Learn Japanese with Anime: “Hidamari Sketch” (Intermediate Level)

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This anime depicts the daily lives of high school girls, and you can learn the daily, polite, and feminine words of the young generation. This anime belongs to Slice of Life, but since it has many difficult terms, it is recommended for learners with a Japanese level of Intermediate or higher.

  • Story/Worldview 65 %
  • Character 70 %
  • Animation/Background 70 %
  • Songs/Sound 65 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 65 %
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1. Information

Title (Eng)Hidamari Sketch
Title (Jpn)ひだまりスケッチ
TypeTV
Episodes14
Aired Year2007
GenresSlice of life
Prequel
SequelHidamari Sketch × 365

 

 

2. Synopsis

For years, Yuno has dreamed of attending Yamabuki Arts High School, but now that she’s been accepted, it means the scary prospect of moving away from her home and family for the first time! Fortunately, Yuno quickly learns that if her new neighbors at the eclectic Hidamari (Sunshine) Apartments aren’t technically family, at least the majority share the bond of being fellow art students. From second year students like Hiro and Sae, who try to behave like helpful older sisters (mostly successfully) to her hyperactive new neighbor, classmate and best friend Miyako (who has the scariest apartment ever) Yuno begins to build the support network she’ll need for dealing with strange characters like her oddly masculine landlady, her cosplay obsessed home room teacher, her tooth-chattering principal and all of the other odd denizens who inhabit her chosen world of art.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/1852/Hidamari_Sketch

 

3. Character’s Way of Speaking

Yuno is a first-year high school girl. She has a quiet personality so her voice is a little low, but she is a good character for Japanese listening practice because she can speak slowly. You can learn from her the difference between how to talk to her juniors, how to talk to her friend Miyako, and how to use honorific language to her seniors. The honorific she uses is simple, but the level of honorific that Japanese people use on a daily basis is at this level, so Japanese learners should emulate her way of speaking.

Miyako is a high school freshman who doesn’t change her attitude or way of talking to anyone. She sometimes speaks in an old-fashioned manner. However, Miyako is a good character for Japanese listening practice because she speaks clearly.

Hiro is in the second year of high school. Hiro talks calmly and always uses feminine language. Since she speaks politely to everyone, I strongly recommend that women listen and emulate her way of speaking when learning Japanese.

Sae is a high school sophomore and a professional novelist. She speaks a little manly, sometimes with a curt tone. You may feel Sae speaks fast, but that’s the speed that ordinary Japanese high school students speak. It’s a good character for listening to Japanese, but be aware that it’s a bit masculine when emulating. In reality, there are women who talk like her, but We still get the impression that she is a little masculine.

Nori appears as a high school freshman when Yuno and Miyako move up to the second grade. Nori is a bit quick in speaking, as she also speaks frankly to her seniors. She speaks in honorific language to her seniors, but in regular language to her peers, Nazuna. Listen to the difference. She is a character that I can recommend for both listening and emulating Japanese learning.

 

 

4. Terms and Talking Contents

The daily conversation of high school girls is the main theme of this anime, so there are many words that make us feel the season. From simple words like “帰省” (きせい, homecoming) and “木枯らし” (こがらし, kogarashi) to slightly more advanced terms like “夏の風物詩” (なつのふうぶつし, summer tradition), “梅雨” (つゆ, rainy season), “正夢” (まさゆめ, true dream), and “年の暮れ” (としのくれ, year-end). This anime provides you with a good opportunity to learn the Japanese language and Japanese culture while letting you feel the seasons with the aid of the video.

The words and conversations that appear in Anime are often unique and come from the free senses of high school students. For this reason, old expressions such as “好事魔多し” and “かたじけない” and young people’s words such as “ゴチになる” are sometimes used. It is a very realistic daily conversation of young Japanese people, but for Japanese learners, it is equivalent to an advanced level, so you don’t have to worry if you can’t hear it.

 

 

5. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

This is anime that depicts the daily conversation of female high school students, and various terms appear. Since the unique conversation is advanced by the free-thinking of high school students, the difficult terms occurrence rate is relatively high at 7.1 terms/episode. In addition to all the characters speaking politely, there are also honorifics, everyday words, and feminine words, so I would like to recommend this animation to intermediate and higher learners of Japanese. There are also a lot of things to learn about Japanese seasons and culture, so it’s a very good anime to learn about Japan.

 

Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 7.1 terms/episode= 94 / 14
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score85.2 points= 7.1 * 12
   
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 
JLPTN3 

 

The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=94 terms)
#よみ漢字Remarks
1こうじまおおし好事魔多し 
2おおや大家 
3いわくつき曰くつき 
4おしえご教え子 
5きせい帰省 
6こがらし木枯らし 
7じごくみみ地獄耳 
8しょうそ勝訴 
9おすそわけお裾分け 
10そうさくかつどう創作活動 
11きもそぞろ気も漫ろ 
12どうさつ洞察 
13とうさつ盗撮 
14そくせき即席 
15いわゆる所謂 
16とりはだ鳥肌 
17おおさかばんぱく大阪万博 
18なつのふうぶつし夏の風物詩 
19きつけ着付け 
20ふうぞく風俗 
21おいなりお稲荷 
22つゆ梅雨 
23そうざい惣菜 
24たんすいかぶつ炭水化物 
25やしょく夜食 
26すいせんにゅうがく推薦入学 
27きどあいらく喜怒哀楽 
28はやおきはさんもんのとく早起きは三文の得Idioms
29おくないしゃせい屋内写生 
30ちくりん竹林 
31あいびき逢引 
32かさじぞう笠地蔵 
33ばちあたり罰当たり 
34ほうがく邦楽 
35ちょうこく彫刻 
36ぷろかおまけプロ顔負け 
37ばくすい爆睡 
38けびょう仮病 
39じょうざい錠剤 
40ぼうしょ某所 
41まさゆめ正夢 
42らくがき落書き 
43りりしさ凛々しさ 
44しょっけんらんよう職権乱用 
45きまつしけん期末試験 
46かいだん怪談 
47むのうやくさいばい無農薬栽培 
48ぶぎょう鍋奉行 
49しんそうしんり深層心理 
50にゅうどうぐも入道雲 
51おたふくかぜおたふく風邪 
52せんしゅせんせい選手宣誓 
53たかわらい高笑い 
54じさくじえん自作自演 
55しゅんみんあかつきをおぼえず春眠暁を覚えずIdioms
56ぼっかい北海 
57にっしょうけん日照権 
58ねりもの練り物 
59いやしい卑しい 
60おごるおごる 
61ごちになるゴチになるSlang
62かいかぶる買い被る 
63ふぜい風情 
64にのうで二の腕 
65にゅうえき乳液 
66かわりもの変わり者 
67こうがいがくしゅう校外学習 
68みだしなみ身だしなみ 
69かんびょう看病 
70おみまいお見舞い 
71じゅけんせい受験生 
72なごりおしい名残惜しい 
73みずいらず水入らずIdioms
74だいひんみん大貧民 
75としのこれ年の暮れ 
76おやもと親元 
77じゃけんにする邪見にする 
78おおあね大姉 
79うたたねうたた寝 
80こきょう故郷 
81とんかちトンカチ 
82おおしけ大時化 
83せきとり関取 
84いきぬき息抜き 
85かたじけないかたじけない 
86ちのけがひく血の気が引くIdioms
87そうなん遭難 
88せっぷん接吻 
89てぐち手口 
90ふじゅん不純 
91きごこころ気心 
92まてんろう摩天楼 
93できちゃったけっこん出来ちゃった結婚 
94きょようど許容度 


 

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