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Rei's Accent...?

Post by Starscream » Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:43 am

Watching through the "Starlight Tower" episode, I noticed that Rei says Usagi's name with a cute, nasal twang to it. Is this an accent the VA has, or something they added to the character? If the former, from what region is the accent?
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Post by Usagi04 » Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:47 pm

Maybe she has trouble saying Usagi's name, as least to me she does. 8)
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Post by Rainbow » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:29 pm

Which version are you watching? The American dub, the original Japanese show, or someone's fandub?

If it's the original, maybe Rei's voice actress was trying to sound like Luna, who has a nasal voice. Rei is kind of like Luna in some ways, too.
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Post by Starscream » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:16 pm

No, it's the original...Rei has this funny way of saying something like "U-sa-ngi", i.e., a really soft, nasal "g" rather than a hard one like the others. I find it adorable, personally ^^;
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Fry: "I refuse to testify on the grounds that my organs will be chopped up into a patty."
Judge: "Ah, the 67th Amendment."
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Post by Sakuya » Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:08 pm

I noticed it too! It's hard to imitate.

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Post by Celexa » Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:51 pm

I noticed that too! She says it rather often, so methinks it's the VA.

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Post by Tiff » Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:59 pm

Different parts of Tokyo have different dialects. Rei's accent is based upon where she lives or where she's from.
I love the way she says Usagi ^^ "Us-a-nii"

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Post by Usagi04 » Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:31 pm

That's just like country vs. city accents. :P
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Post by Vchan » Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:04 pm

*grin* I can do dead-on Tomizawa Michie. I'm not sure what dialect this is, but I've noticed this with all of Tomizawa's characters. It's not a Rei thing; this is the way she plays them all.
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Post by Starscream » Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:46 pm

Wow, thanks for all the information, everyone. 'Preciate it :)
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Fry: "I refuse to testify on the grounds that my organs will be chopped up into a patty."
Judge: "Ah, the 67th Amendment."
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Post by Ravynsoul90 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Isnt Naru suppose to have a bit of an accent too? I personally cant tell but can anyone else?
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Post by Cardcaptor Takato » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:49 am

Yes, Naru has an Osakan accent.
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Post by sailorperkytoot123 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:28 pm

Personally I love it when Rei calls Usagi's during the first movie when Usagi and Chibiusa crash through the window. She drags out the "gi" and it sorta rises in pitch as she says it. I always imitate it and over-exaggerate it to make it sound all opera-y.

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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:29 pm

Tiff wrote:Different parts of Tokyo have different dialects. Rei's accent is based upon where she lives or where she's from.
I love the way she says Usagi ^^ "Us-a-nii"
Tomizawa Michie's from Nagano.
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