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Not at all. I could take Japanese classes at my school, but I would never use it and it would probably be a waste of time.
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what's tokusatsu? some type of food?
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Only some words. I can't make a sentence. If I go to Japan then I'll learn how to speak, read, and write it but that happening is slim.
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Not really. I can speak a teeny tiny bit of it, and that is just because I took a Japanese class for like two days then I dropped it due to public speaking issues
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namealreadytaken wrote:

what's tokusatsu? some type of food? :D


LOL Not exactly. Tokusatsu, meaning special effects, is the term for any Japanese live action television that uses special effects and has been in the running since the 1950s. Some of the biggest and most popular Tokusatsu franchises to date include Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. The latter becoming what we know as Power Rangers many years later.
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MakiZanaX13 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

what's tokusatsu? some type of food? :D


LOL Not exactly. Tokusatsu, meaning special effects, is the term for any Japanese live action television that uses special effects and has been in the running since the 1950s. Some of the biggest and most popular Tokusatsu franchises to date include Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen RIder and Super Sentai. The latter becoming what we know as Power Rangers many years later.


ah...so close :p
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namealreadytaken wrote:


MakiZanaX13 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

what's tokusatsu? some type of food? :D


LOL Not exactly. Tokusatsu, meaning special effects, is the term for any Japanese live action television that uses special effects and has been in the running since the 1950s. Some of the biggest and most popular Tokusatsu franchises to date include Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen RIder and Super Sentai. The latter becoming what we know as Power Rangers many years later.


ah...so close :p


I know. It may sound similar but turns out to be quite the opposite.

But in all seriousness, Tokusatsu is really that popular in Japan! And nice to watch when you're not in the mood to watch anime.
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Nope. I know only several words. I don't think learning a language is for me >_>
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I can understand quite a bit of it due to watching Anime only.
I have also studied a little bit of Japanese, but not really for a long time.
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MakiZanaX13 wrote:

I know. It may sound similar but turns out to be quite the opposite.

But in all seriousness, Tokusatsu is really that popular in Japan! And nice to watch when you're not in the mood to watch anime.


i used to watch power rangers as a kid, it was fun :p
i even had a power rangers toy before moving to the us :L
apparently sentai also inspired the creation of the precure franchise, which remains strong to this day :p

edit: ...great. CR quote tags refuse to work for me.
edit 2: fixed
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No! learning Japanese takes ages to learn.
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KurtIrving wrote:

No! learning Japanese takes ages to learn.

Well any language takes time to master.
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I have studied Japanese for the last four years in college and a short study abroad in Japan (only a month). I have completed all of the 1000 and 2000 level classes available at my university. We primarily used the Genki 1 and 2 books. That being said, I am still not very good at it and know it will take considerable more work to sound like anything other than a child. I attempted a 3000 level reading/writing course last semester and withdrew half way through the semester because I was lagging behind. Grammar is hard for me in English, Japanese was no exception. Some of my friends are now in the 3000 level conversation class this semester.

For my PhD, I have to have a Masters level effectiveness for two languages in addition to my primary (English). I am unsure if I will continue Japanese or not, depends on what the focus of my Masters and PhD will be.
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namealreadytaken wrote:


MakiZanaX13 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:


I know. It may sound similar but turns out to be quite the opposite.

But in all seriousness, Tokusatsu is really that popular in Japan! And nice to watch when you're not in the mood to watch anime.


namealreadytaken wrote:

i used to watch power rangers as a kid, it was fun :p
i even had a power rangers toy before moving to the us :L
apparently sentai also inspired the creation of the precure franchise, which remains strong to this day :p

edit: ...great. CR quote tags refuse to work for me.


I'm a Power Rangers fan myself but I didn't exactly watch every single episode of every season, mainly because Mighty Morphin' came out a year after I was born. I did watch it every now and then as I grew up and the ones I have completed so far are RPM and Jungle Fury. I've seen most of Samurai, it's very good until I found out that it was directly copied from Shinkenger, storyline and all. And Shinkenger's one of my favourite Sentai series too.

Pfft, no wonder Precure is on the Super Hero Time lineup with Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. :w00t:

Hmm... strange. Maybe it's because I mucked up my reply and manually edited the quotes myself.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


KurtIrving wrote:

No! learning Japanese takes ages to learn.

Well any language takes time to master.


Either way, you need lots of prep time to know Japanese.
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