Denji’s Sporadic Japanese Thoughts—A Study Log of Sorts

I hope this is the right place to post this in, but I thought I’d make a study log so I can be held accountable.
Alright, so I started my Japanese learning journey probably in early December of 2020, so I’m still a newbie. In my introduction (Definitely not a Late Introduction) I addressed my attempt to learn it a few years ago through an honestly pitiful run-through of Duolingo (if you could even call it that). But my interest was reignited sometime last summer and I decided this time I would do it right. This led me into a state of analysis paralysis for a good few months, but I finally made a decision on Japanese Uncovered just to start out, which I got on December 1.
Once I learned hiragana (somehow I did it through exposure and didn’t consciously memorize anything) I knew I needed to learn katakana. So I used the Tofugu mnemonics and stumbled upon the pronunciation guide. That helped massively with learning how to make the sounds accurately, so if any of you haven’t checked it out I recommend it.
At about the same time, I started WaniKani, and I hesitated a little bit when subscribing because I had just bought a pretty expensive course, but I knew I had to have it so I ended up getting it. Now I’m on level 14 and sticking to my goal of reaching level 60 next spring with everyone climbing Tokyo Skytree.
I know I’m gonna need more help with grammar after I finish Japanese Uncovered, so my friend and I decided to start Bunpro (thankfully it’s not expensive) when they’re ready.
My plan is to do 1 chapter of Japanese Uncovered a week because I’ve been slacking off lately, and of course WaniKani. I want to update once or twice a week and I’ll give updates on the shows I’m watching and the songs I’m listening to. I hope this Study Log will help all of you and me stay accountable, and thanks for reading! I look forward to seeing your progress too!
P.S. Feel free to reply and tell me about your experiences.

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So this week I got a good amount done on WaniKani, almost at level 15. I’ve been binging My Hero Academia and I’m recognizing a lot of words and a couple grammar points. I didn’t get much of Japanese Uncovered done yet though, but I’m hoping to do that this week. I think I’ll just do these updates every Thursday instead of trying to sometimes do them twice a week.

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As I said on the Tokyo Skytree thread (Let’s climb Tokyo Skytree - level 60 in spring 2022), I’ve been on vacation this week, so I’m leveling up a day late and unfortunately haven’t gotten much done on Japanese Uncovered. I know this is gonna seem like empty words soon, but I’m hoping to do it next week. A plus, though: I’m all caught up on MHA and now I’m gonna continue Haikyuu! I have Amazon Music and I really like rock (I can and will make exceptions though). I usually find Japanese songs through openings and endings in anime (they’re really good). A couple of my favorites are Identity by Kiro Akiyama and Homura by LiSA.

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what day is it? wednesday? ahh whatever i’m impatient. anyway this week i did wanikani (how i’m still on schedule is a mystery to me) and pleased the crabigator. i made it to level 16! i’ve also been thinking, and since japanese uncovered is…a bit of a chore… i decided i’ll come back every week and read a new chapter to see what i can understand, and also to read the story and see what happens (i am way to invested in the plot). so i’m not really gonna do the videos and stuff as much unless i’m in the mood for it. i’m gonna draw nezuko this week—thanks POLL thread!—and i’m also probably going to see mugen train on friday! so i’ve added homura to my playlist. i’m on season two of haikyuu and not planning on stopping anytime soon. overall i think this was a good week for sorting everything out, but i’m very impatient so i might be doing another one of these next wednesday instead of thursday lol

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i guess i missed wednesday, oh well. this week i watched some more haikyuu because karasuno is awesome, and i’m probably behind on level 17. i’m trying to do it faster, but for some reason with the small amount of radicals unlocking kanji becomes a lot harder (just getting one wrong is a death sentence :skull:). i think i’m gonna start bunpro soon, but for now i learned a couple new things by doing the japanese sentence a day thing (Japanese Sentence a Day Challenge). also i finished the nezuko drawing, and i’m thinking maybe i should start coloring my drawings more, but who knows? one last thing: mugen train was AMAZING, anyone and everyone should watch it.

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this is probably gonna be a sporadic thing at this point, but what can i do. anyway, i’ve been a little behind these past few weeks because lessons are a little out of hand, but i feel like i’m getting back on track. i started watching jujutsu kaisen and finished season two of haikyuu, and i’m starting bunpro this week. for my birthday my relatives have told me i’m probably gonna get the whole demon slayer series (they have it for around 80 bucks on mandarake—:exploding_head:), so i’m really excited. i feel like this is less of a study log and more of an anime list or something lol, but really at this point i’m using only a few resources, so ig it’s fine. i think my bunpro schedule will probably be like 3 lessons a day, idk if that’s too fast, but if i need to i can slow down. (oh jeez, now i’m just putting out my random thoughts about japanese—i should change the title).

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looks like i waited a bit too long…
anyway, we got the manga ordered, it’s all coming on monday. i’ll probably put pictures on here. bunpro’s going well and i finished jjk. i really liked it, it’s up there with demon slayer. i’m on vacation mode right now, just getting ready to turn it off (there was some stuff going on and i just wasn’t able to do my reviews the last couple of days). i’m rewatching death note with my sister and she said it was interesting, so maybe i’ll make her like anime too lol. homura is still my favorite song and i’m listening to it on repeat

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Wonderful progress Denji san :slight_smile:

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YAYAYAYYA someone else posted! i was getting jealous of other people’s study logs getting attention lmao, but now i’m basking in the sunlight

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