Anime Voice Acting, Video Game Walkthrough, Anime English Subtitling, Singing in Japanese
*** You can take up to five classes in total ***
Through popular Japanese media content such as video games, manga, and anime, you will learn practical Japanese as well as bits and pieces about Japanese society and pop culture, while taking part in fun and insightful activities. Teaching this course are language professionals with a wealth of experience on the front lines of the media industry. They will provide you with in-depth explanations of unique Japanese culture found in anime, video games, music, and more, which means you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Japanese media content while having fun doing the Japanese language-related activities. What’s more, all of the activities we have prepared for each class utilize Japanese phrases and vocabulary based on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5, which is beneficial for anyone interested in taking the test in the future.
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Number of sessions
5 days, 3hours/day
*** You can take up to five classes in total ***
Full five day course – 21,600 JPY
One day course – 4,320 JPY
*The payment can not be refunded .
July 23(Mon) – July 27(Fri), 10am – 2pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
Taught in English
Japanese Level: Little to no background in Japanese or Beginners who are still learning hiragana and katakana
English Level: Conversational Level, Business Level, Native Level
★Useful Japanese Found in Video Games(July 23, Monday)
【Experience doing a simple video game walkthrough in Japanese!】
Try your hand at a simple video game walkthrough using Japanese learned through fun and engaging class activities! We will practice natural speaking rhythm, tone, greetings, and learn about Japanese culture through some of Japan’s most popular video game titles. You will also learn interesting gamer lingo, as well as many useful Japanese phrases and vocabulary based on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5 (JLPT N5).
★English Subtitling for Japanese Anime(July 24, Tuesday)
【Have fun using professional subtitling software to create your own anime subtitles! 】
Use your imagination and inspiration as an anime fan to create your own Japanese anime subtitles using a raw translation as a base! Here, you will learn the rules of visual media content translation (with a focus on anime) directly from a subtitling instructor and use English subtitling software used by professionals in the media industry! You will also learn how to write a selection of simple words based on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5, as well as your name in Japanese.
★Learn Japanese Singing J-Pop and Anime Songs(July 25, Wednesday)
【Practice natural Japanese pronunciation through karaoke exercises!】
Have fun learning how to sing popular Japanese songs with provided romanized Japanese lyrics! In this class, language professionals in the visual media fields will help you will learn about Japanese karaoke, Japanese pronunciation, interpretation and meaning of song lyrics, and culture seen through music. You will also actually have the opportunity to practice singing songs in Japanese! The Japanese lyrics from the selected songs contain a wide variety of necessary words and phrases needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5 (JLPT N5).
★Create Your Own Movie Clip in Japanese(July 26, Thursday)
【Capture your favorite moments in a memorable 30-second video!】
In this class, you will create your own original memorable 30-second video in Japanese using a prepared storyboard template. From story structure and storytelling, to filming and editing tips and tricks, this class will touch on the basics needed to put together a simple short video of your experiences in Japan. What’s more, we will also teach you step-by-step how to add your own captions in Japanese. Come and have fun learning simple video editing skills, and take home some of your memories to share with your friends and family!
★Japanese Anime Voice Acting Experience (July 27, Friday)
Imagine yourself as an anime character and record an actual voice over for a few select scenes from some popular Japanese anime titles using romanized Japanese! In this class, you will learn about Japanese voice acting directly from a professional localization director. Through fun and engaging lip-sync drills and activities, you will learn tone, pronunciation, and natural rhythm in spoken Japanese, as well as many useful words and phrases based on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5 (JLPT N5).
A Creator and Planner at JLMI. His teaching method is inspired by his experience in the Japanese Game Industry. He’s currently working on a series of videos teaching Japanese through games.
A Translation Director specialized in Japanese to English translation for the GCS team here at JVTA, Jessi is also responsible for instructor training and curriculum development for the Japanese to English media translation course.
At JVTA, Asakawa oversees several projects that involve nurturing visual media translators and globally-minded leaders at various businesses, universities, and high schools in Japan and abroad.
An instructor and leader of the Students and Graduates Support Department at JVTA. A JVTA graduate herself, she worked as a translator before joining JVTA’s Media Translation Center (department introducing jobs to graduates) as a Translation Director. She also teaches subtitling at Meisei University.
What part of this course was the most interesting to you, and what would you recommend to other prospective students?
<Richard from Osaka>
The hands-on portion of the course was the best, for example, translating Japanese content to English. But the one part that I found most interesting, or the part where I really had to think harder was when we had to translate the Japanese for the movie scene. We were given a raw translation that we needed to brush up so that it was easier to read and made more sense in the given context. There is a lot to think about when translating, and on top of that, there was the translating software we got to use. It all was really engaging for me in that aspect and made me think about what it takes to translate something. Personally, I think that the voice over lesson would appeal to a huge amount of people, especially because there are many people who appreciate the voice acting of many famous Japanese people. Also, it would be a great opportunity for the performing type to demonstrate what they can do while using Japanese in the process. I think many people acknowledge voice acting as a glorious career. It is very talent-based and free. Free in the sense that you really are creating a unique performance, giving the character your voice and your personality. I believe this is an excellent part of the course in which people will find practice speaking Japanese fun.
For those of you interested in more of the Q&A session we had with Richard, please stay up-to-date with us on our Facebook page @JapaneseLanguageandMediaInstitute.
For those who couldn’t make it in March, we will be holding another Essential Beginner Japanese Course from June 18th to 22nd. You have the option of taking all five classes, or you can pick and choose the classes which interest you the most. For more details, please refer to the details below, and feel free to check out the details listed on our site.