Various Images For Japanese Learners #

The original Jamal VN Chart #

Complete with epic Saihate no Ima joke.

A graph of words-known to words-recognized #

This graph can be very encouraging because you can recognize 85% of words in media just by learning 2000 of them. However, don’t get discouraged by the second half of the graph. Yes, going from 90% to 95% means doubling the amount of words you know from ~3000 to ~6000. That 5% gain might not seem huge… but it is HUGE! At 90% you’ll look up every 1 in 10 words, at 95% you’ll look up every 1 in 20 words. That’s doubling the amount of words you can read without looking anything up!

A list of anime on Animelon.com ranked easiest to hardest #

OLD: A newer list can be found >>>HERE<<<

Difficulty D is calculated by (unique_words)^2 * avg_sentence_length / (num_words * ln(num_episodes)). We then give the show with the highest D a relative difficulty of 100 and all other shows’ difficulty is scaled down similarly. text version here

Graph of the above data #