One of the best features about Crunchy Roll is that you can disable the subtitles very easily. To disable the subtitles, just right click on the video and select “No Subtitles”. Most of the free streaming sites have hard coded subtitles but almost all of Crunchy Roll’s shows have soft subtitles that can be disabled which makes it great for practicing Japanese. Especially since if you really need to turn them back on to understand something, you can. The ability to disable subtitles, HD streaming, and access via my PC/tablet/phone make Crunchy Roll a no-brainer for me.
デュラララ is a very well known anime and if you haven’t seen it I highly suggest you check it out. But in Durarara there is essentially a デュラララチャット (Durarara chat). People in Japan have taken this concept and made web based chats that resemble the chat in Durarara. The great thing about them is that most of the time the chat rooms aren’t even talking just about the anime, they are just random chatrooms which is what makes them so great for studying! It’s a very simple and easy way to hop into a room of Japanese people and start chatting away. Albeit you can only type (no audio/video) but it’s a great way to make new friends.
There are two Durarara chat sites that I have used: http://drrrkari.com/ and http://drrrchat.com/ The second one actually has rooms for other languages as well but I avoid those. There isn’t much to it, just go to the site, type a name, pick an icon, and choose a room! If you end up making a friend, I highly suggest you ask them for their LINE, Skype, Email, etc before you or they leave. They may not give it to you but if they do, you’ve got yourself a friend that you can keep in contact with! ヾ(*´∀｀*)ﾉ
With the new Dragon Ball Super series having just started up in Japan, I’ve decided to go back and watch Dragon Ball Z again via Dragon Ball Kai. For those who haven’t kept up, there is a remastered version of DBZ called Dragon Ball Kai which cuts out a lot of the unnecessary fluff that DBZ had (10 episodes spent powering up 😉 ) and makes it flow a lot smoother because it adheres more to the manga’s story. I’m only like 30 episodes in so I have a ways to go but I wanted to be refreshed before I start Dragon Ball Super!
Black Lagoon might just be my most favorite anime.
It’s a really interesting anime, though it is a bit hard to understand in Japanese.
Because I’ve started playing Gundam Online recently, I’ve started watching this anime as well.