Favorite Netflix movies in Japanese?
I love to train my ear with movies or tv shows but I've been having a little trouble finding the right content (kids movies maybe?).
Do any of you have favorites that you would recommend watching to beef up basic conversational Japanese?
- J in San Diego
I don't think this is very educational but you could always watch Anime. its fun and you could watch it with subtitles. If you want some regular knowledge don't watch magical girl or gundum animes and stick to slice of life type of genre which usually has normal conversations to listen to. I hope this helps!
Here's a catalogue of movies/series on Netflix with good subtitles, sorted by language: http://languagelearningwithnetflix.com/catalogue.html
Also, here's a free extension that adds bilingual subs, pop-up dictionary, and improved playback control: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lln-language-learning-wit/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm
I'm not sure about Netflix, but I've heard that its good to watch children's shows because they teach the language just like how a kid in Japan would learn it. Shimajiro is one I've heard recommended a few times before, because it focuses specifically on learning, similar to Sesame Street. I think you can find episodes on Youtube. がんばって!
So far I have completed the Blue Exorcist and Case Closed anime on Netflix. Currently watching Naruto. I love them all.
Case Closed might have helped the most in my studies because it's a detective show, and it seems like they're in Tokyo so all of the vocabulary and dialogue transfers over to real life.