Hi everyone !
I have been learned Japanese for more than a year (but found this website just under a month ago).
I have a textbook, a private teacher, lots of different resources/ways of drilling and some children books or easy manga (yotsubato and others more advanced). But in the end I realized I was mostly reading and my listening was pretty bad (I could see that when I had listening exercises).
I had to do something about it so I started listening to some podcasts (mostly passive listening) and trying to find things to watch.
I am not a anime fan at all, Japan interests me for completely different reasons but it’s way easier to go on Netflix/Crunchyroll to find something to watch than anything else.
I started trying to watch some “drama” but I really didn’t find much I liked (time taxi is fun even if cheesy) so I went to anime which I had seen maybe one or two when I was young (dbz, saint seiya…) and one or two after (death note, psycho pass).
So I decided to look at recommendations on the web and start with anime I knew about (DBS) or anime about topic I knew (sport, cooking,
jojo’s bizarre adventure oops). I actually started to like a lot of things I saw. There is a lot of (I feel) very generic things but I do try to look at a lot of genre and I sometime find gems (recently it was Megalobox).
All of that to say that I didn’t use to watch anime because I thought reading was enough and I was watching a lot of TV shows. Now there are few TV show that I like and I watch a lot of anime (compared to before at least).
It helps me a lot.
Any of you had a similar experience ?