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3rd Dec '16 6:24:36 AM ZelmanClock
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* Wilhelmina from ''Anime/HighSchoolFleet'' uses Washi because she learned Japanese from watching gangster movies where Washi was commonly used.

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* Wilhelmina [[ForeignExchangeStudent Wilhelmina]] from ''Anime/HighSchoolFleet'' uses Washi washi because she learned Japanese from watching gangster movies movies, where Washi was commonly used.stereotypical {{Yakuza}} often speak in the [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseDialects Hiroshima dialect]], which uses washi.
2nd Dec '16 5:54:00 PM ZelmanClock
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* Wilhelmina from ''Anime/HighSchoolFleet'' uses Washi because she learned Japanese from watching gangster movies where Washi was commonly used.
13th Nov '16 10:11:19 AM dlchen145
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Japanese, unlike English, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-drop_language allows all pronouns to be omitted from sentences when they can be inferred from context]]. In spite of this -- or perhaps ''[[FridgeBrilliance because]]'' of this -- Japanese has far more pronouns than the average language. There are more than three dozen Japanese words that can be translated as "I/me"[[note]]Japanese doesn't use different words for subject and object pronouns[[/note]] and even more that can be translated as "you". Each of them makes a different statement about the speaker's gender, age, social status, and relationship with the addressee(s). To [[{{Woolseyism}} capture a little of the flavor]], English translations sometimes use "this (category of person)" -- this little girl, this humble peasant, this {{Badass}}.

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Japanese, unlike English, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-drop_language allows all pronouns to be omitted from sentences when they can be inferred from context]]. In spite of this -- or perhaps ''[[FridgeBrilliance because]]'' of this -- Japanese has far more pronouns than the average language. There are more than three dozen Japanese words that can be translated as "I/me"[[note]]Japanese doesn't use different words for subject and object pronouns[[/note]] and even more that can be translated as "you". Each of them makes a different statement about the speaker's gender, age, social status, and relationship with the addressee(s). To [[{{Woolseyism}} capture a little of the flavor]], English translations sometimes use "this (category of person)" -- this little girl, this humble peasant, this {{Badass}}.
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* [[TheAce Hiko]] [[{{Badass}} Seijuurou]] [[InsufferableGenius XIII]] uses it in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.

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* [[TheAce Hiko]] [[{{Badass}} Seijuurou]] Seijuurou [[InsufferableGenius XIII]] uses it in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
11th Nov '16 5:13:45 AM Mhazard
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* Miki Sayaka in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Despite being tomboyish, she [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak has a girly side]].
7th Nov '16 7:58:10 AM luisedgarf
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* [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader, old Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda]] in Japanese also speaks in that way. Sorta justfied, since many of their respective Japanese [=VAs=] who dubbed them are old men themselves.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader, old Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda]] in Japanese also speaks in that way. Sorta justfied, since many of their respective Japanese [=VAs=] who dubbed them are old men themselves.themselves, at least [[AuthorExistenceFailure until 2016]].[[note]]On the other hand, their new voice actors are middle-aged men instead.[[/note]]
7th Nov '16 7:44:13 AM luisedgarf
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* Sombra in the Japanese dub of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''.
6th Nov '16 1:37:30 PM wootzits
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* Giroro from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''.

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* Giroro from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''.''Manga/SgtFrog''.



* Kururu from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''.

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* Kururu from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''.''Manga/SgtFrog''.



* Keroro from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''

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* Keroro from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''''Manga/SgtFrog''
3rd Nov '16 2:57:35 PM Sakubara
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* [[{{Jerkass}} Of all people]], Rick in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''. Although he sometimes uses "ore".
26th Oct '16 1:01:23 AM KOman
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* Komamura from ''Manga/Bleach''.

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* Komamura from ''Manga/Bleach''.''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
26th Oct '16 1:00:55 AM KOman
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* Komamura from ''Manga/Bleach''.
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