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How screwed would you be without subtitles in anime?
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heartaudio wrote:

I've been able to get the gist of conversations, so when I have watched raws, if the series is a SoL then usually I can understand the basics of what's being said. That's about it though, usually fantasy series, sci-fi or anything like Monogatari with heavy dialogue I'm quite lost.


Lol, I couldn't imagine watching something like Monogatari without subs.

I'd end up thinking it's just a long winded series where the MC tries to pursue his harem while occasionally assaulting lolis. (It is kind of what it is about but still).
Posted 9/30/14 , edited 10/1/14

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Then I'll go Korean.


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Oh VERY screwed up!! I like watching both as long as the anime is worth watching.
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I would do terribly. But for those who can't keep up reading subs, the subs are the least of their problems. They need to learn to read at a faster level.
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Maybe I would be very screwed? I could only understand some basic conversations and get an idea. if it was based on a manga then I could know what is going on and what they are saying.
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I don't speak a lick of Japanese, so I wouldn't really understand anything. I might be able to pick out a word here or there, but to actually understand a sentence is far beyond me.

Not that it really matters to me since I don't have a strong desire to learn Japanese anyway. Though I suppose that might sound odd to some lol
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watch dubs
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I am fairly new to learning Japanese and it would depend on the anime. If I were watching Naruto then it would be about 65-75 percent but if it were something like Love Live School Idol Project then it would be 10-20 percent. (I am learning Japanese through the Japanese Through Anime program which uses mainly Naruto as a base for vocabulary)
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yeah no
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Would be interesting to say the least. I know basic Japanese and would pick up on most things from context, but if it is verbose I can forget about understanding everything. Slice of life shows would not change though, those are very easy to pick up on without subs.
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I've been watching anime for 10 years now (all subbed with the exception of a few titles). The only Japanese I've formally learnt in the past has been numbers, the family tree (relatives), honorifics and Hiragana.

Regardless, if I look away from my screen for a minute, just like OP, I can understand a majority of what has been said - perhaps not 90% like OP, but roughly 75%.
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Considering I tend to watch dialogue heavy shows and know only a few words of Japanese, I'd be very screwed. I'd basically be limited to Tom and Jerry style shows where dialogue is rare and doesn't really matter.
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Vodash wrote:


heartaudio wrote:

I've been able to get the gist of conversations, so when I have watched raws, if the series is a SoL then usually I can understand the basics of what's being said. That's about it though, usually fantasy series, sci-fi or anything like Monogatari with heavy dialogue I'm quite lost.


Lol, I couldn't imagine watching something like Monogatari without subs.

I'd end up thinking it's just a long winded series where the MC tries to pursue his harem while occasionally assaulting lolis. (It is kind of what it is about but still).


Yeah I agree! Haha that pretty much what it is, and I probably would come to the same conclusion. Some trippy supernatural harem wherein fanservice is perspective. Maybe one day I shall have the ear to comprehend all that is Monogatari without subtitles. One day being many years!
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I'd suck at it for a while but I know I'd watch enough and study enough that I might actually be able to speak reasonably good Japanese....

after a while...

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No subs? Then watch dub.
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