Wishful Thinking: Which Old School Toku Actor Do You Think Should Have Played As Orion In Kyuranger?
I'm fine with Kyuranger and all but as always, I just love to nitpick on just anything. Come on, I've already wished for something like Megumi Mori should have been Oboro in Hurricanger or that Kazunori Inaba should have guest-starred as Takeru's father in Shinkenger for obvious reasons. Now let's get straight to business to who I felt should have played as Orion.
First it's Kenji Ohba. Granted, the Kyurangers didn't meet Retsu Ichijouji in Space 18 so I don't see any reason why it could cause confusion. I think it should be a dream come true for the Kyurangers and more importantly 32-year old Keisuke Minami to run into Ohba himself. Ohba as Orion could have been a good thing.
Another choice for Orion is Hiroshi Watari who played both Sharivan and Spielban. If Watari could return himself as the promoted Den Iga I think he could have made a cool Orion for Kyuranger. He made a short appearance in Boukenger as Eiji's father. Now why can't he appear in Kyuranger?
Haruki Hamada is another good alternative for Orion. He was pretty good under the role of Change Dragon. I don't see any reason why he can't play a good Orion. Though pun intended, he could also play as Tsurugi Ootori's father in a flashback.
Did you have any other wishful casting for the character of Orion?