Learning Japanese Through Anime – Ace of Diamond (Diamond no Ace) – ダイヤのA

Do you like to watch anime?  Do you wish you could just absorb Japanese by watching anime?  … You can’t.


You can strengthen your listening comprehension, and learn some new vocabulary.

It’s 2015 in Japan, which means I have had a few hours here and there to dump into mindlessly entertaining myself.

I have been watching Ace of Diamond, an anime about high school baseball. Also known as, ダイヤのA,  The series follows a high school baseball team on their quest to compete in the national tournament.

This particular anime is good for learning because there is a lot of heavy narration, and literal dialogue.  Most of the language is very literal and there is a lack of idiomatic language.  The main characters are also young and normally quite upbeat, so the dialogue that does take place does not have much emotional depth or highly technical language / language with subtext.

You can check out the first episode here: 

Leave a comment and let us know if you’ve watched the series / have a suggestion for an anime to use in your quest to learn japanese?

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