Spring 2006 was probably the best season this decade for anime. Off of the top of my head, there was Ouran High School Club, Black Lagoon, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Simoun, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Nana, Gintama, Inukami, and another season of Aria. Then I remembered that there was a dark side: Glass Fleet, Musashi Gundoh, and well, Love Get Chu. You know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel when you make an anime out of a cell phone game.
Love Get Chu is supposed to be about a bunch of aspiring seiyuu, with a romantic subplot featuring an anime in-betweener. The emphasis is on “supposed to”. It would feel padded at half the length and characters. There are six seiyuu: the main character (I mean, literally that’s the only sort of identifiable character trait she has), the ojou-sama, the tomboy, and uh, three others. Oh ok, one of them wears glasses and another is the childhood friend of the minor love interest who is only in like half the episodes. Seriously though, these characters are even less complicated than “otaku database” framework that at least picks a bunch of (random?) characteristics for each character (this one is the little sister maid with glasses, this one is the tsundere childhood friend class rep…) even if those characters have no depth as well, characters.
Let’s see, what else is there? The aforementioned romantic subplot is a few unconnected scenes in a few random episodes. They’ll go on a date or something, and then have no interaction for another 5 episodes or so (AND WORST OF ALL, THEY DON’T EVEN GET TO KISS OH MY FUCKING GOD WHAT IS THIS SHIT?!?!) The character designs are awful and look like they’re straight out of 2000. The “aspiring seiyuu” part must have taken up about two episodes or so in the beginning. After that, it’s mostly completely nondescript filler (to the point where I can’t even remember what happens in most of the episodes) followed by a conclusion that has them basically prancing around in bikinis on a deserted island doing gravure modeling. Bakuman this is not.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? There was no reason for this to catch my eye back in 2006, and there’s no reason to watch it now. Or perhaps, “MOAR LIEK LOVE GET POO AMIRITE?”