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I want to learn Japanese... by Crystal-Artist I want to learn Japanese... by Crystal-Artist
People make this assumption a lot and I seriously mean A LOT.
Almost everyone in my Japanese class and Japanese LOVES anime. So it is understandable. I just get tired of people making the assumption that everyone in a Japanese class is weird and wants to learn Japanese because of anime. It's mean. ):<

I like anime yes but I love Japanese Dramas and Movies so much more. XD Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to travel to Japan because of the technology and the shopping. I also have an interest in teaching English in an Asian country through programs like JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) and EPiK (English Program in Korea).
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Zuorai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
i just want to sing vocaloid,,,
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TheAlwaysWrongGuy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hinestly, i'm a anime fan myself but I want to learn Japanese because of that, mostly if I someday visit Japan I might understand what they're saying to me and the technology are just advance and maybe for reading a doujinshi while listening J-pop or J-rock.
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NumNumkats Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to Learn Japanese because i wonder what's it like to learn another asian Language....
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Belleanna33 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll admit, i love anime, but the reason i want to learn japanese is because i'm in love with how the language sounds, and just about everything else that has to do with it.
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not because of the anime, but I actually like their technology.
It's a beautiful language and I'm researching many ways to learn how.
I want to be able to learn them since most of the things that I visit on the internet are Japanese.
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Fakeria-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the language! Yes, I like anime but I love Japanese not because of anime. I wish I could talk to a Japanese person or travel to Japan! :3
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boku-wa-kaminari Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm taking the N5 level JLPT exam, I've taken weekly classes, bought books, attended speech contests, and yet STILL people think I'm a pretentious weaboo. *sigh*
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16electronichearts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I take Japanese because I love their inventive technology, martial arts, and I just love the sound of the language. Like, so much. Sometimes I just close my eyes and listen to Japanese movies so I can hear the language. I'm also learning Japanese because I like their mythology and legends.


But also because I like anime. eve
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BlackViper-55 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Actually I like Japanese NOT because of anime but because of their gadgets. I used to have a Japanese to English dictionary. Now I have no idea where it went.
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ChronoCrusadeRosette Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student
Thank you! I have a love of anime (not as crazyily as i did in my youth but still love it) but that isn't the prime reason I want to learn japanese. I love the culture and just the sound of the language as a whole. (like the way some people like the way french or german sounds) Not to mention I like Japanese music and it would be nice to know what they are saying without the lyrics because you loose things when its translated.. I have never had a chance to watch Japanese dramas but still.
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foreverdarkwinter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that happens!!
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Zeryuo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At my first class my teacher said "Ok, so you want to learn because of anime and manga, am I right?" and then I said to him that I wanted study animation in Japan. Now I'm falling in love with a language and want to be a teacher, and the last anime I've seen was some 3 or 6 months ago e_e' [I prefer to read~]
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PrincessTwilightP0ny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate anime. (Dont hate me plz)
BUT i do wanna learn japanese.
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CoffeeDoge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true

I love animes and J-pop, but the reason I wanna learn it is because it seems like an interesting language and I want to go to Japan one day, so I'd like to know what people are saying there!
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supermariogirl85 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm learning the language of Japan because I want to go there for my sweet 16. :lol:
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GothicSnowflake Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Everyone of my friends think that
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coolcaro101 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Photographer
so true
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DragonPrincess1400 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
I want speak Japanese!
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ReenaCat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
:D I want to learn japanese because most of the sites I visited is in japanese (like pixiv and blogs). and I want to be able to read novels and mangas too (usually doujinshi ///the one that being posted online by those (japanese) artists///. Music is also one of it. and I hardly can reply some messages I got from them (I used google translator) . But I rarely watched anime so I don't think that is my main reason to learn it :)
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TheKirBro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I don't really like anime. I just want to learn it's history and eat some of it's meals.
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ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more interested in the tradition and the language then the animes. 
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PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't talk about Japan around my mom because she'll think it's because I "live and breathe" anime. I'm not even an anime freak; I only like two different animes at the moment.
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Suhamagirl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me too. I want to learn some Japanese so bad, but I suck at pronouncing the words except kawaii :(
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dgraymanlover17 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
me too ^3^
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kremlin-dawn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS. Just... everything you said, in your comment, on the stamp...

I DO LOVE ANIME. Don't get me wrong. But I don't learn Japanese just because I love anime. It's just an added bonus ;)
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TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see what you mean. I mean, I have plans to work for Nintendo when I'm older.
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RiverRoar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love anime, but that's not why I want to learn Japanese. I am genuinely interested in Japan.
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WolfAlliance Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Me toooo!
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A-Lucky-Mutt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
i must admit that anime is one reason that i wanna learn japanese...
...the music is my second reason!
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CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Of course this is true for me. I want to learn Japanese because I find it to be a fascinating and different language compared to my own native one. Also I love how it sounds.
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CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like anime and want to learn Japanese, but it isn't because of anime. Japanese just seems like a fun and challenging language to learn.
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TiconderogaOFFICIAL Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I told someone i was learning Japanese and they called me a weaboo.....so I stabbed them with a pencil :|
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rusty-le-cat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
defend your interests!
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TiconderogaOFFICIAL Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I did
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orangedude210 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I totally agree! I like a few anime series, but they honestly have little to no impact on my life. I want to learn Japanese because I think it's a beautiful language.

Unfortunately I've not gotten very far in my studies. The class I took for spoken Japanese didn't stick, so I'm gonna try self-taught for a while.
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Firelit-Inspiration Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I first got into japanese culture because of anime, but I ended up becoming quite interested in the general culture as a result, their daily routines, their food, their architecture, their history, everything. One day I might get myself a copy of Japanese Rosetta Stone software when I have the time and the money.
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Same with me! I started because I wanted to try watching anime without subs, (and to impress my friends xD) but when I got deeper into the culture, I loved it and one day I want to see Japan too ^^
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Firelit-Inspiration Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to go to Japan but I feel like I need to learn decent Japanese before going or else risk serious language barriers. D:
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I feel the same!


...weird ._.
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BlueChaosRing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really want to learn japanese but not for anime, I know Spanish and English but I want to learn other languages. Like Dutch, German, japanese, and others. I want to read, write, and speak many languages so I can talk to different people. Japanese is a very beautiful language but people that learn it just because of anime is kinda sad. I want to learn as much as possible and maybe travel around to learn more. Sadly my school only teaches spanish which I already know from my parents.
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Hurricanewindy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm teaching myself Japanese because I was raised there!
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CatAteMySoup Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Japanese is such a beautiful language in my opinion. Yes I like Anime but that's not the reason I want to learn it. I mean its so different. Plus my school only offers French, Spanish and Japanese. I really don't want to learn the other two :/
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isora683 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I've always loved the way Japanese sounded...

Yes, I've always heard people say that French is the language of romance, but to me, Japanese just sounds beautiful... I've always been fascinated with Asian culture, but I guess never dedicated enough to start learning before now...

I suppose I also felt that learning how to write out such beautiful characters and know how to read them aloud was beyond my capabilities... But I'm trying now. :heart: I'll see how far I go and how well I can do. ^_^

So yes, I like anime, and Hatsune Miku, but they are only a part of the reason that I want to learn!
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sealed-enigma Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww! me too ;DD I really love Japanese :) I also think that Japanese sounds more beautiful to me than french o: But that's only my opinion :)
こんにちは!:)
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isora683 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
It's so very true... And I have to admit, I had to put your Japanese phrase into Google Translate... ^^; I'm going a bit slow in learning, in the middle of school... XD
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sealed-enigma Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah :) oh I see o: but it's only hiragana :) lol xD it's alright hehe xD you have a lot of time in the summer vacation anyways xDD haha xD
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isora683 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
^^; I know... which is what makes me feel so stupid... XDDD

That's VERY true! ;D That is, if I can get through midterms... :dead: :D hahaha
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sealed-enigma Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol don't worry, you're going to learn it sooner or later, as long as you want to learn japanese :)
^^ oh... well, good luck to you ^^
hehe :)
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isora683 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
^_^ HOORAY! I know that these things take time... I'm more impressed with the fact that they have all learned English so well, and that the world is doing so... it's a pretty complicated language!!!
Thank you! :D
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sealed-enigma Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe xDD Yeah, they do take time ^^ ?you mean the japanese can speak english so well? o:
yeah it is XD
no problem!! XD
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