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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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Esthefania2018 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Reillyington86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I learnt Japanese without watching a single Anime (outside of Studio Ghibli) or reading a single Manga.

Anime is actually a really bad way to learn Japanese as it is too common and the words are over exaggerated. It's the same as trying to learn English by watching Eastenders.
Shianfox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually learn it to understand the language. It's the same reason I wanted to learn English when I was youger, to understand what they were singing about on the radio (And now I wish I wouldn't understand owo).
YoBro9000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
dang... i dont even remember why i learned japanese, but...
You have a Japanese CLASS?? I'm really jealous
darkfrost-star Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I want to learn Japanese because I love Japan. Period!
MichaelaSmith13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can teach you me i'm japanese^^
darkfrost-star Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well, I'm actually already learning. Thanks for the offer though! :D
MichaelaSmith13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem^^
kolilop Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That's right. I want to learn Japanese because I want to communicate with Japanese people.
Ayumu-Midnight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love Anime but, Anime Is Not The reason I Want To Learn The Language.
InsetoSonhador Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
I tried to learn Japanese only because of Sengoku BASARA.

But...i can't take it.

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 
MrEmerald787XTsuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I want to travel to Japan, but NOT the anime, is for its culture, technology, and gastronomy
GlitchyShadow137 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I was just about the comment the exact same thing.
FrostedOpaI Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there a stamp that says I want to learn Russian/Italian ;-;
zackosletacos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found this one for Italian, but it's 'I am learning' :

And I've found a 'I want to learn russian' written in russian and english :
FrostedOpaI Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm learning italian hehe ty though :D
zackosletacos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! I wish I could learn italian.

You're welcome, dear !
FrostedOpaI Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my town has a lot of italians so :3
zackosletacos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's awesome !
FrostedOpaI 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 
zackosletacos 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
SonicZeldaFangirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want go to Japan just to known,not because of Anime
Zuorai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
i just want to sing vocaloid,,,
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.
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....
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.
StardustTrooper 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.
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
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*
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
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.
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.
foreverdarkwinter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
that happens!!
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~]
PrincessTwilightP0ny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate anime. (Dont hate me plz)
BUT i do wanna learn japanese.
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!
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:
GothicSnowflake Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Everyone of my friends think that
coolcaro101 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Photographer
so true
DragonPrincess1400 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
I want speak Japanese!
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 :)
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.
ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more interested in the tradition and the language then the animes. 
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.
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 :(
dgraymanlover17 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
me too ^3^
kremlin-dawn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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 ;)
TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see what you mean. I mean, I have plans to work for Nintendo when I'm older.
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