I don't think this is the sort of thing we make categories for. --KilMichaelMcC 20:03, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm in favor of just deleting this one. --TVsGrady 21:20, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

I was just thinking to myself two days ago- "Gee, I wonder how many japanese TF's have Kansai accents?"

No, seriously, I was. Clearly I am in favor of this category. -Derik 19:19, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't know if using categories for it is ideal, but there definitely does need to be mention of unusual accents. For a lot of characters, they're as much characterisation as they'll ever get, and it's definitely the sort of thing the wiki should cover.

We've probably got enough to warrant a category for the Kansai dialect, but I don't know about others. Maybe folding this into a page on regional accents would be for the better. --Suki Brits 19:30, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I agree with Category: Regional accents, but it does seem like there are enough Kansai characters to keep this as-is as a subcategory of that. Also, cowboys. -Rotty 20:30, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
AFAIK, Kansai is one of the most frequently used anime accents. Unlike American accents which might mean a dozen different things (or simply be used to let one voice actor do multiple roles) a Kansai accent actually is shorthand for a very specific character trait due to some sort of historical association with joker/comedy relief characters. -Derik 21:11, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Derik for defending me from deletionists. Browning should go in here, too, but there seems to be no entry for him. Wheeljack (G1) also sometimes spoke in this dialect in the G1 dub, but I figured people would get pissed off if I put him in here. Evan1975 02:17, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


I think we need some kind of article on here, or a link to a suitable offsite page, about WTF the Kansai accent means. Is it the anime equivalent of cowboy talk or what? -hx 02:25, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

It's kind of hard to classify definitively. It's a regional accent and dialect (actually, a few of them), but it could be anything from midwest farmer to New Yorker to country hick, depending on where in Kansai we're talking. I think Tokyo denizens stereotypically consider Kansai to sound old-fashioned (since Kyoto, the former capital, is in the Kansai region) and kind of backwoods at the same time, but I could be mixing up old memories. I'd ask Fumihiko-san, but he's way busy with pre-BotCon prep right now. Might do to bring it up with him and/or his buddies come BotCon. Try to remember, 'cause I probably won't.--Apcog 03:06, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
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