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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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Mahjong

Practice your Kanji, vocabulary and learn new words by completing fun mahjong puzzles.

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Learn Japanese with Anime - I Can't Beat The Shit Out Of You Without Getting Closer

In this video we’re going to analyse Jotaro’s quote from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険, Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken).

Learn Japanese with Anime - No One Can Tear Apart The Bond Between Nezuko And Me!

In this video we’re going to analyse Tanjiro's quote from Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba, 鬼滅の刃) (anime scene edited).

Learn Japanese with Anime - Rage, My Soldiers!

In this video we’re going to analyse Erwin's quote from Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin).

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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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Japanese Student Council: Differences between Anime and Real Life

Originally published on Learn Japanese with Anime, posted here by flint about 4 months ago

#japanese culture#anime#school life

You may have seen School Council in Japanese anime and wondered what Japanese School Council really likes. In this article, I will explain you the differences in school council between anime and real life.

Are There Really Japanese Teenagers Living Alone?

Originally published on Learn Japanese with Anime, posted here by flint about 4 months ago

#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.

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

Posted by flint over 2 years ago

#ramen#chocolate#chocoramen

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

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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)

"The princess's nickname is the 'Bloodstained Rue'. She forced me to become her lover. I could not oppose her at all. Within the palace I witnessed 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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