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20th May '16 8:22:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''YuYuHakusho'''s Kurama was her big breakthrough role, one that led to comments that she "[[EvenTheGirlsWantHer could have any woman in Japan if she wanted.]]"

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** ''YuYuHakusho'''s ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'''s Kurama was her big breakthrough role, one that led to comments that she "[[EvenTheGirlsWantHer could have any woman in Japan if she wanted.]]"



* To date, at least three Hungarian dubbed Animax series did this unintentionally. Both Kurama from ''YuYuHakusho'' and Envy from ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' were not only given female voice actors, but clear female voices. Kiyone from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' on the other hand ended up with a defined and manly tenor for at least two episodes before the directors realized that she's got BOOBS.

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* To date, at least three Hungarian dubbed Animax series did this unintentionally. Both Kurama from ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and Envy from ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' were not only given female voice actors, but clear female voices. Kiyone from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' on the other hand ended up with a defined and manly tenor for at least two episodes before the directors realized that she's got BOOBS.
13th May '16 7:01:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yuuta from ''Anime/PunchLine'' is played by a woman, which is a bit unusual considering his age but is not unheard of. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out Yuuta ''is'' biologically female. He is a boy who [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies with a girl]].]]
27th Apr '16 3:13:22 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' was voiced by Mae Questel in the ''Van Beuren Studios'' shorts from the 30's.
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' was voiced by Cecil Roy in the ''Noveltoon's'' shorts from the 40's.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat was voiced by Mae Questel in the ''Van Van Beuren Studios'' Studios shorts from the 30's.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost was voiced by Cecil Roy in the ''Noveltoon's'' ''Noveltoons'' shorts from the 40's.1940s and by Creator/JulieMcWhirter on ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels''.



* Julius Jr. was voiced by Elizabeth Daily who also does the voice of Tommy Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.

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* Julius Jr. was voiced by Elizabeth Daily Daily, who also does the voice of Tommy Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.



* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' deserves special recognition for hiring an actual five-year-old actress to voice the protagonist's young sister.
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is notable for casting three actual kids in the lead roles, although one child actor has to do a [[OohMeAccentsSlipping sometimes-convincing, sometimes-overdone French accent]].

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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' deserves special recognition for hiring an actual five-year-old 5-year-old actress to voice the protagonist's young sister.
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is notable for casting three actual kids in the lead roles, although one child actor has to do a [[OohMeAccentsSlipping sometimes-convincing, sometimes-overdone sometimes convincing, sometimes overdone French accent]].



* Nine to 14- [[spoiler:then back to 9 up to 13-]]year-old Alphonse Elric from the English dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was voiced by 12-year-old Aaron Dismuke throughout the whole series. Played straight for the dub of ''Brotherhood'', as puberty hit him pretty hard, and he's being replaced by Maxey Whitehead; though Aaron Dismuke eventually ended up voicing [[spoiler:Young!Van Hohenheim]] instead.

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* Nine Nine- to 14- [[spoiler:then back to 9 9, up to 13-]]year-old Alphonse Elric from the English dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was voiced by 12-year-old Aaron Dismuke throughout the whole series. Played straight for the dub of ''Brotherhood'', as puberty hit him pretty hard, and he's being replaced by Maxey Whitehead; though Aaron Dismuke eventually ended up voicing [[spoiler:Young!Van Hohenheim]] instead.



** It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking aversion--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young.

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** It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking aversion--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young.



* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute young boys.

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* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute young boys.



** Always averted in the European Portuguese Dub, where, for the most part, every child character keeps their actor/actress for the grown-up version. Most noticeably, Henrique Feist plays both Goku and Trunks as both kids and grown-ups, and Gohan as a kid.

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** Always averted in the European Portuguese Dub, dub, where, for the most part, every child character keeps their actor/actress for the grown-up version. Most noticeably, Henrique Feist plays both Goku and Trunks as both kids and grown-ups, and Gohan as a kid.



* Averted in the ''CodeGeass'' series. V.V. is voiced by Kazato Tomizawa, who was 10 years old when V.V. first appeared near the end of the first season.
** But played straight in the English dub of the same series, in which he's voiced by Cindy Robinson, whose age is unknown but is quite female and definitely an adult.

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* Averted in the ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' series. V.V. is voiced by Kazato Tomizawa, who was 10 years old when V.V. first appeared near the end of the first season.
** But played straight in the English dub of the same series, in which he's voiced by Cindy Robinson, whose age is unknown but who is quite female and definitely an adult.



** Actually ''every'' male role in the Viz dub of ''Sailor Moon'' is voiced by a grown man, no matter how young. Creator/BenDiskin and Creator/ToddHaberkorn voice many of the other young boys, and Creator/RobbieDaymond, the voice of Mamoru, also voices his younger self in flashbacks. Even the male ''baby'' that Usagi and Mamoru babysit in an episode of the R season was voiced by Ben Diskin. The original dub from DiC and Cloverway played this trope straight, and Serena's little brother "Sammy," as well as the young Darien, were voiced by female Julie Lemieux.

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** Actually ''every'' male role in the Viz dub of ''Sailor Moon'' is voiced by a grown man, no matter how young. Creator/BenDiskin and Creator/ToddHaberkorn voice many of the other young boys, and Creator/RobbieDaymond, the voice of Mamoru, also voices his younger self in flashbacks. Even the male ''baby'' that Usagi and Mamoru babysit in an episode of the R season was voiced by Ben Diskin. The original dub from DiC [=DiC=] and Cloverway played this trope straight, and Serena's little brother "Sammy," as well as the young Darien, were voiced by female Julie Lemieux.



* Chihiro from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' was voiced by an actual young girl in the English dub, then-11-years-old Daveigh Chase.

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* Chihiro from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' was voiced by an actual young girl in the English dub, then-11-years-old then-11-year-old Daveigh Chase.



** He also voiced the mischievous Baby Sinclair from ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' whom like his name suggests is a baby, with a voice similar to Elmo's.
* Jerry Nelson, who is actually two years older than Jim Henson, does the voice of Kermit the Frog's nephew, Robin.

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** He also voiced the mischievous Baby Sinclair from ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' whom like his name suggests is a baby, with a voice similar to Elmo's.
* Jerry Nelson, who is was actually two years older than Jim Henson, does did the voice of Kermit the Frog's nephew, Robin.



* In Nick jr.'s ''Abby's Friends'', the stuffed animals that come to life as puppets were voiced by kids.

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* In Nick jr.Jr.'s ''Abby's Friends'', the stuffed animals that come to life as puppets were voiced by kids.



* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' games originally averted it with Tails, who was voiced by the then-teen Corey Bringas in ''Adventure 1'' and 2 and William Corkery in ''Heroes'', ''Battle'' and ''Advance 3'' after Bringas hit puberty. He's then been voiced by women since 2005.

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* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' games originally averted it with Tails, who was voiced by the then-teen Corey Bringas in ''Adventure 1'' and 2 ''2'' and William Corkery in ''Heroes'', ''Battle'' and ''Advance 3'' after Bringas hit puberty. He's then been voiced by women since 2005.



* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is voiced by Zachary Tyler Eisen (b. 1993). Another main character, Toph Bei Fong, is voiced by Jessie Flower, who turned twelve the very same year her character was introduced. Any other kids their age or younger are voiced by children of the same gender and approximate age, and most teenagers are played by same gender voice actor that are usually at least a bit older (for instance Sokka is 15 and his VA was 18 when they started).

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* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is voiced by Zachary Tyler Eisen (b. 1993). Another main character, Toph Bei Fong, is voiced by Jessie Flower, who turned twelve the very same year her character was introduced. Any other kids their age or younger are voiced by children of the same gender and approximate age, and most teenagers are played by same gender voice actor that are usually at least a bit older (for instance instance, Sokka is 15 and his VA was 18 when they started).



* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is voiced by Sean Marquette, who, surprisingly, was ''not'' replaced after he had gone through puberty, but instead had his voice digitally pitched up. Though it is still obvious if one compares episodes from Season 1 to episodes afterward. Marquette had also previously been on the Nicktoon ''RocketPower''.

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* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is voiced by Sean Marquette, who, surprisingly, was ''not'' replaced after he had gone through puberty, but instead had his voice digitally pitched up. Though it is still obvious if one compares episodes from Season 1 to episodes afterward. Marquette had also previously been on the Nicktoon ''RocketPower''.''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.



** Interestingly enough, in Polish dub once Mac's voice actor's voice changed he got replaced almost seamlessly by his younger brother. Yup, the Poles pulled what was done with Adventure Time way before Adventure Time premiered as a series.

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** Interestingly enough, in Polish dub once Mac's voice actor's voice changed changed, he got replaced almost seamlessly by his younger brother. Yup, the Poles pulled what was done with Adventure Time ''Adventure Time'' way before Adventure Time ''Adventure Time'' premiered as a series.



* In Creator/HannaBarbera's ''Little Rascals'' series, Shavar Ross and Creator/ScottMenville were young boys (age 10 or so) cast as Buckwheat and Spanky, respectively. The dwarf actress Creator/PattyMaloney, who had played furry male roles in the 1970s, was aptly cast as Darla Hood.

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* In Creator/HannaBarbera's ''Little Rascals'' series, Shavar Ross and Creator/ScottMenville were young boys (age 10 or so) 11) cast as Buckwheat and Spanky, respectively. The dwarf actress Creator/PattyMaloney, Creator/PattyMaloney (age 46), who had played furry [[Series/FarOutSpaceNuts furry]] [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial male roles roles]] in the 1970s, was aptly cast as Darla Hood.



* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' characters were played by children through all of their animated specials; in the first (''ACharlieBrownChristmas''), the actress playing Sally was so young she could not read the script and had to have her lines cued to her.

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* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' characters were played by children through all of their animated specials; in the first (''ACharlieBrownChristmas''), (''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''), the actress playing Sally was so young she could not read the script and had to have her lines cued to her.



** Also school bully Mitch Mitchellson and nerd Elmer Sglue are also voiced by adults TomKenny and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, respectively.

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** Also school bully Mitch Mitchellson and nerd Elmer Sglue are also voiced by adults TomKenny Creatro/TomKenny and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, respectively.



* Voice actor Dick Beals voiced many young boys in several cartoons: 8-year-old Ralph Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', 10-year-old Davey Hansen from ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}, 8-year-old Arthur Spacely from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Buzz Conroy from ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr.'', Reggie Van Dough from ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Jon's nephew Rosco from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Speedy Alka-Seltzer and many others. His convincing childlike voice came from the fact that he has a glandular problem which prevented him from growing past the age of 10 and retained his high-pitched voice. Beals continued to do child voices in radio shows and occasionally guest starred in cartoons in his early 80s. He died May 29, 2012.
* Creator/DawsButler occasionally played young boy voices in ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (as Elroy) and several others. He was also Raggedy Andy in a few specials and the voice of ChillyWilly when he spoke.

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* Voice actor Dick Beals voiced many young boys in several cartoons: 8-year-old Ralph Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', 10-year-old Davey Hansen from ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}, 8-year-old Arthur Spacely from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Buzz Conroy from ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr.'', ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr'', Reggie Van Dough from ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Jon's nephew Rosco from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Speedy Alka-Seltzer and many others. His convincing childlike voice came from the fact that he has a glandular problem which prevented him from growing past the age of 10 and retained his high-pitched voice. Beals continued to do child voices in radio shows and occasionally guest starred in cartoons in his early 80s. He died May 29, 2012.
* Creator/DawsButler occasionally played young boy voices in ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'' (as Augie Doggie), ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (as Elroy) and several others. He was also Raggedy Andy in a few specials and the voice of ChillyWilly WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly when he spoke.



* This happened with WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} in the shorts produced in 1956 (voiced by Ruth Eggleston) and in 1967-1968 (voiced by Norma MacMillan). In the 1957-1966 shorts and the 1988 revival series, Dallas McKennon voiced Gumby (and occasionally, Dick Beals filled in, as mentioned above.)
** Occasionally, Dallas McKennon would also voice an incidental/background old lady. He even voiced Granny in a few shorts (such as "Cottage for Granny.")

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* This happened with WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} in the shorts produced in 1956 (voiced by Ruth Eggleston) and in 1967-1968 (voiced by Norma MacMillan). In the 1957-1966 shorts and the 1988 revival series, Dallas McKennon [=McKennon=] voiced Gumby (and occasionally, Dick Beals filled in, as mentioned above.)
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** Occasionally, Dallas McKennon [=McKennon=] would also voice an incidental/background old lady. He even voiced Granny in a few shorts (such as "Cottage for Granny.")Granny").
27th Apr '16 2:56:14 PM ANTMuddle
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** Because of his imitation of Granny Smith (voiced by Creator/TabithaStGermain), Peter New got the job doing Goldie Delicious.
6th Apr '16 11:27:51 AM rjd1922
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* In the original ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, 15-year-old protagonist Alex is actually voiced by a then ''preteen'' Ashley Parker Angel. For the first remake, ''Silver Star Story'', WorkingDesigns was considering on replacing Angel because he hit puberty, but they let him return anyway, feeling that this "new" Alex was a bit more "grown-up" than the original. YuriLowenthal assumes the role for the third remake, ''Silver Star Harmony''.
* Fourteen-year-old Sora in ''KingdomHearts'' and its sequel was voiced by then-14-year-old actor Creator/HaleyJoelOsment. When the sequel was released three years later, Haley's voice had obviously changed. However, Sora also had aged enough between games to justify the lower pitch. All in all, a rare VA example of both actor and character experiencing a puberty voice change.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, 15-year-old protagonist Alex is actually voiced by a then ''preteen'' Ashley Parker Angel. For the first remake, ''Silver Star Story'', WorkingDesigns Creator/WorkingDesigns was considering on replacing Angel because he hit puberty, but they let him return anyway, feeling that this "new" Alex was a bit more "grown-up" than the original. YuriLowenthal assumes the role for the third remake, ''Silver Star Harmony''.
* Fourteen-year-old Sora in ''KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' and its sequel was voiced by then-14-year-old actor Creator/HaleyJoelOsment. When the sequel was released three years later, Haley's voice had obviously changed. However, Sora also had aged enough between games to justify the lower pitch. All in all, a rare VA example of both actor and character experiencing a puberty voice change.



* In ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', the KidHero Oliver is voiced by the 10-year old Adam Wilson.



* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Eric Stitt for the English dub of the Wii remake of Klonoa 1.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Eric Stitt for the English dub of the Wii remake of Klonoa 1.''Klonoa 1''.
4th Apr '16 5:25:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', the latter {{foil}} to Bats is voiced by Dana Delaney (who would later [[HeyItsThatVoice play]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Lois Lane]]) as [[SecretIdentity Andrea Beaumont]] and Stacy Keach (who is a man despite the name) as The Phantasm.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', the latter {{foil}} to Bats is voiced by Dana Delaney (who would later [[HeyItsThatVoice play]] play [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Lois Lane]]) as [[SecretIdentity Andrea Beaumont]] and Stacy Keach (who is a man despite the name) as The Phantasm.
30th Mar '16 7:10:17 PM KiraDoom
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* In ''VideoGame/MySims'', [[TalkingToHimself there's only a few voice types that characters can have]]. As a result, a few characters have this; for example, {{Goth}} Boy shares his voice type with Brandi and Poppy, and [[AwesomeMcCoolname Annie Radd]] has Buddy's voice type.


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* The three major examples of this on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' are [[HumanoidAbomination Nergal Jr.]] (Debi Derryberry), [[TheChewToy Pud'n']] (Jane Carr), and [[BlackAndNerdy Irwin]] (Creator/VanessaMarshall). Oddly averted with most other kids.
26th Mar '16 11:51:57 AM nombretomado
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* The Japanese dub of ''{{Doug}}'' has the title character played by a woman. This could be because of his high-pitched voice in the Nickelodeon series (the Disney series never made it to Japan). Oh, and he was voiced by none other than Creator/MasakoNozawa.

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* The Japanese dub of ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has the title character played by a woman. This could be because of his high-pitched voice in the Nickelodeon series (the Disney series never made it to Japan). Oh, and he was voiced by none other than Creator/MasakoNozawa.
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* The children in ''WanderingSon'' are voiced by kids, though in Nitori's case his actors voice was breaking when he hadn't.

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* The children in ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' are voiced by kids, though in Nitori's case his actors voice was breaking when he hadn't.
23rd Mar '16 10:08:29 AM Willbyr
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* The title character of ''Konjiki no Gatch Bell''/''ZatchBell'' is voiced by Creator/IkueOtani (Japan) and Debi Derriberry (US).

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* The title character of ''Konjiki no Gatch Bell''/''ZatchBell'' ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is voiced by Creator/IkueOtani (Japan) and Debi Derriberry (US).
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