Anime Characters Who Speak Japanese Dialects

January 1, 2021 8 Views

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In this video, I will talk about anime characters that speak Japanese dialects.

– Mitsuha from Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
– Sasha from Attack on Titan
– Anastasia from Re:Zero
– Touji from Evangelion
– Kagenui from the Monogatari Series

I also discuss Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium)

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  1. As you can see, dialects in anime sometimes play an important role. But these nuances are often lost in translation because dialects in different languages have different connotations.

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  2. I actually love the part where Sasha reverts back to her dialect. It's so much symbolism for me, like how it's like she touches back to her roots as a hunter when she aimed the bow, and then told Kaya to run. It's so good.

  3. I live in the Philippines and we also have a ton of dialects, about 200 dialects. I am from the main capital so I only speak Filipino(Standard language) we can still understand a few of the dialects as they only add a few new words but most have branched out so much they should be a language of their own.

  4. I find it quite odd that KyoAni chose to keep Hibike! Euphonium ultra authentic in terms of how the music sounds, but decided to forego the authenticity of how the language sounds. Even more strange that KyoAni, of all studios, did this, being a studio from Kyoto and having the prefecture's name in their name. I guess it must have been too much work to try to get the majority of the voice cast to have to speak in Kansai-ben.

  5. Hey Yuta, would you tell us how Hodaka from Weathering With You speaks japanese? Also, now that I understand that there are different pitch accents, should foreigners learn Tokyo Pitch accent? What if you live in Kyoto, Osaka or Kobe?