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Learning Japanese from Rose of Versailles

Posted in anime, Japanese, japanese learning, Uncategorized by choronghi on January 22, 2017

☃ ✾☆ ☺ link to lines/transcript/script from episode 1-40! ベルサイユのバラ 台本 セリフ 台詞 全台詞 全台詞 名言 名台詞 名セリフ on mediafire  | EVERNOTE  | .rar of gif and screenshotstumblr posts &&

Wow so it has been a long time since I’ve done a i learned lotta japanese from anime post. I’ve done Iron leaguer and slayers and battle athletes victory in the past and I am glad I did THIS PARTICULAR anime after those since this one has its own challenges. I thought this anime was really fitting and at my level. It was great listening comprehension practice and they use a lot of interesting language that I am mostly familiar with (I’ve heard it before etc and it just sounds so pleasant and wonderful) but I could be more familiar with that language of course. Well currently I’m watching an anime with Japanese subs and kickass english subs so it’s been a breeze learning Japanese from it. for rose of versailles I haven’t added all the cards to anki yet but so far I have 105 cards with my MCD format. I’ll probably end up adding a few more. my god I have 616 cards from iron leauger ( 52 ep anime) well that was like 4 years ago! ~ Anyways the reason  i haven’t done this kind of post in a long time is because I didn’t watc h anime! that’s what a shitty job will do to you. it sucks the life out of you at home and at work. i feel alive now. I did watch code geass akito because there’s japanese subs for it and that’s like the only new anime that intrigues me. everything looks like shit. is it just me?

I was able to get the lines I couldn’t catch from Japanese websites (this particular anime is VERY FAMOUS AND VERY POPULAR), Japanese peeps at lang-8 and japanese peeps at chiebukuro, and my ears after a re-listen + english sub help. I talk more about this in my other entries for slayers, iron leaguer and battle athletes victory probably.  I feel so vindicated when even Japanese people go I’m so sure they’re saying this but it sounds like this or that’s really hard to catch etc etc. Of course that doesn’t happen every line I have trouble with but even sometimes I can tell that a particular is just unclear for some reason maybe something with the audio from the 70s. YOU KNOW that is ALSO ONE OF THE reasons i chose this particular anime. even though it’s old, it’s popular so it had a blue ray dvd release in which they probably fixed up the animation and the audio blahblahblah. But even then there are a few lines that are just unclear etc probably because of the voice actor.

lol this is what i Love about cell animation. they always end up screwing up painting in the color for somebody’s hair in a frame or scene usually but this time they messed up the guy’s face! lol. there’s no zombies in this anime !

I have a lot of anime on my que list and I’m only watching one at a time because that’s just what i feel like and i don’t have much time. I definitely wanted to make sure I don’t end up watching shit so I feel more inclined to watch old anime. as much as i love midorikawa’s voice (zelgadis) and sakamoto desu ga seems kinda interesting ( but probably will fail with the execution) there’s like a 99% chance it’s shit because it’s new anime.  just my opinion but um.. somehow  I ended up choosing this anime. I had put it on my list on MAL because I heard good things about it when it got licensed.  I watched this show on a weekly basis though I did not watch every week.  I usually watched 2 eps at a time but if i didn’t feel like it i watched just one.  This isn’t the type of anime to marathon unless you’re at an interesting arc like the eps around episode 20. I watched with no subs and just wrote down the time stamp of the part I couldn’t catch or understand the line because the subs are so distracting whether it’s delayed one second or not. If this anime wasn’t popular and famous it would’ve been really difficult because of the all french names and how unrecognizable they are after they are run through the katakana machine. the english subs for this anime are pretty solid.

1) I love the animation style which is something I cannot say about most new people nowadays – of course it has its shortcomings in that it’s not as fluidly animated or just not as animated as new anime (this is an obvious one). also it’s  awe-inspiring to think that people actually drew all these cells to make it look like it’s moving. I’m so glad it was made then and not in 2016 because if they animated it now it would look like shit just because i hateeeeeee the animation style + COLOR scheme nowadays.

2) love the voice acting and bgm – i mean there’s always going to be trends with certain voices being prevalent and popular but i really just cannot stand some of the voices nowadays and how they all sound the same. i esp cannot stand the typical “cool and indifferent af” guy with the hair and the moe people. BTW I love OSCAR’s voice!!!

3) oscar – omgs i was watching darake episode (show with junior the comedian) about pretty lesbian couples (or was it the one about the onabe poeple which is japanese for ftm transgender! ) and they kept using this the opening song of this anime… so i was expecting some yuri elements etc in this anime and i guess you could say there are some but not really.  There are some pretty funny scenes (to me) /lines that only come up because Oscar is a girl (they were few and not forced!). I loved the lines in those scenes…. one scene involved a horse incident i believe? and the other scene involved rosalie? offering herself up to oscar. and another scene involved a very important ballroom dance party. You know if they made this anime in 2016 they would’ve made it unnecessarily forced or perverted like that bloody comedy anime (IT WAS THE same studio as welcome to the nhk or sayonara zetsubou sense I think so i was shocked at how shitty it was) that i couldn’t watch a couple years ago. what i love about this time period (I mean the 1970s not the 1700s) is that there’s dignity and class which is hard to find in 2016 anime lol at least from what i can judge from the pictures. there’s always ass hanging out, strange poses, etc.  they do so many unnecessary cringe-worthy crap with stuff like this nowadays so i’m so happy it was made when it was made. I think this must be the OLDEST anime I’ve seen in its entirety.  I can totally see why OSCAR is a really popular anime character. On a related note my favorite character from sailor moon is sailor Uranus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for the people who are interested in this anime or like shoujo anime i say go for it because it is well-done. I certainly wasn’t into this anime after the 1st episode. It took me a couple or maybe a handful of eps to get into it. Also as with most anime there are some amazing eps and then some okay eps etc etc so it’s so hard to gauge how much I liked it/enjoyed it overall. There are eps that are like 9/10 or 8/10 then there’s eps that are from 6-7/10 for me sooooooooo….  There’s this one part where somebody goes crazy and the anime did a wonderful job depicting that with the background music and the animation. Like I said they gotta draw every frame so they sure af will not waste any. there were some amazing episodes and arcs that completely engrossed me ( i love me some court room scenes!). In fact there is this one episode in particular that’s very famous among the fans and made me SOOOOOOOO glad I saw this anime.  I am finally in their “club” lol. It’s one of those scenes that made me want to talk about it someone or at least read someone’s blog entry about it or the backstory or the scene in the manga to see the differences. There’s 2 eps ( there’s obviously more eps with surprises) that stand out to me as far as being shocking since I had never expected to see ithat in this anime.  Old anime can be edgy and shocking y’know.

I can’t recommend this anime to everyone because I don’t think everyone will like it since it’s shoujo and some people aren’t into that.I myself am torn because there’s amazing eps and arcs but some eps are not as interesting. Overall I’m glad I watched it because of the amazing eps or the shocking scenes that I thought I would never see in this anime.

the other day i was watching this super famous budget-heavy movie in theaters and this one was rather cgi-heavy and  I was thinking to myself holy shit  WHAT THE hell am i doing watching  old shit as in “old anime” which is just worlds apart from a Hollywood as far as the technical visual quality. Then I thought TO MYSELF that’s not the deciding factor as to whether or not something is enjoyable for me. When it came down to it this movie with its high budget didn’t engage me or give me as much enjoyment as I derived from this olddddddddd anime. there wasn’t certainly any scene in the movie that engrossed as much as that shocking episode scene but it’s not fair to compare a 2 hours 30 minutes movie to a 40 episode anime. the anime is at an advantage with the 40 x 20 minutes duration.

BTW I hate one-liners in movies for a multitude of reasons. They’re really prevalent and there’s always countless one-liners in super popular movies for obvious reasons. When they do that unless it’s really good as in amazing I do not respond to it. I do not laugh, I do not grin, I do not make a change in my facial expression. I really don’t appreciate laziness that oozes from one-liners and “awkward” scenes that generate laughter from some people from the audience. As a movie watcher I feel generally offended at their laziness. They just assume that everyone is monolingual or don’t read books or don’t watch tv shows and think we’ll be impressed with the lazy crap they spew. I think the scenes where they try to portray awkwardness WITH INTent to translate that into comedy are usually reallllly lazy and repulse me. I am intolerant and immune to that stuff because I’ve watched so much awesome talk/variety shows from Japan.

So I was surprised with the ending song because at the end of the song there is this guy yelling something and I couldn’t catch what he said the first few times so I looked it up and it still didn’t make sense to me completely. I thought to myself damn why is this guy being so over-dramatic? maybe melodramatic is a better-fitting word? Why is saying such cheesy things?  (it’s actually not cheesy lol  once you find out the context).  for the longest time I had no idea who the hell was saying this and to who he was yelling to until episode 20 something?? when that plot finally started. Yes I am not not good at recognizing voice actors. then LATER on I realize yelling part of the song disappears  in the later eps. I’m not sure what ep it was exactly but man that’s unique.  I applaud the writer or director or whoever that came up with this.

This anime does intrigue me to learn more about French history or the peope in it. The hobby or obsession that marie antoinette’s husband has seemed so ridiculous I thought they made it up for the anime but they didn’t. he really obsessed with that which is odd. I do like reading nonfiction provided it’s a subject I’m interested in and the writer does a good job. reading nonfiction is not the same thing as reading a dry textbook. I’m interested in reading the nonfiction just to see what the anime made up or included in it. I’m just curious. I’m not expecting this anime or manga to be super educational or thorough.

This anime was perfect for me for learning Japanese and I have come far from reading over my post  on iron leaguer.  Maybe this anime would have been too hard for me 4 years ago? who knows… This is what i love about having my blog. I write it for myself and I can look back at what I was concerned about or frustrated about and now I am like wtf you talking about.  If you’re at a lower level then you’re probably better off learning more useful common Japanese from anime set in modern times or other medium but it doesn’t hurt to pick up random words/phrases effortlessly from watching anime if that ends up happening. At the end of the day AJATT does work. Enjoyment is a must and sometimes you can remember stuff effortlessly from anime.

Slayers NEXT!

Posted in anime, Japanese, japanese tv, language learning by choronghi on February 3, 2014

link to lines/transcript/script from episode 1-26! 台本 セリフ 台詞 全台詞 全台詞 スレイヤーズ! 名言 名台詞 名セリフ Slayers japanese subtitles japanese transcript japanese lines on MEDIAFIRE ★ ♥  | ♡ evernote カワ(・∀・)イイ!! | .rar of gif and screenshots | SLAYERS TRY SUBTITLE FILES from korean dvds! I also posted them on kitsunekko, also revolution on kitsunekko but that season sucks | gif  + screencaps on tumblr  | evernote for slayers try| evernote for slayers revolution evernote for slayers evolution

FIRST THINGS FIRST this is my FAVORITE season of the slayers franchise and i HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. even if you find the first season just okay, check out slayers next because the story is soooooooooooo good and there’s new characters including new villains… I love these 2 bgm songs that are on slayers next sound bible III とめられない想い ❤
闇、無、あるいは混沌. I love the other songs alot too  but these 2 resonate with me and of course i can remember/picture the scenes. that’s what good bgm does.
you can really tell the staff put their all in when the bgm kicks ass! to be honest some of the bgm recycling in slayers try was like eh because it doesn’t match well sometimes… it simply matches slayers next because it was made for that not because it was first heard on slayers next. that’s one of my peeves about slayers revolution is that the bgm does not match the scene and the bgm is usually too GOOD for the scene. you’re only doing yourself a disservice by not watching slayers NEXT… after slayers.


i’ll write stuff i should’ve written about in my previous entry because i feel more compelled after  watching slayers next because it was so much fun watching it.
so i’m not a fan of fantasy. I have no interest in watching game of thrones, lord of the rings (books are unreadable to me lol. I HATE the writing style), twilight. i like haryr potter but the movies are extremely boring especially 3rd movie on. twilight: i read the first book and it was lame, never saw the movies. i hear that the acting is atrocious and the actress has huge eye bags so i wonder what she eats? but i think it might be LESS boring than the hunger games. i cannot comprehend why it’s popular or even liked in the least… it’s a god-awful movie from every aspect. In general with fantasy books I find them really boring and they do not interest me at all. i especially despise anything that involves elves since they’re mad ugly. something about fantsay books seem like such a chore to “learn/memorize” the “fantasy world” to follow what’s going on and whatnot. I remember I was attempting to read some fantasy book with an elf in it and there were different creatures or species so there were different languages and the author actually wrote out the sounds (WTF X 10)… point IS i found it to be excruciatingly stupid not to mention a COMPLETE CHORE to “remember” all the facts about the fantasy world. something about fantasy pisses me off. it’s like self-satisfaction for the author to think up whtaeer SUPER ELABORATE fantasy world with all the little details with languages and culture etc and expecting other people to to care lol. maybe that’s what separates fan-fiction and whatnot from real authors? or the shit fantasy from the good fantasy?
I think it’s interesting that a FANTASY made in japan succeeded since you’d expect  poeple from europe and whatnot “owning” that realm since it  technically originates from there? Slayers is just different. it’s cool and it’s beyond “i care” since it draws me in, and i follow it. I really really hate fantasy but this is one of those exceptions…. it’s like what i wrote before that it doesn’t matter what genre the anime is, if it’s done right it can enjoyed by somebody who hates that genre. I’m interestd in the novels to see how it ends there… apparently it’s the pioneer for light novel anime though nowadays i AVOID ANYTHING based on a light novel. it’s almost as bad as a japanese movie based on a CELLPHONE novel. no those girls that writ ecellphone novels are not smart or good at writing or have literary talent… they’re just idiots and hit it big by some luck because a bunch of idiots liked their easy to read, grammar-butchering keitai novels.

I realized after watching the slayers NEXT, how amazing the opening is. so i recommend watching the creditless opening after watching the show.

the voice-acting was off-the charts. I really loved the voice-acting of the character at the end of the series and i loved some of the line delivery given by xellos’s seiyuu.
I had a chance to listen to the korean dub a little bit because i thought this korean file had japanese subtitles which it i didn’t. so i don’t like the korean voices at all . it’s too cartoony and childish. it’s annoying. yes anime is anime aka cartoons and the characters don’t sound like normal people BUT it’s not THAT cartoony and childish sounding.

I love the animation so much with all the exaggerated animation and the random details etc. IT was expressive and i LOVED THE COLOR SCHEME. the last i think 2 episodes have a lot of movement and i’m so glad there was no CG back in those days….

This time when i googled lines i ACTUALLY Found PEOPLE who transcribed lines so this time around it is more thorough for some of the episodes (maybe even thorough enough to make the japanese .srt .ass subtitle file for some of them lol. if anyone wants to FEEL FREE!!!~) . i didin’t really find the sites that transcribed lines till episode 10- something…. so i did more copy+ pasting from those episodes. one or two of them were strange fan-fiction sites that literally transcribed the lines from the episode but then add in random shit because of some random character in their fan-fiction…. well i don’t mind as long you transcribed everything! 🙂 like always i pasted the definitions, explanations in japanese… some of the lines i couldn’t catch it made sense that i wasn’t able to catch it. it’s an anime so people talk STRANGE lol. that’s a fact!

I definitely like slayers NEXT more than SLAYERS though i definitely enjoyed both seasons. It’s so amazing how much they BUILT on the previous season with the characters, comedy, the story and the fantasy world. it’s a great improvement and build-up since the first season.  Slayers NEXT is so good and you can tell they’re never gonna pass that or maintain that… I’m sure there are fans who like slayers try more than slayers next etc etc but i think the majority consensus is that  slayers next is the best season. For me it’s SLAYERS NEXT > SLAYERS PLAIN > SLAYERS TRY for sure. Revolution was just eh and bleh and the animation was iffy to me in some ways… to give an example that tiger dude was like WTF and pokota is just no… but i hear for evolution they have NAMA so i’m interested for that but i shouldn’t have too much expectations. p.s. out of all the seiyuus  that reprised their roles i would say the ones that sounded the most off after 10 or so years would be zelgadiss ( I loved his voice in the first 3 seasons… but now it’s just… not zelgadiss lol.) then amelia. i read somewhere somebody said lina sounds like obahan which megumi hayashibara probably is by now… but i didn’t get that… lol.

 

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JAPANESE-WISE: I’M SURE lots can be said.

SLAYERS NEXT
something I noticed was  amelia started talking all princessy and girly and more polite when she got back to seiruun and then after they left she went back to talking normal lol. she was adding on -wa at the end of her talking which felt unnatural since up until that episode she didn’t. I think it’s all good that she talks properly while she’s in seiruun.

so i read this online somewhere when i was was searching about this iffy episode of slayers r ution (most of them are right? the last episode was hot hot mess especially if you analyze it not that you really even need to… realize that)

 

i also read that xellos refers to himeslf as boku but he refers to himself as watashi  when it comes to WORK ( at least a writer from slayers next had a tendency to do this) . I didn’t notice at lol…. when i was watching slayers next i was focusing on undersatnding and catching whatthey say and my imgae of xellos is that he says boku. it’s not unusual of xellos to say watashi if the occasion calls for it like he if he has to be formal if he’s in front of somebody really powerful or something but he doesn’t have to change to watsahi just becaues of that. that’s one reason for my wanting to wach slayers next again in the future to really notice that as well as anything i shoulda noticed. not sure when i will exactly.  i don’t like re-watching stuff soon after watching because it’s boring and i know what happens. i like to forget as much as possible but it’s so hard to forget things you really liked and enjoyed. yet for crap i force myself to sit through (I don’t do this now-a-days) I can’t remember anything about the show except it sucked balls… i won’t remember any or most of the scene or bgm or names even lol.

and as far as the blog that i read that off of, the preson was disappointed because xellos called himself watashi in that episode even though he’s usally boku. I felt sad with the blogger lol.???? episode 8 ibelieve??

as far as the spells and archaic japanese. I’ve gotten used to it a lot and looking it up/asking on chiebukuro has been good too. even though the language is archaic and i don’t necessarily ever have to talk like that, i do want to understand it and its nuances. understanding anime = fluency right?  If I ever want to write all archaic and fancy-pancy in a poem or something i have something to pull from… plus the stuff sounds really cool lol. from googling i noticed i would find ia variation of the spell i was hearing and that’s because they changed up the incantation in the anime either to shorten it or better the flow etc etc. though somebody in their blog was saying oh i wish they kept it like it is in the novel, i think it flowed better. it’s some part of one of the famous spells that has なる in the spell and it’s な in the light novel (I don’t shudder as i type light novel lol… because it’s slayers not those disgusting, long-ass title ones that come out now-a-days).

apparently lina said the spell wrong in slayers revolution!!  i don’t know if it’s wrong or if it was on purpose.

Learning Japanese from ANIME – SLAYERS :D

Posted in anime by choronghi on January 14, 2014

https://i0.wp.com/imageshack.com/a/img833/6530/rmk.giflink to lines/transcript/script from episode 1-26! 台本 セリフ 台詞 全台詞 全台詞 スレイヤーズ! 名言 名台詞 名セリフ Slayers japanese subtitles japanese transcript japanese lines on MEDIAFIRE ★ ♥  | ♡ evernote カワ(・∀・)イイ!! | .rar of gif and screenshots | SLAYERS TRY SUBTITLE FILES from korean dvds! I also posted them on kitsunekko

so I did my learn japanese via anime. I don’t believe in “learning japanese watching anime” which most people im’ sure use with the connotation of binge-watching crap with english subs. you gotta do something in between otherwise you’re not gonna pick up anything. So it was as fruitful as iron leaguer and battle athletes victory.  with all the japanese words, grammar, and expressions that I encountered. Because I like the show and I know exactly what the hell is going on and the personalities of the characters, the dialogue is memorable and a great source to learn japanese from.  some of the stuff I’ve encountered before so my encounter with those with this series served as good encounters to really internalize and understand the

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meaning and the way you use it. some stuff i ran across it for the first time ever which is really exciting when the words piques my interest.

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I must say the GENERIC I want to watch japanese anime without english subtitles is a daunting goal lol and more impotrantly IT PISSES ME OFF…. and it really depends on the anime and your amount of free time lol. I would recommend redefining as understand x % of x anime on FIRST-WATCH without fast-forwarding /re-winding like we watch our shows in english because vague goals doesn’t do anything for anyone except piss people off including the goal-setter. Personally I don’t think i’ll ever reach 100% lol because 100% is wow… you know  know knwo your japanese as in you you spend alot lot lot of time doing stuffin japanese and you can catch it so well.  Like I said, I use the chiebukuro because I cannot catch what was said and that’s because i just can’t or i do not know the words.

I did the shtick here that i did with iron leaguer. And so here’s the link to the lines that I transcribed and/or japanese people transcribed for me from chiebukuro (it was mostly 1 or 2 people… they’re VERY VERY KIND). it’s either transcribed because i want to, i couldn’t catch what they said, or there was a new word or grammar or smething that i wanted to learn or it intrigued me. i think if you have this you should have no problem catching the rest yourself (if that’s still too hard then  i guess yo need to read and listen more). i know that all the hard to catch lines or hard words are transcribed.  i also pasted the definitions and explanations and whatnot . i added some of the lines to my anki deck but definitely not all of them.

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My thoughts about the show. I enjoyed it a lot and i know slayers next is even better! i loved the funny filler episodes for slayers.  there were a couple episodes that were just eh. anyways, one of the important parts of this show is the climax aka the big fights between lina and you know who. i thought it was really well done. it was exciting, well-animated, tense, and everything it should be. not to mention they added in comedy in the middle of all that AND made it work. I can say this because I watched it in japanese and found out what i didn’t know that show is WELL-written, and well-thought out. NO BAKEMONOGTARI IS NOT WELL-written… i hate the annoying people who are duped by bakemonogatari thinking that it’s deep and well-written and all this crap just beause they talk a little strange for a little bit too long at a speed that’s a little bit too fast and they don’t understand japanese and  HYPE THE SHIT OUT OF IT. the dialogue is just shit… imo and i refuse to listen to it and if you want to read about that in japanese checkout accessup.org

I loved the animation with its 90sness like the color scheme. just the feel of it. i have a feeling that half the people who bitch about 90s anime animation watch shit quality fansubs or something…  i really prefer this over any generic anime that came out in 2013 that look like erige and or ln adaptations with the soulless fake fake characters. the bgm is well-fitting. They chose the song of dragon slave this season and kept using it for ever and ever and they chose right. voice acting is also phenomenal… i noticed in one of the eps, this minor voice actor to the minor character was really emotionless in his talking lol… it made me lol because i was re-listening to something in that area for the lines.

i posted some gifs and screenshtso on tumblr
http://tsukinofune.tumblr.com/tagged/slayers

the zip.rar  of the screenshots and gifs are in the folder as well  if you want to make icons or whatever like them people on LJ

I’m looking back at my iron leaguer post and i notice i wrote a ridiculous long love letter to it lol… part of it is because I like it a lot and the show is 52 episodes and another part is that the show’s not that well-known so one of the things i can do as a fan to spread the wonderfulness of this show is to write about it. for slayers , the whole franchise, is pretty popular and i’m sure lots of people wrote wonderful things about the show with their writing skills and passion. i don’t feel the need to go out of my way to write on and on. i think if you want to know about the show just watch it. it’s the most logical action to take.  it’s more accessible compared to iron leaguer and battle athletes victory.