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Jan 22, 2018 7:04 AM

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I'm just curious and couldn't find any information on the internet. Hayate's accent or at least, the way she finishes statements is noticably different from everyone else.

What IS that dialect? I don't really know enough about the Japanese language to make that distinction, but it's plain to hear - unless it just happens to be one of those weird tic's that anime likes to add, a la Naruto and One Piece.

So, is this accent an actual Japanese dialect, and if so what is it?
Feb 2, 2018 6:18 AM

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VeggyZ said:
So, is this accent an actual Japanese dialect, and if so what is it?

Hayate speaks with a very strong Kansai-ben.

Osaka-ben and Kansai-ben are actually quite common in anime, especially slice-of-life. You are probably only noticing it now because Hayate's seiyuu really emphasized it with her character.
For reference:
Feb 4, 2018 2:35 AM

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I've definitely heard them before, such as Aoi from Zettai Karen Children and Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga from Azumanga Daioh ...but with Hayate it's far more pronounced than most than I think I've heard anywhere. (well, or I just noticed it more...) So much so that I wasn't sure if that was it, heh.

Thanks for the answer, it was sorta driving me crazy even though I had my suspicions that this is what it was ;)

Haha, and now that I click your link I see that very example, Azumanga! One of the forebears of slice-of-life anime...! Always classy. I think the reason I didn't make the distinction of it's similarities with "Osaka" is because I may have figured it was less an accent and more that she's just a little "special" ..."spacey" ... it's sort of adorable from a character like her or Hayate.
Modified by VeggyZ, Feb 4, 2018 2:39 AM