This seriously makes me cringe every time I read it. Afin is not Australian, or whatever failed attempt at Austrlian you tried to make him. There is no Australia in PSO. Calling people "love" doesn't fit his personality, either. He refers to the main character as "aibou" which means partner or companion, because he/she is Afin's partner. "Mate" is a general term used by Aussies for friends and anyone they're friendly with can be referred to as mate.
I'm all for creativity, but this completely goes against his personality and character. Please, please fix this. It's the one complaint I have about this game.