Monday, February 16, 2009

Casting Couch: Take Six

Hey everybody!

I am proud to present to you the latest in my series of articles covering my favorite podcast topic:
Casting Couch!

I would like to take you here (our Sailor Moon-themed "Bonus Episode") where the next installment of Casting Couch took place. Joining me on the panel was our Senior Producer Jupiter and her friend Rini, and in keeping with our central theme, we decided to put together a wish-list cast for this perennial anime classic.

Just as we did with our
Tenchi Muyo! installment, we decided to separate the ensemble cast into more manageable pieces. So, I assigned 2 roles to each panelist, leaving the addition of the villain for last. Also, for those who enjoy inane trivia: this is the first instance of Casting Couch where I got slapped with a book (playfully, of course) for one of my casting suggestions.

Ami Mizuno/Amy (Sailor Mercury)
Original Performers: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Karen Bernstein (English) & Liza Balkan (English)
Our Suggestion: Saoirse Ronan (Jupiter)

Usagi Tsukino/Serena Tsukino (Sailor Moon)
Original Performers: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese), Kae Araki (Japanese), Tracey Moore (English), Terri Hawkes (English) & Linda Ballantyne (English)
Our Suggestion: Dakota Fanning (Jupiter)

Mamoru Chiba/Darien (Tuxedo Mask)
Original Performers: Tōru Furuya (Japanese), Rino Romano (English) & Vince Corazza (English)
Our Suggestion: Milo Ventimiglia (Rini & Totoro)

Minako Aino/Mina Aino (Sailor Venus)
Original Performers: Rika Fukami (Japanese), Stephanie Morgenstern (English) & Emilie Barlow (English)
Our Suggestion: Miley Cyrus (Totoro) or Taylor Swift (Jupiter)

Rei Hino/Raye Hino (Sailor Mars)
Original Performers: Michie Tomizawa (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English) & Emilie Barlow (English)
Our Suggestion: Selena Gomez (Rini)

Makoto Kino/Lita Kino (Sailor Jupiter)
Original Performers: Emi Shinohara (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
Our Suggestion: Demi Lovato (Rini) or Alexis Bledel (Jupiter)

Queen Beryl
Original Performers: Keiko Han (Japanese), Naz Edwards (English)
Our Suggestion: Michelle Pfeiffer (Rini)

I hope you've enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane with me. Stay tuned to this site for more feature articles and episodes as our second season continues!

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