Most of us have our own reasons to learn a language different from the one we were raised with but for otaku the reason is usually quite simple: we want to know what’s really being said on the anime we love so much. Oh sure, on a broader sense we do it for the love of the culture but a lot of the time it’s because we want to stop depending on anime subtitles. So in order to help my fellow weebs here are 7 websites that will have you understaning anime and manga in no time.
This site is perfect not only for learning how to understand what they’re saying in you favorite show without those pesky anime subtitles, but will show you how specific characters talk. If you ever wanted to know the difference between the dialogue of a butler and a samurai, this is the place to go.
This site takes you step by step through the life of Erin, a British exchange student. The site guides you on how to read and speak Japanese through video, manga and other tools. It’s ingenious, really. I can’t say enough about this site.
Not only does this site teach innovative ways to learn Japanese, but there is a wealth of information about Japanese pop culture as well. It is everything this website strives to be.
Tae Kim’s site is informative, even if it is a little basic.
This site is pretty basic as well. What makes this and the site above stand out is that there are tons of info on them. If you were to buy this info on Amazon, say, you’d be shelling out a pretty penny.
I really like the way this site is set up. This (and the website below) has both free and paid versions of their information. Just because the free membership is free doesn’t make it useless, though.
Another well done site that offers lifetime subscriptions both free and for a charge. They’re offering a free weeks try of their premium membership as a test drive.
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