Japanese for Anime?
I have to admit I'm curious, How many people are learning Japanese to watch anime?
If you reach the level to watch animes or read mangas in Japanese, it's a source of practicing as good as any other ^^
Personally, I just want to read the newspaper or websites and get the JLPT N2. I can dream, right :D
Me! That and I really want to learn more about Japan and its culture and someday go there to learn more about my family, as I am half japanese.
Yeah, I've started learning Japanese because I thought it would be easy. Let me explain. Much of the difficulty of learning a new language when you don't live in a country where it is spoken regularly is finding ways to interact with the language. I already watch a boatload of anime so I'm interacting with the language everyday even if I don't understand much. I think this will help me in the long run. Eventually I want to be able to read Japanese detective novels and other literature.
Not having to look for anime subs would be nice but it's not my main reason for learning Japanese. I want to be able to read it, because anime usually already has easy-to-find subbed versions while there are lots of text stuff out there that aren't translated. I want to get good enough to translate for other people.
same here i will like to now what they say some times maybe we could be friend (=
Me! It's not just to watch anime since I became passionated about the culture but it comes from here
I'm learning nihongo because anime sparked initial interest but what motivates me isn't understanding anime without subtitles.
It's just that Japanese is a huge language with complicated grammar (English perspective) and so it's a challenge, if not Japanese I would've done Chinese but since I consume Japanese content regularly it's easier to do Japanese.
I believe to be a true cultured polyglot you should have a range of languages, for me it's spanish, japanese, russian, arabic and if my brain can handle more I'll do Mandarin.
Good luck with becoming a polyglot. Currently I only understand Spanish and I just started Japanese a few months ago but I one day hope to be a polyglot too. At the same time, I'm lazy so I might end up trying to learn more similar languages. For example, if I ever become fully fluent in Spanish, I'll probably pick up another romance language.
me! But also because I find Japan quite interesting (i've been there once) and my bf is japanese :D
Not gonna lie. But yeah pretty much. I just love anime and manga! (Especially BHNA actually)!
Mememe! Anime is my first love an I will never forget it...and of course thats what got me learning japanese. and then I realized that japanese food is AMAZING and the culture is so cool, and that kinda fueled my interest in the language.
Love your profile pic btw ;)
I'm a diehard fan of anime and manga. I just love anime and manga to the pieces.
English translation of manga comes out late, which is why I'm learning. So that I can read the raw version. To put it, "only anime" inspired me to learn the language. First few words I learnt from anime were "Nani", "Baka", "Hentai", "Arigatou", "Ohayo". :)
Also I want to visit Japan someday!
Actually I've started watching anime because I started learning Japanese. I see it as another form of exposure to the language.
Really enjoying Death Note at the moment. I still need subtitles but it's a great feeling when I pick up phrases and words here and there as I watch!
Hey I'm watching Death Note too! though it's the drama series that I'm watching at the moment and I've heard that there's like an anime series and a drama-movie-thing (which sucks, according the my bff) and them there's also the drama series, which isn't too bad. If you want subs, then I use a website called Crunchyroll.com which is really good for great anime and the latest ones and just generally amazing, awesome, life-giving ANIME!
lol, I'm. But the more I learn Japanese I realize I won't be able to understand what they're saying )))
About five years ago, anime was my first real exposure to the Japanese language, and that was when I realized what a beautiful-sounding language it is. I started to pick up words here and there, and at some point I started looking up the words I heard. One thing led to another, and now I'm studying every day and working to learn all 2000 jouyou kanji.
Nowadays when I watch my favorite anime, it's half because I want to enjoy the story, and half because it's a fun way to gauge my learning progress! I've also started reading the Chi's Sweet Home manga. I can understand about 60% of it without stopping to look things up!
I've got a long way to go, but for me anime and manga are great as both a learning tool and a reward for studying.
I'm mostly learning Japanese because I want to be able to read things in Japanese and understand what people are saying when they speak it. I really like Japan and I just think Japanese would be a cool language to learn. I'm interested in the culture and I really want to go to Japan someday. Despite my love for Japan though, I'm not that interested in anime and I don't watch it very often so I guess I'm not really learning it to watch anime.
YEA!Call me a weeb but i prefer to read things in its og language so nothing gets lost in translation!Annd akihabara looks so cool!
i'm fluent now because of watching lots of anime with japanese subtitles and making SRS flash cards from stuff i watch (: and also reading lots of raw manga. HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING THIS FOR ANYONE WHO ALREADY LOVES ANIME AND MANGA you can learn sooo much. the haters who say you can't don't know how to do it right.