Review: Japanese Graded Readers app

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Japanese Graded Readers

Hi all! It’s been a long time since I made a post! Today I would like to do a review of the Japanese Graded Readers mobile app. If you’ve been wanting to have listen to stories in Japanese, then this is the app for you. I tried out the app on my iPhone. It contains a couple of stories graded… Read more »

Arashi’s “untitled” concert DVD/Blu-ray to be released on 13 June 2018

Arashi "untitled" Live Tour 2017-2018

The highly anticipated concert DVD/Blu-ray release date has been announced! Arashi’s 2017-2018 live tour “untitled” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on the 13th of June 2018. As a promotion of their “untitled” album, the “untitled” live tour was staged in the five major domes in Japan from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018. The theme of the concert is… Read more »

Blog: 99.9 season 2 first thoughts

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Miyama is back! And this time we have a new female lawyer for him to blanter with! Maiko used to work as a judge, and she has a completely opposite viewpoint of Miyama when it comes to criminal cases. Faced with seemingly insurmountable evidence, she advised the defendant to plead guilty in exchange for a more lenient sentence. On the… Read more »

Arashi to release new single ‘Find The Answer’ on 21st Feb 2018

Japanese boyband Arashi has announced their first single of 2018! The highly anticipated single, titled ‘Find The Answer’, contains a lead song of the same name. The lead song will be used as the theme song for band member Matsumoto Jun’s drama 99.9-Keiji Senmon Bengoshi-Season II (99.9-刑事専門弁護士-Season II, 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II). Being the second season of 99.9 as well as… Read more »

Arashi releases new album “untitled” on 18 Oct 2017

Yup. You read that right. The Japanese boy band Arashi’s new album is titled “untitled”. “untitled” marks Arashi’s 16th album, and will be released on the 18th of October 2017. Pre-orders for the album have already started, links are available at the bottom of the post. Having debut for 18 years doesn’t mean that Arashi is resting on their laurels…. Read more »

Gutto! Sports Episode Guide

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Gutto! Sports

~Important Note: This episode guide is still a work in progress. The guide will be updated as I watch the show! Gutto! Sports is a TV show hosted by Aiba Masaki that airs every Tuesday from 9:25 PM to 10:15 PM JST on NHK Sogo. Every episode, an athlete guests on the show. Through demonstrations and the various ‘keywords’ Aiba… Read more »

Blog: New Beginnings

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Hi all! It’s been a while since the last update on Nihongo Manabu, for that I apologise. It’s been a tiring past few months. I took up a new job in late April and let’s just say that I’ve been really busy and tired at work. That, together with my massive backlog of Arashi shows to watch has kept me… Read more »

News: Arashi’s 52nd single “Tsunagu” to be released on the 28th of June

Arashi will be releasing their 52nd single Tsunagu (つなぐ). The title song Tsunagu will be the theme song for the movie “Shinobu no Kuni” starring Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi. The movie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryou. With a duet of guitar and shamisen that brings throwbacks to the sengoku era, the… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Are You Happy? DVD/Blu-Ray to be released on the 31st of May

AYH concert live tour

Arashi’s Are You Happy concert DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on the 31st of May. The concert promotes Arashi’s 15th album, the oricon ranked no. 1 album “Are You Happy“. The concert was held from November 2016 to January 2017; a total of 18 shows attracting over 855 thousand fans was held. The tour was held in the 5 major domes… Read more »

News: Sakurai, Kamenashi and Koyama to be 24 hour TV Personality

24 hour TV

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya and NEWS’ Koyama Keiichiro have been announced as the main personalities of the 2017 24-hour Television charity event. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24-hour TV Charity event, and the theme this year is “24 Hour Television / Love saves the Earth” (24時間テレビ40 愛は地球を救う). The news was announced on the 15th of April… Read more »