Anime Recommendations

ImageTitleDifficultyLevelDescAiredEpisodesGenreRating
Love Live!
Love Live!2. Easy39.6In this Anime, you can hear a variety of girls' ways of talking. There are many characters in Love Live! and their ways of talking is also varied to emphasize each personality. Some expressions are exaggerated compared with general Japanese everyday conversation. You can check the differences in ways of talking while comparing with other Anime works.201313Drama3. Excellent
14 Great Songs to Learn Japanese Through (Level: Very Easy)
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Non Non Biyori Repeat
Non Non Biyori Repeat1. Very Easy4.4Characters range from children to adults, so the expressions and vocabulary depend on the character's age. Each character has a distinctive habit, and viewers can listen to a variety of Japanese. It is easy to listen to since it mainly consists of conversations among primary or junior high school students.201512Slice of life3. Excellent
Girls' Last Tour
Girls' Last Tour2. Easy51.6Compared to other anime, there are very few characters introduced. And the conversation between Chito and Yuri is the main plot point. Because they both speak at a slow speed, it is very easy to understand. A few technical military terms appear, but since most of the conversation consists of plain terms, I would like to recommend it to elementary level Japanese learners.201712Slice of Life, Sci-Fi3. Excellent
NEW GAME!
New Game!3. Normal88.0This anime is set in a game developing company. Aoba, who is a newcomer, and her superior called Rin talks appropriately as a working member of society. Almost all of its characters speak so correctly that they can fit in the real world. Therefore, I would like to recommend this anime to all Japanese learners.201612Drama2. Brilliant
Scum's Wish
Scum's Wish2. Easy54.0You can enjoy the gap between the way high school students and their teacher talk to each other. A formal and with a sense of distance and the way they talk to each other at school, and a friend more light way of speaking to each other outside of school. You can learn one of the characteristics of Japanese that one can adjust a sense of distance with others by changing the way of speaking.201712Romance3. Excellent
Flying Witch
Flying Witch2. Easy43.2You can hear the frank tone of high school students and the Tohoku region dialect. Since the atmosphere of the anime is kind and calm, the conversations you hear in it make peaceful impressions in daily conversations.201612Slice of Life, Fantasy4. Great
Clannad After Story
Clannad After Story1. Very Easy13.2Compared to the previous work, this work can hear a lot more realistic and adult conversations. You should listen carefully to the words of the characters based on a delicate and polite story. Needless to say, this anime is a historical masterpiece, so please watch it.200822Drama, Romance1. Outstanding
Clannad
Clannad1. Very Easy16.8Many high school students appear in this Anime, and naturally there are lots of conversations between family members. Some of the characters talk in a very distinctive way, however, you can hear a natural Japanese in general. I will recommend this Anime for a Beginner, as the difficulty level is low.200722Drama, Romance1. Outstanding
Toradora
Toradora1. Very Easy9.6Since this Anime is a high school love comedy, its conversations consist of comical lines between students. You can also enjoy a Japanese typical comedy element, "Boke" and "Tsukkomi", which are roles that form a Japanese Vaudeville duo. I would like the Beginners of the Japanese learners to watch this Anime because there are very few difficult terms as conversations of high school students are central.200825Drama, Romance2. Brilliant
In Search of the Lost Future
In Search of the Lost Future2. Easy51.6This is an Anime in which you can hear both the daily conversation between high school students and between the adult characters. It basically consists of plain terms and simple conversations, so I can recommend this to Elementary-level Japanese learners.201412Romance, Sci-Fi4. Great
Laid-Back Camp
Laid-Back Camp2. Easy57.6This story features conversations between female high-school students. There is no character who speaks a female language. You can enjoy laid-back conversations between female high-school students who speak in a natural tone. Considering the difficulty level of the Japanese language used in this anime, it is suitable for intermediate Japanese learners, but if you're the same generation as them, you can challenge even if you're an elementary Japanese learner.201812Slice of life3. Excellent
Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April1. Very Easy2.8We can see real junior high school students' conversations. They use colloquial language and monologue, except for music scenes. It means easy to understand what they speak.201422Romance3. Excellent
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Tokyo Magnitude 8.02. Easy28.0There are not many main characters, but there are noticeable differences depending on age and position. Can be used to listen to real conversations of teenagers and adults, so it is effective for learning Japanese.200911Drama3. Excellent
Celestial Method
Celestial Method1. Very Easy20.0In this Anime we can learn Japanese in both somewhat reserved manners and friendly manners, as the main character is a secondary school student who returned to Lake Kiriya City after seven years. Note also the word in the title which you write "天体" (てんたい, celestial) and pronounce "そら" in this Anime.201413Drama, Sci-Fi4. Great
Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions4. Hard130.0Togashi Yuuta who became a high school student erased the delusional past. However, on the evening of the day before the school entrance ceremony, he encounters a girl who wears a medical patch over her right eye getting off the floor above his apartment. On the next day, Yuuta reunited with her at school. The classmate Takanashi Rikka is delusional who believes herself to possess a "邪王真眼" (じゃおうしんがん, Wicked Eye). She forcibly makes a "contract" with Yuta and follows him around. This is a school love comedy anime that develops while involving others around Togashi Yuuta in former delusional and Takanashi Rikka in active delusional.201212Romance, Comedy1. Outstanding
Zoku Natsume Yujin-cho
Zoku Natsume Yujin-cho3. Normal84.8It is an anime depicting interaction between humans and youkai. Besides the conversation between high school students, conversations with youkai who speaks in a bit old-fashioned way also appear.200913Drama, Horror, Fantasy3. Excellent
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day3. Normal91.2The content of Japanese is mainly the conversation between high school students. In this anime, there are young people's words and young girls' words that real Japanese high school students speak. It is good for listening practice of reality high school students' spoken words but it is better not to emulate their way of talking.201111Drama, Romance3. Excellent
Three Leaves, Three Colors
Three Leaves, Three Colors3. Normal91.4The main three characters all have the kanji "葉" (は, Leaf) in their name. The title: three leaves three colors is based on an idiom "Sansha-sanyo", meaning everyone is unique.201612Slice of Life, Comedy2. Brilliant
Lucky Star
Lucky Star2. Easy57.6The main theme song of this anime is very well-known for its amazingly fast lines and the associated dance performance. There are characters who have a distinctive way of speaking, such as geeky girls' tone and lady-like tone.200724Comedy, Slice of Life2. Brilliant
Non Non Biyori
Non Non Biyori1. Very Easy4.0A work depicting the life of students going to Asahigaoka Bunko, set in a countryside in Japan. Some characters speak in a unique language while some others speak in a dialect, making viewers notice the ways Japanese language could transform.201312Slice of Life3. Excellent
Tamako Market
Tamako Market3. Normal76.8There are elements like fantasy, including birds that speak human language, but there are many characters that speak natural ways that we hear on a daily basis. It is interesting to note that there are many character names related to mochi(rice cake).201312Drama, Comedy3. Excellent
K-On!
K-On!2. Easy57.6It is an anime that depicts school girls' club activities, and a lot of everyday conversations in Japanese appear. As the characters are basically speaking in a frank tone, you can reference the way they speak when you talk with your friends. In terms of conversations between friends, learning Japanese from this anime is very effective.200912Slice of life2. Brilliant
One Week Friends
One Week Friends1. Very Easy28.8The characters are high school students, so you can learn how they speak in daily life from this anime. It is interesting to pay attention to differences in the way boys and girls talk. It would be nice to emulate their way of talking according to your sex.201412Romance4. Great
Land of the Lustrous
Land of the Lustrous2. Easy42.0It is a story of human-shaped jewels. The fact that the jewels do not have sex is a point when learning Japanese. Many characters talks in the boy’s tone, however, there are characters who talk in the girl’s tone, such as the diamond.201712Sci-Fi/Fantasy2. Brilliant
Kanon
Kanon1. Very Easy7.2Since most of the Japanese used in the whole is mostly general, this anime is very suitable for watching Japanese learning. Let's note that how to talk about some female characters is exaggerated for anime.200624Drama, Romance2. Brilliant
Bunny Drop
Bunny Drop1. Very Easy7.2This work is about the relationship between the father-in-law and child. Therefore, you can enjoy the difference in the words between children and adults.201111Drama4. Great
Tamayura
Tamayura1. Very Easy20.0The main characters are using standard Japanese (Only Yakusa Chimo uses Hiroshima dialect). There are also scenes using polite language for a superior person and overall wording is polite. Slang words do not appear.20104Slice of life4. Great
Encouragement of Climb
Encouragement of Climb2. Easy37.6Standard Japanese is used by major characters, and there is a tendency to use polite words to superiors. There is no depiction using extreme slang.20133Slice of life4. Great
Natsume Yujin-cho
Natsume Yujin-cho1. Very Easy12.0The main characters use common Japanese in this work. They use a frank and polite way of speaking depending on the scene. Words related to youkai are unique, but slang words do not come out.200813Drama, Horror/Suspence, Sci-Fi/Fantasy3. Excellent
YuruYuri
YuruYuri1. Very Easy6.4The main characters use general Japanese, and a few use a unique phrase to emphasize their own character. This is a strong comedy anime, but they never talk in slang.201112Comedy2. Brilliant
Aria The Animation
Aria the Animation1. Very Easy13.6There are many scenes where the major characters use polite language. In the case of friends etc, they will talk in a frank tone but they will not use slang.200513Slice of Life2. Brilliant
Nichijou, Aiai-Gasa
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
18 Japanglish Quiz about "Food and Dishes"
14 Japanglish Quiz about "Everyday Items"
1. Very Easy
Blend S, Kimono, Yukata, 着物, 浴衣
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Anime-vs-RealLife
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Hyouka, cherry blossom, 桜
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, kill oneself by jumping off,jump off and commits suicide
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Blend S, hot spring manner
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan, Japanese Grilled Fish
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Slow Start, Skirt length, Japanese School Uniform
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
citrus, lily flower, Lesbien
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
In Search of the Lost Future,
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding
Black Bullet,Patting Someone's Head
1. Very Easy1. Outstanding