Trivia / Saber Marionette J

  • Acting for Two: In the English dub of J:
    • Erin Fitzgerald voices Cherry (3-13) and Luchs.
    • Nicole Oliver, who voices Baiko, later took over for Erin for the remainder of the series.
    • Tamasaburo and Lorelei are both voiced by Ellen Kennedy.
  • Casting Gag: Otaru is played by Yuka Imai, who portrayed Junior, R's protagonist.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In the Japanese versions of the series, Junior and Otaru are voiced by Yuka Imai.
  • No Export for You: The Battle Sabers videogame.
  • The Other Darrin: After episode 13, Nicole Oliver replaced Erin Fitzgerald as both Cherry and Luchs in the English dub after Erin moved to the US.
    • Also the J series ended up being dubbed by Ocean in Vancouver instead of Animaze in LA, so the entire cast was changed. Notably Otaru went from being voiced by a female (Mona Marshall) to a male (Brad Swaile). Then J to X went to Blue Water in Calgary, presumably due to union issues, and the entire cast was changed once again.
    • Bound to happen to Luchs now that Yuko Mizutani passed away.
  • Casting Gag: The entire Japanese voice cast returned in J, despite R having none of the same characters (they are similarly named Expies), where as most dubs had little to none of the voice casts return.
    • The U.S. release got J's Lime and Cherry, Maggie Blue O'Hara and Erin Fitzgerald respectively, to play R's Lime and Cherry, even though one moved south a while back.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Many people assume R to be a sequel due to this, as it was not released in America until 2004. The same year J to X was localized.
  • No Dub for You: The J VHS (not kidding) release in 1999 was sub only, even though J Again, released around the same time, had a dub. Averted with the DVD release.
  • What Could Have Been: Apple was going to be part of the original series, but she was cut. She appears in the Battle Sabers game, anyways.
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