I know there are threads discussing Kanzen vs. Tobira, and I checked Reddit as well, but I haven’t really reached any conclusions.
I’m thinking of starting Tobira or Kanzen N3 (grammar+reading comprehension), but, since neither is available in my country and shipping takes forever and is expensive, I really don’t want to make the wrong decision. There is no way I can have a look at them, short of downloading pirated copies.
I’m mostly interested in reading Japanese. I won’t be taking the JLPT in the foreseeable future and I’m ok leaving listening for later. I’m interested in grammar explanations, example sentences, and reading material, so I was drawn to the Kanzen series, but I can’t have a look at it before I buy, and it seems to be focused on the JLPT exam, so I’m afraid it would be mostly drilling and example questions. I want to be able to read books in Japanese, so I’m wondering which of the two is the best option - or if it’s something else entirely.