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Are you an anime lover with a desire to learn Japanese? Well, get ready for some exciting news! Crunchyroll, the ultimate anime experience provider, and Duolingo, the world’s leading language learning platform, have joined forces to celebrate anime and the sixth anniversary of Duolingo’s Japanese language course. This partnership aims to bridge the gap between language learning and anime fandom, allowing enthusiasts to explore the vibrant world of anime while immersing themselves in the Japanese language. So put on your anime goggles and get ready to embark on a language-learning adventure like no other!

Anime and Japanese Learning: A Perfect Match!

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If you’re an anime fan, you’re probably already familiar with iconic phrases from your favorite series. Well, get ready to take your language skills to a whole new level! Duolingo’s Japanese course will now feature nearly 50 phrases inspired by popular anime series. Whether you want to master the famous “OVER 9000!” power level phrase or learn other fan-favorite lines, Duolingo has got you covered.

Unlock Exclusive Benefits with Crunchyroll and Duolingo Partnership

As part of this exciting partnership, Crunchyroll and Duolingo are offering exclusive benefits to their users. Premium Crunchyroll subscribers can enjoy a two-month trial of Super Duolingo, the premium, ad-free tier of the language learning app. Even free Crunchyroll users can get in on the action with a one-month trial of Super Duolingo. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Duolingo learners studying Japanese may also be eligible for one free month of Crunchyroll Mega Fan premium access. This means ad-free viewing of Crunchyroll’s vast anime library, which boasts over 44,000 episodes and 18,000 hours of series and films. It’s a win-win situation for both language learners and anime enthusiasts!

Dive into the World of Anime with Duolingo’s Anime-friendly Series

Are you ready to dive into the enchanting world of anime? Crunchyroll is here to make your journey even more exciting! To encourage language learners to explore anime, Crunchyroll has curated a selection of series with easy-to-understand, everyday vocabulary. For a limited time, you can enjoy AVOD (ad-supported video on demand) access to anime series like “Bananya,” featuring an adorable kitty who lives in a banana, “Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club,” a sports anime following a high school swim club, “Laid-Back Camp,” the beloved slice of life series, and “Nichijou – My Ordinary Life,” a surreal comedy following three ordinary girls. Get ready to laugh, cry, and learn Japanese while indulging in these fantastic series!

Why Learn Japanese? Anime is Just the Beginning!

The global interest in language learning often stems from major pop culture phenomena, and anime is no exception. As one of the fastest-growing entertainment categories worldwide, anime has piqued the curiosity of countless fans. It’s no wonder that learning Japanese is gaining popularity too! According to Duolingo, nearly a third of Japanese learners cite fun activities like watching anime as their top motivation for learning the language. Japanese currently ranks as the third most popular language for English speakers on Duolingo. So, if you’re passionate about anime and want to take your fandom to new heights, learning Japanese is the perfect way to connect with the culture behind your favorite shows.


About Ruel Butler

Ruel is what you would call an all-time Anime aficionado. Alliteration aside, Ruel enjoys collecting vintage photos of Tokyo.