Animage June 2013: Highlight: Grand Prix Kobayashi Yuu (Kirino Ranmaru) & Oohara Takashi (Tsurugi Kyousuke) interview no summary
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Prince Animage April 2013: Highlight: Bokutachi no Shiro + Protocol Konishi Katsuyuki (Zanark), Tai Yuuki (Gamma), Ise Mariya (Beta), & Taniyama Kishou (Alpha) interview no summary
Otomedia April 2013: Highlight: Pinkists no summary
Animage May 2013: Highlight: Best 11 In History – Terasaki Yuka (Tenma) & Oohara Takashi (Tsurugi) & Tomatsu Haruka (Shinsuke) interview no summary
Animage August 2013: Highlight: InaChro Drama CD – Konno Jun (Hamano Kaiji), Hikida Takashi (Saginuma Osamu), & Satou Kensuke (Sangoku Taichi) interview, no summary
Animage April 2013: Highlight: El Dorado 02 Omega – Taniyama Kishou (Alpha), Ise Mariya (Beta), Tai Yuuki (Gamma), Konishi Katsuyuki (Zanark) interview, Kitahara Sayaka (Sorano Aoi) interview w/ summaries
✿ Taniyama and Ise had troubles grasping their characters’ personalities at first. Taniyama kept trying to put emotion into Alpha but was instructed to take it all out. Ise was only told that her character had two personalities, A and B, and the A personality (naive, innocent) was much more difficult for her than the B personality. About Gamma’s “Smart”, the only explanation for its use is that it’s similar to “Roger”. Zanark, on the other hand, didn’t give any particular frustration for Konishi, because he’s just… a lovable idiot.
✿ Ise auditioned for other characters as well but was assigned Beta. Taniyama and Konishi were requested to do their roles.
✿ Tai mourns over how Gamma never got to used Avatar Armed or actually be a team captain.
✿ Omega Attack was really hard to say in sync. They had to retake it a whole bunch of times and they don’t even remember when they finally got it.
Interview to be continued in Prince Animage.
Prince Animage Winter 2013: Highlight: InaDan Movie – Kimura Akiko (Fei Rune) & Kobayashi Yuu (Kirino Ranmaru) interview, Oda Hisafumi (Kaidou Jin) interview no summary
PASH January 2013: Highlight: Shinsengumi & dinosaurs – no summary
Will also get to summarizing these later~
Title: Inazuma Eleven GO Kanji 240 Ji! Kanpeki Drill
Release Date: August 2012
Size: 10 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
Color: Select colors
Binding: Glossy softcover
Price: ￥552 (before tax if applicable)
Where to purchase:
A super fun way to learn Japanese kanji from elementary year 1 (80 characters) and year 2 (160 characters) for a combination of 240 kanji!
The book comes with a page of gorgeous reward stickers!
Physical Book/Paper quality: 9/10. It’s meant to be used and written on as a workbook. Yet even for that, the paper quality is still nice!
Art Content: 9.5/10. I honestly was just expecting a whole bunch of stock photos from the anime to be used in the workbook. While it does have a small share of those stock photos, there’s muchhhh more use of adorable original illustrations to make things interesting. It does get a wee bit awkward when those illustrations are used repeatedly, but my guesstimate is there are close to 180 different illustrations for those 240 kanji characters.
Text Content: 9.5/10. A very important part of the book since its original purpose is to help kids learn their kanji characters! Fair warning however, since this book is sold from JAPAN, it is assumed that the user already knows basic Japanese vocabulary and grammar.
Overall: 9.5/10. This workbook is awesome for anyone who has already learned hiragana/katakana and is trying to make that leap into the giant world of kanji. The illustrations were a pleasant surprise when I got the book, and I can see the effort they put into creating the workbook. Even at my advanced level of Japanese, basics will always be important. Even I learned a few things from this book (mostly about stroke order, lol).
For those who can READ the material but have trouble understanding the vocabulary, I recommend quickly inputting the romaji into Nihongoresources to learn the vocabulary!
As you can see, this is not a book for English-speakers, so all the instructions and tips are in Japanese. A good majority of the book is drilling the stroke order of kanji, which is the most basic way to remember these kanji. Another good thing is that it also shows example uses of the kanji while you’re practicing the stroke order:
If I were still in college taking my Japanese 1, this would’ve been the perfect leisure practice book for me. But I’m sure a lot more people learning Japanese out there could make better use of this book!! 🙂 If you’re the type like me who started out with only some vocab picked up from watching too much subtitled anime, you should be able to figure your way out through this workbook.
*edit* May 23, 2014: I’ve been made aware that this book is now out of print, making it a collector’s item as well, too!
Otomedia Summer 2012
Highlight: Chrono Stone Beginnings – Akiyama Katsuhito (Director), Maeno Tomoaki (Tsurugi Yuuichi) interview no summary