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Naruto, as a Long Runner that aired for over fifteen years (2002-2017) in Japan and was dubbed in America for almost the same amount of time (2005-2019), it should come as no surprise that there'd be changes to its vocal cast on both sides of the Pacific. One character had enough complications with his portrayal that he needed HIS OWN FOLDER. Even with the higher pay on the Union dub's side, some actors would retire or leave the voiceover gig. The show was lucky it didn't have MORE recasts.


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  • The complications surrounding Tobi's i.e. Obito Uchiha's portrayal could potentially fill a whole essay:
    • Sosuke Komori played young Obito in Kakashi Gaiden and a couple of video games before Megumi Han took over for episode 343 onwards and was received much better than Komori, even redubbing the latter in flashbacks. Vic Mignogna was cast for the English dub of Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 and would play young Obito in the anime's full run.
    • Tobi's introduction until his "death" by being caught in an explosion had him being voiced by Wataru Takagi in Japanese until the aftermath where he "revealed" himself to be "Madara Uchiha" and was now voiced by Naoya Uchida in a deep aged sounding tone. It wasn’t until the real Madara Uchiha was unveiled (being voiced by Uchida) during the Fourth Shinobi World War that the masked man's identity was called into question and his voice became Wataru Takagi's again, though this time as serious and cold as his Madara voice had been and without the cheerful bounce from before. Surely enough, the mask came off and Tobi was revealed to have been Obito all along with Takagi being his proper voice. But that’s just the Japanese side.
    • In English, Michael Yurchak was Tobi's goofy persona (first heard in Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3) and also played him in the anime. His Madara persona was first heard in a cutscene for Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and was done by none other than Nolan North. North, for whatever reason, didn’t reprise the part in future games nor the anime so the part was recast a year later in Ultimate Ninja Impact, where, in a spectacular bit of coincidental oversight, was provided by Vic Mignogna, albeit using a gravelly older sounding voice for the character. Thankfully, young Obito was not included for this particular game, but it caused a fair amount of debate as to who was really behind the orange mask, and this was still a good while before Tobi's identity was called into question. It wouldn’t be until Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations that "Madara" would be definitely cast with Neil Kaplan who would also go on to play the character in the series plus the real Madara after his resurrection.
    • Even after Obito's reveal, there was one inconsistency with this real voice. The video game Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution had Yurchak as "goofy" Tobi and Kaplan as "Madara" Tobi but Obito Uchiha was voiced by Todd Haberkorn instead of Yurchak. This was corrected later in Ultimate Ninja Revolution 4, which put Yurchak in the proper role in addition to the anime's dub.

  • Nobutoshi Canna replaces regular seiyuu Showtaro Morikubo as Shikamaru in episode 141. Canna (who usually voices Kabuto) sounds almost exactly like him if he wants to. Listen here, skip to 1:50.
  • Kabuto's teammates, Yoroi and Misumi, were voiced in the Chūnin Exams arc by Takuya Kirimoto and Kunihiro Kawamoto respectively. When they returned in the Land of the Sea arc, however, they were recast with Anri Katsu and Ichirota Koizumi, likely to help disguise their identities from the audience. In a flashback of Orochimaru's in Part II, Katsu redubbed Kirimoto's line from Yoroi's fight with Sasuke instead of keeping the latter's original recording, and the former voices the character again in a special episode dedicated to Naruto and Sasuke. The dub curiously averted this where Grant George and Richard Cansino voiced them in both arcs. Kirimoto would come back for a couple of guest spots in later Shippūden while Kawamoto would return as the voice of Omoi.
  • Fugaku Uchiha had this after his debut. In Sasuke's initial flashback, Dai Matsumoto voiced him but during the flashbacks from the first Final Valley battle and on Kenji Hamada provided his voice. Bizarrely, Hamada had voiced Shibi Aburame only five episodes prior to Fugaku's debut in the anime. Matsumoto would later return as the voice of Mist Swordsman Jinpachi Munashi.
  • Madara Uchiha's late little brother, Izuna, had a change. For Itachi's "recounting" of their history Izuna's scream was provided by Takashi Kondo but his actual appearance in Madara's flashback was done by You Tokinaga.
  • Akiko Koike, previously the voice of Kin, took over for Konohamaru at the beginning of Shippūden, when Ikue Otani was on pregnancy leave. Since this was after a Time Skip, it actually wasn't jarring...but Ōtani eventually took over the role again anyway.
  • Tazuna's original actor, Takeshi Aono, was hospitalized due to a stroke by the time his character returned after the Invasion of Pain, so Shigeru Ushiyama took his place. Aono would, unfortunately, die two years later from medical complications.
  • Young Kakashi's lines are redubbed in later flashbacks by Mutsumi Tamura, who replaces Kazuhiko Inoue, Kakashi's standard voice, in the role of the character's younger self. Tamura had debuted as young Kakashi in the fourth Shippūden movie The Lost Tower.
  • Aoba Yamashiro was voiced by Hideo Ishikawa (Itachi) and Hiroshi Tsuchida (Raidō) for his speaking appearances in Part I, but Kenjiro Tsuda took over in Part II and became his de facto voice.
  • Both minor Leaf Chūnin Shimon Hijiiri and Mozuku went through a change in voices from their first speaking appearance to their second, the former going from Isshin Chiba to Hidenori Takahashi while the latter went from Daisuke Egawa to Ryo Sugisaki. Tonbo Tobitake averted this as Shouto Kashii reprised his part during the Invasion of Pain storyline.
  • Hiroshi Naka became the new voice of Gamabunta from the Blood Prison movie onwards after Takeshi Watabe passed away from pneumonia in late 2010.
  • Zetsu's main actor, Nobuo Tobita, was unavailable in episode 250 of Shippūden, so Kenjiro Tsuda filled in.note 
  • Toa Yukinari replaced Kanako Tojō as Karin during the Sasuke Shinden adaptation after the latter's wedding in 2016 which resulted in her moving overseas. Yukinari also filled in as Yūgao Uzuki for the Invasion of Pain arc in place of her usual actress Keiko Nemoto. Plus she replaced Yuko Sato in the role of Akane from the Land of Waves for a filler episode.
  • Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, the Sage of Six Paths himself, was first voiced in Kurama's flashback by Toru Nakane but later would be voiced properly by Mitsutaka Tachikawa.
    • In addition, Hamura Ōtsutsuki was voiced in the series by Yoshimasa Hosoya whereas he's voiced by Hisao Egawa in The Last due to Hosoya's medical leave in mid-2017.
  • Tamaki's, Nekobaa's granddaughter's, voice changed from Ayano Ishikawa to Aoi Inase after the former quit acting in 2016 to become an artist.
  • In Part I of the anime, Sakura's mother, Mebuki Haruno, was an unseen character whose voice was provided by Yuki Masuda in three episodes. When she properly debuted in Road to Ninja, she was recast with Kazue Ikura.
  • Iruka Umino's father, Ikkaku, was first voiced by Kouzou Douzaka in a flashback during the Konoha History filler arc. His proper appearance in Kushina's recounting the Nine-Tails' attack has him voiced by Minoru Hirota. Bizarrely his wife, Kohari, averts this being voiced by Noriko Miyashita in both appearances.
  • Zō, the white-robbed ANBU with the cat mask, had voice changes happen throughout all his appearances. Yoji Ueda voiced him during the Konoha Crush, Keigo Suzuki took over in the Trap Master filler arc, and then Daichi Endo replaced him in the part during the Invasion of Pain. What's worse is that there's room to speculate that they may all be separate characters as a similar-looking captain, voiced by Eisuke Asakura, was shown being killed by Kabuto in the opening of the Three-Tails filler arc.
  • The elder from the Hyūga clan was first voiced in Hiashi's flashback by Katsumi Chō but did not reprise the part in later outings as he was now the voice of Mifune. For his cameo in the Konoha History arc, Eizou Tsuda (Hiashi) provided the voice and for a special episode involving Hinata's and Hanabi's relationship, Goro Sanada would play him.
  • Kokoro Kikuchi voiced Boruto in The Last whereas Yuko Sanpei would take over for the actual Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Kikuchi was moved to playing Sarada Uchiha for the new series. Himawari would also change voices going from Yuki Kuwahara in the former to Saori Hayami in the latter.

  • Shino was voiced by Sam Riegel in his first speaking appearances but was replaced by Derek Stephen Prince later on.
    • Itachi received this treatment as well, going from Skip Stellrecht during Sasuke's recalling of him in the Forest of Death to Crispin Freeman at the end of the Invasion of the Leaf arc. Kisame was also voiced by Michael McConnohie at the end of the former arc before Kirk Thornton became his permanent voice at the start of the succeeding story.
      • Interestingly, several cases of Talking to Himself were avoided later on, as Zaku (done by Sam Riegel) would face Shino in the Chūnin Exams and Guy (Skip Stellrecht) would face Itachi after the Sand/Sound Invasion Arc.
  • Zetsu, Deidara, Kakuzu, and Pain are yet more cases where the dub voice for the character was someone completely different on their first (cameo) appearance at the end of Part I: Zetsu went from Brian Beacock and Peter Lurie (each one voicing a different of Zetsu's halves) to Travis Willingham, while Pain went from Dave Wittenberg to Troy Baker, Deidara went from Quinton Flynn to Roger Craig Smith, and Kakuzu went from Paul St. Peter to Fred Tatasciore. Pain's switch also avoided the Talking to Himself trope as Kakashi, already voiced by Wittenberg, would fight the Akatsuki leader during the Invasion of Pain arc.
    • Hidan and Kakuzu went through some changes before Chris Edgerly and Fred Tatasciore became their definitive voices. Kakuzu was, as stated above, voiced by Paul St. Peter for his cameo in Episode 135 and later by John DeMita for his chiding Hidan during Gaara's sealing ritual in episode 17 of Shippūden before Tatasciore took over for the next episode onward. Hidan had three different voices during these scenes, the first being Skip Stellrecht (previously Itachi's original voice) in episode 12 when he volunteers to stall Team Guy with the second being Roger Craig Smith (Deidara) in episode 17 when he's complaining about not finding his jinchūriki quick enough. Wally Wingert would briefly voice Hidan in Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 before Edgerly would take over for episode 18 of Shippūden.
    • In Zetsu's case, there was a mistake regarding the original Tobi i.e. Swirly Zetsu's portrayal in Ultimate Ninja Revolution 4 where he was voiced by Michael Yurchak instead of Travis Willingham. The problem was that this Tobi was a unique kind of White Zetsu and thus was supposed to be voiced by the same actor as the primary White Zetsu, which the Japanese did with Nobuo Tobita. The English anime has Travis voicing both Zetsus.
  • Due to Troy Baker's increasing schedules with voiceover for video games, both his roles of Pain and Yamato were recast with Matthew Mercer, even in the Naruto-related video games over time. Mercer took over for Pain (and by extension Yahiko) in episode 324 whereas he took over Yamato about eight episodes into the Paradise filler arc (episode 230) and up to his capture by Kabuto. Baker didn't want to drop out, apparently, but the tight schedules forced his hand.
  • Killer Bee was voiced by Reno Wilson in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 but Wilson for whatever reason didn't reprise the role in the anime where Catero Colbert, who'd also voice Darui, took over. Another jinchuuriki, Yagura Karatachi, would go through three voices in English. He is played by Johnny Yong Bosch in Kisame's flashback before the latter's death (plus in three video games) but his proper debut in the Fourth Shinobi World War would be voiced by Nicolas Roye. Later, in the anime adaptation of Itachi Shinden, his voice would be done by Michael P. Greco.
  • Saffron Henderson voiced Kurenai for her single line in the third episode (the one where the red and white on her outfit are switched), but Mary Elizabeth McGlynn voiced her in subsequent appearances and even redubbed Henderson's line for the uncut home release. Katsuyu (the slug Tsunade summons) switches from Mari Devon in Episode 96 to McGlynn in 161. Mari would later make a guest appearance as Tsukiko Kagetsu in the infamous “Laughing Shino” filler.
    • Also in episode 3, Kiba's sole "line" (a snicker) was performed by Doug Erholtz, the voice of Asuma, instead of Kyle Hebert who would voice him from the Chūnin Exam arc onwards. Unlike the above with Kurenai, Kiba was not redubbed for the uncut version.
      • Akamaru's barks are usually supplied by Jamie Simone, the English casting director, but in the Paradise filler arc of Shippūden, Mary McGlynn provide them instead.
  • A rather unusual example comes from the English voices of Hashirama and Tobirama Senju, the First and Second Hokages. In their first appearance during the Invasion of Konoha, Hashirama was voiced by Jamieson Price, while Tobirama was voiced by Peter Lurie. In later appearances and video games, both actors were replaced... by each other; Lurie now voicing Hashirama, with Price as Tobirama. Before that, Hashirama was voiced by Kim Strauss and J.B. Blanc in the video games Ultimate Ninja 3 and Ultimate Ninja Storm respectively.
    • And in the video games (except the Clash of Ninja series), Tsunade is also voiced by McGlynn instead of Debi Mae West. Revolution 2 partly avoids this; because it uses old voice clips of the regular actress and new ones. Odd, considering that her voice in the anime has remained the same.note  It is notable that in the original series, McGlynn was already the voice of Tsunade's childhood self before West took over for the character's younger days in Shippūden too.
    • Danzō's main actor William Frederick Knight was unavailable for recording Kizuna Drive, so Troy Baker filled in.
    • There's also the Fifth Mizukage, Mei Terumī, who was initially voiced by Kate Higgins in Ultimate Ninja Impact instead of Mary McGlynn like in the show. In the same game, Gyūki would be voiced by Fred Tatasciore instead of Matthew Mercer.
  • Iruka's longtime voice, Quinton Flynn, was replaced by Kyle McCarley from Shippūden episode 477 onward as Flynn, much like Troy Baker, had mainly made his living through voiceover in video games and was no longer available to continue work on the series. Flynn's last performance as Iruka would be in The Last Naruto the Movie which was dubbed before the finale of Shippūden. Also, while Flynn usually voiced both Iruka's adult and child selves, for one moment in a flashback that depicts him falling into a stream during the very first episode, his laughter was done by Kate Higgins.
    • Iruka's parents, Ikkaku and Kohari, also both changed between their two appearances. Patrick Seitz and Cindy Robinson voiced them in Iruka's flashback during the Konoha History filler arc, but their canon appearance in Kushina's recounting of the Nine-Tails' attack on the Leaf Village were done by Neil Kaplan and Mona Marshall respectively.
  • Kushina was first voiced in Jiraiya's Deader Than Dead flashback by Dorothy Elias-Fahn, who also voiced Konan, but all her later appearances were done by Laura Bailey, likely due to the former's voice not matching with what we'd later learn about Kushina's personality.
  • On her original appearance during the Chūnin Exams up to her cameo in the Curry of Life filler arc, Anko was voiced by Julianne Buescher, then by Laura Bailey in her outing during the Land of the Sea filler and some games, plus most of Shippūden, and then Kari Wahlgren in some other games. Buescher would briefly reprise Anko during her ill-fortuned encounter with Kabuto before the Fourth Shinobi World War, only step down again when Boruto rolled around during which Cherami Leigh became the new voice.
  • After Kim Strauss retired, Ibiki Morino's character was voiced by David Rasner and Dan Woren in his brief cameos before he appeared in the canon storyline again with Christopher Corey Smith being his new voice actor.
  • Doug Erholtz ended up replacing Michael Lindsay as Kankurō in the third Shippūden movie due to Lindsay's retirement, with Erholtz continuing to play him from the Gokage Summit onwards. Lindsay had suffered health issues throughout his life and the culmination of problems, alongside him becoming a father at the time, caused him to leave after the Kazekage Rescue arc. Said issues sadly claimed his life in August 2019.
  • Kabuto is normally voiced by Henry M. Dittman with the exception of episode 135, ironically the last of the manga-based episodes in Part I, where Kirk Thornton, the voice of Kisame and Tazuna, fills in. On a minor note, in episode 127, both Crispin Freeman and Keith Silverstein doubled a single line for Kabuto that Dittman didn't get to.
  • Fugaku Uchiha, interestingly enough, had this happen to him in America much like in Japan. Wally Wingert voiced him in Sasuke's original flashback but Doug Stone would take over from the Final Valley battle onward. Bizarrely, Doug's voice had been heard in the former-mentioned flashback as Sasuke's uncle, Teyaki Uchiha.
  • Izumo Kamizuki, the first half of Those Two Guys from Konoha, is mainly voiced by Richard Cansino, with the exception of episode 25 from the original anime, where Quinton Flynn filled in. Jamie Simone also substituted for a video game and the third Shippūden movie.
    • Shimon Hijiri, Tonbo Tobitake, and Mozuku's voices changed throughout their sparse appearances. Shimon was voiced by Robbie Rist for one line in the first phase of the Chūnin Exams before Cansino did in the Invasion of Pain, and Mozuku was voiced in the former-mentioned arc by Kyle Hebert before Todd Haberkorn took over in the latter.note  Tonbo had it the worst, however, going through three different actors. Stephen Apostolina voiced him in the Chūnin Exams, while Bob Joles played him in his cameo during the Mizuki Strikes Back filler arc, and finally, Derek Stephen Prince voiced him in the Invasion of Pain.
      • Also during the Mizuki filler arc, Steve Kramer filled in for Michael P. Greco as Iwashi Tatami.
  • The female elder, Koharu Utatane, is mainly voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn but was filled in by Wendee Lee in the original anime's 200th episode.
  • Tsume Inuzuka, Kiba's mother, was voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey during her cameo in the Invasion of the Leaf arc, but later was voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Her dog, Kuromaru, also had a change going from Steve Blum to John DeMita after the time skip.
  • Sakura's mother, Mebuki Haruno, was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episodes 3 and 55 of the original anime but Kate Higgins took over in episode 83 as well as in her Shippūden appearances. Henderson had since moved back to Canada after not being able to find much work in the U.S.
  • Jirōbō of the Sound Four is mainly voiced by Michael Sorich in the dub, but in episode 127, where he appears in a flashback of Kimimaro's, Liam O'Brien filled in (his only "dialogue" is some groaning from being defeated by Kimimaro so the difference is hardly noticeable).
  • Mizuki was voiced by Michael Reisz in the first episode plus in his return filler arc, but in a flashback at the tail end of Shippūden, Mick Wingert did the voice. Reisz had mainly moved on from voicework to producing and writing for television which necessitated the recast. Earlier in Clash of Ninja 2, Josh Keaton would voice Mizuki due to Reisz's declining availability.
  • Haku's adult actress has always been Susan Dalian, but his childhood self has been through four different voices. Dalian voiced young Haku in episode 12 whereas Mona Marshall, the voice of Inari, took over at the start of the succeeding episode. Michelle Ruff voiced little Haku in the longer flashbacks in episodes 17 and 18 while Kate Higgins would take over for his quick appearance in Kimimaro's flashback during episode 126.
  • Both Teuchi and his daughter Ayame were hit with this over time. Teuchi was voiced by Lex Lang in the original anime and the early days of Shippūden but eventually he was replaced by Patrick Seitz, already the voice of Raidō Namiashi, since Lang had begun to divide his voiceover career with humanitarian efforts. Lang would return for some guest spots in the future and also would reprise his role of Hayate Gekkō, risen from the dead by Kabuto's Edo Tensei, but never voiced Teuchi again. Ayame is normally voiced by Danielle Judovits who also plays Tenten, but Kate Higgins filled in for two episodes in the original series and Laura Bailey also filled in for two episodes during Shippūden.
    • Speaking of Tenten, Bailey doubled for Judovits as her character for a line and a couple of battle grunts in The Will of Fire.
  • While avertednote  by Naruto himself, his Sexy Jutsu persona "Naruko" has had a few changes. Mainly, at least early on, Stephanie Sheh voices the sexy persona, but Jeannie Elias supplied the voice during Jiraiya's training with Naruto, and Mary McGlynn herself took over for "her" appearance in the "Please, Mr. Postman?" filler episode plus in one episode during the Konoha History filler arc and again for "her" unsuccessful seduction of Killer Bee. Cindy Robinson voices "Naruko" for two other episodes during said arc whereas Kate Higgins took over for the jutsu's appearance in the Paradise filler arc.
  • In the Land of Waves arc, Kaiza was voiced by Wally Wingert but in the flashback episode from the Konoha History arc, Matthew Mercer replaced him. Tsunami and Akane were also recast going from Cindy Robinson and Julianne Buescher to Laura Bailey doing both. Plus, Giichi changed from Wingert to Steve Staley.
    • For their cameo in episode 161 Inari and Tsunami's exclamations of horror/shock at the Guy and Lee imposters are done by Kate Higgins and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn respectively as the cost of bringing back Mona Marshall and Robinson wouldn't have been warranted.
    • Gatō's bodyguards, Zōri and Waraji, went through three pairs of actors despite their limited screentime. During Gatō's interrogation of Zabuza, Sam Riegel and Dan Woren voiced them respectively for one line apiece. In their more prominent appearance when they attempt to kidnap Tsunami, they'd been recast with David Rasner and Wally Wingert. Upon Zōri's return in the anime equivalent of Suigetsu's introduction, Rick Zieff had taken up the character's voice due to Rasner's choice to retire by the start of the New '10s. In the filler episode shortly after the Invasion of Pain, Rick retained the part of Zōri while Waraji was recast again with Michael Sorich.
  • Shima and Fukasaku are voiced in the series by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Kirk Thornton respectively, but earlier in the game Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3, they were voiced by Derek Stephen Prince and Kyle Hebert. Kyle would instead voice Gamaken in the show proper. Earlier, in the game Ultimate Ninja, Skip Stellrecht filled in for Michael Sorich as Gamabunta.
    • The first installment of the Ultimate Ninja series had a lot of irregularities in the cast due to its dubbing occurring while only the first two seasons of the anime were produced. Some characters would be voiced by someone completely different despite being well into airing Season Two at the time. The most notable example is likely Jiraiya being voiced by Richard Cansino instead of David Lodge who'd book the role in the show.
  • Matsuri was voiced by Lara Jill Miller in the Ultimate Weapon filler arc (the finale of the original anime series) but Michelle Ruff took over in the opening arc of Shippūden due to schedule conflicts. Ruff herself would be darrined by Laura Bailey for the Seven-Tails filler arc plus Matsuri's cameo in the Gokage Summit arc mainly because of being busy with dubbing Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach at the time.
  • Karui was initially voiced by Cindy Robinson, also the voice of her teammate Samui, but Danielle Nicolet took over the part starting from episode 176. Later towards the series end, when Nicolet's commitments to The Flash caused schedule conflicts, she dropped out of voice work for a while, leaving Sascha Alexander to voice Karui from Shippūden's end and into Boruto.
  • Sai's late brother, Shin, was voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch during Sai's flashback in episode 50. For his prominent appearance during the War arc, Wally Wingert became his proper voice while Sam Riegel played him in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.
  • Izuna Uchiha's scream from Itachi's "recounting" of Madara stealing his eyes was provided by Derek Stephen Prince but his proper appearance in the actual Madara's flashback was done by Nicolas Roye.
  • The granddaughter of Granny Cat's, Tamaki, was voiced by Megan Hollingshead in her first appearance but was replaced by Stephanie Sheh for her appearance as a child in the Konoha History filler arc. It wasn't too jarring a change at the time given the circumstances, but Stephanie seems to have permanently made the character her own after Tamaki returned in the finale of Shippūden and continues voicing her in Boruto.
  • Poor poor Yūgao Uzuki had this happen to her no less than SIX times in her appearances throughout the series. Her debut in finding Hayate's corpse was voiced by Jeannie Elias before Susan Dalian would take over during the Konoha Crush arc. In Shippūden, for her cameo restraining Sora in the Twelve Guardian Shinobi filler arc, Wendee Lee provided Yūgao's voice only for Dalian to return for her bodyguarding Tsunade in the Invasion of Pain arcnote . However, in the Fourth Shinobi World War arc, since Dalian was already voicing a freshly resurrected Haku at the time, Yūgao was recast yet again with Karui's actress Danielle Nicolet for her reunion storyline with Hayate. And again, for her appearance in the Tsukuyomi dream of Tsunade's before the Grand Finale, Sascha Alexander would take over along with the role of Karui.
  • Like in Japan, Zō had changes happen in the American dub. First, Kirk Thornton voiced him during the Konoha Crush, then Lex Lang took in the Trap Master filler arcnote , and then there was Vic Mignogna during the Invasion of Pain. The ill-fated lookalike from the Three-Tails filler arc was voiced by Derek Stephen Prince, assuming it wasn't Zō himself. Steve Kramer also voiced Zō for his appearance in Shippūden movie three The Will of Fire.
  • The Sage of Six Paths, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, was hit by this in the final arc when Doug Stone replaced Michael McConnohie due to the latter's semi-retirement. Fred Tatasciore picked up the slack for Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
  • The Fire Daimyō's first animated appearance was in The Will of Fire where he was voiced by Steve Kramer, but his canon appearances after the Invasion of Pain were performed by Grant George.
  • The unnamed elder from the Hyūga clan would change threefold over his appearances. His debut in Hiashi's flashback of Hizashi's end was done by William Frederick Knight, but, as Knight was already voicing Danzō at the time, Kirk Thornton replaced him as the elder during his cameo in the Konoha History arc. Later still, in a special dedicated to Hinata and Hanabi's bond, the elder was voiced by Michael McConnohie.
  • Filler characters weren't immune to change either. In the Land of Tea arc, Jirōchō's right-hand man Omasa went from Dan Woren to Dave Wittenberg after Woren was no longer available for the final two episodes. A minor antagonist in the Land of Rice Fields arc, Kotohime, went from Cindy Robinson in episode 139 to Wendee Lee in episode 141.
  • Boruto originally had the same voice as his father, Maile Flanagan. Starting from Boruto the Movie, he was given a new voice actress, Amanda Céline Miller, which makes him sound more individual. Himawari also had this happen to her, going from Stephanie Sheh to Melissa Fahn.

  • The first Hungarian dub (that aired on Jetix) had a habit of switching around everyone's voices, except for the main trio's. Listing all the examples would be difficult. The second dub, which used the original, uncut Japanese version as a basis managed to stay consistent, and most of the first dub's cast returned to reprise their roles. Though after episode 52, there was a noticeable change: Sakura's voice actress moved abroad, which resulted in her sounding about 15 years older, until the new actress warmed up to the role. Tenten's voice change was barely noticeable, on the other hand.
    • Two other changes, however, were especially jarring. Around episode 100 of the original series, Kakashi's voice actor quit (his reason being that he simply didn't have time anymore to continue the dub), and episode 169 changed Orochimaru's voice as well. Neither of their new actors sounds like the originals.

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