Learn Japanese from Anime and Manga

Acquire new phrases and improve your speaking skills from anime and manga!
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (180 ratings)
17,021 students
1hr 21min of on-demand video

Teach yourself Japanese with your favorite anime, manga, or book
Become fluent in Japanese without having to be in Japan
Acquire learning methods that have been tried and tested
Correct your own pronunciation
Make learning materials that are fun and effective


  • Beginner's Level in Japanese


Become Fluent in Japanese by anime, manga, and novels!

This course covers all the tools and methods you need to teach yourself to become fluent in Japanese.

Can I really learn Japanese by anime and manga?

Why not? What you need is a set of tools to forge your understanding of the materials and let you review and practice what you have learned. That being said, you will want to have a basic understanding of Japanese grammar. The more you know, the faster you will learn. 

Who is this course for?

  • This course works best after you have mastered basic Japanese grammar and simple expressions (~N4 / Genki Textbooks)

  • Complete beginners can also benefit from the course materials. If you are just starting out, you should focus on first mastering materials in Lecture 3 [Jump in with little to zero prior knowledge!]

  • Learners focusing on listening and speaking skills. Many techniques covered help you quickly improve your speaking skills.

What are these methods for learning Japanese?

  • Building online flash cards

  • Building your vocabulary database

  • Locating the pauses and breathing points in sentences

  • Finding the intonations on word-level and sentence-level

  • Shadowing: repeating what a native speaker says

What else does this course cover?

  • Where to find anime transcripts

  • Where to buy Japanese e-books

  • Where to find audio resources for these books

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to improve their Japanese


Japanese Tutor and Translator
Mathew Chan
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 180 Reviews
  • 17,021 Students
  • 1 Course

I have tried all kinds of ways to learn Japanese, between shuffling through flash cards and going to language schools. I can assure you that motivation and interest is the most effective source to learning a new language. I once plowed through page after page of textbook, only to find myself burned out and discouraged by my lack of progress. Later, I began experimenting with materials that I love and enjoy. Every day I learn more and get better from my favourite television shows, games, and novels. It's all about immersing yourself in the language and getting the most out of what you read and watch!  

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