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29th Aug '16 2:17:20 PM Midna
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** Satoshi (Ash) from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses "ore", which sometimes clashes with his formal speech.

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** Satoshi (Ash) from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses "ore", which sometimes clashes with his formal speech.polite speech patterns.



:''Watakushi'': 私, わたくし An ultra-formal term, often used in anime by characters who are profusely polite, very sophisticated, or somewhat old-fashioned. Fictional royalty tends to use this, especially princesses and the like. It's also used in place of ''watashi'' in very formal speech (for example, a job interview).

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:''Watakushi'': 私, わたくし An ultra-formal term, often used in anime by characters who are profusely polite, very sophisticated, or somewhat old-fashioned. Fictional royalty tends to use this, especially princesses and the like. It's also used in place of ''watashi'' in very formal speech (for example, a job interview).
interview). A more feminine variant is ''atakushi'' あたくし.
24th Aug '16 8:29:43 AM Willbyr
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* A few AkiraKamiya characters, including Iago from ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' and {{Kinnikuman}} (though the latter occasionally uses "boku"; the former uses "anta" when addressing someone else).

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* A few AkiraKamiya Creator/AkiraKamiya characters, including Iago from ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' and {{Kinnikuman}} ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' (though the latter occasionally uses "boku"; the former uses "anta" when addressing someone else).
20th Aug '16 12:42:51 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Akane from ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}''

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* Akane from ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}''''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}''.



* Sakura in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars''

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* Sakura in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars''''VideoGame/SakuraWars''.
13th Aug '16 9:41:07 PM KOman
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* Satsuki of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' uses this on everyone except her closest subordinates and her mother [[spoiler:(at least before rebelling against her)]]. While main protagonist Ryuko prefers "temee" toward her enemies, she throws it out a couple of times, most notably ''screaming it at the top of her lungs'' when [[CuteAndPsycho Nui]] [[spoiler:reveals herself as responsible for the death of Ryuko's father]].

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* Satsuki of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' uses this on everyone except her closest subordinates and her mother [[spoiler:(at least before rebelling against her)]]. While main protagonist Ryuko prefers "temee" toward her enemies, she throws it out a couple of times, most notably ''screaming it at the top of her lungs'' when [[CuteAndPsycho Nui]] [[spoiler:reveals herself as responsible for the culprit behind the death of Ryuko's father]].
9th Aug '16 11:18:33 PM Golondrina
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* Amethyst in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''.
22nd Jul '16 6:32:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* In contrast to most sports anime characters, Kazama from ''Manga/{{DAYS}}'' uses "boku". He's a shy, soft spoken teenage boy.
16th Jul '16 8:27:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* Arf, Vita, Teana, Caro, Nove and Agito from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' use "atashi" frequently.

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* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
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Arf, Vita, Teana, Caro, Nove and Agito from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' use "atashi" frequently.



* Kisuke in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' uses this pronoun, and is a rare male example. His use of it exaggerates his role of a "humble" shopkeeper (it's interesting to note that he used the humble/masculine ''boku'' 100 years ago). Momo, Orihime, Rangiku and [[spoiler:Kirio Hikifune]] use it as well.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Kisuke in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' uses this pronoun, and is a rare male example. His use of it exaggerates his role of a "humble" shopkeeper (it's interesting to note that he used the humble/masculine ''boku'' 100 years ago).
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Momo, Orihime, Rangiku and [[spoiler:Kirio Hikifune]] use it as well.



* Haruhi's ''father'' in ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'' uses atashi, presumably because he's a cross dresser.

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* Haruhi's ''father'' in ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'' uses atashi, presumably because he's a cross dresser.crossdresser.



* Puni-chan, who is actualy a Zygarde Core, from ''Anime/Pokemon}}'' uses ''yo'' when speaking in its dreams or telepathically. It is kind of bossy and demanding, which is expected from a Legendary Pokémon.

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* Puni-chan, who is actualy a Zygarde Core, from ''Anime/Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses ''yo'' when speaking in its dreams or telepathically. It is kind of bossy and demanding, which is expected from a Legendary Pokémon.
14th Jul '16 7:06:28 PM lavendermintrose
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* Neko in ''Anime/{{K}}''. [[ADogNamedDog She is a cat]], and introduces herself as "Wagahai wa Neko de aru." [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Kukuri]] calls her Wagahai-chan.
14th Jul '16 12:22:17 AM melrosed
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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse", the eponymous character. With him being such an idealistic, energetic and friendly AllLovingHero who's been described as the "ultimate little brother" it ''can't'' be anything else. The intro even has him say "I'm Steven" instead of "...and Steven!"

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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse", ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the eponymous character. With him being such an idealistic, energetic and friendly AllLovingHero who's been described as the "ultimate little brother" it ''can't'' be anything else. The intro even has him say "I'm Steven" instead of "...and Steven!"
14th Jul '16 12:18:10 AM melrosed
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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse", the eponymous character. With him being such an idealistic, energetic and friendly AllLovingHero who's been described as the "ultimate little brother" it ''can't'' be anything else. The intro even has him say "I'm Steven" instead of "...and Steven!"


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* Jasper in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Definitely the military variant, as she's a high ranking SuperSoldier and veteran of the war for Earth.
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