“Nihongo Radio with ANIMESENSEI” – Japanese Language Learning Podcast Review
“Nihongo Radio with ANIMESENSEI” podcast is a mixed level Japanese language learning podcast. The podcast host’s name is Yuuki, and he really likes anime and otaku things. The podcast starts out around an intermediate level of Japanese, and Yuuki repeats anime scripts for the first few episodes. Shortly after, around episode 40, he started uploading sessions he has on Discord. He gives a free lesson each week on Discord, and most of the recent podcasts are just recordings of different sessions on Discord. Some of these podcasts are at the beginner level, and there is a lot of English spoken on the podcasts.
“Nihongo Radio with ANIMESENSEI” started in January of 2021. There are 248 episodes right now, and he keeps putting them out. He began by reading anime scripts in Japanese only, and would have an episode of each script at natural Japanese speed; and at a slower speed. I really have a difficult time keeping up with him when he is speaking at a natural speed. Right now he uploads about 2 to 6 episodes each week. Each episode is around 20 to 35 minutes in length. Again, each episode right now is a recording of something he does on Discord; a grammar session, regular ‘chitchat’, or just messing around with folks on Discord. Once a week he has a free lesson, and you are listening to him teach someone Japanese.
It can be an interesting podcast at times, but the “Nihongo Radio with ANIMESENSEI” podcast is not really my thing. He is great, I just am not that interested in learning this way. I don’t like listening to Japanese learners speak Japanese, because I don’t want to pick up improper pronunciations. Again, nothing against Yuuki, I like the way he teaches. If I paid for a class with him, it would be great. But, I just don’t have the time, and money. And I definitely don’t have time to listen to incorrect pronunciation of Japanese words, which could have an effect on my pronunciation.
Yuuki also has a YouTube channel, and a Patreon page, but he hasn’t posted anything to either in about a year.
You can find “Nihongo Radio with ANIMESENSEI” podcast at the following links: