September 12th, 2005

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When fandoms collide

More Final Fantasy IX goodness today. For some reason I decided that Daisuke Namikawa's voice would be a good match for Zidane, and since we had the opening bit running while we took a break for some chocolate, we cast each character as they showed up onscreen. Some of them took a few tries before we could decide on anyone though.

And here's our cast (which will likely be a little different next time we play through, or even next week):

Zidane: Daisuke Namikawa - Teen (Tide-Line Blue), Kamisama (Saiyuki Reload), Fay (Tsubasa Chronicle), Aoi (Kero Kero Chime)

Garnet: Fumiko Orikasa - Pacifica (Scrapped Princess), Rukia (Bleach), Miu (Ichigo Mashimaro), Meilin (Gundam Seed Destiny)

Vivi: Rie Kugimiya - Alphonse Elric (FullMetal Alchemist), Karin (Bleach), Ikhny (Candidate for Goddess), Erei (Lagoon Engine)

Steiner: Show Hayami - Yamamoto (Irresponsible Captain Tylor), Julious (Angelique), Archer (FullMetal Alchemist), Wolfwood (Trigun)

Freya: Romi Park - Kanan (Brain Powerd), Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist), Ueki (Ueki no Housoku), Hitsugaya (Bleach)

Amarant: Ken'yuu Horiuchi - Zakuro (Saiyuki Reload), Oscar (Angelique), Gunbird (Petite Princess Yucie), Gren (Cowboy Bebop)

Eiko: ...um... we're not sure, but Mamiko Noto (Anna in Ichigo Mashimaro, Esther in Trinity Blood, Rinko in Ueki no Housoku, etc.) might work... or maybe Kaori Mizuhashi... or... someone...

Quina: Uhhh...

And that's it for the party. We also have Ryotaro Okiayu as Kuja, or maybe Hoshi-san, since we know he's so good at playing characters that look like girls. And Jurouta Kosugi for Garland and Unsyo Ishizuka for Baku. We're still debating on Blank, too, but it would be neat if he was played by Ishida-san or Hoshi-san. Not that FFIX will ever need a voice cast, but still.

Looking back at the list, that's a pretty confusing thing to read. Oh well.

Also, today I'm thankful for Take 5 bars, the law of tithing, hairties, carpeting, and bookshelves.
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A small amendment

After I turned off the computer last night, I realized that Akira Ishida would play Kuja frighteningly well... if they ever made something involving voice actors and he got cast. 'Kay, that's all.

And if you're reading this, happy birthday Celeste!!
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Ha, ha, ha...!

So for Quina it's currently a toss up between Mitsuki Saiga (Makubex in GetBackers) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Envy in FullMetal Alchemist).

Curiosity finally got the better of us, and Athena made a list of how many anime serieses we've seen at least two episodes of. It was partly because there are so many people who like to brag about how much anime they've seen (or maybe it just feels that way because we've been a little bitter), but in that respect I think it was a bad idea, because we're the type to make a list and see it and, no matter how long it may be, we think, "Oh is that all?" I think that's how I end up causing myself so much costume stress every year.

Anyway... we've been tagged! Yay! I actually do like being tagged, because it shows someone cares what I think. I think we may not act on it until tomorrow, though--choosing favorite characters will take some thought.

And tonight I'm thankful for sewing machines, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap.