In this group, be yourself! Cosplayers, anime artists, furries, ANYONE! I love everybody! Also, if your looking fir some friends on dulingo Come here! My "name" is Kitsune! Aka, fox in japanese! Im 15 and looking for some people to inspire! HOPE TO GO TO JAPAN SOMEDAY! <3 UBU!✌ Some things i enjoy are friends, piano, singing, YTing(and yes i do have a channel) "Pinkish" or yiu might have to type jassycorns! I LOVE ANIME, MANGA, AND JAPAN
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Anybody else learning the language so they can read all dem untranslated yaoi doijinshis in their original language...?
Just me...? ... Okay.
Honestly, i want to learn it so i can go to japan and know how to communicate, but also, trying to watch an anime with out translation is quite annoying
Yesterday i´ve watched episode 2 and 3 of the second season, and i enjoyed, that the mood is becoming darker and a little more creepy ^w^
Well, I'm gonna' assume that Pinkukitsune is not posting a question of the day today, so, ( I really hope you don't mind me posting your question of the day!) I'm gonna' ask the question! and it issssssss...( drumroll please)
what was the moment you decided you wanted to learn japanese? I know that its kinda' hard to pinpoint, but give it a shot!
mine was one day, I heard about how great it is to watch anime without subtitles ( back when a good english dub was a rarity!) , but it could possibly be traced back to a long time ago, when I wanted a way to pour my feelings into a journal without anyone else being able to read it!
P.S, Please you guys, keep this post alive! I love having a lighthearted question to look forward to answering every day!
I don't know or remember if I had a specific instant when I realized I wanted to learn it, but I have a few special moments in mind! I started watching anime in 7th grade, and soon after began memorizing song lyrics from anime like Mermaid Melody and Shugo Chara. When I was in the 8th grade, my Social Studies (History) teacher told the class he would teach us Japanese, and I got so excited! I definitely wanted to learn it (moment #1). He ended up not doing so, (understandable due to time constraints and the massive amount of time needed to learn any language) and I was really disappointed because I had believed him. He did give us handouts for hiragana and katakana though. :) I practiced writing a few Pokémon names but forgot most of the kana soon after.
As I watched more anime with my best friend and sister, I came across shows that were not fully subbed, like Doki Doki School Hours and Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu. In some cases, the English fansubs were so bad that I, a native speaker of English, couldn't understand what most of them were trying to say. This was the first time that language inability kept me from being able to do something I really wanted to do. The thought of having the freedom to just.. consume any Japanese media, unrestricted, was deliciously enticing (moment #2).
So I wanted to learn Japanese, but I didn't know if or when I would be able to. I wasn't motivated enough to try to self-study in any organized way. I just continued memorizing songs and picking up useful phrases and random vocabulary from anime, and eventually could get the gist of a good amount of spoken Japanese in anime even without a translation.
Two years into university, I realized I needed more credits to graduate but already had the requirements for my major and minor accounted for. In other words, I had the freedom to take any class I wanted--actually, five classes. My heart swelled with joy at the realization that I could take advantage of the Japanese classes offered by my university, because I had wanted to take them but thought I wouldn't have the opportunity (moment #3). I took four classes and it was one of the best parts of my entire college experience. I relished every class, enjoyed the homework, marveled at how surreal it was to understand every word my teachers said in Japanese (they spoke very little English during instruction), and made some good friends in class and in Japan Club. I still have my beloved Genki I and II textbooks, which I highly recommend. I had to put my studies on hiatus for a couple years thereafter, so I'd gotten pretty rusty, but Duolingo is helping me a lot to refresh!
Thanks for the great question!
I´m not sure, but maybe 4 years ago, my aunt asked me, what i would like to have for christmas, and i asked for a japanese-learning-book. So to this time i had the wish to learn it, but i didnt learned much from the book. Last year, after finishing the school, i took a japanese-beginners-cours. From then i knowed Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji. Now i want to learn more phrases and sentence structure with Duo. Maybe i have the same luck as RainbowEevee and can learn some japanese at university, because next year i have to make a course that is not in my faculty. And yes, it would be so great to watch anime without subtitles, understand the lyrics of songs (i mean mor than just ›world, future, god, flower and please‹) and play japanese games.
YEYAH! man I just LOVE you guys' optimism! P.S, Eevee is like my favorite pokemon! PPS, welcome back, Pinku, I missed ya! good luck in college, guys!
Aww i missed you too! And evee is my favorite as well! Because she resembles a fox
Actually, my username is "pinkfox" in japanese!! Because I am phsyco for both pink and fox!
Omg thank you sooo much! You guys are totally allowed to ask the questions! This is why i apreciate you all!
Hey, to start off today, anybody read any new Mangas lately? If so tell me!
@Pinkukitsune Jojos Bizzares Adventure https://www.crunchyroll.com/jojos-bizarre-adventure If you want to watch the first episode you can use this guest pass: http://www.crunchyroll.com/guest_pass?code=U6MF6D8ESLY So you can use Crunchyroll for free for 48 hours. (i never used them before, so i hope they work)
@xemily.johnsonx i have to admit, i don´t really get it. I have watched the first half of the first season, the protagonist is to boring in my opinion, and all charakters are captain obvious. But i don´t want to offend your taste. Maybe such manly series are just not my thing.
Lately i read the last volume of Black Butler and Tokyo Ghoul: Re. Has someone watched "The promised neverland" from this winter season °.°? It's A thrilling show!
I hope you don´t mind a question but, do you all have a reason for the languages that you choose? In my case: Japanese because of the japanese culture, Anime and Manga
French, because almost everybody in my country learned french as a second language in school, but we had russian. So i´m a bit unsecure when anything french-related appears XD
Romanian because i will have it for a half year in a subsidiary subject, so it is better to be prepared :)
That was a great question! I love learning japanese, because the culture, place and art is just naturally beautiful, but anime is what really got me started!
I have learned french before, because it is so elegant and fun to speak, however when i relogged in to Dulingo, i decided to learn one lanuage at a time rather than two
I love your positivity I love Japanese and japan but.....it’s to hard so I gave you a lingot and hope you go to Japan and I followed you so I going to study Spanish so bye
Aww! You are so sweet! Thank you so much, and i hope you learn a lot in spanish, it is a very beautiful launguage and i hope to hear from you again!
ughh i really wanna watch anime but i never get around to doing it.... and there's so much anime to watch! maybe one day i'll finally spend 25 hours binging anime or something.
you're probably gonna' need more than 25 hours, bub. and Im only talking' for mainstream anime!
Guess what.... I'm back with another QUESTION OF THE DAY!
how many anime items do you own? (Books, bedding, action figures, ect. ect.) And which items are your favorite? I have about 13! And my favorite is my hatsune miku blanket! Which is my profile pic as well! Love you all!
I have like 100 volumes of manga lying around. And a small Dragon Ball pillow. Not a big fan of "gadgets" like figurines. XD My favourite must be my little collection of "Water Dragon's Bride" manga (Suijin no Hanayome), I love the story and the art. :D
whoa, dats' a nice blanket!
I don't have very many Anime related items, but i do have a good amount of japanese things! but for my favorite anime items, I'd have to say my non non biyori mangas, and my sword art online novel. ( Book 1).....what? I like to read!
Great question °w°! I have almost 140 manga volumes, some coffee-cups with motives from Anime, a black-rock shooter mousepad (my old one was with L), a big and a small Nemuneko, an autograph of Takeshi Obata, some buttons and posters and a Black Butler phone case.
I think the most valuable is the autograph, but my favorite is my L-necklace (it looks like the letter, of this type) because i weared it every day for years now. Non-Animefans think it´s just some pretty sign but some animefans notice it, and so it is easyer to come in contact.
Miku is great^^ Is she your favorite Vocaloid?
QUESTION OF THE DAY!
What is the saddest, worst, and best anime you have ever seen? GO!
Your lie in april, spoons, and citrus!
Best: Boku no Pico 2 Worst: Boku no Pico 3 Saddest: Boku no Pico 1
sorry, pinku, I'm late! Worst: I have to agree with dragonBonita, Its Boku no pico. saddest: Kotoura san. Best: ? a toss-up between kotoura san, haganai, made in abyss, and mayo chiki. yes, I know, I have weird tastes.
P.S, I made it about half-way through the first episode of citrus, and I have to say, that might be a contender, too.
EDIT: Also kill me baby is great!
I´m also really late ^_-;... ok saddest is maybe ›Zankyo no Terror‹ or ›Banana Fish‹, because they made me cry the most. Badest ist difficult, because i don´t watch bad series until the end, but i have to admit that i hate the ›endless 8‹-episodes of ›The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‹. I think the objectively best was ›Psycho Pass‹ :)
ahh, the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I never finished that series, but I DO love the opening theme!
cracked out a new volume of 'non non biyori'!
also the 'sword art' original novel. it is WONDERFUL!
Ooh! That sound cool, my all time favorite anime is hatsune miku' and sailor moon! Has anyone ever watched death note? The ending made me cry! Ooh! Or your lie in april
I hope the next season will come soon ^-^ But it´s wise to read the manga. In the most cases, it tells more about the story and the characters. But there are so many, without an anime-adaption, that i have to read OoO!
I apologize for not responding so quick! So todays question!
Who is your favorite anime character, and why?
My favorite is Sailor Moon, because she is very strong and powerful! However, can be such a crybaby like me LOL!
( Yah, keep this thread ALIIIIIVE!)
my favorite character right now is Miyauchi Renge from Non Non Biyori!
also the quiet, book-reading girl from the melancholy of harsuhi suzumiya, I forgot her name, but I love how she is always dead serious!
P.S: i don't know if this counts also, but lili from 'How to be an adventurer'. ( AKA. Danmachi abridged)
I love Raphtalia from The Rising of the shield hero! I feel like she somewhat is like me in certain ways. she's loyal, sweet ,and caring and strong such a lovable character!
I have always seen myself as a sailor moon! Because of her caring ways, wild emotions, and strong will to savebthe people she loves!
Not easy ^o^ I used to love L from Death Note, but now the series is not very present for me. I also think all characters from Psycho Pass are very well written. So Akane Tsunemori from there, has a great character developement and Shogo Makishima is my favorite antagonist of all time, because you love and hate him at the same time. He is extremly comprehensible and cruel. I also like Haruhi Fujiyoka from Ouran Highschool Host Club, because she is calm, kind, cool, intelligent and open minded. And i love the english voice of Sebastian in Black Butler.
But i want to thank all of you for coming on this little group chat! You guys are so respectful and loyal! And i apreciate it!
Hey guys! not to get serious or anything, but do you ever feel like no one really likes you? Or just not fit in? I've just felt that way a lot, I've been very insecure and haven't been liking my high school experience so far. I'm only a freshman, but i just don't know what to do anymore, duolingo is the only thing that i can fit into. Can you give me any tips? I truthfully am a very insecure person :)
I felt like that in the age around 15-18. For some, and not few people in adolescence, it can be like that. It can be a part of growing up, but that makes it not less serious, because it can lead to depression and longer lasting problems, like unsecurity in your adult-life. ( but it don´t have to be that bad, to be important for you:)
So, if you have friends, try to spend time them, because good memorys make happy. The most people say, you shoul talk with them about your problems, and i think thats a good idea, if you trust them. Buts thats easier said than done.
If it is not that easy to spend time with people that you like, a good hobby (such like anime) can help. But more than that: creativity, because what you make by yourself lasts longer. But i think sooner or later almost all humans need sociality. So i really liked anime-conventions. It is easy to speak with the people there, they give free hugs and you can get contacts. I think your insecurity will become less with the time. You have to try things for your self out, and experience what you´re comfortable with...i know, very vague ^_-;
But important (just in case); if you ever feel really bad, and you think you can´t talk about it with your parents/siblings/friends, there are diffrent types of neutral and/or professional help. In many places there is something like a phone-help, that you can talk to. Talking to someone really helps. Some schools also have something like a school-psychologist or a teacher for that, but i can understand if thats not the right thing for you. If the phone pastoral care or the teacher recommend it, or you have the feeling it would be the right thing, you also can go the a psychotherapist. A younger fried of mine is also in treatment. You don´t have to be suicidal to need help. But if you ever have the feeling, that there is no future for you (that also don´t have to be in a suicide-like way. You can also be ›dead inside‹) please really search help. In my opinion a psychotherapist is the best choice, if you dont trust the people you know. But i really hope it will not become this bad.
Sorry, if this was too serious ^_-; But i think it is better to write too much, to a person who doesn´t need all of that, than too less to a person, that really needed it.
Thank you so much! There's only one problem, well actually two. Number one I don't own a phone, and number two my friends, well some of them are the problem. Oh, actually there is a third one, another thing is I can't really talk to my friends about it because some of them I've tried but don't really understand and as much as I try and I appreciate their help, they don't give me the exact help that I need, or that I'm looking 4.
I don't own a phone either. and Im sixteen!
And don't worry about feeling suicidal, either. I went through two or three years, where every once in a while I would sit down and stare at a shard of glass that I would think of cutting my wrist with, ( even though that would have been an inefficient and painful way to die, I think) I also probably went slightly crazy I think, and just might have a small case of schizophrenia. I have since learned to stop caring about the negative things people say, and am now a happy ( and still slightly crazy ) guy!
P.S, not really joking about the schitzo thing. I have a stuffed penguin, weasel, and panda ( named Penny, Ruth, and Yui/Yumi) and I regularly have conversations with them, and they usually have different opinions than me! Like I said, I ignore negative comments ( mostly ) so if you don't like my broken personality, then too bad... no offense!
Dude! Dont take this weirdly, but i would talk to my dolls up untill 8th grade! I was lonley though so they were the only friends i had LOL! But i swear im not crazy!
And are you kidding? I LOVE YOU!!! You are so funny, and sweet, and an amazing person to be aro7nd! Dont ever think bad things of yourself! If you cant find them now, then just know there are people (like me ) who like that!! No matter how twisted!! I THINK THAT ABOUT ALL OF YOU!!!
That actually helped a lot, i will admit that i have felt suicidal before that is why I try to make shots like these excavation point to make others feel accepted who don't normally feel accepted in the real world, or real life. I want everybody to know that even though I don't feel accepted myself I accept others no matter what I don't care who they are the outside only on the inside. I will look into some online help tomorrow while I'm at school, thank you so much for your support! It really is nice can you talk to people that may or may not have gone through this stuff, but either or still out there to help me!
Sry that i´m always answering that late ^_-; (I think we have some sort of time difference. Every time when i read your messages i´m very tired or it´s morning and i have to go xD)
@Pinkukitsune I think thats maybe the problem with friends. In the most cases, they just want the best, but they are not that much wiser than you or have more experience (in this case maybe less). I can understand that it is sometimes even more frustrating when someone knows, that you have problems, but doesn´t understand it (or just does nothing), than when nobody knows it. So it is good, that your searching for online help ^-^. I think not-talking is painful (but i just know my own brain, so nothing i say has to be 100% right for you).
@N.u.N Wow, i think it´s brave, that you talk about it °o°! I´m sometimes worried, how i should respond, if my flatmate hears me (through the walls) talking , when nobody is there. I mean, even soliloquizing (is that the correct word o.o?) is seen as strange, while it´s proven, that thats actually good for remembering things. All in all i have the opinion, that something is not "ill" if it´s not hurting you or others. I really like your way of writing^-^! And yes, i go to Anime-Conventions every year now. I also do cosplays (not super-good ones, but it is fun^^)
I would love to dress up in a full-body Grinch-style suit, you know, like a mascot, and just walk around and act like a different person!
for real?! I'm homeschooled, so I have litteraly like 1 friend that I only get to see maybe once a month!
most of my family doesn't understand my slight obsession with all things japanese, plus, I'm an indoor person. I'v been very interested in game design, character creation and development, and writing, so I'm a very....ehhhh, DIFFERENT kind of person. my family has a tendency to unknowingly say something that hurts my feelings at a deep level, I've even had one or two emotional ( yet silent ) breakdowns! But I also like being different, because I know that any friends I do make, they're real. plus I am very slightly over-happy. ( I have a twisted sense of humor. )
I don't know If you're a guy or a girl, Im assuming you're a girl, but just in case, I'm gonna' use the term 'Bro' in a gender-neutral way.
what I'm trying' to say Is...
You ain't alone, Bro.
( sorry, that got a little 'emotional rant' like, didn't it? whoops.
Omg no you're cool! You are a lot (A LOT) like me! And yes! I am 100% female!
Hey Pinku, is there any way we can like, exchange emails, or something? I think we could be... how should I say this... Net-friends!
Also, I hate to have to ask you this, but are you a boy or a girl? ( not that it would make a difference to our friendship! )
EDIT: Never mind about the ' are you a girl' question, I figured it out!
Haha! I think i can give you my email! I just dont want to put this to the public others you know? But, iill be more than happy to give it too you!
you know, just in case you don't get my username, they're, just my initials, kay'?