Learn the technique that got me speaking fluent Japanese in less than 1 year : Download Video


Learn Japanese From Anime?

Yup, learning Japanese from Anime really is possible. And if you stick around my website long enough you'll soon find out how. - Ken Cannon

P.S. Click to get a free video explaining the technique that got me speaking fluent Japanese in less than 1 year



How to Learn Japanese - Ken Cannon's Story
Why I decided to learn Japanese




Like most of you, the main reason I decided to learn Japanese was anime. Watching anime has always been a magnificent escape for me. I loved being able to dive into these awesome fantasy worlds. It all started with Inuyasha. I was 14 and going through a bit of a tough time and the show really helped me cope, and after that it just took off. I watched all the popular shows from Naruto, Bleach, Ranma ½ to the more uncommon, like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and Scrapped Princess. After about a year, I noticed myself picking up some Japanese, mostly small words like “kuso” and “nani” but I was definitely getting it. I found myself wanting to dive deeper into my fantasy worlds; I wanted to understand what my favorite characters were saying without the help of subtitles. 

I started like most people, with a few websites and America’s “favorite” language program, Rosetta Stone. However, the websites couldn’t teach me to pronounce the words, let alone capture my attention. And Rosetta stone only frustrated me to no end, trying to figure out what words the pictures were referring to.

From there I jumped to Pimsluers and a little known 1980’s TV show called “Let’s Learn Japanese”. Pimsleur’s gave me the pronunciation I needed and “Let’s Learn Japanese” was actually interesting enough to capture my attention. So armed with my 4 resources I pushed on.

However, for some reason, as I learned all this Japanese my actual comprehension of unsubtitled anime only slightly increased, even after I finished Pimsleur's, Lets Learn JP, half of Rosetta Stone and a number of websites.

I wondered why, but I soon knew the answer. I’d heard it before from all my online studies, that Japanese was a very different language. So different in the fact that it actually has two different versions: a formal and an informal (or casual language). Nearly all of the programs and learning methods teach strictly formal, because casual is understood to be rude if spoken to a non friend or family member.

Well the issue is that most anime almost always uses casual speech! Not only that but the programs I was using taught me words like, book, pen and economics major(?). Words almost never used in anime.

So from there I decided to take matters a bit more into my own hands. I had the basics of the language so I began to teach myself Japanese. I used actual words and sentences from the shows I was watching, developed a way to use the English subtitles as a teaching method, and researched casual Japanese.

After that a miracle happened, learning the hard and difficult Japanese language became fun! I started to do it whenever I had free time, staying up late and waking up early before school just to study Japanese. And my comprehension immediately quadrupled! I loved to learn Japanese from my favorite anime characters.

Within one year I had nearly completely mastered anime Japanese. Raw anime became a reality.

I can’t tell you how much more of an experience watching anime in its original language is. You learn so much more about the characters from just the way they speak. Japanese actually has over 6 ways to say the word “You” each one revealing the unique personality of the character that used it.

I don’t want to drag on but it’s for all these reasons and more that I want to share what I’ve learned! That in fact you can learn Japanese and it’s actually very easy and fun once you get the right method. If you want to get my secrets for learning Japanese subscribe to my newsletter for exclusive weekly content.

Ken Cannon



Video Transcript
Hey this is Ken Cannon, and this video is gonna be a little different from my normal ones because as I was going through the survey results I noticed a lot of people asked about how I learned Japanese, or how I learned it so fast etc. And at first I didn’t want to do a video like that since I don’t really want to put the spotlight on me or anything like that, but now I feel that maybe by hearing my story and where I was might reflect a little bit on where some of you are now.
So sorry for you guys who just want to see me dress up like a hideous girl with pigtails.
Ok, so it all started with a crazy passion for anime. I first saw DBZ on Toonami all those years ago, back when I was like 12 and loved it like most boys my age. But it wasn’t until I saw this show called Inuyasha on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network again, and I was like hey, I wonder if I could watch this show online instead of waiting a whole day for a new episode. Now I'm not promoting pirating or anything like that, but in my defense I was a really bad kid. And well, most of the things I did back then should never be repeated. Hah 
I found it online; however, it was in this crazy language with English subtitles. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into back then and it was a little weird at first but I just decided to watch it. And I got hooked! Watching in Japanese was so much more awesome than the English. I really felt like I could just escape into this anime fantasy, and god once I did it was like a whole new world opened up to me. I finished the show and moved on to hundreds of other titles, which all pulled me into the stories just as much.
And to be honest it was what I needed at the time.
My parents were divorced since I was a kid and my dad made it kind of a habit to move in with a new girlfriend every year or so, most times in a new city, so you know the old girlfriend wouldn’t find him. So once he did I had to change schools, and at that time I had probably been to about 7 different schools, not kidding. Which as you might guess made me kind of socially awkward, I didn’t really have a lot of friends. And also being super poor, my family couldn’t afford to buy me normal clothes like most of the other kids, so it was kinda common for me to get teased because my pants, high waters, were too high, cause I grew too fast. And I was not a stellar student; in fact one year I got straights F’s and one D, that was an accomplishment, not easy to do mind you. And so incidentally my parents sort of hated me, so the home life kinda sucked too.

It got so bad I actually developed an anxiety disorder, called social phobia. Yeah it exists. Which basically means you're scared to go outside and stuff. But right around that time, I found anime and wow, it was like a present from Jesus. Haha. I loved it, I could totally forget about all my problems at home and school and just dive in.
Now after watching for about a year, I started to get frustrated with the subtitles. It was always in the way of the show and it was really annoying to “read” my anime. Not only that but I started to become obsessed with Japan, and everything Japanese.  Jpop, japense video games, j –drama, Japanese music, culture, all of it. It felt like I was Japanese in a past life or something. So I wanted to go there, really badly, and live there even.
Of course all of this requires knowing Japanese.  So I set out to tackle this thing. I started with Rosetta Stone. And while it was a very nice looking program and all, and in the beginning in was cool, matching the pictures with words, the program started to get into sentences, not just one word stuff.  I found myself frustrated to no end trying to guess what exactly in the pictures they show you the words are referring to.
So I gave up with that one, about a quarter way in.

Fortunately I found a copy of Pimsleur’s Japanese at the local library. And it too was pretty cool in the beginning but as I progressed I found that it was like I was being constructed sentences, with no regard for grammar so I could ever form my own sentences.After I finished the first 15 lessons. (half of program again) I decided it was time to move on.
So I did some research and found out about a old tv show called, Let's Learn Japanese basic. And it was great, despite its oldness and corniness. Compared to the last two things I tried anyway. However, after finishing up their first program I noticed my Japanese wasn’t really improving. What I mean is, I would learn these sentences and words and grammar points and I would go back to anime or Japanese TV and manga, and I couldn't understand a thing.
So basically I got fed up, and I decided to take things into my own hands. I found out that Japanese actually has two different types of talking, formal and casual. And what most programs teach is formal and anime and what people use in everyday conversation is casual. Also the vocabulary they teach are things like book and pen and economics major? Now of course they do this because they want adult gaijin (foreigners) who come to japan to be able to speak politely. And when your learning in a school they want you to know school related stuff.
However, I knew there had to be a better way. I decided to teach myself casual Japanese, and anime/casual related words. So at the time I was watching Naruto, and I wanted to know, what were the most common words used in Naruto from the top down, so I could teach myself Japanese with the show. So I actually spent 2 months search for manga transcripts of the show, from there I would take them and run word frequency analysis on them and chart the words in order of appearance.  What I came up with were the 300 most common words in Naruto. So instead of learning arbitrary words choosen in who knows what manner, I went down the list with a dictionary and google search as my friend, and focused my learning that way.
Another thing I did was was read a little book called “Remembering the Kanji.” It's an amazing book that will teach you all two thousand Kanji in a matter of months. If you want to know more about it I review "Remembering the Kanji" on my blog. But in the book, it heavily used the concept of mnemonic devices, crazy stories in order for you to remember the characters better, and it's truly amazing.
But I thought hey, why not use that with words instead of just characters. So I applied that to every single new word I learned of my list of 300. In addition to this I came up with 2 dozen little techniques that helped me learn Japanese by myself.
Now after this, absolutely miraculous things started to happen.  I went from spending hours a day with Pimsleur’s and Rosetta and LLJB, to with an hour a day literally within a month starting to understand anime, and within one year, fully mastering all of the basics of the language. I can say that with confindence, because at the end of that year I went to Japan and it was every bit as much bliss as I thought it would be. Not only that but I had native speakers constantly completely astounded at how good my Japanese was. And after they asked how long I'd been studying for, and I told them a year they would pretty much pee themselves. It was great.
I would also say to you that learning a language like that, especially your dream language and mastering it has immense effects on your confidence. You might be oh yeah sure, but when I came back from Japan, I was able to overcome my social phobia and not only that but become a midly popular guy. Which of course made me happy and my grades went up. I even got into UCLA, one of the top universities in California.
This whole thing is of course why I started this YouTube channel. To help people like you and me master Japanese, knock out those nasty subtitles and go to Japan to have the time of your life. However, on my newsletter over at my website I’ve been getting tons of people who want me to make something a little more. So after much correction and motivation by you guys, mostly because I really don’t consider myself a good teacher, somewhat reluctantly I’ve decided to give it a shot.
And I have since started working on a full length beginner video course. Using my list of 300 words from back then and over 2 dozen other secret techniques I discovered that shoot my Japanese learning through the roof. So If you wanna stay more updated on that you can join my newsletter over at my website.
But in any event, I would say if you have any hesitations in learning the language, don’t. It is without a doubt every bit as awesome as you think it will be. And if someone like me can learn Japanese, anyone can. Don’t give up and keep moving forward. Learning Japanese is possible.

That’s all for this video, and I’ll see you next time for more videos on how to learn Japanese.

Ken Cannon


129 comments:

  1. This is very interesting.
    I too had the sort of situation. I was 13 though and going through some very tough times, I was learning Japanese as a subject when i decided to look up these 'comics'(manga) my teacher spoke of. I fell in love with the series bleach, then naruto and so many more. Then i found out more about anime and fell in love with that too.

    I want to achieve what you have - i want to live a life without subtitles!
    =D

    I promise you i will.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also vow to master this beautifully articulate language known in English as Japanese. (^_^)

      Delete
  2. Wow that's really cool! Interesting to know I'm not the only one that this happened too.

    Hahah, yes, down with the evil subtitles!

    P.S. I love the fire in your eyes when you said that (or, fire.. in your.. uh.. text.. well, you know what I mean)

    ReplyDelete
  3. hey i was hoping you could go into a bit more detail on how you did this
    "I used actual words and sentences from the shows I was watching, developed a way to use the English subtitles as a teaching method, and researched casual Japanese."

    i'm currently learning through pimsleurs but i feel there is not enough vocabulary to be learnt from it so would like to try your anime method

    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  4. hello im british and i started learning japanese about 2 days ago im 13 and im looking for a camp in britain but they all seem to be 18+ right know im using ur vids and japanese 101 to learn. could you give me a BOOST because the words jus arent ''clicking'' BTW im trying to learn formal

    ReplyDelete
  5. Me too! I want to live life without subtitles! You're always at the whim of the translator, no more shall I be! HEHE ^_^ Anyways, anime had a profound effect on my life as well. I was 13 and Ranma 1/2 inspired me to take martial arts and become just like my anime idols. The style I ended-up focusing on was "Wushu". I convinced my sister to join me too. A long story short, my sister and I were casted as a Wushu Prince & Princess, leads of Cirque du Soleil's "KA" show at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. Anime has always had a positive influence in my life, and now I use it (amongst other sources) to have fun studying Japanese. ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey ya ! ^^

    Before I start telling you about my story about japanese n anime and stuff I really wanna thank you for starting that page!

    You know I tried to find something like classes and stuff to learn japanese for years and couldnt find anything that seemed fun. Then I accidently found a book in London (on a classtrip ^.^) which doesnt tell anything about writing in japanese few days ago. So I came up to see if I find something on youtube and found one of your videos. It was really kinda FINALLY!!!!!-effect as I noticed that you teach with anime AND put the writing in the videos!

    I hate it to read the subtitles as well so I startet just watch them without. Kinda self-experiment^^ It ended up with somehow understand it without any idea about gramma and so on. But I still couldnt talk that way. Since it helped me a lot to sing english songs to learn I went on with japanese ones. (just to explaine the english thing = I'm from Germany) Really also a great way to learn even if one can't sing at all XD I donno if I'm a good singer. XDDD

    Anyway your idea really is a great thing and I perfectly undertstand what your talking. You aren't making a complcated thing outta it and really cheeres me up ^^

    GREAT JOB !

    Tanny

    ReplyDelete
  7. First of all, Inuyasha was my first anime I ever watched too and from the beginning I have been head over heals for the anime. Second, anime was also like an escape for me. A way for me to de-stress from daily life. So it makes me feel better knowing that im not the only one. Your videos have helped me improve so much and I just want to thank you so much. The way you teach is amazing. I have learned more form you than any other program i have tried. I will for sure show my best friend your website. Hehe we are both crazy japanese freaks XD. So again thank you and keep up the great work. :3

    ReplyDelete
  8. i find this site very cool!
    i just found it, and i'm finding it very helpful!!
    and i think i used all my usage on your videos, the loading is getting slower and slower, which is bad but.....thank you for your time...really! :)

    you really made me believe that i can learn jap through anime
    like one hundred percent convinced!
    cause like i'm doing it in school, and my exam next week T_T
    once you start learning it in school, the pressure is on, it is no longer you loving it and wanting to learn it, its more of 'having' to do it, or your spending lunch with the teacher.
    i booked marked this page, so you'll be seeing me spamming your page often!
    chane senpai!

    ReplyDelete
  9. ken we are almost same in 2second grade i got every e- and two f- and my parents divorced when i was 9 years old. i love naruto its my favorite manga

    ReplyDelete
  10. When i was starting middle school i didn't talk much and didn't have many friends mostly because i'm originally 2 years younger then them, i was what people would think as a weird kid I was really goofy so i decided to keep it to my self. My first official anime was Naruto......I believe i got obsessed with it especially after they took it off Toonami. about a couple months later i heard that was a New season of naruto and i decided to look it up online. That was probably when i figured out i can watch anime online in dubbed...(since i didn't want to read all the time).......later on the anime i wasnt able to watch naruto or Naruto shippuden in duEnglish dubbed. so i started watching it in subtiles. when i went back to dubbed i ened up hating it because thee english voices irritated me. like somthing was off. so i stuck to watching anime in sub and refused to watch it in dubbed. After awhile I thought i would start to give the anime series Blue Dragon another try..( i didn't like the one they showed on CN because it seemed boring) when i watched episode by episode in subbed i LOVED it....when that season was over i wanted more. I found out there was a season 2 " Blue Dragon Tenkai no Shicji Ryuu" the first couple of episodes i could find in subbed but the rest were either in spanish subbed or no subtitles at all..I really wanted to watch them so much that i tried converting the Spanish into English with translators which didnt help much. So my other solution was to Learn Japanese..I've always wanted to lean Japanese but never really had a reason. Just by watching anime i did more research into Japanese culture and there language. I'm also a Technology Geek...so I really wanted and still want to visit Japan. I have a Japanese friend but he doesn't know how to speek it since he moved to america at age 2. Either way so far i've been learning Japanese for around a year now from Websites, programs, and books. But out of all your blog and youtube videos has helped me the most in understanding then what i was learning the past few months. But those site, programs ,and books did help me get a basic and simple understanding of what you are talking about in your lessons so they all weren't a complete waste of time. But Watching anime helped me become more open to gain new friends and join after school activities. I Just started high school (age 12) and i have more friends then all my middle school years combined. I have an extracurricular about everyday of the week and i dont like to really go home much. because i know i'll be bored unless i find another anime i will get hooked on. Thanx Ken for your help, Your teaching methods are great!!
    ............and sorry for the really long Post

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. ..hey im grace a filipina..im also addicted to anime so im desperate to know how to speak and understand japanese..but i have no money for it...
    when i watch your vids on youtube all i can say is arigatou... i love all your vids...funny and great...aim high..more power...

    ReplyDelete
  13. hey im craig and as well as the one of the last comments i to have gone through a tough time and actually am still going through it.although i dont know much at all, trying to learn japanese has helped me by kinda getting my mind off things..i enjoy learning it and the feeling of learning new things to say.i like how theres so many ways of saying things and i just wanna be able to finally master it and become an anime character.haha

    ReplyDelete
  14. hiyaz, i was also 14 wen my bro first introduced me to anime, it all started off wid K-on and fairy tail. i love dem both and we explored to naruto, bleach, cowboy bebop and others. i always found a weird fascination for anime and manga alike. eventually, i decided it was kind of kwl wen u replied to sum1's call wid a 'nani' or 'un' and i used to swear my english-speaking-anime-hating-friends weneverr dey dissed anime en twked bout hw lame it was etc. i had a dream of me speaking japanese fluently, bt lo en behold... i cant speak japanese bt i can sing a japanese song... weird i knw but its only becoz u hav 2 knw da lyrics, bt anyways, i wanted 2 know hw 2 say 'i love u' en googled it wen i saw dey had videos on youtube, i went 4 it en urs came up, thought u did a great job btw en wished i could actually speak da lang en decided 2 c ur site, pretty kwl i mus say... keep it up Ken!!

    :p - 0:)
    safiyya kahan....

    ReplyDelete
  15. Omg, you're speaking from my soul. My english isn't the best, but I want to learn japanese lol. It's my dream! Later I want to go to Japan.. Right now I'm 16 years and I started to watch anime when I was 13.. Sailor moon was my first, haha. :D I loved it. But I watched it in german (My mainlanguage). Later I've seen more unpopular animes.. Like Tokyo Mew Mew, Zero no tsukaima, Clannad, and so on.. I watched it with german subtitles.. Now I'm doing this for 3 years and I think it's annoying.. But I can never reach my dream to learn full japanese I think.. I need a teacher who can help me.. Thats what I think. ._.' But it would be cool, if there would come a wonder.. <3 *-*

    sayonara~

    ReplyDelete
  16. I got hooked on naruto when i wuz about 12 and from there i fell in love with all things japanese. My favorite movies music actors singers etc. are all japanese. I luv anime cuz like u once were im like badly socially inept and anime has help me make a couple of freinds. I am also sick alot and i got put in a realy private school which like controls my life (its a religious school) so im like costantly depressed cuz im at church everyday and always getting yelled at cuz i dont believe like they do and im not holy like them plus there is no one my age and so i like 2 unwind everyday w/ mind numbing anime and when im sick i like watch it all day while in bed. I wanted 2 learn japanese so i could move 2 japan when i get older (if i live that long) and also so i can watch anime and japanese dramas w/o subs but like all the programs they have out their dont realy work for me. Ur teaching methods are like addicting and amazing but also your personality is like really helpfull and i already watch tons of different anime so 2 b able 2 learn while doing that, wow. I hope u have big success w/ your program. Ja ne ken sensei.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Negativity, a word that suits me best, along with, Procrastination. I am the type of person to love to force myself into negative situations and comments. Even though I hate what they say, I am a sucker for negativity.

    For example; My friends from Japan say that manga = books and anime= drama.

    Now, lets say that some idiot from the west comes along and says the like manga c*m*c. That'll annoy the shit out of me because I know he's a moron and I know my friends would too.

    Lets also add, that I will be questioning what they say for what some idiot on the internet said. Which slowly I will think this idiot might be right.


    Which he isn't. I think, being away from all this negativity and ignorance from people WHO DON'T LIVE IN JAPAN. Could help, and it has.


    I am now trying to learn Japanese again, I am loving your program. I want to become a novelist (mangaka) in Japan, and publish my own book. I want to have my own series and finally open my mouth and let people hear what I have to say.

    Moving to Japan and writing a Japanese novel (manga) is a dream for me. I am planning on buying rosetta stone and a few other programs. I also might be able to have my friend from Japan help too...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Good story, inspiring

    don't buy Rosetta stone extortionate prices

    torrent it

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well all I can say is that I am really inspired. I also want to learn japanese I just don't really know where to start. I watch anime and pick up as much as I can along the way but it's kinda hard. do you think you could hook me up. show me a website or something I can go to so I may start the journey to mastering japanese. I want to be able to understand what they are saying without subtitles. I am not really a fast reader so that would come in handy :D

    ReplyDelete
  20. thank you for your videos, it's really helpfull

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for your insightful video, Ken.

    If anyone knows where I could find Anime/Manga Japanese transcripts it would be much appreciated!

    Thanks all.

    ReplyDelete
  22. hey i was wondering if you could email that word list to my email and also say what you did with the list because by the time i get it ill forget about the video and i really want to learn japanese. Thx :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you for the video!

    And yes, is there anyway for us to access the list and the content of your beginner's course, Ken?

    ありがとう!

    ReplyDelete
  24. hahahah they way you say how you wanted to learn Japanese is the exact way i want to hahah iv started to pick up on some Japanese when i was watching it lol and iv started to want to learn how to learn Japanese to...iv got the same phobia as you lol i don't go out side anymore i haven't for 5 years lol...and i don't talk hahaha im so weird that i have no friends and no one likes me that's how my phobia all started....it really sucks for me.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I wanna learn japanese!! :0 thanks for your videos. It inspired me to continue on learning the special language :) arigatou! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. konnichiwa!
    i found your lesson "how to say i love u in japanese" in yutube , i liked your presentation and took a look on your website , i like the way u involve animes in it, and iam a mangua fun too wich drove me to start learning japanese language
    iam a beginner "mochiron desu" and hope to reach your level , your pronunciation is fabulous
    arigato gozaimasu

    ReplyDelete
  27. I want to learn Japanese too. It would be so much easier to watch anime. I love anime. And I love your videos. They teach and are really funny too. My favorite was the one with swear words. It was awesome. You're great! hehe =D

    ReplyDelete
  28. Greetings from Korea. I don't watch animes lot but I love reading Manga instead. Korean and Japanese language share syntactic similarities and Kanji. It helped me learn Japanese with more ease than westerners. howsever there are still many westerners with great fluency in Japanese.
    If you want to get mangas just fresh out of oven, try "Perfect Dark"(kind of a japanese torrent)

    ReplyDelete
  29. i know you advocate watching anime as a form of learning, and i would love to, my only problem though is that my anime viewing list is fairly small, and I need some good anime series to help me understand relavant japanese. In your experience, what anime would you recomend?

    ReplyDelete
  30. Well, It all be accident really. I found a Youtube Video titled "Naruto 4 tails" (or something along those lines) this got me interested in Naruto and anime as a whole so after around one, watching lots of anime, finding out I could have saved time by not watching things called filler arcs and discovering manga. I picked up a few words and had a new "awesome" view point of Japan when previously I had none, the time spent watching anime and reading manga changed me as a person and taught me about the "cool" land where everyone should go, Japan, so from what you can see me and Ken-San had very similar experiences through anime. Which brings us to present day where I'm attending a Japanese (£120, for the year) class every Tuesday night, even during examination period here in the (U.K. ,England), I still attend, yes I could probably lern for free on the internet or teach myself but then i would miss out on the oppatunity to make new friends and laugh at each others mistakes + we get feed back from a teacher, Put it this way at the end of my fist term everyone frome the class got together to eat at a Japanese restarunt I perviously never knew existed in my home town. But yeah anyway I've been slacking reccently lol so I need to get some practice done. This may seem like a bio but ah, well It's all ready posted lol.
    - Greg


    If you need some hiragana practice check this out:
    http://t.co/SpQoX9tC

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've always wanted to learn Japanese just like you and your reason of he love of anime! But something just didn't hit home. A good learning program that could extend my 3 word vocab of Japanese. Of courese i learned a few words there and here on my non stop anime marathon, but that just wasn't enough. Lately i just finished an anime Eureka Seven and it really struck me down. In a way it made me depressed, but then questioning about the world. SO then that related to a series of events. Eureka Seven was a japanese anime->that anime made me depressed but questioning->I wanted to learn japanese->I got depressed and questiony about the country of Japan and their culture. my problem lies there. After seeing a girl by the Youtube name of Ciela i found a new confidence that i have never found before. Showing all these sites of japan and seeing how a wonderful place it would be. Adding Japanese culture to my future bucket list when i go older is a must do.

    ReplyDelete
  32. hey Ken i just started learning how to speak japanese. I wanted to speak japanese because of anime shows. when i turn away from the screen for a few seconds and I missed what they say its kind of hard to follow along. my first anime show that i watched was naruto. I first started watching with my big brother. but since it was like a while ago i cant really follow along so I started watching other shows. well since i got back to my old school and i havnt seen my friends for like 2 years it was hard to find anyone that likes anime as much as I do. Then I met this girl Anika she really liked anime and she could draw like me. She bings a whole lot of ohtoku usa magz she also lets me have some its pretty cool then i found out my friend Scott loved anime too the one he loves is Angel Beats ,I also love that show. well thats all I have to say and IM REALLY SORRRY FOR THE LONG POST oh almost forgot the subtitle tutor is a nice method THANKS :D

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thank you for your awesome vids! I'm stationed in Japan just for the reason of anime and my fave Japanese band, and I've been struggling for a while to learn better. I've picked up most of what I know from various anime, and from listening to the Japanese themselves. Your videos are awesome and I am about to watch more of them, in hopes that I can actually understand L'Arc~en~Ciel in their concerts...if ever I end up going there! Lol. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi I'm Miri

    I learned English the same way
    Unfortunately its more difficult to learn Japanese that way
    But
    There's a will, There is a way
    The coolest,
    It's me and you haveing almost the same story Life
    I have anxiety to leave the house
    And I'm glad you got over the problem.
    I wish you much success in the future

    ReplyDelete
  35. hey i'm Jacqueline

    i'm from angola but currently living/studying in the Unite Kingdom and I've bought some dictionaries from Oxford which include a CD and a mini travel dictionary, do you reckon it's a good way to learn japanese as well? would love to have your feedback on that dictionary :) ^^

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ore wa shinobi da! Hahaha thanks again Ken, that free lesson 1 was amazing, I feel like this is gonna be a lot easier than I was thinking. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  37. i just found your videos on youtube and LOVE how you explain things! so clear and simple. i recently started listening to kpop and jpop and it too is very informal language and im picking it up using this techinique! thanks so much for this help! i have the same problem with rosetta stone that you did - you have NO IDEA what they are talking about and informal is mostly spoken. i tried to use a bit of the formal with a friend and she said the exact same thing. thanks again

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi there, I just love your way of learning japanese. I've used it before, because I learned English by watching English tv-shows. I did have some English lessons in school, but I learned most of my English by watching shows like Doctor Who and even cartoons like Avatar the last airbender. When I was in England this summer, people wouldn't believe that I'm Dutch. So for all the people who need a testimony; learning another language by watching tv is possible! I am now even learning Japanese in English because there are way more ways of learning available in English!

    Have fun studying everyone :D!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thank you for sharing ^_^ I just subscribed on your youtube channel. Looking forward for your upcoming videos. Have a great day always! ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  40. Dear Ken,

    I just found your "I Love You" video and I thought it was informative and really funny. You are a great teacher!!! As the Zen saying goes, "When the student is ready the master will appear..." Consider me one of your new students ;) ;) ;)

    Gokoun o.
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  41. Same here! i love Sakura card captors and when i realized the huge difference between the subtitled and the dubbed versions i decided to do some research! and im starting to love japanese!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Konichiwa Choshi wa do I am having troubles a lot in Japanese and school I love Japanese language and culture but my grades terrible i am 7th grade i want to learn japanese before 9th grade please give me your email i would love to talk to you . ご返信くださいさようなら

    ReplyDelete
  43. it all started of an anime called Detective Conan. my first language is arabic so i used to watch this anime arabic dubbed. i figured out that there a lot more episodes in japanese with subtitles than arabic dub. i tried it and then watched like 2 more animes on youtube. i learned a lot of detective conan because it had like 600 episodes and there are more coming up each week.
    when my friend figured out that i like animes, she told me about a website called: animeseason.com and told me that she will tell me the names of the animes that she liked and she thought i might like them too!
    i started learning more japanese words and loving to watch animes. i decided that i will learn japanese for sure because i just loved it!
    i tried to find websites that teach japanese but they all didn't work.
    when i found you on youtube, i decided i will go to your website and when i read your story, it gave me hope because i had already gave up.
    but i still have a question for you and i hope you answer it.
    How did you know how to put the words together? when i started learning english, it was kind of hard because the words had to be in a curtain order. i thought it would be the same in japanese. even though you learned sentences from your favorite characters, did that teach you how to put words together in a curtain order?
    i hope to know the answer soon because when i try to make up a sentence using the words i know, i just think it's wrong and whn i watched a couple of your videos talking, i knew you were saying it right because i've been watching animes for like a year and 5 months.

    J.I.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meitantei Conan ga suki desu! I love Detective Conan! Detective Conan was my first time watching anime with subs. I immediately loved it. Now I find it hard to go back to dubs. -w-;

      Delete
  44. And I am that friend! I started watching anime 6 years ago and i still find alot of new anime everyday! It's amazing how you can speek another language. When I started watching i would pretend that I was the character in the anime that I was watching. I learn a new word everyday like hjow to say i love or thank you or it hurts I know almost half of japanese BUt i still hope one day i could get better at it and finish it! My first anime was called Mermaid Melody It wasn't the best but it was still a good anime. A year later I started to draw the anime that i liked well as you should know i was only 6 at the time so i was pretty bad but im 12 now and i'm really proud of the progress! I I've watched over 255 anime's in my life and they were all magnificent. I hope to keep watching and drawing.same goes to J.I. My cousin NOt my friend! :P


    N.M.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Where can you get the transcripts?

    ReplyDelete
  46. interesting...

    i wish i can learn japanese like you...
    watch anime all day and all night for a year...
    i want to learn japanese so much, but having so many priorities in life, im always frustrated that i cant concentrate on one thing...
    im like learning japanese and french at the same time, whilst improving and improving my english grammar and vocabulary...
    and it's a shame that im not even consistent with my native language...
    which is so...
    definitely shameful...

    plus, im like the backbone of our family and if i rebel more out of bounds, id feel much more guilty since my mom (and dad) would implore guilt trips on me...

    anyway, i enjoy your website... hope there's more! ")

    ReplyDelete
  47. I have just started to learn this amazing language. I'm 14 now, and I use Kana de Manga and Kanji de Manga. It teaches you Japanese while you are reading true Japanese manga pages. IT REALLY WORKS!!!! I love this thing! I've been with it for not even 3 months, and have ALREADY read a series of Naruto characters easily. Wow, English sure changes true Japanese. For example, I have learned that Sasuke (from Naruto) is really pronounced "sa-su-ke", and that Shadow the Hedgehog (a Japanese video game character) is actually pronounced "shi-ya-do-u-za-hejjioggu". Really intresting. Anyway, between learning Kana de Manga and Kanji de Manga, I visit here to learn more Japanese.
    Keep it up, please!

    -Flower

    (My Japanese name)

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'm kinda like that! I really want to learn Japanese! I love your work and immpressed by your determination! Good Job! You/re my inspiration!!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Ken Cannon, you rock!!!!

    Aishiteru ^^

    ReplyDelete
  50. I've been trying tomlearn japanese through rossetta stone. but i gotta' tell you it costs too much! quite frankly i find it irritating. costs average from reaserch from $100 to $600! OMFG!!! So my friend Kaprice told me about your website and I was like, " OH really i'll look at it and honestly I just started lookking at it already, now i already have an account. Ken Cannon please respond?!

    ReplyDelete
  51. DO you know what kairoo is in english because if you do thats my name in english translated through japanese

    ReplyDelete
  52. does anyone know where i can gind raw episodes of anime

    ReplyDelete
  53. Well, my story might be similar to yours I can't really tell :P But I never originally was the "otaku" type. I had some friends, the semi-popular kind of guy. But when I became like 14, my mind changed and I became very wholistic. I wanted to do everything. First thing that came up was Italian, because I have plenty of friends(online) that are italian. So instead picking the easy spanish course in school, i picked italian :3. But then it became boring, it was too much of a school thing to find enjoyable. So I said "F*ck friends, let me do what I really like.." Japanese was there(all my fav animes orginated and still air there). I bought rosetta stone for japanese (Mom's money) and found it so STUPID, because of the lack of direction. Then I quit trying to learn for awhile and resume a normal life. Then one day i found myself bored and gave in. Started watching anime and playing korean mmos again! Then I said let's try japanese professionally. Bought pimsluer, I love it! but it taught me only sentence construction and words tourists use. WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMU!?! Then out of no where I found this site, saw your bio and here i am writing...or typing....

    -Rafiq

    ReplyDelete
  54. I had been an anime fan since I was a kid. I felt like I am a Japanese too! I love the culture and the language... actually everything about Japan! I am still studying the language and I hope I can achieve what you have achieved in just one year. That is simply awesome. =)

    ReplyDelete
  55. Ken can you give me those most common words in naruto? i want to beging learning Japanese too

    ReplyDelete
  56. i would love a hole anime scene to be slowly translated and explained to later watch it without subtitle and pauses\

    ReplyDelete
  57. I want to learn so bad but I don't know how to start :(

    ReplyDelete
  58. Konnichiwa Ken-san! I have been going through tough times since I was 10, and I'm 16 now. When I was 11, I found anime. Started with Naruto, then Bleach, etc. I began to watch it constantly as much as I could. It is still my escape. I have wanted to learn Japanese since I started watching, but have only been able to pick up a few things here and there. I have watched more than 10 full series and am still going. I would really like to learn it, but I can't afford anything like classes. I would really appreciate some help/advice if you could give me any. I might not be able to check on here, but you can email me at ilovezackaree@gmail.com or emilybakovic@yahoo.com. Onegai-shimasu! Arigatou.

    --Megan B.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I am so impressed that you did this! The way you devised your technique clearly took an enormous amount of work. The fact that you were still in high school and undergoing an incredible amount of stress only adds even more power to the awe I feel that you would undertake such a task willingly. I'm so glad you were prompted to share this. What could be better than learning the language doing an activity I already love doing?! I look forward to taking your courses in the near future.

    ~Selane

    ReplyDelete
  60. hey i'm 17 and i would like to go study a year in japan but i have no idea where to start from do i have to find a family there or something cause i checked out some web sites and it's so expensive to live there and even the familys there i need a solution please it's my dream to go japan i love anime soo much i want to learn japanese HELP !! :D , i'm britih by the way from london

    ReplyDelete
  61. Clannad inspired me to learn Japanese and I intend to do so with your help. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  62. This is so cool.. my eyes start to hurt from watching too much anime... but I LOVE IT!!! Thankful i stumbled over your video :)

    ReplyDelete
  63. i dont watch too much anime but i absolutely am in love with j-rock! for a long time i've wanted to learn japanese because im a fan of their style and culture...minus the perves....cough...anyways i love your videos and blogs and i find them extremely helpful! thanks! :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Awesome videos, they have helped me a lot. And great story, it's inspiring. Now I actually think learning Japanese is possible :)
    I've been watching Pokémon (easy to understand and hilariously nonsensical :P) without subs for around 2 months, and I learned a lot of Japanese, but really, I wish I had tried your method, it's awesome. I'm off to try it right now.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Your video is interesting, I too learned Japanese but a little different, lol
    I watched anime as well, and I learned a lot from them, you're right,
    but it was the self study that really helped me. I gained many Japanese friends and began communicating on regular basis with them.

    so yes you can learn from anime but only if you apply it, and I'm sure that's what you did.
    I have a great interest in Asian music so I use my language knowledge to translate songs into English or read manga. I can watch anime without subtitles but knowing more would be nice.

    I went to Japan for a month about three years ago and loved it,
    I would say I'm conversational but not fluent, I'm interested to know what some of your methods are that you mentioned,

    ReplyDelete
  66. Yes Very interesting I really love your method , you have a great video thank very much know i well start to use it too
    my story start with I become attached to visit "Tokyo" (my dream) so i had family support and i thought that i have learn their language i simply that ilove it I don't know but i have something in me that keeps me want to learn it even whit all people saids that's hard to learn it ..etc anyway i don't care i do what i love
    and thank you again Mr Daniel

    ReplyDelete
  67. hello my name is dex im a filipino.. im 24 years old .. my stepfather is japanese .. im in japan right now but im not living with my parents im living by myself .. i have a small room . a computer . ps3 ref.. etc.. and all the things i need to survive lol ... im working in a shipbuilding as a painter.... did i tell to much for introduction hehe.. ok then lets get back to the main topic ... I WANT TO LEARN JAPANESE TROUGH "ANIME" yes because this is part of my daily routine .. my daily routine is simple .wake up in the morning.. go to work then after work im just watching anime until i get sleepy ...... i hope i can really learn a lot .. i just started learning serious japanese words last year but im still not good at it.. it reall sucks when im having a conversation with japanese people then i could really understand what their saying its just like... hai wakkata demo yuta zen zen wakaranai.. haha ... dexter desu yoroshiku ne minna

    ReplyDelete
  68. Just call me Yuriki.
    I saw your video online and it really set me back to when I was younger. I loved anime my entire life. I've always wanted to learn Japanese and I've tried various methods but nothing was really working to my liking. When I saw your video, I honestly found hope again to actually learn. ^^
    Thanks so much for the opportunity. I can't wait to learn.
    ~♥

    ReplyDelete
  69. i love anime and manga. in fact i want to be a mangaka, with the ability to write in japanese.
    and yes, down with the nazi subtitles!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Wow...I just can't believe how similar your story is to mine. I also started watching anime when I was 13-14 years old. I was going through an extremely tough time, little did I know the situation I was in would last for another 6 or so years. I needed to find something I could say I loved and was passionate about to cope. I heard of this show Inuyasha and bought the first box set without even knowing if I would even like it. Luckily, I loved it and was completely hooked. Ever since my taste for anime has only grown. For a while I only watched english dubbed anime, but I soon realized how many great anime weren't dubbed or weren't fortunate enough to have decent dubs. So as I watched more and more anime subbed I found myself like you said, picking up many things. I'm 18 now and very eager to learn, in fact I'm taking a college course for it this fall. What I'm most worried about though is only getting to learn that formal japanese. I would like to know both, but unless you get to talk with people a lot in japanese, which I can't, learning the casual way seems impossible. I'm glad to know it's not though...and I really want to thank you for all the hard work your doing just to help people like me do what you did. Also knowing Pimsuler actually helped you to a degree makes me want to give it a shot. Either way, I believe now I at least have a plan. Thank you so much

    ReplyDelete
  71. Hey,
    Really liked your video and your story - just one quick comment.
    You talked a bit about Heisig. I worked with Heisig for a little while and the thing I found frustrating was that while it was great for remembering what all the characters meant, there was no actual Japanese in the book. There's another book - 'A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters' by Kenneth Henshall, that I think does a better job than Heisig. It's not organized by radical, but Henshall explains the history of the characters, gives mnemonic (that I thought were about as good as Heisig's) and also lists the different pronunciations as well as a few common words related to each character. From my own experience, and friends who also used Henshall, you won't necessarily master characters at the same speed as with Heisig, but you'll be able to connect characters to words and vocabulary.
    Not sure if you want to go into reading and writing, but I would recommend this as a resource.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot! I have heard of that book but never really checked it out. But now I think I will after hearing you give such a good review on it.

      Delete
  72. Hi1, I know this is a stupid question but where do I sign up, cause I can't find it :-/ :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nah, no questions stupid... except the stupid ones... anyway you can go to the link below, or just fill in your email in the box above that say's "How to learn fluent Japanese in less than 1 year"

      http://japanesethroughanime.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=2990b6602314fd4cf6b3eaf98&id=612a7cbac0

      Delete
  73. Ok Im goin to b writn it txt form less lettrs 2 type ot hehe.
    Wow Im so Jealous of U n hw U learnt hw to spek Japanese, itz reali Insprationl to waj UR videos n UR Humor CRAKS ME UP!!! I jst saw UR lst video of U goin to Japan nw itz bin 2wks sinc itz bin up, funi lines n Im glad U didnt edit dem ot is "I Love U plane, Plse let Me Ride U" hehehe cam ot prety gud frm my p.o.v. and also "Theres the Crouch incase U wantd 2 c it again" and den "Therez neighbor Crouch incase U nidd 2 c wat dat lukd lyk" yeh so mny funi commnts U say thru ot UR videoz. Do kip it up n post mor fanx. Bt also I nid UR help n hw to rembr on writn Japanese, Im curntly learn'n Japanese in Skul aka Uni n Im findn it reli Hard to rember da Hirigana side of fings, sinc Im niu 2 Japanese we hav to strt wid Hirigana, Im fine with Audio n Oral bt wen it cumz to readn it Im lost is thea ne helpful tips U cn giv Me or mak a video abot writin it wud b gr8 n Im jst goin to b talkin abot UR videoz in my classz as a analytical p.o.v. fanx for AL UR Videos Kip It Up.
    Hv a gr8 tym n Japan. :D
    "BELIEVE IT"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehehe Ok wel my tym says 8:57pm 05/08/2012 n dats New Zealand tym zone. Dnt fink Im up lyk earli hrs of da mornin wajn n goin on da internt I go to sleep @ 12am I nt sum fanatic on da internt hehehe "BELIEVE IT"

      Delete
  74. So is this like a subscription deal where I just pay the 300$ (and get every thing there is nothing more)or do i have to pay every 15 weeks (and keep on receiving new lessons)?

    ReplyDelete
  75. A friend recommended this to me and I am very excited to learn - I hope that you keep making free stuff, it's very cool what you're making possible for people like me, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  76. this is awesome im totally going to use your method thanks man for sharing this with us!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I happened across your videos on Youtube, trying to get examples of Nihongo for the ear. I just started taking it at college and while I can slowly read and speak it (a little faster than I read), I am struggling to make out what is being said. Anyway, thanks for your videos and encouragement. You have a gift and surely are making the world a better place sharing it. Will be back when I learn more!

    Arigatoo gozaimasu!

    ReplyDelete
  78. i discovered anime at a fairly young age for a girl i was about 10-12ish i don't remember anymore exactly when it was. i may have been younger...i think the first anime i watched was dbz. most of my family growing up was boys so i watched a lot of things the boys did. but i first saw naruto in japanese at one of my cousin's house and i was totally hooked. so in my last year or so i've been trying to teach myself through various sites that i didn't seem to really understand. i mean i have almost a whole notebook of handwritten notes i don't understand. well i do have some vocab that is actually useful. now that i think about it it's probably been more than a year. i'm 22 by the way, just to give you an idea how long i've wanted to learn. it's been rough but i think your method will be much easier for what i want it for. i've wanted to go to japan nearly my whole life and i know i will some day. thank you for helping accomplish my dream!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you're being a bit too literal about it. I don't think anyone is proclaiming to THE best method to learning, but denying that it works in the face of Ken's story is a bit insulting. I was lucky enough to go to Japan and I picked up a bit from Pimsler and Rosetta Stone. I was able to use some of it, though no where near fluent, but the response that I got was pretty amazing. A lot of people will give you a chance just because you put in an effort to learn a bit of their culture and language. This, like other instructional programs, is a starting point and it's up to you to put in the effort to learn and improve.

      Oy, kisama... I mean Ken-san! When is the next class going to start?! I've signed up for the newsletter already.

      Delete
  79. Do you happen to have any of those cross-reference lists you spoke of ?

    ReplyDelete
  80. I always knew the japanese taught in anime was different from the ones that was taught in school. Because of that, I'm gonna learn the japanese from anime and use it, regardless if it offends the japanese, because I have a theory, that the whole "it's gonna be very offensive" thing is most likely not as offensive as it appears, considering how often anime is exposed to the society. For example, I'm not gonna say "atashi" or "watashi" I'm gonna say "ore" because it's not gender biased (and it downs better anyway)

    ReplyDelete
  81. I also started with Inuyasha, and I was 14! すばらしい、ね! But now I'm much older (okay, not MUCH), and I still haven't gotten very far from where I began. I know survival Japanese (i.e, "formal"), but what I REALLY want to learn and master are "casual" and even "slang" Japanese. I've used Pimsleur's, all 3 Japanese courses through Rosetta Stone, Genki Japan, and numerous other programmes and sites, but still, my understanding of modern, casual Japanese is dull if not void of even being there. I just wanted to say that your videos have helped me so much! I've been told to watch anime to help understand Japanese many times before, but I've also been told that the Japanese in anime is a bit "exaggerated", so I didn't think much of the idea. But now, using it to just understand common phrases and ideas through anime without subtitles really is working!

    So, ありがとうございます、Ken先生!You've helped out so many, and now I'm one of them - Learning Japanese Through Anime!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Hey!! I'm so glad I bumped into your videos on YouTube. I, too, am going to learn japanese. Believe it or not I used to hate Naruto, thought he was annoying or something, I learned my lesson anyways, thanks to my friend that got me into being an anime fan, I 'm absolutely in love with it now, and I watch a lot of anime, so I'm going to follow your advice and I'm gonna get rid of those subtitles, and learn my dream language, just like you :D. Do you have any advice you could give me to learn Japanese? Like, what books do you recommend? Or what techniques did you use? Thanks a bunch!!

    ReplyDelete
  83. I also started with Inuyasha and after watching all the episodes I never look back as I began really watching anime tv shows.

    ReplyDelete
  84. i dont know why but for some reason Inuyasha is the first for eveyone (Myself Included)

    ReplyDelete
  85. Waah~~ so cool. I've wanted to learn Japanese for ages, so when I moved to my new school recently and found that they had a Japanese class I jumped at the chance, but I didn't understand anything and would get looks from the other students! I was about to give up until I found your YouTube site and actually got what you where talking about. Thank you and hopefully I can learn more:)

    ReplyDelete
  86. How, exactly, did you run a word frequency analysis on the naruto anime transcripts??? I tried Googling programs like that with those keywords, and I couldn't find anything. Please tell me how you did that!!!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Is that 300 words you learn to understand what you hear and then using that build a vocab or throughout the year you learn the 300 words.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Thanks for sharing this useful information about learn Japanese in less than 1 year with nice video clips.
    Japanese classes London

    ReplyDelete
  89. i think anyone can learn when u hear the words properly from the animes u are watching. together with its subtitles for u to understand the meaning of the word.

    for me ,i've used a combination of audio and visual learning. rosetta stone and pimsluer for example. that helped me to [url=http://mojimaster.com] learn Hiragana and katakana[/url]. also use [url=http://mojimaster.com] Hiragana games[/url]. Repetition works.

    ReplyDelete
  90. well, first of all thank you for all of your videos, they are really helping! im taking Japanese in school, so now im quite a bit ahead of my class :)
    i also first started to want to learn Japanese right around the time when i was half way through an episode of Inuyasha, then i went on to watch quite a few more...
    so anyways, thanks tons!
    ありがたおう!
    じゃまたね!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I tried Pimsluer & Rosetta Stone. I would say the most learn came from a cross section of both. Using repetition. For writing and reading i started with hiragana. i think this upcoming game can help people in an entry to learning hiragana first helped with katakana.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I've been watching Bleach and I'm starting to learn words in the same way, it's awesome. I've been trying to force myself to stick with this Rosetta Stone, but you're right, it is difficult. It starts out with a word and picture then progresses to a full sentence with that same picture and I'm like, how do you get a sentence out of a picture of a little girl?! But your program sounds kinda cool, I'm interested to see it.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Is there a list of the most used words in anime? I mean, more than like a couple of words, preferably hundreds (if not thousands). If you could tell me where to get them, that'd be great! :))

    ReplyDelete
  94. You are so cute!
    Even somebody who wasn't interested in Japan at all would love to learn japanese after watching one of your videos!
    I hope one time I will be able to talk japanese just like you.. At the university I'm going to study at there is the subject 'Japanese studies'. If I can speak a little bit of Japanese until I start studying at the university, I will choose it as a subsidiary subject.
    Thank you so much for your help (and greetings from Germany by the way)

    ReplyDelete
  95. you got to accepted into UCLA and your so good at Japanese :') LITERALLY EVERYTHING I WANT TO BE.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Amazing! Recently, I feel that I haven't been learning much in my japanese class, but I think that this could work! Oh, and thanks for uploading that touhoku dialect video: it saved me when I had to do a project.

    And if I subscribe, will I be spammed with a bunch of other junk email? Cause I seem to be having that problem a lot recently

    Anyway, thanks for all the videos! You've become my inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  97. I don't know if you check out the comments very often, but I really connected with your whole story. And you're very handsome :) I think we could've been great friends if we lived a couple thousand miles closer, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I was wondering if you could recommend any sites that had unsubbed anime? hope you can help and please keep up the good work.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Ganbatte! Excellent dedication diving right into it... Hope you've graduated and relocated to Nippon by now =)

    ReplyDelete
  100. yep! anime is the reason why I have a job right now! Seriously, if I wasnt dedicated enough to study japanese because of anime, i would be like the others who still havent got any job (at all). I'm working now in a japanese owned esl school..so practically i can use japanese every time XD

    ReplyDelete
  101. If you watch a lot of anime series you'll start to know the basic japanese language :)

    ReplyDelete
  102. I want to join the class!!

    ReplyDelete
  103. first anime was naruto i fell in love i with naruto but i didnt like to read subtitles like my friends likeed to do so i wanted to learn japanese so that i could watch anime so far i am currently watching bleach and i am starting to get afew words like nani nandatou please help

    ReplyDelete
  104. Hello I been watching all your vids from the beginning but still struggling with the language I have a bf in Tokyo I am hoping to visit him but I'm worried my Japanese is not going be anouth can you give me a few tips?

    ReplyDelete
  105. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  106. I'm loving your method and so eager to apply to myself now >____< Ken, can you please please please tell me the frequency analysis that you used ?

    ReplyDelete
  107. hey, i was checking out your website and i was just wondering, what do you need the email for? does it set up an account or something? your website seems pretty legit i just want to know what the email is for.

    ReplyDelete
  108. how can i sign up for the class ?

    ReplyDelete
  109. I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS WEBSITE MADE MY DAY ! I WANT TO WATCH ANIME WITHOUT SUBTITLES !!

    ReplyDelete
  110. AND I WANT TO GO TO JAPAN SOMEDAY , AFTER I HAVE LEARNED THIS LANGUAGE !

    ReplyDelete
  111. Hi. This blog is interesting and intense! As you explain Japanese phrases in this blog, I started making a blog. It's about learning Japanese from anime. I'm very happy if you send me your opinion as a senpai. Thanks!
    http://www.tumblr.com/blog/letslearnjapanesefromanime

    ReplyDelete
  112. Wow very well post i have got here Thanks a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  113. What were the original 300 most used words in anime. this page is amazing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  114. Good post you have shared here Thanks a lot

    ReplyDelete
  115. This is an informative blog. Thanks for sharing it with us. Free Anime

    ReplyDelete

My Story