I'd like to start reading manga in Japanese. I don't know any Japanese. What's the best way to learn it? [more inside]
Hi, I'm learning Japanese and am a big fan of anime/manga/tv shows. I'm far enough long in my studies where I would like to start watching/reading them with Japanese subtitles instead of English subtitles. The only problem is... I'm having a hard time finding manga/anime. Any sources for original Japanese manga or Japanese-subbed anime? (Like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
I have some fabric I picked up from a remnant stall a while ago. It has Japanese writing and pictures of faces all over it - is it just a random design or are these characters from some manga\anime? (The place also had Naruto fabric, but there,s no logo I recognise here, nor anything on the selvege.) Picture here. Any ideas? I want to check in case it'll unwittingly offend Japanese speakers!
I just watched "Clannad" and "Clannad: After Story" (the tv series) and it was amazing. Please tell me about more things like that. They can be tv or movies, anime or not anime, as long as they have the same feel. [more inside]
Looking for boy's clothing/fashion blogs, preferably for babies and toddlers, but teenagers will do too. It must be happy, cute, fun, and crafty. [more inside]
In Japanese society, it is really that awkward when someone asks you to call them by their first name (given name)? [more inside]
How can I track down the English subtitles for a Japanese TV show? [more inside]
Awesome Japanese TV recommendations? [more inside]
Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
Some time around 1992-1995 I watched a japanese cartoon on German TV that I'm trying to hunt down again. I can't remember what its called, or all that much about it, so it's been somewhat impossible to hunt it down. [more inside]
What are some of the best web & print resources to aid my exploration of Japanese film? [more inside]
Where can I find a rōmaji script for My Neighbour Totoro? [more inside]
Headed to San Francisco in a couple of weeks for a vacation, and would like recommendations for good stores that stock anime collectables and/or Japanese pop culture stuff in general... [more inside]
I have a question regarding the plot of the very moving film Grave of the Fireflies. SPOILERS INSIDE! [more inside]
Any good current animes in the process of being aired? I'm watching Blood+ and Ergo Proxy, but I need more quality shows. Links to your favorite English fansubbers would be greatly appreciated.
Aside from the recent blockbusters, I haven't watched an anime movie (or series) in years. Can anyone suggest a series or movie that that is either in sci-fi genre or has a storyline that deals with traditional Japanese culture?