Good Anime for listening comprehsion

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Good Anime for listening comprehsion

Post by Wakannai » Wed 07.09.2008 7:14 am

Alright, while I was watching 二十面相の娘 I couldn't help but think how good I've found the series for my listening comprehension. After thinking on it a bit, I've decided that a relatively slow moving plot with mostly calmly speaking characters seems to be key in the early stages of developing listening comprehension, that and judicious use of silence between characters speaking. Basically, the characters don't babble, every word is important to the plot.

So I'll try to update this list periodically, or as other suggestions come in. I'll even attempt to rate by level. Level one being good for a beginner, and higher levels for those that should already be comfortable at a lower level.

Level 1 - Characters generally follow normal standards of courtesy. Language is generally concise, less abstract, less emotionally stressed--calm. Setting is real world, or a close approximation, so vocabulary is not setting specific (Fantasy, Sci-fi, Japan Culture, etc). Word-play jokes or insights are also rare (word-play usually depends on a wealthy listener vocabulary).


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Post by Mike Cash » Wed 07.09.2008 8:07 am

You can't beat Sazae-san.
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Post by Mikuru » Wed 07.30.2008 9:55 am

Konituwa,
If your looking anime on a PC you can also slow down the play. I'm using PowerDVD and it has a option 0.75X. I watched so to "Tekonkinkreet", the voices and the music weren't altered and it was much more easy to listen Japanese
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Post by AJBryant » Wed 07.30.2008 10:42 am

Mike Cash wrote:You can't beat Sazae-san.
Holy crap, I actually kind of miss Sazae-san.

Natsukashii, na.

Sigh.


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Post by becki_kanou » Wed 07.30.2008 11:32 am

Darn it! Now you've got the song stuck in my head!

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Post by hungryhotei » Wed 07.30.2008 11:53 am

I remember an anime called Suzuka to be relatively easy to understand at the time. It again deals with relatively real world situations which I think helps. Perhaps I would categorise it as intermediate rather than beginner, but it's been a long time since I watched it so it is hard to judge.
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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Wed 07.30.2008 12:29 pm

The problem with Sazae-san is that it's boring. :)

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Post by AJBryant » Wed 07.30.2008 1:39 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:The problem with Sazae-san is that it's boring. :)
It is, indeed.

That goes to show you how much I miss Japan. ;)


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Post by Harisenbon » Wed 07.30.2008 9:44 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:The problem with Sazae-san is that it's boring. :)
I was always more of a fan of chibi Maruko chan than Sazae-san.
It has that same sappy/stupidness to it, but has at least one generally funny point in each episode, which sazae-san sometimes unfortunately lacks. ;)
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Post by AJBryant » Thu 07.31.2008 7:00 am

Harisenbon wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:The problem with Sazae-san is that it's boring. :)
I was always more of a fan of chibi Maruko chan than Sazae-san.
It has that same sappy/stupidness to it, but has at least one generally funny point in each episode, which sazae-san sometimes unfortunately lacks. ;)
Marukochan! Marukochan!

Ah, yes. I remember that one well. (More for the near inasane perkiness of the themesong).

I was a real jidai geki nut, and the thing that always stirs me is the horns blaring "babababaaaa baa baa ba" at the beginning of every "Abarenbo Shogun," and the "chan chachacha chan chachacha chan chachacha cha cha cha cha chan" before "Mito Komon."

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Post by Gryphius » Thu 07.31.2008 11:23 am

talking of 'nuts' and 'insane' I can't help but remembering Excel Saga xD
Not only the theme song but also every bit of it was truly crazy! Specially when Excel speaks... she does it so bizarrely fast at times! I'd rate it as veeeeeery hard to understand (not so 'listening comprehension friendly' :mrgreen: )

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Post by gfunk » Thu 07.31.2008 4:27 pm

Gryphius wrote:talking of 'nuts' and 'insane' I can't help but remembering Excel Saga xD
Not only the theme song but also every bit of it was truly crazy! Specially when Excel speaks... she does it so bizarrely fast at times! I'd rate it as veeeeeery hard to understand (not so 'listening comprehension friendly' :mrgreen: )
Haha, after 3 semesters of Japanese, I checked out that show... Without ever watching TV in Japanese before.

After a random Excel rant I was like: "I don't understand one-word... wow" My Japanese-Self-Esteem was brought to the floor, it was great.

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Post by Gryphius » Thu 07.31.2008 11:46 pm

oh my, it must have been not very pleasant.. They should advise people before the show of how insanely fast Excel can speak (I wonder if the Japanese also have problems understanding her at times, she's kinda inhuman :lol: )

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Re: Good Anime for listening comprehsion

Post by Kurasho » Sat 08.02.2008 6:30 am

Harisenbon wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:The problem with Sazae-san is that it's boring. :)
I was always more of a fan of chibi Maruko chan than Sazae-san.
It has that same sappy/stupidness to it, but has at least one generally funny point in each episode, which sazae-san sometimes unfortunately lacks. ;)
クレヨしんちゃん and ドラエもん are pretty good too ^^

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