Learn Japanese with Anime: “Kyō no Go no Ni” (Elementary Level)


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67% Great

This is a comedy animation featuring elementary school students as main characters. The point of the laughter is the gap that gives off a surreal gag for an elementary school student. It will be a very old anime, so be aware that you may be resistant to drawing and character editing.

  • Story/Worldview 70 %
  • Character 60 %
  • Animation/Background 55 %
  • Songs/Sound 75 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 75 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Kyō no Go no Ni
Title (Jpn)今日の5の2
Aired Year2008



2. Synopsis

Following the line of the precedent OVAs (of the same name) This anime goes around the normal lives of some elementary school (5th grade, 2nd class room) kids and their adventures, while turning to teens. Their games, stupid jokes, and the misunderstandings around their premature attraction to the opposite sex. Ryota Satou is the main character here, but his friends are almost as important as him since the school wouldn’t be the same without them, especially the girls who the majority of time appear to be mature by their ages but in the ends they are as childish and even more “dangerous” than the boys.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/4903/Kyou_no_5_no_2_TV?q=%E4%BB%8A%E6%97%A5%E3%81%AE%EF%BC%95



3. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The rate of occurrence of difficult words is not so high at 5.5, and the level of difficult words is relatively low. Also, you will rarely see elementary school life in Japan. Therefore, it is a good work to know the culture such as a satchel for schoolchildren, a menu for school lunch in Japan, a candy store, and an umbrella. You can learn a little bit with the short story structure, so even people at elementary level can understand well. It is also recommended for Beginner who aims to step up. And if you’re an Intermediate or better person and want to interact with your kids, you should check it out.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 5.5 terms/episode= 71 / 13
Difficulty Level8th grade= Middle School
Total Difficulty Score44.0 points= 5.5 * 8
Comprehensive JudgmentEasyin 30.0 to 69.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerElementary 




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