Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 32 — Freaky Friday

Time to change bodies

The Change card

Oh boy, it’s a body-switch episode; between Syao­ran and Kero at that! But that’s not the only rea­son why this episode is so amus­ing, half of it is because of Kumai Motoko and Hisakawa Aya, the voice actress­es for Syao­ran and Kero respec­tive­ly.

Often when voice actress­es are put into the posi­tion of voic­ing a body switch — in which the char­ac­ters don’t mag­i­cal­ly switch voic­es as well — it’s a great way of tru­ly gaug­ing their skills as voice actress­es. And I think Kumai-san and Hisakawa-san did a fan­tas­tic job on both ends. It was amus­ing see­ing “Syao­ran” speak in Kan­sai-ben and like­wise for Kero speak­ing in such a seri­ous tone. Over­all, Card­cap­tor Saku­ra real­ly had such a great voice cast and I’d love for all of them to reprise their roles in a new CCS-relat­ed adven­ture some­day…

you can't resist dat face

A LITTLE TOO CLOSE, SAKURA (Good job!)

syaoran pls

Syao­ran, as Kero, can’t take the cute­ness

I loved how awk­ward the body switch­es were, espe­cial­ly with Syao­ran. Since he turned into Kero, he had to spend the night in Saku­ra’s room.

Just look at his face. He’s so uncom­fort­able and ner­vous. Imag­ine if Syao­ran real­ly was Saku­ra’s lit­tle ani­mal mas­cot… sounds a lot like Nanatsuiro★Drops, does­n’t it?

Kero loves food, yet is terrible at making them

On Kero’s side… he does an even worse job being Syao­ran than Syao­ran did being Kero (in fact, aside from the lack of Kan­sai-ben, “Saku­ra and/or Yuk­i­to-induced hnnnnng”, and pret­ty much Bat­man’ing her house, Syao­ran actu­al­ly did a decent job!)

Strike a pose!

Kero REALLY has a hard time stay­ing in-char­ac­ter as Syao­ran

Kero clearly watched some strange drama on TV

Oh wait! He might be a genius after all!

kero why

…annnnnnnd nope.

Pfft. 😛 Kero is real­ly, REALLY ter­ri­ble at being Syao­ran.

Let's kiss and make up now

Ah, one of the worst con­di­tions of revers­ing a body switch… phys­i­cal con­tact. Espe­cial­ly if you don’t real­ly like the per­son you’ve switched bod­ies with!

Well, Syao­ran and Kero should look on the bright side… at least it was­n’t a kiss. I could have seen that com­ing from a mile away. Time to change back.

The next day…

SAKURA WITH KANSAI-BEN WUT

Saku­ra is now Kero

WAIT A MINUTE. Saku­ra Tange.… voic­ing Saku­ra and in Kan­sai-ben? Oh. My. God. That is too adorable. Saku­ra Tange, you are for­ev­er a god­dess in voice act­ing.

Chibi lil Sakura... Kero... thing

Kero is now Saku­ra

Like­wise, Hisakawa-san did a real­ly great “impres­sion” of Saku­ra.

WHY COULDN'T I BE IN YUKITO'S BODY!?

And now Syao­ran is Meilin!

THE BODYSWAPPING NEVER ENDS

There’s real­ly no deny­ing that the voice actress­es most def­i­nite­ly had a lot of fun with this episode.

COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE, YOU COULD HAVE DREAMED BEING TSUBASA SYAORAN

CANNOT UNSE

These night­mares will last for­ev­er, Syao­ran.

For­ev­er.

Kero, cutest mascot

Now on Leave it to Kero-chan, the top­ic is… him­self! More specif­i­cal­ly, his var­i­ous cute out­fits designed by our fab­u­lous Tomoyo.

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