27 August 2017 @ 08:13 pm
at animelon.com you can watch anime with japanese subs connected to a pop-up dictionary; viki an asian drama (j-drama) site with the same for chinese/korean and I assume eventually have japanese. i'm ranking series i've tried according to JLPT level. pick the level you're studying to pass right now (ex. if you want to beat JLPT N2, watch from level 3 then move on to 4+).

♫ means there tends to be background noise or music that makes it hard to hear.

last updated: 2017.09.23

1. (N4-N3 level): Black★Rock Shooter, Chobits, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, Flying Witch, Kobato, Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Ping Pong the Animation
2. Angel Beats, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Furusato Saisei, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Nyan Koi!, ReLife, Slam Dunk, ♫Tokyo Ghoul
3. (N3-N2): Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Kuroko no Basuke, Parasyte, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai, Shiki
4. Baccano, Hunter x Hunter, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
5. (N1): Death Note, Fate Zero, Psycho Pass, ♫Attack on Titans
6. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Shinsekai Yori

Anime not on animelon:

(N4-N3) Devilman (TV), Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Pokemon (Season 1)
2. In Another World With My Smartphone, Jyuu Oh Sei

J-Dramas on Viki:
(N3) 僕のいた時間

Special Notes:

— Flying Witch: really useful for "everyday Japanese" in case you're going to actually live in Japan. "Pass me the frying pan" "Take the trash out" "Mind the gap between the train and the platform" etc.
— Psycho Pass: almost every sentence uses N1-N2 grammar points with VERY clear context, so if you're studying grammar try this series.
— JoJo: Uses tons of literary/formal/archaic-polite language (であろう、なかろう、おる), at least in the very beginning, so it's good for learning politeness.

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