contact or suggestion will send him blushing and running off, such as his interactions with [[ShrinkingViolet Tsukino]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Ume]]. Hilariously enough, [[{{Tomboy}} Hime]] notices that he doesn't act this way around ''her''.
* ChildhoodFriends: Shuu and Sana.
* CommonEyeColors:
** BrownEyes: Hime, Tsukino, and Mizuki.
** GreenEyes: Senri and Haruka. Hime wears green contacts as Shiro.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Shuu towards Mizuki. Somewhat justified in that he knows that [[ReplacementGoldfish Hime]] [[YouRemindMeOfX reminds Mizuki of]] Sana, and he doesn't want Mizuki to get hurt.
* CutenessProximity: Senri has an uncanny soft spot for small animals, especially [[CuteKitten cats]]. It's to the extent that he brings stray cats home with him and his reason for helping Hime is ''because'' she resembles a helpless kitten. It's to the extent that in later chapters, Senri will impulsively hug Hime tightly if his "vision" of her turns out a cat, only to later push her away and deny his affectionate gesture.
* DaydreamSurprise: In Chapter 3, Senri thinks about stroking one of his cat friend Gonzales' forehead, only for the cat to turn into Hime and naturally, Senri freaks out. In Chapter 37, it happens again with him imagining Hime as a cat again and playing with her.
* {{Delinquent}}: Shou.
* DemotedToExtra: Once Hime starts her double life role masquerading as Shiro, her school friends Tsukino, Takayanagi, and Mitchi don't show up very often in the manga, only appearing from time to time in chapters.
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[TheDulcineaEffect Mizuki towards Hime]]. [[SweetOnPollyOliver Tooru towards Shiro]].
* TheDulcineaEffect: Mizuki develops this for Hime and really wants to support her whenever the latter needs help rehearsing lines or if anything's troubling her. It helps that Hime [[YouRemindMeOfX reminds him of]] Sana.
* FailureKnight: Mizuki blames himself for Sana quitting the drama club and acting as a whole because he was told that if Sana got attached to him, then he'd be crushing her dream by her constantly relying on him, so he began avoiding her requests for help. Needless to say, this decision backfired on him and made Sana's acting career and confidence plummet to the ground, and the two of them grew apart.
* {{Fangirl}}: Tsukino is a ''big'' fan of Hime to the extent that she'll only agree to do things for Hime's sake and she'll place "curses" on people who insult Hime.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Hime
** TheLancer[=/=]SixthRanger: Ume
** TheSmartGuy: Mitchi
** TheBigGuy: Takayanagi
** TheChick: Tsukino
* GirlishPigtails: Hime.
* GreenEyedMonster:
** Shuu gets [[CrazyJealousGuy extremely]] jealous when he finds out Mizuki is interested in Hime and wants to be her friend.
** Tooru sees Mizuki as his rival and absolutely hates his guts. Mizuki, on the other hand, doesn't really notice Tooru too much until Tooru [[SweetOnPollyOliver starts hanging around]] Shiro... and Mizuki ''does not'' like Tooru hanging around Shiro.
* GrumpyBear: Takayanagi.
* HairDecorations
* HairTriggerTemper: Shou Takayanagi has a bad temper.
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: Senri and Hime in the epilogue.]]
* [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend He Is Not My Prince]]: In Chapter 38, while Hime, Tsukino, and Ume are at a summer festival, Ume laments that she wishes her "prince" was around. Hime suggests that Ume should have called Takayanagi, and Ume blushes and denies that Takayanagi is her "prince."
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Hime is considered a disappointment to her mother (and sometimes to herself) and vows to not disappoint anyone anymore.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Shuu and Mizuki.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Ume always imitated her former close friend Riko from her hair style, her clothing, choice of favorite idols, and her drawings. When Ume started being praised for her drawings, Riko cut her hair and confronted Ume, accusing Ume of only being able to copy her and that she'll never find a guy that'll like her back. Since then, Ume has grown to believe it.
* InSeriesNickname: Hime is nicknamed "Gori-Hime" ("Gorilla Hime") after for croaky-sounding voice and following her angry outburst towards Senri for saying she has "bad taste" for liking Sakura Aoyama. Haruka also nicknames Hime, often calling her "you amateur" or "amateur prince," though it is later more of an AffectionateNickname.
* ImagineSpot: While dubbing lines for the BL Drama CD with Senri playing the villain that is using her character (in separate rooms), Shiro imagines the whole scene with Senri as his character and Shiro as hers, including their kiss scene. Later, when Shiro bumps into Senri at the grocery store, she remembers what she imagined earlier, freaks out, pushes Senri, and runs off.
* LethalChef: Senri.
* LivingADoubleLife: From Volume 3 onward, Hime must maintain a double life as a [[SweetPollyOliver "male"]] voice actor named "Shiro."
* LoveDodecahedron: Shuu is [[HoYay "infatuated"]] with Mizuki, who might have liked Sana and [[TheDulcineaEffect currently seems]] [[DoggedNiceGuy to have feelings]] for Hime, who eventually falls for Senri, [[spoiler:who is starting to feel something for Shiro.]] Tsukino is also [[LesYay very fond]] of Hime, while Tooru [[SweetOnPollyOliver has a crush on]] Shiro--unaware that she's really Hime--and mistakes Shiro's closeness to Mizuki for them being "gay." Haruka may or may not have feelings for Hime. Ume initially perceives Takayanagi as her "prince," only to no longer think of him as it once her fantasy of it shatters, only for them to gain quite a bit of {{ship tease}} together.
* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler:Mizuki has one for Hime in Chapter 52.]]
** [[spoiler:Hime has one for Senri in Chapter 63, though she doesn't quite get it herself.]]
* MaliciousSlander: To jealously keep Hime away from Mizuki, Shuu kisses Hime on the cheek to imply to his fans that they must be dating, so they can create a human barrier to separate Hime from Shuu and Mizuki.
* MeaningfulName: Hime means [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses "princess,"]] but she certainly doesn't [[{{Tomboy}} look]] or [[BadBadActing sound]] the part.
** MeaningfulRename: Hime deduces that the "Shiro" part of her [[LivingADoubleLife cover-up name]] comes from the term ''doshirouto'', which means "big amateur" in Japanese and is what Haruka often calls Hime.
* {{Megane}}: Mizuki.
* {{Meganekko}}: Hime/Shiro when she wears Mizuki's glasses, which Mizuki has "charmed" to help Hime use the "prince" voice.
* NoodlePeople: Well, this ''is'' from the same mangaka who did ''SpecialA''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Senri and pretty much everyone else [[RunningGag constantly]] mistake Shiro for an elementary student.
* OppositesAttract: Senri and Hime. Implied between that the reliable but naturally talented Mizuki and the hot-headed but very hardworking Sana.
* ParentalFavoritism: Hime's mother favors her "talented and perfect" daughter Akane more than Hime.
* PetTheDog:
** Senri helping out Hime during her first dubbing session.
** Ume sincerely making an animated video for Hime and the others in spite of the close deadline merely for being so kind to her.
** After hearing Hime's mother blatantly call Akane as her "perfect daughter" and "more capable than Hime," Haruka defends Hime and firmly states that the person that he's interested in for dubbing is Hime. He even considers lending her a shoulder to cry on and {{pinky swear}} [[ThePromise promises]] her that he will help make her dream come true. Of course, the last bit gets double subverted when it turns out that Haruka tricked Hime into agreeing without a guarantee that he'll come true with his part of the deal, but it's shown that Haruka is quite determined to help Hime get recognized as a voice actor.
** Senri nervously buys candy for Shiro during one of their hang-out sessions and constantly asks Shiro if the latter wants candy. Hime/Shiro only sees Senri acting angry and brooding, so she draws the conclusion that she is unwelcomed and tries to leave later, only for Senri to chase after her to give her the candy. Realizing his intent, she thanks him.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: This was Hime's main issues as "Shiro" when she officially started dubbing. Because she cannot initially visualize her characters as roles with different personalities, her voice acting ends up sounding the same every time.
* PinkySwear: In Chapter 10, Haruka promises Hime that he will help make her dream come true if she helps him fulfill his dream as well.
* PluckyGirl: Hime.
* PrincelyYoungMan: Mizuki is a Gentleman type, Shuu is more of a PrinceCharming type, and Senri is an IceKing type.
* {{Protectorate}}: Shuu is ''very'' protective of Mizuki.
* RedOniBlueOni: Shuu and Mizuki.
* ReplacementGoldfish: During Hime's retreat to help use her "prince" voice, Mizuki starts to remind Hime of Sana, his close friend who he tried to help become an actress, but learning that the possibility of her becoming dependent on him might crush her dream, decided to avoid her. Sana ended up quitting the drama club after a series of failures at auditions and blamed Mizuki for abandoning her when she needed him.
* RescueRomance: Mizuki first get interested in Hime after she asks him if she could borrow his uniform so she could pretend to be Tsukino's "boyfriend" and rescue her from an unwanted suitor. This trope is also Ume's definition of moe.
* RunningGag:
** Senri mentally viewing or [[DaydreamSurprise daydreaming]] of Hime as a [[CutenessProximity cat]], only to freak out afterwards.
** Tsukino putting "curses" on people.
** Mizuki [[BerserkButton hitting]] Shuu if he insults Hime.
** Haruka calling Hime [[InSeriesNickname "amateur"]] and flicking her on the forehead.
** Senri (and other people) mistaking Shiro for an elementary school student.
** Tooru [[SweetOnPollyOliver wanting to spend time]] with Shiro, but Mizuki intervenes.
* SecretKeeper: The only people who know that Shiro is Hime are Haruka, Mizuki, and Shuu.
* SliceOfLife
* SchoolIdol[=/=]TeenIdol: Idol Unit "Aqua" members Shuu and Mizuki, and rising star Kudou Senri.
* ShipTease: ''Plenty'' between:
** [[OppositesAttract Senri and Hime/Shiro]]: Senri acts cold to Hime, but he turns out to be really drawn to her because she reminds him of a cat named Gonzales. In contrast, Senri grows to think of Shiro as a friend and awkwardly tries to convey it while Hime eventually falls for Senri while seeing him in her Shiro disguise. Hime has feelings for Shiro, [[spoiler:and Chapter 41 hints that Senri is starting to feel something towards Shiro.]]
** [[TheDulcineaEffect Mizuki and Hime]]: Mizuki's interest in Hime began due to her similarity to Sana, but he grows to be a constant support to her and always wants to give Hime a helping hand. Mizuki ''does not'' like it if Tooru wants to spend time with Shiro and actively tries to keep Shiro away from him. They even nearly share a rehearsal kiss before Mizuki kisses Shiro's forehead instead. In Chapter 38, Haruka suggests that Mizuki cares about Hime. [[spoiler:And in Chapter 52, Mizuki has a LoveEpiphany.]]
** [[PetTheDog Haruka and Hime]]: Haruka has shown concern over Hime and in spite of his moodiness, he genuinely cares about her. In Chapter 38, Mizuki notices the effort Haruka is doing to promote Hime and says that the former must care about the latter; Haruka denies it and suggests that it's Mizuki who cares about Hime. When Mizuki claims that he only thinks of Hime as a "junior," Haruka seems relieved.
** [[HoYay Shuu and Mizuki]]: Shuu is extremely attached and protective of Mizuki. Shuu is said to be infatuated with Mizuki, but claims that he's not gay.
** [[JustFriends Takayanagi and Ume]]: Ume is initially infatuated with Takayanagi until she realizes that he's not the "moe" prince-character she thought he was. They form a friendship with Takayanagi agreeing to find Ume's "prince," though it's been teased that Takayanagi might in fact be Ume's "prince."
** [[SweetOnPollyOliver Tooru and Shiro]]: Tooru develops a crush on Shiro and tries to hang out with her, only for Mizuki to intervene.
* ShoujoDemographic
* ShrinkingViolet: Tsukino.
* SinkOrSwimMentor[=/=]TricksterMentor: Haruka to Hime. Mizuki hints that Haruka treated Shuu and him similarly when they first started being voice actors too.
* SleepCute: Hime and Mizuki in Chapter 36.
* StepfordSmiler: Hime takes her mother's disappointment in her with stride if it means that she's one step closer to her dream.
* SupremeChef: Hime.
* SweetPollyOliver: A variation. Haruka decides to market Hime as a male voice actor, and for her to keep her contract with him, she must dress up and live as a boy at her apartment and pretend to be one whenever she's dubbing at the studio while only being a girl while she's at school.
** SweetOnPollyOliver: Tooru develops this for Hime's alter ego Shiro.
* ThreeAmigos: Mizuki, Shuu, and Sana had a bit of this dynamic.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Hime and her younger sister Akane. Hime and Tsukino.
* TrainingFromHell: How Hime describes Haruka's retreats to get Hime to use her "prince voice." Every time she is unable to do it, Haruka flicks her on the head hard and even threatens to bury her if she can't do it in one hundred tries. ''After one hundred tries'', Haruka instead ties Hime to a tree, though Mizuki shortly cuts her from it.
* TrueCompanions: Hime, Tsukino, Takayanagi, Mitchi, with an addition to Ume. Hime/Shiro later forms a similar relationship with Mizuki, Shuu, and Haruka.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Kudou Senri. He acts ''tsun-tsun'' towards Hime and pretty much everyone else, but he only really shows his ''dere-dere'' side to [[CutenessProximity cats]]... and [[SweetPollyOliver "Shiro."]]
** Ume certainly becomes one to Hime and the rest of her TrueCompanions as well.
* TypeCasting: The reason why Hime turns down a role of playing a male host in an anime production is because she jumps to the conclusion that if she voices a male character, she'll just keep voicing male characters.
* TheUnfavorite: Hime. Her mother blatantly prefers her little sister over her, and expresses this at every chance she gets.
* UnknownRival: Tooru to Mizuki.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Girl]]: Hime.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Hime first crossdresses to pretend to be Tsukino's "boyfriend" and save her from getting harassed by an unwanted suitor. She later crossdresses as her alter ego [[SweetPollyOliver Shiro]] in order to be marketed as a voice actor by Haruka.
* WithAFriendAndAStranger: This is how Mizuki's relationship with Shuu as "the friend" and Sana "the stranger" start off, but subverted in that Shuu and Sana are childhood friends, so Mizuki could very well be "the stranger" in this aspect.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Hime reminds Senri of a cat named Gonzales, reminds Mizuki of Sana, and reminds Yashima of Sakura Aoyama.
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