The animation belongs to the Slice of Life and Comedy genre, so don't ask A Channel for a deep story or an advanced World view. However, you are allowed to love characters that are very cute inside as well as outside. Surprisingly, it also focuses on creating and directing animation. The cover and title of the anime do not give us any special expectation, but the charm of this anime surely heals our tired heart. I hope you will enjoy this work in which cute girls spend their daily lives in a unique tempo.
|Title (Eng)||A Channel|
|Genres||Slice of life, Comedy|
Tooru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Tooru learns that she’s managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her… only to find Run in a compromising position with yet another girl, Yuko. Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Tooru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run’s own penchant for drama.
3. Character’s Way of Speaking
Run/Momoki Run is popular with both men and women. Run has a cheerful personality and is a typical female high school student, so it is a good character for listening practice. Her lines are very good for listening to Japanese learning because she speaks very naturally in any scene.
Because Tooru/Ichii Tooru’s voice is low and small, her lines are difficult to hear. You must understand that she does not use honorific expressions for Run, Yuuko, and Nagi, who are one year older, which is the opposite of a very close relationship. Generally speaking, even high school students need to use honorific language to their seniors.
Yuuko/Nishi Yuuko is a high school girl who speaks Kansai dialect, so her first name is “Uchi”. The differences in intonation and the endings of “xxx やった” and “xxx やろ” are characteristic of the Kansai dialect. Her way of speaking is so clear that it is not difficult to listen to her lines even in Kansai dialect.
Nagi/Tennouji Nagisa is the most common person. She speaks in masculine tones, such as “xxx だ” “xxx しろ” and “xxx だぜ” and naturally uses masculine words, such as “デカい” and “ウマい”. In fact, there are girls who use masculine words in Japan, so she is a real high school girl. She also uses youth language such as “ウザい” “超” and “パネェ”.
Yutaka/Imai Yutaka is a character who loves his classmate, Toru, and always speaks honorifics. She has intense emotions and emotional expression in the tone of her voice. Taking her emotional expression as a hint, listening would be easier.
Miho/Noyama Miho is a man of common sense, speaking a little softly and feminine, but speaking clearly makes it easy to listen. But she’s a little cold and strong to Yutaka, so listen to the difference.
4. Terms and Talking Contents
For a work depicting the daily lives of high school students, the content of the conversation is young. However, there is no story in this anime, so there is no problem even if you don’t understand the words. It is suitable for studying Japanese because it uses plain Japanese. As it is a daily story, there are many words related to life such as “雨女” (あめおんな), “精が出る” (せいがでる), “小雨” (こさめ), etc. In addition, words related to schools such as “受験” (じゅけん, examination), “日直” (にっちょく, daily duty) and “偏差値” (へんさち, deviation value) are also found.
5. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime
In this anime, the difficult terms occurrence rate is not high at 4.8 terms/episode. Since the lyrics are also displayed on the inserted song, it is suitable for Elementary’s Japanese study. Most of the conversations are from female high school students, but the content is so young that you can relax and enjoy it. Difficult terms are at the same level as Middle School. The result of the Japanese level test is for Elementary, but if you are a hardworking Beginner, you can learn Japanese in this animation.
|Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate||4.8 terms/episode||= 57 / 12|
|Difficulty Level||8th grade||= Middle School|
|Total Difficulty Score||38.4 points||= 4.8 * 8|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Easy||in 30.0 to 69.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Elementary|
- The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=57 terms)
# よみ 漢字 Remarks 1 じゅけん 受験 School terms 2 きんがん 近眼 3 あめおんな 雨女 4 にっちょく 日直 School terms 5 せいがでる 精が出る Idioms 6 さなだむし サナダムシ 7 へんしつしゃ 変質者 8 ちゃくめろ 着メロ 9 すいまにおそわれる 睡魔に襲われる Idioms 10 からぶくろ 空袋 11 はける 掃ける 12 そうたい 早退 13 だてめがね 伊達めがね 14 ゆうれいぶいん 幽霊部員 School terms 15 あたる 当たる 16 こさめ 小雨 17 からだをはる 体を張る Idioms 18 としでんせつ 都市伝説 19 かみしつ 髪質 20 ねむけざまし 眠気覚まし 21 うさんくさい 胡散臭い 22 てきにしおをおくる 敵に塩を送る Idioms 23 しゅうのうじょうず 収納上手 24 ばんそうこう 絆創膏 25 かのう 化膿 26 ほっさ 発作 27 せいへき 性癖 28 かざみどり 風見鶏 29 ひんにゅう 貧乳 30 くされえん 腐れ縁 31 くちどめりょう 口止め料 32 いれちがう 入れ違う Idioms 33 やせがまん やせ我慢 34 ゆうたい 幽体 35 ひがむ ひがむ 36 ごけんそん ご謙遜 37 しょうどうにかられる 衝動に駆られる Idioms 38 はやとちり 早とちり 39 べんぴかいしょう 便秘解消 40 むだあし 無駄足 41 ふくへい 伏兵 42 おうじょうぎわがわるい 往生際が悪い Idioms 43 あなば 穴場 44 だんしょう 談笑 45 きせいかんわ 規制緩和 46 はなにかけない 鼻に掛けない Idioms 47 みみたこ 耳たこ 48 ぱしり パシリ School terms 49 みぞおち みぞおち 50 ひゃっぱつひゃくちゅう 百発百中 51 どくは 読破 52 おきにめす お気に召す 53 ぎじんか 擬人化 54 かまくら 鎌倉 55 へんさち 偏差値 School terms 56 ひこうか 非行化 57 わりかん 割り勘