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* Natsumi from ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'' speaks Fukuoka-ben, with its typical drawn-out vowels. It's weird that she is the ''only'' one who speaks that way, considering the series takes place in the Fukuoka prefecture.


* Zancrow from ''Manga/FairyTail'', despite the series doesn't have a Japan.

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* Zancrow Ikaruga from ''Manga/FairyTail'', despite even though the series doesn't have a Japan.


* Koreans dub Kansai-ben with a Gyeongsang dialect (centered in the port city of Busan in the southeast) for the same reasons.

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* Koreans dub Kansai-ben with a Gyeongsang dialect (centered in the port city of Busan UsefulNotes/{{Busan}} in the southeast) for the same reasons.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza}}'' Goro Majima speaks with an Osaka accent thick enough to cut with a knife. However, it is implied that he didn't grow up speaking it, and in the end determining how much is a result of working in Osaka for a long time and how much is part of a long-standing effort to mess with people around him is an exercise left to the player.


* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Some Tagalog-speaking Filipinos contend that the Filipino equivalent of Kansai-ben should be the Batangueno accent from Batangas (as popularized by actor Leo Martinez) as Batanguenos have a reputation for being as rowdy, if not even more, as the Kansai. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.

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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Some Tagalog-speaking Filipinos contend that the Filipino equivalent of Kansai-ben should be the Batangueno accent from Batangas (as popularized by actor Leo Martinez) (with its most famous expressions being ''ala eh!'' (an interjection) and ''yaon'' (used as a proposition)) as Batanguenos have a reputation for being as rowdy, if not even more, as the Kansai. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.


* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.

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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Some Tagalog-speaking Filipinos contend that the Filipino equivalent of Kansai-ben should be the Batangueno accent from Batangas (as popularized by actor Leo Martinez) as Batanguenos have a reputation for being as rowdy, if not even more, as the Kansai. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.


Oddly, Kansai is sometimes so strongly associated with certain personality traits that characters with those traits are given the accent even when they are not actually from the Kansai region, and would have no legitimate reason to have learned the accent. This includes foreigners and especially Americans[[note]]The Japanese stereotype towards Americans as [[{{Eagleland}} gun-toting, half-crazy people]] comes from the fact that Americans are rather emotional and dramatic compared to the Japanese, as well as their infamous Constitutional right to own a gun, which the Japanese consider it as shocking, thus Americans are compared to Osakans personality-wise[[/note]], who would more likely have learned [[{{Keigo}} "formal" Japanese]], but are considered to have the brash, outspoken Osakan personality[[note]]thanks to the aforementioned stereotype, the Japanese consider [[{{Keigo}} "formal" Japanese]] being spoken by such characters as essentially {{out of character|Moment}} for the language[[/note]]. Similarly, the association between Kansai-ben and [[TheIdiotFromOsaka a specific character archetype]] is so strong, shows set in the region (but where the setting is not immediately relevant to the plot) may go out of their way to ''avoid'' giving the characters this dialect, even if it would technically be appropriate. (See ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' for a show set in the heart of Kansai (in the suburbs of Kobe, to be precise), but where everyone speaks Standard Japanese.)

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Oddly, Kansai is sometimes so strongly associated with certain personality traits that characters with those traits are given the accent even when they are not actually from the Kansai region, and would have no legitimate reason to have learned the accent. This includes foreigners and especially Americans[[note]]The Japanese stereotype towards Americans as [[{{Eagleland}} gun-toting, half-crazy half-crazed people]] comes from the fact that Americans are rather emotional and dramatic compared to the Japanese, as well as their infamous Constitutional right to own a gun, which the Japanese consider it as shocking, thus Americans are compared to Osakans personality-wise[[/note]], who would more likely have learned [[{{Keigo}} "formal" Japanese]], but are considered to have the brash, outspoken Osakan personality[[note]]thanks to the aforementioned stereotype, the Japanese consider [[{{Keigo}} "formal" Japanese]] being spoken by such characters as essentially {{out of character|Moment}} for the language[[/note]]. Similarly, the association between Kansai-ben and [[TheIdiotFromOsaka a specific character archetype]] is so strong, shows set in the region (but where the setting is not immediately relevant to the plot) may go out of their way to ''avoid'' giving the characters this dialect, even if it would technically be appropriate. (See ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' for a show set in the heart of Kansai (in the suburbs of Kobe, to be precise), but where everyone speaks Standard Japanese.)


* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Dinosaur Ryuzaki ([[DubNameChange Rex Raptor]]) speaks in Kansai-ben and refers to himsel with the pronoun "wai".

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Dinosaur Ryuzaki ([[DubNameChange Rex Raptor]]) speaks in Kansai-ben and refers to himsel himself with the pronoun "wai".

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* In "Music/NandemoIukotoWoKiiteKureruAkaneChan", Akane speaks and sings in kansai-ben, most notably the phrase "Seyana!" ("Right on!")

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Grisaia No Kajitsu}}'': Amane normally speaks standard Japanese, but sometimes relaxes a little and speaks with an accent.


For a good explanation of Kansai-ben versus standard Japanese, '''[[http://www.nihongoresources.com/language/dialects/kansaiben.html see the following page]]'''

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For a good explanation of Kansai-ben versus standard Japanese, '''[[http://www.nihongoresources.com/language/dialects/kansaiben.html see the following page]]'''
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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.

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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.


* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a "sing-songy" or in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.

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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a "sing-songy" or in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.


* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Visayans tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. Unlike most examples, however, this doesn't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.

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* The Philippines' answer to Kansai-ben seems to be the Cebuano Visayan dialect as Cebu City is one of the country's major cities outside of Manila and Visayans Cebuanos tend to be stereotyped with more or less the same traits as the Kansai. However, the Philippine counterpart of Kyoto-ben would be the Hiligaynon dialect from Iloilo City as Ilonggos are usually stereotyped as people who are softspoken and speak in a "sing-songy" or in a very gentle and affectionate manner. Unlike most examples, however, this doesn't these don't get used often even for characters from the Kansai region.


* Here is a list of voice actors and actresses that sometimes use the accent in their roles '''and''' are from the Kansai area: Creator/ShowHayami (Takasogo, Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/YuiIshikawa, Creator/KazutomiYamamoto, Creator/HideoIshikawa, Konomi Maeda and Creator/AyumiTsunematsu (Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu (Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/AyaHisakawa (Kaizuka, Osaka prefecture); Creator/YumiHara and Creator/RyoNaitou (Osaka prefecture); Creator/JunkoNoda (Naniwa-ku, Osaka City); Creator/YukiMatsuoka (Hirano-ku, Osaka City); Creator/MasayaOnosaka, Creator/KoichiTochika, Creator/YukoNagashima, Creator/ReikoTakagi, Creator/RisaHayamizu, Creator/FujikoTakimoto, Creator/RyoHorikawa, Creator/MitsuakiMadono, [[Creator/MaoIchimichi M.A.O]], Creator/KenjiroTsuda, Harumi Ikoma, Minako Arakawa, Creator/MichiyoYanagisawa, Creator/YurikoYamaguchi and Shuihei Sakaguchi (all from Osaka City), Creator/YuuSugimoto (Suita, Osaka Prefecture); Creator/HidenobuKiuchi, Creator/YukoMiyamura, Creator/KazuyaNakai and Creator/MinakoKotobuki (Kobe); Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Wakayama); Creator/KanaUeda and Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Nara); Creator/DaisukeKishio, Creator/MikakoKomatsu, Creator/YuiMakino and Crreator/Kazuhiro Yamaji (Mie); Natsuki Aikawa, Creator/NaomiShindo, Creator/RikiyaKoyama and Creator/KojiYusa (Kyoto), Creator/SatsukiYukino (Otsu, Shiga Prefecture).

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* Here is a list of voice actors and actresses that sometimes use the accent in their roles '''and''' are from the Kansai area: Creator/ShowHayami (Takasogo, Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/YuiIshikawa, Creator/KazutomiYamamoto, Creator/HideoIshikawa, Konomi Maeda and Creator/AyumiTsunematsu (Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu (Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture); Creator/AyaHisakawa (Kaizuka, Osaka prefecture); Creator/YumiHara and Creator/RyoNaitou (Osaka prefecture); Creator/JunkoNoda (Naniwa-ku, Osaka City); Creator/YukiMatsuoka (Hirano-ku, Osaka City); Creator/MasayaOnosaka, Creator/KoichiTochika, Creator/YukoNagashima, Creator/ReikoTakagi, Creator/RisaHayamizu, Creator/FujikoTakimoto, Creator/RyoHorikawa, Creator/MitsuakiMadono, [[Creator/MaoIchimichi M.A.O]], Creator/KenjiroTsuda, Harumi Ikoma, Minako Arakawa, Creator/MichiyoYanagisawa, Creator/YurikoYamaguchi and Shuihei Sakaguchi (all from Osaka City), Creator/YuuSugimoto (Suita, Osaka Prefecture); Creator/HidenobuKiuchi, Creator/YukoMiyamura, Creator/KazuyaNakai and Creator/MinakoKotobuki (Kobe); Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Wakayama); Creator/KanaUeda and Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Nara); Creator/DaisukeKishio, Creator/MikakoKomatsu, Creator/YuiMakino and Crreator/Kazuhiro Yamaji Crreator/KazuhiroYamaji (Mie); Natsuki Aikawa, Creator/NaomiShindo, Creator/RikiyaKoyama and Creator/KojiYusa (Kyoto), Creator/SatsukiYukino (Otsu, Shiga Prefecture).

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