奥様は、取り扱い注意 - ~JLPT N2 - w subs - Caution, Hazardous Wife
ケイ×ヤク −あぶない相棒 - ~JLPT N2+ (but with police jargon) - w subs - Kei x Yaku: Dangerous Partners
恋せぬふたり - JLPT N1+ - no subs - Koisenu Futari (this one I haven’t finished because it was too difficult without subs - some vocab I didn’t even know how to search for in the dictionary because there was no kanji and it was too difficult to parse)
奥様は、取り扱い注意 - ~JLPT N2 - w subs - Caution, Hazardous Wife
If an Anime is adapted from Manga and the Manga has a Learnnatively entry, how about setting the initial level to that of the Manga entry?
If its adapted from a light novel then thats a different story ofcourse…
I just got reminded of that point by the conversation about the perceived difficulty of manga vs novel.
Considering that manga seem to be graded ~5 levels less than novels with a similar difficulty (in terms of pure text), if something is adapted from a novel/light novel without a manga adaptation, it could be fine to just take the difficulty of the novel - 5.
I haven’t watched much in Japanese, so I don’t have many points of comparison (in fact I only have one)
ガリレオシリーズ (series) | L33 would make the adaptation ~29, which feels appropriate (that’s about what I said)
For stuff adapted from manga:
LIAR GAME (series) | L24?? sounds a tad too low for the series, but close enough, I guess. I would have said an (easy) N2, so more like 27, but 24 is not absurd (also, it’s a temporary grading, so not very trustworthy to begin with).
ハイキュー! (series) | L26 matches exactly my feeling
ボールルームへようこそ (series) | L25 I would have given it the same difficulty as ハイキュー, but close enough.
魔入りました!入間くん (series) | L27 also close to how I felt.
ノラガミ (series) | L27 is the only one that is significantly lower than my expectations. It might be that I’m just not familiar enough with the Shinto/spiritual vocabulary they use. I guess a word like 此岸 would not have tripped me up in written form thanks to knowing the kanji, but with just audio it’s a bit harder. There are also the incantations (?) spoken at full speed that I just gave up trying to understand (except for the final 斬!! because that was easy to guess).
(Actually, people are even asking about it so I guess it’s hard for everyone )
Huh, I watch a ton and I don’t feel they’re too tightly related to be honest. A wide vocab in a spoken show, especially a fast spoken show, is much harder than the same in a book. The ones I submitted for the initial seed I evaluated individually and imo a TV show or movie should be evaluated separate from the media it came from. Sometimes they don’t follow the source material very well either
I agree, but they don’t need to be very accurate. It’s just a way to get a temporary level for a bunch more shows than what we could do manually here That might be a problem if something ends up stabilized at a level far from its actual difficulty, but that’s when people will report it (the same way they have been doing with books).
Alright, I’m finally making the list… The anime within a group are just in alphabetical order, not ordered by difficulty. It’s also been a while since I’ve watched many of these (started watching anime with Japanese subs March of last year), so take these groupings with a grain of salt.
- Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.
- Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
- Maou-jou de Oyasumi
- Yuru Yuri
- Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
- Gabriel Dropout
- Go-toubun no Hanayome (maybe medium, don’t quite remember)
- Koe no Katachi (maybe medium, I don’t remember)
- Love Live! School idol project
- Love Live! Superstar!!
- Mary to Majo no Hana (maybe medium, I don’t remember)
- Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu (maybe medium, I don’t remember)
- Non Non Biyori: Nonstop
- Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight (but I had already seen this and knew the characters and story, so maybe medium)
- Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru
- Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
- Bocchi the Rock
- Demi-chan wa Kataritai
- Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun da.
- Komi-san wa, Komyushou desu.
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica (I had already watched it three times before watching it with Japanese subs, so I may be understating the difficulty, not sure)
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica: Hangyaku no Monogatari
- Ousama Ranking (often easy, but occasional spikes in difficulty pushed it up to medium)
- Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
- Bokurano (medium difficulty much of the time, but spikes in difficulty whenever there were scenes with government people or heavy sci-fi scenes)
- Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (they talk very fast in this show)
- Violet Evergarden (medium difficulty much of the time, but spikes in difficulty during military discussions)
First time posting and tbh. I’m really not sure if this is the right place to post the following question. Sorry in advance, if this is wrong.
Because you’re listing movies/shows/anime but not games - there are no plans atm. to integrate games into the website?
Not this year no. It’d be awesome and you aren’t the first one to ask but have to get movies nailed down first (which I’m working on) and a few other high priority initiatives. For more information, you can look at our new Trello board or look in the #natively:product-requests category for user upvoted initiatives.
Welcome to the site!!
haven’t watched a lot of stuff yet, and my level is still a bit low, but I’ll try to approximate the rankings:
Easiest to hardest:
しろくまカフェ - high N4 - w/subs - link
14才の母 - Could follow plot on mid-N4 but not understand everything - no subs - link
極主夫道 - could follow decently at high N4 - w/subs - tmdb: /tv/112160
約束のネバーランド - >N3, mostly because of the monster vocab and such - w/subs - tmdb: /tv/83097
ゴクドルズ - >N3 - w/subs - tmdb: tv/80613
Sorry, it only let me do two links as a new user, but left the TMDB numbers.
Sorry about that! I’ve whitelisted tmdb so you can post as many links as you want now. What you put already is totally fine though
Well, I was visiting family for the obon break and kids watched それいけ!アンパンマン and that must be the easiest show to watch ever.
It always goes:
[Baikinman shows up] はーひふーへほー!
[Everyone] *gasp* バイキンマン!
[Optional, if Dokinchan is present] ドキンちゃんもいまーす！
[Baikinman does something bad, everybody screams, then cut to Anpanman patrolling and hearing said screams:] その声は？
[Rushes to the rescue] やめるんだ！バイキンマン！
[Baikinman is ejected into low orbit or something] バイバイキーン!
[Optional, if Dokinchan] 待ってよ〜！
There’s also the extra thing if Baikinman manages to land a hit, incapacitating Anpanman until he gets a new head; there are also variations including the other heroes or villains, but very simple and recurring pattern. Well, it’s for young kids…
Overall, I’d say it’s around N4? Like level 15-19
It’s the opposite for me. Listening is much easier for modern movies. I have trouble with older movies though.
I have trouble understanding foreign movies dubbed in Japanese, all the talk sounds very unnatural and it irritates, so I usually give up.
- 古畑任三郎 - ~33 - watched with subs - Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata (TV Series 1994-1999) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
- 卒業タイムリミット - ~28 - watched without subs - Graduation Time Limit (TV Series 2022- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
- 金田一少年の事件簿 - ~29 - watched with subs - The Files of Young Kindaichi (TV Series 2022-2022) — The Movie Database (TMDB) Please note there are a bajillion versions of this show - I watched only the one linked and can’t speak at all to the difficulty of the others.
One of these days I’ll finish some of the movies I started and I can rate them as well…
- 夏への扉 - ~33 - watched with subs - The Door into Summer (2021) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
- マスカレード・ホテル - ~35 - watched without subs - Masquerade Hotel (2019) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
I have some shows and movies half finished yet
Including some anime series I watched recently!
Aikatsu! - JLPT N3 (24?) - subs - link
Shadowverse Flame - JLPT N3 (25?) - no subs - link
Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush - JLPT N3 (26?) - no subs - link
Digimon Ghost Game - JLPT N3 (24?) - subs - link
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
Aoi Hana - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
Bocchi the Rock - JLPT N3 (25?) - subs - link
Crayon Shin-Chan - JLPT N3 (23?) - no subs - link
D4DJ First Mix - JLPT N3 (23?) - no subs - link
Gleipnir - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
Idolish7 - JLPT N3 (25?) -no subs - link
Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
Sora no Woto - JLPT N3 (26?) - no subs - link
SSSS.Gridman - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
THE iDOLM@STER - JLPT N3 (25?) - subs - link
Tropical-Rouge! Precure - JLPT N3 (22?) - subs - link
Tsuredure Children - JLPT N3 (24?) - subs - link
Yesterday o Utatte - JLPT N3 (23?) - subs - link
Yofukashi no Uta - JLPT N3 (24?) - subs - link
Tomodachi Game - JLPT N3 (25?) - no subs - link
BIRDIE WING: Golf Girls’ Story - JLPT N3 (25?) - no subs - link
Dance Dance Danseur - JLPT N3 (24?) - no subs - link
- Prince of Legend - ~32 - watched with subs - Prince of Legend (TV Series 2018- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
- 先生、私の隣りに座っていただけませんか？- ~30 - watched without subs - Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me? (2021) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
I realized that for shows I rewatched, I didn’t have the dates I watched them with Japanese subs since AniList doesn’t track dates for rewatches. So I went and clicked “Load More” on my activity feed until I got back to March 2021 and grabbed all the dates that way. I think I upset AniList’s servers doing that though, based on how long it took to load towards the end.
コタローは１人暮らし - JLPT N2 - w subs - Kotaro Lives Alone (TV Series 2022-2022) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
My two cents…
Ones that I’ve watched, immersion mode
The Peanuts Movie - JLPT N4? - w subs - The Peanuts Movie (2015) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
結婚できない男 - JLPT N2? - w subs - He Who Can't Marry (TV Series 2006-2019) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
魔女の宅急便 - JLPT N3? - w subs - Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
Beautiful Rain - JLPT N4? (except medical terms) - Beautiful Rain (TV Series 2012-2012) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
Ones that I want to watch again/see without English subs
ロマンティックキラー - JLPT N3? - not watched - Romantic Killer (TV Series 2022-2022) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
隣りのトトロ - JLPT N3? - not watched - My Neighbor Totoro (1988) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
千と千尋の神隠し - JLPT N3? - not watched - Spirited Away (2002) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
ぼくだけがいない街 - JLPT N2? - not watched - ERASED (TV Series 2016-2016) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
ワンパンマン - JLPT N2? - not watched - One-Punch Man (TV Series 2015- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
弱虫ペダル - JLPT N3? - not watched - Yowamushi Pedal (TV Series 2013- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
Spy x Family - JLPT N2? - not watched - SPY x FAMILY (TV Series 2022- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
はたらく細胞 - JLPT N3? (except medical terms) - not watched - Cells at Work! (TV Series 2018-2021) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
はたらく細胞BLACK - JLPT N3? (except medical terms) - not watched -Cells at Work! Code Black (TV Series 2021-2021) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
ダメな私に恋してください - JLPT N3? - not watched - PLEASE LOVE ME! (TV Series 2016-2016) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
下町ロケット - JLPT N2? - not watched - Shitamachi Rocket (TV Series 2015-2018) — The Movie Database (TMDB)
@Biblio I encountered an interesting dilemma in the final stages of this launch. I marked Case Closed (TV Series 1996- ) — The Movie Database (TMDB) as finished for you and marked all the episodes as finished in season 1… but it seems that there are 1100 episodes in season 1 .
I’m assuming you only watched a few of them? I do have a ‘manual progress’ mechanism which allows you to independently select episodes and not do the episodes in order… which was intended for use cases like this. Just curious how many episodes you watched