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Relationship Voice Actor
A form of Type Casting, 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.

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.
    • Daniel Garcia and Graciela Molina.
    • 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.

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

Pigeonholed Voice ActorVoice Acting TropesSame Language Dub
Pigeonholed Voice ActorAnimation TropesPint-Sized Kid
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