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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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Tuggersgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm learning Japanese and I plan to move there one day because I love the culture and people but to be fair anime is whats responsible for me loving Japan in the first place and leading me to learn more about it beyond what I learned from anime 
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MrEmerald787XTsuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
I want to travel to Japan, but NOT the anime, is for its culture, technology, and gastronomy
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GlitchyShadow137 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just about the comment the exact same thing.
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BRITAlN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there a stamp that says I want to learn Russian/Italian ;-;
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Lapin-The-Scientist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found this one for Italian, but it's 'I am learning' : fav.me/d2vss4b

And I've found a 'I want to learn russian' written in russian and english : fav.me/d67h4rt
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BRITAlN Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm learning italian hehe ty though :D
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Lapin-The-Scientist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! I wish I could learn italian.

You're welcome, dear !
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BRITAlN Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my town has a lot of italians so :3
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Lapin-The-Scientist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's awesome !
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BRITAlN Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we even have an italian flag next to the american flag lol xD italians are really nice though, they're chill 
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Lapin-The-Scientist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A friend of mine always says that italiens are cool people !
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markjasper2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Artist
I want to go Japan to learn their cuisine
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SonicZeldaFangirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want go to Japan just to known,not because of Anime
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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
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  Hobbyist General 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 General Artist
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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RoseyRivers 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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