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  • Acting for Two:
    • In the English dub of the Netflix series, Gina Bowes voices both Tsunoda and Gori.
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Vanessa Olea voices both Fenneko and, bizarrely enough, the yoga instructor, which doesn't sound like a female in this dub at all.
    • Rina Inoue voices both Fenneko and Tsunoda in the original Japanese. By Season 2 several other voice actors take on additional roles, including Komegumi Koiwasaki voicing Shirota's mother in addition to Washimi, Maki Tsuruta as Retsuko's mother in addition to Gori, and Sota Arai as Anai in addition to Ton.
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  • Cant Un Hear It: As soon as someone tells you that the Voice Actor for Ton in the English dub of the Netflix series is Josh Petersdorf, well, good luck trying to get Roadhog (and possibly Terminus) out of your head. Yes, the guy who plays a literal pig-man in Aggretsuko plays a man with a pig motif in Overwatch. What are the chances?
  • Channel Hop: From Tokyo Broadcasting System (the shorts) to Netflix (full series).
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Retsuko's death metal screams are provided by male singers.
  • Dark Horse Casting:
    • The entire Japanese voice cast are newcomers or even non-actors with no previous experience. Retsuko herself is voiced by Rarecho's wife.
    • The same goes, through in less degree, with the Latin American Spanish dub, with the sole exceptions of Retsuko (Desiree Gonzalez), Tsubone (Karla Vega), and Komiya's (Hugo Nuñez) voice actors.
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  • Directed by Cast Member: Rarecho, director of the Netflix series, does Retsuko's death metal voice.
  • Descended Creator: Rarecho, who wrote and directed both the shorts and the Netflix series, provides Retsuko's Metal Scream in the Japanese versions.
  • No Dub for You: Played straight for the original shorts, but averted with the Netflix series. Oddly enough, Retsuko's Metal Scream remains in Japanese in almost all foreign dubs, except English and Chinese.
  • No Export for You: The TBS shorts.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Save the Disney-esque musical numbers, all of Retsuko's metal singing is done by a male actor in all of the dubs.
  • Otaku O'Clock: Due to the adult setting of the shorts that aired on Japanese television, TBS would usually air them late at night along with other adult-oriented shows.
  • Permanent Placeholder: Rarecho had his wife Kaolip provide the scratch voice for Retsuko in his pitch to Sanrio. The studio loved her so much that they opted not to replace her with a professional voice actress in the series proper.
  • Reclusive Artist
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    • Yeti, the show's character designer, almost always appears in interviews wearing some sort of mask.
    • Retsuko's Japanese voice actress, Kaolip, doesn't appear in interviews either. She's the wife of the series' director and was only cast because the people at Sanrio loved her performance. As such, she doesn't have any other acting credits to her name.
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  • Rule 34 – Creator Reactions: Ben Diskin, the English voice actor for Haida, was completely dumbfounded by the massive amount of NSFW furry art he found of his character on Twitter, but quickly embraced it, eventually joking that he'd "have to work 'vore me, daddy' into an outtake at some point." And then one fan responded to this by creating an animation of Haida eating Retsuko in a vore fashion and linking Diskin to it! Be Careful What You Wish For, indeed! note 
  • Star-Making Role: In the Latin American Spanish dub, this was for Retsuko's voice actress, Desiree Gonzalez, along with Zen-o from Dragon Ball Super. The same goes for Washimi's voice actress, America Torres, along with Ritsuko Akagi in the Netflix version of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Talking to Herself:
    • In the Netflix series, Rina Inoue voices both Fenneko and Tsunoda, who do speak to each other.
    • Sota Aori provides the voices of Director Ton and his lackey Komiya. In Season 2 he's also voicing Anai.
  • What Could Have Been: According to Yeti's sketches, Gori and Washimi's designs were originally going to be more anatomically correct.
  • Write What You Know: Many gags are based on embarrassing experiences of various crew members and their friends. Rarecho admitted that the gag of Retsuko accidentally wearing sandals to work was something he had done more than once.
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