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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.
15th Jun '16 9:33:03 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Keroro, but without the accent. Whenever he has one of his money-making schemes he ''gains'' one, and eats takoyaki.
28th May '16 8:07:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Joker in ''FlameOfRecca''.

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* Joker in ''FlameOfRecca''.''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.
16th May '16 10:57:45 AM Pichu-kun
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* Asuka Kazama from Tekken

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* Asuka Kazama from Tekken''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
16th May '16 10:07:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* Sumiyoshi in ''Manga/ExcelSaga''. Compared to his roommates Watanabe and Iwata, however, he's the smartest of Excel's neighbors and probably the most normal character in the series.
** Unusually, his accent is rendered in English (in the translation of the manga) as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie Geordie]] accent, which doesn't quite carry the same connotations (it's more associated with crudeness). Also, in the manga version of the story, he is not from Kansai proper, but instead is from Okayama prefecture (which is slightly to the west of the Kansai region).

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* Sumiyoshi in ''Manga/ExcelSaga''. Compared to his roommates Watanabe and Iwata, however, he's the smartest of Excel's neighbors and probably the most normal character in the series.
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series. Unusually, his accent is rendered in English (in the translation of the manga) as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie Geordie]] accent, which doesn't quite carry the same connotations (it's more associated with crudeness). Also, in the manga version of the story, he is not from Kansai proper, but instead is from Okayama prefecture (which is slightly to the west of the Kansai region).



* Osaka in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. Her name isn't 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).
** They even lampshade the naming in the show. She is actually listed in school under the name "Osaka", and laments that people keep viewing her that way.

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* Osaka in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. Her name isn't 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).
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accent). They even lampshade the naming in the show. She is actually listed in school under the name "Osaka", and laments that people keep viewing her that way.



* 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 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.
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one. Notably, the {{Self Parody}}ing AudioPlay, ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', has Asuka outright insulting him by calling him a "country bumpkin".



* Ken-chan and Meirin in ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito''. The two even have a LampshadeHanging moment over how great it is to meet other Kansai people, even though neither of them comes from our actual universe.

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* ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito'':
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Ken-chan and Meirin in ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito''.Meirin. The two even have a LampshadeHanging moment over how great it is to meet other Kansai people, even though neither of them comes from our actual universe.



* Played with in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Kintarou Touyama is a very [[NoSocialSkills naive]] and over-imaginative WildChild who's also an excellent tennis player with ''fearsome'' physical strength and enough charm to befriend almost everyone he meets up with. The kid can even lift up ''small motorcycles'' with his bare hands, for crying it loud!
** 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.

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* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
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Played with in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.with. Kintarou Touyama is a very [[NoSocialSkills naive]] and over-imaginative WildChild who's also an excellent tennis player with ''fearsome'' physical strength and enough charm to befriend almost everyone he meets up with. The kid can even lift up ''small motorcycles'' with his bare hands, for crying it loud!
** 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''.)
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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.



* Zigzagged in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' by Osaka detective Heiji Hattori, who is just as brilliant as the Tokyo-dwelling main character, and also has a number of special skills, such as sword-fighting skill. He's also portrayed as a lot more amiable and prone to perpetrate practical jokes than the main character, though he is oftentimes a very serious character.
** Even so, Hattori and his prospect girlfriend Kazuha are ''BOTH'' prone to occasional fits of stereotypical Osakan obnoxiousness.

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* Zigzagged in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' by Osaka detective Heiji Hattori, who is just as brilliant as the Tokyo-dwelling main character, and also has a number of special skills, such as sword-fighting skill. He's also portrayed as a lot more amiable and prone to perpetrate practical jokes than the main character, though he is oftentimes a very serious character.
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character. Even so, Hattori and his prospect girlfriend Kazuha are ''BOTH'' prone to occasional fits of stereotypical Osakan obnoxiousness.



* Caldina, the sexy CoolBigSis and [[MasterOfIllusion illusionist]] from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', speaks in an Osaka accent... and averts this as she is ''not'' an idiot.

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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'':
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Caldina, the sexy CoolBigSis and [[MasterOfIllusion illusionist]] from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', speaks in an Osaka accent... and averts this as she is ''not'' an idiot.



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

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



* [[Creator/GoInoue Spain]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' speaks and acts like this. Although, [[CaptainObvious he's definitely not from Osaka]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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[[Creator/GoInoue Spain]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' speaks and acts like this. Although, [[CaptainObvious he's definitely not from Osaka]].



* Rika from ''InazumaEleven'' may count, consider her StalkerWithACrush tract on Ishinose Kazuya.

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* Rika from ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' may count, consider her StalkerWithACrush tract on Ishinose Kazuya.



* Yasushi Furuya in ''Manga/UchuuKyoudai''. Technically from Kyoto, but same accent.

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* ''Manga/UchuuKyoudai'':
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Yasushi Furuya in ''Manga/UchuuKyoudai''. Technically Furuya, who is technically from Kyoto, Kyoto but has the same accent.



* Akiko Narumi in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', whose foolishness comes more from being somewhat sheltered and being the AudienceSurrogate, emigrating to Fuuto in the first episode. Her father [[HardboiledDetective Sokichi]] thoroughly averts this, though it's unclear if he was Osakan or if his family simply lived there.
** Making it even funnier, a MonsterOfTheWeek puts Akiko in an ImagineSpot which transplants the plot to Osaka, including [[TheSmartGuy Philip]] and [[SixthRanger Ryu Terui]] transformed into stereotypical lazy Osakans while [[TheHero Shotaro]] is the FishOutOfWater transplant from the big city. In Philip's case it may be an ActorAllusion, as Masaki Suda actually ''is'' from Osaka.

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* Akiko Narumi in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', whose foolishness comes more from being somewhat sheltered and being the AudienceSurrogate, emigrating to Fuuto in the first episode. Her father [[HardboiledDetective Sokichi]] thoroughly averts this, though it's unclear if he was Osakan or if his family simply lived there.
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there. Making it even funnier, a MonsterOfTheWeek puts Akiko in an ImagineSpot which transplants the plot to Osaka, including [[TheSmartGuy Philip]] and [[SixthRanger Ryu Terui]] transformed into stereotypical lazy Osakans while [[TheHero Shotaro]] is the FishOutOfWater transplant from the big city. In Philip's case it may be an ActorAllusion, as Masaki Suda actually ''is'' from Osaka.



* 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 ''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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* Babblong from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has an Osaka accent in the Japanese version. He is [[CharacterFilibuster extremely talkative]], [[RamblingOldManMonologue prone to boring rambling]], and has a GagNose. Anyone he possesses also begins to speak with an an Osaka accent. The English dub made him into [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a parody of Jimmy Durante]].
20th Mar '16 2:13:26 PM Lyendith
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* Youko Shiragami from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is actually fairly smart (she does quite well in her studies), but can be surprisingly [[TheDitz ditzy]]. And she definitely fits the cheerful, stubborn and competitive parts. On the other hand, the '''entire premise''' of the series is that every single character is "just a little dumb", so she's got plenty of company in that regard. Her father Genjirou also qualifies for the same reasons.

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* Youko Shiragami from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is actually fairly smart (she does quite well in her studies), but can be surprisingly [[TheDitz ditzy]]. And she definitely fits the cheerful, stubborn and competitive parts. On the other hand, the '''entire premise''' of the series is that every single character is "just a little dumb", so she's got plenty of company in that regard. But she definitely fits the cheerful, stubborn and competitive parts. Her father Genjirou also qualifies for the same reasons.
20th Mar '16 2:12:36 PM Lyendith
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* Youko Shiragami from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is actually fairly smart (she does quite well in her studies), but can be surprisingly [[TheDitz ditzy]]. On the other hand, the '''entire premise''' of the series is that every single character is "just a little dumb", so she's got plenty of company in that regard. Her father Genjirou also qualifies for the same reasons.

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* Youko Shiragami from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is actually fairly smart (she does quite well in her studies), but can be surprisingly [[TheDitz ditzy]]. And she definitely fits the cheerful, stubborn and competitive parts. On the other hand, the '''entire premise''' of the series is that every single character is "just a little dumb", so she's got plenty of company in that regard. Her father Genjirou also qualifies for the same reasons.
12th Mar '16 3:52:27 PM F1Krazy
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* Gusher (Slapper) in ''Anime/{{Transformers Robots In Disguise}}''

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* Gusher (Slapper) in ''Anime/{{Transformers Robots In Disguise}}''Disguise}}''.



* Played with in ''Manga/DagashiKashi''. Hotaru doesn't speak with an Osakan accent (except for a brief moment in Episode 9 where she lets it slip), but she ''is'' from Osaka and she ''is'' an idiot, or at the very least a CloudCuckooLander[=/=][[TheDitz Ditz]] (in the same episode she [[BigEater continues to cram herself full of sweets]] despite having a painful mouth ulcer caused by ''eating too many sweets'').

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* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/DagashiKashi''. one episode of ''Manga/DagashiKashi'', in which Hotaru doesn't speak with an Osakan accent (except for a brief moment in Episode 9 where she lets it slip), but she ''is'' pretends to be from Osaka and she ''is'' as part of one of her OnceAnEpisode [[CloudCuckooLander rambling rants]] about dagashi. She's even able to affect the accent, albeit only sporadically. The fact that she's an idiot, or idiot to start with (or at the very least a CloudCuckooLander[=/=][[TheDitz Ditz]] (in the same episode she [[BigEater continues to cram herself full of sweets]] despite having CloudCuckooLander / [[TheDitz Ditz]]) makes it a painful mouth ulcer caused by ''eating too many sweets'').very believable charade.
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