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It appears that the character is limited to Katakana. Is the character used in writing Hiragana and Kanji?

  • With kanji, it becomes dangerous to confuse with 一{いち}. – Alexander Z. Jul 28 '18 at 18:46
  • Placement is the key, probably why not commonly used with kanji or hiragana. – JACK Jul 28 '18 at 18:54
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You're right that it is normally used in katakana, but it can sometimes be used in hiragana words, as a point of emphasis, to lengthen a sound more than it normally would be:

うぜー
かわいいー
なのだー

You can add it to い adjectives. Otherwise, the word in question is generally written out in hiragana rather than in kanji, but it is apparently alright to add it directly to a kanji for emphasis or silliness:

長いー
大きいー
怖いー

馬ー鹿ー!

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