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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