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Learn Japanese Through Anime and Manga

Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Japanese Study Tools | 11 comments

If you are learning Japanese there is a good chance that you are into anime or manga. At least this seemed to be the case when I studied in Japan, and also when I worked as an admissions counselor at a Japanese University. The great thing is that Japanese anime and manga can be used to supplement your Japanese studies. And thanks to the Japan foundation, there is a free source. anime-manga.jp

It looks like the site is still in the works, but already has an expressions module, which includes the expressions, the grammar, and pronunciation.

There is also a word quiz module with a beginner, intermediate, advanced, and phrase section. If each section contains it’s own words then there are a total of 1,700 Japanese words to study altogether, plus a number of Japanese phrases.

It looks like they will also be adding an expressions by scene module and a kanji module in the near future. So as long as they keep ading to the site, this will become a great tool for you to study Japanese.

Check it out and don’t forget to leave a comment here with your impressions of the site.



  1. Hello you are so Pretty!

  2. hajimemashite,watashi maki shiwo

  3. Hello you are beautful do you want to go out with me? ^_^

  4. Are you talking to the picture?

  5. o-nemae nan desu-ka

  6. yuck, what is that, o.O

  7. konnicHiwa ….. :))

  8. konnicHiwa … nyC. to meeT you oL …
    muah.o2 …..

  9. hajimemashte. yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

    i’ve watched a lot of anime and it is often said that some anime language is too casual (or even rude) to be used in conversations. i wonder if that is true? also, the verbs they use are often in dictionary form in contrary to the polite -masu form i often encounter in sites that teach japanese. i hope you can clear my doubts.

    arigatou gozaimasu.

    p.s. my username is a manga character i like.

  10. You really make it seem really easy together with your presentation however I find this matter to be
    actually one thing that I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely vast for me. I am taking a look forward on your next post, I will try to get the hold of it!