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20th Jan '16 3:50:07 AM Adept
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* Sakura the ''kyuubi-fox'' in ''HyperPolice'' is both a trickster, since she is a kitsune, and moneygrubbing (homeless solely because it saves money). She also speaks with one of the thickest Kansei accents in anime.
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* Sakura the ''kyuubi-fox'' in ''HyperPolice'' ''Manga/HyperPolice'' is both a trickster, since she is a kitsune, and moneygrubbing (homeless solely because it saves money). She also speaks with one of the thickest Kansei accents in anime.
30th Dec '15 11:48:11 PM YasminPerry
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* Subverted by [[Creator/AyaHisakawa Ami Mizuno]] from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' - she has a Kyoto accent, yet unlike the stereotype, she is quite intelligent and even somewhat overfocused on her studies - maybe as an effort to distance herself from the aforementioned stereotype?
30th Dec '15 11:47:48 PM YasminPerry
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* Kina from ''Manga/WifeAndWife'', while having the Kansai accent, subverts this by being rather insightful at times, but also quite devious in her knowledge of how to push [[GirlsLove her partner]] Sumi's buttons.
30th Dec '15 11:47:31 PM YasminPerry
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* Subverted in ''LovelyComplex'', where EVERYBODY has a Kansai accent. Both idiots and smart people.
30th Dec '15 11:47:12 PM YasminPerry
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* Arisugawa Sorata in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' subverts it. He can be pretty goofy and cheerful, but he's treated rather respectfully by the rest of the cast (even if he flirts quite a bit with Arashi, though she eventually warms up to him). And not to mention, [[WarriorMonk he's a genuinely powerful fighter]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes when the situation merits.]]
30th Dec '15 11:46:53 PM YasminPerry
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* Benitora in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is a subversion, since he's both a great deal more serious than he initially appears and [[spoiler: the son of the Shogun; at this point in history, the Japanese formal capital was in Kyoto, which is located in the Kansai region. It's entirely possible he was raised there and plays up the accent just to annoy his dad]].
30th Dec '15 11:46:05 PM YasminPerry
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* Subverted in Manga/AirGear, in which [[spoiler:the TricksterMentor Sora Takeuchi, who speaks with a Kansai accent is revealed to be the BigBad of the series. He was such a cool guy, too...]]
30th Dec '15 11:45:42 PM YasminPerry
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* Aiko Senoo in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', though it is subverted for the most part.
30th Dec '15 11:43:37 PM YasminPerry
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* Sasshi in ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. ** Sasshi isn't just ''from'' Osaka -- he ''lives in'' Osaka. When not hopping worlds back and forth, that is. He's still an [[IdiotHero idiot]] though. * Osaka (of course) in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. Her name isn't even Osaka; it's Ayumu Kasuga, but [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] branded her with the nickname for being from Osaka. Like Sakaki, however, the humor in Osaka's character lay in how she ''[[SubvertedTrope doesn't]]'' act like her required stereotype: She's still not exactly bright, but she's an earnest, daydreaming airhead [[CloudCuckoolander who's prone to strange thoughts]], not a brash money-grubber; and she also didn't even speak in the stereotypical KansaiRegionalDialect, until she caved under Yukari's stubborn insistence that there's no need to "force" herself to speak in standard Japanese. Osaka is often teased for not saying things that a stereotypical person from Osaka should say. In the [[Creator/ADVFilms ADV Manga]] English translation, "Osaka" is apparently analogized to working-class Philadelphia (the dub of the anime recasts the accent as Texan, and the Creator/YenPress translation likewise gives her a Southern accent). --> '''Tomo.''' Let me look in your lunch pail. There should be a meatball sandwich in there. --> '''Ayumu.''' That's a stereotype! ** She's actually quite smart when it comes to lateral thinking. In an episode when she was able to answer some punny riddles, they suggested that she become a teacher. So when she told the teacher that that was her chosen career, the teacher was offended that the other students thought she was stupid! [[TheWoobie Poor, poor Osaka]]...
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* Sasshi in ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. ** Sasshi isn't ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. He's not just ''from'' Osaka -- he ''lives in'' Osaka. When not hopping worlds back and forth, that is. He's still an [[IdiotHero idiot]] though. * Osaka (of course) in Osaka n ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. Her name isn't even Osaka; it's Ayumu Kasuga, but [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] branded her with the nickname for being from Osaka. Like Sakaki, however, the humor in Osaka's character lay in how she ''[[SubvertedTrope doesn't]]'' act like her required stereotype: She's still not exactly bright, but she's an earnest, daydreaming airhead [[CloudCuckoolander who's prone to strange thoughts]], not a brash money-grubber; and she also didn't even speak in the stereotypical KansaiRegionalDialect, until she caved under Yukari's stubborn insistence that there's no need to "force" herself to speak in standard Japanese. Osaka is often teased for not saying things that a stereotypical person from Osaka should say. In the [[Creator/ADVFilms ADV Manga]] English translation, "Osaka" is apparently analogized to working-class Philadelphia (the dub of the anime recasts the accent as Texan, and the Creator/YenPress translation likewise gives her a Southern accent). --> '''Tomo.''' Let me look in your lunch pail. There should be a meatball sandwich in there. --> '''Ayumu.''' That's a stereotype! ** She's actually quite smart when it comes to lateral thinking. In an episode when she was able to answer some punny riddles, they suggested that she become a teacher. So when she told the teacher that that was her chosen career, the teacher was offended that the other students thought she was stupid! [[TheWoobie Poor, poor Osaka]]...accent).

* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The manga gives his dialogue the Brooklyn accent version.
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* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The manga gives his dialogue the adapts this to a Brooklyn accent version.accent.

* Sakura the ''kyuubi-fox'' in ''HyperPolice'' is both a trickster, since she is a kitsune, and moneygrubbing (homeless solely because it saves money). She also speaks with one of the thickest Kansei accents in anime. Even non-Japanese speakers can notice the accent.
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* Sakura the ''kyuubi-fox'' in ''HyperPolice'' is both a trickster, since she is a kitsune, and moneygrubbing (homeless solely because it saves money). She also speaks with one of the thickest Kansei accents in anime. Even non-Japanese speakers can notice the accent.

** Similarly, Tarte from ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' is a WeaselMascot from another world who speaks with a Kansai accent.
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** Similarly, * Tarte from ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' is a WeaselMascot from another world who speaks with a Kansai accent.
26th Oct '15 1:57:12 PM Willbyr
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* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
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* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The manga gives his dialogue the Brooklyn accent version.

*** And on the ''other'' other hand, Atobe ''does'' treat Yuushi as {{The Idiot From Osaka}} quite often (for instance, when he overheard Yuushi and Kenya getting into an extremely silly argument over the phone). In the spirit of fairness, other times Atobe turns around and acts as if he [[TsunDere (grudgingly)]] respects Yuushi's intelligence.
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*** And on the ''other'' other hand, Atobe ''does'' treat Yuushi as {{The The Idiot From Osaka}} from Osaka quite often (for instance, when he overheard Yuushi and Kenya getting into an extremely silly argument over the phone). In the spirit of fairness, other times Atobe turns around and acts as if he [[TsunDere (grudgingly)]] respects Yuushi's intelligence.

* Mitsune "Kitsune" Konno, from ''Manga/LoveHina'', who is almost never seen without her booze. ** Except at one point, where it is replaced with vinegar. She isn't pleased.
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* Mitsune "Kitsune" Konno, from ''Manga/LoveHina'', who is almost never seen without her booze. ** Except booze...except at one point, where it is it's replaced with vinegar. She isn't pleased.

* Yurika Doujima from ''WitchHunterRobin''. She comes into work late, leaves early, and generally acts like a complete goof-off. Subverted a bit in that it's later revealed to be mostly ObfuscatingStupidity -- she is capable of acting competently when the situation requires it.
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* Yurika Doujima from ''WitchHunterRobin''.''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''. She comes into work late, leaves early, and generally acts like a complete goof-off. Subverted a bit in that it's later revealed to be mostly ObfuscatingStupidity -- she is capable of acting competently when the situation requires it.

** And his {{Expy}} in ''AbsoluteBoyfriend'', the salesman Gaku Namikiri.
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** And his {{Expy}} in ''AbsoluteBoyfriend'', ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'', the salesman Gaku Namikiri.
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