History Main / TheIdiotFromOsaka

13th Aug '17 1:53:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* As a note for those curious, the reason this stereotype exists is because Osaka's forms of industry and production are generally less demanding than many of the kinds found within Tokyo. This coupled with a much less crowded city causes the people of Osaka to not need to be in as much of a hurry to get anywhere as is somewhat required in Tokyo. As a result, the people on average (by Japanese standard anyway) tend to be more laid back, calm, and openly friendly in personality (which also makes Osakans on average more welcoming of foreigners than people from Tokyo). Being so distinctly different in personality from the capital's residents tends to make Tokyo perceive Osaka as a place that is too informal and doesn't take everything seriously enough. Which isn't true, but that's how stereotypes work.



* As a note for those curious, the reason this stereotype exists is because Osaka's forms of industry and production are generally less demanding than many of the kinds found within Tokyo. This coupled with a much less crowded city causes the people of Osaka to not need to be in as much of a hurry to get anywhere as is somewhat required in Tokyo. As a result, the people on average (by Japanese standard anyway) tend to be more laid back, calm, and openly friendly in personality (which also makes Osakans on average more welcoming of foreigners than people from Tokyo). Being so distinctly different in personality from the capital's residents tends to make Tokyo perceive Osaka as a place that is too informal and doesn't take everything seriously enough. Which isn't true, but that's how stereotypes work.




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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Fuuka Matsui ''seems'' to be this since she's as hyper as Sana Kurata and she lived for years in Osaka ([[KansaiRegionalAccent and even has the accent]]). But she's an aversion in the end, since she's also smart, athletic and popular enough to be TheAce of the story.
8th Aug '17 10:14:44 AM CosmicFerret
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* In the [[AccentAdaptation Japanese dubs]] of the ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' movies, the eponymous character (played with a Scottish accent in English), voiced by [[Series/GakiNoTsukaiYaArahende Masatoshi Hamada]], is given a Kansai accent to match his violent, crude, and temperamental personality (as supposedly the Scottish accent does as well).

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* In the [[AccentAdaptation Japanese dubs]] of the ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies, the eponymous character (played with a Scottish accent in English), voiced by [[Series/GakiNoTsukaiYaArahende Masatoshi Hamada]], is given a Kansai accent to match his violent, crude, and temperamental personality (as supposedly the Scottish accent does as well).
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.]]
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