July 6, 2012
I am an intermediate level speaker, no longer a beginner but by no means fluent. I speak Japanese better than I read or write it. I can read about basic 200 kanji and all hiragana and katakana. I can understand simple sentences but am still only in the grade school level. I write slower with kanji than with any other Japanese characters.
I do like certain anime, however I'm interested more specifically with their different art styles, soundtrack music and the culture that is brought into the anime. I am a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's films and Joe Hisaishi's music especially. I like some J-Pop but often times prefer traditional Japanese music. I have enjoyed learning the language throughout the years and in recent years I've grown interested in aspects of Shintoism.
No I haven't. I think I want to visit Tokyo, Hokkaido and Osaka though. I have a friend who lives in Osaka.
Hello, my name's Madeline but just you can just call me Maddie. c: I've been interested in the Japanese language and its culture since middle school. I love making friends and talking about my interests with others. よろしくお願いします。