The Top 10 Anime Characters With Most Interesting Accent

When you watch anime, have you noticed an accent or way of speaking of the characters? Between 15 and 21 September, Charapedia held a slightly different poll, that is about anime characters with an interesting accent according to the otaku in Japan, with most of the respondents were teens and twenties audiences. Finding the anime characters with different accents in an anime title itself is not too difficult, especially for Japanese. Here are the complete results quoted from

1. Hattori Heiji (Detective Conan) / 573 votes

Hattori HeijiHattori Heiji is a high school detective from Osaka, titled Great Detective of the West. He visited Tokyo to test himself against Shinichi. Using his detective abilities, Heiji finally found out that Conan is the brains behind Mouri, and that Conan is in fact Shinichi. The two develop into good friends after that, working on cases together when the chance comes up. Oftentimes Heiji gets Conan into a tight spot by calling him Kudou in front of Ran, but using his puns, everything constantly seems okay. Heiji has a strong Kansai dialect and he cannot seem to speak standard Japanese since his accent can be so strong.

Hattori Heiji cap.

2. Tachibana Marika (Nisekoi) / 340 votes

Tachibana MarikaTachibana Marika transfers to Raku’s class and is announced as his fiancée; she holds a key that she feels will unlock Raku’s pendant, and is the most vocal about showing her love to Raku. She’s the daughter of the police chief, and has been in love with Raku for the past decade. She doesn’t be friends with Chitoge; she states she cannot stand girls with long hair although she also has long hair. She has a frail constitution; ten years prior, she was regularly visited by a young Raku, who brought her gifts and started a friendship with her. She used to speak in a rather vulgar mode but has attempted to correct her words after Raku had told her that he likes feminine girls with long hair.

Marika Tachibana Nendoroid
Marika Tachibana Figure Swimsuit ver.

3. Toujou Nozomi (Love Live!) / 331 votes

Toujou NozomiNozomi is Eri’s closest friend and the vice president of the school’s student council. She regularly advises μ’s and appears as wise. However, due to the way she punishes them (by grabbing their b00bs), she often looks like perverted. Despite this, she’s the eldest member of μ’s. She loves spiritual things like “power spots” and charms, although she’s most well known for her fortune-telling which she uses as her secret technique of easily fitting in any time she is forced to change environments. She also finds an interest in assisting the other girls whenever possible. Although not originally from the Kansai region, Nozomi speaks in a Kansai accent after having resided there for a couple years during her childhood. She’s fluent in several other languages too, including English.

Toujou Nozomi Premium Figure

4. Kunikida Hanamaru (Love Live! Sunshine) / 266 votes

Kunikida HanamaruA first year student, the daughter of a family who’s run a local temple for a long time. A fanatic of reading, she has a heavy fondness for Japanese literature. She is also a skilled singer, gaining her a spot in the choir. Soft and caring to people around her, but often finds herself going in circles anyway.

She has a distinctive verbal tic and accent, ending all of her sentences with “zura, ” along with using “ora” as a first-person pronoun to mention herself.

5. Lum (Urusei Yatsura) / 258 votes

LumLum is a really sweet, innocent, faithful, and good-natured girl but she can even be jealous and get an awfully hot tempered, constantly thanks to Ataru and his constant addiction of flirting. Lum is a beautiful Oni alien who is flying and producing electrical shocks.

Lum refers to herself in the first person as “uchi” and is prominent for commonly ending her sentences with “~datcha”. Any time used by itself, “datcha” means “Yes”.

Lum Urusei Yatsura Figure

6. Keroberos (Cardcaptor Sakura) / 227 votes

KeroberosKeroberos, nicknamed “Kero, ” is the designated guardian of the book which holds the Clow Cards. He is one of two mysterious creatures created by Clow Reed with the Clow Cards. Naturally, Keroberos is bossy, demanding, and gluttonous, but he also truly cares about Sakura and feels that she will become the next Master of the Clow as he behaves as her guide to gather the Cards.

As the Clow Cards had been in Osaka for many years, Keroberos speaks in the Osaka accent, which is well-known for its bare speech and unique slang.

Keroberos Plush Doll

7. Kasuga Ayumu (Azumanga Daioh) / 225 votes

Kasuga AyumuKasuga Ayumu is a transfer student from Osaka. Tomo, wanting her to behave like the stereotypical Osakan—loud, modern and fond of jokes—chose for her the nickname “Osaka”, even though Ayumu’s habit can’t be more different. Ayumu considers the name “slow” and “spacey”, but she lacking in the energy or motivation to fight it.

In the original English translation of the manga, her Kansai accent was performed as a Brooklyn dialect, which has many times been done for other anime characters with Osaka dialects.

8. Daiou Nikochan (Dr. Slump) / 179 votes

King NikochanKing Nikochan is the evil king of the Nikos, an evil, but lower, race of aliens. Comically, even though he is an alien, he speaks in Nagoya accent in the Japanese version while his servant doesn’t.

King Nikochan and his servant arrived at Earth after a long time of looking for a planet weak enough to conquer. He comes in when he attempts to conquer the earth and locates Arale Norimaki and Gatchan. He blows up Mars planning to get their attention, but the two play around the ship, not care.

9. Onizuka Hime (SKET Dance) / 159 votes

Onizuka Hime Hime Onizuka, or also more commonly called Himeko, is a member of the Sket Dan who wields a field hockey stick and has a love for Pelollipop Candy. Himeko is the violent “yankee”-girl by having a soft side for cute things.

She’s the fighter/ brawn to the Sket-Dan. In her past she was labeled as “Legendary Yankee Onihime (鬼姫)” which had become a symbol of “power and fear”. Himeko appears to now have “calmed down” from her times to be the Onihime and has become the second-chief to the Sket-Dan.

10. Yagami Hayate (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha) / 156 votes

Yagami Hayate Hayate is a sweet, kind-hearted orphan in a wheelchair who is the mistress of the Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter but is not aware that they’re causing trouble for other people.

Despite the fact that an original character, Hayate appeared to be based on Feng Lianfei (nicknamed ‘Len’) from Triangle Heart 3. Both characters have short hair, speak in Kansai accent, and they are good at cooking. She is voiced by Kana Ueda in a strong Kansai dialect.

Yagami Hayate Figure
Yagami Hayate Figure Chibi ver.

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