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Do YOU have what it takes to be FLUENT in Japanese?
<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PLAw7hVjZ6M/XL-Yym0_9YI/AAAAAAAABN4/EMucuRRbEoIPBwJt1rtbOye0YFOpQFjfACEwYBhgL/s1600/fat-luffy-5907e4d233046.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="too much anime" border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="1280" height="360" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PLAw7hVjZ6M/XL-Yym0_9YI/AAAAAAAABN4/EMucuRRbEoIPBwJt1rtbOye0YFOpQFjfACEwYBhgL/s640/fat-luffy-5907e4d233046.jpeg" title="" width="640" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Too Much One Piece</td></tr> </tbody></table> <br /> <br /> Somebody in the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnvqtBYuoIk&amp;feature=youtu.be">comments of one of my videos</a> said...<br /> <br /> <i>"Bullshit, no way you've seen all of One Piece six times Ken"</i><br /> <br /> So I recounted.<br /> <br /> And it turns out I've actually watched them...<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <u></u><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> 1. <u style="text-decoration-line: underline;">FULL Series (1st time with &amp; 2nd without subs) 750+ eps</u></div> </div> <u> </u><i></i> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <i><i>-2 full times (500 hours)</i></i></div> </div> <i> </i> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <u></u><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> 2. <u style="text-decoration-line: underline;">Rewatch half with a girlfriend (no subs) (~400 eps)</u></div> </div> <u> </u><i></i> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <i><i>-3 times (400 hours)</i></i></div> </div> <i> </i> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <u></u><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> 3. <u style="text-decoration-line: underline;">Random episodes, audio only (~25 eps)</u></div> </div> <u> </u> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> -10 times each (~83 hours)</div> </div> <ul> </ul> <br /> <br /> (So about 4 full times)<br /> <br /> That's a <b>total of 983.33</b> hours of Anime.<br /> <br /> <b><span style="font-size: x-large;">Now, I'm completely fluent in Japanese.</span></b><br /> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b> And One Piece is probably the biggest contributor to my Japanese Input.<br /> <br /> Not textbooks, not classes, not apps. ONE PIECE.<br /> <br /> So you do the math.<br /> <br /> <b><span style="font-size: x-large;">This is what it takes to be fluent.</span></b><br /> <br /> Good Luck!<br /> <br /> Ken<br /> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/BpfIA3Dzvt4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How I met Ken Cannon
<div style="text-align: center;"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y41NbBKjT4s/XKXpv1g0U5I/AAAAAAAAALc/ufecvnjYNykl1Y0_vXVKLI0qXOpOlpmKwCLcBGAs/s1600/1936709_1188102304750_1020449_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="How I met ken cannon" border="0" data-original-height="604" data-original-width="453" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y41NbBKjT4s/XKXpv1g0U5I/AAAAAAAAALc/ufecvnjYNykl1Y0_vXVKLI0qXOpOlpmKwCLcBGAs/s400/1936709_1188102304750_1020449_n.jpg" title="handle Edgar with care" width="300" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <i>Hey everyone!</i></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <i>Edgar here.</i></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> Before anything else, I just want to make it clear: <b>I'm not taking over Ken's blog</b>, okay?&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> I'll be in-charge from time to time, but it's still mostly Ken. I'm only here to contribute a few things that you may or may not find interesting. Hopefully it's the former.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> I'm sure not everyone knows who I am or how I got involved in JTA, so I'll be discussing that today to give you guys a brief idea of what I do with and for Ken.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> It's nothing really special, everyone can do it, to be honest.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Anyway everything began when I was in college. I think it was 4(?) 5 maybe(?) years back. Or maybe more. Okay! A long time ago!&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> I was already <u>deeply interested in Japan</u> by then and was hoping to learn Japanese as one of my electives.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> BUT my school's a big irresponsible dingkleberry and didn't provide a teacher for the subject&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE IN THE LIST OF ELECTIVES.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> Apparently very few students wanted language courses so the school didn't bother getting teachers. SO what did we (two of us) do?</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> Internet!</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> One thing led to another, and my friend eventually found <i>Japanese Through Anime</i>. I rode his wagon for a while and even added this Ken Cannon on Facebook just for fun!<br /> <br /> I didn't by his course 'cuz of money problems...</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> and...<br /> <b><br /></b> <b>I was skeptical...&nbsp;</b></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> don't tell him...<br /> <br /> ...</div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6DbEqY7R35g/XKXqCY-qFYI/AAAAAAAAALk/LC3UDJimVWIIdTx54hfTEh-qNNsI_musQCLcBGAs/s1600/ken%2Bcannon%2Bakiba.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Ken Cannon's Akihabara video" border="0" data-original-height="692" data-original-width="1108" height="396" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6DbEqY7R35g/XKXqCY-qFYI/AAAAAAAAALk/LC3UDJimVWIIdTx54hfTEh-qNNsI_musQCLcBGAs/s640/ken%2Bcannon%2Bakiba.PNG" title="" width="640" /></a></div> </div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /> So one day, I was looking at Ken's Youtube vids, a normal day as usual, classes were later in the day.<br /> <br /> But before I even got halfway into the vid (I think it was the <i>"Akihabara video"</i>, really fuzzy on this part),<br /> <br /> My Facebook popped a notification...<br /> <br /> <b>It was Ken!</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> I'll be honest with you guys, I'd put a picture of his first message to me ever but after all the chat we've been through, I can't scroll up enough to actually get there.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> The message was a simple invitation asking if I wanted to do part-time work for him.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> I asked him a ton of questions like how am I getting paid <i>(he's in America, I'm in the Philippines),</i> how much, and what would I do for him. Ken made me start with filtering emails and managing forums along with other content I could fit into my free time.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> He also asked me to go though his whole course, which I did without hesitation.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> A month later,<br /> <u><br /></u> <u>Pay went into my Paypal.&nbsp;</u></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <b><u><br /></u></b></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <b>It was literally the LARGEST sum I got to hold since I was born.&nbsp;</b></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Well, technically I had to wait 5 business days to hold them...</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> Not only that, and I haven't told Ken about this (at least I think I haven't), but <u>because of JTA</u>, I was able to help a friend out on his tuition in college.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> And now because of the support I get from JTA, I can concentrate on my personal endeavors <i>(like learning Japanese and writing a novel).</i></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EPS_8kgG8Dk/XKXqg5xi6QI/AAAAAAAAAL0/cKnN1Y16V_83SUkhpHu-PIr0oySUcXl2gCLcBGAs/s1600/ed%2Bprofile%2B2018.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="learning japanese and writing a novel" border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="960" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EPS_8kgG8Dk/XKXqg5xi6QI/AAAAAAAAAL0/cKnN1Y16V_83SUkhpHu-PIr0oySUcXl2gCLcBGAs/s400/ed%2Bprofile%2B2018.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> Now I'm also helping Ken out in his videos along with the newsletter too <i><b>(we're also setting up more stuffs in secret that we'll announce Soon™).&nbsp;</b></i></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> So that's how I started in JTA. I know there isn't any Japanese to learn in this post, but Ken will handle that for us! There are more articles planned out, so please let me know what you think of this one and look forward for more!</div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> This has been Edgar of Ken's JTA Team!<br /> <br /> See you in the next one!</div> </div> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/oCB44MJveM8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How I got my first Japanese Girlfriend
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-opdQW7y-3G8/XJp3cLjz1bI/AAAAAAAABJY/TUIq5oy6NBUYWIjvpaD7DvlXJ8qQCl6xACLcBGAs/s1600/Japanese%2BGirlfriend.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="768" data-original-width="1024" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-opdQW7y-3G8/XJp3cLjz1bI/AAAAAAAABJY/TUIq5oy6NBUYWIjvpaD7DvlXJ8qQCl6xACLcBGAs/s640/Japanese%2BGirlfriend.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> It all started when I was lonely… <i>(not uncommon)</i> and I had just finished my initial 11 months of Japanese study, so I hadn’t met any humans in a long time. <i>(Also, not uncommon)</i><br /> <br /> So, I decided to do it the safe way, online. <i>(less self-confidence required)</i> Also I wanted to meet an actual Japanese person, because up until that point, I had NEVER actually spoken any Japanese to anybody in my entire life.<br /> <br /> I could understand anime!...<br /> <br /> ...But I was <u>literally terrified</u> to test my skills in any practical situation.<br /> <br /> And since I didn’t live in a big city or anything, Japanese people in my area were nearly nonexistent, so at that point in my life I had probably met like 1 Japanese person. Maybe…<br /> <br /> Anyway, I came across the site <b>Japan Guide</b>, which had a service called Japan Pen friend. <a href="https://www.japan-guide.com/friends.html">https://www.japan-guide.com/friends.html</a><br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EI5-02szyWg/XJp3xvaGd6I/AAAAAAAABJg/QvoMSPzpgiI-exH1s5nc-d1hTb31asB5gCLcBGAs/s1600/japan%2Bpenpal.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="100" data-original-width="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EI5-02szyWg/XJp3xvaGd6I/AAAAAAAABJg/QvoMSPzpgiI-exH1s5nc-d1hTb31asB5gCLcBGAs/s1600/japan%2Bpenpal.gif" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> This was before smart phones made it easy, and actually normal to find and meet people online.<br /> <br /> <i>(I now occasionally use <b>Hello Talk</b> <a href="https://www.hellotalk.com/">https://www.hellotalk.com/</a>&nbsp;</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pj-Jw18GTFA/XJp38JTJnbI/AAAAAAAABJk/taKMsg8CYQcjmQotioGnzZM2XmzNY7XngCLcBGAs/s1600/hello%2Btalk.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="152" data-original-width="676" height="71" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pj-Jw18GTFA/XJp38JTJnbI/AAAAAAAABJk/taKMsg8CYQcjmQotioGnzZM2XmzNY7XngCLcBGAs/s320/hello%2Btalk.png" width="320" /></a></div> <i><br /></i> <i><br /></i> <i><br /></i> <i>OR for much more advanced students… <b>Saito-san</b> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=yudo.work.saitosan&amp;hl=en_US">https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=yudo.work.saitosan&amp;hl=en_US</a>)</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3DHbklKR4lk/XJp4isb-mGI/AAAAAAAABJ0/Q4PduhZIOX8Kbo8Ty9alYXQ9P95LlHncgCLcBGAs/s1600/saito-san005.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="675" data-original-width="1200" height="360" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3DHbklKR4lk/XJp4isb-mGI/AAAAAAAABJ0/Q4PduhZIOX8Kbo8Ty9alYXQ9P95LlHncgCLcBGAs/s640/saito-san005.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <i><br /></i> <br /> So, I sent out this message, I still have it to this day and I’ve included it below for your reference…<br /> <br /> <b>But My God So CRINGEY!</b><br /> <br /> I love how I was too scared to use actual Japanese, but at the same time, trying to show off what little skills I thought I had, so I sprinkled bits of fake Japanese(romaji) throughout the message.<br /> <br /> -----------------------------------<br /> <br /> [ACTUAL MESSAGE]<br /> <br /> <i>“Hey Ayaka!</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>I was searching for a tomodachi to help me with my nihongo. Sore de, I found your profile and thought we could help each other.</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>I'm not very good at Japanese, I've only been learning for ichi nen kurai ka na?</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>Demo, I could definitely help you with your Eigo ^^</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>Ma, sou iu koto nanode,</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>Ken”</i><br /> <br /> ----------------------------------<br /> <br /> Of course, I wasn’t confident enough to think anybody would respond to me normally, so I sent out like 20 of these to anybody with a Japanese sounding name within a 50 miles radius.<br /> <br /> And I’ll be damned 6 days later I got a response from an actual human being!<br /> <br /> ----------------------------------<br /> <br /> [ACUTAL MESSAGE]<br /> <br /> <i>“Hi! Thank you for your message:) I'd like to contact to you! Do you have a skype ID? My ID is ayaka_0518”</i><br /> <br /> ----------------------------------<br /> <br /> HELL YEAH!<br /> <br /> So, I added her and since she was online I immediately sent her a message. And after chatting for about 10 to 20 minutes in English, I asked if she wanted to do a quick phone to practice speaking.<br /> <br /> Of course, <b>I was sweating bullets inside</b>, but I knew for a fact my spoken Japanese was worlds better than my written Japanese, so I felt like I had to.<br /> <br /> And after a pause which felt like an eternity, she responded with<br /> <br /> <i>“ok”</i><br /> <br /> Whew! Ok, here goes nothing I thought, so after a few Kiais screamed into my pillow. I plugged in my headset into my pc and clicked the terrifying green “call” button.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ob1SjiBMaIA/XJp9iaOX-sI/AAAAAAAABKM/uwzWyiSPb30QFyWRi0K7KD7OeMLTqznxwCLcBGAs/s1600/old%2Bskype%2Bcall.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="600" data-original-width="800" height="480" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ob1SjiBMaIA/XJp9iaOX-sI/AAAAAAAABKM/uwzWyiSPb30QFyWRi0K7KD7OeMLTqznxwCLcBGAs/s640/old%2Bskype%2Bcall.png" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> And waited for her to pick up…<br /> <br /> …<br /> <br /> It felt like I was at the top of those drop tower rides, waiting for my seat to <u>suddenly fall to my death.</u><br /> <br /> ……<br /> <br /> She picked up.<br /> <br /> ……<br /> <br /> <i>“Hello?”</i> She said<br /> <br /> <i>“Hey… A-Ayako?”</i> I stuttered.<br /> <br /> And so, I asked a few questions in English, “Why did she come to America?” “How she liked it here?” Slipping in a few compliments here and there. Things were going good so far.<br /> <br /> …Ok… Now it’s my turn…<br /> <br /> I finally mustered up enough courage to sneak some Japanese into the conversation…<br /> <br /> <i>“Sugoi ne!”</i> I blurted out.<br /> <br /> <i>&nbsp;“E?!... un…”</i> She responded, sounding extremely surprised.<br /> <br /> And so, feeling my confidence slightly increase I continued…<br /> <br /> <i>“Sugoi ne to omotta dake da yo”</i><br /> <br /> And then it started,<br /> <br /> She immediately went into a frenzy.<br /> <br /> <i>“E dou iu koto?! Mecha nihogo umain yakedo!? E? Maji de!?”&nbsp;&nbsp;</i><br /> <i><br /></i> <i>“Nande!? Nande??!”&nbsp;</i><br /> <br /> A whirlwind of confusion and astonishment enveloped her.<br /> <br /> <u>She couldn’t believe how well I spoke Japanese.</u><br /> <br /> She asked me if I lived in Japan, I responded with of course, no. (the truth of course being I even hadn’t left my room for the last few months… that went unsaid…)<br /> <br /> And then we continued to chat for the next 4 hours all in Japanese! It was so amazing!<br /> <br /> My first conversation in Japanese, and easily t<b>he funnest conversation I’d ever had in my life!</b><br /> <br /> I couldn’t believe how she reacted to my Japanese, I mean I knew I could understand everything Naruto and Sasuke were saying… and I knew I could probably repeat it.<br /> <br /> But I had no idea what a year of non-stop 12 hour per day listening to the language did to my pronunciation…<br /> <br /> I had come out with nearly accent-less <u>perfect native sounding Japanese.</u><br /> <br /> And it took a good half hour to convince Ayaka I wasn’t playing a bad joke on her and I was actually half Japanese or something.<br /> <br /> I didn’t even attempt to tell her it was my first-time speaking Japanese to a human before, she probably would have hung up on me.<br /> <br /> But now!<br /> <br /> How in the world did I turn the first Japanese person I’ve ever talked to in my life into my girlfriend?<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yRiYU7fdSsY/XJp_rvSwhXI/AAAAAAAABKk/uhR1RheQf4QpZuYb13a-DvFG3i3insVuACLcBGAs/s1600/how%2Bjapanese%2Bgirlfreind.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="426" data-original-width="640" height="425" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yRiYU7fdSsY/XJp_rvSwhXI/AAAAAAAABKk/uhR1RheQf4QpZuYb13a-DvFG3i3insVuACLcBGAs/s640/how%2Bjapanese%2Bgirlfreind.jpg" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> Well of course that’s…<br /> <br /> …To be continued…<br /> <br /> …<br /> <br /> Moral of story?<br /> <br /> You would be shocked at how little time it actually takes to become fluent enough in a language to impress a complete stranger over the phone so much they become your girlfriend.<br /> <br /> So really don’t doubt yourself. <b>Most students highly underestimate themselves</b> and what they can achieve in as little as a year.<br /> <br /> Ken<br /> <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/nmOD-BWoq9M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


The first moment I understood Japanese from Anime
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NtOp4BEswKs/XJP0MfBw7_I/AAAAAAAABIs/6fg3j8cJvnMSOK7cVW6wJijH1eQmwhd-ACLcBGAs/s1600/heavenly%2Bmoment.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Understand Anime heaven" border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="480" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NtOp4BEswKs/XJP0MfBw7_I/AAAAAAAABIs/6fg3j8cJvnMSOK7cVW6wJijH1eQmwhd-ACLcBGAs/s640/heavenly%2Bmoment.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <b><br /></b> <b><br /></b> <b>It was a heavenly, glorious moment!</b><br /> <br /> This was the moment I knew all my hard work had finally paid off. And I wasn’t crazy for trying to learn this crazy language. <i>(I was crazy for other reasons)</i><br /> <br /> I still remember it like it was yesterday, I was 16 years old in my mom’s dark messy apartment, with a giant blue tarp covering up the only window so I could sleep during the daytime. <i>(it was a glamorous life, let me tell you)</i><br /> <br /> And I was watching Ranma ½, Episode 15. In fact, here it is… <a href="https://www.viz.com/watch/streaming/media/ranma-episode-15/5747/sub"><span style="color: blue;">https://www.viz.com/watch/streaming/media/ranma-episode-15/5747/sub</span></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eIZTtAEynzU/XJPwPaZcS6I/AAAAAAAABH0/NsaWqZf8pM8mVbCIaw90LMntqjmi3okfQCLcBGAs/s1600/Ranma%2B1-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Understand Ranma Japanese" border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1600" height="256" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eIZTtAEynzU/XJPwPaZcS6I/AAAAAAAABH0/NsaWqZf8pM8mVbCIaw90LMntqjmi3okfQCLcBGAs/s640/Ranma%2B1-2.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> It had been about 15 months since I had seen the light of day. Not kidding, this was the year my social anxiety was in full swing and I hadn’t gone to school for about a year. So how did I fill my time?<br /> <br /> A YEAR LONG Anime marathon. <i>(hence the tarp, can’t watch anime when you’re sleeping)</i><br /> <br /> I had also just started studying Japanese about 3 months earlier.<br /> <br /> So, on this lovely quiet morning, around 9 am… after bingeing Ranma ½ like a heroin addict for the past 21 hours.<br /> <br /> I decided to test my Japanese skills by covering up the subtitles with a torn piece of notebook paper taped to my screen. (Yeah, I know, I’m a genius)<br /> <br /> And that’s when I experienced <b>the strangest phenomenon I’d ever felt in my life.</b><br /> <br /> Now granted I was also probably slightly delusional from the lack of sleep, but at the time it was rarer for that NOT to be the case.<br /> <br /> Anyway!<br /> <br /> It was the weirdest thing,<br /> <br /> Without understanding any of the actual words of the language,<br /> <br /> <b>I understood everything the characters were saying!</b><br /> <br /> <u>Almost like telepathy, my brain just understood the meaning.</u><br /> <br /> Like, I still had no idea where one Japanese word started and the next ended. It was all still this big mess of sounds. But it didn’t matter.<br /> <br /> It was like my brain was automatically decoding a secret code for me.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DmmeEjPPMWQ/XJPzSBVm9BI/AAAAAAAABIY/GFKQTqPI2CQIEeN6A82_wMpofYgxtsBXgCLcBGAs/s1600/decode%2Blangauge.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="decode Japanese language" border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="620" height="257" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DmmeEjPPMWQ/XJPzSBVm9BI/AAAAAAAABIY/GFKQTqPI2CQIEeN6A82_wMpofYgxtsBXgCLcBGAs/s400/decode%2Blangauge.gif" title="" width="400" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> Like to everyone else it was all just gibberish, but to me... no I knew… I knew Akane was Ranma’s fiancé.<br /> <br /> It was SO COOL!<br /> <br /> So, after that I began testing taking the subtitles off full time, and I realized, the weird phenomenon I experienced wasn’t magical telepathy, but simply a result of 2 factors.<br /> <br /> One, my crazy 21-hour binge of that same show allowed my brain to become extra sensitive to the speech patterns of it. Since manga is typically written by a single person, a single person’s common usage vocabulary is relatively small. This is also why <b>students learn to speak Japanese better and faster from watching the same show</b> rather than watching a bunch of different anime.<br /> <br /> And two, I had just watched the exact same episode immediately before, so all the dialog was still fresh in my mind.<br /> <br /> And that was the beginning of the end!<br /> <br /> After that my Japanese studies took off, and before I realized it, by the end of that year I was able to understand ANY show without the subtitles on.<br /> <br /> THE END<br /> <br /> Note1: The technique described in this letter soon become famous as the <a href="https://www.japanesethroughanimeclass.com/"><span style="color: blue;">The Subtitle Tutor&nbsp;</span></a><br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/wkfMhs-2vIs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Japanese Pronounciation
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6fmB4RsuGsc/UkikyRnSsDI/AAAAAAAAAW8/8GGF9ZFwvFc/s1600/japanese_laughing.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="baby girl pronouncing Japanese like Ken Cannon does" border="0" height="207" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6fmB4RsuGsc/UkikyRnSsDI/AAAAAAAAAW8/8GGF9ZFwvFc/s320/japanese_laughing.jpg" title="baby girl pronouncing Japanese like Ken Cannon does" width="320" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> Perfecting your Japanese pronunciation is like saying "Diju go dada store."</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I was doing some tutoring work the other day, and I was trying to correct one of my student’s accents to make it sound more natural.<br /> <br /> Now keep in mind this is one of those bastard genius students that everybody secretly loves to hate because they learn everything twice as fast. (I’m just kidding of course I love her...)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> But I couldn't quite get it right, even though she was such a good student.<br /> <br /> That is until I had this little revelation. When you speak in English, do you enunciate every single syllable?<br /> <br /> I mean, even if you’re one of those people that do pride yourself in your speech, if you’re honest, I’d hallucinate that you really don’t.<br /> <br /> Because it just sounds weird when you talk to people like that.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> It’s not natural, and frankly it’s more work too. And I hate work, so as you can imagine I’m one of the worst enunciators in the world.<br /> <br /> But, I sound like a native English speaker, probably cause I am, I think...<br /> <br /> But I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact I don’t enunciate everything. I don’t say words the way they are written. (Big key when learning Japanese!)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now this might be influenced from slang, and if you’re British or something then you probably already think I talk like an idiot anyway and really&nbsp;shouldn't&nbsp;be encouraging it.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> But if you look at the first sentence of this post, yes the one that looks like I fell asleep in spelling class.. which of course I did, just don't tell anyone…You’ll see the way you pronounce, “did you go to the store?”, is a lot closer to “diju go dada store” if you’re speaking at normal speed in the middle of a conversation.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now of course like I said in the beginning there are always exceptions, so you don’t need to get mad and throw rocks and stuff at me for it.<br /> <br /> But once I tried explaining this to my student, her Japanese pronunciation improved immediately.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Instead of trying to say “Ore wa shinobi da” just like it’s written.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (I’m a ninja)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Try meshing the 4 words together a little bit more. Think of the whole sentence as being one big word instead of 4 individual ones.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> If you get really close it should sound a little closer to something like.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Orea shnobi da</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Let’s try another</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yatsu wa baka da yo</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (He’s an idiot.)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> If you mesh it together good enough, and don’t just try to say the whole thing really fast. Of course when you try this, the speed of the sentence does increase, but that’s not the only dynamic that occurs.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> It should sound a little something like this…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yatsa baka dao</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Well I hope that helps your pronunciation a bit. For more methods of improving your <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Japanese pronunciation</span></a> and other pieces of advice subscribe to my newsletter.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/S87A1u9qUGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Ken Cannon Happy Birthday - Part 2
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Ken Cannon got FAT & OLD
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Ken Cannon
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <img alt="Ken Cannon" border="0" height="210" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UBlU1oareCc/V-REjYvIUzI/AAAAAAAAAs8/7N-bb-d4ggoD22Ova6OdEC_5bGK-f3QnACLcB/s320/pic12.jpg" title="Ken Cannon" width="320" /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u01hMBwpZn4?rel=0" width="640"></iframe> <br /> Hey its&nbsp;Ken Cannon.<br /> <br /> I'm just answering some questions about how I learned Japanese. How I learned Japanese through Anime. How long it took to learn the language. How hard it was to learn Japanese. What it's like to go to Japan. How to learn even if you're not good at learning languages. And How to learn Japanese&nbsp;from me.<br /> <br /> Hope you like it.<br /> <span style="color: #0b5394;"><br /></span> <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-from-me"><span style="color: #0b5394;">Click here for FREE weekly Japanese Video Lessons from Ken Cannon:&nbsp;</span></a><br /> <br /> You get them immediately, and you can unsubscribe anytime.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/Av5WTtomCFo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How To Say I Love You In Japanese
<div class="MsoNormal"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="How to say I love you video - Ken Cannon" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qo0nwfH8FNM/S_RdQKDn1wI/AAAAAAAAADc/zPSx7w64Oqw/s320/I+love+you+in+Japanese.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="I love you in Japanese video screen shot of Ken Cannon" /></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">"I like you" in Japanese</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dy59A5DAlRM" width="560"></iframe></div> <br /> <br /> Hey Ken Cannon here. Saying I love you in Japanese is actually a lot harder than you might think. Watch the video above to find out why.<br /> <br /> And in the blog post below I’m gonna give you a short break down of all the anime/drama clips used in my video. Don’t worry too much if you don’t understand every little detail about how all this stuff works because I will go over all of it again in future posts and videos. So without further ado here you go…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b><br /> </b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Video clips</span></span><o:p></o:p></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>1) J-Drama “Pride” Ep. 6</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Aki wo aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -This ones pretty simple. Her name is Aki. And “wo” is just like “ga” in this case.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>2) Kimi ga Nozumu Eien Ep. 1</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Suki desu!</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Here she’s simply screaming “Like/Love”, which is totally cool in Japan. Because she followed it with “desu”, this sentence (sentence?) becomes polite. Also in Japanese unlike English you just need a verb to make a sentence complete.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>3) Suzuka Ep. 15 </b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Nyugaku shita toki kara zutto suki deshita!</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Yeah, we’ll save this one for another time. You should just be able to see the word “suki" in there.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>4) Honey and Clover Ep. 24</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Hagu-chan, ore wa kimi ga suki da yo</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Here we have the word “kimi” (you) instead of the name, which is cool and overall makes sense since he just said her name (Hagu-chan).</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Other than that you should recognize the word “ore” (I) from my last&nbsp;<a href="http://www.japanesethroughanime.com/2010/05/japanese-lesson-pronouns.html"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;">Japanese pronouns video</span></a> and you really don’t have to add this word, but he felt the need to stress that is was him who liked her.&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -“Wa” is another (I know… theres quite a few) marker word, and just links “ore” to everything else.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -“Da” makes this sentence more firm, definite or declarative.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -“Yo” is kind of like an phonetic exclamation point.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>5) Please Teacher Ep. 6 </b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Sensei ga suki da</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Ok so in case you were doubting what you heard, yes he did say, “teacher” I love you. And if you think that’s gross, there’s a reason I cut the clip where I did. Yeah…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>6) Kimi ga Nozumu Eien Ep. 1 </b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>ore wa, kimi no koto ga, suki desu</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> -Alright although this looks like a mouth full, after all the pervious explanations you should be able to understand this one too.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">My Skits</span></span></b><o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>1) I love you stomachaches…</b><br /> <b><br /></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Jya, kiru ne~ aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Jya, iku ne~ aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Jya, rimokon wo tori ni iku ne~ aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Jya, toirei ni iku ne~ aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Jya,&nbsp; achi miru ne~ aishiteru</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>2) Yuna, I’m&nbsp; a creepy stalker.</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Yuna no koto ga suki! Zutto touku kara miteiru, kage kara,tsuyoi sougankyou de…&nbsp; kokuhaku no chaynsu wo matteita</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Atashi mo!</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>3) Who’s Michael?</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Yuna ga suki.</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Michael ga suki</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Michael?</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <b>4) I really like cats… Like a lot</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Neko ga suki</i></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <i>Neko no koto ga suki</i><br /> <i><br /> </i><br /> <b><span style="background-color: yellow;">For more tips on how to say <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">I love you in Japanese</span></a> without getting slapped</span></b><span style="background-color: yellow;"><b> and Free Japanese lessons from me,</b></span><br /> <h4> <span style="background-color: yellow;"><b>Check out<span style="background-color: yellow;"> my<span style="color: #9fc5e8;"> </span><a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Video Newsletter!</span></a></span></b></span></h4> Ken Cannon<br /> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>I Love You Video Transcript</b></span></span><br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> Hey, Ken Cannon here. So today I’m gonna be teaching you all about how to say “I love you” in Japanese.<br /> The reason for this lesson is the same as my Japanese cuss word video, (Look over and then up) the term I love you is the number one thing people generally search for when learning a new language.<br /> Now saying “I love you” in Japanese is actually much more complicated than in English. Simply because there’s different types of love, and different meanings for each.<br /> So to get started, the literal word for “I love you” in Japanese is aishiteru.<br /> This word contains the notoriously hard to pronounce Japanese syllable, ru, so pay careful attention to that. Most people describe it as a cross between the english roo, doo and loo.<br /> (Pronunciation guide) ai, shi, te, aishite, aishite, ru, ru , ru, aishite, ru, aishiteru. Aishiteru.<br /> Now ai – means love<br /> And shiteru- is the Japanese verb form of “doing”<br /> So basically aishiteru means you're “doing love.” Well, not yet, but hopefully right?<br /> Ok now here's where the big “but” comes in, aishiteru is a very powerful verb, and is used only if you are in an extremely serious relationship, much more serious than the english counterpart requires.<br /> So as you can guess this word is not used very often, in fact, some married couples have never even said this to each other.<br /> So it’s not at all like the english “I love you” which is sometimes said so much it’ll give you a stomachache.<br /> Ok im gonna hang up now… I love you *kiss*<br /> Jya, kiru ne, aishiteru yo*muah*<br /> Ok im gonna go now, I love you. *kiss*<br /> Jya, iku ne, aishiteru *muah*<br /> Ok, im gonna use the bathroom now, I love you *kiss*<br /> Jya, toirei ni iku ne, aishiteru yo*mauh*<br /> Ok Im gonna go grab the remote control, I love you *kiss*<br /> Jya, rimokon wo tori ni iku, aishiteru<br /> Ok Im gonna turn my head now, I love you….. *kiss*<br /> Jya, achi miru ne, aishiteru, **muah<br /> So this is the point where I’d show you some anime examples, but to be honest Ive never even heard this word in anime before. So here’s an example from a J-drama :]<br /> *Pride example*<br /> Now for those of you who aren’t in a 'til “death do you part” relationship, and still want to tell your smooch buddy, or future smooch buddy that you love them and not come off like your creepy obsessed stalker I’ll share with you guys 2 other ways to do so.<br /> But before I do that I want to teach you guys a vital concept/ word in Japan and anime that doesn’t occur in America.<br /> So that concept is…<br /> Kokuhaku! Ko, ku, ha, ku, koku, haku, kokuhaku<br /> Kokuhaku literatly means confession, and is what you call the event of confessing your love to your special someone.<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> Ok the confession of love in Japan is absolutely vital for any relationship to start in Japan. Basically you have to go up to someone and say “I love you!” in the most awkward way you can. No I’m kidding, this act is actually not weird at all unlike it would be in English, and is pretty much the norm.<br /> Yuna…. I love you! I’ve always watched you secretly from afar, in the shadows with high powered binoculars … hoping to get the chance to kokuhaku you.<br /> ……<br /> ….(creeped out look)<br /> …Me too!<br /> *Cheesy Hug*<br /> <br /> Yuna no koto ga suki! Zutto touku kara miteiru, kage kara,tsuyoi sougankyou de… kokuhaku no chaynsu wo matteita<br /> <br /> Atashi mo!<br /> Here’s some kokuhaku examples from anime..<br /> (anime clips)<br /> Ok, now that we have that covered, what do you say when we're making our kokuhaku, or just wanna say something a little less serious then aishiteru?<br /> Well the most basic non creepy way is…<br /> “Name” ga suki, ga, su ki, suki, ga suki<br /> So you simply replace the name part with my name.. hah no I'm kidding, of course. You put in the name of your S.B (copyright)<br /> (Pronunciatoin guide)<br /> OK, the word “suki” actually means “to like”. But in Japan this is word you use when your kokuhakuing, and it’s also the word used in most circumstances when you wanna say you love somebody.<br /> Now ga is simply a “marker word” that comes after the name to indicate who or what it is your “suki” is directed towards.<br /> Yuna ga suki.<br /> Atashi, Michael ga suki<br /> eh?<br /> (Michael Phelps video)<br /> As you’ll probably notice, Japanese word order is a bit backwards. Literally, you’re saying, “you, I like”<br /> And as I said in my Japanese Pronouns video, “I” is often omitted as it is in “Name” ga suki.”<br /> (anime clips)<br /> Ok now I’m going to teach you the more proper way to say I Love/Like you.<br /> “Name” no koto ga suki.<br /> Now you’ll notice the difference is the little bit “no koto” this loosely translates to “about”<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> Ok, the reason for this change is that “name ga suki” can sound a bit childish, since it’s so basic. Also “no koto” changes the word “like” into “Like like” as in mmhmm.<br /> (fish on plate)<br /> Sakana ga suki = I like fish<br /> (face to face with fish)<br /> Sakana no koto ga suki = I like you fish….<br /> Koto is a word that means “intangible thing” as in “the idea of” I like, the idea of Yuna.<br /> And "no", is another “marker word” which indicates possession, and links two nouns together. As in the Yuna’S idea, or again the idea OF Yuna.<br /> (anime clips)<br /> Ok, in closing we have.<br /> Aishiteru – 'Til death do we part<br /> Name ga suki – I like you<br /> Name no koto ga suki – I love you<br /> <br /> Ok I brushed passed a lot of the vital grammar since this is a youtube video but if you guys wanna see more examples or bunch more S.B related words. Head on over to JTA.com that’s JapaneseThroughAnime.com.<br /> Anyway see you guys next week!<br /> Aishiteru! Japanese - (I love you!)<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> </div> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/mfi_8hP4j24" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How To Learn Japanese / Ken Cannon's Story
<div style="text-align: center;"> <br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l6jDkT-QcvA/Whx3VJMVy7I/AAAAAAAAA6E/pfgy-r_aqR4nC0nSeE3BTzcAcOxbvDcZQCLcBGAs/s1600/young-ken-cannon.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="How to Learn Japanese - Ken Cannon's Story" border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="480" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l6jDkT-QcvA/Whx3VJMVy7I/AAAAAAAAA6E/pfgy-r_aqR4nC0nSeE3BTzcAcOxbvDcZQCLcBGAs/s320/young-ken-cannon.jpg" title="Why I decided to learn Japanese" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Why I decided to learn Japanese</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bh1fQbLQx6w" width="560"></iframe></div> <br /> <br /> Like most of you, the main reason I decided to learn Japanese was anime. Watching anime has always been a magnificent escape for me. I loved being able to dive into these awesome fantasy worlds. It all started with Inuyasha. I was 14 and going through a bit of a tough time and the show really helped me cope, and after that it just took off. I watched all the popular shows from Naruto, Bleach, Ranma ½ to the more uncommon, like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and Scrapped Princess. After about a year, I noticed myself picking up some Japanese, mostly small words like “kuso” and “nani” but I was definitely getting it. I found myself wanting to dive deeper into my fantasy worlds; I wanted to understand what my favorite characters were saying without the help of subtitles.&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I started like most people, with a few websites and America’s “favorite” language program, Rosetta Stone. However, the websites couldn’t teach me to pronounce the words, let alone capture my attention. And Rosetta stone only frustrated me to no end, trying to figure out what words the pictures were referring to.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> From there I jumped to Pimsluers and a little known 1980’s TV show called “Let’s Learn Japanese”. Pimsleur’s gave me the pronunciation I needed and “Let’s Learn Japanese” was actually interesting enough to capture my attention. So armed with my 4 resources I pushed on.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> However, for some reason, as I learned all this Japanese my actual comprehension of unsubtitled anime only slightly increased, even after I finished Pimsleur's, Lets Learn JP, half of Rosetta Stone and a number of websites.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I wondered why, but I soon knew the answer. I’d heard it before from all my online studies, that Japanese was a very different language. So different in the fact that it actually has two different versions: a formal and an informal (or casual language). Nearly all of the programs and learning methods teach strictly formal, because casual is understood to be rude if spoken to a non friend or family member.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Well the issue is that most anime almost always uses casual speech! Not only that but the programs I was using taught me words like, book, pen and economics major(?). Words almost never used in anime.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So from there I decided to take matters a bit more into my own hands. I had the basics of the language so I began to teach myself Japanese. I used actual words and sentences from the shows I was watching, developed a way to use the English subtitles as a teaching method, and researched casual Japanese.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> After that a miracle happened, learning the hard and difficult Japanese language became fun! I started to do it whenever I had free time, staying up late and waking up early before school just to study Japanese. And my comprehension immediately quadrupled! I loved to learn Japanese from my favorite anime characters.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Within one year I had nearly completely mastered anime Japanese. Raw anime became a reality.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I can’t tell you how much more of an experience watching anime in its original language is. You learn so much more about the characters from just the way they speak. Japanese actually has over 6 ways to say the word “You” each one revealing the unique personality of the character that used it.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I don’t want to drag on but it’s for all these reasons and more that I want to share what I’ve learned! That in fact you <u>can</u> learn Japanese and it’s actually very easy and fun once you get the right method. If you want to get my <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">secrets for learning Japanese</span></a> subscribe to my newsletter for exclusive weekly content.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div> <br /></div> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Video Transcript</span></span></b></span></div> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; text-align: left; width: 550px;"> <div class="MsoNormal"> Hey this is Ken Cannon, and this video is gonna be a little different from my normal ones because as I was going through the survey results I noticed a lot of people asked about how I learned Japanese, or how I learned it so fast etc. And at first I didn’t want to do a video like that since I don’t really want to put the spotlight on me or anything like that, but now I feel that maybe by hearing my story and where I was might reflect a little bit on where some of you are now.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So sorry for you guys who just want to see me dress up like a hideous girl with pigtails.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok, so it all started with a crazy passion for anime. I first saw DBZ on Toonami all those years ago, back when I was like 12 and loved it like most boys my age. But it wasn’t until I saw this show called Inuyasha on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network again, and I was like hey, I wonder if I could watch this show online instead of waiting a whole day for a new episode. Now I'm not promoting pirating or anything like that, but in my defense I was a really bad kid. And well, most of the things I did back then should never be repeated. Hah<span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="background-color: white;">I found it online; however, it was in this crazy language with English subtitles. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into back then and it was a little weird at first but I just decided to watch it. And I got hooked! Watching in Japanese was so much more awesome than the English. I really felt like I could just escape into this anime fantasy, and god once I did it was like a whole new world opened up to me. I finished the show and moved on to hundreds of other titles, which all pulled me into the stories just as much.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And to be honest it was what I needed at the time.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> My parents were divorced since I was a kid and my dad made it kind of a habit to move in with a new girlfriend&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white;">every year or so</span><span style="background-color: white;">, most times in a new city, so you know the old girlfriend wouldn’t find him. So once he did I had to change schools, and at that time I had probably been to about 7 different schools, not kidding. Which as you might guess made me kind of socially awkward, I didn’t really have a lot of friends. And also being super poor, my family couldn’t afford to buy me normal clothes like most of the other kids, so it was kinda common for me to get teased because my pants,&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white;">high waters,</span><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;were too high, cause I grew too fast. And I was not a stellar student; in fact one year I got straights F’s and one D, that was an accomplishment, not easy to do mind you. And so incidentally my parents sort of hated me, so the home life kinda sucked too.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> It got so bad I actually developed an anxiety disorder, called social phobia. Yeah it exists. Which basically means you're scared to go outside and stuff. But right around that time, I found anime and wow, it was like a present from Jesus. Haha. I loved it, I could totally forget about all my problems at home and school and just dive in.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now after watching for about a year, I started to get frustrated with the subtitles. It was always in the way of the show and it was really annoying to “read” my anime. Not only that but I started to become obsessed with Japan, and everything Japanese.&nbsp; Jpop, japense video games, j –drama, Japanese music, culture, all of it. It felt like I was Japanese in a past life or something. So I wanted to go there, really badly, and live there even.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Of course all of this requires knowing Japanese.&nbsp; So I set out to tackle this thing. I started with Rosetta Stone. And while it was a very nice looking program and all, and in the beginning in was cool, matching the pictures with words, the program started to get into sentences, not just one word stuff.&nbsp; I found myself frustrated to no end trying to guess what exactly in the pictures they show you the words are referring to.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So I gave up with that one, about a quarter way in.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Fortunately I found a copy of Pimsleur’s Japanese at the local library. And it too was pretty cool in the beginning but as I progressed I found that it was like I was being constructed sentences, with no regard for grammar so I could ever form my own sentences.After I finished the first 15 lessons. (half of program again) I decided it was time to move on.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So I did some research and found out about a old tv show called, Let's Learn Japanese basic. And it was great, despite its oldness and corniness. Compared to the last two things I tried anyway. However, after finishing up their first program I noticed my Japanese wasn’t really improving. What I mean is, I would learn these sentences and words and grammar points and I would go back to anime or Japanese TV and manga, and I couldn't understand a thing.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So basically I got fed up, and I decided to take things into my own hands. I found out that Japanese actually has two different types of talking, formal and casual. And what most programs teach is formal and anime and what people use in everyday conversation is casual. Also the vocabulary they teach are things like book and pen and economics major? Now of course they do this because they want adult gaijin (foreigners) who come to japan to be able to speak politely. And when your learning in a school they want you to know school related stuff.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> However, I knew there had to be a better way. I decided to teach myself casual Japanese, and anime/casual related words. So at the time I was watching Naruto, and I wanted to know, what were the most common words used in Naruto from the top down, so I could teach myself Japanese with the show. So I actually spent 2 months search for manga transcripts of the show, from there I would take them and run word frequency analysis on them and chart the words in order of appearance.&nbsp; What I came up with were the 300 most common words in Naruto. So instead of learning arbitrary words choosen in who knows what manner, I went down the list with a dictionary and google search as my friend, and focused my learning that way.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Another thing I did was was read a little book called “Remembering the Kanji.” It's an amazing book that will teach you all two thousand Kanji in a matter of months. If you want to know more about it I review <a href="http://www.japanesethroughanime.com/2010/07/remembering-kanji.html">"Remembering the Kanji"</a> on my blog. But in the book, it heavily used the concept of mnemonic devices, crazy stories in order for you to remember the characters better, and it's truly amazing.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> But I thought hey, why not use that with words instead of just characters. So I applied that to every single new word I learned of my list of 300. In addition to this I came up with 2 dozen little techniques that helped me learn Japanese by myself.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now after this, absolutely miraculous things started to happen.&nbsp; I went from spending hours a day with Pimsleur’s and Rosetta and LLJB, to with an hour a day literally within a month starting to understand anime, and within one year, fully mastering all of the basics of the language. I can say that with confindence, because at the end of that year I went to Japan and it was every bit as much bliss as I thought it would be. Not only that but I had native speakers constantly completely astounded at how good my Japanese was. And after they asked how long I'd been studying for, and I told them a year they would pretty much pee themselves. It was great.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I would also say to you that learning a language like that, especially your dream language and mastering it has immense effects on your confidence. You might be oh yeah sure, but when I came back from Japan, I was able to overcome my social phobia and not only that but become a midly popular guy. Which of course made me happy and my grades went up. I even got into UCLA, one of the top universities in California.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This whole thing is of course why I started this YouTube channel. To help people like you and me master Japanese, knock out those nasty subtitles and go to Japan to have the time of your life. However, on my newsletter over at my website I’ve been getting tons of people who want me to make something a little more. So after much correction and motivation by you guys, mostly because I really don’t consider myself a good teacher, somewhat reluctantly I’ve decided to give it a shot.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And I have since started working on a full length beginner video course. Using my list of 300 words from back then and over 2 dozen other secret techniques I discovered that shoot my Japanese learning through the roof. So If you wanna stay more updated on that you can join my newsletter over at my website.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> But in any event, I would say if you have any hesitations in learning the language, don’t. It is without a doubt every bit as awesome as you think it will be. And if someone like me can learn Japanese, anyone can. Don’t give up and keep moving forward. Learning Japanese is possible.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> That’s all for this video, and I’ll see you next time for more videos on how to learn Japanese.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> </div> </div> </div> <br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/2b2thLOahZM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Chikan - How To Be A Pervert In Japan
<br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://i55.tinypic.com/2hwzgvo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="How to Be a Pervert Video by Ken Cannon" border="0" height="213" src="https://i55.tinypic.com/2hwzgvo.jpg" title="Screenshot of Ken Cannon being a pervert" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A Closet Chikan?</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> I was invited on a friends channel with this vid, and I'm here to teach you all the wonderful skill of how to be a pervert in Japan.</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lDPZmE16X3o" width="560"></iframe></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> I also wanted to share a few pics I had to take down from my video because of some copyright issues with YouTube. They're such Prima-donnas...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Shitagi Dorobou <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;">(Panty Thief)</span></span></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <i>Washington Man arrested for stealing thousands of panties and bras...</i></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.webcosmoforums.com/cosmocentral/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/panty-thief.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="215" src="https://www.webcosmoforums.com/cosmocentral/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/panty-thief.jpeg" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> Notice how this kind of thing is BIG news in America. "How unheard of!" they say. In Japan, this guy could be your&nbsp;neighbor, your friend, or your Sunday school teacher... all at the same time. No big deal...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Chikan<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"> (Train Groper)</span></span></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> Reading the comments on the video, no one could&nbsp;believe&nbsp;that this stuff actually happens and the girls don't do anything about it, or the chikan. What's even more surprising is that the other guys on the train, watching the chikan, don't even do anything! If this kind of thing went down in America, EVERYONE would get up and beat the shit out of this chikan guy. Crazy...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.locoinyokohama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/chikan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="232" src="https://www.locoinyokohama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/chikan.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> The chikan theme is also very popular in porn... that's what I've "heard" of course...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Rabu Hoteru <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;">(Love Hotel)</span></span></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> I read an amazing figure the other day! 1.4 million people in Japan, in other words, 2% of Japan's POPULATION go to a love hotel EVERYDAY! That's some big&nbsp;business...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://bionicbong.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/love-hotel.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://bionicbong.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/love-hotel.jpg" width="377" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> Check out the bottom left room, chikan training room...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Meido Kafe <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;">(Maid Cafe)</span></span></span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.japan-i.jp/explorejapan/kanto/tokyo/akihabara/4oa00l00000048eg-img/4oa00l00000048ey.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="https://www.japan-i.jp/explorejapan/kanto/tokyo/akihabara/4oa00l00000048eg-img/4oa00l00000048ey.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> This one's my personal favorite, I tell my girlfriend to act more like a maid cafe&nbsp;waitress&nbsp;everyday, still can't figure out why it's not working... Maybe she needs the uniform...</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> What do you think about all this funny business? For more <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">perverted stuff</span></a> that grosses you out, turns you on, or makes you wanna dance, come to my newsletter.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Video Transcript</span></span></b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> </div> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <div class="MsoNormal"> How’s it going? My name's Ken Cannon and at the slight risk of never being invited to appear on Victor’s channel again, I’m gonna be talking to you about how to be a pervert in Japan.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;Many of you may have heard the generalization that “Japan is a country of perverts!”&nbsp; And well I’m here to tell you that it's true! But I’m also here to tell you that so is every country in the world. Japan just has some particularly interesting ways of being perverted.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Peeping toms are so yesterday.)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So without further ado, I bring you 1<sup>st</sup> way to be a pervert in Japan.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And that is, shitagi dorobo! Literally panty thief.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (pronunciation guide)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok so shitagi means underwear, but more specifically, women’s underwear. It used to be used to refer to the undershirt of a samurai, you find the connection,</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> and dorobo simply means thief.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now surprisingly this act is pretty common in Japan.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> itikimasu</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Anata, doko ni iku no?</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> A, shitagi dorobo ni iku</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ah so, kiosukete nee</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Hai~</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Kyaaa! Dare!, kimaten desho.. shitagi dorobo.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ah!!..&nbsp; ah sou ka…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So how this works, a male typically sneaks into the house of an adult woman, walks past the expensive stereo system, her thousands of dollars of jewelry to find her dresser, steal her underwear…. And then walk back past the expensive jewelry, her fancy stereo system... and leaves</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> What they do with the underwear after is a little beyond the scope of this lesson…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *drinking coffee*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Oh hey do you have any napkins??</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yeah here ya go..</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *hands him a panty*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Alright! On to how to be a pervert in Japan Tactic 2!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Chikan!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now this is one you might have heard of if you’ve ever riding a train in Japan, or maybe you’re even more familiar with it than I think…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Anywho, chikan means molester but is more commonly used to refer train groper.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now as I said this term is mostly used to refer to train gropers. Now what that more specifically means is that a man will get on a train look for a nice obedient looking gropee, and go to work!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *Awkard grope*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *giant sheman turns around*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *ah…*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now as many of you potential chikans may be saying, well, “I tried that one day on the train and I got groped back with a giant kick in the balls”</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> The thing is that is in Japan women, and most men as well, don’t like to cause trouble so they typically don’t say anything.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *awkard grope*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *giant she man looks up and just shrugs*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *hehehehe*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Apparently this problem is actually so prevelant in Japan that they have recently created girls only trains.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> *Bajillions of giant shemales board train*</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> OK, now what if you’re just a regular old pervert like the rest of us and just want a place you can go to fulfill all your pervy needs. Well Japan has just the places for you. 2 in fact!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Number 1 pervy place.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> rabu hoteru, literally “love hotel”</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now love hotels are something that occur in a few other countries as well, even America has a no tell motel? But never has a country perfected this art as much as Japan.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now I say art, because well there's really no other word to describe the inside of these rooms, besides monstrosity of course. In general they range from Hello Kitty heart covered dungeons to underwater racetracks for Martians…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ahh kawaaii! Nani sore??</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Oh omiyage</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Hee omiyage ne, doko kara?</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ahh,, ettoo…. Roshia?</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So what you do when you wanna get yourself a hotel full of love is you find these rather discrete apartment looking places, go in pay the person behind the frosted glass for a “rest” period&nbsp; ranging anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, denpending on your stamina, and enjoy =)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok! Were at my place now! =D heheh…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Is this really your apartment?</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Sou yo..</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Why does it say “Hotpassion”&nbsp; there…?</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Oh well, you know, I’m from America, we have strange last names… don’t worry, come lets go…</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> OK and the 2<sup>nd</sup> pervy place and the last concept/word for this video is..</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Meido kafe, in english, maid café!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (pronunciation guide)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Maid cafes are essentially otaku fantasy centered cafés where all of the waitresses dress up in French maid uniforms and treat their customers like masters.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> In fact instead of hello, or hi, they greet all of their customers with a friendly, okaerinasaimase, goshujin-sama!</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pictures of maid cafes)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> The menus of maid cafés are usually the same as most café’s but with the twist of everything being cutified. i.e smilley face omlettes&nbsp; ect.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;Maid delivers omlets</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I look down with a surprised awkward look.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And the omelet has a picture of victor on it.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Other typical courtesies of maid cafes are, spoon feeding, neck massages, and even ear cleanings (clips of me getting these things)</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> To recap, how to be a pervert in Japan step 1.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Steal some panties.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Step 2.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Grab some train booty.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Step 3.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Get some love at a hotel.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And Step 4</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Go get your ears cleaned.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Alright I just want to thank Victor for letting me appear on his channel, probably for the last time. And most of all, you, the potential pervert, for making our world a better place.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Laters</div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Disclaimer : Ken Cannon should never be listened to at any time, for any reason, what so ever. Please do not become a pervert, or go to japan… ever… thank you.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> </div> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/FLEmjCokB3M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Japanese San, Chan, Sama, Sensei, Kun
<br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qo0nwfH8FNM/S80JBlsAOhI/AAAAAAAAACU/rHcYMFAgRV8/s1600/Learn+Japanese+-+Anime+Suffixes.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Ken Cannon says San, Chan, Sama, Sensei, Kun " border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5462031845971474962" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qo0nwfH8FNM/S80JBlsAOhI/AAAAAAAAACU/rHcYMFAgRV8/s400/Learn+Japanese+-+Anime+Suffixes.jpg" style="display: block; height: 267px; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; width: 400px;" title="Anime Suffixes and Honorifics Video by Ken Cannon" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ken-san, sensei or sama?</td></tr> </tbody></table> So sorry for the delay guys but here's a new video on anime suffixes or "honorifics."<br /> <div> <br /></div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z2CosRZFxdA" width="560"></iframe></div> <div> <br /> <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span></div> <div> If you enjoyed that <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">anime suffixes video</span></a> subscribe to my newsletter for exclusive weekly Japanese videos!<br /> <br /> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Anime Suffixes Video Transcript</b></span></span><br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <span style="background-color: white;">Hey everybody, as usual I’m Ken Cannon, and today I’m gonna be teaching you guys the most common Japanese anime suffixes.</span><br /> This is of course to offset a little bit of what I taught you guys last week. The Top Ten Anime Cuss words! Aka. How to be a dick head in Japanese!<br /> Hopefully this video will add some politeness to your Japanese vocabulary, so you can thoroughly de- dickhead yourself.<br /> Now most of you, if you’ve been watching anime for 5 minutes, are familiar with what these are. In technical jargon, there called honorifics.<br /> And for you guys I’m gonna to try to include a bit more of detail on how the word is actually used, and hopefully some stuff you didn’t know.<br /> But for the rest of you anime noobs, Japanese suffixes or honorifics are little titles stuck to the back of a name. In other words, I would be known as Ken Cannon Sensei. Although that makes me sound old and gross, so please don’t call me that. J<br /> Alright! Getting started!<br /> With the most common Japanese suffix<br /> -San<br /> "San" is often equated to the English Mr. or Mrs. But here no one really uses those terms unless you’re old and balding so I find that translation rather inaccurate. However the meaning is correct, in that it’s mainly used for adults, and as a sign of respect for people you don’t know very well.<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> In Japanese "san" is the defacto, so if you don’t know what to call someone, "san" is usually the way to go.<br /> (man dressed in womens clothing)<br /> Konichiwa desu! Sakura to moshimasu!<br /> Konichiwa… sakura…san<br /> With "san," make sure you never refer to yourself with it, because it’s a symbol of respect. It would kinda sound like you're worshiping yourself.<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> Now the rule of thumb on when you become a "–san" (i.e. graduate from some of the other suffixs I’m going to teach you). For girls it happens when you graduate middles school or junior high, and boys, after graduating high school.<br /> And yes the implication here is maturity.<br /> Okay! Moving on to the next commonly used honorific<br /> -chan!<br /> This suffix is actually more common than "-san" in anime, and is used as an expression of endearment, so as you might guess, it’s the default for young children and girls.<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> You can also use this term if you a sexist old bastard and want to pick up on younger women.<br /> Ne, ne ojou-chan, ima kara doko ka, ikanai?<br /> (man dressed in women’s clothing)<br /> This phrase is also commonly used when referring to pets or animals..<br /> Gomen ne neko-chan… oven wa atsukatta?<br /> So if you’re a guy older than 12 and someone calls you this, it might be a good time to use your newly learned “Temee.”<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> Ok, the next commonly used suffix is,<br /> -Sensei!<br /> This suffix in it’s root, means teacher.<br /> (pronunciation guide)<br /> However something that sets this suffix apart, is that while "–san" and "–chan" must be attached to the back of a name, you can use "sensei" by itself.<br /> As a pronoun of sorts<br /> Now "sensei" doesn’t mean just “teacher” , it can also used when referring to doctors, poets and evem manga artists or manga- ka. Basically you can use "sensei" to pretty much refer to anybody with a certain level of mastery in a subject.<br /> Sensei! Anata no toenail clipping skills wa saiko desu!<br /> And here’s some examples from Naruto.<br /> (naruto clips)<br /> Okay on to suffix number 4<br /> -sama<br /> This honrific is used a lot more in anime than in actual real life. And it’s used to show extreme respect for someone.<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> Now as I said this phrase is a lot more popular in anime than in real life, most likely because you can sometimes equate this suffix to (king). And in Anime there are a lot more kings and queens than in real life… besides me of course.<br /> “temeera ore nit suite koi”<br /> (man in womens clothing)<br /> “hai! Ken Cannon sama!”<br /> Now in Real life this phrase is most often heard when referring to customers of a business, as in okyaku-sama.<br /> Other uses like I mentioned above would be when referring to actual kings or presidents, Obama-sama?<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> Alright and the last honorific for today’s lesson is!<br /> -Kun!<br /> This is used mainly for younger males<br /> (pronunciation guide)<br /> Now like I said boys generally graduate this term until college, but it’s also pretty common for a boss to call an employee "-kun" no matter his age. Basically you use it for male younger or lower than you in status.<br /> George Bush – kun?<br /> "-Kun" can also be used by girls on a guy they’ve known for a while or are particularly fond of.<br /> “Ken Cannon kun ttara!”<br /> And here’s some examples from naruto.<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> Now to do a little recap…<br /> San, the defacto<br /> Chan, for little ones<br /> Sensei, for teachers<br /> Sama, for kings<br /> And Kun, for boys<br /> Alright! As a side note really just want to thank everybody for all your comments, subscriptions and wonderful encouragement you guys have given me this past month. And I know I went on a bit of a hiatus for about 3 weeks.<br /> My brother actually came to visit me from out of state so I really wanted to maximize the amount of time I had with him. So sorry. But I’m back in my groove again so please subscribe if you liked the honorifics video and I’ll see you guys next week!<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> </div> <div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <o:p><i> </i></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <o:p><i> </i></o:p></div> </div> </div> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/BwCrLvYSC94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Japanese Swear Words
<br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qo0nwfH8FNM/S6aTl1YBlzI/AAAAAAAAAB0/Ou_2xBemb68/s1600-h/Top+Ten+Cuss+Words.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Top Ten Japanese Anime Swear Words Video by Ken Cannon" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5451206677170853682" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qo0nwfH8FNM/S6aTl1YBlzI/AAAAAAAAAB0/Ou_2xBemb68/s400/Top+Ten+Cuss+Words.jpg" style="display: block; height: 267px; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; width: 400px;" title="Ken Cannon's Swear Words in Japanese " /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Learn to Swear in Japanese</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="MsoNormal"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><i><br /></i></span></span></b> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><i>This video was muted on my Ken Cannon YouTube Page so I am re-posting the videos here.</i></span></span></b><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></b> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">For my first video, or the first half anyways, I want to teach the top ten most common Japanese anime swear words!</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #eeeeee; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;tahoma&quot; , &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;century gothic&quot; , &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"></span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 20px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot;;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><br /> </span></span></span></b></div> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xcr3tj" width="480"></iframe><br /></b> <br /> <b><i><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xcr3w9" width="480"></iframe><br /><br /> </i></b></div> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <h4> <b><br /></b></h4> <h4> <span style="background-color: yellow;"><b>To learn more <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Japanese swear words</span></a> and get free Japanese lessons from me</b></span></h4> <h4> <span style="background-color: yellow;"><b>Head over to <span style="color: red;"><a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">my video newsletter!</span></a></span></b></span></h4> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> Ken Cannon<br /> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Swear Words Video Transcript</b></span></span><br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <span style="background-color: white;">Hey my name's Ken Cannon and I’m gonna be teaching you guys the top 10 most common Japanese swear words, with a little help from the popular Japanese anime Naruto.</span><br /> But before I get started I should note that Japanese, unlike English, is a lot less colorful in its word choices. So most of the words I’m going to be teaching are ones that when translated to English come out as swear words, but wouldn’t be categorized in Japan as swear words per se.<br /> That being said, if you used these words around the house your mama would probably still slap you.<br /> Alright let’s get started,<br /> Swear word number 1! And the most commonly used swear word in most anime is<br /> Kuso<br /> Which literately means shit, or feces, or caca, or poopoo booboo whatever you like to call your droppings.<br /> I'll repeat it a few time so you can get the pronunciation down.<br /> (pronunciation guide)<br /> Kuso is also used mainly as an exclamatory. For example...<br /> Kuso! AA no kaigi ni okurechau<br /> Or<br /> kuso! onara shichatta<br /> Or<br /> Kuso! Neko wo Ouben ni wasurechatta<br /> Etc.<br /> Maybe it'd be better if you saw how it’s used in Naruto…<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> And there you go. However one way kuso is not used is when in subsitution for the word “stuff”<br /> In other words, in English it’s common for us to say things like...<br /> “I left my shit at home” or “that’s some cool shit” but kuso unfortunately does not carry the same meaning.<br /> Alright now on to the swear word number 2<br /> Chikusho<br /> the swear word Chikushou is more or less translated to “Damn It!” or “Fuck!”<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> Chikushou like kuso is also used mainly as an exclamatory. But unlike kuso it carries a stronger connotation. So you’d use it in a more dire situation.<br /> For example...<br /> “Chikushou! Chirigami ga nai!”<br /> Or<br /> “Chikushou! myutsu ga nigeta?!”<br /> Here’s some more useful examples..<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> And that’s that, again though chikushou is only used as an exclamatory. So don’t walk up to your<br /> Girlfriend and ask her if she wants to chikushou.. doesn’t work that way. (Actually I hope you don’t do that in English either...)<br /> On to swear word number 3...<br /> Baka<br /> One of the more popular Japanese words for some reason. The swear word Baka means “stupid” or “idiot”<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> You can use baka in pretty much the same way you would in English.<br /> “Baka! Sore wa ringo juusu jai nai!”<br /> On that note...<br /> (Naruto clips)<br /> Alright! swear word number 4!<br /> Temee<br /> In actuality the swear word “Temee” really is just a severely rude way to say “you” but it is usually translated to “you bastard” or “you bitch” because of its connotation.<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> This phrase is also very popular amongst angry drunk old dudes for some reason.<br /> But anyway it's quite useful for misunderstandings...<br /> “Temee! Cosmo no koudoku hoshikunai tte ba! “<br /> But in general you can use it whenever you address your bitches or bastards.<br /> “Temmera! Ore ni tsuite koi!”<br /> Temeera is simply the plural version of temee<br /> Remember to use temee only as a pronoun.<br /> swear word number 5!<br /> Yarou!<br /> Yarou is often translated to “bastard” but unlike “temee” it’s used as a noun not a pronoun<br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> The Swear word Yarou literately means farm hand.. Because you know how those farm hands are all bastards.<br /> Here's an example of how it differs from temee.<br /> “temee! Omae wa nanto baka yarou da!” (Zoom in on teddy bear)<br /> Now if you were really paying attention you noticed I used the phrase “baka yarou” in that last example<br /> With the word yarou you can attach other nasty words to make even nastier words.<br /> Such as “baka yarou” and even “kuso yarou”<br /> Tune in for Part 2 to learn the final 5 Japanese swear words!<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon</div> </div> <br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/u48ejdro9v8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


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How to Read Japanese - Master the 4 Writing Styles
<br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xfliax99GY8/UB3XWWXCtCI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/Hgl0vsf9-mk/s1600/japanese-book.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="a japanese book" border="0" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xfliax99GY8/UB3XWWXCtCI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/Hgl0vsf9-mk/s320/japanese-book.jpg" title="reading japanese" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">How to Read Japanese</td></tr> </tbody></table> If learning to read in English wasn't tough enough, learning to read Japanese can possibly be even more daunting because they actually have 4 different writing styles: Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, and Romaji. The typical Japanese learner starts off learning Hiragana, followed by Katakana and then the most daunting of all, Kanji.<br /> <br /> <b>1. Hiragana:</b> a rounded and curvy looking alphabet consisting of 46 characters used mainly for Japanese words<br /> <ul> <li>Hiragana is phonetic, so once you learn the 46 characters you will be able to sound out and read most anything. However, a word to the wise, there are no spaces between words so it does take a while to get used to it. Keep reading and you'll eventually get the hang of it.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The reason most people start with Hiragana is because the majority of Japanese is written in this style. It is also commonly used for furigana, which are characters on top of Kanji to help you determine how to pronounce them.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>And as overrated as it sounds, flashcards really help. Put the Japanese character on one side and the English pronunciation on the other and practice, practice, practice!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Read some manga! Most manga have furigana so you can read them without knowing Kanji, and the pictures will also help you quickly decipher the meanings.</li> </ul> <b>2. Katakana:</b> a more square looking alphabet also consisting of 46 characters used mostly for foreign words<br /> <ul> <li>Katakana is both the same and the opposite of Hiragana at the same time. There are still 46 phonetic characters that represent the exact same syllables as Hiragana, but the characters are completely different.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Katakana is most commonly found in restaurants and electronic stores so it's not as prevalent as Hiragana.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Hiragana and Katakana can usually be mastered in a few weeks, so it's perfect for those just learning to read Japanese.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Children's books are perfect for beginners! They are mostly written in kana, both Hiragana and Katakana characters, with very little Kanji so it can be read easily once you've learned the alphabets.</li> </ul> <b>3. Kanji:</b> borrowed Chinese characters<br /> <ul> <li>The reason Kanji is so daunting to most people is because it is not phonetic and instead relies on symbols and images to derive it's meaning.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>On average about 2000 Kanji characters are used regularly in the Japanese language. However, don't let that daunt you! It turns out if you study the most 1000 commonly used characters you will be able to achieve a 93% comprehension rate.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The important thing here is to focus on the Kanji that are most commonly used &nbsp;<a href="http://www.tidraso.co.uk/kanji_frequency.html"><span style="color: #0b5394;">http://www.tidraso.co.uk/kanji_frequency.html</span></a> and your reading ability will skyrocket!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>There are two different readings for Kanji: a Japanese reading, kunyomi, and a Chinese reading, onyomi. Usually kun readings are written in Hiragana, for native words, and on readings are written in katakana, since it's borrowed.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Since Kanji is a logographic writing system, it may help to find some pictures in the character or come up with a story or a little mnemonic device about the character and it's meaning to help you remember the Kanji.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The best place to practice reading Japanese is online! There are several helpful internet apps that help instantly translate and provide definitions of Japanese characters that make reading that much easier. It's like having a Kanji dictionary at your fingertips!</li> </ul> <b>4. Romaji:</b> words written in the Western alphabet<br /> <ul> <li>Romaji is the fastest way to learn to read and understand what the Japanese language sounds like. It provides a huge initial boost for beginners to read Japanese.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>However, since the pronunciation is Westernized, reading Romaji will not help achieve a great Japanese accent. In addition, very few Japanese people use Romaji. It's mostly used when Japanese people are trying to communicate with foreigners.</li> </ul> Japanese can be a very tricky and difficult language to read since it's so radically different from our English alphabet. However, these tips and tricks will help you cut down your learning time and propel you to becoming literate in record time. To see how I personally learned Japanese in less than 1 year, download this free video:&nbsp;<a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #0b5394;">How to Learn Fluent Japanese</span></a><br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/7A6YxrvIBY8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Japanese Swear Words 2 [Podcast]
<span class="fullpost"></span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CPh6mlrF2tI/S6-XMDWXZ0I/AAAAAAAAACM/vg3-pAjEY8Y/s1600/Learn+Japanese++Anime+Cuss+Words+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="shimatta - damnit" border="0" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CPh6mlrF2tI/S6-XMDWXZ0I/AAAAAAAAACM/vg3-pAjEY8Y/s320/Learn+Japanese++Anime+Cuss+Words+2.jpg" title="teaching swear words" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Japanese Swearing pod 2!</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div style="text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ok and here's part 2! Of our lovely swear words Japanese podcast. Hope you enjoy, and please don't get&nbsp;yourself&nbsp;beat up.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Episode 2: <b>Japanese Swear words 2</b></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<br /> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/Pzvar93p710" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Japanese Swear Words [Podcast]
<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-deFTQ5Dvu9M/S6aTl1YBlzI/AAAAAAAAAB0/q7zY13hXp3Q/s1600/Top+Ten+Cuss+Words.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Japanese Through Anime Pod" border="0" height="213" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-deFTQ5Dvu9M/S6aTl1YBlzI/AAAAAAAAAB0/q7zY13hXp3Q/s320/Top+Ten+Cuss+Words.jpg" title="Top ten Japanese swear words" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Japanese Swear words, podcast edition!</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> Hey! After being requested a few times I've decided to make my videos available for download as&nbsp;Podcasts&nbsp;as well!, So you can learn some&nbsp;Japanese&nbsp;even when&nbsp;you're&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;go.</div> <br /> So here's episode 1: <b>Japanese Swear words</b><br /> <a href="http://www.japanesethroughanimeclass.com/japanese-swear-words.mp3"><span style="color: #0b5394;">www.japanesethroughanimeclass.com/japanese-swear-words.mp3</span></a><br /> <br /> Ken Cannon<br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/ojnM2qUxsBw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How to get to Japan
<span class="fullpost"></span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zSWshyrnpSQ/UBhzLCtJ6JI/AAAAAAAAAQg/NWTxJtZIwO0/s1600/how-to-get-japan.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="japan-plane" border="0" height="208" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zSWshyrnpSQ/UBhzLCtJ6JI/AAAAAAAAAQg/NWTxJtZIwO0/s320/how-to-get-japan.png" title="japanese-airport" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Talking about how to get to Japan</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> This week its another sample from my <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #0b5394;">Japanese video newsletter,</span></a>&nbsp;<b>How to get to Japan!</b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FGhEq14m0jk" width="560"></iframe></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="text-align: left;"><br /></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> In this sample of the new video series "<i>What it's REALLY like in Japan!</i>" I show you exactly how to go to Japan, via raw video! So whether you want to live in Japan, travel there, or just visit the country, this is the exactly what its gonna be like.</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> And if you want more free video on how to get to Japan, go ahead and join my weekly video <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #0b5394;">Learn Japanese Newsletter.&nbsp;</span></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon</div> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/itMdW6wWEEU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Kansai ben - Japanese Dialects
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y9N7HjL-HFk/UBWg2Zcr9QI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/BEIrFaqQEuM/s1600/kansai-ben.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Kansai dialect video" border="0" height="202" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y9N7HjL-HFk/UBWg2Zcr9QI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/BEIrFaqQEuM/s320/kansai-ben.png" title="Kansai ben screen shot" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">I think Kansai ben look better in HD than I do..</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> This week we have a sample from my video newsletter, <b>Kansai ben</b>&nbsp;(<i>or dialect</i>) part 2.</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JPYqtgcx524" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> <span style="background-color: white;">To see </span><b style="background-color: white;">Kansai ben part 1</b><span style="background-color: white;"> or get lots more like it every week sign up for my </span><a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now" style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #0b5394;">Japanese Video Newsletter.</span></a></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon</div> <br /> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Kansai ben Video Transcript</b></span></span><br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <span style="background-color: white; text-align: left;">Hey this is Ken Cannon, welcome to Kansai ben, part 2 ! HD version! I’m really hoping this whole HD thing raises my cool level, cause well you know messing around all day on the internet doesn’t help, unless of course Facebook friends actually start to equal real friends, then, then yeah then I’m gold.</span><br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> Anyways, let’s get on with the video…&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Kansai ben also has different connotations. Or stereotypes if you would. Like most accents or location have associated with them.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Like I live in California, were all movie stars and surfers, as you can tell hahah</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Right, Texas, cowboys and… horses, if you live in Texas, you’re either a cowboy or a horse.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Japan also has that.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Kansai people are sometimes said to be the Americans of japan. Since you might have heard, most Japanese people are pretty reserved, polite and not very talkative to strangers.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Kansai peeps are said to be a lot friendlier to strangers, a lil bit louder, and a lil less reserved and distant they open up a lil more…. Kind of like Americas, we open up a lil too much though, we got like all our goods hanging out, but you get the idea.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> And two other things kansai dialect is known for, is its comedians and yakuza, kind of a weird combination there.… a lot of &nbsp;standup comedians are kansai, and for some reason a lot of yakuza folks &nbsp;(yakuza means Japanese mafia) speak with a kansai accent.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> So if you speak in Kansai ben you’re either funny, or very scary.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Kind of like girlfriends…</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Oh no it’s my period….</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Hahahahah!!</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> (Evil stare)</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> ….I’m sorry…</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Now in terms of anime, there’s usually always 1 character in ever series, that is the stereotypical kansai character.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Some of the most common examples are</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Kyosuke Kawachi from yakitate japan</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Shizuru Fujino from MAI Hime</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Konno Mitsune from Love Hina</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Gin Ichimaru from bleach</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga from Azumanga Daioh</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Etc.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Now as for the specific vocabulary and accent of kansai ben, I’ll save that for another video.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> But for the most part, with this video I wanted quell some worries people might have that Japanese is super complicated with all these dialects. &nbsp;Because if you understand regular Japanese, kansai ben is really not a whole lot different. And you’ll be able to understand what they are saying no problem. If anything it just adds more character and personalization to the language. Which is something I’ve always loved.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Also, its currently 1 week and counting for the new&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> “What it’s really like in Japan” Video series… so if you haven’t heard I’ll be in Osaka Japan for a month, next week. &nbsp;And I’m planning to shoot a video series/vlog about what it’s really like to be in Japan. So you’re gonna get to see lots of raw, uncut, live footage with just me and you, in Japan about how to get to Japan, How to stay/live there, go to restaurants, shop, and just to give a peek of what it’s really like to live and be in Japan. And give you that amazing experience of achieving the dream of going to Japan without all the cost. It’s going to be really awesome.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> And hopefully you’ll learn tons of tricks to not alone surviving, but having the time of your life in Japan. And doing as cost efficiently as possible, because of course I’m gonna teach you all the tricks I know on how to save hundreds and hundreds of dollars.</div> <div style="text-align: left;"> Anyway, hope you enjoyed this week’s video, <i>Kansai ben part 2 in HD</i>, see ya later!<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon </div> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/E8wr5HEWp60" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Akihabara, Tokyo - Anime Paradise
<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nyd6-NLidTc/UBRgxv37aCI/AAAAAAAAAPo/sYDL32IiRkI/s1600/akihabara-tokyo-japan.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Tokyo is funner than you thought" border="0" height="211" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nyd6-NLidTc/UBRgxv37aCI/AAAAAAAAAPo/sYDL32IiRkI/s320/akihabara-tokyo-japan.png" title="Akiba video picture" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Akihabara, The Otaku Paradise!</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> In today's video lesson I show you the mecca of anime and manga in the world, <b>Akihabara, Tokyo.</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mLRLnczKvzk" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> Here's another link for my <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #0b5394;">Learn Japanese video newsletter</span></a> to get tons more stuff from me.<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon</div> <br /> <div style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Akihabara, Tokyo Video Transcript</b></span></span></div> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; text-align: -webkit-auto; width: 550px;"> <span style="background-color: white;">Akihabara - The Otaku Paradise</span><br /> <br /> Hey ya’ll, been a while! I’m Ken Cannon, in case you forgot… you know it’s been a long time I understand.<br /> <br /> And today, I here to teach you the top 5 thing to do in Akihabara!<br /> <br /> Now you probably already know but it’s pretty much the otaku paradise, if you’re at all into Japanese anime or manga this is a place you must go. It is the number one place in the entire world for anime, manga or otaku. A mecca of otaku, everywhere you walk and literately everything you see in akihabara in plastered with otaku. Tm<br /> <br /> Now Akiharaba actually means, field of autumn leaves… So I guess this means you should avoid akihabara in the autumn, because then it just becomes a prairie of compost...<br /> <br /> Unless of course you are really into autumn leaves, you can’t get enough of autumn leaves, then yeah by all means.<br /> <br /> Anyway, akihabara though, is actually almost always referred to as “akiba” by real Japanese people. Just a shortened version.<br /> <br /> Now there is one more name akihabara carries, and that is akihabara denki gai, akihabara electric town. The reason for this is one that actually most people don’t know about. Before about 10 years ago or so akihabara actually was not the otaku paradise, but instead the electronic paradise. Now there’s a lot of electronic stores in akihabara, but today the whole place know much more for its anime ness...<br /> <br /> Now mainly akihabara is place dedicated for shopping, or “kaimono” but since it’s really not your everyday average shopping, and there really is just so much there to do and see there, I put this little guide together for you.<br /> <br /> So let’s started with the number one thing to do in Akihabara<br /> <br /> Anime no kaimono!<br /> <br /> Literately, anime shopping! Or as I like to call it buy everything anime!<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> <br /> So this one should be pretty easy to understand, akihabara in literately the world center of anime and manga, therefore you can find buy almost any anime or manga ever produced! However that’s not even close to being all, there’s a reason why I said buy anime everything! And that’s because you can literately buy everything that anime here.<br /> <br /> For example a tiny variety of what you’ll ill find in akihabara is<br /> <br /> Anime drinks, anime, lamps, anime fans, toilets, cars, phones, anime anime, furniture, anime dogs, anime cats, underwear, anime people (blow up doll).<br /> <br /> <br /> You sure like anime dolls huh?<br /> <br /> Dolls?<br /> Oh that’s a cute Pikachu dolls<br /> <br /> It’s not a doll. Bottle opener...<br /> <br /> Oh….<br /> <br /> Hey do mind if I see that (….) doll<br /> <br /> *RING* hello? Yeah ok bye…<br /> <br /> You mean my phone?<br /> <br /> Well what about that.<br /> <br /> Well at least, that’s a cute poster…<br /> <br /> Poster?<br /> <br /> ….that’s my bed…. Strange stare….<br /> <br /> Now something I find quiet interesting is the whole anime doll phenomenon in akihabara. There are a growing number of stores where you can buy your own anime doll, and accessorize them. And it’s not that it’s weird because it’s not girls who are playing with them, but grown men…. And it’s defiantly not weird that walk around broad daylight with them as if they were there gf…. But it’s the fact that they come if changeable body parts!! You can not only disassemble their shirts hats and shoes, but now you can change their hands feet, and eyeballs! Eyeballs!!<br /> <br /> *shudder*<br /> <br /> <br /> Only in Japan…<br /> <br /> In Japanese…<br /> <br /> Hi can I have two eyes balls?<br /> <br /> Ano, Medama futatsu onegaishimasu!<br /> <br /> Hai, medama desu ne, aka to midori medama docchi ga yoroshi desu ka?<br /> <br /> Aa, aka medama onegashimasu<br /> <br /> Hai kashikomarimashita,<br /> <br /> Arigatou gozaimasu!<br /> <br /> Hai doumo Arigatou gozaimashita<br /> <br /> <br /> Oh would you like the re ones or the green ones, oh the red ones please… yes no, problem, here you are, thank you very much!<br /> <br /> In English….<br /> <br /> Hi can I have two eyes balls?<br /> <br /> Strange stare…..<br /> <br /> Awkward stare<br /> <br /> …The red ones please….<br /> <br /> Now with all these anime, manga, and changeable body parts, the most logical question you’re probably asking yourself is… “Ok… where’s all the porn?”<br /> <br /> And I’m here to tell you that, you shall definitely not be disappointed with akiba’s selection of dirty DVDs. Theres actually lots of it here… Lots and lots and LOTS!<br /> <br /> And they are not your typical snuff...<br /> And I don’t really want to go into too many details... Simply because I don’t want any more nightmares tonight… but it’s not exactly your typical “Hi I’m a plumber and I’m here clean your pipes” stuff, it’s more like, “Hi, I’m an alien with 75 arms, and I brought my own pipes.”<br /> <br /> <br /> Alright! Moving on to number 2 thing to do in akihabara! And that is…<br /> <br /> Game no kaimono<br /> <br /> <br /> Or literally game shopping!<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation guide)<br /> <br /> Yet another super obvious one for the average otaku, not to mention being my favorite. But what’s interesting about game shopping in akihabara is that you can pretty much buy every game in Japan there. And if you don’t know there are literality no joke, thousands games produced in japan that never ever make it to English translation. And more being made every day! A lot of these are actually big name chains like dragon warrior and legend of Zelda and Mario. But there are also hundreds of Japanese games... Oh sorry, I mean weird games… haha always get those two words mixed up... Like, train your face! Where you can well, train your face…bartender DS, basically a guide to the various ways to get drunk. and boinga, boinga, a game where to go around poking various people in the boinga boinga … or anus.<br /> <br /> Here’s a question for you… I wonder what it would look like if you played all three at the same time…..<br /> <br /> (Stumble with bottle making funny faces)<br /> <br /> Hm, not that different from normal….<br /> <br /> Now in akihabara you can not only buy and play recent cool, never before seen and weird games. But also via an extremely famous retro gaming store, appropriately named, super potato. You can actually buy virtually every single game produced in the history of games. All the way from the original famicon, up to the ps3.<br /> <br /> Now you will have to be able to speak Japanese to play most of these games, but here translation scripts can come in handy, and for games like boinga boinga, do you really need to speak the language in order to play.<br /> <br /> So with all that said, again, I know I hear you. You must be asking yourself “where’s the porn?”<br /> <br /> Well Akiba definitely had you covered there once again. There’s something that is called on dating sim, also called an “adventure game” in Japanese. *wink wink*<br /> <br /> Where the goal is basically to woo the anime women into sleeping with you. Now depending on the game there many different ways to do this, but they generally vary from the typical, buying her flowers, throwing soccer balls at here, and even holding her bully at knife point!<br /> <br /> So fellows, if you’re having any trouble getting women, you can definitely sharpen your skills, with these bad boys… or your knifes?<br /> <br /> Scrapping knife…<br /> <br /> What are you doing?<br /> <br /> Nani yatte n dayo<br /> <br /> Going out the pickup chicks tonight.<br /> Scared stare…<br /> <br /> Nanpa no junbi da yo<br /> <br /> Want to come?<br /> <br /> Isshou ni iku?<br /> <br /> No no no… I’m good...<br /> <br /> <br /> Iya… passu<br /> <br /> <br /> You sure? I’ve got a spare soccer ball you can use…<br /> <br /> sou? Sakka- bo-ru no supea ga arun dakedo na~<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon </div> </div> </div> <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/-a0sj07hOUg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Tohoku - The Hidden Japanese Language
<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_FmwxUH83Q/UBGkJu83jmI/AAAAAAAAAPc/qqjYyHnYsFo/s1600/tohokuben.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Screenshot of the Tohoku Dialect Video" border="0" height="230" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_FmwxUH83Q/UBGkJu83jmI/AAAAAAAAAPc/qqjYyHnYsFo/s320/tohokuben.png" title="Tohoku Hidden Dialect Video" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Tohoku-ben, Japan's weirdest dialect</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div> This time I'm featured over on Tofugu's channel and blog to teach you all about <b>Tohoku-ben</b>, a unique Japanese dialect!</div> <div> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S2fnAgnbp7c" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /></div> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> For more information on <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Tohuku-ben and other Japanese dialects</span></a> sign up for my weekly newsletter!</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <br /></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Tohoku Video Transcript</b></span></span><br /> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <br /> <span style="background-color: white;">Hey guys! So my name is Ken Cannon and I’m here on behalf of Koichi and Hashi from Tofugu to teach some Tohoku-ben. Or Tohoku dialect.</span><br /> <br /> Now Tohoku dialect is a dialect of Japanese, of course, otherwise I’m kind of on the wrong blog. But what’s interesting about it, is that it’s hailed as being the hardest dialect to understand. In fact, it’s actually so different from standard Japanese, that even native Japanese speakers often times can’t understand what they’re saying, and actually need subtitles whenever people speaking this dialect appear on TV or in movies.<br /> <br /> In particular when I first heard it I didn’t think it sounded anything like Japanese.<br /> <br /> So with that said its obviously pointless for us nonnative speakers to even give it a shot, but in an attempt to be rebel and point out the fact that I was I’m joking Let’s get into it!<br /> <br /> First Tohoku-ben is spoken in the Tohoku region which extends slightly east of Tokyo and all the up to Hokkaido this little island up here... (Showing map) And to get you really motivated there is actually not just one Tohoku-ben, but about a dozen different versions of it spoken throughout Tohoku. Yay!<br /> <br /> Now today in particular we are going to be focusing on Tsugaru-ben, spoken in Aomori, the most north part of Tohoku. And arguably the furthest sounding dialect from actual standard Japanese. I like to start small, obviously…<br /> <br /> So let’s get started in this video with the 4 most common Tsugaru ben grammars, or grammar patterns.<br /> <br /> 1. Ku’s are GU’s!<br /> <br /> Or most k sounds in standard Japanese, when said in Tsugaru ben actually become g sounds.<br /> <br /> For example… hayaku - fast becomes… hayagu<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation)<br /> <br /> Now this difference comes from the fact that Tsugaru-ben is kind of famed for its lazy sounding speech, in where the goal is to attempt to move your mouth as least as possible. There is even a common joke about this, that it’s so cold there, that people don’t want to talk.<br /> <br /> Skit: fill in later<br /> <br /> In fact Tohoku-ben is actually so famous for this it has a bit of a rude nickname... Zuu zuu ben... Because that’s supposedly that’s what its sounds like when Tohoku speakers are talking… also bees<br /> <br /> 2. Be<br /> <br /> Be usage is twofold, one is it stands in place of the volitional form… I.e. ikou… lets go. And it can also stand for darou, or desho. The word probably.<br /> <br /> For example, doushiyou, what should I do, becomes… dousube<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation)<br /> <br /> Now be is probably the most famous grammars of all Tohoku, and yes it is also used throughout the rest of Tohoku. Same with the ku’s are gu’s. Although it may not necessarily mean the same thing.<br /> <br /> So if you use be with anyone outside of Tohoku, they will definitely know what dialect you speaking…<br /> <br /> (Skit): fill in later<br /> <br /> 3. Jya<br /> <br /> Jya, is used after verbs to make them more forceful. So in that way it is very similar to the particle “yo” or the verbal exclamation point!<br /> <br /> For example. Iku yo, I’m going, becomes Igu jya<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation)<br /> <br /> Now this is not to be confused with the ancient copula jya... Used by samurais and old men in place of da, the standard copula.<br /> <br /> Skit: fill in later<br /> <br /> 4. Ai &nbsp;= ee<br /> <br /> Now this refers mostly to negative verbs, and adjectives. You simply exchange any ai endings, with ee.<br /> <br /> For example…<br /> <br /> Itai…ouch, becomes… itee<br /> <br /> (Pronunciation)<br /> <br /> This switching of ai with ee, appears in standard Japanese as well. However it is very slangy, and can be kind of rude if said to the wrong person…<br /> <br /> Skit: fill in later<br /> <br /> Awesome, now that you’ve got the basic grammars down… it’s time to learn some Tsugaru ben vocabs…<br /> <br /> &nbsp;So scroll down below and we’ll get into some more of this buzz buzz ben….<br /> <br /> (Black screen with text) : Readings of example sentences in blog post below<br /> <br /> 1. geimusho sa Iganeba maine jya<br /> <br /> 2. Wa, shinobi da be<br /> <br /> 3. Na, shinobi jya nee be<br /> <br /> Blog Post<br /> <br /> So first let’s start with my favorite Tsugaru ben vocab… because of course I’m the only person that matters…<br /> <br /> Maine<br /> <br /> Maine pretty much equals “dame” or “ikenai”, basically “bad”<br /> <br /> So let’s try a buzz buzz ben sentence…<br /> <br /> Tsugaru ben: Geimusho sa Iganeba maine jya<br /> <br /> Standard Japanese: Geimusho ni ikenakucha ikenai<br /> <br /> Break down: Prison, to, if don’t go, bad<br /> <br /> English: I got to go to prison/ If I don’t go prison it’ll be bad<br /> <br /> Next, the two most common Tsugaru be words.<br /> <br /> Wa and na<br /> <br /> Respectively, I, and you. These come from, watashi, and anata… for lazy people.<br /> <br /> Example:<br /> <br /> a)<br /> <br /> Tsugaru: Wa, shinobi da be<br /> <br /> Standard Japanese: Watashi wa shinobi darou<br /> <br /> Breakdown: I, ninja, am, probably<br /> <br /> English: I’m probably a ninja<br /> <br /> b)<br /> <br /> Tsugaru: Na, shinobi jya nee be<br /> <br /> Standard JP: &nbsp;Anata wa shinobi jya nai deshou<br /> <br /> Breakdown: You, ninja, not, probably<br /> <br /> English: You’re probably not a ninja<br /> <br /> 3rd most common vocabs<br /> <br /> Nda or nda ga<br /> <br /> Nda equals “sou desu” or “that’s right”<br /> <br /> And nda ga is “sou desu ka” = is that so/really?<br /> <br /> Example:<br /> <br /> a)<br /> <br /> Tsugaru ben: Nda, wa, megoi jya<br /> <br /> Standard JP: So da, watashi wa kawaii yo<br /> <br /> Breakdown: That’s right, I, cute, !<br /> <br /> English: That’s right, I’m cute!<br /> <br /> b)<br /> <br /> Tsugaru ben: Nda ga? Koichi-san, jikko ga?<br /> <br /> Standard JP: Sou desu ka? Koichi-san wa ojiisan ka?<br /> <br /> Breakdown: Really? Koichi, Mr., grandpa?<br /> <br /> English: Really? Koichi is a grandpa?<br /> <br /> And for our last Tsugaru ben for the day…<br /> <br /> Da hande or just hande<br /> <br /> Which equals, dakara or because/therefore<br /> <br /> Example:<br /> <br /> Tsugaru Ben: Wa, sexy da hande, hashi-san, wa no godo ni agogareru jya<br /> <br /> Standard JP: watashi wa sexy dakara, hashi-san wa watashi no koto ni akogareru yo!<br /> <br /> Breakdown: I, sexy, am, therefore, hashi, the idea of me, yearns.<br /> <br /> English: Because I’m sexy, hashi yearns for me.<br /> <br /> Alright that’s all for this post, hope you guys enjoyed it and I’ll hope to see you around Tohoku sometime! <br /> <br /> <i>And a big thanks to Tofugu for having me teach about tohoku ben!</i><br /> <br /> Ken Cannon <i><br /></i><br /> <br /></div> <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/JkW4JF6olTA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


How to Say Hello in Japanese
<div style="text-align: center;"> <br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nsvV3UdKV-8/UBDlOdT3jGI/AAAAAAAAAbA/ulsuqUyCVd0/s1600/hello-in-japanese.png" imageanchor="1" style="background-color: white; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Screenshot of teaching Japanese greetings" border="0" height="210" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nsvV3UdKV-8/UBDlOdT3jGI/AAAAAAAAAbA/ulsuqUyCVd0/s320/hello-in-japanese.png" title="How to Say Hello in Japanese video" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">How to say "Hello" in Japanese</td></tr> </tbody></table> <br /> Hello is one of the first things you say to a new person, so to help you make a great first impression here's how to say hello in Japanese!<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-Xg3scJo8Ts" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> To learn more&nbsp;<a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Japanese greetings</span></a> head over to my newsletter for new weekly videos!<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> Ken Cannon<br /> <br /> <div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Video Transcript</span></span></b></span></div> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 400px; overflow-y: scroll; padding: 5px; width: 550px;"> <div class="MsoNormal"> <br /> <div class="MsoNormal"> Hey this is Ken Cannon and&nbsp; welcome to my first video in like 12 years, sorry to keep you waiting, but I've really had a lot of good excuses. Some I'm even pretty proud of; it took me a while to come up with them too. But to spare to guys the shame of a chronic procrastinator I’ll just jump into today's lesson.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Today I’m gonna be talking about, how to say hello in Japanese.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok I know you're probably thinking two things, <o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> one, what kind of teacher teaches how to swear before he teaches how to say hello.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And two, since when did he get so damn boring?<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok, well the reason I’m teaching you this now is that in anime, drama, or manga, which is what I focus this channel towards, they don’t really greet each other all that much. In fact greetings are boring, which is why everybody knows that cussing is much more useful.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok I’m kidding, but today what I want to teach is 10 different ways to say hello.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Because just like in English, there’s hello, but theres also, what's up, how's it going, how's your mama, there's many different ways to greet each other in Japanese. And I’ve come up with the top ten ways. I know I do like my top tens, it just sounds so much more official than, uh yea dude, heres some different ways to say hello…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Number 1 way!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ohaiyo!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This actually means good morning, but in Japan this is the general term you use to greet people all the way up till 11. Unfortunately I never get to use this one since I usually wake up around 3…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now if you wanna get fancy, you can add "gozaimasu" to the end of this. To make ohaiyo gozaimasu. Saying it this way is more formal, so you'd generally use it with, teachers, seniors or anyone you'd want to impress…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ohaiyo gozaimasu!! Miley!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Picture of Miley Cyrus)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok number 2<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Konnichiwa!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now this is the term you use from 11 to about 6, so you could equate it to the English good afternoon.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This one also has a cute lil variation, koncha! Its really more like a contraction of sorts, created from people saying konnichiwa really fast. This is something you’d use if you’re an 8 year old girl, (picture of fat man)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> OK number 3<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Konbanwa,<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Here it is, I know you’ve been waiting for it, this is what you use anywhere from 6 to… well, bed time, or well, whenever the naked girl in the cake goes home.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This one is a bit formal, so like "gozaimasu" youd use it when you want to impress someone. When you might use this is when your like going over to meet a girl's parents or something.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Konbanwa! Miley no otosan! (picture of fat man)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> And here we have number 5<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Moshi moshi!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This one is a lot closer to the actually English “hello,” since this is strictly used on the phone!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now the legend goes that this phrase was developed by the Japanese to keep foxes from calling them, because as everybody knows, foxes can’t say moshi moshi. I mean come on. <o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> “moshi moshi”<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> “Hora, moshi moshi wo ittemi” ne, moshi&nbsp; moshi” give phone to cat<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> &nbsp;“Hora ne, kitsuni tte baka dakara”<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Alright on to Number 6<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yoroshiku!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok im a liar, yoroshiku doesn’t mean hello, it actually means something like “give me your best regards” which is so much simpler..<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> “Pronunciation guide”<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Now just like ohaiyo, you can add a formality to the end of it to make it well… more formal. Onegaishimasu. However since this is such a weird word, I’ll give you a couple examples of when you’d want to “give them their best regards”<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> I'm a new student here, yoroshiku<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Lets make this the best lemonade stand ever guys! Yoroshiku<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Im a new employee here, yoroshiku<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> OK on to number 7<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ossu!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This one is used for more tough guys, kinda like an english "yo." It’s also used a lot by guys who do judo and stuff.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Apparently this came from people saying, ohaiyogozaimasu really fast. And then it just got shortened. But now it's used for anytime of the day among other equally tough guys.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Picture of Sakura, and chikan.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This also has several little variations: ussu, wiiss. But all mean the same and just said for cool purposes.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Number 8!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Domo!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This can also mean thank you, and yes it’s the domo from Domo Arigato Mr. Robato. But you can also use this as a greeting, it definetly has an air of formality. I probably wouldn’t use this with my friend, but it’s not as stuffy as adding gozaimasu or onegaishimasu.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So I suppose formality wise it fits in about here….<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (hard gay)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Number 9!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yo<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This is for the cool guys, definitely wouldn’t use this with your teacher. So basically it works just like the English "yo," with a bit more of a drawn out tone.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> "Yo" is also a sentence ender particle, meaning you can stick it at the end of a sentence to make a verbal exclaimation point.<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Watch out Yo!!!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Abunai yo)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Nande..<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Chikan..<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ahh!<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Ok and number 10<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Yaa<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> This is probably the least common, but you wil hear it, especially amoung… fruitier characters? Ok whatever the oppsitie of tough guy is that doesnt make me sound like a jackass…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (Pronunciation guide)<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> So like I said it's used amoung more fruitier charcters, so basically people like this guy…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> (ken cannon) yaaa…<o:p></o:p></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> Alright! That was it for the top ten ways to say hello in Japanese, as always thanks for all your support and you can also go over to Japanese Through Anime, there should be a link in the down bar for a bunch more greeting and hello related words.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon </div> </div> </div> </div> <br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/20tUgzSz7rg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Anime Fashion
<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Hey everybody<span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">, </span>Ken Cannon asked to put up a post so I decided to combine two of my passions, anime and fashion. Inspiration for fashion can come from anywhere and I want to show how to transform iconic pieces from some popular anime characters into items that people can wear on a regular basis.</span><br /> <br /> <b>1. Hunter x Hunter-Mito’s choker</b><br /> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DMccHVw1DOM/TeHGYlsnWKI/AAAAAAAAACw/1i5fnkljauo/s1600/250px-Mito.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Mito's green choker" border="0" height="192" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DMccHVw1DOM/TeHGYlsnWKI/AAAAAAAAACw/1i5fnkljauo/s200/250px-Mito.jpg" title="Mito from Hunter x Hunter" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Mito sporting a cable choker</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Mito's choker Look-a-like" border="0" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k__YVOuPd4Y/TeHGc-TyL0I/AAAAAAAAAC0/1AO856NqGAs/s200/davidyurman.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="David Yurman Cable Bracelet" width="150" /></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Similar cable bracelet</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k__YVOuPd4Y/TeHGc-TyL0I/AAAAAAAAAC0/1AO856NqGAs/s1600/davidyurman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div> <b><br /> </b><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;">Cho-ka (<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 19px;">チョーカー) - Choker</span></span></b><br /> <br /> In Hunter x Hunter, Gon’s aunt, Mito, constantly wears this unique green choker. I was immediately drawn to it because it’s not your&nbsp;typical necklace. First of all, it’s green instead of your typical silver or gold and second instead of a thin, dainty chain it has a thick, strong&nbsp;open cable. I stumbled across this David Yurman bracelet and thought it was be the perfect duplicate for&nbsp;Mito’s choker. Although it is a bracelet instead of a choker, the overall aesthetic is the same.<br /> <br /> <b>2. Hunter x Hunter- Kurapica’s chains</b><br /> <b><br /> </b><br /> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DB2ZzzigsGg/TeHGh_2cTaI/AAAAAAAAAC4/0kbYRQjN25Y/s1600/kurapica.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Finger Chains" border="0" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DB2ZzzigsGg/TeHGh_2cTaI/AAAAAAAAAC4/0kbYRQjN25Y/s200/kurapica.jpg" title="Kurapica" width="142" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Kurapica's Chain Weapons</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6qJZBBRSAgg/TeHGjAKzGkI/AAAAAAAAAC8/dwVwa20ZS9E/s1600/ringbracelet.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Kurapica inspired" border="0" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6qJZBBRSAgg/TeHGjAKzGkI/AAAAAAAAAC8/dwVwa20ZS9E/s200/ringbracelet.jpg" title="Chain Hand Piece" width="132" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Less Deadly Chain Jewelry</td></tr> </tbody></table> <br /> <b><br /> </b><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;">Kusari (<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">鎖) - Chain(s)</span></span></b></div> <br /> Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of girls wearing bracelets with chains that connect to a ring or two,<br /> or even three or four, like the one Kurapica, in Hunter x Hunter wears. Kurapica was sporting<br /> these chains, albeit for a different purpose, long before it was fashionable. Although in<br /> reality, these jewelry pieces do not double as weapons, they have an edgy and tough look to<br /> them.<br /> <br /> <b>3. One Piece- Luffy’s straw hat</b><br /> <b><br /> </b><br /> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e2yyN1ifMSc/TeHGrl7XwqI/AAAAAAAAADI/UaQAfJZTo18/s1600/luffy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Straw Hat Pirate" border="0" height="175" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e2yyN1ifMSc/TeHGrl7XwqI/AAAAAAAAADI/UaQAfJZTo18/s200/luffy.jpg" title="One Piece- Luffy" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Infamous Straw Hat</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9-JUO3y0ZR0/TeHGtcZaDAI/AAAAAAAAADM/S3JNGaDdAdA/s1600/straw-fedora.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="One Piece style" border="0" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9-JUO3y0ZR0/TeHGtcZaDAI/AAAAAAAAADM/S3JNGaDdAdA/s200/straw-fedora.jpg" title="Luffy inspired Fashion" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Similar Straw Fedora</td></tr> </tbody></table> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;">Mugi wara boshi (<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;helvetica&quot; , &quot;arial&quot; , sans-serif; line-height: 23px;">麦わら帽子</span>) - Straw hat</span></b></div> <br /> Luffy from One Piece is known for his courage, carefreeness, rubber body and straw hat. Straw<br /> hats are especially nice in the summer because they are lightweight and breathable so your<br /> head won’t get too hot or sweaty. I am an especially big fan of the fedora shape because it looks<br /> flattering on pretty much anyone while providing some valuable sun protection.<br /> <br /> <b>4. Pokemon- Ash’s fingerless gloves</b><br /> <b><br /> </b><br /> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SDd6ZXEtV-4/TeHGl9UEpjI/AAAAAAAAADA/BvL1zhDJTZQ/s1600/ashketchum.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Gym gloves" border="0" height="150" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SDd6ZXEtV-4/TeHGl9UEpjI/AAAAAAAAADA/BvL1zhDJTZQ/s200/ashketchum.jpg" title="Ash Ketchum style" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ash's Fingerless Gloves</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OD4sAPbFl-w/TeHGoVQVx6I/AAAAAAAAADE/LVdaQxFGcEQ/s1600/fingerlessgloves.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Pokemon trainer gloves" border="0" height="160" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OD4sAPbFl-w/TeHGoVQVx6I/AAAAAAAAADE/LVdaQxFGcEQ/s200/fingerlessgloves.jpg" title="Ash Ketchum Inspired" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">"Gym" Gloves</td></tr> </tbody></table> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;">Tebukuro (<span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-spacing: 2px;">手袋) - Gloves</span></span></b></div> <br /> The one thing more famous than Ash Ketchum is his costume. These gloves are most commonly<br /> seen in the gym and used for weight and cardio training. It makes sense that Ash would like to<br /> wear these gloves seeing as he is a Pokemon trainer and is constantly dueling it out in gym battles. You can buy a pair of these gloves at your local gym or sports equipment store, or you can even cut<br /> up a pair of old gloves to get the same effect.<br /> <br /> <b>5. Yugi-oh- Duke’s earring</b><br /> <br /> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVaDzaHe2Wk/TeHGwQNsl7I/AAAAAAAAADQ/9mdHytNv9fE/s1600/duke.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Duke's dice" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVaDzaHe2Wk/TeHGwQNsl7I/AAAAAAAAADQ/9mdHytNv9fE/s1600/duke.jpg" title="Yugi-Oh fashion" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Duke's lucky dice earring</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Yugi-oh inspired earrings" border="0" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oa14-pShbnc/TeHGxsbZCqI/AAAAAAAAADU/kYQ9tykA39M/s200/diceearring.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Make your own dice earrings" width="135" /></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">DIY dice earring inspiration</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oa14-pShbnc/TeHGxsbZCqI/AAAAAAAAADU/kYQ9tykA39M/s1600/diceearring.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVaDzaHe2Wk/TeHGwQNsl7I/AAAAAAAAADQ/9mdHytNv9fE/s1600/duke.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: white;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; color: black;"></span></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: auto;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /> </span></span></b></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: auto;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /> </span></span></b></span></span></div> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;">Iyaringu (<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">イヤリング) - </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Earring</span></span></b></div> <br /> Duke, from Yugi-oh, is one of my favorite characters from the show, not just for his personality but also for his unique sense of style. One of&nbsp;my favorite pieces that he wears is his dice earring. It is very symbolic of his love for chance, and&nbsp;not to mention it looks pretty cool. Although, it is possible to buy dice earrings, oftentimes they&nbsp;can be too fancy and ornate, like the rhinestone encrusted pair shown above, and too expensive. In fact, these are actually&nbsp;quite easy to make. All you need would be a pair of dice, a couple of little hook-eye screws,&nbsp;some earring posts and several inches of chain. These can all be found at your local craft store. Basically all you have to do is&nbsp;screw the hook-eyes into the dice, attach one end of the chain to the screw and the other to the&nbsp;earring post and voila, dice earrings for less than $10!<br /> <br /> For more great <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">anime related content</span></a>, subscribe to my newsletter for weekly videos.<br /> <br /> Ken Cannon <br /> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/tAUqSkxrWj4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


One Piece Vocabulary
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Awesome, time for another episode of anime vocabulary, featuring One Piece! At one point the most downloaded anime on the internet. Crazies...</span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">So lets get started!&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-x1e3lYR7bdY/TapgfQpEuGI/AAAAAAAAAGs/SS9rUYu1LJ8/s1600/luffy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Monkey D. Luffy" border="0" height="240" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-x1e3lYR7bdY/TapgfQpEuGI/AAAAAAAAAGs/SS9rUYu1LJ8/s320/luffy.jpg" title="One Piece Pirates" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Straw Hat Pirate</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Kaizoku (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">海賊)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Pirate</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This is&nbsp;probably&nbsp;the most obvious word, so I'll start with that. It's used crazy a lot. I mean the main character wants to be the "Kaizoku Ou" (pirate king) and all... I'm actually working on this goal myself, but alas Limewire had to mess up all my plans!&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vsyBW-aS7f4/TZFCDo4t1OI/AAAAAAAAAGo/0IR4b5K37VA/s1600/soul_body.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /> </a></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N1KC6446fhM/TapikUutNvI/AAAAAAAAAHI/p06SmlxkTes/s1600/One-Piece-in-the-sea-wallpaper.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="On the Grand Line" border="0" height="256" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N1KC6446fhM/TapikUutNvI/AAAAAAAAAHI/p06SmlxkTes/s320/One-Piece-in-the-sea-wallpaper.jpg" title="One Piece ship- Merry" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Merry sailing the seas</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BbNgvLpD6so/TapguKhufwI/AAAAAAAAAGw/3AYb-ZvJvwM/s1600/ocean-wallpaper-3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /> </a></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Umi (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">海) </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Sea</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">You can't have a pirate show without one of these, "umi" is actually a special word that means both beach and sea. It doesn't actually mean beach but when you would want to say in English... "Hey my homies, let's go to the beach todayz" You would actually use the word "umi", in Japanese.</span></div> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jPV9gdOQHxo/TaphIZBhnSI/AAAAAAAAAG0/4DjHwXF7XXU/s1600/going_merry.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Merry sailing the seas" border="0" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jPV9gdOQHxo/TaphIZBhnSI/AAAAAAAAAG0/4DjHwXF7XXU/s320/going_merry.jpg" title="One Piece boat" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Their first boat- Merry</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ou2hfYr66Vo/TZEKz-vmJAI/AAAAAAAAAGI/pT5OoIv7s-o/s1600/Zaraki%2527s+reiatsu.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></a></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Fune (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">船</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Boat</span></b></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Another big hitter in this series, and&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;a must for the future pirate king, I mean you can't be a pirate king and drive a Camry, that's just not cool.</span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V85fXrrIbGw/TZELsRamgAI/AAAAAAAAAGM/SZG4zkd8Nso/s1600/popular+bleach+swords.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><br /> </span> </a></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XqxOxUIRcm0/TaphnZlZm7I/AAAAAAAAAG4/Rv-FKwvSY_0/s1600/luffy_11.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Straw Hat Pirate" border="0" height="249" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XqxOxUIRcm0/TaphnZlZm7I/AAAAAAAAAG4/Rv-FKwvSY_0/s320/luffy_11.gif" title="Monkey D. Luffy" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Rubber Man</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Gomu (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">ゴム)</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"> - Rubber</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This word is also short for eraser, "Keshi Gomu"... and yes it is slang for another slightly less&nbsp;reusable&nbsp;"rubber" in Japan as well....</span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lvz8gMl5Vhs/Taph4O4qIeI/AAAAAAAAAG8/13-hOsAmgQA/s1600/15yrold_Walk_Point.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Reindeer eats Human Human Fruit" border="0" height="262" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lvz8gMl5Vhs/Taph4O4qIeI/AAAAAAAAAG8/13-hOsAmgQA/s320/15yrold_Walk_Point.PNG" title="Tony Tony Chopper" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Chopper in his reindeer form</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Tonakai (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">トナカイ)</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">&nbsp;- Reindeer</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Probably&nbsp;the most useless word possible outside of this anime, so you know I have to teach it... but also I really like the way it sounds... tonakai... tonakai... yeah baby....</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">But surprisingly this word is kind of common in the anime, since Chopper is always correcting people that he is not in fact a "tanuki."</span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ScTrsTra7eg/TZE4N6uqpEI/AAAAAAAAAGY/W963FKuKflE/s1600/6dfae475f8d63ed8b8965f9b5231c7fc1244720805_full.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /> </a></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K3VA3QM4NdI/TapiGa1042I/AAAAAAAAAHA/SPOzU4o1hp0/s1600/images.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Triple Sword Style" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K3VA3QM4NdI/TapiGa1042I/AAAAAAAAAHA/SPOzU4o1hp0/s1600/images.jpg" title="Zorro the Swordsman" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Zorro's triple swords</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Kenshi (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">剣士</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">) - Swordsman</span></b></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ahhh finally a more useful word in everyday life... but no all jokes aside this word is actually somewhat common in anime in general, so yup good to know.</span></div> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jHK-o5VuuvU/TapiSJiFiAI/AAAAAAAAAHE/DWR1LlhiR98/s1600/BananaroIsland.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Sailing to shore" border="0" height="180" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jHK-o5VuuvU/TapiSJiFiAI/AAAAAAAAAHE/DWR1LlhiR98/s320/BananaroIsland.png" title="Island in One Piece" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A rocky island</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6TD3fDbsm4c/TZE43EvFIRI/AAAAAAAAAGc/-dZWVJwLQ1s/s1600/1228507.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /> </a></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Shima (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">島) </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Island</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Theres&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;a lot of "shima's" in One Piece, not to mention the fact that all of Japan is one big giant "shima".</span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZTDz_IR7yM/TaplE4eQ2XI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/pi41Z4V3owQ/s1600/nami+%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Two Namis?" border="0" height="149" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZTDz_IR7yM/TaplE4eQ2XI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/pi41Z4V3owQ/s200/nami+%25281%2529.jpg" title="One Piece Nami" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Nami the girl</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k8MNIvjH8kc/Tapk_KDToPI/AAAAAAAAAHM/ebHlMbZULyw/s1600/362175.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="escaping a tsunami" border="0" height="112" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k8MNIvjH8kc/Tapk_KDToPI/AAAAAAAAAHM/ebHlMbZULyw/s200/362175.jpg" title="One Piece- a big wave" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Nami the wave</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Nami (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">波</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">) - <span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Wave</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">The word for wave, and the name of a character! As you know I love killing two stones with one bird. You may also&nbsp;recognize&nbsp;this word as part of the now English word, "tsu-nami" or tidal wave. "Tsu" in this case means harbor. It's a wave that hits harbors! Yay!&nbsp;</span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H7HEQ1VjYb4/TaqEDNXgwEI/AAAAAAAAAHU/dr_Nb_ebsfg/s1600/236886-marineship_1_super.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Marines" border="0" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H7HEQ1VjYb4/TaqEDNXgwEI/AAAAAAAAAHU/dr_Nb_ebsfg/s320/236886-marineship_1_super.png" title="One Piece- the Navy" width="314" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A Marine ship</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b><br /> </b></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Kaigun (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">海軍</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">) - <span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Navy/Marine</span></span></span></b><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b><br /> </b></span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This word actually just means "navy" or a&nbsp;military's&nbsp;"sea force" where as "marines" is just a portion of the navy. But ah well, its not the first time I've seen a little<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"> <a href="http://www.engrish.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;">Engrish</span></a></span> in Japan.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b><br /> </b></span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NegKcEf1cOc/TaqEWJpzUGI/AAAAAAAAAHY/BZ-vHPPfc3o/s1600/Gomu_gomu_nomi.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Rubber Rubber Fruit" border="0" height="314" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NegKcEf1cOc/TaqEWJpzUGI/AAAAAAAAAHY/BZ-vHPPfc3o/s320/Gomu_gomu_nomi.PNG" title="One Piece Devil Fruit" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Gomu Gomu Fruit</td></tr> </tbody></table> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Akuma no mi (悪魔の実</span></span></span></b><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span class="t_nihongo_kanji" lang="ja"></span></span><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">) - Devil Fruit</span></span></span></b><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></span></b><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Why can't these be part of a healthy,&nbsp;nutritious&nbsp;diet? Pretty simple phrase though, "akuma" means devil... or my grandma... and "mi" means fruit. Although the proper way to say "fruit" in Japanese is "kudamono", "mi" can actually mean fruit, nut or seed.</span><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></span></b><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XOg_ESOmE08/TaqEjLk1JtI/AAAAAAAAAHc/iI3VwPDkgkY/s1600/Straw_Hat__s_Flag_by_fenrir1992.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Pirate flag" border="0" height="223" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XOg_ESOmE08/TaqEjLk1JtI/AAAAAAAAAHc/iI3VwPDkgkY/s320/Straw_Hat__s_Flag_by_fenrir1992.jpg" title="Straw Hat Pirates" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Straw Hat Pirate's Jolly Roger</td></tr> </tbody></table> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Mugi wara (麦藁) - Wheat Straw</span></span></span></b><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></span></b><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This is the word that is often translated as "Straw hat" in the anime.. because it might be a little&nbsp;weird&nbsp;if everybody went around calling Luffy, "wheat straw".... well in English anyway.</span></span><br /> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></span></b><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-byvfMzul1Xo/TaqFEcRsHQI/AAAAAAAAAHg/ScXwzr0Wp64/s1600/Bellamy_bounty_one+piece.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Bellamy's Bounty" border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-byvfMzul1Xo/TaqFEcRsHQI/AAAAAAAAAHg/ScXwzr0Wp64/s320/Bellamy_bounty_one+piece.jpg" title="One Piece Wanted Poster" width="217" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A 55 million bounty</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b><br /> </b></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Shoukin (賞金) - Bounty</span></span></span></b></div> <div> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ignoring the ugly dude in the picture, this is what all those shoukin kasegi's (bounty hunter's) are after in the series. This word can also mean prize money or something of that nature.</span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Whew, One Piece&nbsp;had a lot. For more <span style="color: #9fc5e8;"><a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">anime vocabulary</span></a> </span>sign up for my newsletter, y</span><span style="background-color: white; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">arou domo (and yes a&nbsp;captain indeed calls his crew his fellow bastards)!</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> <span style="background-color: white; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ken Cannon </span></div> </div> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/Gk2RhUv2DSo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


Bleach Vocabulary
<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Hey </span><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">its <span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">K</span>en Cannon here, and </span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">I've been wanting to start a series of blog posts teaching certain anime series' "specific vocabulary words". Words that, if you are learning Japanese, you just can't do&nbsp;without&nbsp;if&nbsp;you're&nbsp;watching that show. And of course, they're not your typical textbook material.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">So starting off with one of the biggest series out there, Bleach.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l4yG0Ni3_KM/TcJAE14EdQI/AAAAAAAAAII/HxAjmNO9ABc/s1600/IchigoBleach5jpg6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Ichigo Kurosaki" border="0" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l4yG0Ni3_KM/TcJAE14EdQI/AAAAAAAAAII/HxAjmNO9ABc/s320/IchigoBleach5jpg6.jpg" title="Bleach- Soul Society" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ichigo</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Shinigami (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">死神)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Death God/Soul Reapers&nbsp;</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This word is the most obvious, and as a result, most of you may already know of it. It's made up of the kanji &nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">死 (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">shi) or death and the kanji for god&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">神 (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">kami).</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">This is a somewhat recently popular mystical character and you can find other verisions in the&nbsp;series&nbsp;Death Note, Full Moon Wo Sagashite, and Soul Eater.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vsyBW-aS7f4/TZFCDo4t1OI/AAAAAAAAAGo/0IR4b5K37VA/s1600/soul_body.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="soul reaper" border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vsyBW-aS7f4/TZFCDo4t1OI/AAAAAAAAAGo/0IR4b5K37VA/s320/soul_body.jpg" title="Bleach- Soul Society" width="274" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Yes, souls are shiny</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Tamashii (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">魄)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">- Soul</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Souls are to Bleach as toilet paper is to a toilet, you can't have one without the other.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Spiritual Pressure" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ou2hfYr66Vo/TZEKz-vmJAI/AAAAAAAAAGI/pT5OoIv7s-o/s1600/Zaraki%2527s+reiatsu.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Taichou Ken" /></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Exploding "Reiatsu"</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ou2hfYr66Vo/TZEKz-vmJAI/AAAAAAAAAGI/pT5OoIv7s-o/s1600/Zaraki%2527s+reiatsu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></a></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Reiatsu (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">霊</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">圧)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">-&nbsp;Spiritual&nbsp;Pressure&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Not really a real word in Japan, but since its used so much in Bleach I had to include it. Think of Chakra in Naruto.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M5B0IQduEFI/TZELwXo4QzI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/k1cWxVTZ0eY/s1600/0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Ken Cannon" border="0" height="150" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M5B0IQduEFI/TZELwXo4QzI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/k1cWxVTZ0eY/s200/0.jpg" title="Japanese Through Anime" width="200" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Sharp Ken</td></tr> </tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V85fXrrIbGw/TZELsRamgAI/AAAAAAAAAGM/SZG4zkd8Nso/s1600/popular+bleach+swords.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Soul Cutter" border="0" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V85fXrrIbGw/TZELsRamgAI/AAAAAAAAAGM/SZG4zkd8Nso/s200/popular+bleach+swords.jpg" title="Zanpakutou" width="136" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Another sharp "ken"</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ken (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">剣)</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">&nbsp;= ME/Sword</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Yes my name also means sword, which is why I’m so sharp (oh, oh, see what I did there?)</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Anyways, "zanpakutou"&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 23px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">(斬魄刀)</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">&nbsp;is what most people in bleach call their sword,&nbsp;literally -&nbsp;"soul-cutter sword", but they will use the word for sword as well so you should know it.. or maybe I just wanted to show off my&nbsp;mildly, really, actually, not all that cool, name...</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="13th Division" border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_RNKjQIf5cE/TZE3rduTIiI/AAAAAAAAAGU/EC2e58f-Nrk/s320/1251991147_5233_full.png" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Bleach Soul Society" width="294" /></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Captain of the 13th Squad</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_RNKjQIf5cE/TZE3rduTIiI/AAAAAAAAAGU/EC2e58f-Nrk/s1600/1251991147_5233_full.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></a></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Taichou (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">隊長)</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Captain</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Probably the most spoken Bleach&nbsp;specific&nbsp;word. Everybody loves to talk to about their "Taichou."</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ScTrsTra7eg/TZE4N6uqpEI/AAAAAAAAAGY/W963FKuKflE/s1600/6dfae475f8d63ed8b8965f9b5231c7fc1244720805_full.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="9th Division Vice Captain" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ScTrsTra7eg/TZE4N6uqpEI/AAAAAAAAAGY/W963FKuKflE/s1600/6dfae475f8d63ed8b8965f9b5231c7fc1244720805_full.png" title="Bleach Soul Society" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">9th Division Lieutenant</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Fuku Taichou (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">副</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">隊長</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">) - Vice&nbsp;captain&nbsp;/ Lieutenant</span></b></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"></span></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Probably the 2nd most spoken Bleach specific word, everybody also loves to talk about their "Fuku-Taichou"... but not as not much as their "taichou"... but still quite a lot... ok yeah that's enough..</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6TD3fDbsm4c/TZE43EvFIRI/AAAAAAAAAGc/-dZWVJwLQ1s/s1600/1228507.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="A Hollow Mask" border="0" height="239" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6TD3fDbsm4c/TZE43EvFIRI/AAAAAAAAAGc/-dZWVJwLQ1s/s320/1228507.jpg" title="Ichigo Kurosaki is a Hollow" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ichigo's Hollow Mask</td></tr> </tbody></table> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Kamen (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">仮面)&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">-&nbsp;Mask</span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">You’ll hear this word a lot in the Visored episodes, since people tend to have a lot of masks there.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody> <tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m01Fse8ajIg/TZE57nf_xdI/AAAAAAAAAGg/MTTw36aRkJs/s1600/3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Captains of the different divisions" border="0" height="240" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m01Fse8ajIg/TZE57nf_xdI/AAAAAAAAAGg/MTTw36aRkJs/s320/3.jpg" title="Bleach Soul Society" width="320" /></a></td></tr> <tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The 13 Divisions</td></tr> </tbody></table> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">___ ban tai (</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">番</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: , &quot;hiragino kaku gothic pro w3&quot; , &quot;ヒラギノ角ゴ pro w3&quot; , &quot;meiryo&quot; , &quot;ms pgothic&quot; , sans-serif;">隊) -&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Divisions/Squads</span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #073763;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span></span></b></div> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">So For example...</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">1st division = <u>Ichi</u> ban tai</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ichi = 1</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ban= &nbsp;“#” sign</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Tai = Division</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">So you simply replace the ____ with the number of the division you're in.</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ichi- 1</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ni- 2</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">San- 3</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Yon - 4</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Go - 5</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Roku - 6</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Shichi - 7</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Hachi - 8</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Kyuu - 9</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Jyuu - 10</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Juu ichi - 11</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Juu ni - 12</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Juu san - 13</span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /> </span><br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">So that's it for now, for more <a href="https://japanesethroughanime.mykajabi.com/p/free-japanese-lessons-now"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Bleach related content</span></a> come over to my newsletter.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Ken <span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;helvetica&quot; , sans-serif;">Cannon</span></span><br /> <div> <br /></div> <span class="fullpost"></span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/JapaneseThroughAnime/~4/mxcP_xSlVoI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>



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