as someone asked about anime recommendations recently I decided to ask the same, but more specifically aimed at easy to listen anime .
I’m trying to really listen as much as possible these comming months, so I’m mostly watching shows in japanese, but the whole immersion it’s been “tricky”. For once I’ve been trying to find some show that looks amusing, but then how much I get to understand after a few episodes comes into play to finally how much I end up enjoying the show actually. So far my experience has been:
うさぎドロップ : one of my favorite slice of life. Easy to follow, nicely paced, and a very clear in terms of language spoken. As heart warming plot as it gets…
いぬやしき : currently watching. great action anime. Cool plot. Super habilities granted to both a high schooler and a grand father… action, learning how great newly aquired powers can be, the consequences, and how much different of an approach can turn to be with the two characters.
Greatly paced, the language it’s not difficult to follow and the whole show it’s greatly aided with the action happening.
名探偵コナン: a classic!!! Really a great show to immerse… it’s sort of infinite (still on going). Every episode is self explanatory. Clear language most of the time… specially when solving the cases, it tends to use simple enough language.
銀の匙: just started it. 3 episodes so far . Slice of life about farming… I actually love the plot. Farming school inaka life and all… but still it’s pretty thought to get some of the explanations… so far every chapter is something new… they explain some aspect of farming… problem is been a slice of life, some time the explanations are not necessarily aided with heavy imagery that can help, specially been somewhat specific language… will watch more episodes and update some days from now.
坂道のアポロン: I love this show. Highschool life in Kyūshū in the 60’s, bebop movement emerging and an odd pair of friends digging the movement… whats not to like. … the plot was for me supper engaging, the language for the most part it’s ok… but there’s Kyushu ben happening… like a lot… nothing terrible, but a couple of searches of some “odd” ending words might help a lot to get even some basic sentences.
美味しんぼ: Ok, these is one of the longest anime shows about food. And it’s great if you’re a foodie (it’s what brought me to the show ) … A prodigy food reporter with an impecable sense of taste and a vast knowledge of japanese cuisine, is given the mission to elaborate the deffinitive menu for the newspaper anniversary.
So basically every chapter is a about a new ingredient, preparation, dish, etc. Very datailed in terms of content… wich actually doesn’t help with understading, as unlike many shows your vocab doesn’t necessarily grows so much that you’re understading so much more after, lets say, 10 episodes, there’s constantly new vocab (very specific as well). So I your a foodie that can’t stand 食戟のソーマ ( ), this might be a great replacement, but with the heavy lifting addition of the vocab required… oh … and I was forgetting… there’s not a lackage of Keigo as well … so there’s that too. I’ve watched some 20 episodes so far… but now it’s somewhat on the backburner…
Two more that I was forgetting and I might throw them together:
ドラゴンボール and ハンター×ハンター. Both are quite long shows (and you really get more and more as you watch more episodes). I’ve binged these shows more than once actually… The main characters are somewhat plain and very straightforward in temr of vocab. And even if there’s some made up vocab (special techniques and that sort of things), specially when the kanji it’s known, it’s really approachable and sort of make sense.
Specially people that have been working on their listening too. What show have resulted in a good experience? which have fallen in the realm of “maybe someday”? (Tbh Oishinbo belongs there in my case).
I would love to find out some gems