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7th May '17 6:19:32 PM Golondrina
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** On the other hand, this is subverted with the Oshitari cousins. Both [[Creator/HidenobuKiuchi Yuushi]] (from Hyoutei) and [[JunFukuyama Kenya]] (from Shitenhouji, meaning he's Kintarou's sempai) are from the Kansai area and use the accent... but they're fairly smart and more-or-less serious guys. Lampshaded when local PluckyComicRelief Hikaru "Dabide" Amane tries to get Yuushi roped ino the [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine typical Osaka humor routines]] with him, but Oshitari [[DudeNotFunny is VERY peeved]]. (Though it's highly likely that Yuushi was just playing along, as the ''[[StraightMan tsukkomi]]'' to Dabide's ''bokke''. 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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** On the other hand, this is subverted with the Oshitari cousins. Both [[Creator/HidenobuKiuchi Yuushi]] (from Hyoutei) and [[JunFukuyama [[Creator/JunFukuyama Kenya]] (from Shitenhouji, meaning he's Kintarou's sempai) are from the Kansai area and use the accent... but they're fairly smart and more-or-less serious guys. Lampshaded when local PluckyComicRelief Hikaru "Dabide" Amane tries to get Yuushi roped ino the [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine typical Osaka humor routines]] with him, but Oshitari [[DudeNotFunny is VERY peeved]]. (Though it's highly likely that Yuushi was just playing along, as the ''[[StraightMan tsukkomi]]'' to Dabide's ''bokke''. 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.
10th Dec '16 10:35:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', though he subverts the stereotype quite a bit by being of the most mentally stable and moral members of the cast. The English translation of the manga exchanges his Osaka accent for a Brooklyn one. Notably, the {{Self Parody}}ing AudioPlay, ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', has Asuka outright insulting him by calling him a "country bumpkin".

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* Toji Suzuhara in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', though on the surface he subverts fits the stereotype by being brash and short-tempered, but he actually also subverts it quite a bit by being of the most mentally stable and moral members of the cast. The English translation of the manga exchanges his Osaka accent for a Brooklyn one. Notably, the {{Self Parody}}ing AudioPlay, ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', has Asuka outright insulting him by calling him a "country bumpkin".
30th Nov '16 2:14:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', the boisterous rockstar wannabe Eritate Kengo fits this trope to a T, [[spoiler: until midseason when it is revealed that he was always a Tokyo native, taking on the Kansai accent to come across as more personable. He also goes through a major attitude overhaul at this point, losing the accent and the hair and shifting to full BadAss gear.]]

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', the boisterous rockstar wannabe Eritate Kengo fits this trope to a T, [[spoiler: until midseason when it is revealed that he was always a Tokyo native, taking on the Kansai accent to come across as more personable. He also goes through a major attitude overhaul at this point, losing the accent and the hair and shifting to full BadAss badass gear.]]
19th Oct '16 8:33:43 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/TheHatingGirl'', this is Ryouji's ex, Towa Naoko. She's rather boorish and overbearing, and seems to enjoy taunting Asumi in the chapter where they first meet.





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12th Aug '16 1:32:29 PM Willbyr
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* [[{{Yaiba}} Spiderman]] is a living parody of Osaka people: KansaiRegionalAccent? Check! Very Greedy and materialistic? Check! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Likes a lot of Takoyaki?]]. Check!

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* [[{{Yaiba}} [[Manga/{{Yaiba}} Spiderman]] is a living parody of Osaka people: KansaiRegionalAccent? Check! Very Greedy and materialistic? Check! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Likes a lot of Takoyaki?]]. Check!
30th Jul '16 6:21:15 PM HiJac210
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In anime and manga, a comedy-relief character who is intended to be perceived as a Main/Foil for the protagonist will almost always be an idiot, may enjoy drinking and fighting, be incredibly cheap (yet always broke), and will almost always speak with a KansaiRegionalAccent instantly recognizable to native speakers of Japanese. (In North American dubs, a Kansai/Osaka accent is usually [[AccentAdaptation rendered as]] either a [[SouthernFriedPrivate Deep South/Redneck accent]] or a [[BrooklynRage heavy Brooklyn accent]]--the cultural connotations overlap sufficiently in either case that this works.)

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In anime and manga, a comedy-relief character who is intended to be perceived as a Main/Foil foil for the protagonist will almost always be an idiot, may enjoy drinking and fighting, be incredibly cheap (yet always broke), and will almost always speak with a KansaiRegionalAccent instantly recognizable to native speakers of Japanese. (In North American dubs, a Kansai/Osaka accent is usually [[AccentAdaptation rendered as]] either a [[SouthernFriedPrivate Deep South/Redneck accent]] or a [[BrooklynRage heavy Brooklyn accent]]--the cultural connotations overlap sufficiently in either case that this works.)
30th Jul '16 6:20:59 PM HiJac210
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In anime and manga, a comedy-relief character who is intended to be perceived as a foil for the protagonist will almost always be an idiot, may enjoy drinking and fighting, be incredibly cheap (yet always broke), and will almost always speak with a KansaiRegionalAccent instantly recognizable to native speakers of Japanese. (In North American dubs, a Kansai/Osaka accent is usually [[AccentAdaptation rendered as]] either a [[SouthernFriedPrivate Deep South/Redneck accent]] or a [[BrooklynRage heavy Brooklyn accent]]--the cultural connotations overlap sufficiently in either case that this works.)

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In anime and manga, a comedy-relief character who is intended to be perceived as a foil Main/Foil for the protagonist will almost always be an idiot, may enjoy drinking and fighting, be incredibly cheap (yet always broke), and will almost always speak with a KansaiRegionalAccent instantly recognizable to native speakers of Japanese. (In North American dubs, a Kansai/Osaka accent is usually [[AccentAdaptation rendered as]] either a [[SouthernFriedPrivate Deep South/Redneck accent]] or a [[BrooklynRage heavy Brooklyn accent]]--the cultural connotations overlap sufficiently in either case that this works.)
15th Jul '16 8:05:30 AM Willbyr
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* Emishi Haruki, the "Fresh Blood Joker," in ''Manga/{{GetBackers}}''. Also Natsuki Amon, who, it is explicitly mentioned, fakes an accent to come off as a cheerful buffoon.

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* Emishi Haruki, the "Fresh Blood Joker," in ''Manga/{{GetBackers}}''.''Manga/GetBackers''. Also Natsuki Amon, who, it is explicitly mentioned, fakes an accent to come off as a cheerful buffoon.



* Tasuki from ''FushigiYuugi''.

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* Tasuki from ''FushigiYuugi''.''Manga/FushigiYuugi''.



* Nishiki from TheMovie of Series/KamenRiderHibiki, in keeping with the five movie Riders' Location Theming.

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* Nishiki from TheMovie of Series/KamenRiderHibiki, ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'', in keeping with the five movie Riders' Location Theming.



** In a meta-example, some of the character's behavior in the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II games]] becomes somewhat amusing when you remember that [[{{FantasyCounterpartCulture}} Johto is Kansai]].

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** In a meta-example, some of the character's behavior in the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II games]] becomes somewhat amusing when you remember that [[{{FantasyCounterpartCulture}} [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Johto is Kansai]].



* [[Creator/MasayaOnosaka Hikoichi Aida]] from ''SlamDunk''. His older sister [[Creator/YukoNagashima Yayoi]] is much more savvy, but prone to silliness once in a while.

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* [[Creator/MasayaOnosaka Hikoichi Aida]] from ''SlamDunk''.''Manga/SlamDunk''. His older sister [[Creator/YukoNagashima Yayoi]] is much more savvy, but prone to silliness once in a while.



* Mostly averted by ''CaptainTsubasa'''s Makoto Souda, who is NOT an idiot but a CombatPragmatist. He ''does'' play up the HotBlooded and arrogant side of the stereotype, however. [[spoiler: And pays ''dearly'' for it when Napoleon goes GenreSavvy and provokes him into getting himself kicked out of the Japan vs. France game.]]

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* Mostly averted by ''CaptainTsubasa'''s ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'''s Makoto Souda, who is NOT an idiot but a CombatPragmatist. He ''does'' play up the HotBlooded and arrogant side of the stereotype, however. [[spoiler: And pays ''dearly'' for it when Napoleon goes GenreSavvy and provokes him into getting himself kicked out of the Japan vs. France game.]]
3rd Jul '16 12:56:58 AM kirara19
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** On the other hand, this is subverted with the Oshitari cousins. Both [[Creator/HidenobuKiuchi Yuushi]] (from Hyoutei) and [[JunFukuyama Kenya]] (from Shitenhouji, meaning he's Kintarou's sempai) are from the Kansai area and use the accent... but they're fairly smart and more-or-less serious guys. Lampshaded when local PluckyComicRelief Hikaru "Dabide" Amane tries to get Yuushi roped ino the [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine typical Osaka humor routines]] with him, but Oshitari [[DudeNotFunny is VERY peeved]]. (Though [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it's highly likely]] that Yuushi was just playing along, as the ''[[StraightMan tsukkomi]]'' to Dabide's ''bokke''. 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.
** Two of Kintarou's sempais, [[BadassBookworm Data player]] Koharu Konjiki and his partner Yuuji Hitouji, actually [[InvokedTrope use the "Osaka jokester" stereotype to their advantage in the courts]]; with their "Comedy Tennis" tactics, they manage to disrupt their rivals' concentration and get the upper hand. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's really fucking hilarious]].

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** On the other hand, this is subverted with the Oshitari cousins. Both [[Creator/HidenobuKiuchi Yuushi]] (from Hyoutei) and [[JunFukuyama Kenya]] (from Shitenhouji, meaning he's Kintarou's sempai) are from the Kansai area and use the accent... but they're fairly smart and more-or-less serious guys. Lampshaded when local PluckyComicRelief Hikaru "Dabide" Amane tries to get Yuushi roped ino the [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine typical Osaka humor routines]] with him, but Oshitari [[DudeNotFunny is VERY peeved]]. (Though [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it's highly likely]] likely that Yuushi was just playing along, as the ''[[StraightMan tsukkomi]]'' to Dabide's ''bokke''. 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 [[{{Tsundere}} (grudgingly)]] respects Yuushi's intelligence.
** Two of Kintarou's sempais, [[BadassBookworm Data player]] Koharu Konjiki and his partner Yuuji Hitouji, actually [[InvokedTrope use the "Osaka jokester" stereotype to their advantage in the courts]]; with their "Comedy Tennis" tactics, they manage to disrupt their rivals' concentration and get the upper hand. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's really fucking hilarious]].



* ''Manga/UchuuKyoudai'':
** Yasushi Furuya, who is technically from Kyoto but has the same accent.
** Also averted by Naru [[LampshadedTrope Osaka]], who seems to be relatively well-adjusted for someone [[DamselInDistress who is kidnapped every five seconds in the early series]]. In fact, in her first appearances she comes off as being quite more levelheaded than Usagi. ([[TheFool Not that it's too hard.]])

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* ''Manga/UchuuKyoudai'':
** Yasushi Furuya, who is technically from Kyoto but has the same accent.
** Also averted
Averted by Naru [[LampshadedTrope Osaka]], in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' who seems to be relatively well-adjusted for someone [[DamselInDistress who is kidnapped every five seconds in the early series]]. In fact, in her first appearances she comes off as being quite more levelheaded than Usagi. ([[TheFool Not that it's too hard.]])
25th Jun '16 6:34:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Browning in ''{{Transformers Super God Masterforce}}'', comedic mascot.

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* Browning in ''{{Transformers Super God Masterforce}}'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', comedic mascot.
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