I was thinking today. If I really want to play all those jap games on the psp, why the fuck not.
Since I'm neet with no motivation except some crap like games etc. Basically I have all day for myself.
I've seen a copypasta image with resources on where to start. Anyone has it?
> it really isn't unless you plan on importing every game or already live in japan
What is piracy?
>or unless you can actually learn all 3 scripts in under a year. good luck with kanji
Why the time limit?
But yeah, under a year is more than doable, kanas take a day each, all kyouiku kanji took me 3 months and the rest of jouyou + about 300 more hyougaiji took me 6 months more, SRS makes remembering those shits pretty easy.
Even knowing kanji you will still need a couple of years to accumulate the vocabulary, though.
The hardest part of Kanji is learning to write this shit, and you can completely ignore it if you just want to play vidya.
Let me tell you my story
>started learning japanese three years ago
>got N1 in 1.5 year
>fuck yeah man now I can play any japanese game I want
>suddenly grew out of gaming
>only play games that allow a quick session, most of time without involving any text
Japanese is still pretty useful for meeting new people though
Nvm found it. If anyone needs it.
Whatever madness is my motivation may it aid me in this journey.
Just a few years back I couldn't even construct a sentence in English. Started playing teh games as /v/ suggested and it actually helped.(Not like it was the only thing towards learning I did, but still) I don't feel as useless anymore.
What I'm trying to say is JUST DO IT.
That's why since that struck me I only play handhelds.
They can restore your session in less then a second. After you're done just put it in sleep mode and do your stuff.
Be honest anon, you just want to read that one RadioHead doujin, but nobody is willing to do it since it's disgusting degenerate shit.
What kind of games will you play? Project Diva? Don't make me laugh.
It's not really worth it if you have no other use for it than vidya, but then again >>323431065 is right too. If you have nothing else to do, it's still better than doing nothing productive.
Localisations are terrible these days. They were pretty bad in the early 90s (Woolseyism shit, aka dumb pop culture references), got better towards the end(actual translation work, MGS is the best example), and then plummeted in quality over the 00s (horrible overly literal translations that sound stilted, or jam packed with memes, the new pop culture phenomenon).
I honestly don't give a fuck about the vast majority of weeb games, but if you're into them, you seriously shouldn't be playing them in English.
No, I'm from Europe, living here for a year as an exchange student. I find people overtly expressing their weeaboism cringy. I studied Japanese for 6 years before coming here, so I fancy myself above simple weeaboo.
Saw some girls on some eroge events, but not very many.
Depends in what you're interested in. It's super easy to google general recommendations. If you want to hear a personal one, go to Hakone. Close to Tokyo, easy access, great nature and hot springs.
nope, and you probably won't do it anyway.
Just curious but can you really enjoy them if you're not a native speaker?
I've never fapped to American porn or porn comics, etc, those are nothing lewd to me.
I suppose it's because English is not my first language.
Just for games? Maybe, you might later to expand your scope to other things like LNs, VNs, or TV shows.
Though since you posted a Touhou-related image, I'd say it's pretty imperative assuming you're a Touhou fan.
It'd be best to learn the language with more incentive than just video games, like indulging in other forms of Japanese media and culture, such as the things I posted above, history, music, literature, movies, drama, lurking on imageboards like 2ch and Futaba and researching their dank memes.
Hell becoming translator isn't even that bad an idea.
You might not have much drive for just video games but if you truly want to learn the language you should give yourself more reason to learn it. There's a ton of untranslated content that might pique your interest and there's nothing wrong with learning the language just to learn it either.
It doesn't even matter for what reason do you start learning a language, they're all valid.
I started to learn English just for video games, but ended up using it for so much more, I imagine it would be the same with Japanese.
>got N1 in 1.5 year
tfw I'm only N3-N2 after 1 year of doing Japanese 2 to 3 hours a day
Spanish is a required class in middle school (or at least the ones I know) but by high school anything they taught you is forgotten.knowledge.
In high school you have the option to take Japanese but depending on the school it can range from actually learning the language to the teacher not giving a fuck and turn it into an anime watching hour.
They're not "burn you alive for being the wrong race" xenophobic, they're "grandpa will give you weird looks when you're not looking" xenophobic.
The xenophoby is overblown a bit, they just can't treat a foreigner the same way they treat Japanese and it hurts the American snowflakes.
>not worth it m8
>the fact that you lack discipline and motivation necessary for a certain task means that said task is useless