Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

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Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:36 pm

TV tropes says Lilly's older sister Akira has a Kansai accent (indicated in the game by her manner of speech). So is there any explanation why only Akira has a Kansai accent?

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Post by Aura » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:47 pm

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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Csihar » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:56 pm

Well, as you probably already know, Kansai seems to be used a lot in Japanese media as kind of an all-purpose informal/"slangy" dialect regardless of where the character is actually from -- think of how a heavy New York or Boston accent sounds to English speakers and you'll get a good idea. Tokyo dialect (a.k.a. "official" Japanese), on the other hand, tends to sound more neutral and refined, again regardless of location. I remember hearing somewhere that the Haruhi series takes place in Kansai, but the characters still use Tokyo dialect just because they'd sound like a bunch of hoodlums otherwise.

There may also be a story-related reason for Akira's accent, of course, but hell if I know.
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Wokka » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:30 pm

Really can't remember if it's canon or someone's explanation for her personality, but I think I read that Lilly went to an all-girls boarding school before Yamaku. Places like that tend to stress manners, etiquette and proper speech.

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Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:44 pm

Yeah, I remembered Lilly went to an all-girls school, but I didn't think she'd lose her accent due to that. But if it was a kind of "ladies finishing school" that could explain it. If so, I'd like her to lapse back into Kansai-speak when she gets hot & heavy with Hisao...

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Post by TheHivemind » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:17 pm

Ha ha ha oh wow.

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Post by Caesius » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:35 pm

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:If so, I'd like her to lapse back into Kansai-speak when she gets hot & heavy with Hisao...
Golly gee, Hisao, you gots a tiny pecker, don'tcha? Don't worry; I'll treat it real nice and gentle-like. ;)
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Post by G3n0c1de » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:38 pm

Caesius wrote:Golly gee, Hisao, you gots a tiny pecker, don'tcha? Don't worry; I'll treat it real nice and gentle-like. ;)
Heh, a Southern Belle image actually fits Lilly. Though kansai could also be translated into a Boston or Bronx accent, as mentioned earlier. I shudder to think about Lilly talking like that.
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by ContinualNaba » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:31 am

I fail to see how this merits any discussion.
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Ozymil » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:33 am

Oooo, does that mean I can use Osaka's english dub as a point of reference for Akira?
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Caesius » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:50 am

HEY guess what, Lilly's adopted!


That's why she has a Western name and Akira doesn't!
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Post by DemonOfRandgris » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:20 am

Dude. Maybe Kenji wasn't too far off with the feminist conspiracy theories. This is deep.
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Wrench Wench » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:17 am

Caesius wrote:HEY guess what, Lilly's adopted!


That's why she has a Western name and Akira doesn't!
Nah her family is western but they just loved that movie Akira back when they had their first child. They couldn't think of a related name for Lily that didn't seem silly so they just went with a more normal name.

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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Csihar » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:37 am

Wrench Wench wrote:Nah her family is western but they just loved that movie Akira back when they had their first child. They couldn't think of a related name for Lily that didn't seem silly so they just went with a more normal name.
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Re: Lilly's vs. Akira's accent?

Post by Wrench Wench » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:39 am

Csihar wrote:
Wrench Wench wrote:Nah her family is western but they just loved that movie Akira back when they had their first child. They couldn't think of a related name for Lily that didn't seem silly so they just went with a more normal name.
Tetsuo...ko? Ara ara~
They wanted some sons. But instead had Lily. They were most disappointed, hence why she was sent away to an all girls school.

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