Inspired by some recent threads talking about lack of sleep, there is a Audio CD-series with voice actors doing monologues to help put you to sleep.
I had to do some searching but here’s a link to one of the CDs, with voice actor Takaya Kuroda.
They use a dummy head mic (a 3D-recording device) to create a full 3D-audio experience - which isn’t very common. And they do so to full effect - meaning expect whispers in your ears and an audio illusion of a person moving about the room talking to you.
It takes some getting used to! But, it’s pretty neat.
This is a series, so just get the CD with the seiyuu you favor and hopefully they will put you to sleep in no time! ^>^
My favorite resources for practicing listening comprehension are: -Nihongo con Teppei podcast
-Miku Sensei shadowing audios (for Patreons)
-Benjiro - Beginner Japanese Youtube channel
-Watching native content with the Language Learning with Netflix plug-in (for Chrome)
After watching the anime Banana Fish, I was able to buy a CD copy of its radio drama made back in the 90’s when the manga finished being serialized. It’s hours long, but because I already knew the story I could get the jist of what was happening. I heard some phrases I knew and looked up a few new ones. I’ll definitely be relistening!
I also searched up a few JP keywords in Spotify that relate to my interests and was able to find podcasts in Japanese.
I used to listen to a program called サウンドライブラリ often. It’s very calming and has lots of episodes. Looks like it’s still ongoing!
I started filling up an old ipod with listening comprehension material last week…I’m really glad I found this thread! Pure gold.
I sometimes watch Cardcaptor Sakura: (カードキャプターさくら).
It’s an older Japanese anime for children.
The lower tempo and less complexity makes it easier to listen to and understand
It’s also available on Netflix.