Learn Japanese with Anime: “Shuffle!” (Intermediate Level)


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84% Brilliant

At first glance, the first half seems to be a typical Harlem anime, but the first half is intended to introduce characters, so the interesting part of the story consists of 19 episodes in the middle and the latter half. Gradually darkness and seriousness become deeper. It's not a sweet triangle / square relationship.

A character's personality collapses. The conclusion is not a love comet, but a pure love broken heart that involves past sins and atonements, but fantasy is involved and the storyline is difficult to read.

Although it is an old anime, all the characters are unique and cute, and the personality setting is also considered well. At the time, the world view is a rare world love comedy animation that was rare at the time. A must-see for learning the history of anime.

The drawing is very stable, but the camera work has been devised more finely than that. The performance is very high although it is old. The background is also good, there is no sense of incongruity in drawing the everyday world and the different world. Great workmanship.

Although it is old, its recognition is low, but the OP song is a masterpiece. I want you to watch this. Although the original is only gal game, there is a gal game-like sound, but the piano song in the latter half of the serious is high level. OP drawing, music, and production are outstanding, so don't shy away from old anime.

  • Story/Worldview 85 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 80 %
  • Songs/Sound 90 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 85 %
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1. Information

Title (Eng)Shuffle!
Title (Jpn)SHUFFLE!
Aired Year2005
GenresRomance, Fantasy



2. Synopsis

In present times, Gods and Demons coexist together with Humans after the door between each of these worlds had opened. Tsuchimi Rin is a normal young high school student attending Verbena Academy, spending his days living peacefully with his childhood friend Kaede. Unexpectedly, one day the King of Gods, the King of Demons and their families move into be Rin’s next door neighbors. Apparently the daughter of the Gods, Sia, and the daughter of the demons, Nerine, are both deeply in love with Rin after having met him in the past. Along with his playful friendship with upperclassmen Asa and his encounter with the silent but cute Primula, Rin has much on his hands dealing with the affections of each of these girls. Based on the eroge by Navel.

Souce: https://myanimelist.net/anime/79/Shuffle?q=SHUFF


3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

In this anime world, there are ordinary gods and demons. However, there are surprisingly few fantasy terms. Basically, because of the story of the school romantic comedy, the terms that appear are very similar. The way each character speaks is fairly stable for fantasy, and there is no strange character. Although the Japanese level of this anime is advanced, it is not because there are many fantasy terms, but because there are many phrases and idioms peculiar to Japanese (of course there are many terms related to romance, but that is not bad as a material for learning. )


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.0 terms/episode= 143 / 24
Difficulty Level12th grade= Middle School
Total Difficulty Score72.0 points= 6.0 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 


The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=143 terms)
1 幼馴染 
2 居候 
3 親衛隊 
4 神族Sci-Fi terms
5 魔族Sci-Fi terms
6 開門 
7 他種族Sci-Fi terms
8 神界Sci-Fi terms
9 魔界Sci-Fi terms
10 神王Sci-Fi terms
11 魔王Sci-Fi terms
12 勲章 
14 節操がないIdioms
15 果報者 
16 腐れ縁 
17 貧乳 
18 遊撃隊Military terms
19 治癒 
20 治癒魔法Sci-Fi terms
21 献立 
23 一件落着 
24 徹夜 
25 不動産屋 
26 一夫多妻 
28 無礼講 
29 問答無用 
30 弄ぶ 
31 歯切れが悪いIdioms
32 果報者 
33 面構え 
34 抜け駆け 
35 災難 
36 命日 
37 敗因 
38 途方に暮れるIdioms
39 親睦 
40 人見知り 
41 備えあれば患いなしIdioms
42 申し子 
43 風情 
44 ロリコンJapanglish
45 精を出すIdioms
46 三途の川を渡るIdioms
47 殺気立つ 
48 殺伐 
49 どういう風の吹き回しIdioms
50 存亡 
51 不定詞 
52 辞世の句 
53 夏の陣 
54 満喫 
55 横暴 
56 自粛 
57 功労者 
58 不純性交友 
59 同棲 
60 鬼畜 
61 溜飲 
62 黙秘 
63 大惨事 
64 感無量 
65 不届き者 
66 三途の川 
67 祝杯 
68 捏造 
70 才色兼備 
71 筋がいい 
72 必需品 
73 神隠し 
74 伝授 
75 召喚 
76 補習 
77 答案用紙 
78 侮辱 
79 赤点 
80 通帳 
81 天罰 
82 掛け値なし 
83 精が付く 
84 覇気がない 
85 不老長寿 
86 スク水 
87 色恋沙汰 
88 張り合う 
89 成就 
90 アンスコ 
91 先手必勝 
92 装甲 
93 一筋 
94 青冷める 
95 痴態 
96 日射病 
97 今生の別れ 
98 水臭い 
99 羽目を外す 
100 受難 
101 ノーパンSlang
102 厄日 
103 炎天下 
104 軟弱者 
105 方程式 
106 現実逃避 
109 諸刃の剣 
110 下心 
111 専売特許 
112 溶液 
113 不肖 
114 全快 
115 入魂 
116 自己満(自己満足)Slang
117 余命 
118 入れ知恵 
119 お咎めなし 
120 秋晴れ 
121 お節介を焼くIdioms
122 毒味 
123 出鼻を挫かれるIdioms
124 尾ひれが付くIdioms
125 立ち眩み 
126 安静 
127 落第 
128 心機一転 
129 炊事 
130 白々しい 
131 敷金 
132 礼金 
133 売約済み 
134 身寄り 
136 一世一代 
138 ムシがいい 
139 査定 
140 自業自得 
141 尻に敷かれるIdioms
143 奇遇 



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