Learn Japanese with Anime

Focusing on different aspects of Japanese culture, from Onsen culture to Japanese food, and more, learn Japanese with our Anime characters learning useful phrases specific to each topic.  By the end of each mini-course, you will be ready to use what you learned when you take part in those activities in Japan.

Each mini-course is broken down by topic with multiple days of lessons for each subject matter using real-life situation examples to improve conversational skills, including pronunciation practice, followed along with practice videos and conversation practice.  

Each day, our Anime characters will help you deepen your understanding of the cultural subject matter and teach you 10 new words related to the topic. You will practice vocabulary with video and audio lessons, and test your knowledge with two quizzes at the end of each day to help lock in what you have learned.

Learn Japanese with Anime - All About Onsen

In our first mini-course Manekichan and Usakichi will teach you all about the do’s and don’ts of Japanese hot springs, and teach you the most common and helpful vocabulary that you should learn before entering a Japanese Onsen. 

Mini-course overview:

  • Learn all about the Japanese Onsen with Manekichan and Usakichi

  • Take conversation-based lessons with combinations of colloquial expressions and focused on Japanese cultural points

  • Learn new vocabularies each day related to the topic matter to build your overall Japanese vocabulary

  • Each day consists of 1. Japanese Culture Video, 2: Dialogue Analysis (translations and grammar tips), 3: Audio Vocabulary, 4: Practice quizzes 5, Cultural study

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who created the Learn Japanese through Anime series?

    It was created by Go! Go! Nihon in partnership with JLP, a Japanese online language school. JLP is part of Tokyo Seiyu Academy, a preeminent vocational college that focuses on voice acting. For this course JLP professional teachers and Anime creators realized these special Anime characters, that will take you into this journey through Japanese culture.

  • Why Anime so popular in Japan?

    Anime (アニメ) is a word derived from “animation” and is used by Japanese people to refer to any animated drawings. In Japan voice actors or seiyū, are just as popular and famous as normal actors, since they bring animated characters to life through their voices.

  • Can anyone take this course?

    Yes, this course is open to anyone interested in learning basic Japanese and Anime culture, no previous knowledge of Japanese language is needed!

  • How do the online classes work?

    The lessons are provided in a video on demand (VOD) style. You can watch them whenever and wherever you want. Each mini-course offers daily lessons around one topic. Each day has one main video about Japanese culture, one vocabulary video with new vocabulary words every day, pronunciation and content analysis, grammar tips, and quizzes to test your knowledge at the end of each day.

  • Are there live classes?

    As this course is taught through Anime characters, our lessons are pre-recorded to allow you to complete lessons at a time that suits you best but you will be able to interact with our staff and other students through the course's student community.

  • Will there be other mini courses?

    Yes! More courses are being created to help you gain insights and learn Japanese through the unique components of Japanese Culture.

  • How much does the course cost?

    This 3-day mini-course is being offered at an introductory rate of 300¥, and you get access to the course materials for 30 days from purchase.

  • What will I learn on the course?

    See the full curriculum below!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Introduction

    • What is Anime and why is Japanese Anime culture so popular?

    • Course Overview

    • Let's introduce the characters

    • Join our Student Community!

    • We'd like to know a few things about you, before you begin...

  • 2

    Before you start - Learn Japanese alphabets

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Japanese writing system

    • Lesson 2 - Introducing Hiragana (with table)

    • Lesson 2.1 - Hiragana Practice - Part 1

    • Lesson 2.2 - Hiragana Practice - Part 2

    • Lesson 3 - Introducing Katakana (with table)

    • Lesson 3.2 - Katakana Practice - Part 1

    • Lesson 3.1 - Katakana Practice - Part 2

  • 3

    Day 1 - All about the Onsen - Introducing Onsen

    • Day 1 - Main Video (Let's introduce the Onsen)

    • Day 1 - Vocabulary Video

    • Day 1 - Video Script + Grammar Tip

    • Day 1 - Quiz 1: Select the correct answer

    • Day 1 - Vocabulary Practice (with audio files)

    • Day 1 - Quiz 2: Fill in the empty space picking the correct word from the list

  • 4

    Day 2 - All about the Onsen - Beyond the curtain

    • Day 2 - Main Video (Do's and Don'ts in a Japanese Onsen)

    • Day 2 - Vocabulary Video

    • Day 2 - Video Script + Grammar Tip

    • Day 2 - Quiz 1: Select the correct answer

    • Day 2 - Vocabulary Practice (with audio files)

    • Day 2 - Quiz 2: Fill in the empty space picking the correct word from the list

    • Day 2 - Cultural tip "Onsen Etiquette"

    • Day 1 - Cultural tip: What is Onsen?

  • 5

    Day 3 - All about the Onsen - Let's explore the onsen!

    • Day 3 - Main Video

    • Day 3 - Vocabulary Video

    • Day 3 - Video script + Grammar tip

    • Day 3 - Quiz 1: Select the correct answer

    • Day 3 - Vocabulary Practice (with audio files)

    • Day 3 - Quiz 2: Fill in the empty space picking the correct word from the list

    • Day 3 - Cultural tip "Onsen VS Sentō"

  • 6

    Next steps

    • End of course survey

    • ​Congratulations on finishing the course!