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Posted 3/18/08 , edited 3/24/08
I do know that each of one us had a reason to learn Japaneses .. how did it happen ? tell us the story !


my story:

8 years ago, my best friend was the first to mention " anime" to me .. i didn't care much, then another coincidence was from my sister's husband, who also watches "anime" lols .. Then i was a bit interested and watched " Trigun" which i loved very much .. The language sounded interesting to me and i liked it .. afterwards i got busy with life again and was busy in my own stuff .. afterwards, i saw " dragonball z" on tv lol and i had a crush on the greeny guy piccolo .. i can't believe that lolssss , which got me interested again .. then my bro made me watch the drama " hana yori dango" now that was the HIT , i lost it and fell in love with japanese dramas since that day ( fell for jun too ) .. since then i kept bugging brother to find me more nice dramas .. then he made me watch " my delightful girl " which made me fall in love with " uhm tae woong" and till now, i am a loyal fan to him and i found this site through a friend and got addicted to it . I love japanese , korean language .. love 'em for sure !!

that's my reason , I've gotten used to the language soo much that i want to learn it myself ..
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Posted 3/20/08
I had always liked anime when i was growing up but I was never what you would consider to be an otaku.

My desire to learn Japanese was more of a desire to do something different and unique, something no one else would think to do. This came about when I realized I was wasting my life away playing World of Warcraft. I found that I really, really enjoyed the Japanese language and then I discovered fansubbed anime and became the otaku you see today :p
Posted 3/21/08
i want to be able to watch the raw episodes thats why i want to learn Japanese. and one day i will move to Japan.
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Posted 3/23/08
Kudos to DBFJWK & CH0B1TS .. you both are awesome and hopefully all of us will be speaking Japanese in no time ! go for it !
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Posted 3/23/08
i forgot how ot beagan....but....i think....at school these girls bringed the ultra maniac manga to school....i really liked the cover page.... (i know weird).......i wrote the name down and searched for it.....i searched for it in google and youtube....i watched the first episode of it and i did not like it at all....i didnt even know that it was anime!!!!after thath i watched episode 41 of sailor moon for the fisrt time....i just exidently clicked it and then watched it....then again i went back and watched ultra maniac again.....i liked it...so i kept watching it.....i liked it so much that when i heard that they are bieng removed from youtube i cried all the day! :tears:.....after month it was the only thing i thought about..... and then i found voeh...so then i searched and watched all the episodes there..... after that.....i loved to watch anime...but still didnt know it was anime after that i watched CCS,kamichama karin,daa!daa!daa!,ect. for daa!daa!daa!...i could not find all the episodes....so i searched in google....i found crunchyroll.com....i went in and signed in.....and now its been a year since i am a memmber of here.,..oh ya....now i think i know what anime means! i am happy that i watch anime right now....

well.....that was my story....!
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Posted 3/23/08
wow interesting path you went through to like anime ! I guess i will rely on you when it comes to anime F9A9101 .. Kudos to your story !
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The 1st anime I watch was Pokemon but I didn't really know it was call anime.I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT ANIME IS!!!One day I was reading some Pokemon fanfiction and while viewing people's profile I keep seeing this "anime" stuff and "Bleach,Naruto,Chobit,FMA..." and stuff like that.I watch Chobit first and I thought it was nasty but I like the language.I found out that it was Japanese.After finish Chobit I move on to other anime.Few week later I notice a lot of Japanese stuff around me.And the more i watch anime the more I wanna know about
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Posted 3/24/08
come to think of it lol i am like you ! I loved pokemon and had no idea it was called anime .. used to call it cartoon only .. yeah it's interesting with the flowing creativity that's coming out from Japan .. glad to see that .. I hope we will provide you with everything you need to learn Japanese .. We're trying our best .. ^___^
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Posted 3/28/08
I just always loved Asia, then it restricted only to Japan^^
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Posted 3/28/08

Nice way of putting it
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Posted 5/5/08
lyk many ova ppl anime
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well i read a lot of manga during my high school.....ofcoz my tomodachi introduce them to me....n...i listen to japanese songs thats make me eager to learn more...n actually d most of all i really luv to learn different language..although...im not fluent in it but i'll try
to learn it....i learn japanese now ...i learn by listening to songs....watching anime....watching jdoramas...thats make me feel enjoy learning it...i do sms with my frends in nihon go too...so we help each other.....n d first song will d ultraman song but seriously that was when i was a kid...i wasnt interested in japanese that time...my dad bought a japanese musician album..KITARO...

omg wat am i write here?....emm ok ill stop ..
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Posted 5/9/08 , edited 5/9/08
I too, watched Pokemon. I had no clue it was "Anime" until after my friend introduced me to Bleach. This is when they only had 40 eps *Bleach is now up to like 170*. Then they told me that Pokemon was Anime and I was like, "What?" And they explained it. Amazing how I didn't know what Anime was, even though im Japanese lol. Then, after watching several eps of Bleach, my mom was like "What are you watching?" Saw it, and got addicted to Anime once again *Shes 47.* Shes trying to teach me Jap, but has very little time around this time of the year.
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Posted 5/12/08
during grade school years, i was so in love with the anime sailormoon. but since it was in our language [filipino], i didn't actually appreciate the japanese language itself, though i started enjoying animes and stuff.

it wasn't until my first year of college that i was "formally" introduced to the culture. a friend also introduced me to l'arc-en-ciel and i instantly fell in love with hyde. his way of singing was so sugoi that i didn't want to rely anymore on mere translations just to understand his songs. i then decided to learn the language. unfortunately, my parents wouldn't pay for the formal lessons and so, i started to buy dictionaries and other references to learn on my own. now, i can understand little by little. :)

minna-san, tagai ni tasukeyou yo~!
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