View topic - Why You Want To Learn Japanese
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Before I go I just want to remind all non-Japanese anime "cartoonists" who wish to work in Japan creating anime that the chances in being selected to animate in Japan are one in a million. Even to the very best animators who are Japanese, the odds are stacked against them. And whilst I'm talking about anime, I remember reading an article about anime not being able to help you with your japanese. Well I just want to say that that is nothing but a bunch of lies. I find anime to be great help in listening to Japanese being spoken. It has helped so much and the fact that certain vocabulary are used over and over thereby drilling it into your head. I say keep watching anime!!!
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Nintendo! I like video-games, actually I love them. And they're from Japan, at least the ones I play, but that's not really a reason to learn the language, but at least a part of what made me interested. Well, I've always wanted to go to Japan beacuse that's the place my biggest interest comes from, learning that language was nothing I had thought much about.
But then there was a DS game I thought was really interesting, 押忍！闘え！応援団, so I got myself a copy, and I loved it, and most of all the music (it's a music game after all...), actually I had heard some of the music before and got interested of the game because of it, but when I started to hear the music I got more interested in the language itself. Hearing it more often, as I listened to it quite much, simply made me a more interested in it. Really, the thing I liked most about Japanese music in the beggining was that I did not understand it, I've never really liked music with lyrics, I prefer music with only music, instrumental music, so listening to words in a melody that meant just nothing to me felt really nice.
And now I've decided to ruin what I liked about it, I'm smart, am I not?
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The funny part about this story is that she speaks Japanese...I'd have though she'd be thrilled...
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Also I really like how they use characters to represent meaning.
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Well I guess it started when I was in middle school, Asian things just fascinated the shizznit outta me for some unbeknowsnt reason, and as I got older, I became fixated with Japan specifically. I can safely blame Sailor Moon and Gundam Wing for that. Maybe Dragon Ball too. But yeah, anime was a big part of what made me fall in love with Japan. If it wasn't for anime, I wouldn't have randomly started listening to anime radio and I never would have -accidentally- discovered Dir en Grey, Gackt, Hyde,and X-Japan, and I probably wouldn't be so obsessed with JRock this very day. The culture is awesome too though. I love ukiyo-e art. It's so original and breathtaking. I'm also a fan of the kimono, it's probably the most graceful (not to mention hardest to wear) garment ever made. I want one. Several, actually. Katanas and the whole bushido way of life fascinates me as well. I want to visit Japan during the spring and just OD on cherry blossoms. Oh yeah, hitting on a couple of hot Japanese guys would also be an upside of learning Japanese
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