Gradually I’ve increased the amount of content I’ve been watching in japanese, only this time I’m aiming mainly reinforcing my listening, since I feel I’ve already set a proper path to improve my reading skills over the last 6 months, but now the difference between the reading / listening starts to show.
That into account I’ve decided on dropping japanese subs altogether… cause tbh I was practicing much more reading than anything when using those as well.
So, thus far I’ve tried multiple resources and combinations in order to get a somewhat graded immersion to video content.
For once I’ve rewatched some of the shows I’ve previously watched either in my mother language (Dragon Ball ) or watched previously with japanese subs (Sakamichi no Apollon). Then I’ve watched movies that for the most part I know by heart (Matrix, LotR, Back to The Future, etc) but using japanese dubs. Those have been ok, since the plot is well known, so no mayor frustration for missing lines. Some have actually been within my level (Forest Gump proved to be simple and straight enough to be understood with not many lines missing ).
Besides that I’ve found some material by NHK to be helpful as well. First it was NHK School… with shows aimed at mainly kids in the elementary years of school… which was … mehh…
Then I’ve found NHK Kokokoza, which contain shows filling the highschool curriculum, so this has been a nice way to see elementary (mainly shows named 〜ベーシック) material in a way that’s more palatable to an adult.
Anyway, I would like to ask the rest of people here that are consuming more shows (hopefully with no subs) how have you been aproaching this, specially those first shows.
For grading material with reading it has been very straight forward… japanese editorials have that well covered with lots of series aimed first at 小学 , then 中学 and then 高校; for watching shows thus far I haven’t find anything that systematically graded so it has been more hit and miss… there’re lots of series that I’ve started watching , but in the end felt like chores because of me not understading as much as It would allow me to actually enjoy the show…