Aside from anime and the examples listed below, what instances have there been of voice actors reprising their roles in live-action adaptations? (For anime, see this post.)

  1. Patton Oswalt voices Dementor in the Kim Possible cartoon and reprises the role in the live-action film.

Patton Oswalt as Dementor

  1. Haruka Fukuhara voices Tsubame Koyasu in the Kaguya-sama anime and then reprises the role in the live-action films.

Haruka Fukuhara as Tsubame Koyasu

  1. And not exactly the same but pretty close: Riisa Naka who voiced Makoto Konno in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film) and then plays Makoto's cousin Akari Yoshiyama who is about the same age I guess in the 2010 live movie Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Riisa Naka

Source for the left part of the image above is here.


  1. Exclude, of course, CGI characters, such as Nakamura Shidō II AKA Mikihiro Ogawa and Brian Drummond, who play Ryuk in both the Death Note anime and live-action film adaptations and Rufus (CGI character played by Nancy Cartwright) in Kim Possible.

  2. Exclude dubbing cases like when the dub actors of the Death Note anime reprise their roles in the dub for the Death Note live-action films.

  3. The animated portrayal - or the radio series portrayal - must precede the live portrayal.

Or if you think of something that's out of scope but might actually be in the spirit of this question, then feel free to comment it!

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    The 'rules' of this little quiz seem quite arbitrary ... like why is GGI (of course) excluded, but why is someone playing a relative of someone included.
    – iandotkelly
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 6:12
  • @iandotkelly haha fair. too many examples if include CGI. not many examples for the relative case.
    – BCLC
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 6:51
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    Doesn't quite fit - The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents David Tennant played Darktan in the radio play 2003 & again in the recent Sky movie 2022.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 10:03
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    Re VTC Needs more focus - lol what do you want? How is this any different from Besides iCarly, has there ever been an (official) adult sequel to a kids' series?
    – BCLC
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 12:56
  • @Tetsujin thanks for sharing! edited to include radio. feel free to post as answer if the movie is live...?
    – BCLC
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 13:01

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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy started as a radio series then later as a TV series. Several actors played the same role in both versions, including Simon Jones (Arthur), Peter Jones (The Book), Mark Wing-Davy (Zaphod) and Stephen Moore (Marvin).

It hasn't been broadcast yet, but the main cast of the animated series Star Trek:Lower Decks are to appear in a live action episode of Star Trek:Strange New Worlds, playing the same characters. The character art was modeled after the actors with the intent to do this.

I'm not sure why you have the rule that the animation must come first. I suppose Star Trek: The Animated Series wouldn't count.


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