I stumbled across Dogen’s Phonetic lessons, and in his fourth video he mentioned watching movies on repeat to basically memorize the movie. Some of his suggestions were Tokyo Sonata, Orange Days (first two episodes), and 12 Kind Japanese. I’m curious if anyone has any other suggestions, specifically anime movies. I’m planning on watching Orange Days, but I wanted to throw in one or two more movies where I would swap them every day (after I watch one for a while). My first thought was 君の名は, which I knew I could watch a countless number of times. However, Dogen suggested against it since the character Mitsuha speaks with an accent (and the voice actress was born in Kagoshima). With that said, does anyone know of any good anime movies that would be good for this? Specifically, ones that mainly use Standard Japanese?
One movie that I’m really looking at is 天気の気. Does anyone know if it would be good since it is based in Tokyo? Has anyone watched it? I’ve researched it a little bit, so going into depth here… It seems that Nana Mori (the voice actor of Amano Hima) was born in Osaka, but raised in Oita - which I believe Oita uses outer Tokyo type accent? Kotarou Daigo (Morishima, Hodaka) was born in Tokyo. However, one of the supporting voice actors was born in Tochigi, which seems to use no accent? All of the other actors were born in either Tokyo or Saitama though. So yeah, this is the main movie I’m looking at right now besides Orange days. Let me know if you think this would be a good movie for phonetic practice.
Another one that came to mind was 5 Centimeters Per Second, and I also saw that Tamako Love Story might be good? I looked at the main voice actors in Tamako Love Story and it seems almost all of them were born in either Tokyo or Saitama, with one or two being born into a different dialect. If anyone knows if these would be good movies, please let me know.
Anyways, the main reason why I’m asking is because I’m able to focus a lot better on anime than drama, which is why I’m pretty bummed about Kimi no Na wa not being able to work out. I also want to make sure that I’m not watching a movie on repeat where I’m studying two (or more) different dialects.
Thanks for any suggestions (and sorry for making a new… long post, I didn’t know whether or not to post this in a pitch accent thread or not).