First, some things to consider.
Imas fans are Producers, LL fans are Love Livers and Yukarin fans are kingdom citizens. What do you call rokyubu fans? Lolicons?
— BasuP@8thæœ€é«˜ (@BasuP) September 23, 2013
In an ideal world, we could also call them this:Â seiwota.
It’s not a big surprise that Ro-kyu-bu’s earlier successes are largely on the shoulder of the core seiyuu team. I mean, they put up a showing as idols and their live stage show is a best seller on Blu-ray. Sucks for those kids who bought all the anime blu-rays to get the mail-in DVD.
Season two steps this up. The entire fifth grade team is made up of up-and-coming voice actresses. The nerd-pandering idol-ish types. I mean, I have no idea where Asami “Chihayafuru” Seto is going to be, or how will Minako-and-Tsuda tag team will do (I suppose “Sphere Mugi” Kotobuki has made it already), or that Risa “Wareta Ringo” Taneda will have another show as moving as the one people care about. Oh, there’s that French Loli character, which could’ve been anyone else from this show for what it’s worth.
The villain in Ro-Kyu-Bu SS’s second story arc is this actress, who teams up with these two other iM@S-related voice actors… Not to mention the usual splatter of veterans and newcomers from Ayane Sakura to Ayako Kawasumi. I mean, yeah, this is also why I am watching this lolicon show. I guess I can suffer with these pros together.