I recommend Wakfu for you Anime lovers! French with Eng Subs
It's an anime like show made in France using Flash Animation. A problem I've been having is finding shows in French I can be motivated to watch. This I enjoy since I watch so much damn anime (learning Japanese might not be so hard).
Anyone have other suggestions?
Pokemon is a great first show to watch totally in a foreign language. They have lots of episodes. They also often act out what they are doing. Almost everything they say is in the present tense. Lots of things are repeated. It is also reminiscence of shows I watched as a kid.
Another one you might like is avatar the last air bender. The first 2? 3? Seasons at my library has a French audio track.
I hate dubs though. I think it makes it deviate from how the creators intended it. Wakfu's original language is in French.
that's true, it's easy to learn Japanese if you watch anime, the big obstacle comes from trying to learn how to actually read/write (hiragana), might be easier than the Chinese symbols though