->'''Creator/AnneHathaway''' (voiced by '''John Linnell'''): I guess I'm the type of girl who loves foley work.\\
'''David Remnickopf''' ([[TalkingToHimself also]] voiced by '''John Linnell'''): You mean you're doing a girl's voice?\\
'''Anne Hathaway''': No, no. [''sigh''] I am a girl. I'm a girl.
-->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "(She Was a) Hotel Detective in the Future Commentary"

Sometimes, an animated character is better suited for being voiced by a voice actor of the opposite sex. Maybe a higher voice is needed for a male, or a lower voice for a female.

A common variant for this is for young boys, usually 12 and under, to be voiced by an adult woman. This is because real little boys' voices deepen when they go through puberty. Not to mention that it's easier to find experienced actresses than experienced prepubescent male actors. The producers don't have to deal with child labor laws that limit the amount of time a child can spend in a studio, either. Women are often able to maintain the role longer, as well, since their voices don't change like a growing boy's.

There are exceptions, of course -- sometimes an adult man or an actual child will voice a little boy. In films, this is the rule rather than the exception, as voice recording for a film generally takes much less time than for a TV series.

And on a related note, sometimes, [[LarynxDissonance for comedy purposes, a deep-voiced woman will be played by a man]].

Compare CrosscastRole. Related to ShesAManInJapan for dubbed works.
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* In ''TearsToTiara'' Rathty is voiced by Creator/GregAyres in the Sentai English dub.[[spoiler:Except Rathty's a girl.]]
** Justified in that Rathty [[spoiler: is mistaken for a boy when she first appears.]]
* Surprisingly, a female voices the 16-year-old Sai Saici in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', whereas the male Creator/KappeiYamaguchi voiced him in the Japanese version.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In Spain, sixteen-years-old male teenager Kouji Kabuto was voiced by voice actress Julia Gallego. Who is -naturally- an adult woman.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Yuuko Mita as Ten.
** This applies to Ten in pretty much every language the series has been dubbed into.
** In Spain the series was dubbed in Castilian and Catalonian. In the Catalonian dub, male lead Ataru was dubbed by a woman, Carme Capdet.
* In the world of Mexican Dubbing, ''[[Manga/OnePiece Luffy]]'' is voiced by the same actress that dubs Jessie from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (Diana Pérez). Also, [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} Ben Tennyson]] and [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Naruto Uzumaki]] share voices with [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Mimi Tachikawa]], [[Anime/SailorMoon Unazuki Furuhata]] and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]] (Isabel Martińón). Also, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]] by Claudia Mota.
** We could have a field day with LA-VA actresses who do the same stunt, like Gabriela Willert (Ukyou from RanmaOneHalf, Child!Trunks from DragonBallZ), Rossy Aguirre (Ami Mizuno from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', child and teenage!Krillin from DragonBall and DB> until the beginning of the Namek saga) and Laura Torres (Mai Valentine from Yu Gi Oh!, the ''three'' Sons from DBZ - Goku, Gohan ''and'' Goten - as children[[note]]She was also the voice of Tommy Pickles from WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}.[[/note]]).
** Averted in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' dub, where the three elementary school-aged boys who are seen the most (Syaoran, Yamazaki and Eriol) are played by males (Uraz Huerta, Gerry Meza and Alfredo Leal, respectively). Huerta also voiced Syaoran in TheMovie despite having now a deeper voice after going through puberty.
** Also averted in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji is played by Victor Ugarte, subverting the example below...
* Also averted in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[='s=] English dub, where Shinji was voiced by Creator/SpikeSpencer.
* Megumi Ogata is known for voicing young boys ([[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is probably the best-known example, if not just for the HoYay) as well as tomboyish girls (e.g. [[Anime/SailorMoon Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus]]).
** Then, there's Yukito from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', which is arguably a better known role.
** ''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.]]"
** She also voiced Kenshin Himura in the drama [=CDs=] that predated the ''RurouniKenshin'' anime.
*** Currently, she's voicing Naoi in Anime/AngelBeats who is at a one-sided HoYay relationship with the male protagonist.
*** And then she played Makoto Naegi in both the game and the anime versions of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''.
* The BigBad of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} NEXT,'' Hellmaster Phibrizzo, is a demonic being who takes on the appearance of a highly feminine-looking young boy. He was voiced by the female Creator/KazueIkura in the original Japanese version, which subsquently created a good deal of ViewerGenderConfusion at the time for viewers. The English version fixes this by having him voiced by Creator/WayneGrayson.
** The GuestStarPartyMember for season four (''Revolution''), the young prince Pokota, is voiced by Creator/YumikoKobayashi and Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey, respectively.
* TsubasaYonaga is one of the very few male seiyuus whose character in the English dub track is voiced by a female, such as Shuu Kannogi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Nemu Takada from ''BlueExorcist'', Nova from ''VideoGame/ArcanaFamiglia'' and Tony from ''TigerAndBunny'', the first two are voiced by Creator/BrianneSiddall in the English track, the third is voiced by Kara Greenberg, and the last is voiced by Creator/LauraBailey.
* Creator/RinaSato was the voice of ten-year-old Welshman Negi Springfield in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. (In an interesting twist, Negi's voice in the North American dub is provided by [[Creator/GregAyres an adult man]] who manages to sound convincingly like a ten-year-old boy.) Sato also voiced adult!Negi in the OVA's.
** As if to reverse that, Negi in the LiveActionAdaptation was played by a ten-year-old ''girl''.
** His father Nagi in ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima!?]]'' was also played by a woman, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.
* Both Yami Bakura and Ryou Bakura from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are voiced by a woman (RicaMatsumoto, to be specific). The strangest part about this is the fact that Yami Bakura is a psychotic murderous thief whose original form was a psychotic, murderous thief KING/grave robber with an eight-pack.
** Originally, Creator/YouInoue voiced Bakura until the end of the Duelist Kingdom arc; when Inoue-san was diagnosed with lung cancer and retired (then passed away), Matsumoto took over.
** Dartz, the antagonist of the Doma Arc, was voiced by Yuu Emaou, a former otokoyaku of the {{Takarazuka}} Revue.
** Yugi (and the Other Yugi) were voiced by Creator/MegumiOgata in the Toei series, while in the ''Duel Monsters'' series they averted the trope by having Dorama actor Shunsuke Kazama to do it. Mokuba, on the other hand, always followed the trope, being voiced by Katsue Miwa in the first series, and Creator/JunkoTakeuchi in ''Duel Monsters''.
* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has five voice actors, so it's no surprise that nearly every if not every child is voiced by a woman, including Kimba, [[{{Irony}} the manliest character in the show.]]
* ''All'' the male characters in ''{{Simoun}}'' are played by women. (Although given [[GenderBender the nature of the show]], that shouldn't be a surprise.)
* Melissa Fahn as "Specs" ("Megane") in the North American dub of ''GateKeepers''.
* Both of the Elric brothers in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' were voiced by women in the original Japanese version; Anime!Wrath and Envy were also voiced by women in both the Japanese and English versions.
** In fact, Edward's seiyuu, Creator/RomiPark, is actually pretty well-known for providing voices for angsty male teenagers quite a lot. Tao Ren from ''ShamanKing'', Hitsugaya from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''... Katsushiro from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''...
** Averted in the dub of the 2003 series, where Ed was voiced by Creator/VicMignogna (an adult man) and Al was voiced by Creator/AaronDismuke (an actual preteen boy). However, Al's new VA in the ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' dub is a woman (Creator/MaxeyWhitehead). (Dismuke went through puberty, so he turned out to be too deep voiced [[spoiler: But then he played the younger version of Hohenheim instead]].)
** The Latin American dub of the 2003 series also averts it, with ''both'' Elrics being voiced by adult males (José Manuel Vieira is Ed, Johnny Torres is Al). Sames goes to Wrath, played by the male Hector Indriago ([[spoiler:in his true form]]) whereas his seiyuu was NanaMizuki. Vieira and Torres would later return for the dub of the ''Brotherhood'' series.
** Same for Spain's dub in Ed's case. He's performed by Ricardo Escobar, an actor specialized in teenager characters.
** In Brazil, all male characters voiced by women in the original version listed above are voiced by adult men as well, though Ed and Envy's V As (Marcelo Campos and Sílvio Giraldi, respectively) were in their mid-to-late thirties by the time of the dub, while Al and Wrath's (Rodrigo Andreatto and Fábio Lucindo) were in their mid-to-late '''twenties'''. Marcelo and Rodrigo also played their respective characters in all their appearances as children during the series. It's also worth to note that all voice actors mentioned in this trope example not rarely play characters much younger than themselves.
** Don't forget Selim Bradley ([[spoiler:Pride]]).
* In almost every version of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Chopper was voiced by a female. This includes both the original Japanese voice (Creator/IkueOtani) and her brief substitute (Creator/KazueIkura). 4Kids had Creator/LisaOrtiz... using the exact same voice she used for Musa on ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', to boot. The FUNimation dub continues this with Creator/BrinaPalencia. In his normal form, this is OK, but when he frequently transforms into a six-foot-tall Yeti creature, the results are kind of weird.
** Such is the case for Luffy as well. He is voiced by MayumiTanaka, who also voices Krillin, in ''DragonBall''. She also voices Daiya from {{Gaiking}}, which is rather amusing since he falls into the line of HotBlooded, "[[{{Badass}} Gar]]" mecha pilots.
*** In the {{FUNimation}} dub, Luffy has the voice of Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard. Strange though, seeing that she's voiced very adult females such as [[{{xxxHolic}} Yuuko]], [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Nice]], and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Riza]].
* In the dub version of ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'', 22-year-old Creator/AnnaPaquin plays 13-year-old James Ray Steam. In the Japanese version, the role was played by 17-year-old Anne Suzuki.
* Sarah Strange was the original voice of boy-type Ranma in the North American dub of ''RanmaOneHalf''. (When she left after the third season, Creator/RichardIanCox [[TheOtherDarrin took over the role]].)
** In the European Spanish dub of the series, the same actress portrayed both sides of Ranma. This led to a pretty much spot-on performance as female Ranma... and a male Ranma that sounded like an eight-year-old boy. Or a castrato.
** The Mexican dub was even stranger: the voice of WholesomeCrossdresser Tsubasa Kurenai, while in disguise or dressed up as a schoolgirl, was performed by a woman. As soon as he revealed he was male, he was given the voice of a very gruff ''male'' actor who in no way resembled, or even tried to, the actress' performance in the slightest.
*** The Brazilian dub was even stranger with Tsubasa; he was voiced by Julia Castro, whose career in voice acting is almost restricted to voicing little boys. But truth is, her voice for little boys sounds great and can even fool anyone with an untrained ear, while her voice for women is... atrociously horrible.
* Both the Japanese and (nearly any) dub version of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (except for Poland, Germany, Spain and Italy at least) have the title character voiced by a woman (Creator/JunkoTakeuchi and Maile Flanagan in Japan and the US, respectively), where as all other male children are voiced by men in both the English and Japanese versions, except for [[DudeLooksLikeALady Haku]] and the kids that are younger than Naruto of course.
** A weirder example is Orochimaru, who's Japanese voice is [[{{Kujira}} a woman]] despite him being a very effeminate ''adult'' male. His dub voice is instead [[Creator/SteveBlum a man]] who imitates the mannerism of the woman who voiced the body he was disguised as when introduced.
*** In the Latin-American dub, Orochimaru first has a female VA as he goes under his Grass Ninja disguise. After his true identity is revealed, he's voiced by a male voice actor who does a similar trick as Steven Blum.
*** Spain's dub does exactly the same. Though in his case, David Robles (Orochimaru's Spanish voice) instead of imitating feminine mannerisms, goes for a subtle-yet-obvious evil tone approach. Too bad his voice sounds too young for the character, like a man in his 20s to early 30s. Orochimaru is supposed to be over 50.
** What makes this whole thing even stranger is the fact that the person Orochimaru disguises himself as is ''male'' in the original Japanese version.
* Notorious in the original Japanese version of ''[[DragonBall Dragon Ball/Z/GT]]'' where every character who was introduced as a child more or less keeps the same voice actress even after the character has grown up. This is no more obvious in the main character Goku who, despite being well over 40 years old in ''Dragon Ball GT'' (when he is not shrunken into his child form), still sounds like a little kid. This has a rather jarring effect, especially among those who were only familiar with the dub (which ''did'' change the voice as the character changed ages).
** It should be noted that the same woman also voices his sons Gohan and Goten as well.
*** And Bardock and Turles.
** The Latin American Spanish dub also did this. Goku was originally voiced by a woman named Laura Torres, as well as young Gohan and Goten. The older Goku is voiced by Mario Castańeda, of MacGyver's fame. Older Gohan and Goten are voiced by Luis Alfonso Mendoza and Víctor Ugarte, the latter being recognized for appearing in most (if not all) of the major anime dubs (including but not limited to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (Shinji), ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (Sasuke), ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' (Jou Kido) and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' (Ishida).
*** The Brazilian dub, based in the Latin American one, had both Goku and his kids dubbed by women when children (Gohan and Goten were even dubbed by the same actress, Fátima Noya). Their voices were also masculine when adults, though. It was really funny to see the same actresses who dubbed Goku and his sons as children dubbing [[Anime/SailorMoon Hotaru and Chibiusa]].
**** The voice actress for Goku in the then-unaired episodes of the original ''DragonBall'' series, Úrsula Bezerra, would go on to voice Naruto Uzumaki. She worked in ''DragonBallGT'' as well, to voice the de-aged Goku.
** The English dub has Frieza voiced by Linda Chambers Young, who sounded very feminine in voice, but gave a masculine delivery.
*** ... Which actually resulted in [[ViewerGenderConfusion a small set of confused, isolated fans being completely shocked the first time Freeza was referred to as "he"]]. (The small stature and shiny black lips certainly do not help in this regard.) Note that in the original, Freeza had a deep, impressive-sounding voice (but feminine delivery) and there was no room for confusion at all.
**** Linda was originally cast to match Pauline Newstone, who voiced Frieza in the short-lived Saban dub. Frieza was given an aged female voice presumably to sound more like an alien without sounding over-the-top homosexual that a male voice would have sounded.
**** In the original Freeza spoke using very feminine language, something which didn't translate into English.
** Averted in the LA-Va dub, where he's voiced by Gerardo Reyero who has a bass tone. He speaks very slowly and with a very formal speech, which becomes more and more rude as he gets angry.
** Averted as well in Spain and all the French-based dubs. The voice sounded like a middle-aged man, but strangely it suited Freeza's physique, since it was not too deep.
*** Averted in [[DragonBallKai Dragon Ball Z Kai]], where Freeza is voiced by Creator/ChrisAyres (AKA [[Manga/OnePiece Johnny and Mr. 11]]).
** In addition, Stephanie Nadolny voiced Kid Goku and Gohan in English, with Kara Edwards (the voice of Videl) voicing young Goten. Creator/LauraBailey voiced Kid Trunks (who was voiced by Trunks' male adult voice actor in Japanese) and Dende, Chiaotzu was voiced by Monika Antonelli (who also voiced Puar, but that character's gender is debatable), and Laurie Steele voiced the young Krillin.
*** In the AB Groupe / Ocean dub of the second half of DBZ for Europe and Canada, Android 19 was bizarrely voiced by female VA Cathy Weseluck. FUNimation's dub had a male though.
** The Hungarian Gohan and later Goten were both voiced by the same actress, and are usually regarded as some of the best performances in the otherwise fairly mixed-quality dub, as she was one of the very few actresses in the country who managed to pull off a male kid voice ''and'' act at the same time. High-pitched and shrill? Yes. But rarely ever feminine-sounding. It got jarring, though, when Gohan became a teenager -- he only received a new, this time absolutely male, voice after growing up. Then, there's Dodoria, who was voiced by a deep-toned woman, which is either a spectacularly failed case of this trope, or (more likely) a case of [[ShesAManInJapan He's a Woman in Hungary]].
* A number of one-time, minor female characters in ''LuckyStar'' are voiced by a male actor with a very raspy voice. This seems to be [[PlayedForLaughs part of the joke]].
* Ash Ketchum from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has had three voice actors in the English dub, all of whom are female. Naturally, his original Japanese voice was female, too (RicaMatsumoto, better known around here as a member of Music/JAMProject).
** Creator/VeronicaTaylor, Ash's first English actress, also used the exact same voice for GaoGaiGar's Mamoru Amani.
** The German dub didn't even try. While his first voice was quite passable, his second voice came from the same actress who voiced '''Sailor Jupiter''' throughout the years of ''Anime/SailorMoon''. The shows would occasionally air back-to-back, too.
** Averted in Spain. He is voiced by Adolfo Moreno, a voice actor that, despite being over 30, has a voice that can easily voice characters less than half his age. He is also Sasuke Uchiha's Spanish voice before the TimeSkip, among many others.
** Also averted in Catalan, Turkish, Swedish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Italian, Hebrew, Canadian French, and Danish.
** As well as in the [=LatAm=] version, in which Ash used to be voiced by Gabriel Ramos (a.k.a. "Gabo"), the only dubber famous enough to have his own program in {{MTV}}. And as years pass, you can't help notice that [[VocalEvolution Ash's voice has become rougher with time.]] In the last chapters of the season 11, he was voiced by Irwin Daayan, and then, in the season 12, Gabo returned as the Ash's voice, recording from Argentina, where he is now. In the season 13, due to the studio change, and other factors, he is now voiced by Miguel Ángel Leal, better known as the second voice of Jaden Yuki in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''.
** Exactly the same case of the Brazilian dub, in which Ash's been played by Fábio Lucindo, who, as mentioned above, was also cast as Wrath in FMA, since the series' beginning and in all movies and specials. Unlike Ramos, however, he still voices the character, though in Movie 6 Ash would have been played by Gustavo Nader (Ron Stoppable in ''KimPossible'') if not by the blatant reaction from the fandom.
** Also done (sorta) with Meowth, whose second voice actor, Creator/MaddieBlaustein, was a male-to-female transsexual who underwent a sex change during the course of the series.
*** Meowth is voiced by a woman in Japanese as well. However, his voice actress voiced him since his debut.
** Hun of Team Rocket (in English) and Saturn of Team Galactic (in Japanese) are also voiced by women, and obviously so. Neither is even trying to sound masculine, despite both characters being referred to as men.
* Kenshin Himura in ''RurouniKenshin'', an adult male, was played by a woman, Mayo Suzukaze. Which is unusual in that the character is 28 by the start of the series, sometimes even mistaken as older, and a RetiredBadass. Then again, he seemed to be seriously swinging away from that and more towards {{Bishounen}}.
** Averted in the dubbing in... well... probably every single language the series has been dubbed to.
** His real-life counterpart, Gensai Kawakami, was indeed said to be rather effeminate (as in pretty and small).
** The actress is also a former otokoyaku (or player of male roles) for the {{Takarazuka}}, so she had some experience playing adult men. She does a very convincing tenor as his serious SuperpoweredEvilSide; with his usual boyish voice, she falls in and out of believability.
** Also 18-year-old {{bishonen}} Soujirou Seta, voiced by Noriko Hidaka (not to be outdone, the Enghish dub uses two voices, ''both'' female: Tara Jayne and Lynn Fisher. Averted in the New Kyoto Arc OVA, where hs is voiced by Clint Bickham).
** Averted in Spain in Yahiko's case. A 10-year-old boy was voiced by a male actor, David García Llop. In the original and English, a woman voiced the role.
* Yuki Sohma in ''FruitsBasket'' was played by Creator/AyaHisakawa, despite being in high school.
* [[spoiler:Yoruichi]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. While [[spoiler:she]] has a perfectly normal voice, [[spoiler:she has a man's voice as a cat]].
** Same in the Latin American dub.
** A rather confusing example occurred in the recent filler arc. Creator/MitsukiSaiga (a woman!) provides the well defined, MALE voice of Zabimaru's baboon side, who looks like a well endowed woman. Wrap your brain around THAT.
* Sixteen-years-old Shinkuro in ''LightNovel/{{Kurenai}}'' is voiced by Creator/MiyukiSawashiro. Sawashiro is a great voice actress, but it's still slightly weird.
** Not to mention, Shinkuro was a ''big'' PlayingAgainstType role for Mrs. Sawashiro, who until then played {{Moe}} girls rather than anything.
* Subversions in ''ProjectAKo'': [[spoiler: Captain Napolipolita and Agent D]] are often mistaken for men, especially the latter, but they're actually women [[spoiler:(their entire race is all-female)]]. They're voiced, in both English and Japanese versions, by men. On the other hand, Mari, [[HugeSchoolgirl a hulking schoolgirl that is an eight-feet-tall mass of muscle and menace]] (and an obvious parody of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'',) by all rights should have a deep, manly voice, but she opens her mouth... and a cutesy, high-pitched voice comes out.
** Spy D is voiced by Creator/TesshoGenda, who is a well-known Japanese live-action actor renowned for his "tough guy" roles. In fact, Spy D's personality and ''physical appearance'' were based on Tessho Genda. It is reported that he had no idea the character was female until he saw the finished movie.
** The cutesy, high-pitched voice in the first movie makes the English line "What? I ain't no boy, just 'cuz I shave every day!" even more amusing upon first hearing it.
* This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the GagDub of ''ShinChan''.
-->'''Shin:''' ... You have the body of a first-grader, and the ass of a baby... ''(Shin's voice switches to Creator/LauraBailey's natural voice)'' and the voice of a grown woman.
** And another time, he said something along the lines of "What I've learned is that women are evil, but we still need them to voice boys in cartoons."
* Voice actress Creator/JunkoMinagawa is known for voicing young boys as well as older women. Such examples are Echizen Ryoma of ''PrinceOfTennis'', Aoyagi Ritsuka from ''{{Loveless}}'' and brief character Ryuu-oh from ''{{Tsubasa}}'', who was voiced by an adult male in his original work. All those while voicing Ayaka Yukihiro from Negima and Cornelia Li Brittania from Code Geass!
* In both the Japanese and English versions of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', every young male is voiced by a female. [[TalkingToHimself In the original version, said voice actresses sometimes take the role of actual females in the series as well]], which can lead to some interesting surprises, like learning that Vivio, [[LesYay Nanoha and Fate's]] [[HasTwoMommies adopted daughter]], shares the voice actress of Yuuno, [[ShipToShipCombat the enemy of the Nanoha/Fate shipping faction]].
* The male Jakotsu in ''InuYasha'' is voiced by a woman in both the English and Japanese versions. The character, however, [[ViewerGenderConfusion was pretty much a woman anyway]].
** And in the Latin American dub. By ''two'' women, actually!
** Subverted by Kohaku in the LA dub, who's voiced by a male (Eduardo "Lalo" Garza, who'd then play Gaara in Anime/{{Naruto}} and Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'').
* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has a few. Lady Bat makes the most sense, being a VillainousCrossdresser to begin with, and the voice actress, who had previously played [[TheVamp Maria]] on the show (and came back to reprise her first role twice), managed to sound like an effeminate man. Not to mention she was shown [[TalkingToHimself talking to herself]], since she also played [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Fuku]]. The others were a WeaselMascot, an androgynous looking angel and an excitable underclassman boy, all of which are also popular choices for women to play.
* Near is voiced by a woman in both the Japanese and English versions of ''Manga/DeathNote''. Unusually for this trope, the character is supposed to be an adult, albeit a young one; WordOfGod gives his age as 21 at the end of the series.
** This trope was probably used to emphasise how childlike Near is, both in terms of [[OlderThanTheyLook looking like he's very young]] and of his behaviour.
** The Hungarian dub, at first, hired a woman to voice Near. Eventually the dubbers realized that Near was a male, so they hired a man to voice the character.
** In the second live-action movie, the voice of Rem, a female Shinigami, was provided by Shinnosuke "Peter" Ikehata.
* T.K. has different voice actors between ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' due to this trope. At age 8, he is voiced by the female Hiroko Konishi and Creator/WendeeLee, while at age 12 he is voiced by the male Taisuke Yamamoto and Creator/DougErholtz.
** Regarding the Japanese version of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', it's easier to list who ''doesn't'' fall under this trope.(Matt, Joe, and Tentomon season 1. TK, Wormmon, Hawkmon season 2. Impmon, Leomon, Ryo, Cyberdramon and Guardromon in Tamers, and Kouji, Kouichi, and JP in Frontier.) The English version generally had men voicing the male characters--probably to help hide how ''young'' they all are. Takato's official age in the Japanese version is 10, while the old Fox Kids website listed him as 13.
** Especially jarring when they give Mega level BadAss digimon such as WarGreymon the same voice as their rookie level.
*** Savers mostly averted this, as perhaps because the male characters on the show were much older than earlier seasons, Marcus, Thomas, and their Mons all have Male VAs.
* Loran in ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. Another Creator/RomiPark voice. Then you add the fact that Loran crossdressed for a few episodes early in the series...
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'''s Quatre was voiced by Creator/AiOrikasa. Averted in the English dub, where he's played by Creator/BradSwaile.
* Black Star in ''SoulEater'' is voiced by a woman (Creator/YumikoKobayashi in Japanese and BrittneyKarbowski in English). This is more evident in Black Star's character song "My Star."
* Masako Nozawa has portrayed many "young boy" characters over her career. In addition to Goku as mentioned above, she was "Kitaro" (1st and 2nd ''Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro'' series, and "Hakaba Kitaro"), and Tetsuro Hoshino (''GalaxyExpress999''), among other roles. She was also the original Japanese voice of Esteban in "Taiyo no Ko Esteban" (AKA: ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold''). These days however, she prefers "elderly woman" such as Honoka's grandmother in ''PrettyCure''.
* Akihiro Miwa, a male actor and cabaret singer, has played female roles in two Miyazaki films: The Witch of the Waste in ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' and Moro in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', who is a giant wolf for which a deep growling voice is actually quite appropriate. The English dub of the latter just went with Gillian Anderson, however.
* Creator/MitsukiSaiga has played ''many'' male roles in anime and video games, including Makoto Kousaka in ''Genshiken'', Jing in ''KingOfBanditJing'', Rossiu Adai in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and Elk (and Endrance[[spoiler:, who shares the same real-life identity as Elk, only older]]) in the ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'' universe. (She also voiced Tsukasa[[spoiler:, who may or may not count for this trope.]])
* Creator/KumikoWatanabe as [[Manga/SgtFrog Keroro Gensou]], from his days as Chibi Kero (elementary school age thereabouts) to present-day full-grown galactic invasion commander.
** In addition, Tamama is voiced by EtsukoKozakura and Fuyuki was voiced by first Creator/TomokoKawakami and [[TheOtherDarrin later]] HoukoKuwashima. Although voiced by [[Creator/JojiNakata a male]] as an adult, Giroro's younger self is voiced by Aki's [[AkikoHiramatsu actress]] in flashbacks.
** In the English version, this is averted in the case of Keroro who is clearly voiced by [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn a guy]], while Giroro's child voice is voiced by the [[Creator/ChristopherSabat same actor]] as his adult self. It's still played straight for Tamama and Fuyuki however, as they're respectively voiced by Creator/BrinaPalencia and LeahClark.
* The younger male characters in ''[[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]]'' are voiced by female seiyuu, most notably Creator/AyaHisakawa as Miki.
** And then the English dub plays them as male--maybe understandable as teenage Miki, but Tsuwabuki is a third-grader who sounds at least twice, perhaps three times his age (damn, AkikoYajima). Given that his young age is a major point of the character, it's pretty jarring.
* Three examples in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': The titular character himself is voiced by Ryouko Shiraishi, Wataru is voiced again by a girl, Creator/MarinaInoue, and Sir Taiga is voiced by Rina Satou, who also voices the robot inventor Shiori Makimura.
* MamikoNoto as Yukinari Sasaki in ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* Sheyenne Rainstorm in ''VideoGame/WildARMs: Twilight Venom'' was played by Creator/BrianneSiddall, using the pseudonym Ian Hawk, for a double gender-bend.
** Same credit was used for role as Jim Hawking from ''OutlawStar''.
* Half-example: On ''Anime/SailorMoon'', The Sailor Starlights are played by women, which isn't odd at first as in the manga they are women like all Sailor Senshi, just crossdressers like Haruka.... until one realizes that in the Anime version, the Sailor Starlights ''physically become men'' in order to hide their identities and pose as a pop group singing about a woman, namely their Princess. Once they transform and turn back into women, they are no longer cross dressing voices. [[Theatre/SeraMyu The musical versions]] might match up too however, as Henshins happen offstage (Or on a darkend stage with the aid of body doubles) and it is not stated if the charcters are actually physically male or just crossdressing ala the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]].
* A very, ''very'' strange example of this is seen in ''TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach''. One would expect the male character voiced by a female to be Kibidango, the cute little puppy who helps the Mario Bros. through the adventure. But no, he's voiced by a guy. The character that got subjected to this trope was ''Bowser Koopa'', being voiced by Japanese soul singer Akiko Wada. He got a male voice actor in the ''Super Mario Amada Series'' though, where he was voiced by Masaharu Satō.
* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is voiced by Creator/SanaeKobayashi.
* A rather interesting (and literal) twist in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': In one of the drama [=CDs=], Tieria poses as a female student to infiltrate the high school that Louise and Saji attend. While disguised, his voice is provided by...his normal voice actor, Creator/HiroshiKamiya, who can apparently pull off a rather convincing female voice. Who knew?
** This is repeated in the second season, where Tieria dresses as a woman (with GagBoobs, hence the FanNickname "Titeria") to infiltrate a party the bad guys are throwing. Considering Tieira was a major source of ViewerGenderConfusion before the show aired...
* Creator/BillieLouWatt was among the first American voice actors for anime dubbing. She specialized in voicing young boys including the title characters of ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' (or ''Jungle Emperor'' in Japan), ''Taro The Dragon Boy'', and Jimmy Sparks from ''{{Gigantor}}'', Jack from an anime version of ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', and Christopher Peepers from ''SuperBook''.
* Another early American voice actress in anime dubbing was Corrine Orr. She voiced Spritle in addition to voicing Trixie for ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.
* The protagonist of ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' is voiced by a woman in Japanese, which would be unremarkable if not for the voice actress not doing a terribly good job at it (making Otaru sound almost as much like a woman as the marionettes around him)
** The same actress, Creator/YukaImai, did far better as Nabuca in ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''--as one of the older members of a [[ChildSoldiers child army]], he rarely sounded like anything but a teenage boy.
** Averted in the Mexican dub of the series, where actor Irwin Dayaan did an excellent portrayal of a youthful yet manly sounding Otaru.
* In ''BokuNoPico'' (curiously a crossdressing anime), even though the cast is never revealed, it's quite obvious that the boys in that series are voiced by women, to the point where they make little effort to sound like a real boy (probably to please its target audience).
* In the Streamline dub of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' comes one of the strangest examples one of the council members (the little grouchy old man) was dubbed by Creator/BarbaraGoodson.
* In the English dub of ''[[JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+Guu]]'', young Haré is voiced by Creator/PhileceSampler (who also voiced Cody in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''), while in the original japanese his voice is done by Rikako Aikawa. Secondary character Toposte got a dub subversion, though, voiced by Konomi Maeda in the original, and David Duncan in the dub.
* 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.
** The latter was even more facepalm-inducing since Sentarou even called Kiyone the Hungarian equivalent of "bitch"...
** However, Envy got a male voice after a handful of episodes, which he retained throughout the rest of the series and ''Brotherhood''.
* In the Hungarian dub of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Ed was voiced by a teenage boy. The translators likely assumed that Ed was a boy, based on her name. In the movie, however, Ed is voiced by a woman.
* The anime for ''AxisPowersHetalia'' features YukiKaida as China and Creator/RomiPark as Switzerland. The latter also doubles as a ShoutOut to Anime/FullmetalAlchemist, as his sister Liechtenstein is played by RieKugimiya.
** In the CD dramas, Kugimiya also plays Latvia. However, in the TV series Latvia was voiced by the male Kazutada "Kokoro" Tanaka, who also plays Poland.
*** Kugimiya also voices Happy from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
** China is also played by a woman (Clarine Harp) in the English dub as well, although Switzerland is voiced by John Burgmeier.
** Subverted in the cases of Iceland, Norway and Hong Kong. There were ''many'' online rumors pointing out to them getting female seiyuu for the animated series, with some even including prospect names (Creator/MitsukiSaiga for Iceland, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro for Norway, and Creator/JunkoMinagawa for Hong Kong). However, the anime had them voiced by males instead - with Ayumu Asakura as Iceland, MasamiIwasaki as Norway, and MotokiTakagi as Hong Kong.
* ''Anime/FushigiBoshiNoFutagoHime'': Of the 6 princes on the Wonder Planet, only two (Auler, Bright) are voiced by guys. Creator/JunkoMinagawa is the voice of one of the others. In season 2, one of the new princes is voiced by a girl, prompting a bit of gender confusion at first when he was originally listed as a princess (his hairstyle didn't help any).
* Randoll from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' is voiced by Youko Matsuoka in all of the series' entries.
* In the ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'' OVA, Serge, Gilbert, Rosemariné and Sebastien are voiced by NorikoOhara, Creator/YukoSasaki, Creator/YoshikoSakakibara and Creator/YokoOgai, respectively.
* Agito/Akito in ''Manga/AirGear''.
* In the ViolenceJack anime Mad Saulus' lover Blue is voiced by a man in the English dub, well it does make kind of sense because Blue is a hermaphrodite.
* [[IllBoy Joshua Christopher]] is played by a female seiyuu in ''ChronoCrusade''--although in the drama [=CDs=] and [[Creator/ChrisPatton English]] and German dubs he's played by an adult man, instead.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'''s Dieter was voiced by Creator/JunkoTakeuchi and Creator/LauraBailey.
** A rather... creepy inversion takes place in the original Japanese. [[spoiler: Creator/MamikoNoto normally voices Anna Liebert/Nina Fortner... but she also takes the role of ''Johan'', normally voiced by Creator/NozomuSasaki, when [[CreepyCrossdresser he crossdresses as his twin sister]].]]
* Dio Eraclea in ''Anime/LastExile'' was voiced by Creator/JunkoNoda in the Japanese version. Not so in the English dub, where he was voiced by Creator/JoshuaSeth.
** Same could be said of Japanese Claus. In Japanese he was voiced by Creator/MayumiAsano, and in English by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch.
** As well as Lucciola, and unlike the other two, it's the same in both versions.
* In the anime adaptation of the popular manga ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'', Gin (the main character) is played by the Japanese voice actress Eiko Yamada. In the next series, ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'', Gin's son, Weed, is played by Japanese voice actress Sachi Kokuryu.
* In ''{{ICE}}'', Julia is played by a man in both [[AkiraIshida Japanese]] and [[Creator/ChrisPatton English]].
* In ''Anime/IxionSagaDT'', Creator/JunFukuyama voices Mariandale, the princesses' ''maid''. [[spoiler: Turns out he's just cross dressing.]]
* All of the main bread-headed superheroes in ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' are voiced by women, with only two of the six being female, and one of the males being a young child. Most of the schoolchildren are voiced by women, as well. Tendonman also has a female voice, which stands out compared to Katsudonman and Kamameshidon, who are obviously voiced by men. On the flip side, however, is Princess Dorian, who is voiced by a man.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', both versions of the anime had crossdressing voices for Gon, Kurapica and Killua. In the 1999 anime, those three characters were voiced by Creator/JunkoTakeuchi, YukiKaida and KanakoMitsuhashi respectively, while in the 2011 anime, those three were voiced by Megumi Han, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro and Creator/MariyaIse, in that order. The only main character who averts this is Leorio, who is voiced in the 1999 version by HozumiGouda, and in the 2011 version by Creator/KeijiFujiwara.
* In ''[[ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman II]]'', the lead villain Gel Sadra is meant to be a woman, but is voiced by the male Masaru Ikeda, who performs her in a barely-convincing, flamboyant falsetto tone. This confused the Saban dub team to the point where they initially changed "Mallanox" to be a man in the scripts, but later had to backtrack and refer to the character as a woman when it became hard to hide her backstory. Even so, they still kept R. Martin Klein as her voice actor when she was dressed in her full villain garb, while then having an unknown voice actress portray her while out of costume.
* The title character of ''Konjiki no Gatch Bell''/''ZatchBell'' is voiced by Creator/IkueOtani (Japan) and Debi Derriberry (US).
* Other notable North American voice actresses who voiced boys or young male teens:
** Creator/BarbaraGoodson: Naota from ''FLCL''.
** Creator/MonaMarshall: Toboe from ''WolfsRain''.
** Creator/WendeeLee, In addition to credits above and below, was also (under the alias Elyse Floyd) the voice of Yahiko from ''RurouniKenshin''.
** SaffronHenderson voiced several boys' rules for The Ocean Group, including their dub of Goku in ''DragonBall'' and Gohan in ''DragonBallZ'', as well as Tetsuro Hoshino from the ''GalaxyExpress999'' movies.
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'' or ''Mirai Nikki'' the main character Yukiteru is voiced by Misuzu Togashi, fitting since he's an {{Expy}} of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]]. This was almost played straight for the English dub as well with JoshGrelle, who was undergoing through the process of changing sexes but stopped taking hormones before doing the series.
* Creator/AkiraKamiya admits that Creator/KoichiYamadera is excellent at doing a woman's voice. See below for a certain "trick" he pulled for the dub of Disney's ''Aladdin''...
* In Anime/DevilHunterYohko, Yohko's BadassGrandma Madoka is voiced by... the male seiyuu Creator/YujiMitsuya. (Save for the time when she's temporarily de-aged, since Creator/SatomiKoorogi voices her younger self.) [[spoiler: Later, Madoka's [[CainAndAbel estranged twin sister]] appears... and she's voiced by Creator/ShigeruChiba.]]
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[[folder:Films]]
* The androgynous [[spoiler:Tobio]] in ''WildZero'' was played by a man and voiced by a woman.
* In the film version of Lionel Bart's successful stage musical ''Oliver!'', the singing voice of Mark Lester, who played the eponymous hero wasn't up to snuff, so his singing was dubbed Kathe Green, whose father Johnny was the film's music arranger. It makes for very eerie watching.
* The male ''{{Babe}}'' is voiced in the first film by Creator/ChristineCavanaugh and in the second by Creator/ElizabethDaily, both female.
** And both also voice actors on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Christine Cavanaugh also used to voice [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] until being replaced with Candi Milo in 2001.
* Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan'' subverted this, in that his voice actor was male, although the character was traditionally portrayed by a woman on stage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', the thick New York accent of Tony Toponi is actually portrayed by a woman, Pat Musick.
* The brainchild behind several Oscar-winning ''{{Pixar}}'' films, Creator/BradBird had been in the process of describing how the fashion designer "E" of the movie TheIncredibles should talk. It was quickly decided thereafter that no one could or should do her voice but him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', the character Roz is played by male storyboarder [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0677037/ Bob Peterson]].
* In ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'', when Pee-wee arrives at the Warner Bros. studio lot and starts looking for Rusty, he asks two passersby, one male and one female, where he can be found. They respond, the male in a somewhat feminine voice and the female in a deep, male-sounding voice.
* The Ugly Stepsisters in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films are both voiced by males with a deep voice - Creator/LarryKing (Jonathan Ross in the UK version) and RegisPhilbin.
* In ''{{Animalympics}}'', the lioness Kit Mambo is voiced by Michael Fremer.
* Percy and James were respectively voiced by [[Anime/SailorMoon Linda Ballantyne and Susan]] [[TheRaccoons Roman]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and the Magic Railroad]]''. This came about fairly late in the movie's production - both were originally voiced by Michael Angelis (then the narrator of the ''Thomas the Tank Engine'' series in the UK), but test audiences thought he sounded too mature for either character.
* Few people know that Casey Jr. from Disney's ''{{Dumbo}}'' was actually performed by a woman, Margaret Wright, who would speak Casey's lines into a special voice changer which made her voice sound eerily metallic.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Every narrator for an audio version of a book not done with a full cast fits this trope. In particular, Jim Dale, the American reader for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, received an award for doing over 500 distinct voices for ''Order of the Phoenix'', including Hermione, Ginny, Minerva [=McGonnagall=] and Dolores Umbridge.
* Lorelei King often has to voice multiple male characters when doing audiobooks for the StephaniePlum series by Janet Evanovich. As she has a fairly low voice, she pulls it off rather well.
* Happens in-universe in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. In a world where men are fantastically rare, an opera casts a woman who sings in the alto range to play the part of a man whose infertility [[ItMakesSenseInContext nearly wrecked the country]].
* Barbara Rosenblat is the (author-appoved) reader of the AmeliaPeabody audiobooks, voicing the alto Amelia, the tenor Ramses, the soprano Nefret, and the baritone (headed for bass) Emerson, along with all the other characters, in a full range of accents. She also reads plenty of other titles and series.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Parodied in an episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. Zack calls up the school that he and Cody goes to and "disguises" his voice as his mom, while it is obvious that they taped his mom's voice for the scene and he is lipsynching.
* One episode of ''HannahMontana'' sort of qualifies. Oliver tells Miley and Lilly that he has to leave soon lest he invoke his mother's wrath. Cue a decidedly ''not'' feminine voice to ring through the air, telling Oliver to hurry up.
-->'''Miley:''' I thought you said your mom was driving you.\\
'''Oliver:''' Yeah, when she gets mad, she uses her "man" voice.
* Exploited for one episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' (the original series). To portray a genderless alien race, they used women (in form-concealing robes and bald caps), then redubbed with male voices. One of the more inventive solutions in the series, it worked pretty well.
** Similarly, on ''Series/BabylonFive'', the original plan was to do this with the character of Delenn in season 1. The character would be male, played by a female with a male voice actor. The transformation that occurred between seasons 1 and 2 would also have been a gender change with Mira Furlan then taking over voice duties as well. It wasn't convincing, so they just went with the character as female from the beginning.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The singing voice of StudioKillers lead singer Cherry is provided by Finnish male singer Teemu Brunila.
* In {{Queen}}'s song ''Brighton Rock'', the vocals are supposed to be a duet between a man and a woman, but Freddie Mercury ended up doing both voices.
* Dudley Moore's "Die Flabbergast" is likewise a fake "male/female" duet, but played for laughs.
* mind.in.a.box, both members of which are male, occasionally uses pitched-up and highly vocoderized vocals to produce a [[SyntheticVoiceActor synthetic female voice]].
* Ke usually sang in a faux-female voice.
* According to Tommy Scott, the lead singer of Music/{{Space}}, the vocal on 'Avenging Angels' is this. It's in the style of Marlene Dietrich.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Spitting Image'', MargaretThatcher was voiced by Steve Nallon.
** Nallon actually appeared in live action as Thatcher in an episode of ''Series/TheNewStatesman'', though to hide his gender he had to be shot in sinister silhouette.
* Janice from ''TheMuppetShow'' was puppeteered by Richard Hunt.
** Not to be outdone, Miss Piggy is voiced by Frank Oz.
** In the 1970s episodes of ''Series/SesameStreet'', many female Muppets were voiced by males. One main example was Gladys the Cow, performed by Richard Hunt. Additionally, Hunt and Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz did many other incidental/one-time female characters, many of Oz's female characters sounding almost exactly like Miss Piggy.
* Gypsy of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' was played by Jim Mallon until 1996, when he handed the role off to Patrick Brantseg. Josh Weinstein played her during the KTMA era. All three did it by inhaling as they spoke.
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[[folder:Radio Drama]]
* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''[[RadioDrama Radio Edition]]'', Marche was voiced by Creator/YukaImai (who also voiced [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Larsa]]]]), Mewt was voiced by Asami Sanada, Montblanc by Kumiko Yokote, Nono by Masako Jo, and Babus by Kumi Sakuma.
* TheBBC produced an adaptation of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' in which Mowgli was played by an Indian actress.
* The cast of Radio/RidersRadioTheater is entirely male, any female supporting character is usually one of the Riders doing falsetto.
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[[folder:Software]]
* [[{{Vocaloid}} Len Kagamine]].
** Valshe, a ''female'' singer, does quite a few covers of Len songs, leading to a recursive example of this trope.
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[[folder: Foreign Dubs of Western Animation]]
* In the Latin American Spanish dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Wakko is voiced by a woman, Giset Blanco, who is rather inconsistent with his voice: sometimes, it's low and hoarse; other times, it's nasally; still other times, it's very high pitched.
* In the Japanese dub of ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', Patrick and Plankton [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eqN2FVyqtc are voiced by women who sound nothing like their originals]]. Plankton has a very cutesy voice despite being very small and irritable. In the movie dub, both characters are voiced by men.
* Most foreign dubs of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' have Tweety voiced by a woman.
* Some foreign dubs of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' have Pinocchio voiced by a woman.
** In the original Japanese dub Lampwick was voiced by a woman.
* In the Russian dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Shock is voiced by a man, this is because they were voiced by a rock band.
* In the Russian dub of ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Mort is voiced by a woman named Maria Ovchinnikova.
* Some foreign dubs have Piglet from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' voiced by a woman.
* The Japanese dubs of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' have Eric Cartman voiced by women ([=LiLiCo=] in the WOWOW dub of seasons 1-7, Kimiko Saito in the Fox dub of season 8), except for the dub of the movie. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny were voiced by women in the aforementioned dub of ''Bigger, Longer and Uncut'', but this trope was averted for them with both dubs of the TV series.
** The dub aired on WOWOW also had Butters, Kevin Stoley, [[OneSteveLimit Kenny's brother Kevin]], and Dog Poo voiced by Noriko Suzuki, who [[TalkingToHimself also voiced a majority of the women in that version]].
** Likewise, the Italian dub currently has Francesca Vettori as the voice of Cartman.
** Stan, Kyle, and Cartman were all voiced by women (Chelo Vivares, Sara Vivas, and Margarita Ponce) in a dub aired in Spain. Kyle's actress also voiced Kenny in season 5 and other moments, while most episodes of the dub left Matt Stone's muffled vocal track intact (similar to what BVI's Latin American dub did).
** A few of the foreign dubs [[note]]particularly the one aired in Brazil, the Czech dub, the initial Italian dub by [=SEFIT-CDC=] Group, and the aforementioned Japanese dub[[/note]] have Butters voiced by a woman, and Kenny is voiced by a woman in the German and Ukrainian dubs.
** Ike is voiced by a woman in most foreign dubs [[note]]Sabine Bohlmann in German, Claudia Motta in the original Mexico TV dub, Arianna Lopez in current Latin American dubbing[[/note]] to avoid having to continuously recast child actors, although some of the children that voiced Ike in the original happened to be little girls (at first BVI usually avoided dubbing over his voice at first, but later played to this trope).
** Kyle's voice in the Ukrainian and Latin American dubs is done by a woman. In fact, the Latin American dubs have him and Cartman [[TalkingToHimself voiced by the same actress]] (Vivian Ruiz in the original dub for seasons 1 and 2, Patricia Azan for all later seasons and the redubbed versions). The Ukrainian dub also has a case of both roles being voiced by the same actress, Anna Levchenko.
*** He's also voiced by a woman (Lucia Valenti) in the second and current Italian dub, with the same actress also taking on the role of Jimmy.
** Jimmy has been voiced by women in the Latin American dub [[note]]save for "The China Problem"[[/note]], with his current actress being Arianna Lopez (who also voiced Wendy and other female characters). Lopez has since taken the role of Timmy in season 16. Meanwhile, Tweek was voiced by Patricia Azan for seasons 3-9, and then by Jackeline Junguito for the remainder of BVI's dubbing (save for "Eat, Pray, Queef" where a male actor filled in).
*** Of all characters, the show's version of Saddam Hussein was dubbed by Vivian Ruiz in the original BVI season 2.
** Pip was voiced by a woman in the short-lived Audiomaster 3000 dub aired in Mexico, though this trope was averted in the BVI/Kitchen Inc. dub.
** In the Brazilian dub, most of the boys (except for Kenny) are voiced by women. Marta Rhaulin continues the theme of Kyle and Cartman sharing a voice actress, doing a somewhat good job with the latter but sounding very feminine with the former.
** In the French dub of Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Kenny was voiced by a woman.
* In some early Japanese dubs of the classic ''MickeyMouse'' shorts, Mickey was voiced by a woman (including Masumi Goto, Ikue Sakakibara and Eiko Yamada), but recent versions have him voiced by a man (Takashi Aoyagi).
* 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.
* In an interesting reversal of the usual case in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' Numbuh Five is voiced by a man.
* The Czech dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Marge voiced by a man.
* The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had T.J. voiced by a woman (Wasabi Mizuta, the current voice of {{Doraemon}}), as oppossed to him being voiced by a young boy like in the U.S.
** That was later averted as KokiUchiyama voiced T.J in the later episodes.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Mac is voiced by a woman (Makoto Tsumura, who currently voices Anime/AstroBoy).
* All dubs of {{Kaeloo}}, like the original French version, had the title character voiced by a man.
* The original Japanese dub of ''Disney/PeterPan'' had the title character voiced by a woman (Masumi Goto), but is now voiced by a male (Mitsuo Iwata).
* The French-Canadian dub of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' had the burly, brutish cat appearing in the BigLippedAlligatorMoment portrayed by a woman, since he ironically spoke in a high-pitched voice.
* The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has Zim, Dib and GIR voiced by women (respectively, Nao Nagasawa, Ayumi Kida and Wasabi Mizuta).
** Zim is also voiced by a woman in the Mexican Spanish dub; and GIR in the European Spanish, German and Italian dubs.
* In the Polish dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' Sperg and Nigel Planter were voiced by women in their earliest appearances.
* Some dubs of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' have Baljeet voiced by a woman.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WatershipDown'' Fiver and Pipkin were voiced by women.
* Latin American dub of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has Ursula dubbed by a drag queen, and the Arabic dub has a man dub her singing voice.
* In the Portuguese dub of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' Baby Herman was voiced by a woman.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were all voiced by women, this was probably done so they didn't have to speed up the voices.
* In the German dub of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' Sweetie Pie was voiced by a man.
** Montana Max has been voiced by women in the Japanese, Spanish, and Italian dubs.
** Buster Bunny was voiced by a woman in the Korean dub.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Edd is voiced by a woman, Vibeke Dueholm, in the Danish dub.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' P.J. Pete was voiced by a woman, however a man voiced him in "An Extremely Goofy Movie".
* In the Hungarian dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Derpy Hooves, Photo Finish, and Babs Seed are all voiced by the same man.
** Pipsqueak was voiced by Creator/AkikoYajima in the Japanese dub, and the voice grunts that Featherweight makes in the Japanese version were provided by Rainbow Dash's voice actress, Izumi Kitta.
* In the German dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Nibbler's speaking voice is done by a woman.
* In the original Arabic dub for ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Vanity Smurf was voiced by a woman.
* A bizarre, DoubleSubversion case in the Japanese dub of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'', as the Genie is voiced by Creator/KoichiYamadera, but is still a character who can change his appearance and his voice. Creator/AkiraKamiya (who played Iago) recalls hearing Yamadera recording a moment when the Genie becomes a female character, and actually believing it was a woman's voce.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Tiny Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' is voiced by Kevin Bayliss. This was eventually subverted, as in subsequent appearances she and Dixie are voiced by Jen Taylor.
* Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey plays Genis, a 12-year-old boy, in the English-language adaptation of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. In the sequel, the 14-year old Genis is voiced by the still-female Tara Sands.
** In the Japanese version, Genius is spoken by Creator/AiOrikasa. BigBad [[spoiler: Mithos]] is spoken by Creator/MinamiTakayama in Japanese and Creator/BrianneSiddall in English.
* Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' was voiced by a woman in both the Japanese (KaoriMizuhashi) and English (Creator/BarbaraGoodson) voiceovers.
** Averted with Taro, but only in the Japanese voiceovers, where he's voiced by Creator/HiroShimono. For the English voice overs, he's voiced by Creator/WendeeLee, [[TalkingToHimself who also provides Rozalin's English voice overs]].
** [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao's]] Japanese VA is Creator/HiromiHirata.
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'' has most characters played by females, with the exception of one bit part (Bakamaru). God and Estheriel is voiced by actresses, but both roles are androgynous, since angels are [[NoBiologicalSex generally considered sexless]]. On the other hand, Nevras is actually cast this way, which is possibly ironic, since the character is a WholesomeCrossdresser in the game. There is also a scene in the ending where the actress playing Nevras is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome doing this]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and]]'' PlayingGertrude [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without it]] [[LarynxDissonance sounding weird]].
* Of the few times the roles have been reversed, in ''ShadowHearts: From the New World'', the {{Meganeko}} Mao is voiced by a man. (In the English version, it's the same actor as Frank.)
* Tails, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's sidekick, has been voiced by a young boy in most of his earlier appearances... and as of ''Anime/SonicX'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', he has been voiced by women to avoid any further voice changes (Tails has had a '''lot''' over the years), and they took it well. Now, his voice is done by Creator/KateHiggins as of ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', which has been generally been received as more boy-ish and an improvement over the last voice actor.
** Charmy also fits here, having been voiced by a female in ''every'' voiced incarnation of him (In English, Emily Corkery in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Creator/AmyBirnbaum in ''Anime/SonicX'' onwards, and most recently Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey).
** Tails is also voiced by a woman in Japanese.
* Slippy from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' was voiced by a female in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', the first game in the series that had voice acting. Not only did that voice help his scrappiness, it also caused quite a few people to think that he ''is'' female, or at least make jokes about it.
** Female voice actress Kyoko Tonguu voiced him in all of the Japanese versions, though, and her cutsey voice for him actually made him popular in Japan.
* Luke from ''Videogame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' and [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Lucas]] and [[KidIcarus Pit]] in ''Videogame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' are voiced by a woman, Lani Minella -- the same woman who voiced [[SonicTheHedgehog Rouge the Bat]], until she was replaced by Caren Manuel.
** That same voice actress also voiced one of the male characters in ''VideoGame/EvilZone'' on the PS1. She also voiced pretty much every female character, but considering the game was from the late 90s, you probably could have guessed that on your own.
** She also plays four of the seven [[Videogame/SuperMarioBros Koopalings]], all but one of which is a girl. Most impressive is that she voices Morton, who has a deep, gruff voice and sounds NOTHING like a girl.
** She also did all of the voices in the early SegaSaturn game VideoGame/{{Astal}}, including the title character and even the BigBad Gerado (where her voice was slowed down to give it the bass effect).
* Speaking of ''Smash Bros.'', [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} Ness]] and Videogame/{{Kirby}} [[MakikoOhmoto are also voiced by the same woman]].
* Surprisingly averted in the first ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' game, in which Mega Man was voiced by a 14-year-old boy. Played straight in the sequel, in which he had the same actress as [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Jupiter]] (Susan Roman).
** On the other side of the Pacific, Rock Volnutt shares the actress of [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy]].
* Creator/MaddieBlaustein, mentioned above in the ''Pokémon'' entry, also provided the voices of four ''ValkyrieProfile'' characters: the deviant, nerdy StalkerWithACrush Lezard Valeth, noble {{bishonen}} Lawfer, undead king Barbarossa and BigGuy Arngrim.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Child Tidus is voiced by Cree Summer and the child Fayth who became [[spoiler:Bahamut]] is voiced by Debi Derryberry.
* Cortex from ''Videogame/CrashTwinsanity'' was voiced by Debi Derryberry in a flashback to his school days. His appearance as a baby in a previous game is an aversion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Kumiko Watanabe, except for the English voices of the Wii remake of the first game, in which he is voiced by Eric Stitt (see the "Exceptions" section).
* Most boys in the ''BackyardSports'' series, with the exceptions of Achmed and Amir Khan, are voiced by women.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', the titular character was voiced by a girl/woman.
** The same girl/woman (Ruth Shiraishi) went on to voice X in ''VideoGame/MegaManX 4''; which is the reverse take on this trope, since he is voiced by a man (Kentaro Ito) in the Japanese version.
* Link is voiced by a woman whenever he's under 12 years old. Before ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' it was Fujiko Takimoto and now its Sachi Matsumoto. Adult Link is always voiced by males. Of course "voiced" is a bit of a stretch, since Link doesn't actually talk beyond [[VoiceGrunting a few grunts]] and "Come On!".
** Sachi passed on the baton to Yuuki Kodaira in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', who is slightly more pleasant to listen to most time, but her (slightly too high pitched) voice can get annoying when Link takes a lot of damage in a short-time span. In a RealLife case of MeaningfulName, ''Yuuki'' is japanese for "Courage", the attribute most commonly associated with Link, raising the question if she was cast for her name alone.
* The main character of ''LocoRoco'' is supposedly male, and voiced by young actress Melody Chubak and [[NonSingingVoice Alex Yamato Flaherty]].
* Most of the male cast with voices in ''VideoGame/{{Patapon}}'' (like general Gong) have female voice actors.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' Ion/Sync/Florian are voiced by Creator/IkueOtani (Creator/YumikoKobayashi for the anime) in the Japanese version and by Creator/ErinFitzgerald in the English version.
** Mieu as well (Miki Maruyama in Japanese, Creator/SandyFox in English) to the point that he was [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistakingly labeled as a girl]] at first.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series has Jr. as a notable example, quite obviously voiced by a woman (Creator/BrianneSiddall, to be exact, who voices a lot of young boys in English dubs of various anime series).
* Dogen Boole (a male character) from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', is voiced by Nika Futterman.
* An unusual example that incorporates VocalEvolution can be found in Jason Spisak's performance as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]] between the two ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' games.[[note]]For context, Bartz is a DittoFighter who mixes and matches the moves of his allies, owing to his status as a 'mime' character. On top of this, he takes on a different tone of voice whenever he uses certain attacks; for instance, he uses a more gruff tone when copying one of Squall's moves, and takes on a more gallant register when copying the Warrior of Light or Cecil[[/note]] His voice holds a slightly deeper tone in the first game than in the prequel, which means that, while slightly jarring given that all of the cutscenes from the first game were reused in ''Duodecim'' (alongside his new battle lines), he gets the voices of the newly-added female characters down to a startling degree of accuracy when mimicking their attacks.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Otomo Sorin is voiced by a woman in the English version likely due to his status as a SissyVillain.
** In Japan, UsefulNotes/UesugiKenshin is voiced by Creator/RomiPark. This could be a subversion of the trope, though, considering that there are theories that the real-life Kenshin may have actually been a woman.
* The ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' has the male ([[{{Bishonen}} but feminine]]) Ranmaru Mori voiced by Naomi Shindo in the Japanese version of the series, with Wendi Jewers and Tara Platt in the English dubs of 2 and 3. Averted in the first game's English dub, where Tony Oliver does his voice.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' have Creator/MinamiTakayama as the voice of Pit, as well as Lani Minella in the English version of Brawl. Averted with ''Uprising'''s English dub, which casts Antony Del Rio as Pit (he's about 20 years old, but has a very youthful voice).
* ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}'' has the main character voiced by a female. Actually, he has '''two''' different [=VAs=] in the English version: LaniMinella in cutscenes, and his original Japanese voice actor during gameplay. The difference between the two [=VAs=] is jarringly obvious.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler:Raiden's son, John,]] is voiced by JenniferHale, who also voices Naomi Hunter and Emma Emmerich.
* Ma-San, a female character from the ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' series, is voiced by Ryu Watabe.
* Riki of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' is voiced by Tamiyasu Tomoe, [[TalkingToHimself who also did the voices for two of the heroines]], Rin and Sasami.
** In the anime adaptation, Tomoe is replaced by another woman, Creator/YuiHorie, in order to avert TalkingToHimself. Furthermore, Creator/ShannonEmerick voices him in the dub, creating a rare instance in which the Crossdressing Voice of a boy who is ''not'' a child is preserved while dubbing an anime from Japanese to English.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'', female MortalKombat pastiche Kung Pao is voiced by Mike [=DeBonis=]. However, Kung's spoken dialogue is nothing but {{Kiai}}s, so the dissonance isn't noticable.
* The Wii U game ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' has female voice actors voicing the younger males. The 14-year-old Wonder Green is voiced by Kari Wahlgren, while Debi Derryberry voices elementary student Luka Alan Smithee, as well as young Will Wedgewood during the flashbacks of [[TearJerker his father's death]].
* In ''FireEmblemAwakening''...
** Played straight with the Japanese voices for Ricken, voiced by Creator/YukiMasuda, and Henry, voiced by Creator/AkemiOkamura (who also voiced Emmeryn in the Japanese version) respectively. Averted for the English dub, as Ricken was voiced by Creator/YuriLowenthal, while Henry was voiced by Creator/BrycePapenbrook.
** In BOTH the English and Japanese versions, Libra was voiced by female voice actresses Megumi Yamato (who also voiced Kjelle in the Japanese version) and Creator/CindyRobinson (who also voiced Aversa in the English version)
** Averted by [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]]. There are more than one prospect voices to choose from when you're customising a male Avatar's looks and builds, with said build including an AdorablyPrecociousChild... but ''none'' of these voices are by women. (In Japanese, we have Yoshimasa Hosoya and Tohru Ookawa; in English there's David Vincent, Christopher Corey Smith or Brandon Karrer)
* Originally averted by Leo [[spoiler: or better said Eleonora]] Kliessen from ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'', who was voiced by Creator/VeronicaTaylor in ''6'', but later played straight when ''[[WholesomeCrossdresser she]]'' was voiced by a male German-speaker in ''Tag 2''.
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* Jenny in ''WebAnimation/ParkBench''.
* Sniffles the anteater from ''HappyTreeFriends''.
* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner: Matt Chapman, who voices almost all the characters on the site, also voices Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face and The Ugly One in the [[ShowWithinAShow Teen Girl Squad]] series. In this case, it's also in-universe; it's actually Strong Bad doing the voice-overs of his comic series.
** In an unfinished cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-UWhCvbdEQ Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True]], Marzipan, typically voiced by Missy Palmer, is instead also voiced by Matt, making her sound rather like Strong Sad.
** In the crude-looking cartoons that are created by The Cheat, the Homestar characters, including Marzipan, are all voiced by a male (in this case, Matt's brother, Mike).
* ''WebAnimation/BigBunny'' has Sam, voiced by the creator, Creator/AmyWinfrey. This didn't carry on to ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', where her husband Peter Merryman (who voiced Big Bunny) voices the male children. On the other side of the coin, Peter Merryman voiced Mrs. Minty, and quite convincingly too.
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* Creator/TaraStrong voices Timmy Turner of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Omi of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', and Ben Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', among [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152839/ many others.]]
** After the TimeSkip of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', it's averted with an adult ''male'' actor providing 15-year-old [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Ben's]] voice (YuriLowenthal, b. 1971, who seems to voice a lot of adolescent boys).
* Except for Chuckie, all the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' retained their same voice actress from their first episode all the way to the SpinOff, spanning more than 10 years for most of the cast. (For Chuckie, Creator/NancyCartwright replaced a retiring Creator/ChristineCavanaugh in 2001.) The same voice actresses even remained for their older counterparts in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', having to somewhat struggle to alter their voices.
** In the Latin American dub, the aforementioned Laura Torres was the voice of Tommy.
* Bart Simpson of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is voiced by adult female Nancy Cartwright (Cartwright's 2004 memoirs is titled ''My Life as a 10-Year Old Boy''). Cartwright in fact does the voices for most of the boys at Springfield Elementary (Bart, Nelson, Ralph, Kearney (the bald [[TheBully bully]] who, [[OlderThanTheyLook despite looking like a teenager and being in elementary school, is really an adult]]), Louis (the [[BlackBestFriend black kid who was friends with Bart]] in the early episodes and is now pretty much an extra), and Todd Flanders (even though neither Rod nor Todd is shown as a student of Springfield Elementary). Springfield Elementary isn't very big; the other half are voiced by Pamela Hayden (she voices Milhouse van Houten and Jimbo Jones, the bully with the purple hat and the black skull shirt) and some by Tress [=MacNeille=] (she voices Dolph, the bully with the red hair and the green shirt), who are also women.
*** Lampshaded in a chalkboard gag when Bart repeatedly writes, "I am not a 32 year old woman".
** Also Russi Taylor voices Martin Prince (the effeminate nerd in Bart's class), Uter (the German exchange student who went missing), and a few other young boys.
** An in-universe example: on the season eight episode, "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show," Homer is amazed that [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]] are voiced by a voice actress named June Bellamy (voiced by TressMacNeille, though Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer provided the voices for Itchy and Scratchy when Bellamy demonstrated to Homer that she is the voice of the two characters).
** In "A Streetcar Named Marge", JonLovitz voices Mr. AND Mrs. Sinclair.
*** Usually on the series a male may voice a female character as a gag of some sort, particularly if the female resembles one of the main/recurring male character. Examples include in '''Brother From the Same Planet''', where Bart sees what he thinks is Homer approaching, but is actually a woman that resembles Homer (complete with ''beard'') singing "I Am Woman"; '''Simpsons Tide''' when Barney Gumble's mother can be seen (resembling Barney in drag, complete with same belch); and '''The Regina Monologues''' when Homer meets his British half-sister Abbie, whom looks and acts very similar to Homer. All three of these unusual ladies were voiced by DanCastellaneta, the voices of Homer and Barney.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' is voiced by Debi Derryberry. His two best friends are voiced by Creator/RobPaulsen and Jeffrey Garcia, however.
** Aside from the younger boy characters, the only other older boy character with a female voice actor is Nick Dean, voiced by Creator/CandiMilo.
* The main character of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', Orel Puppington, is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence.
* Regina King plays both Freeman brothers on ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''. You can tell with Riley that it's a woman voicing a boy, but not the voice for Huey.
* Even if you've seen every episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', it's ''very'' easy to forget sometimes that Cow is voiced by a man. Creator/CharlieAdler has that little girl voice that just so darn convincing (and has been heard before on other shows, like ''TheSmurfs'', ''RockosModernLife'', and ''TinyToonAdventures'').
* In Creator/HannaBarbera's version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'', [[JulieMcWhirter Julie Dees]] and Creator/BJWard had five boy roles between them. Julie played Alfalfa, Porky and Woim, while B.J. played Butch and Waldo.
* Creator/JuneForay is the voice of [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]]. She is also the voice of Jokey Smurf in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' while Brenda Vaccaro is the voice of Gargamel's nephew Scruple.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', the characters of Ulrich and Jérémie are played by women. This is particularly funny in Jérémie's case, as both [[OfficialCouple he and his girlfriend Aelita]] are played by [[TalkingToHerself the same actress]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Skeeter, the twin sister of Scooter, is voiced by Howie Mandel (with the same voice he uses for [[BobbysWorld Bobby]] and [[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gizmo]]). More conventionally, Russi Taylor (better known as the modern voice of Minnie Mouse) voiced Gonzo, and Katie Leigh voiced Rowlf. When a toddler version of Janice appeared in one episode, Dave Coulier did her voice (very much like Richard Hunt performing the adult Janice.)
** Howie Mandel was later replaced by Creator/FrankWelker for Skeeter (Welker had already been voicing Kermit and Beaker), and Dave Coulier for Animal.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' provides an interesting example. Chip and Gadget are both voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille. However, due to the audio processing used on Chip and Dale's lines to give the two chipmunks such high-pitched voices, you'd never suspect the reality.
** In all the original Disney shorts save one, both Chip and Dale were voiced by the same woman.
* Tress [=MacNeille=] also provided the voice of Toast (a teenage boy) on ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' (using the same voice she uses for Dolph the bully on ''TheSimpsons''), where she also voiced Pepper Mills and Susanna Susquahanna.
** There was also the nun Sister Windbag (she appeared on the ''Histeria!'' segments centered on famous art, such as one where she's a museum tour guide and Lydia Karaoke interrupts so she can cover the nude paintings, as nudity isn't allowed on kids' TV) voiced by ''Creator/FrankWelker''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' has Dowager Hatt voiced by KeithWickham. Averted in the foreign languages as she voiced by actual women.
* In a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', in addition to Creator/CharlieAdler voicing Mrs. Bighead and Gladys the Hippo Lady, Creator/TomKenny provided a few female voices, mainly incidental characters, such as Joyce (Heffer's stepmom on the episode "Who's for Dinner"), Al (a female salamander in the episode "Dear John") and a female member of a sausage cult (a monkey in the episode "Schnit-Heads").
** Widow Hutchison was voiced by [[UncleBuck Kevin Meaney]].
** In-universe example in "Wacky Deli" with Rocko providing the voice of a female slab of bologna.
* Bobby Hill of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has been voiced by Pamela Segall Adlon (credited as Pamela Segall until later, when she went by either "Pamela S. Adlon" or "Pamela Adlon").
** Adlon has also voiced young Baloo on ''Jungle Cubs'' and Lucky in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians the Series'' -- the former sounding quite a bit closer to Bobby Hill's actual age.
** Played straight, then subverted with Joseph Gribble. From season one to the early half of season 5, Joseph Gribble was voiced by Creator/BrittanyMurphy (who also voiced Luanne Platter). From the middle of season five to the show's end, Joseph Gribble was voiced by Breckin Meyer (who was 26 when he first voiced the character and a man). The voice change was written off as Joseph going through puberty, according to the episode "I Don't Wanna Wait for Our Lives to Be Over".
* Unusually for a kid's show, all of the voice actors for D.W. on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' have been ''boys''.
** One of the earlier voice actors also did the voice of ''Annie Inch'' in {{Cinar}}'s revival of ''The WesternAnimation/LittleLulu Show''.
** Also, the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' is voiced by girls.
*** Apparently, up until their demise and rebirth as CookieJarEntertainment, Cinar absolutely loved this trope.
** WesternAnimation/LittleBear was voiced by Kirstie Fairlie, known for voicing [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama a surfer girl on a certain animated reality show spoof...]]
* Unusually for an adult male character, WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker from the late 1950s to early 1970s was voiced by a woman (Grace Stafford Lantz), but previously he had been voiced by Creator/MelBlanc and Ben Hardaway. Creator/BillyWest is his current voice actor.
** There's also quite the story behind this. Grace Stafford Lantz was an actress as well as the second wife of Woody's creator Walter Lanz, and when he was about to hold anonymous auditions to cast a new voice actor for Woody, she offered to voice him but he refused. Unfazed, Grace Stafford secretly recorded an audition tape and sent it to the studio. Not knowing who the voice belonging to, her tape was chosen among all the others -- by Walter Lantz himself.
** There's also his nephew Knothead voiced by ''Creator/JuneForay'' in the original shorts, and currently by Elizabeth Daily.
* In many ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' specials/movies, Peppermint Patty and/or Marcie tend to be voiced by boys.
** Likewise, Charlie Brown is voiced by a female in the late 1980s miniseries, ''This Is America, Charlie Brown''.
* Calvin and Juicy, the two boys who live in the Projects from ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'', are voiced by Crystal Scales and Michele Morgan, respectively.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' where Eek takes the audience on a behind-the-scenes tour of the show and discovers that he and his girlfriend Annabelle are both voiced by actors of the opposite sex. Eek was actually voiced by Bill Kopp, and Anabelle was voiced by Tawny Kitaen.
* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, despite having two (uncredited) female voice actors, Bea Benederet and June Foray, Mel Blanc often voiced female characters — or, to be more precise, male characters who pretended to be female for the sake of a gag (like Bugs Bunny whenever he dresses in drag).
** In ''Film/SpaceJam'', the Nerdlucks, despite being male, were all voiced by women; out of them, Nerdluck Pound [the orange one] was the only one who sounded like a boy.
** In the short "The Blow Out", the Mad Bomber villain, despite being male, was voiced by a woman (Lucille La Verne, aka the wicked queen/witch from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'').
** Sniffles the mouse is voiced by three female voice actors throughout all of Creator/ChuckJones' Sniffles shorts: Gay Seabrook, Bernice Hansen, and Sara Berner. Bernice herself also voiced the three squirrels in the 1939 Jones short "Robin Hood Makes Good".
* Creator/DingoPictures take Cross-Dressing Voices to the extreme, at least in their English dubs where women not only voice young characters, but sometimes also middle-aged and old men. Vice versa also applies. In most of their animations, character roles are spread quite randomly between two voice actors and results are quite... awkward.
* In the animated series for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'', Peter is voiced by AshleyJohnson.
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher'' was voiced by a woman: Russi Taylor.
* In the first three seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants', Mr. Krabs' mother was voiced by a man, writer Paul Tibbit. In the seasons after the movie, a woman now voices Mrs. Krabs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', Christine Cavanaugh is the voice of Marty Sherman. It's not hard to miss, since he sounds like Chuckie Finster.
* In the Italian dub of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', all the Starscream clones are voiced by the same man. [[OppositeSexClone Even the one that's a girl]].
* 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.
** In an unusual male example, Granny Goodness on ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' was voice by Creator/EdAsner.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', MadScientist Dr. Karbuncle, despite being a grown man, was voiced by a woman (Susan Silo), but she did give him a rather weird ambiguous gender voice.
* In a few shorts, WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} was voiced by Mae Questel, who also voiced Olive Oyl and WesternAnimation/BettyBoop.
* In the {{Rankin Bass|Productions}} version of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' one of the ugly stepsisters was voiced by Paul Frees.
** The studio's iconic RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer special had the titular character being voiced by Billie Mae Richards, who was ironically credited as Billy Richards from 1965 onward, as mentioned in obituaries mourning her death in September 2010. She also voiced Tenderheart Bear in the first two CareBears movies and first cartoon series, while she was Brightheart Racoon in the second one.
** Another early Rankin/Bass example: on the 1961 ''Tales of the Wizard of Oz'' animated series, Larry D. Mann voiced the Wicked Witch of the West (as well as in the 1964 TV special ''Return to Oz'').
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Doctor Girlfriend is voiced by co-creator DocHammer, ''to sound like a deep-voiced man from Brooklyn''.
** Hilarity ensues when The Monarch tries to get a regular non-male-voiced hooker to do Dr Girlfriends voice.
*** ''LOWER AND DEEPER''
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Ms. Choksondik is voiced by Trey Parker. In fact, there are a handful of female character not voiced by Mary Kay Bergman (or any of her replacements following her suicide) that are voiced by Trey Parker.
** The sole male character voiced by a woman is the unnamed leader of the sixth graders.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' all the characters are voiced by actors from the same gender, except Max who is voiced by Dana Hill (from ''NationalLampoonsVacation'' and ''{{Duckman}}''). Additionally, in the episode "Calling All Goofs", Goofy's Aunt Goofilla is voiced by Bill Farmer who is basically Goofy doing a falsetto.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Linda and Tina Belcher are voiced by men John Roberts and Dan Mintz. Mintz doesn't even try to sound like a girl.
** Creator/SarahSilverman and her sister Laura voice the Pesto twins, who sound rather feminine.
** It's easier to count the women actually voiced by women on ''Bob's Burgers'' than to count the men who voice women. (If you're curious: Tina's edgy frenemy Tammy, Louise Belcher, Mr. Fischoeder's love from the Thanksgiving episode, Linda's mother, Boyz 4 Now's bus driver, half of the pot-growing couple, Courtney's friend Gupta, and Mort's date in "Weekend at Mort's" are the only females over all three seasons to be voiced by women.)
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Creator/PendletonWard voicing Lumpy Space Princess.
* Chum Chum of ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', as well as Adam Lyon from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', are voiced by Nika Futterman.
* In the direct-to-VHS ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movies, Theodore is voiced by the same woman that voices the [[DistaffCounterpart Chipettes]].
** This also occurred in the 80s series as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Spike, a baby male dragon apprentice, voiced by Cathy Weseluck.
** This is not the [[Manga/DeathNote first time]] she has voiced a male character, extraordinarily well at that, given her uncanny ability to mimic the voice of a boy.
** She also voiced Fij Fij on ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'' has two examples: the lead character Eddie (Susan Roman) and Sleepy Bat (Julie Lemieux).
** Lemieux has two more examples on her résumé: WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}} and [[WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals Batty]].
* Despite being a male character, ''Hoppity Hooper'' is voiced by a woman, Chris Allen.
* TabithaStGermain plays Tinny of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}'' and the title character of WesternAnimation/CaptainFlamingo.
* Desirée Goyette voices Nermal the Cat in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', with a rather androgynous voice. {{Justified|Trope}} in that Nermal is the self-proclaimed "cutest kitten in the whole wide world" and a foil to Garfield.
** Though this has led to many kids believing Nermal actually was a girl.
** Also, if you pitch down the voice of [[ComicStrip/USAcres Aloysius Pig]]'s mother to -12 percent, you can clearly hear a male voice. The voice in question? That of [[UncleBuck Kevin Meaney]]'s[[note]] who played Aloysius Pig on U.S. Acres[[/note]]. It is ironic to note that he would later go on to voice [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Widow Hutchiston]].
* Jules de Jongh, a woman, voiced Skunk on ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu''.
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/SchnookumsAndMeat'', the house is being robbed by two criminals despite them both being men the taller of the two was voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.
* WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}, a young female frog is voiced by Emmanuel Garijo.
* Both of Dexter's voice actors on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' were women (Creator/ChristineCavanaugh and Creator/CandiMilo). As mentioned above, both of these actresses, particularly Creator/ChristineCavanaugh, have done this several times.
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', “I Don’t Do Well in Parent-Teacher Conferences,” features a female babysitter with an obviously male voice (Sam Brown).
* In ''Toot and Puddle'', the lead characters are voiced by women.
* Dudley the Dinosaur, the mascot of the American Dental Association, is voiced by a woman in commercials and shorts.
* In her very first appearance Daisy Duck, the girlfriend of WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck was originally voiced by the same man as her boyfriend: Clarence Nash. He gave her the same squawking voice as Donald but it was slightly lighter so the two could be told apart.
** This was somewhat revisited some fifty years later in a TV special called ''Down and Out With Donald Duck'', in which Daisy is voiced by Tony Anselmo, the same actor who also voices Donald presently.
* In one amusing example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}}'', it's revealed that Randall is such a crappy, negligent boyfriend that any woman who dates (or at least tries dating) him winds up swearing off men forever and become a lesbian because of the experience. Any lesbian who appears in the episode is voiced by a male, even if they previously had a female voice prior to changing their orientation.
* The [[CharacterTitle titular character]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'' is a little boy voiced by Jessica D. Stone[[note]] Some people may know her as the voice of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Makoto]] in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]''.[[/note]], who was only a pre-teen when she landed the role back in 2001.
* Sonia from ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' was voiced by JaleelWhite, who also voiced Sonic and Manic. And it really shows...
* While a number of the male adoptee puppies in ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' are voiced be females, only one recurring character is voiced by the opposite gender: Patches, whose voice is provided by Jessica [=DiCicco=].
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' gives us Tommy Anybody and Brattus, with the former voiced by [[WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace Jeannie Elias]] and the latter voiced by [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies Ru]][[WesternAnimation/DuckTales ssi]] [[WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher Tay]][[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons lor]].
* Lil' Kim Jong Il from LilBush was voiced by a woman, Diane Hsu.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Fire Dogs", Mrs. Buttloaves is voiced by a man. Some dubs have her voiced by a woman, though.
* Miss Simian from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is voiced by a man, Hugh Harrison.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': The alien Xeexi, who is treated as male, is voiced by Creator/VanessaMarshall. This is averted with Lance and the boys from his boarding school in the WholeEpisodeFlashback though (child actors).
* Erin Mathews as Franchise/PacMan in ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''.
* [[TheRaccoons The Raccoons]]: Bob Dermer (Usually the voice of Ralph Raccoon) does the voice for Lady Baden-Baden.
* For the US dub of ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'', Lofty and Roley are performed by female actresses.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Both Rudy and Snap were voiced by women (E.G. Daily and Candi Milo). Candi Milo also played Reggie and Blocky (though she only voiced the latter in season one before she was replaced with Robert Cait, who voiced Blocky in the pilot). Various male kid characters have also been played by females in the show (both in the real world and in [=ChalkZone=].
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'': Played straight with Lucky (Pamela Adlon and Debi Mae West), Rolly (Kath Soucie), and Whizzer (Christine Cavanaugh).
** Averted with the other male puppies- Tripod, Patch, and Dipstick were all voiced by males (Toran Caudell, Justin Shenkarow, and Thom Adcox-Hernandez respectively)
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* ''GraveOfTheFireflies'' deserves special recognition for hiring an actual five-year-old actress to voice the protagonist's young sister.
* The English dub cast of ''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]].
* The English dub cast of ''{{Beyblade}}'' is also voiced by kids who are more or less closer to the characters' ages.
* Hitomi of ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' was voiced by a teen actress who was discovered through an extensive talent hunt aimed at finding a "real girl" to play her. Of course, when said girl is Creator/MaayaSakamoto....
** It ''is'', however, played straight with Dilandau, who is voiced by Creator/MinamiTakayama. [[spoiler:Then again, Dilandau isn't exactly [[GenderBender entirely male]]...]]
* 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 is apparently playing ''some'' role.
** [[spoiler: Young!Van Hohenheim]].
** Also, the 10- to 15-year-old Edward Elric was voiced by then 42-year-old Creator/VicMignogna, even in the {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s to when he was younger.
*** Something similar happens in the Spaniard dub with male actor Ricardo Escobar (15-year-old Edward) and female actress Blanca Rada (10-12 year-old Edward). Rada voices Ed in most flashbacks, but in some short ones (two-three lines tops), Escobar keeps voicing little Ed. The results are kinda jarring, since even though Escobar's voice is acceptable for a late teenager, it definitely isn't for a little boy...
* In the English version of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Genki was voiced by then child actor Creator/AndrewFrancis. Puberty hit Francis pretty hard during the gap between seasons two and three but rather than recasting a younger or female actor the American producers decided his deeper voice represented Genki's [[CharacterDevelopment emotional maturity.]]
* When an established character remembers their childhood, a separate actress is often brought in to provide the younger voice; however, Creator/SoichiroHoshi continues to voice Goku (''{{Saiyuki}}'') and Oujirou (''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'') in flashbacks.
** The English dub actor Creator/ChrisPatton has played the younger versions of two of his characters as well: Joshua Christopher in ''ChronoCrusade'' (who was played by a woman in the Japanese version) and Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. In the audio commentary for ''Chrono Crusade'', it's revealed that they used a mixture of Chris speaking higher and some editing to make it work.
** Similarly, in the dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', Creator/YuriLowenthal voices Sasuke even when he was a kid and later he voiced Simon of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' both before and after the TimeSkip, though not in the DistantFinale (which happen the same in the original language as well). The same goes for Rossiu.
* Spaniard dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' is a MASSIVE exception example. Every single main male character over the age of 10 is voiced by a male actor, and most of them are believable. Javier Balas, Naruto's voice actor, explained in an interview that it was done like that because when the series arrived to Spain, in Japan the manga had already reached the TimeSkip. Hence, they casted so every character could keep their voice actors after that point.
** Which happen for all characters... except Sasuke. Before the TimeSkip he was voiced by Adolfo Moreno, a 30-something voice actor famous for voicing Ash Ketchum from ''Pokémon'', Sora from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ScottPilgrim, among many others. However, after the TimeSkip he was replaced by Eduardo Bosch, whose voice sounds way more mature... so much that some people believe they overdid it.
* AkiraIshida himself is a popular inversion. His distinctive ''effeminate'' voice means he regularly gets parts normally played by women.
** This has come to the point where he voiced an ''actual woman''. Now ''that'' is something that you don't hear every day.
** 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.
* 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.
** If you can't get a woman to play a boy, you can get Yuuki Hiro.
* In a complete inversion of the usual situation in ''DragonBall Z'', [[FutureBadass Trunks]] was originally introduced as a 17-years-old, played by actor Creator/TakeshiKusao. The role was not recast when Trunks later appeared as an 8-years-old; instead, Kusao used a higher, raspier voice for the character until he grew up again. However, the English version (and pretty much every other dub) cast a female as the younger Trunks.
** Vegeta was played by his male actor, Ryo Horikawa in his young appearances. Most dubs use a female actor for this role, but the Funimation English dub, like the Japanese Version, used his adult actor, Creator/ChristopherSabat as the young Vegeta.
*** However, for the Dragon Ball Kai dub the younger Vegeta has now been voiced by a woman.
** Christopher Sabat also voiced the child form of Piccolo in ''DragonBall'', while in most other versions including the original Japanese version cast a woman for this part.
** 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.
* In both Singaporean and Brazilian dubs of ''One Piece'', Luffy's voice was done by male voice actors Chuck Powers and Vagner Fagundes, respectively. The Italian dub cast Luigi Rosa for the first 255 episodes and first five movies, with Renato Novara eventually taking over. Before it switched to subbed episodes, the European Portugese dub also used a male.
** Germany and Spain also avert the trope, as does the first French dub.
* 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.
* Somewhat averted with Death the Kid from ''SoulEater'', who has two different [=VAs=]. In the drama CD, he was voiced by Creator/TakakoHonda (a woman), while in the anime, he was voiced by MamoruMiyano.
* Another dub-only exception is Shinji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and most characters voiced by Creator/SpikeSpencer (with a few exceptions which were old enough to be played by a male in both versions). His voice naturally pitches high, making him sound much like a teenager.
** This trend was followed by most of the other dubs worldwide; in fact, the Japanese version seems to be the only one in which Shinji was voiced by a woman, which some fans perceive as LostInTranslation, as his effeminacy was a major point in his character design.
** Among the roles Spencer's played where his Japanese counterpart was also male was ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Hanataro. But since Hanataro's youngish and a little {{Wangst}}y, a voice like Spencer's still fits.
* The 2008 ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' series marks the only time in the franchise's entire history (the live-action movie aside, for obvious reasons) that Gan/Yatterman-1 had a male actor (Hiroyuki Yoshino in this case); otherwise, he had a female actress.
* For [[{{Macekre}} all things it did wrong]], Creator/{{Nelvana}}'s dub of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' (''Cardcaptors'') at least averted this trope quite well with some characters. The 10-years old main character Sakura was voiced by then 11-years old Carly [=McKillip=], while 10-years old Syaoran was voiced by then 14-years old Rhys Huber. When the second movie was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} the trope was again played straight, with Syaoran voiced by voice actress Creator/MonaMarshall.
** Expanding on Creator/MonaMarshall, another male role to which she's credit is Toboe from ''Anime/WolfsRain''.
* The ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' franchise has KoukiMiyata as 14-year-old [[{{Bishonen}} Shimon Nagareyama]], the youngest of the original [[BlueBishonenGhetto Hachiyou]]. Like Yuuki Hiro, Miyata can convincingly voice younger male characters. By contrast, Sefuru the Oni, who is deduced by Shimon to be around his own age, is voiced by a woman (YuuAsakawa).
** In theory, ''all'' Hachiyou are voiced by men, so depending on your view, a few more of them can count as aversions, such as Inori (15 years old, voiced by NaozumiTakahashi) or Eisen (17 years old, voiced by Creator/SoichiroHoshi), though Shimon is still the most noticeable case. The ''[=NeoRomance=]'' line does a good job when it comes to finding voices for the hordes of {{Bishonen}}...
* The children in ''WanderingSon'' are voiced by kids, though in Nitori's case his actors voice was breaking when he hadn't.
* All the protagonists in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]''. Kio, in particular, sounds like he is voiced by a Woman. But his Seiyuu is Kazutomi Yamamoto.
* In the original Toei dub of ''Anime/{{Yu Gi Oh|First Anime Series}}'', both Bakura and Yami Bakura were voiced by male actor Tsutomu Kashiwakura, a complete inverse of the situation with Yugi and Yami Yugi's voice actors in the two series.
* In the original Japanese version of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Yamato and Jyou are voiced by adult males; Taichi, Koushiro, and Takeru are voiced by adult women. In the English dub, Tai joins Matt and Joe in being voiced by adult men, while Izzy and TK continue to be voiced by women. (The characters were aged up by two years for the dub; Jyou/Joe goes from 12 to 14, Taichi/Tai and Yamato/Matt from 11 to 13, Koushiro/Izzy from 10 to 12, and Takeru/TK from 8 to 10).
** For the dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', set three years after the previous series, TK's voice has broken and he is now played by an adult man. Oddly, Izzy (who is two years his senior) continues to be voiced by a woman.
* In ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' Nanashi's companion the boy Kotaro was voiced by an actual boy in both the Japanese and English versions, in the dub he was voiced by Aiden Drummond son of ''Creator/BrianDrummond''.
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[[folder:Films]]
* Exceptions to this can easily date back as early as when WaltDisney himself decided to continue his [[DisneyAnimatedCanon legacy of full-length animated feature films]] after the success of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' by casting 11-year-old Dickie Jones to voice the titular character.
* Chihiro from ''SpiritedAway'' was voiced by an actual young girl in the English dub, then-11-years-old Daveigh Chase.
** Yubaba's baby was originally voiced by an actual little boy (who was also in the Japanese dub of ''March of the Penguins'') but was replaced in the English dub by TaraStrong.
** Both Chihiro and Haku are voiced by children of their respective genders in the original Japanese version.
** An adult man JasonMarsden voiced Haku in the English dub.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Lock and Barrel, the male ghoul children, are voiced by Paul Reubens (better known as Pee Wee Herman) and composer DannyElfman.
** Likewise in the ''KingdomHearts'' series, they were voiced by Jess Harnell and Jeff Bennett.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', Fievel was always voiced by a little boy: Phillip Glasser in the first two movies and Thomas Dekker in the DirectToVideo sequels when Phillip Glasser got too old.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', toddler Boo was voiced by Mary Gibbs, the little daughter of Pixar employee Rob Gibbs. The crew followed Mary around with a microphone and assembled Boo's lines from the things she said while she played.
* Other child characters in Pixar films, like Andy and Sid in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Dot in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Nemo in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Dash (but not Violet) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Russell and Ellie as a child in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', and Bonnie in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' were also voiced by kids.
* In ''SonOfBatman" Damien Wayne is voiced by an actual young boy Stuart Allen.
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[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* One who is familiar with the trope would think that the squeaky-voiced 4- to 6-year-old Elmo on ''Series/SesameStreet'' is voiced by a woman. Nope, he's voiced by Kevin Clash, an African-American man who is now at least 50. Clash also performs Hoots the owl.
** He also voiced the mischievous Baby Sinclair from ''{{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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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''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.
* In the original ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' for the 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.
** However, ''[[VideogameRemake Re]]: Chain of Memories'', which takes place right where the first game ends, Haley's still playing Sora. He, of course, sounds too deep.
** It is also played straight in the Japanese Version as well. Creator/MiyuIrino was 14 year old when he voiced Sora.
* The English version of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an exception of sorts with [[spoiler:Naoto. At first it is thought Naoto is a teenage male with a pretty appearance, so the female voice actor (Susan Dailan in the United States, Romi Paku in Japan) makes it confusing. It turns out she really is a girl, which startles the main characters quite a bit.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Eric Stitt for the English dub of the Wii remake of Klonoa 1.
* [[SuperMarioBros Baby Mario and Baby Luigi]] are voiced by the 54-year-old Charles Martinet, as per their adult counterparts.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII The Onion Knight]], a KidHero who's explicitly the youngest of the heroes. (Which puts him at fifteen or younger) Was voiced by the 19 years old at the time Aaron Spann.
** He also had previously voiced ''[[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua]]'', who [[spoiler: Takes the appearance of a boy in his mid-teens]].
* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheCluefinders'' games. Actual children voice all the characters. Which makes it a little jarring in ''The Incredible Toy Store Adventure'' when they're suddenly voiced by completely different people, as the previous voice actors no longer sounded like children who were ten and eleven.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is voiced by Zachery 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).
** A [[http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=23222 new interview]] reveals that the series creators "really wanted" a real kid to play Aang, rather than CrossdressingVoices, and that as Eisen's voice has been deepening, the show's sound people have been artificially pitching it up, without the creators even noticing.
*** The practice is spoofed in the episode "The Ember Island Players". When the Gaang goes to a play featuring them, Aang is shocked to find that the actor playing him is a woman. Later, Toph ends up being played by a big burly man (she's delighted).
** At first the trope seems to be played straight with Smellerbee, but later we learn that the character is a girl.
* Most child characters in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were voiced by actual children, and most of the boys' voice actors were replaced many times over the series run; Arnold himself had four. (Gerald's voice actor is an exception. There's even an episode that [[JustifiedTrope explains]] why his voice changed, "Gerald's Tonsils".)
** In addition to Arnold, Curly and Eugene were voiced by several actors; one of the Eugenes (Creator/BenDiskin) went on to become an ''adult'' voice actor despite having to be replaced. However, a few of the actors for the boys were kept all the way through along with Gerald: Harold, played by a post-pubescent, as the character was 13; Stinky, whose voice did break, though it was simply ignored and not [[JustifiedTrope justified]] like Gerald's was; and Sid, who managed to evade puberty for the entire five-season run, until the last three episodes, produced years after the rest of the fifth season. He was replaced, appropriately enough, by his [[RealLifeRelative younger brother]].
** The first actor to play Arnold was given a new recurring role after his voice dropped, as the fifth-grade bully Wolfgang; the second Arnold made a one-shot appearance as his cohort, Ludwig.
* Ten-years-old Nigel, Hoagie and Wally of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' are voiced by adults, but male ones. (In fact, Creator/BenDiskin, [[TalkingToHimself who voices Nigel and Hoagie]], was one of the child actors who voiced Eugene in ''HeyArnold''.)
* Mac from ''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''.
** This example is ''particularly'' interesting when one realizes that Mac's 13-years-old brother, Terrance, is voiced by a woman (TaraStrong) even though the character has a fairly deep voice.
** 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.
* The Possible Twins, Jim and Tim, from ''KimPossible'', are both played by Shaun Fleming. He was 12 while recording season one, when the "tweebs" were 10. According to producers, Tim and Jim got a redesign and height boost in season four, either to justify Shaun's voice change or to justify a new actor.
** In the end, Disney went with a new actor, also a young boy: 13-year-old Spencer Fox, better known as Dash from ''TheIncredibles''. Of course, by season three, Fleming's voice had obviously broken, and no attempt was made to hide it. This had the bizarre result of the "tweebs" ''looking'' older but ''sounding'' younger than they had in the previous season.
* Charlie, Lola and all the characters on ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'' are voiced by actual children. Although the children refer to adults, even asking them questions, no adult voices are ever heard.
* In Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}}'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 PattyMaloney, who had played furry male roles in the 1970s, was aptly cast as Darla Hood.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is almost a perfect exception: All but one of the boys are played by male voice actors. Kathleen Barr voices Kevin, who just happens to be the most ''masculine'' regular in the cast.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' contains both straight examples and exceptions. One such exception is the character of Odd Della Robbia, played by Matthew Geczy, who is in his 40s. He also holds the distinction of being the only Lyoko Warrior (unless you count William) voiced by a male.
* A lot of the more recent Nick Jr. animated titles seem to go along with ensuring that actual children portray child characters now. ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' and ''Go! Diego, Go!'' are two of the more notable examples. The weird part is, Uniqua in the former is voiced by a girl, but has a fairly deep voice for her gender and age.
* All of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' were also voiced by like-gender children (apart from Spinelli, voiced by the 40-something Pamela Segal). Apart from TJ, who went through three actors during the show's course, the voices stayed the same throughout the show (with the exception of the crossover with ''Lilo and Stitch'' in 2006, which replaced T.J., Gus, and Mikey's voice actors).
** This was also parodied in the unofficial series finale movie - the Diggers were voiced by actual children, but one of their voices changed. So both of The Diggers were voiced by the same person...until the end where the characters talk about how things are changing, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of the diggers says, "Hey, what happened to my voice?"]] in a ''drastically'' different voice.
** Averted with Butch, who was played by Kath Soucie, Carl and Steve of the Pale Kids (Kath Soucie and Pamela Hayden), Yope (Pamela Hayden), and the kindergarteners, who were all voiced by E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, and Pamela Adlon (the exception being Tubby, who was played by Mikey's voice actor Jason Davis).
* The main kids in ''The Off-Beats'' segments on Nickelodeon's ''KaBlam'' were voiced by young children, most notably Mischa Barton as Betty-Anne Bongo. The later episodes had several of the kids' voices sounding a bit lower, including the females (who were voiced by girls). The only adult voice actor was series creator Mo Willems, who voiced September the dog and Grubby Groo.
** Both Henry and June were done by kids/teens, which is obvious due to their changing voices through the show's run. Notably Noah Segan's (Henry) voice broke after the first season, but didn't get replaced.
** Loopy and Larry of ''Life With Loopy'' were also done by teens.
* In the {{DCAU}}, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', any Robin has only ever been voiced by a boy (in the case of DCAU Dick Grayson and ''Teen Titan'' Robin, an adult man; Dick started as a college student in the DCAU and of unspecific-but-still-sufficient age in ''Teen Titans'').
** Save a small bit, [[spoiler:Tim Drake's laugh-to-crying as Joker Junior]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* The title character of ''{{Chowder}}'' is voiced by Nicky Jones (age 12).
** Panini, Gorgonzola and Ceviché are also voiced by children.
* Averted in ''Capeta''. For the first arc (first 14 episodes), the title character was voiced by Naoto Adachi, who was 12 years old at the time.
* All of the male children in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' aside from the kindergartners and lead sixth grader are voiced by men, mainly by series creators TreyParkerAndMattStone; they use computers to speed up their voices so they sound like kids.
* In ''[[RockyAndBullwinkle The Bullwinkle Show]]'', Sherman of "Peabody's Improbable History" was voiced by the 40-some-years-old Walter Tetley, whose voice never matured -- officially due to a hormonal condition. Legend, however, says that his mother actually had had him castrated at a young age. Look up ''castrati'', and learn that this practice is OlderThanYouThink.
* In ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', the title character is voiced by Mark "Thurop" Van Orman.
** Originally, Flapjack was supposed to be voiced by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, but Reubens never appeared for an audition, so Van Orman took over.
* In ''BobbysWorld'', 4-6-years-old Bobby Generic was voiced by the then 30-some-years-old Howie Mandel. Every other male child in the series including his older brother Derek (after his original voice actor grew up) were voiced by women.
* All of the ''{{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.
** Played straight occasionally with Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had young boys voice the characters in some of the first specials that character appeared in and in a few specials afterwards. (Possibly contributing to some ViewerGenderConfusion amongst younger generations.)
** Also played straight with Charlie Brown in ''This Is America, Charlie Brown'', where he was voiced by a girl, Erin Chase.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', their male counterparts the Rowdyruff Boys are voiced by men; RobPaulsen voices Brick and Boomer and Roger Jackson voices Butch.
** Also school bully Mitch Mitchellson and nerd Elmer Sglue are also voiced by adults TomKenny and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, respectively.
* Almost completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''; with the exceptions of Irwin, Pud'n, and Nergal Jr., all of the male children are voiced by men.
* Completely averted with the 12-year-old cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Nearly all of the boys with the exceptions of Chalky and Al and Moo in the Nickelodeon version were voiced by 40-year-olds Billy West and Fred Newman. In the Disney version, most of the characters voiced by West, including Doug and Roger, were replaced after he left, but still voiced by grown men.
* 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 ''DaveyAndGoliath'', {{Gumby}}, 8-year-old Arthur Spacely from ''TheJetsons'', Buzz Conroy from ''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.
** After Butler died but before the ''Jetsons'' movie could be recorded, another grown man, Patric Zimmerman, voiced Elroy.
* Cleveland Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' was originally voiced by Mike Henry and later by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
* Twelve-year-old Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is voiced by Jeremy Shada, who was 13 when the voice recording first began. As Shada's aged and his voice has broken, so has Finn, having his 13th birthday in the show and WordOfGod stating that Finn is 14 by the end of the third season.
** In the original short Finn (back then called Pen) was voiced by Jeremy's older brother, Zack Shada. By the time it got turned into a full-time show Zack's voice have changed, so Jeremy replaced him.
* All the child characters on ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' were played by actual children.
* In an episode of ''{{Futurama}}'' where the cast begins to regress in age, they just kept their same voice actors.
** The clearly feminine character Frida Waterfall is actually voiced by a man, Phil Hendrie, who provides the voices for all the members of the Waterfall Family, as a sort of RunningGag.
* Oh boy, this is a complicated one...[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy Hooves]] has caused a bit of a stir with her halting SimpletonVoice portrayal because some people find it offensive. But no one actually set out to give Derpy a SimpletonVoice; they just asked TabithaStGermain to do the voice, and Tabitha thought Derpy was supposed to be a boy. So she ''thought'' she was doing this trope, but she really wasn't.
** Speaking of which, with the exception of newborn Pound Cake, most young colts are voiced by males, some by adults (such as Snips and Snails), and others by actual young boys (most notably Pipsqueak in "Luna Eclipsed").
* The preteen-aged Gumball and Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are voiced by (at the time of production) 13-year-old Logan Grove and 12-year-old Kwesi Boakye, respectively.
* ''RockosModernLife'' features CharlieAdler as Ed ''and'' Bev Bighead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Detention}}'', all of the boys were voiced by grown men, most notably Creator/BillyWest as scifi geek Emmitt Roswell and Creator/CarlosAlazraqui as Gug, the small boy with the NapoleonComplex.
* In all the old Donald Duck cartoons, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were all voiced by Clarence Nash, just like their uncle. Nowadays Russi Taylor and Donald's current actor Tony Anselmo alternate between the trio, thus playing the trope straight when it's the former and averting it when it's the latter.
* Nanny from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' was voiced by script-writer/actor Brian Trueman - really, the character wouldn't have worked nearly as well with a genuine woman in the role. Additionally, many of the female extras in Cosgrove-Hall cartoons of the era were voiced my men, usually Jimmy Hibbert.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Milhouse is voiced by Creator/NobuoTobita, being one of the few male voice actors who voice a kid in that dub. And in the case you want to know how he sounds, he's sounds basically like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], except a little bit childish.
** Averted in the theatrical release of the [[TheSimpsonsMovie movie]] when he's voiced by Yuu Sugimoto (a female voice actress) instead, but reverts to Tobita's voice in the [=DVD=] release.
* In ''The Flintstones'', toddler Bamm-Bamm and Arnold the 8-year-old paperboy were voiced by Don Messick.
* In {{MightyMax}} most of the male children were voiced by grown men, Max himself was voiced by the then 30-some year old RobPaulsen, his friend Felix was voiced by CoreyBurton and resident nerd Ernie was voiced by Charlie Adler.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', nine-year-old Leonard Helperman was voiced by Shaun Fleming, who was twelve when recording began in 1999 and sixteen when recording for the movie (Serving as the show's finale) was finished in 2003. Ian, another kid in the show, was voiced by Rob Paulsen, who also voiced some of the background students. This trope is played straight with Tyler, Taylor, and Trevor, as they're voiced by Pamela Adlon.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': both Chowder and Gorgonzola were voiced by child actors instead of women.
* Lady Baden-Baden from [[TheRaccoons The Raccoons]] is voiced by Bob Dermer, who normally voices Ralph Raccoon. As with the Count Duckula example above, the character wouldn't have been quite as effective, or as funny, had she been voiced by a woman.
** Averted in the German dub, where she is voiced by a woman.
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