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…
A LITTLE TOO CLOSE, SAKURA (Good job!)
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?
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!)
Oh wait! He might be a genius after all!
Pfft. 😛 Kero is really, REALLY terrible at being Syaoran.
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 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.
Kero is now Sakura
Likewise, Hisakawa-san did a really great “impression” of Sakura.
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.
These nightmares will last forever, Syaoran.
Now on Leave it to Kero-chan, the topic is… himself! More specifically, his various cute outfits designed by our fabulous Tomoyo.