Recently I stumbled upon a copy of the Final Fantasy 7 English and Japanese script. It’s side-by-side so that you can easily walk through the entire games story from beginning to end. This got me thinking and I’ve decided to turn it into study material. Basically what I’m doing is I’m going through the Japanese script and any part I don’t understand, I take that sentence(s) and make a flashcard of it since the English translation is already right there for me. If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of the script, Download
For those interested, the way I’m going to be playing the game is: I can only play up to the part of the script that I’ve already learned. Once I hit that spot, I have to stop playing until I learn more of the dialog. This way as I play the game I’m just re-enforcing what I’ve already learned and I never have to stop and look something up while playing. Obviously this means that it’s going to take me a crazy long time to finish the game because I’m only playing a bit each week and it’s limited to how much I’ve studied the script that week. But even if it took me a year, considering this isn’t the only Japanese studying I’m doing, that would still be quite awesome.