Is learning readings worth it?I've recently begun climbing the mountain that is the Japanese language. I've learned all the radicals and now i'm ready to get into Kanji. I'm not going to be using mnemonic decives because they seem contrived and annoying. I have enough free time to just use the paper, write over and over again method and that woked perfectly well for radicals. 20 a day that way seems doable. I don't plan on learning stroke order and I don't think i'll need it for my purposes. That's all well and good, but I don't know whether learning the Onyomi and Kunyomi readings is worth it or not. There's a lot of mixed signals from what people say online. Some say I can just learn vocab and take, "mental note", of how the kanji are pronounced, others say it's necessary to learn them to guess how to pronounce things. I'd like to be able to know how something is pronounced just by reading it, but I don't know how important that it. You've got to help me, ubuu.
Maga or AnimeWhich do you prefer? I actually like watching anime more. With a book you get total freedom to imagine things the way you like and with animation there's a lot for your senses to chew on. Manga is in that mid-ground where you don't have as much freedom or stimulus. Even visual novels are better since they have sound and color. Also, I like binging through stuff all at once. With an anime, you only have to wait a couple months to do that, but manga that's currently being published could take years to finish.
Parents and animeToday I was ordering a wig for cosplay, and mom ended up picking out a wig for herself because the "thought it would be fun to wear it out sometimes". It was just a simple brown bob-style wig, but I think mom might be a closet cosplayer.
>he watches millenial faggotryLike I've been saying since 1989, everything is now poseur anime copping stories 'n' styles from the greats. New shows are watched by poseurs, loved by poseurs and should fuck off forever. What, were you born after 1976 and think you have an opinion? Haha, you baby cunt little twerp fuck off GTFO out of here with your baggy Naruto headband you Funimation fapping little bitch. How about you watch to some of your favorite moeshits like Strike Witches and Cardcaptor Sakura and eat pocky and write poems to your waifu. Haha, who cares? You think you're all manly and cool because you all just hit puberty in your 20's and can grow these red wispy bullshit grayless beards on your pizza-cratered little baby faces and you revere streaming, steaming trash like .hack as if it were the classics. You wouldn't know a classic unless Coca-Cola printed it on the bottle I want to break on your eyes and slash your throat with you impossible nerd. I oughta slap you so hard that your dumb snapback hat will never fit on your chicken-neck topping little dumb head again you Rei loving vagina. Fuck you.
Feeling overwhelmedI was really excited about anime a year ago but that excitement seems to have ebbed. The last anime I got all the way through was Eva, and that was quite awhile ago. After that I started Serial Experiments Lain but my computer's fan died before I got all the way through it and by the time I got a new one I'd lost the interest the series built in me during the time I watched it. I know I'd love it but I don't know if I'll actually enjoy watching the rest of it now. Awhile after that I read a few manga series and they were enjoyable but they didn't do much to arouse serious interest in reading a lot of others.
DORAMADo any anons watch dramas?
Touhou General*links to your favorite lets-player
⑨⑨⑨Cirno Day!!!⑨⑨⑨Happy Cirno Day!
"I made an AMV" threadSup /2/ I just made my first AMV about a week ago, and now I am starting to see just how fun it is. Im guessing some of you here have a couple and I wanna see them!
Japanese *chans/forums in generalI need to conduct a questionnaire for JPN202 for a project and I figured finding a Japanese text board to ask for help would be a good idea.
What are you watching now?I didn't see a thread like this so I guess I'll make one!
Onsen GeneralMy body is sore after some relatively intense physical activity over the past couple of days, and I was thinking how nice it would be to spend some time in a hot spring bath. I remember soaking in a few different hot springs in the western north america, mostly around the Idaho/ Wyoming/Northern Utah area, but also a couple around Banff, ALberta, but I haven't been in one in ages. With all of my weeby inclinations, I found myself wondering what traditional Japanese baths are like. I think the tradition is much older. I can imagine that original inhabitants of the Americas may have also had a hot spring bath tradition, but it seems like white people run most of them in the states these days. But yeah, I know next to nothing about onsen. If anybody has any info or better yet, stories, I'm all ears.
PICNIC IN MARS 2MP3:NICOSOUND
Koe no KatachiA oneshot about bullying that has been circulating recently. I thought some people here would be interested in reading this, it's really good.
Your Ideal Anime AdaptationI've been meaning to make a thread for people to describe their dream anime adaptations. Like, pick an existing property, franchise, book, whatever, and say what anime studio or director you'd like to see make a show out of it, or just how you think an anime of it could be done.
DouojinshiLet's talk about some nice doujin. Post your favorites!
Nama-Sensei and Learning Japanese With AnonymousSo, a long time ago, I came across a really nice comprehensive guide to learning Japanese, straight from the Internet Hate Machine itself:
this is the new japanese everything else board. if you remember what /n/ used to be, this is the new old /n/.You want to post here!