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Does watching subbed anime help you in life?
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Just a curious thought I had recently.I figured after all the subbed anime that I've watched maybe I have subconsciously learned how to read faster and much more efficiently in general. Also I feel watching these shows may help in other areas as well. Does anyone agree or have any input on improvements they have seen from watching subbed anime?

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It has definitely helped me read faster and/or improved my ability to compartmentalize speech patterns and verbosity. Also, I'm more likely now to go to a Foreign film that is subtitles than I was, say, 5 or 6 years ago.

Nothing else other than that. I was kind of hoping that reading subtitles for years would allow me to see through clothing, but alas...
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Posted 6/2/13

audi101 wrote:

Just a curious thought I had recently.I figured after all the subbed anime that I've watched maybe I have subconsciously learned how to read faster and much more efficiently in general. Also I feel watching these shows may help in other areas as well. Does anyone agree or have any input on improvements they have seen from watching subbed anime?

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Those who read subtitles tend to be avid readers. If you find yourself reading quicker it's because you are recognizing word patterns much quicker. Reading will certainly help with other areas of learning.
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I don't believe it has contributed to anything.

I think that in order to gain benefits from reading, one actually has to pay attention to what he/she's reading and reflect on those readings.


I usually watch anime while playing some MMO game, killing things in a dungeon.
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Posted 6/2/13
I have noticed I can read significantly faster than I had before I really got into anime.
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I guess I can read faster but other than that, no.
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I already read very fast. I don't think anime improved it.
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Not really. Sometimes I have to pause the video. I can read fast but that doesn't mean I comprehended what I just read.
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Any skill you practice frequently will improve over time, and reading (subtitles) is no different. Reading is reading whether it's on a screen or in a book.

My son (age 7) has always had a thing for subtitles (likely because I do; I prefer to have them on even when not watching anime.) Not only can he watch anime AND read the subtitles simultaneously better than quite a few adults I know, he also happens to have the highest reading level in his grade two years running. Whether you choose to view it as the causative action or the result is up to you.

I was a fast reader prior to anime, but it did take me at least /some/ effort when I first started watching subs to read and still be able to watch the show, never mind putting the pictures and words together to know wtf I just watched. Fast forward over a decade and reading subtitles is second-nature to me, requiring no more effort than a show in English.

So my answer is yes, over time it can increase reading speed and decrease the amount of effort needed to read, watch, and process a story cohesively.
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I'm similar to Ink-e, I'm already an extremely fast reader, so I don't think it has really helped me there. But being a fast reader and/or being able to comprehend what is being said does make watching an anime more enjoyable. Don't think I have ever paused a subbed anime that I was actively watching cause I didn't catch what was said.

Watching subbed anime has helped me learn a little bit of Japanese though, or at least recognize things when I hear them. Am I fluent? No, not by a long shot. Can I read it? No, not even close. But if I were to hear it, I would be able to eek out the gist of what was being said probably.
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Yeah i'm pretty sure it increased my ability to read faster than before and more accurately, though i was fast to begin with. i also learned a bit of Japanese
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Don't really think so, but then again, my eyesight's pretty bad so I suppose that's not surprising.

It has made me more open to watching subtitled stuff though. About 2 or 3 years ago I would avoid anything subtitled like the plague, but now it's not so bad anymore. But I can only watch subbed stuff on my laptop anyway, since as I said, my eyesight is really bad lol.

For the average person, it might increase reading / comprehension speed though maybe? Perhaps someone has done some studies in this area.
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I would say yes, it's helped me improve my listening comprehension of Japanese and made me more open to hearing things in general in other languages.

As for studies, well there's one interesting news report on just that subject here:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/09/19/watch_and_learn/
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kardonius wrote:

I would say yes, it's helped me improve my listening comprehension of Japanese and made me more open to hearing things in general in other languages.

As for studies, well there's one interesting news report on just that subject here:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/09/19/watch_and_learn/


Wow that's pretty interesting, I didnt know a study was actually done on this subject and it seems to be in favor of subtitles as well. Excellent find.
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No, I've always been a pretty fast reader. But I have had friends struggle to keep up sometimes, so I guess it's a plus if you can keep up.

Watching subbed anime has helped me learn a little bit of Japanese though, or at least recognize things when I hear them. Am I fluent? No, not by a long shot. Can I read it? No, not even close. But if I were to hear it, I would be able to eek out the gist of what was being said probably.

^^ same
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