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Learn Simple Japanese Words Using Anime

Can you learn beginner level Japanese from watching anime? Here are some tips and strategies to learn commonly spoken Japanese words and phrases.

There seems to be this public consensus that you cannot learn Japanese using anime. 

That is simply not true. 

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Ushio is Back from the Dead? – Summertime Render Ep 3 – 4 Review

As Ushio appears after her funeral, more questions loom surrounding Shinpei’s investigation of Hitogashima Island. Reviewing Ep 3 and 4 of Summertime Render.

Why did Shinpei originally see Ushio in a yukata before the outfit turned into the swimsuit she wore on the day of her death?

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A Very Good Anime – Summertime Render Ep 1-2 Review

Can Shinpei escape both a time loop and looming shadows on a tiny island in Japan? Reviewing episode one and two of Summer Time Render.

Wow. I can’t help but be pleasantly surprised by this anime. 

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The King and The Sun – Ousama Ranking Ep 23 Review 

Relinquishing the crown to his younger brother, Kage and King Bojji set out in search of a new adventure. This is a discussion for Ousama Ranking Episode 23.

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You know, it doesn’t even bother me that much that Bojji relinquished the crown back to Daida. 

I know she is supposed to be ‘redeemed’, but the worst thing for me is that Miranjo will now be queen of the kingdom she quite literally died trying to destroy. 

That is crazy to me. 

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The Unexpected Proposal – Ousama Ranking Ep 22 Review 

Now freed, Daida takes his late father’s advice of taking care of Miranjo a little too literally…This is a review and discussion for Ousama Ranking Ep 22.

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…Did King Desha just die? 

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Promises and the King – Ousama Ranking Ep 21 Review 

After the dust settles, we find out Miranjo’s true motivations for disrupting the Kingdom of Bosse. This is a review and discussion for Ousama Ranking Ep 21.

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Well, that sucks. 

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Can We Trust King Bosse?  – Ousama Ranking Ep 20 Review

King Bosse turns Ouken into a baseball, and Miranjo outmaneuvers the ass-beating of a lifetime from Queen Sheena. This is a review for Ousama Ranking Ep 20.

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Uh…is King Bosse really the mastermind behind this whole farce? 

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The Last Bastion – Ousama Ranking Ep 19 Review 

As Ouken murders Despa, Kage, and Bojji, the Four Knights of Bosse’s Kingdom face off against the immortal beast. This is a review for Ousama Ranking Ep 19.

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Wow, I don’t even really know what to say after watching this episode.  

Honestly since it ended, I’ve just been sitting here dumbfounded, scrolling Reddit to see what everyone else thought.

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Battle of the Gods – Ousama Ranking Ep 18 Review

The conflict between the Houma and Gyakuza Kingdoms illustrate why the savage can never be civilized. This is a review and discussion for Ousama Ranking Ep 18.

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So, 18 episodes in we finally get the reveal of Kage’s true form.  

I’ve got to say…it’s kind of scary. 

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The Curse of Immortality – Ousama Ranking Ep 17 Review 

As the Underworld brother’s full parentage is revealed, our story’s characters converge at the crossroads. This is a review for Ousama Ranking Episode 17.

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This is my second time watching this episode now, and before I forget I just wanted to point out that Satun reminds me a lot of Saturn, and Zeus from mythology.

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