Examples of {{Actor Allusion}}s in Anime and Manga.
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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kurama already bears some resemblance to [[Anime/RurouniKenshin Himura Kenshin]], but for a couple episodes of the Tournament arc, they went out of their way to make it explicit by giving him a cross-shaped scar. Creator/MegumiOgata voiced Kenshin in the Drama [=CDs=].
** A villain, Karasu, has a power-up which turns his hair gold, directly referencing [[DragonBall Super Saiyans]]. Both his [[Creator/RyoHorikawa Japanese]] and [[Creator/KyleHebert English]] voice actors have voiced Super Saiyans (Vegeta and Gohan respectively).
* The anime adaptation of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is, arguably, half-built on such heavy references. The most emblematic, however, is from episode sixteen -- when Konata Izumi cosplays at her cafe as LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. Both characters are played by Creator/AyaHirano, who effortlessly slips back and forth into her Haruhi voice to take orders in the cafe. (In the English dub version Creator/WendeeLee tries this but can't seem to sound like she did back in 2007, this same thing happened with Creator/MichelleRuff as Nagato, although she sounds like herself again in the preview, the only character to sound like himself was Creator/CrispinFreeman's Kyon, probably due to the fact the dubbing was lazy in volume 4, compared to the other volumes.)
** Konata is later (in episode twenty-four) bribed with a ticket for a handshake with the voice actress for Haruhi, thus resulting in Aya Hirano as Konata enthusing about [[CelebrityParadox meeting Aya Hirano]] "in person" for her work on ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''.
** Konata had previously attended a concert (''Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou'') with Aya Hirano (technically voicing herself with a ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ImageSong recording) as one of the stars.
** In episode twenty-three, Konata buys a character ImageSong for ''GalaxyAngelRune'''s Kahlua, who is voiced by (you guessed it) Aya Hirano, due to feeling "somehow connected" to it. She then convinces Kagami to buy a ''PowerpuffGirlsZ'' album, where Kagami's voice actress Creator/EmiriKatou voices Hyper Blossom.
** A few scenes in episode seven consist of Konata using ultra-polite Japanese and the phrase "A girl should be elegant", traits of another character once played by Aya Hirano: Lumiere from ''KiddyGrade''.
** Even earlier, more obscure Hirano roles aren't immune: Konata's musings about "that show where a guy's pets come back to life as girls" are a reference to ''AngelTales'', where Hirano played Momo The Monkey.
*** This was already there in the manga--should it count?
** Manga volume 5 contains a bonus strip in which Konata (and Hiyori) see Aya Hirano in the coffee shop they're at, eating a chocolate coronet.
** And there's a wonderful in-joke in episode 12, where at Comiket, characters played by [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Tomokazu]] "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]]" [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Sugita]] and [[Creator/TomokazuSeki Tomokazu]] "[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke]]" [[Creator/TomokazuSeki Seki]] manage to fight a MundaneMadeAwesome battle to sell a customer unsold merchandise... of their own respective characters. (ThatOtherWiki claims that the two [=VAs=] have a rivalry, of sorts. That would explain the battle.)
** Creator/DaisukeOno as himself and Akira Kogami in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' episode 20 [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] their previous roles in the KyoAni adaptation of ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'': Ono Daisuke as Yukito Kunisaki/[[spoiler:the crow Sora]] and Hiromi Konno as Potato, Kano Kirishima's dog.
---> '''Akira''': You're not a crow today.
---> '''Daisuke''': You're not a dog today.
-->'''Akira:''' Picco picco.
*** Sadly, this joke is lost in the dub, mainly because AIR is dubbed by FUNimation. And a general rule of thumb, you really can't use VA from California to do Texan anime dubs due to...''[[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood legal reasons]]''.
*** If anyone is curious, Sora and Potato are voiced by Creator/VicMignogna and Creator/TiffanyGrant respectively in the English dub AIR (although the earlier does voice some minor characters in the Lucky Star dub).
** All of the SOS Brigade members' voice actors have appeared in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' at one point or the other. Aside from the obvious Creator/AyaHirano (Konata/Haruhi), Creator/MinoriChihara (Minami/Nagato), we have Creator/DaisukeOno (Koizumi) as himself in one [[ShowWithinAShow Lucky Channel]], Creator/TomokazuSugita as mentioned above, and YukoGoto (Mikuru Asahina) as a yakuza-like muscular version of her real life self. The dub actors for the Brigade are also present in the Lucky Star dub.
** We should also note that, in the English dub, Konata is voiced by Creator/WendeeLee, Haruhi's English voice actor. This was likely a conscious casting decision (though they were lucky she had enough range to allow it).
*** As was Creator/SamRiegel -- who voiced Taniguchi -- for MinoruShiraishi. In fact, his first line in the second episode is the start of "Ore no Wasuremono". Not the first time he sings it, either... it eventually got a full version on his ending theme CD after Lucky Star ended.
*** Creator/JohnnyYongBosch did the voice of Creator/DaisukeOno (they both do Itsuki's voice), and Creator/CrispinFreeman (Kyon) appears as [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Clerk Sugita]].
*** Creator/MichelleRuff (Yuki) does Tsukasa's voice and also plays Creator/MinoriChihara and Minami, while Creator/StephanieSheh (Mikuru) does Akira's voice.
*** The only allusion that didn't make it in the dub was that Creator/MeganHollingshead provided the voice of [[YukoGoto Gothouther-sama]] and not StephanieSheh.
** Don't forget: anytime any guest [=VAs=] turn up in ''Lucky Star,'' it's almost certain that the next episode preview will be voice-overed by whatever character they're famous for. Example: Kyon and Yuki previewing episode 17, or the cast of ''KeroroGunsou'' previewing episode 13, after their [=VAs=] turned up in the anime, In the English dub of that same episode, VicMignogna apparently reprised his role as Keroro (and is the only ADV cast member from the show to do so; he couldn't keep his role in the Funimation dub).
** There is an inversion of this in ''Manga/HaruhiChan''; in addition to the show itself having a more Lucky Star-like art style (though by no means identical), one particular episode has Haruhi carry out a good number of Konata's mannerisms including a shot that mirrors Lucky Star's teaser shot exactly. Haruhi's voice also seems to have been modified a tad to sound a bit more like Konata.
* Episode 5 of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' contains one during a rather elaborate ShoutOut to Episode 48 of ''FushigiYuugi'': In FY, during the fight between Tamahome and Suboshi, Suboshi ends up getting [[HoistByHisOwnPetard killed by his own weapon]] when he finds himself pinned down by the ghosts of Tamahome's brothers and sisters (whom Suboshi had killed) and unable to get out of the way. In ''Pokemon'', just as Satoshi (Ash) is about to order Pikachu to deliver the finishing blow to Takeshi's (Brock's) Onix, he imagines himself being held back from giving the order by Takeshi's many younger siblings (though it turns out they really ''are'' holding Satoshi back). What makes this an ActorAllusion is that in the Japanese version of their respective shows, Takeshi and Suboshi are both voiced by seiyuu Creator/YujiUeda.
** The dub gets to pull this when Maylene is introduced. Jessie comments that it's "A meeting of old and new!", likely referencing that Maylene's voice actress was Jessie's 4Kids [=VA=] -- Creator/RachaelLillis. A Hoenn episode also had a very sneaky one for the same actress, titled "A Different Kind of Misty". Guess who voiced one of the characters of the day?
** Here's one more, the actress who originally played Ash on ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (Creator/VeronicaTaylor) plays the role of Carly on ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Now here's where it gets freaky: turns out that both characters (Ash and Carly) have the same aspect to their personality (getting into tight spots) and not only that, both have a friend named Misty. You can see information on the four using the following four links [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash_Ketchum Ash Ketchum]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Misty_(anime) Misty (Pokémon)]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Carly_Carmine Carly]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Misty_Tredwell Misty Tredwell]] Misty Tredwell being from [=5D's=] of course)
** In the Japanese version, Saori (Solidad), the pink-haired Pokemon Coordinator, is voiced by Creator/RieTanaka, who was the voice of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Lacus]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Clyne]], the pink-haired Coordinator.
** The episode where Jessie tries to train to become a nurse is a reference to her voice actress Creator/MegumiHayashibara, who was also training to be a nurse in the early days of her career.
** In "Air Time", the role of the hero's Charizard is given to James. In the Japanese version, Creator/ShinichiroMiki plays both.
** It's possible that this was in mind for Tobias in the dub, given that he shares traits with both [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Kyoya Ohtori]] and [[BlackButler Sebastian Michaelis]].
* Episode 9 of ''Anime/SgtFrog'' contains an {{Homage}} to episode 24 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' where Mutsumi descends into the Keroro Platoon's base in the same way Kaworu (who was also voiced by AkiraIshida) descended into the [=NERV=] headquarters, complete with the same background music.
** Giroro from the same show was voiced by [[Creator/JojiNakata George Nakata]], who also happaned to voice King Leonidas in the Japanese dub of ''Film/{{300}}''. In the end, [[CulturalCrossReference the urge to have Giroro scream]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis This. Is. SPARTA!!!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfS6lXtGhA8 proved too much to resist]].
** Episodes 14 and 15 contain one ''DragonballZ'' shout out each in the dub (but not in the original Japanese version), with [[Creator/ChristopherSabat Giroro]] doing the referencing.
** In the dub of episode 24, Lavie's TV show is called "[[GunslingerGirl Gunbringer Girl]]". Mois thinks it sounds familiar -- her voice actress, Carrie Savage, having had a small role in ''Gunslinger Girl''. Again, there is no equivalent reference in the Japanese version.
* Asuma Sarutobi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' often says "yare yare daze" and "ora ora" (moreso in the PS2 Naruto games). While these phrases are used often in other anime, in this case it's a reference to Asuma's seiyuu Creator/JurotaKosugi's previous role as Jotaro Kujo in the OVA adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* When Creator/{{Sunrise}} changed the last names of nearly all ''Anime/MaiHiME'' characters for ''Anime/MaiOtome'', Haruka Suzushiro became Haruka Armitage, a reference to one of Ryōka Yuzuki's previous roles -- Naomi Armitage from ''Anime/ArmitageIII''.
** Another example is Midori, a character who likes to tell people that she's "just 17 years old", a reference to a joke by fellow seiyuu Creator/KikukoInoue (who voices Yukariko in both series).
* In the first episode of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka gives an InTheNameOfTheMoon speech to a group of street thugs attacking her: Miaka's voice actress, Creator/KaeAraki, played Anime/SailorMoon for several episodes while her regular voice actress was ill, and also played Chibiusa on the same series.
** Almost the same gag happens in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' as well. Excel is played by Sailor Moon's regular voice actress, Creator/KotonoMitsuishi. The dub lampshaded how [[DubInducedPlotHole this doesn't make sense anymore]] by Excel stating "No fair! I wanted that part, but it was dubbed in Canada!" (The English dubbing for Sailor Moon was done in Canada with Canadian voice actors.)
* Yuuichi, in the KyotoAnimation remake of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', is played by Creator/TomokazuSugita. In one episode, he does a DeadpanSnarker narration monologue exactly in character as Kyon, Sugita Tomokazu's character from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. It doesn't turn out to be just narration, though -- Kaori can hear him say it, and she's not amused. Again, just like Kyon. [[spoiler:The scene is actually in the original VisualNovel though, but nobody really care.]]
** Inevitably led to his FanNickname, Kyuuichi.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** In an episode of the anime, some schoolchildren point out that Hitsugaya Toshirou, disguised as a human, is a bit short, prompting him to shout, "Who's a super midget?" in an obvious reference to the role of Creator/RomiPark, his seiyuu, as the height-hypersensitive Edward Elric in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** In an episode of the English dub, Uryuu ended up expressing frustration at Pesche, unhappy that Pesche was comparing him to various insects. Ironic, considering one of Derek Stephen Prince's other voice acting roles, [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shino Aburame]].
** Speaking of both the English dub and ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' allusions, Ikkaku Madarame once had a rant in a filler episode about something costing him an arm and a leg. Ikkaku is voiced in English by Creator/VicMignogna. Who also happens to be the English voice of one certain HandicappedBadass Edward Elric.
* Same with Naoto Shirogane from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. They left the line for the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]] too.
** A similar gag occurs in the dub of ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', with Tokine saying, much to [[Creator/VicMignogna Yoshimori's]] chagrin, that she isn't interested in guys who are significantly shorter than her.
** Another episode has Madarao calling Yoshimori's actions "petty and small". This, of course, causes an outraged uproar.
** Digimon fans also might be reminded of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Ken Ichijouji]], who sometimes uttered this before he made a HeelFaceTurn.
* Creator/ADVFilms used this to insert ''even more'' {{Expy}}-based gags into ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' than there already were, especially regarding the main character, voiced by Creator/{{Spike|Spencer}} "[[IAmNotSpock Shinji Ikari]]" [[Creator/SpikeSpencer Spencer]].
** The other main source of these gags is Ryoko Subaru, who is roughly equivalent to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka Langley Sohryu]], both of whom were played by Creator/TiffanyGrant.
* Ever since RieKugimiya's appearance in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', she has made the "Urusai Urusai Urusai!" line in some of the roles she has voiced afterwards (e.g. Louise in ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'', Nagi in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Taiga in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', Aria in ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'')
** Parodied in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex-tan'', where Index copies the joke because Creator/JCStaff produced both shows, even encouraging the audience to purchase ''Shana'' [=DVDs=] if "they don't get it."
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has a large number of these; notably, the Puppet Butler with a distorted voice uses the [[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]] on Nagi. He no longer speaks with a distorted voice, and the VA is clearly Creator/JunFukuyama, the VA of ''Anime/CodeGeass''' Lelouch Lamperouge. He also resemble Watanuki from ''Manga/XXXholic'', another of Jun's roles.
** In episode 10 of season 1, an intermission artwork shows Nagi dress up as Louise from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''.
** Before this we saw Nagi's triple allusion attack on Sakuya as [[Manga/{{MAR}} Bell]], [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]], and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Alphonse]] respectively.
** And let's not forget the [[BloodKnight psychotically]] HotBlooded redhead Combat Butler voiced by the same guy who did the voice of Gai in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' who uses pretty much all of GaoGaiGar's signature attacks, up to and including the Goldion Hammer. Appearance-wise, he looks like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral]] with Gai's long hair.
** Another one appears early on in the second season: Hayate, Nagi, Yukiji, and Wataru are in the dungeon with Sonia, and then at some point, the ghost of the priest Linn Regiostar tells Hayate to ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight "Image it."]]''
** Hayate adopted the exact same stance as Shirou, notwithstanding the fact that he performed his Ultimate Attack ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' instead of tracing Caliburn. Also, Nagi Sanzenin is a {{Tsundere}} with Grade-S ZettaiRyouiki, similar to one [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin Tohsaka]].
** Even the Hayate manga is able to sneak in an actor allusion. In chapter 148, there's [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c148/9.html a parody of the class roster picture]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima''. In the roster, Hayate is seen to have the same student number as Kaede from Negima. This is no coincidence, as Hayate and Kaede are both voiced by Creator/RyokoShiraishi.
** In episode 35 Maria cosplays as Suigintou from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''. It goes without saying they are both voiced by Creator/RieTanaka.
* Speaking of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and Gai's VA Creator/NobuyukiHiyama, any time writers can find a way to make his character in another series say [[DisappearsIntoLight "hikari ni nare"]], they will. There's the ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' example above (where his character also visually resembles [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral]]). The line also occurs in {{Moetan}}, where Hiyama voices Karks, and in ''LightNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'', where Hiyama's character gets into a duel with Creator/TomokazuSeki's character and the latter's [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Finger]].
** ''VisualNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' has more of this in its {{Shout Out}}s -- in one parody-filled episode, the Creator/YukoGoto-voiced Miyu Kuonji uses a [[LightNovel/{{Shuffle}} box-cutter attack]] and a [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya "Mirakuru Beam"]].
* The animated video made as an intro to "It's a Rumic World" (an exhibition of artwork by Creator/RumikoTakahashi) has ''Manga/InuYasha'' noting that Ranma and him have the same voice, because they also have the same seiyuu. Extra funny considering they also have the same ''English'' voice actors (well only seasons 4-7 for Ranma).
* The GagDub of ''Anime/GhostStories'' has Satsuki answering a call with "[[Anime/SuperMilkChan Milk-chan]] here", even doing the same voice.
** This is only one of the most subtle instances. The dub also includes someone claiming that Leo has a bigger ego than Creator/ChrisPatton, who plays Hajime; another episode has Hajime repeatedly accusing Satsuki of sleeping with Creator/VicMignogna. And then there's the episode in which, after a ghost's curse puts Satsuki's father (played by Creator/IllichGuardiola) in the hospital, the characters refer to him as "Illich" for the rest of the episode.
* In ''Anime/RahXephon'', Haruka introduces herself to Ayato as a "champion of justice". The phrase and [[Creator/AyaHisakawa voice actress]] both were in ''Anime/SailorMoon''. (She voices Ami)
* Of all things, the Creator/FourKidsEntertainment dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' manages to get one in during the Drum Island arc. Dr. Kureha insists to be called Dr. K, a reference to the main villain of ''Animation/CubixRobotsForEveryone''. Both were voiced by the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein. [[{{Macekre}} The Japanese version has no such equivalent.]]
* In episode 20 of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', the dub has Marcus (voiced by Creator/QuintonFlynn) say that [[KingdomHearts "I've got it memorized"]].
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' has the seemingly random, minor ShipTease between Vice and Teana. Seemingly random, unless if you know who their voice actors are. The two were being played by Creator/YuuichiNakamura and Creator/MaiNakahara, aka, [[OfficialCouple Tomoya and Nagisa]] of the ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime]], which was going to begin on the week after ''[=StrikerS=]'' ends.
** Jail Scaglietti shares some eerily similar traits to Scythe Master from the visual novel ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno''. Creator/KenNarita notably voices both characters.
* ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' has a character (sentient AI, same thing) voiced by Creator/JunFukuyama pulling everything from his time as [[CodeGeass Lelouch]] to create a madman in a robot body. The manga practically confirms this as he says "if I was human, I'd look like this" with a shot of Lelouch.
* ''Anime/EarthDefenderMaoChan'' includes a character (Kagome Mishima) who looks identical to Ken Akamatsu's previous and better-known series ''LoveHina'''s Naru Narusegawa; another character (Sylvia) is voiced by Naru's VA Creator/YuiHorie. At one point, the characters visit a hot springs resort which is clearly the one from Love Hina - they even describe it as "the hot-springs which magically makes people get in to Tokyo U!" It's inhabited by another character looking identical to Naru, and when Kagome introduces herself to the Naru-alike and asks her name, another character says "No! Don't answer that!" In the English dub, Naru and Kagome have the same English voice-actress.
* In the GagDub of ''Anime/ShinChan'' Hiro and Mitzi have a [[MundaneMadeAwesome faux-epic]] newspaper-sword fight and Hiro calls one of his attacks "Sword of the Darkness Flame", which was an attack of Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', both voiced by Chuck Huber.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has one with April which is a combination of this, CaptainErsatz, and {{Expy}}. The character's Japanese voice actress dubs a lot of Halle Berry's roles, including that of Storm in ''Film/XMen''. The character in the anime is a black woman with weather-control powers.
** Hei's voice actor also voiced [[Anime/{{Monster}} Tenma]], and in the TimeSkip between the two seasons, Hei mirrors him in going from clean-cut MrFanservice to sexiest hobo ever.
*** A dub-based one- Creator/JohnSwasey, who voices Huang, voiced Gendo Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The relevance comes in at the end of the first season, with a scene that is clearly inspired by Evangelion's "[[GainaxEnding congratulations scene]]".
* In ''Anime/MyselfYourself'', Yukari Tamura plays Shuri, who at one point gives a haunting, foreboding PostEpisodeTrailer narration that culminates with [[OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchphrase "Can you believe in it?"]] Another character [[BreakingTheFourthWall points out]], "Um, Shuri, I think you've got the [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi wrong show!]]"
* Speaking of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', in the [[BeachEpisode Pool Episode]] (Episode 1 of ''Rei''), this is combined with CaptainErsatz and {{Expy}}. When Chie-sensei is recruited to help take Keiichi's swimming trunks off, she whips out T squares which look a lot like [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Black keys]].
** In episode 3 of Rei, Rena had a [[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Marimite]] parody moment with her being Yumi and Miyo being Sachiko. Miyo and Sachiko share a seiyuu.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' builds an entire scene on this trope: the Alien Captain is played by Mugihito, who voiced [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]] in the Japanese dub. So given the [[GagSeries nature]] of the series, it was inevitable that the aliens would become [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the [=NextGen=] crew at some point.
* The ''Legends of the True Savior'' movie/OVA series based on ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' feature quite a few voice actors from the 80's TV series, even though most of the established main characters are played by new actors. One intentional example occurs in ''The Legend of Kenshiro'', the prequel movie, which features Kenshiro befriending a married couple played by Creator/KeiichiNanba and Creator/MinaTominaga, who were the voice of the adult Bat and Lin respectively in the original TV series. Kenshiro later meets [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin's]] former sensei, Fugen, who is voiced by Creator/TakeshiAono, the original voice of Rihaku.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', when Zelgadis scowled and uttered "I'll kill you", which is an iconic line belonging to ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'''s Heero Yuy, also voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa.
* The battle of Ren (voiced by Creator/TomokazuSeki, Domon Kasshu from ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'') and Kojūrō (Creator/NobuyukiHiyama, Guy Shishioh from ''GaoGaiGar'') in ''TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjTCmzVNYdM rife with this]], including Kojūrō [[HeyThatsMyLine stealing some of Ren's lines]]. The battle even ends on this note when [[spoiler:The Colonel suddenly appears and finishes off both with the CatchPhrase of Master Asia from ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', the two also have the same voice actor.]]
* In one of the ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' previews, Virgilia, a centuries-old witch, insists that she is [[Creator/KikukoInoue "only 17 years old."]]
* A slightly complex example, and probably not intentional, but the fans have latched onto it anyway. In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fai is voiced by Creator/DaisukeNamikawa. In the drama [=CDs=], Namikawa also voices Fai's twin brother Yuui, who happens to be an Italian chef. Fast forward a couple years, and Namikawa is voicing both North and South Italy in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', who have an obsession with pasta. Cue Tsubasa fans writing fanfics with Fai and Yuui calling for [[MemeticMutation PASTAAAAA~]] at the drop of a hat.
** This gets a possibly intentional canon reference at the very end of the fourth CD, in which Fai excitedly requests [[MemeticMutation PASTAAAAA~]] for dinner. Kurogane has a psychotic breakdown promptly thereafter.
* In one episode of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Otae tries to goad Hijikata into saying one of Date Masamune's signature {{Engrish}} phrases from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' ("LET'S PARTY!!") and straight up asks him if he's excited about the second season. Hijikata and Masamune are both voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai.
** The manga makes another one later where Hijikata rides in on a nearly naked Kondo (who has motorcycle handlebars taped to his head like Masamune's horse in the anime) yelling "Here we go! Okay! Let's Party!"
** A slightly (probably unintentional one) good example would be the episode where Sadaharu goes insane. They go to the baseball stadium to set up the two Miko sisters' trap and it's Mone's turn to catch the ball. She can't catch it but Gintoki dives and says EXACTLY [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya "Make it. Make it. Make it! WHILE trying to catch the ball.]] Both Kyon and Gintoki are voiced by Creator/TomokazuSugita and it's interesting to note that LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' aired almost at the same time only two days apart.
** On at least two different occasions, Okita has said "Mind if I beat you? Can't hear your answer!", which is the CatchPhrase of Ryutaros from ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', both voiced by Creator/KenichiSuzumura. In one instance, Okita's eyes flashed purple, which is what happens when Ryutaros possesses people.
* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Creator/DavidKaye as Megatron occasionally utters a smooth, drawn-out "yeessss", a reference to the CatchPhrase [[ThrowItIn he introduced]] when playing Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.
* In the first ending video for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', Setsuna F. Seiei just happens to have an apple. The reference wouldn't have been more glaringly obvious unless he was [[Manga/DeathNote carrying a black notebook and being followed by a winged monster]]. The best part is, it works in both [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Japan]] and [[Creator/BradSwaile America]].
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' also does this in season 2 by revealing that Ribbons Almark was the first Gundam Meister having been the one to operate the 0 Gundam his voice actor was the same as Amuro Ray from first gundam while the 0 Gundam was based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from that series the in-joke is lost in the US dub. Creator/BradSwaile, who voiced Amuro in the English dub of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' was already voicing Setsuna.
* Creator/AkiraKamiya, the voice of Ryo Saeba in ''CityHunter'' and ''Manga/AngelHeart'', was also the original voice of Kenshiro in ''[[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto no Ken]]''. Episode 42 of ''Angel Heart'' centers around Ryo dating a popular anchorwoman. When Ryo meets the anchorwoman's boss, he finds out that the man is an old comrade-in-arms named Sanemichi Bando. Mr. Bando is voiced by none other than Creator/KenjiUtsumi, the voice of Raoh (Kenshiro's rival) in ''Hokuto no Ken''.
--> '''Ryo:''' ''Didn't you used to say you had "[[FamousLastWords no regrets]]".''
--> '''Ban-chan:''' ''I thought you were "[[CatchPhrase already dead]]".''
* In ''Anime/KissXSis'', one episode featured Keita, Ako, and Riko going to Akihabara. Ako dons cat ears (given by Riko), is called "Ako-nyan", and momentarily pauses in front of a music store with five mannequins, who sported 2 guitars, a bass, a keyboard, and a drum set. Naturally, these are all unsubtle nods to seiyuu Creator/AyanaTaketatsu voicing Azusa Nakano in ''{{K-ON}}''
** Creator/AyanaTaketatsu tends to attract these in general. In the anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'', she owns a DVD boxset of [[Anime/KissXSis "Sis x Sis"]] and mentions as an aside that "little sisters should have [[Manga/KOn black hair and twin tails]]."
* Besides being expies of various Franchise/{{Batman}} characters, some of the cast of ''Anime/TheBigO'' also mirror ''Anime/LupinIII'' characters. Perhaps because the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' cast are also expies of ''Anime/LupinIII'' characters, in the English dub of ''Anime/TheBigO'', Creator/SteveBlum voices Roger and Creator/WendeeLee voices Angel, and they have a similar dynamic as in their roles in Bebop as Spike and Faye.
* ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai'''s Grandpa Masa was voiced by Creator/TakeshiAono, who also did Creator/MichaelPalin's roles in the Japanese dub of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Something to keep in mind in Episode 12, when Grandpa goes "lumberjack"!
* ''Anime/YosugaNoSora'' does this with a RelationshipVoiceActor. [[Creator/HiroShimono Haruka]] and Sora ride a bicycle as their transportation in town. In ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'', [[TheDanza Hiro]] and Miyako also ride a bicycle as their transportation.
* There is a "seiyuu connection" tag on the [[ImageBooru Danbooru]] imageboard devoted to ActorAllusion pictures.
** It's also a common on 4chan to make a "Same VA thread" where you post a picture of one character they play, and a quote from another role they played, often trying to find the most different pair of characters as possible. Really good ones can derail the rest of the thread.
** Something Awful did a whole [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/wrong-role-actor.php Photoshop Phriday]] for it.
** Website/NicoNicoDouga is rife of [=MADs=] or fake ED themes containing allusions to seiyuu's other works. For example, the Code Geass version of the 1st Durarara ending had Shinra's place taken by Lelouch, and both were voiced by Creator/JunFukuyama.
* In one episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', Kaname muses that she'd like to install a device in Sousuke's brain that would let her zap him whenever he did something embarassing. Kaname's voice actress, Creator/SatsukiYukino, also voiced Kagome from {{Inuyasha}}, who did much the same to the titular character via his RestrainingBolt necklace. The allusion is {{lampshaded}} when Kyouko protests that Sousuke isn't a dog.
** The next-to-last scene of Ep. 12 contains the following exchange, occurring when the screen is dark: "Hey Luci, good job, that was fun, huh?" "Um, yeah, but you're not done yet. You still have another line, Chris Patton!" "Oh, wait. There's still more?" "Hello... Turn the page, goofball!" (references to Creator/LuciChristian, who plays Kaname Chidori, and Creator/ChrisPatton, who plays Sousuke Sagara).
* In ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', [[Creator/KoukiUchiyama Ichika's]] duel against Rin has him posing and charging similar to Gundam Unicorn, a reference to the VA's role as Barnagher Links.
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', Miyako cuts an apple into the vague shape of an animal head while Yuno is sleeping, but when Yuno brings it up to her, she claims it must have come from an alternate dimension. Yuno jokingly suggests that a fairy crafted it. KaoriMizuhashi, Miyako's ''seiyuu'', has voiced at least three fairies: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Ciela]], and, in the anime world, [[Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar Pepper]].
* [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/573/daf84081d6c15508323948a.jpg/ This]] (''Manga/HaruhiSuzumiya'')
* The cross over chapter/episodes of ''Manga/SketDance'' with Manga/{{Gintama}}. where with the exception of [[Creator/RieKugimiya Kagura]], EVERYONE got an ActorAllusion. To note:
** Creator/TomokazuSugita: [[TalkingToHimself Gintoki and Switch]]
*** In an earlier episode he states that favorite [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Vizard is Kensei]].
** Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi: Shinpachi and Teppei
** Creator/HiroyukiYoshino: Take-chin and Bossun
** Creator/RyokoShiraishi: [[OverlyLongName Jugem-monkey]] and Himeko. She (as Himeko) even lampshades it.
* In ''LightNovel/PapaNoIukotoOKikinasai'', Junji Majima plays Shuntarou Sako, who demonstrates [[{{Lolicon}} inappropriate]] attraction (for which he is [[PaperFanOfDoom punished]] [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode in-show]] and reviled by the audience, because [[AndThatsTerrible it's a bad thing)]] for Miu Takanashi, played by Creator/EriKitamura. And in what likely isn't a coincidence, Kitamura had earlier played a FilleFatale in a certain other show who was involved in a TeacherStudentRomance with Majima's character.
* In the ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' episode where [[spoiler: Miyuki and Candy switch bodies]], Akaoni sneezes [[spoiler: Majorina's ring]] away. This spoofs a Garfield and Friends quickie in which Binky the Clown sneezes dust that came from a diamond away. The same person who voiced Akaoni, Iwasaki Hiroshi, did the voice of Binky the Clown in the Japanese version of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has a battle between [[Creator/TakahiroSakurai Yuu Kanda]] and [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Tyki Mikk]]. In other words, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud vs. Sephiroth]].
* ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'' displays some ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' figures, a rare instance of actual otaku merch instead of parody versions, most likely as a reference to Creator/AyanaTaketatsu playing a middle-school girl who's in love with her older NotBloodSiblings [[BrotherSisterIncest brother]] in both.
* In two cases of the English dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Kristen Bishop plays villainesses with ComedicSociopathy and really annoying laughs - Zoycite and Emerald.
* Creator/BrycePapenbrook in the VRMMORPG ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' happens to be a DualWielding badass by the name of Kazuto Kirigaya/ Kirito. He also happens to be another DualWielding badass in the VRMMORPG called ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight''. Both games have really annoying admins and an AI encounter as well as a harem.
* Early in episode 1 of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' during the DownerBeginning, [[Creator/HisakoKanemoto Haruka]] plays RockPaperScissors with her kindergarten class, but she always wins due to her {{Telepathy}}. It's funny because [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Yayoi Kise/Cure Peace]] went undefeated in that game just ''months'' before the anime even premiered.
* Whoever cast ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' obviously didn't think mass-murdering CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel were sufficiently creepy or distressing. No, they had to go and make Creator/TomokoKaneda, the VA of ''[[AzumangaDaioh Chiyo Mihama]]'' and countless other [[TheCutie cuties]] voice Gretel.
* Creator/MarinaInoue provides the voice for Rei Miyamoto of ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead''. Her most famous role is Yoko Littner of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. These two girls have [[SniperRifle many]], [[GirlyBruiser many]], [[RedheadedHero many]], [[MsFanservice many]], [[TheLancer many]], [[PluckyGirl many]] traits in common.
* In the anime version of ''Manga/DeathNote'', the US president is voiced by Aruno Tahara, who previously dubbed UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush in ''Fahrenheit 9/11''.
* Two of [[Creator/HiroShimono Hiro Shimono's]] characters are this to his role as Keima Katsuragi from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'':
** There's Takuya Irei from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' who, like Keima, is a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Student]] ''slash'' {{Otaku}} (for Mobile Suits, in particular) who later on became an AscendedFanboy upon becoming one of the ''[[CoolStarship Nahel Argama]]'''s mechanics
** Akihisa Yoshii from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'', who shares Keima's passion for video games, to the point that the former makes mention of becoming the "God of Conquest" - one of the latter's {{In Series Nickname}}s.