Kanae is an introvert student, almost a full fledge hikikomori since she rarely ever finds the courage to even go to school. When, in one of the rare occasions Kanae is outside, she meets her pop idol Hina, she immediately falls for her. The feelings of attraction are mutual and the two young women start dating. It is then that they first notice that their past troubles hold them back from life beyond their limited environment and they start wondering what they seek in this relationship. This leads to a dead end and for sometime they avoid each other, not sure of what to do. For Hina to use her voice as a means of expression was natural, but so far it had only been a sanctuary to protect her from the rest of the world and her family’s tragic past.
She finds herself incapable to sing when she is in front of others because she cannot trust them to understand something so important as her feelings in the form of her voice But when Kanae shows up and encourages her, things are different; Hina amazes people with her voice and she is rewarded with Kanae’s confession that she likes her.
Judging from my experience, I see a lot of myself and Foxy Lady Ayame in Voiceful. Love was there inside us and when we met each other, we found our special person to share it with. This feeling, I like to express through images, while Foxy Lady prefers using her soft voice. In order to keep sharing these feelings we constantly try to encourage one another. This is the only way that our creative flow won’t stop. It is all a part of this wonderful song called love and we hope you all enjoy it everyday.
Voiceful is one of Seven Seas Entertainment’s series Strawberry that includes shoujo-ai and yuri titles like Tetragrammaton Labyrinth, Kashimashi, Strawberry Panic, Girlfriends, First Love Sisters and The Last Uniform. Even though I do not consider it a masterpiece, it is a very sweet collection of sweet shoujo-ai short stories that will surely please the genre’s fans.