This casting call is for two characters from Crimson Chains' Sweet Beginnings series, an episodic gay romance comic where one partner is named after a sweet treat, and the other is named after an alcoholic drink that pairs well with it.
As of episode 1, he has a boyfriend named Dark Chocolate- a more level-headed and composed man compared to Merlot, but the two are known to cause a bit of havoc together if the opportunity presents itself. Before meeting him, Merlot often slept around, desperate for affection, but was often told he's too clingy when he wanted a relationship.
Merlot has a quick cameo in the upcoming episode, and will be making future appearances in various shorts, seeing how he's quite popular among fans.
This character was previously played by someone else and this is an original series, so Merlot's new voice would preferably sound similar to his old one.
Compared to more mainstream voice actors, his voice is close to that of Eric Vale, specifically roles like Sanji (One Piece), America (Hetalia), and Nishiki Nishio (Tokyo Ghoul).
"No siblings, but I grew up around a lot of cousins my age! But they're mostly sticks in the mud like Chardonnay."
"Ahaha! Oo, big, bad Chardonnay! Trying to kiss a willing adult! Have you messaged him since then?"
(I kept meaning to call, but I couldn't find the right words.)
"CALL?? Just send a text like a normal person!"
"No! It's justâ€¦ It seems hard to believe. The more you get to know me, the more you'll realizeâ€¦ There's really nothing interesting about me. I know I'm a pain to deal with as well. Aside from my body, what else is there to offer?"
He and his future partner Cranberry Lemon will be the main characters of the upcoming 4th episode of Sweet Beginnings.
He gives the impression of having a high, sing-songy voice, but deeper voices that can match his enthusiasm are also welcome!
"Ta-da! A tequila sunrise!"
(Ohâ€¦ It's good)
"I'm glad you like it! You look like you enjoy your drinks on the sweet side! Plus the colors match your hair!"
"Sir, I was just telling her I liked her perfume. I wasn't flirting."
(Were you leading me on earlier as well? Is that why you wouldn't give me your number?!)
"No, I-I really wasn't flirting with you either. I was only chatting."
"Sorry, I know I should have contacted you. But I needed to thinkâ€¦ After that dayâ€¦ About what I wanted to say."
(He thinks he'd been rejected)
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