This article contains useful information for students of the Japanese language who wish to learn Japanese from viewing anime. The more generalized article Learning Japanese from Japanese media contains equally useful information common to all media including anime.
- Main article: Learning Japanese from Japanese media -- Pitfalls
There are important pitfalls to know about when learning Japanese from anime. Be sure to read the main article.
Prerequisite language ability
The more you know of existing grammar and language concepts, the more you'll pick up from the dialogue. However even with minimal knowledge of Japanese, it's possible to pick up on words and expressions using the "listen then learn" strategy below.
Listen then learn
With subtitles or transcript
Using Japanese subtitles or a transcript can be an effective strategy. In this case the strategies for reading manga apply.