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When 16-year-old high school student Kanna Aoyagi's older sister encourages her to become an adult video game voice actress, Kanna is hesitant. After thinking about all the things her sister has done for her, and how much she owes her, Kanna finally agrees. But can a high school student who knows nothing about adult video games really do the job?
Both anime follow a rookie voice actress and how they deal with the upcoming hardships they have in their new jobs. The tone of each show is different though since Rec adds some romance into the mix while Koe de Oshigoto if quite explicit due to the nature of the game the main character voices.
Anyway if you liked Koe de Oshigoto and want something similar but tamer then Rec is for you. Likewise, if you watched Rec and wonder how it'd be if the anime was about voice acting in a eroge then go ahead and watch Koe de Oshigoto.
Both Koe de Oshigoto and REC tell us a story about a voice actress that's just starting out.
Koe de Oshigoto focuses mostly on ecchi and perverted things (since it's about a high school girl doing voice acting for adult video games...) while REC has more of a focus on romance.
If you liked REC and want something ecchi that involves ecchi then you might like Koe de Oshigoto, similarly, if you liked the voice acting aspect of Koe but want something less ecchi, you might enjoy the romance in REC.
28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?
If you enjoyed REC, I'm sure you will also enjoy Hataraki Man. Both series involve a close-up of complicated relationships mixed in with work life. There aren't a lot of character aspects in REC whereas you're introduced to a number in Hataraki Man, but you still get the same "that's life" + drama feel.
Kenji Tomosaka is a young boy who moved from the city to a coastal town at a young age. The ocean fascinated him, and that is where he met a girl named Nanami Konoe. Together, they played together on the beach; but unknowingly, they lived next to each other, their balconies just feet apart. As time moves on, their relationship deepens, and many of their friends call them a couple; but neither Kenji nor Nanami is willing to make a move. Time passes, and summer comes again; but this time, something will happen that will change them both forever...
Similar to REC, Lamune has a very casual slice-of-life feel to it. Though it tends to drag out its content a bit more due, obviously, to the huge disparity in series length, it still possess much the same style. Though there are a number of girls, the main romance is already set in stone, so expect romantical progression similar to that in REC.
What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.
Millenium Actress was the very first thing I thought about when watching REC. The tones don't quite match, but the "Aka half" of the show is when both get close to each other: Millenium Actress tells the story mixing movies from Chiyoko's life, while REC uses references and situations from various Andrey Hepburn movies. Both flirt with cinema in various moments, and they also deal with the dream of becoming an actress/voice actress and actually fulfilling that dream. If movie culture, acting and dreaming - along with an underlying love relationship, be it concrete or abstract - is what makes you like one of these two titles, then you'll probably like the other for the same reasons.
Dejiko is now twenty years old and works part time in a bakery. On her way home on Christmas eve, she slips and drops her cake; but when a young man approaches and switches her spoiled cake for his, Dejiko is unsure how to respond. The young man is Senba Takuo, and their love develops over the next year. But when Dejiko receives a letter from her mother requesting her to come back to her far away home, and after she sees Takuo with another girl, what will become of their relationship?
Winter Garden and Rec are a lot like each other! They have a very similar pace of story and even though Rec might be a bit more serious about handling relationships at the start of the series, the romance definitely feels very alike when comparing the two series. It's nearly impossible to like one and dislike the other because of their similarities, yet the stories are nothing like each other!