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Posted 3/14/18 , edited 3/15/18
So, I ran into a moment where subtitles on my favorite anime weren't available......... Luckily, I practice Japanese a lot, so I found it actually to be a great opportunity to test my skills in Japanese, and I actually learned a couple words after using context to figure some of the words out. Given how much I learned from doing this, I think I should do this more often....

The problem... Is I don't want to spoil good anime experiences by not being able to understand much of the anime (I'd rather have my experience watching an anime blind be one where I understand all the words said).

I'm fine watching anime blind without subs if it's one without good plot/story. So, any suggestions?
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Posted 3/14/18 , edited 3/15/18
Watch a comedy anime that has no plot to follow?
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sonic720 wrote:

Watch a comedy anime that has no plot to follow?


any good ones to suggest? I'm not good at deciding XD
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Posted 3/14/18 , edited 3/15/18

IkusaTakuma wrote:

any good ones to suggest? I'm not good at deciding XD


Well you can watch any ecchi over there, like My Wifeis the Student Council President or almost anything in the ecchi genre.
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Posted 3/30/18 , edited 3/30/18
It probably wouldn't help to point out shows on CR, since the subtitles are hardcoded so you can't remove the subs. Same with anything on HiDive. I noticed that Amazon Prime doesn't seem to be too consistent on their subs format, so occasionally you'll start an episode without realizing that the subs aren't on, so you have to turn on the closed captioning to see the subs. I watch 'After the Rain' without the captions when it happens like it was meant to happen. Funi you can remove the captions, but good luck with finding a show that isn't only in horific Funi dubs. Minami-ke you can watch in Japanese and shut the subs off without too much damage since it's slice of life.

Slice of life anime's would probably be your best bet if you want to understand what is going on without knowing all the vocabulary, since it's almost all conversational Japanese like you would expect of the genre. Your worst bet would be any of the light novel adaptions, with all of their BS magical/scientific terminology.

I think it might be a better option to pick a renai drama instead of an anime if the purpose is to challenge yourself to work away from the subtitle crutch. A lot of renai dramas are based on shojo manga, so the vocabulary is more or less approachable by native children. If you are working toward proficiency in understanding the language, renai dramas would derve better service to you.
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Posted 3/30/18 , edited 3/30/18

plaidypuss wrote:

It probably wouldn't help to point out shows on CR, since the subtitles are hardcoded so you can't remove the subs.


On any of the several separate device apps, this is true. But in a web browser player you can right-click while a vid is playing and turn them off for nearly all shows, except a few old series where the source materials to CR came that way. You have to do that for every episode, though, you can't configure a setting to remember or default to it.
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