- Aug 4, 2010*nods* In my third year of Japanese, our professor did show us unsubtitled versions of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. I still couldn't make out a single thing and was quite glad that the professor gave us the questions about the film in written form (I understood what I read much more than what I heard by a long shot). But as for the anime, given that I watched it with my friends who liked action-comedies, I took it with a grain of salt.
--- In email@example.com, James Eckman <ronin_engineer@...> wrote:
> > Posted by: "booknerd9"
> > Depends on the anime. Anime that is more dramatic as opposed to comedic and is aimed at adults may have characters that are speaking close to how normal people do. FWIW, I watched anime when studying Japanese in college... I called it "doing research" (instead of say, goofing off).
> For beginners, anime is bad. Until you've had some classes, tapes or
> possibly movies you just don't know how bad! When Akira first came out
> (unsubtitled) a kid brought a copy to Japanese class. This was the
> second semester, and for the first 5 minutes none of us could understand
> a word. This was about the time it took the sensei to recover from shock
> ;) Now I know what they are saying and if I hear anyone speaking like
> that, I'm either running or reaching for a weapon!
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