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Relationship Voice Actor

A form of Typecasting, linked with Pigeonholed Voice Actor. More notable in Japanese (because of the larger pool of voice actors available), two or more voice actors are often put together in one anime series, sometimes as characters with a special relationship. Just like Pigeonholed Voice Actor, although they're not typecast into one type of character, but if one voice actor shows up, there's a good chance that a certain voice actor will show up too, sometimes as characters with a unique relationship with the first voice actor's characters. And their role relationship will also occasionally be pigeonholed. Many Japanese examples can be explained by the fact that their voice actors are generally managed by talent agencies and it is convenient for production to cast all parts from the same agency. Take note that the examples below may or may not list all the shows in which two actors have worked in together.

Across the seas, this trope can occur as well. This happens when there's one actor from Country A (mostly Japan) and another actor from Country B (commonly American/English). Two or more shows aired where Actor A played a character, and when the shows were imported to Country B, Actor B plays the same characters played by Actor A. Therefore, it's more akin a relation of sharing characters.

Also see Those Two Actors for the live action version.


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  • In Mexican dubs, Gerardo Reyero and Monica Manjarrez sometimes play characters romantically involved with each other, such as Han Solo and Leia Organa in Star Wars and Stu and Didi Pickles in Rugrats. Interestingly, the Manjarrez voiced-Rei Hino also had a short crush on the Reyero-voiced Mamoru Chiba in Sailor Moon.
  • Also, Enzo Fortuny has not one, but two pigeonholed relationships: one with Cristina Hernández (Cardcaptor Sakura) and a more recent one with Leyla Rangel (InuYasha, Kim Possible).
  • Philippe Peythieu and Véronique Augereau, the french voices of Homer and Marge Simpson, are married.
  • While not an item in real life, french voice actors Georges Aminel and Arlette Thomas were frequently heard together: Planet of the Apes, The Omen, Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle and most notably Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird.
  • In Spain we have several fiction-couples examples:
    • David Robles and Mar Bordallo.
    • Salvador Vidal and Maria Luisa Solá.
      • Maria Luisa Solá has crossed paths with Manolo Garcia quite often too.
    • Roger Pera and Graciela Molina since the Spider-Man Trilogy. Happy Feet, Birdman, Rio... are all proof of this.
    • Manuel Gimeno and Isabel Valls after voicing Edward and Bella in Twilight though they were previously heard in Juno.
    • Nuria Mediavilla and... well... pretty much every single important Spaniard male voice actor of the last 15 years established in Barcelona (and some in Madrid).
  • At the end of 2011, in Italy, Deborah Morese and Gea Riva voiced Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. Some months later, they became Hitomi Shizuki and Sayaka Miki.
  • In the 1990s, Brazilian actors Wendel Bezerra and Raquel Marinho voiced Goku and Chichi. About 15 years later, they reunited on My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic as Shining Armor and Princess Cadance.
  • In early Portuguese dubs, like Dragon Ball and Dexter's Laboratory, most of the actors almost always worked together. But the ones who were the most heard together were Henrique Feist (Goku, Dexter...) and Cristina Cavalinhos (Bulma, Dee Dee...), plus Ricardo Spínola as a common narrator, among other characters.
  • Santiago Ziesmer and Oliver Feld are the German voices of Ren and Stimpy, and they frequently appear in each other's works, such as Spongebob Squarepants and The Piratesof Silicon Valley.
  • In Quebec, we have Hugolin Chevrette and Catherine Brunet. Shortly after Tangled, where Hugolin and Catherine voiced Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, the two reunited on Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, as Mike and Zoey, respectively.

    Two or more characters with the same Japanese and English actor set