Learn Japanese from Anime and Manga
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Learn Japanese from Anime and Manga

Acquire new phrases and improve your speaking skills from anime and manga!
3.9 (79 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,723 students enrolled
Created by Mathew Chan
Last updated 4/2019
English
Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • Beginner's Level in Japanese
Description

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?

Definitely. 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.

  • 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
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:14:15
+ Learn Japanese Grammar From Anime
3 lectures 41:35

This lesson covers

  • Grammatical Construction N1はN2です

  • Question Marker か

  • Sentence-ending Particle よ

  • Demonstrative Pronouns これ、それ、あれ

The following animations are cited:

  • Kiniro Mosaic Episode 9

  • Kill A Kill Episode 2 and 3

Describing Things - Kore, Sore, Are
07:16
[Exercise] Describing Things - Kore, Sore, Are
24:35

This lesson covers

  • Demonstratives for locations  ここ、そこ、あそこ、どこ

  • Location-indicating particle に

  • Verb to locate things or people: あります(ある)、います(いる)

  • Past tense でした

  • Negation ではありません、ではありませんでした

The following animations are cited:

  • Kiniro Mosaic Episode 10

  • Fafner in the Azure Episode 1

  • Kanon Episode 9

Describing Places - Koko, Soko, Asoko
09:44
+ How to Learn Japanese from Manga
2 lectures 06:21
Jump in with little to zero prior knowledge!
03:11
Making Online Flashcards
03:10
+ How to Learn Japanese from Anime
2 lectures 06:12
What to Prepare
00:18
How to Improve Your Speaking Ability
05:54
+ How to Learn Japanese from Novels
2 lectures 17:45
How to Find Japanese E-Books and Audio Resources
03:59
How to Improve your Speaking Skills and Takes Notes
13:46