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Posted 1/1/18
Does Crunchyroll have any anime that are good for learning Japanese? Trying to teach myself and am a rank beginner.
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Personally would say you're better off learning it in other ways as from my experience anime tend to talk very fast etc.

Theres good apps on your phone for it that are free.

I started on the phone app and now I can pick up basic phrases without subtitles being on
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Per Answerman at AnimeNewsNetwork:

learning the language from anime is a terrible idea.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-11-11/.108319
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Posted 1/1/18
I say that there no notable anime that will help you learn Japanese. Seriously, just go to college if you really wanna dedicate yourself to Japanese grammar. Watch anime for art, story, music or enjoyment.
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Any anime will do, just keep in mind that the dialog in anime isn't really how people talk in everyday life.

I think Kemono no Souja Erin is a good one for listening to/learning Japanese.

Top 5 Best Anime That Will Help You Learn Japanese
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Top 5 Anime to Help You Learn Japanese
http://www.japanesepod101.com/blog/2015/04/18/top-5-anime-to-help-you-learn-japanese/
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Watching anime is good to build your familiarity with Japanese sounds and will help you practice listening for particular phrases or vocabulary you are learning through another route. However, trying to learn Japanese solely through watching anime will probably take you decades.
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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18
I've expanded my vocabulary with anime, and it reinforces learning to hear the words a lot of times. Not really a 'learn-through-anime' option though, unless you were 1-3 years old when your brain was language starved and it was your main source of entertainment.

Ones that are fairly slow paced or kids shows I guess; I can only think of Polar Bear Cafe for a relaxed pace and Bonobono off the top of my head.

EDIT: One Piece actually has a very stable level of vocabulary with lots of repeated words, and the main characters enunciate well. The only time I really need to check subtitles is when new/strangely-speaking side characters appear or multiple people try to talk at once.
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Posted 1/3/18

sena3927 wrote:

Any anime will do, just keep in mind that the dialog in anime isn't really how people talk in everyday life.

I think Kemono no Souja Erin is a good one for listening to/learning Japanese.

Top 5 Best Anime That Will Help You Learn Japanese
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52DHpZ7fUrU

Top 5 Anime to Help You Learn Japanese
http://www.japanesepod101.com/blog/2015/04/18/top-5-anime-to-help-you-learn-japanese/


jpod is a terrible source for learning Japanese. they made elementary mistakes in their Japanese lessons.
trying to learn from anime is of course, also a bad idea, unless you know what you're doing (and not simply trying to learn by watching subbed anime). even then, the merits of using anime for learning is questionable at best.
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Posted 1/3/18
^ Risa is a native speaker, so her Youtube videos are just fine. And I'm not promoting Japanesepod, those happened to come up in a search. I like PuniPuniJapan.

You can totally start with or supplement your Japanese learning with anime. It's a good motivator, it's fun, and there are cultural references in anime. Kids shows are definitely a good idea:
https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-japanese-from-kids-anime/

You hear a lot of these expressions in anime:
Japanese Slang Jisho

This site is fun: http://anime-manga.jp/

There are books too, for example: https://www.amazon.com/Fluent-Japanese-Anime-Manga-Vocabulary-ebook/dp/B01HHB884E/
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Posted 1/3/18
I recommend learning a little on your own like how the grammar works and the characters but when I started learning I liked Fruits basket and toradora! Anything where they are talking about everyday life stuff is the best to start with :3
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Posted 1/5/18 , edited 1/5/18
if you are learning Japanese and want to use anime to help with the listening/speaking part, i would add a lot of Slice of life series on the list.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/genre/36/Slice_of_Life

I started out with series like Air, Kanon, Clannad, Barakamon, Binbou shimai, etc.. slice of life series are easy to understand for language learners



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my Japanese coach for ds and Rosetta Stone program is two of the best methods other than venturing to school. the fan dubbing of things aren't always the best, but if you watch enough cartoons you'll soon start to gasp it. that's why some programs go with just speaking and not written. best of luck on your adventure. and food for thought, I am not great with learning, but I have picked up a few words and phrases because they are repeated so much in cartoons.
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Posted 1/5/18

niotabunny wrote:
my Japanese coach for ds and Rosetta Stone program is two of the best methods other than venturing to school. the fan dubbing of things aren't always the best, but if you watch enough cartoons you'll soon start to gasp it. that's why some programs go with just speaking and not written. best of luck on your adventure. and food for thought, I am not great with learning, but I have picked up a few words and phrases because they are repeated so much in cartoons.


i have my Japanese Coach, and while it makes you feel you're learning fast, there's enough errors in it to not make it recommendable for someone starting to learn the language.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
To help you, watch a kids show. But you can't rely solely on it.
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