|This article is about a/an actress in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.|
According to this interview, Ayumi originally tried out for the role of MagiRed, and Hiroya Matsumoto, who played Tsubasa, supported her in this. Had she been chosen to play the Red Ranger, she would have became the first female Red in Super Sentai. (Ironically, she did play Kai when he and Houka switched bodies in episode 39.) She also stated she was a big fan of Sentai growing up, Hikari Sentai Maskman in particular and watched Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger right after winning the role of Houka.
- Ayumi Beppu had announced that she would not appear in a children's show ever again. However, Ayumi reprised her role as Houka to appear in Gokaiger and the TTFC special Hero Mama League.
- There are two possible reasons for her appearances despite her statement: She possibly meant she wouldn't take a new leading role for a children's show, as opposed to the Gokaiger cameo and starring role in one short special. Also, her statement doesn't mention regretting Magiranger at all, making it possible she made an exception because she enjoyed her role as Houka.
- Ayumi Beppu at Wikipedia.