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Welcome! 楽しい Japanese is a site dedicated to making learning the Japanese language a fun and enjoyable experience for you. You will find here a Japanese to English dictionary, various fun games, interactive lessons, learning resources, cultural resources and a friendly community which will help you to read, write and speak Japanese, and allow you to share your passion about the Japanese culture. So, whether you are just beginning your journey learning about this beautiful culture and its language, are wanting to understand the latest anime and jdrama without the need for subtitles, or are looking to improve your fluency in preparation for working or living in Japan, there are a number of helpful tools and resources here that you may use.

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Practice your Japanese vocabulary and learn new words by completing fun crossword puzzles.

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Are There Really Japanese Teenagers Living Alone?

Originally published on Learn Japanese with Anime, posted here by flint yesterday at 10:29 AM

#japanese culture#anime#school life

In anime, where high school students often play the leading role, it is not uncommon for teens to be living alone, but in reality the percentage of high school students living alone is small. Here, we will examine these cases based on Japanese statistics.

Top 10 Anime for Learning Japanese

Originally published on Learn Japanese with Anime, posted here by flint about 8 months ago


It is not easy to select the best anime “for you” to learn Japanese. If you want to give priority only to learning Japanese, you can choose cartoons for children. However, they are too short and not very motivating. The important thing is to select anime that is suitable for learning Japanese and is “interesting.” Learning is difficult to continue without stimulating your intellectual curiosity and providing you with the fun of acquiring knowledge.

Here are the top 10 anime you can use to learn Japanese...

Choco Ramen Sundae?!! You're Crazy!!!

Posted by flint over 2 years ago


Chocolate Ramen Sundae?? Surely not. Just the thought of it is preposterous. Surely it will be disgusting ... or will it?

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Using the Mini-Dictionary

Highlight any Japanese word in this site, and the mini dictionary will pop up and show you the meaning and pronunciation, with a shortcut to the dictionary entry. Now isn't that a convenient feature?!

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Learn Japanese with Anime - I’m So Upset I Could Die

In this video we’re going to analyse Reina Kousaka’s quote from Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Yūfoniamu, 響け!ユーフォニアム).

Learn Japanese with Anime - I Have To Become A Hero!

In this video we’re going to analyse Shinra Kusakabe's quote from Fire Force (Enn Enn no Shouboutai).

Learn Japanese With Anime - Oh? You’re Approaching Me?

In this video we’re going to analyse Dio Brando’s quote from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken).

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かがみの孤城 (The solitary castle in the mirror)

Winner of 7 major book prizes in 2017 and 2018, and selling over 500,000 copies, the solitary castle in the mirror tells the story of the first year middle school student Kokoro, and her adventures in the mysterious castle beyond the mirror in her room.

With an intriguing story you won't be able to put down, かがみの孤城 (The solitary castle in the mirror) is the perfect novel for intermediate to advanced learners to improve their Japanese reading skills with.

西の魔女が死んだ (The witch of the west is dead)

After finding herself unable to attend school anymore, middle school student Mai spends her summer with her beloved grandma - affectionately knows as "the witch of the west". There, under the guidance of her grandma, she begins her training to become a witch ...

Have fun learning Japanese by reading the touching novel 西の魔女が死んだ (The witch of the west is dead). Also available as a movie which follows the dialog from the novel almost word for word!

王女ルウ (Princess Rue)

"With a nickname of the 'Bloodstained Rue', the princess has forced me to become her lover. I could not oppose her at all. After which, within the palace I bore witness to many things."

Take your Japanese to the next level with these fun lessons while reading the Japanese novel 王女ルウ (Princess Rue).

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