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Kaori Nazuka and Yuko Sanpei:
In , Nazuka as Miyu and Sanpei as Kanata.
Daa! Daa! Daa! In , Nazuka as Eureka and Sanpei as Renton.
Eureka Seven , where Nazuka as Kaja Bergmann and Sanpei as Hajime.
Natsu No Arashi , Nazuka as Satsuki Arashiyama and Sanpei as Nenji Nagihara (6 years old) & Yūki.
Nanaka 6/17 , where Nazuka as Housen Elis and Sanpei as a school girl.
Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch has Nazuka as Totori and Sanpei as Gino.
Atelier Totori Tomokazu Seki and Ayako Kawasumi: Seki often played as characters who wanted Kawasumi's character, either by force or not. Hence, it's quite often seeing Seki as the villain, or Kawasumi as the heroine that Seki's character wanted, including Reiji Kageyama and Ruriko Ikusawa in , Gilgamesh and Saber in Gate Keepers , Onyx and Gwendolyn in Visual Novel/Fate/stay night . However, they also play genuine pair/love interests, such as Haru Glory and Elie in Odin Sphere . Or cosplay couple Tanaka and Ohno in Groove Adventure Rave Genshiken. Or a She Is Not My Girlfriend, Opposites Attract type of couple in . Or one-sided romantic interests as Kitagawa-kun and Kaori from Nodame Cantabile . Or getting their roles inverted (from Kanon Visual Novel/Fate/stay night) as Ezio Auditore and Lucrezia Borgia respectively.
Hikaru Midorikawa and Takehito Koyasu often play two characters that rival each other. From Tamahome and Hotohori in , Heero and Zechs in Fushigi Yuugi , Masaki and Shu in Gundam Wing to Zelgadis and Rezo in Super Robot Wars .
Slayers Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nobutoshi Canna, as either rivals (Griffith/Guts in , Kyosuke/Axel in Berserk ), to allies (Tousen/Nnoitra in Super Robot Wars , Kiyota/Jin in Bleach ), to unrelated people, but STILL in one series (Mitsurugi/Maxi in Slam Dunk )
Soul Series Though not as famous as those two early examples, Hikaru Midorikawa and Nobutoshi Canna are often co-working together, as they once are under the same music group.
Tomokazu Seki and Shinichiro Miki. Between the members of the group (consisting them, Koyasu Takehito and Yuuki Hiro), they are the one who often got roles in the same series. The biggest example was Sousuke/Kurz from Weiss Kreuz . However there are also other instances such as Assassin-Gilgamesh in the Full Metal Panic anime, whereas shortly after Assassin was killed in the anime, Gilgamesh makes his entrance (exit Miki, enter Seki). Or in the Visual Novel/Fate/stay night . In the first series, Seki's character Gai rides the blue Aestevalis and have a very over-the-top personality. In the OVA Martian Successor Nadesico Prince of Darkness, the one who rides the blue Aestevalis and have a rather jolly, flamboyant personality (not outright over the top, but still rather enthusiastic) is Miki's character Saburouta. (exit Seki, enter Miki).
Just a sidenote, in , Seki was Kenji (Tracey) and Miki was Kojiro (James). Their encounters were mostly in the Orange Islands (so its enter Seki, exit Seki, with Miki staying still).
Pokemon Van Fanel and Allen Schezar in
Vision of Escaflowne Manji and Shira in
Blade of the Immortal Rival band vocalists Shuiichi Shindou of Bad Luck and Taki Aizawa of Ask in
Gravitation Rival racers Takumi Fujiwara and Keisuke Takahashi in , along with Koyasu Takehito for the ride
Initial D Bob Makihara and Masataka Takayanagi in
Tenjho Tenge Minamoto no Yorihisa (Miki) and Tenma Morimura (Seki), the Seiryuu Hachiyou in .
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De In Hakuouki's prequel, Reimeiroku, Miki played the role of Hijikata while Seki as the main chracter, Ibuki Ryuunosuke.
Tomokazu Seki has an alleged rivalry with Tomokazu Sugita. Their characters often have strong interactions with each other as well: Sugita's Yuuichi Aizawa from Kanon, Kagami Mikage from , and Hideki Motosuwa from Ayashi No Ceres , to Seki's Jun Kitagawa, Alex Howell and Hiromu Shinbo, respectively. Lampshaded in an episode of Chobits , in which the character Sugita voices works in the same anime shop as Meito Anisawa/Anime Tenchou, Seki's role.
Lucky Star Kotono Mitsuishi and Houko Kuwashima. From to Noir to Gundam SEED , their characters have been paired, usually in Claymore yuri fanfics. Don't ask.
This even extends to video games, if one pairs up Christie and Kasumi in the Dead Or Alive series.
The 1983 TV series Stop! Hibari-kun! featured voice actors Satomi Majima and Tohru Furuya as the two central characters, Hibari and Kosaku. In this series, Hibari, a yakuza boss's son who is living life as and posing as a girl, develops a crush on his houseguest, Kosaku. In real life, Majima (Hibari) and Furuya (Kosaku) married in 1985, and Majima subsequently retired from voice acting.
Ryoko Shintani and Miyuki Sawashiro: Milfie and Mint, Miyata and Serizawa, Himeko and Sobana, Sae and Landlord, Nami and Maria, Yuno and Shinkuro, Sachi and Dorm Leader, Tetsuro and Maria, Claire and Rachel.
More than half of these are Studio Shaft works.
Soichiro Hoshi and Akira Ishida. Just count how many times they're playing characters with strong connections. From Keele/Reid of , Kira/Athrun in Tales Of Eternia , Sano/Inumaru in Gundam SEED . And even those without that much strong connection: Yukimura/Hanbei in The Law of Ueki , Sengoku Basara 2 Bartz / Kuja in Dissidia.
Soichiro Hoshi and Takehito Koyasu. Counting up, we got Kira/Mwu, Kazuki/Juubei, Yuki/Takashiro
Soichiro Hoshi and Kenichi Suzumura. Being in the same company, they have done twins (in the early drama CDs) and bitter rivals ( Ouran Kira/Shinn). And in Gundam SEED Destiny's where Kara No Kyoukai Hoshi played a sadistic serial killer while Suzumura played a guy on said killer's hit list!
Takahiro Sakurai and Kenichi Suzumura are known best friends in real life, even going so far as having their own radio station. They usually appear together in a lot of things, especially BL audio dramas, but none so infamous as them playing opposites in the compilation as Cloud Strife and Zack Fair, respectfully. They also form the singing duo R-16.
Final Fantasy VII Whenever a series has Mamiko Noto, you may also expect Kaori Shimizu to show up. This instance has been seen in , School Rumble , Godannar and Mugen no Frontier: Maria Sama Ga Miteru SRW OG Saga, and Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu (reversed. Shimizu was announced first before Noto). Sometimes this occur to Ueda Kana and Kaori Shimizu too, but in less frequency ( Tales Of Hearts , Maria Sama Ga Miteru , Lyrical Nanoha ). Reportedly, Kana and Kaori are good friends, and Kaori has the dubious honor to be the closest to be able to mimic Mamiko's voice (which is reportedly very hard to do).
Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu It gets funnier if you connect and Tales Of Hearts . Kaori Shimizu (who plays Richia Spodune in Hell Girl ) gets to guest star in the show as a girl who is eventually sent to Hell, whereas she is carried to hell in the ferry by Enma Ai (Mamiko Noto) and Ichimoku Ren, who is played by the same guy who did Hisui Hearts in Tales Of Hearts Tales of Hearts, Masaya Matsukaze.
Another interesting note in Kaori Shimizu's relationship is with Yumi Kakazu. There are two shows that makes a different parallel to their roles: and Super Robot Wars Godannar. One of them will play a senior lady in war (Lamia (Kaori) in SRW, Shizuru (Yumi) in Godannar) probably one with large breasts, while the other one will play a younger, junior pilot compared to the other (Seolla (Yumi) in SRW, Lou (Kaori) in Godannar). Thing is, these 'senior' ladies will appear to get killed in the middle of the show, only to be brought back later. Lamia 'dies' in
bonus section, and in Super Robot Wars Original Generation OG Gaiden, she came back Brainwashed and Crazy and eventually restored. Shizuru is killed off in the end of Godannar Season 1, and Season 2's first episode deals with her resurrection. In a more recent times, Kaori Shimizu has also developed a relationship another guest cameo of , namely... Hell Girl Marina Inoue. They've both worked together in (Signum and Erio), Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S (Richia and Kohak), Tales Of Hearts (Zenia and Petra), and Arcana Heart (Rio and Rosa)
Rio -Rainbow Gate!- Ryotaro Okiayu and Tetsu Inada. They like to play as allies, or sometimes closer than that. No, not Yaoi stuffs. Let's see...
In the crossover of and Dynasty Warriors , Samurai Warriors Warriors Orochi. Orochi is voiced by Okiayu, whereas one of his allies, Lu Bu, is voiced by Inada.
In , Okiayu is Kuchiki Byakuya, Captain of the 6th Division, while Inada is Sajin Komamura, Captain of the 7th Division (Okiayu's squad number plus 1 = Inada's squad number).
Bleach In the , Okiayu voices Raidese F. Branstein, while Inada voices his Super Robot Wars Original Generation Aloof Big Brother Elzam von Branstein. In OG Saga', Inada is Ezel Granada of the Orchestral Army, whereas Okiayu is... Ezel's ex-right hand man Masou Kishin'', Okiayu and Inada end up voicing both of Tytti's familiars Katze Kotolonos and Ezel's war-rival Rubor Cucullus. In Freki and Geri.
In (especially Dawn of Sorrow), Okiayu is Genya Arikado (a.k.a. Alucard), Inada is Julius Belmont. And they play as the Castlevania Obi Wan of the hero Soma Cruz... or can team up in one of the outcomes of the bad ending.
They're also Zero and Arthur in Marvel VS Capcom 3.
Ryotaro Okiayu also is paired up with Hikaru Midorikawa in the rival/mentor/ yaoi guy roles. They're apparently good friends in real life, and happen to like together.
Super Robot Wars In , Hikaru voices Heero, to Okaiyu's Treize.
Gundam Wing Hikaru is Soma to Okiayu's Alucard in
Castlevania Are Rivals / possible romantic interests Georik Zaberisk and Mikhail Ramphet respectively in Animamundi: Dark Alchemist.
Speaking of , Hikaru is Masaki, Okiayu is Rai, they're not much related, but at least they fight under the same banner.
Super Robot Wars In , Hikaru is Rukawa, Okiayu is Mitsui.
Slam Dunk There's no yaoi (except in fanfiction), but they're also Crawford and Schuldig.
Then again, there's , where they barely interact with each other's characters (Okiayu is Akio, Hikaru is Yusuke).
Clannad In , Hikaru is Hiro and Okiayu is Ronfar, the only two men in the party for a large portion of the game.
Lunar Eternal Blue In Samurai Warriors 3 Motochika Chosokabe, who is voiced by Okiayu is an ally of Mitsuhide Akechi, who is voiced by Midorikawa
In a dubbing-related one: Midorikawa as Tom Prinze and Okiayu as Roman Bridger in the dub of .
Scream 3 Then there's Fate Zero: Ryotaro's Berserker to Hikaru's Lancer.
Hikaru Midorikawa and (with a girl, finally!) Yukari Tamura has also worked together in several occasions:
Satoshi Hino tends to get paired with Rie Kugimiya's tsundere roles. Cases in point: (Saito/Louise) and The Familiar Of Zero (Yuji/Shana). Masashi Ebara also appears from time to time as a father figure to her, for example as Hohenheim in Shakugan no Shana and Alastor in Fullmetal Alchemist .
Shakugan no Shana Kugimiya and Hino's roles are subverted as, respectively, Kagura and her homicidal brotherKamui in
Gintama And then they have a weird one when both of them voice the male and female forms of Phantasos.
Masakazu Morita and Fumiko Orikasa often play as friends or even love interests. Proven with (Ichigo/Rukia), the new generation of Bleach (Seiya/Saori), and even JP!dub Troy and Gabriella in Saint Seiya . They're unrelated in High School Musical , though (Morita is Auel, Orikasa is Meyrin).
Gundam SEED Destiny Speaking of Morita, he is also often cast with Junichi Suwabe. They're either pairs Auel (Morita) and Sting (Suwabe) in SEED Destiny or rivals Ichigo (Morita) and Grimmjow (Suwabe) in Bleach, Tidus (Morita) and Seymour (Suwabe) in .
Final Fantasy X This doesn't stop fans from pairing their SEED Destiny characters, though, despite the fact they never even met on screen.
It's also rather fun to note that Jun Fukuyama and Norio Wakamoto are Lelouch and Emperor Charles respectively in , while previously in Code Geass , they're also enemies (Fukuyama is Kyle, Wakamoto is Barbatos). Also noted that Fukuyama's side is usually backed by a character played by Tales Of Destiny 2 Hikaru Midorikawa (Li Xingke and Judas, respectively).
A case of working together between Fukuyama and Midorikawa (minus Wakamoto) can also be seen in , whereas Fukuyama is Touga, while Midorikawa is Raven.
Gravion While we're on the subject of Wakamoto Norio, expect George Nakata not to be too far behind. For example, in Hellsing Ultimate, Nakata voices Alucard, and Wakamoto voices Anderson. Also, not so much of a relation, but Nakata voiced Dracula in Castlevania Judgment, replacing Wakamoto, his usual voice.
And back to Midorikawa and Fukuyama: Marth and Roy, anyone?
Back to Fukuyama and Wakamoto, one-shot example: , where Fukuyama voices Hayate the Combat Butler Puppet Butler, and Wakamoto does the Watanuki vi Britannia Lemony Narrator.
And now, take Fukuyama, Wakamoto, Midorikawa, and add Takahiro Sakurai who voices Suzaku Kururugi and let them duke it out in where they play the following: Dissidia: Final Fantasy Onion Knight, Chaos, Firion, and Cloud.
Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nozomu Sasaki are siblings in real life, and if they're in the same series they usually play brothers (the Frost brothers in , with Morikawa as Shagia and Sasaki as Olba) or best friends (Morikawa was Takashi and Sasaki was Youta in the Video Girl Ai CD dramas)
Gundam X Saeko Chiba and Yuuka Nanri are good friends and even had a duo for a time. Chances are, if they're in the same series, they'll play either sisters (like the Iijyuin twins in ) or rivals (like Natsuki and Nao in Prince of Tennis ).
Mai-HiME Not that they do this often, but Toshiyuki Morikawa and Yuko Mizutani are famously known for their relationship as Kyosuke Nanbu and Excellen Browning. They actually did this stitch back then during , as D-Boy/Blade and Miyuki/Rapier
Tekkaman Blade Some of the cast is actually a revisit from Rival Schools . GaoGaiGar Nobuyuki Hiyama is Guy and Batsu and Tomoe Hanba is Mikoto and Hinata (and they reprise their love interest relationship in GGG as well). Miki Narahashi plays an Eagleland character in both series (Swan and Tiffany) as well.
revisits and reverses the Gundam 00 main cast. Sora is now pissed off at Riku, who got promoted from Kingdom Hearts The Rival to The Hero (sort of). Yes, they got the same voices with Saji Crossroad and Setsuna F. Seiei, respectively. (Though Saji did became pissed at Setsuna ( in season 2), it's not because of the latter's character position).
More evident starting episode 11 of season 2, when Saji and Setsuna co-pilot the eponymous mobile suit.
Keiji Fujiwara voiced red haired baddies for both series, namely Ali Al-Saachez and Axel.
Mamoru Miyano and Maaya Sakamoto have been two (possible) couples on two totally polarizing animes debuting in 2006. First they were Tamaki and Haruhi, and then they were Light and Kiyomi as well as Kyrie and Morte.
And it doesn't help that Masaya Matsukaze is respectively Kyouka Ohtori and Teru Mikami.
Later on, the former two would be working on as Death the Kid and Crona respectively (oddly enough many ship them as a Soul Eater Crack Pairing of sorts).
And finally they are going to work together in
Star Driver Aya Hirano (Konata) and Kaori Fukuhara (Tsukasa) have worked together on a few occasions. In they played two Macross Frontier Bridge Bunnies who occasionally also served as Those Two Girls. And in Kaori played Plug, one of the two leads, and Aya was actually a Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!! Little Bad.
One of the recent noticeable voice acting pairs is Haruka Tomatsu and Kana Hanazawa. Tomatsu is good for older sister type characters, while Hanazawa is good for younger roles. They've already appeared alongside each other in , To Love-Ru , Kyouran Kazoku Nikki and Kannagi , as well as voicing the master/servant pair of Hedyeh and Ayse in Asu no Yoichi! They also do have a Ladies Versus Butlers!! Rival relationship with one another with Tomacchan as Kinjou Manami and Hanazawa as Futaba Aoi in
Asobi Ni Ikuyo! Kana Hanazawa also seemed to have Relationship Voice Actor with Hiroshi Kamiya, although the roles are less stereotyped. There's Nadeko and Araragi from , Anri and Izaya from Bakemonogatari , and Tenshi and Otonashi from Durarara .
Angel Beats! Mai Nakahara and Toshihiko Seki have played opposite each other twice as a fiery heroine and her Tall, Dark and Snarky love interest...first as Prier and Croix in , and then again as Mai Tokiha and Reito Kanzaki in La Pucelle .
Mai-HiME Jun Fukuyama and Ami Koshimizu. First then Code Geass Spice and Wolf, , Saki Nyanpire, then most recently, .
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is even more enjoyable when you remember that Love Hina Megumi Hayashibara and Yasunori Matsumoto, the voice actors for Haruka and Seta, also played Lina and Gourry in .
Slayers Don't forget that they're also Aki and Noal in .
Tekkaman Blade And Crysta and Zak in the Japanese version of .
Ferngully Hitomi Nabatame has a variety of relationships with voice actors, she and Kenichi Suzumura have done Drama CD/Anime of H-game OVAs together which often portrays them as a couple. Although she is more noted for her work with Shizuka Itoh and Mamiko Noto. She also works with Yui Sakakibara in in a lot of Eroge (non-yuri of course).
Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, ever since co-working as Edward and Alphonse Elric, have been appearing in the same show often. They're also Naoto Shirogane and Rise Kujikawa, Regene Regetta and Nena Trinity, also Hitsugaya Toshiro and Kurotsuchi Nemu... or Kurosaki Karin, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Yukari Tamura and Mai Nakahara have already appeared in four five six series working with each other: seven , Lyrical Nanoha , Higurashi: When They Cry , Clannad , Mai-Hime , Mai-Otome and Katanagatari .
Myself ; Yourself From Rika Furude and Rena Ryuugu to Nanoha Takamachi and Teana Lanster to Mei Sunohara and Nagisa Furukawa to Midori and Mai Tokiha to Togame and Nanami Yasuri to Shuri and Asami is a long way to go indeed.
Making it two out of five, Satsuki Yukino voices Shmion and Misae Sagara.
Here's a set of five six, from to Hayate the Combat Butler : Saki Kana Ueda (Sakuya, Saki), Ryoko Shiraishi (Hayate, Mako), Rie Kugimiya (Nagi, Yuuki), Shizuka Ito (Hinagiku, Hisa, who are both Student Council President ), note Jun Fukuyama (Puppet Butler, Kyoutarou), and Yui Horie (Sonia, Mihoko)
And then, still in , Saki Jun Fukuyama and Ami Koshimizu (Nodoka), who played Lelouch and Kallen in respectively.
Code Geass , whether intentional or not, seems to enjoy using this, as Touka, voiced by Saki Minori Chihara, has a butler, Hagiyoshi, voiced by Daisuke Ono. These two played Nagato and Koizumi in .
Haruhi Suzumiya Still another one in : Teru, who's voiced by Saki Mai Nakahara, Mihoko, voiced by Yui Horie, and Yumi, voice by Yuu Kobayashi. Those three voiced Rena Ryuugu, Hanyuu, and Satoshi Houjou from respectively.
Higurashi: When They Cry Speaking of Mai Nakahara and Ryoko Shiraishi, they worked together for the Clannad Visual Novel, with Nakahara voicing Nagisa and Shiraishi voicing Kappei respectively.
Ami Koshimizu (Nodoka), Yui Horie (Mihoko), Daisuke Ono (Hagiyoshi), Yuu Kobayashi(Yumi), and Rie Kugimiya (Yuuki) in as Rosa, Maria, Battler, Kanon and Shannon respectively.
Umineko: When They Cry From to Maria Sama Ga Miteru : Saki Kana Ueda (Saki), Ami Koshimizu (Nodoka), Rie Kugimiya (Yuuki), Shizuka Ito (Hisa), and Yuko Kaida (Jun) who voiced Yumi, Kanako, Touko, Rei and Minako respectively.
in relation to its spiritual sequel Higurashi: When They Cry :
Umineko: When They Cry In addition to the Higurashi and Umineko examples above, Yui Horie and Yukari Tamura have co-starred in a number of other shows, oftentimes as competing haremettes/love interests of the male lead. Examples include Ayu and Mai, Yasuna and Tomari, and Kotori and Sakura. (They've also temporarily formed a singing duo in Real Life.)
Jun Fukuyama and Shizuka Ito have appeared in quite a few shows alongside each other now: , To Heart 2 , and that Saki Expy Watanuki vi Britannia appearance in .
Hayate the Combat Butler Tomokazu Sugita and Daisuke Ono: adult Chrono and Verossa in , Kyon and Koizumi in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S , as well as Ronove and Battler in Suzumiya Haruhi .
Umineko: When They Cry Emi Shinohara and Miki Itou managed to go from rivals to soeurs to sisters-in-law. The difference is that now Sachiko's older than Youko, but she's still in the younger position. Oh, and Touko is Youko's maid.
The entire five man band of doesn't just show up in Haruhi Suzumiya . All of them are also in Lucky Star . Hell, Dragonaut The Resonance Itsuki and Yuki are the leads in the show.
Kikuko Inoue and Soichiro Hoshi did a bit of relationship voice acting where their characters are very close to one another at some point, Kikuo voiced Kira's foster mother in , Gundam SEED as Kei's spouse and being Grace's puppet in Please Teacher! Macross Frontier being the only exception.
If Soichiro Hoshi and Masayo Kurata appear in a mecha series together, it's likely that they'll play teammates, such as (Hoshi as Michael and Kurata as Fasalina), Gun X Sword (Hoshi as Kira and Kurata as Mayura), Gundam SEED (Hoshi as Takeru and Kurata as Chizuru) and Muv-Luv late into .
(Hoshi as Gino and Kurata as Rakshata) Code Geass Kanae Ito and Aki Toyosaki. For example: Kanae Ito is Amu Hinamori (Dia if you want to count her as well), Nana Astar Deviluke, and Ruiko Saten while Aki Toyosaki is Su, Momo Belia Deviluke, and Kazari Uiharu respectively.
Daisuke Ono and Rina Sato to an extent. Sven and Mudie Hosaka and Haruka Minami, Roze and Liliane, Battler and Ange, and to a REALLY lesser extent Ku Nel Sanders Alberio Imma, and Negi himself.
Jun Fukuyama and Sayaka Ohara. Most of the time, Fukuyama is Ohara's underling/assistant, but this is sometimes reversed.
: Selene MacGriff (Ohara) with her assistant Sol Ryuune Lange (Fukuyama)
Gundam SEED Stargazer : Yuko Ichihara (Ohara) with her Xxx Holic bitch Watanuki (Fukuyama)
: Subverted, somewhat. Code Geass Milly Ashford (Ohara) with her... classmate in-class Lelouch (Fukuyama). However, in the bigger picture... she amounts to nearly nothing on Lelouch's grander scheme.
: Inverted. Selvaria Bles (Ohara) with her boss Maxmillian (Fukuyama).
Valkyria Chronicles Audio Adaptation of Suikoden I: Leknaat (Ohara) with her underling Luc (Fukuyama).
From to Umineko: When They Cry : Toradora Rie Kugimiya (Shannon to Taiga), Eri Kitamura (Siesta 410 to Ami), Yui Horie (Maria to Minori), Sayaka Ohara (Beatrice to Yasuko).
Romi Paku and Masakazu Morita usually play allies with each other. There's Zidane and Tidus in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Toshiro Hitsugaya and Ichigo Kurosaki, and Uesugi Kenshin and Maeda Keiji.
Tetsuya Kakihara and Marina Inoue have a relationship as well. Although that are only two, we've got Simon and Yoko, Shing Meteoryte and Kohak Hearts, Strada (the weapon) and Erio Mondial, and Fujioka and Kana Minami.
Chikao Ohtsuka and Akio Ohtsuka are probably the best father-son seiyuu team in all of anime history. From Big Boss and Solid Snake, Berthold Gregor and Radi Jaeger, Master Xehanort and , Terranort Both being Goemon at one point, Admiral Eiphar Synapse and Anavel Gato, Geiger and Captain Nemo, Gold Roger and Blackbeard, and Ryuken and Souther (the movie one).
Ayumi Fujimura and Nobuhiko Okamoto play characters with tsuntsun romantic(?) relationships as Cecily and Luke in The Sacred Blacksmith and as Misaki and Usui in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! respectively.
Tomokazu Sugita and Mikako Takahashi. We've got Kusuha and Bullet, Gintoki and Sadaharu/Tsu Terakado, and the two voices of Chrono.
Gets funner when Tomokazu uses this as an excuse to invite Mikako to guest star the radio, with Bururaji Heart Aino used as Mikako's avatar. And mind you, during a previous April Fools joke, there was a shot for crossover between Arcana Heart and BlazBlue, with Heart (Mikako) being paired with Ragna (Tomokazu).
Rie Kugimiya and Shizuka Ito surprisingly are in the same series most of the time. Shana and Wilhelmina, Nagi and Hinagiku, Yuuki and Hisa, Flora and Sela, and Touko and Rei.
Mamiko Noto and Teh Rie again. Hecate and Shana, Tiffania and Louise, Rin and Mimi, Nodoka and Tsukuyomi, Shimako and Touko, one-shot character Pandemonium and Kagura, Cassie and Satelizzer.
Tomokazu Sugita and Yuuichi Nakamura. We've got Ragna and Hazama (protagonist-antagonist, Leon and Alto antagonist-protagonist, and upcoming EXCEED game Hamelen Sibato and W03 (both allies).
Norio Wakamoto and Takehito Koyasu most of the time appear in the same series, related or no. We have: Aya Fujimura and Reiji Takatori, Luck Gandor and Gustave St. Germain, Sasuke and Oda Nobunaga, Vincent and Isshin Arima, Zed and Zeikfried (only in the remake) and Tekkaman Evil and Tekkaman Omega. Most of the time, Wakamoto would be the villain and Koyasu the one on the better scale of moral, but this is reversed in Guilty Gear when Koyasu plays Eddie, and Wakamoto plays Johnny.
Asami Sanada and Miyuki Sawashiro are in everything together: Jun and Shinku, Dejiko and Puchiko, Matoi and Maria, Kanako and the Dorm Leader, and Tamaki and Shinkuro, just to name a few.
Shozo Iizuka and Takeshi Watabe often play rivals in series such as Kikaider and Taiyou Sentai Sunvulcan.
Bridging together and Minami-ke :
Umineko: When They Cry Tomokazu Sugita and Keiji Fujiwara. We've got Gintoki and Zenzou Hattori, Graham Spector and Ladd Russo, Hoshi and The Mayor, and in probably the first one to transpose to a live action film directed by Daisuke Namikawa a monk and a customer at a bar. Trailer for the movie is right here. Speaking of which, Mamoru Miyano will be the protagonist of the movie, thereby also having a another one with Fujikei.
Probably a deliberate attempt to do this but link up Index & Railgun to Mayoi Neko Overrun and you'll get the following:
Kazuya Nakai and Masakazu Morita. We've got Wakka and Tidus, Masamune and Keiji, Roronoa Zoro and Marco (though they'll never meet on screen. For now.), Kokuto and Ichigo and Dian Wei/Xiahou Dun and Pang De
Daisuke Ono and Sayaka Ohara often plays the role of a bickering couple with Sven and Selene as well as Battler and Beatrice where their bickering tends to drag into the lethal side
Seiyuu common to both and Visual Novel/Fate/stay night respectively:
Nodame Cantabile Between and Clannad , which aired the season immediately after the first season of the former:
Bamboo Blade Between and Clannad :
Taishou Yakyuu Musume Junichi Suwabe and Miyuki Sawashiro. Bastard of a father Relius and his son Carl, normal teenager Takashi and Sociopathic Hero Badass Saeko, Milan Forward and Carne Kywell, assistant siblings of one creepy Velvet Room owner; Theodore and Elizabeth
Spanning both and Da Capo , we have Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru Yui Horie (Kotori, Mizuho), Sakura Nogawa (Nemu, Michiko), Miyu Matsuki (Yoriko/Misaki, Shion) and Akemi Kanda (Miharu, Kana).
Kazuya Nakai and Marina Inoue played semi-official couples in Persona 3 Portable and No More Heroes.
Kouki Uchiyama and Megumi Toyoguchi have played some sibling-like roles these days. We've got Ventus (Ven) and Aqua, the Orimura siblings Ichika and Chifuyu, and Banagher Links and Mihiro Oiwakken.
Kana Asumi has two roles with Jun Fukuyama, both of which is Kana Asumi's character older than Jun Fukuyama's though it's by virtue of Older Than They Look. They are Popura Taneshima and Souta Takanashi, and Shizuka Sado and Taro Sado. They're also Yukari Sarashi and Hayato Mikogami, but they're almost unrelated to each other.
Nobuhiko Okamoto and Rina Sato surprisingly. From Yoichi and Ibuki to Accelerator and Mikoto Misaka to Takumi and Sato, and Ikki and Rika in the OVA.
A triang relationship can be seen within Katsuyuki Konishi, Tomokazu Sugita and Tetsuya Kakihara. There are three series in which involves only two of them (one will be missing) and these characters will be deeply connected.
Another triangular relationship can also be seen with Rina Sato, Marina Inoue and Kana Asumi. Unlike the above triangle however, all three have been in the same show together: , and Gurren Lagann (OVAs).
Mahou Sensei Negima! Maaya Sakamoto and Joji Nakata have had two instances of being enemies in a fight to the death, though one's a Blood Knight protagonist, and the other's a one-episode antagonist. In the fifth movie, Sakamoto played Kara No Kyoukai Blood Knight protagonist Ryougi Shiki, and Nakata played one-shot villian Souren Araya. In the fourth episode of , the roles were reversed, with Nakata playing Hellsing Ultimate Blood Knight main character Alucard, and Sakamoto playing one-shot villian Rip Van Winkle.
Asami Imai and Chiaki Takahashi has been in several series together ever since their time together in the original (Chihaya and Azusa), which includes being in The Idolmaster (Kakuka/Jia Xu and Choukun/Zhang Xun), Koihime†Musou (Tsubaki and Litchi) and BlazBlue (Noire and Magiquone).
Neptunia Also though not really direct, Chiaki appeared in . When the Chaos;Head Spiritual Successor appeared, she's not there, but Asami appears there (being Kurisu Makise)
Steins;Gate In general, Idolmaster seiyuus usually form strong bond together. Eriko Nakamura has been a great friend with Asami Imai, also appearing (along with Imagine and Chiaking) in as Enjutsu/Yuan Shu, along with her roles as Ui in Koihime†Musou (with Chiaking as Tsumugi), and as Chisato in Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (with Imagine as Michiru). On the other hand, Chiaking also once worked together with Mayako Nigo (Yayoi) in Koi To Senkyo To Chocolate , and the former had a minor role in Omamori Himari , which stars Zoids Genesis Hiromi Hirata (Makoto). Likewise, Hiromi Hirata and Mayako Nigo can be spotted together in (as Kamui Tokinomiya and Lilica Felchenrow respectively)... together with Juri Takita (Kotori, in Arcana Heart as both Mei-Fang and Mei-Ling)... who was in the Japanese version of Arcana Heart Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn as Princess Elincia, along with Akiko Hasegawa (Miki) as Mia/Wayu.
And then again when , a Korean MMORPG gets announced for a Japanese release. They first got Rusty Hearts Hiromi Hirata doing Natasha Borzenkova, and when the Avatar characters are released, they bring in Chiaki Takahashi as Roselle Vergerius and Asami Shimoda (Ami/Mami) as Chen Meilin.
Ayako Kawasumi and Atsuko Tanaka. We've got Leina and Claudette, Saber and Caster, Megumi and Sayoko, and Laura Stewart and Harumi Kiyama though the last one, they're very unrelated.
Romi Paku and Akira Ishida share a surprising history together. In Naruto they respectively play the troubled siblings Temari and Gaara. Then in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, they once again play troubled siblings in the form of Zidane and Kuja. (Romi still gets to play the blond sibling!) They have also shown up as rivals in Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion and as bandmates in Nana.
Ayako Kawasumi has a ton as well with Mamiko Noto. They have played Leina and Tomoe, Harumi and Yukiko, Henrietta and Tiffania, Ruriko and Shun's younger self, Saber and Sir Bedivere, Laura and Aisa, Kazumi and Hecate, Kaede and Asuka, Aoi and Chizuru, Chikane and Reiko, Miharu and Yukinari, Tazusa and Ria, Rio and Sanri, Matsuri and Ana, Noda and Sakura, Tomoko and Mitsuki, Sumire and Minamo, Eufinely and Mailreit, Chizuru and Kouta, Saki and Oshizu, Yuuko and Shimako, Fumiko and Miura, Hatsue and Nayu, and Gedoumaru -de gozansu and One-Scene Wonder Pandemonium.
Rie Kugimiya and Yui Horie shares a lot of roles together, Rose and Maruga, Happy and Charle and others.
Kana Ueda and Shizuka Itou have played alongside each other multiple times, often with Itou's character being Ueda's superior such as Kohaku and Akiha, Yumi and Rei, and Saki and Hisa. Lyrical Nanoha flips this around with Ueda's character, Hayate being of higher rank than Shario, who is voiced by Itou, and Fate/unlimited codes has Ueda and Itou voicing rivals Rin Tohsaka and Luviagelitta Edelfelt respectively.
Michiko Neya and Takehito Koyasu usually are together in the same series, even in one (Fencer of the Minerva for those who are curious). They are Hentai anime Natalia and Jade, Arachne and Excalibur, and Mako Sato and Ryousuke Takahashi to name a few.
Sayaka Ohara and Rie Kugimiya are often in the same anime usually closely related. For example Erza and Happy, Masaki and Karin, Mirena and Cassie and Haruka and Flora Skybloom.
As part of the Casting Gag, Yuuichi Nakamura and Houko Kuwashima has started, with them being potential lovers in (Tomoya Okazaki and Tomoyo Sakagami) or brother-sister in the CLANNAD 2nd ( Super Robot Wars Original Generations Joshua Radcliff and Cliana Rimskaya)
Ami Koshimizu and Kana Ueda have been in a few series together like Dyshana and Ellis to Nodoka and Saki, Ingrid Bernstein and Atia Simones, and Limwris and Rathty to name a few.
Kana Hanazawa seems to get paired with newcomer Yui Ogura in at least three roles. From Sakuya and Hermit to Kuroneko and her sister and an upcoming anime named Ro Kyu Bu and formed a group along with three others.
Hiroyuki Yoshino seems to get paired off with Akeno Watanabe. We have Saruyama and Rito, Bossun and his mom, and Kawaguchi and May-Yen/Tomigai to name a few.
Hiroshi Kamiya and Daisuke Ono. Good GOD. They're best known for their roles in (as Izaya and Shizuo), but they have also been together in Durarara (Kuroto and Hotsuma), Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (Souma and Satou), WORKING!! (Nikaido and Usui), Monochrome Factor (Penguin and Llama), and Shirokuma Cafe (Freecell and Doubt). They also host a radio drama called Phi Brain Kami No Puzzle Dear Girl ~stories~, which also got its own visual novel. If they aren't the seiyuu Dream Team, then this troper doesn't know who is.
Akira Ishida and Mamiko Noto have appeared in a lot of shows. We've got Mnemosyne (Apos and Rin), Persona3 (Main protagonist/Pharos/Ryoji Mochizuki and Fuuka Yamagishi), Keroro Gunsou (Saburo and Angol Mois), Negima! (Fate Averrncus and Nodoka Miyazaki), Queen's Blade (Delmore and Tomoe), and (Keiju Tabuki and Yuri Tokikago).
Mawaru-Penguindrum Kenichi Suzumura and Maaya Sakamoto have been Zack and Aeris, Mikiya and Shiki, Shinn and Lunamaria, and Hikaru and Haruhi to name a few and they're married in real life now (as of August 8, 2011).
Not as noticeable as the rest of the ones listed in here, but Miyuki Sawashiro sometimes gets paired up with Rina Satou either as rivals, as companions, or unrelated to each other. We've got Nikki and Melhis, Sakuya Izayoi and Reimu Hakurei of Touhou fame, Nekane Springfield and Negi Springfield, Milla Maxwell and Presa, Chie and Nagi, Yui Shishido and Naomi Nakashima and Milepoch and Yuuri
Hokago Tea Time Seiyuu's roulette. Most of the 5 seiyuu work together in different anime series:
K-On! Aki Toyosaki and Yoko Hikasa as Tomo Yamanobe and Hana Katsuragi of , Chino Kotomura and Nobara Yukinokouji of Seikon No Qwaser , Asmodeus and Satan Inu X Boku SS .
Umineko: When They Cry Aki Toyosaki and Satomi Sato as Su and Hotaru/Wakana .
Shugo Chara! Aki Toyosaki and Minako Kotobuki as Melwin and Chaika in , Kanetsugu Naoe and Sen Tokugawa of Asobi Ni Iku Yo! , Medaka Kurokami and Nekomi Nabeshima in Hyakka Ryouran , Rinko Tamaki and Natsumi Aizawa of Medaka Box , Yura Hiratsuka and Misaki Shidou of Natsuiro Kiseki Softenni, Inga and Sayo Izawa in .
UN-GO Aki Toyosaki and Ayana Taketatsu as Jun Nagase and Ayumi Takahara of , Reiri Kamura and Sherwood The World God Only Knows , Shamo and Meiko of Princess Resurrection (OVA) , Chitose Ikeda and Mirakurun Nekogami Yaoyorozu .
Yuru Yuri Yoko Hikasa and Satomi Sato as Shino Amakusa and Aria Shichijou of .
Seitokai Yakuindomo Yoko Hikasa and Minako Kotobuki as Kiyono Amahara and Yako Jinguuji in .
Chu-Bra!! Yoko Hikasa and Ayana Taketatsu as Rias Gremory and Koneko Toujou of , Mizerka and Miharu Sakanoue in Highschool Dx D , Linda and Mint Clark Phi Brain Kami No Puzzle .
Rio -Rainbow Gate!- Satomi Sato and Minako Kotobuki as Yuzuki Mikage and Kaname Shimura in .
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Satomi Sato and Ayana Taketatsu as Otome Tsuzuki and Nozomi Kiriya , Manami Tamura and Kirino Kousaka in Mayoi Neko Overrun .
Ore No Imouto Ga Konnani Kawaii Wake Ga Nai Minako Kotobuki and Ayana Taketatsu as Kanon Kusama and Tsugumi in , Chihiro Miyoshi and Fu Sawatari Guilty Crown Tamayura.
They also work together with or without the other 2 or the other 1 in the following anime: , Asura Cryin Beelzebub, , Dog Days , Hanasaku Iroha , Hatsukoi Limited , Ichiban Ushiro No Daimaou , Hyouka , Manyuu Hikenchou Ro-Kyu-Bu!, , Heaven's Lost Property , '' A Certain Scientific Railgun Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride.
Daisuke Ono and Miyuki Sawashiro have twice been Platonic Life Partners: as Shizuo and Celty in and as Huey and Dalian in Durarara Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian. Interesting to note is that Sawashiro's characters in both shows are Tsunderes of varying degrees while Ono's characters in the shows are usually at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.
Mai Aizawa and Hiromi Konno seem to have a good one going on, what with being Kyoto Animation favorites and all: (Yumemi and Suzume), Munto (Ayano and Akira), Lucky Star (Alisa and Letuchie), Kiddy Girl-And (Minene and Kamado), and Mirai Nikki (Mio and the Professor).
Nichijou Eri Kitamura and Kana Hanazawa have a huge one: (Tatiana and Holly), Last Exile (Sunao and Potemayo), Potemayo (Rene and Elea), Blassreiter (Akeru and Yuuka), Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (Karen and Nadeko), Bakemonogatari (Yui and Kanade), Angel Beats! (Mairu and Anri), Durarara (Sara and Tsukimi), Kuragehime (Ganessa and Lana), Freezing (Izumo and Shiemi), Blue Exorcist (Kanade and Kureha), Mayo Chiki! (Akane and Kagari) and Rewrite (Uni/Black Sister and Plutia/Iris Heart).
Hyperdimension Neptunia V Miyuki Sawashiro and Yuuichi Nakamura also have a few roles where they were together. Examples include Celty and Kadota, Carl and Terumi, Yoru and Ikuto Tsukuyomi, Ur/Ultear and Gray, Cammy and Fei Long, and Maria and Last Samurai just to name a few.
Rina Hidaka and Nobuhiko Okamoto seem to have this going on: Last Order and Accelerator, Bueka and Lear Rinkal, Mina Azuki and Eiji Nizuma, Minato Kisaragi and Yumeji Fujiwawa, and Kaede Kaburagi and Ivan Karelin.
Yuko Goto and Tomokazu Sugita have a good relation going on too in (Kaede and Rin), SHUFFLE! (Mikuru and Kyon), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Makina and Howlingstar), Dragonaut ( Lucky Star Gothouther-sama and Clerk Sugita), (Abiru and Ikkyu-san), Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (Kirara and Gintoki), Gintama (Hoshi and Jacqueline), Arakawa Under The Bridge (Yukie and June), and in Maji De Watashi Ni Koi Shinasai (Switch and Luigiana).
Sket Dance Yuuichi Nakamura and Yuuki Kaji have been appearing in a few roles to date. We have Cid and Hope, Gai and Shu, Mikage and Amata, and Gray and Lyon to name a few.
What they have in common and Naruto ? The Japanese dub of the latter series is practically a reunion of half of 24 Naruto's voice cast:
Newcomers Kaori Ishihara and Yui Ogura have been almost together throughout their entire careers. Some examples include: Ram and Rom, some extras, and also part of the hosts of the DxD radio, Welsh and Charles Cocotte, Ryuka Shimizudani and Toki Onjoji. Also they formed a duet called YuiKaori.
There are lot of overlapping voice actors between Guilty Crown and Aquarion Evol:
Nana Mizuki and Aya Hisakawa seems to have this 'related junior-senior' relationship going on. Hisakawa would often play a senior/predecessor to Mizuki's character, such as Lindy (adoptive mother) and Fate Testarossa Harlown (adoptive daughter), Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight (predecessor) and Tsubomi Hanasaki/Cure Blossom (current). Also, in the first PS1 Star Ocean The Second Story, Hisakawa is the voice of Rena Lanford. And when it's re-released in PSP, Mizuki succeeds her as Rena.
Marina Inoue and Misato Fukuen sure have appeared together for quite some time now. Eva and Li Ra-Lua, Yozora and Rika, and Nao and Miyuki.
Ami Koshimizu and Mamiko Noto have got quite a bit of 'relations' after being cast as the Tsukamoto sisters Tenma and Yakumo. Then they're Tsuruhime and Oichi (where the two formed friendship, sorta), and also Yukiko Amagi and Fuuka Yamagishi (both of the Priestess Arcanum, and they kinda 'met' at )
Persona 4 Arena Rikiya Koyama and Yuji Ueda. They're Gaioh and Crowe, Frank West and Zabel Zarock/Lord Raptor in , Project X Zone Abi and Kumoshichi, and Tenshirou Okakura and Haruki Hishida.
Rumi Kasahara has been a shadow over Chisa Yokoyama's back twice: Misa and Sammy and Miki and Ryunosuke.
Ryo Hirohashi and Nana Mizuki sure have appeared together for a few works. Chihaya and Sayaka, Nami and Akane, and Elwing and Kanon.
Yukari Tamura and Nana Mizuki are paired four times as friends: Nanoha and Fate, Tenten and Hinata, Seppuku Kuro Usagi and Kanden Yamaneko, and Elizabeth and Alois.
Taiki Matsuno and Akiko Nakagawa as Sasaki and Kudou, Hajime and Miyuki, and Tart and Inori.
Shirokuma Cafe and Phi Brain Kami No Puzzle overlap quite a bit.
Hiroaki Hirata and Kazuya Nakai ever since doing Sanji and Zoro have been Lindow Amamiya and Soma Schiksal, Laguna and Gilgamesh in , and Dissidia: Final Fantasy Jack Sparrow and Rai in (though they've never met on-screen.)
Kingdom Hearts II Yuuichi Nakamura and Asami Imai. We have Terumi and Tsubaki, Yoshiki and Ayumi, Yuuki Ojima and Michiru Morishita, and Georg and Sylphy
Houko Kuwashima and Toshihiko Seki has a rather 'rocky' relationship together, starting from and Gundam SEED , being Fllay Alster and Rau le Creuset (and her dad George Allster), and then Stella Lousier and Rey za Burrell. Later on in Gundam SEED Destiny , they're Shanoa and Albus. And way later in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Second , they are Super Robot Wars Original Generation Cliana Rimskaya and Perfectio. They're also Cyrille and Kogoro Tenzai in where they're allies.
Project X Zone Shigeru Chiba and Issei Futamata have been cast in various series together throughout their careers. When their characters actually interact, Chiba tends to play the louder and dramatic one while Futamata's part is more of the Butt Monkey in comparison.
: Futamata is Yusaku Godai, while Chiba plays the strange neighbor Yotsuya.
Maison Ikkoku : Chiba voices Megane, while Futamata voices his underling Chibi.
Urusei Yatsura : Although their characters never get to interact, Chiba voices Sasuke Sarugakure, who replaced the character of Hikaru Gosunkugi in the early seasons of the anime. When Gosunkugi finally showed up, Futamata was cast in the part.
Ranma ½ High School Kimengumi: Chiba voices the buffoonish ringleader Rei, while Futamata plays Kiyoshi, the nerd of the group.
Much like Tomokazu Seki and Ayako Kawasumi example above, the roles between Hikaru Midorikawa and Aya Hisakawa mostly would clash in antagonism.
In , Hisakawa played Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, while Midorikawa played both Ail (one-time main enemy of an arc), and Fiore (movie villain)
Sailor Moon In , Hisakawa played Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight, while Midorikawa played Dune ( Heartcatch Pretty Cure Big Bad and responsible much of Yuri's sufferings)
Inverted in where Hisakawa is playing Hornet Sonia ( Saint Seiya Omega Dark Action Girl), while Midorikawa played Pegasus Kouga ( Idiot Hero)
In Kessen III, Midorikawa reprises his role as Akechi Mitsuhide, who now plays as the villain who betrays the now-sympathetic Oda Nobunaga, and kind of lusting for Kichou/Nouhime, played by Hisakawa.