Okay, we need someone willing to fill the role of arks. For any takers out there, here's the audition material:
arks is a character who pretends to enjoy life. For the most part he is very on and very strong in his personality. However, it is still a personality he takes on because he wants to change himself and realizes the best way to change your personality is to pretend to be someone else until you fully believe you are the new person. He has had time to practice before he first appears and he's become very good at it, but there are still insecurities below the surface, which do need to come out every once in a while. Also, he may act brash and impulsive, but there is a hidden intelligence and perceptiveness beneath the surface.
"Don't worry I won't die. I can't die."
Say it first with a lot of bravado. Then say it more calm, like a Meaningful Echo.
"You're so cute."
When Hikari is getting overzealous about something. Meant to take the wind out from underneath him.
"Well, this looks tough."
arks likes understatement.
"Hey, what's up?"
Remember, arks default way of dealing with people is polite friendliness. Try to make this sound warm and inviting.
"I have bad news for you. If you thought this was going to be an easy battle, you were sorely mistaken. I'm not so easily swatted away as you think, and I will keep coming back at you again and again, slowly draining your energy until you make a mistake. Don't underestimate my resolve. This will be your worst fight ever. Have at you."
Said very much in the way of the Shonen Hot Blooded type, almost to the point of parody.
If you want, you can go to the default lines. (On the Casting Call page) Try saying them full out and more calm, but still with emotional investment. arks isn't one to hide his emotions, and even if he does, he'll hide it by replacing it with another, rather than suppressing it.