In the given audio https://voca.ro/135zSkjYsgDP the girl is saying もう直ちゃん言い方 to 直ちゃん. It is about the 05:49 mark from 聲の形 if you watch it from the Bluray.

If I understand correctly the ちゃん shouldnt affect anything in this case: Pitch Accent for Honorifics.

I can't for the life of me hear whether this is atamadaka or heiban. I can convince myself it is both, so I'm wondering what people with trained ears hear this as. I know the audio is short, sorry about that.

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    Compare おじちゃん and あかちゃん here and see which sounds similar.
    – aguijonazo
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 9:09
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    @aguijonazo Smart strategy! To me, 赤ちゃん sounds closer, so it's atamadaka? The voice of the little girl is just very high in general so maybe that tripped me up.
    – firuvi
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 9:18

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It's atamadaka - sounds like なおちゃん{HLLLL}.

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