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Anime Wit

That’s right. Even Japanese people have a hard time understanding what anime characters say because it’s such a foreign language to them. They have to take a special course in school called “anime language” which helps them understand it, just a bit. Even then, most Japanese people can only understand about 70% of the words anime characters use, which explains why the dialogue often seems pandering to viewers with small vocabularies.

Instead, OP, you should watch superior Japanese soap operas because they are so well-produced.


And with that, the “even Japanese people don’t understand Japanese” meme was put to rest. Hopefully 😀 .

  4 comments for “Anime Wit

  1. ライトニング
    August 21, 2012 at 04:38

    I don’t know how anybody could even believe it in the first place.
    Somebody had to create a script in the first place, and obviously you have to understand it if you write it, and somebody also has to say it, so, at least for me it was debunked from the start.

  2. August 21, 2012 at 08:40

    That sort of attitude is just a strange form or jealousy being projected. I think I understand it. It’s like “Hey, you didn’t have to work hard to learn Japanese and I took 2 years of it in college. WTF!”

    Someone once posted “You have to learn Kanji just like the Japanese and that is by rote memorization.” This was on a video I posted about learning Kanji using RTK1. I mean, learning through anime takes time and work too. It just doesn’t feel like work because it’s not boring. Meaning it’s easier for the brain to absorb the information and patterns.

    I guess the best thing you can say to this person is “Try it! You’ll like it!”

  3. ルイジ
    December 27, 2012 at 20:13

    Wow, I’m surprised, very interesting. I guess that explains why I watch anime confortably but nobody understands my japanese


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