Based on 670 reviews
The Resources Will Get You From Zero to Hero

Using the materials from Clay and Yumi have me confident that not only will I be able to ace the Jlpt, but in time will actually be able to converse easily in Japanese without anxiety.

Wow, thank you! We're so happy that our materials have helped you learn and improve your Japanese skills. We're here to help if you have any questions while going through the material.

Kakkoii Ojiisan Cool Old Man in Japanese Shirt
Ronald Hatton (Ridgefield, US)

I've had a couple of people ask me what my T-shirt says. I'm sure they thought, "what makes you think you're cool, old man?" but that's OK; at least it's a conversation starter.

Haha - Wear it proudly! I'm right there with you.

Great structure with full explanations

Every sentence is broken down and explained in easy steps that helps the reader understand the structure of Japanese, something I have found to be missing from other media.
The included worksheets and flash cards means you always have a source available instead of having to scour the internet for them.
You can feel the passion that Clay and Yumi have for the Japanese language in the materials and it helps to keep you progressing.

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you found our Beri-Beri-Shoshinsha useful. If you have any questions or suggestions for future content for that bundle, please let me know. All updates are free!

Fun Learning for Kids!

My 9 year old granddaughter asked me to teach her some Japanese about six months ago. Now she and her 11 year old brother study with my on Zoom for an hour every week.
A few weeks ago, I started using Beri-Beri-Shoshinsha, and we are all enjoying it very much. The short stories are a great way for them to practice reading hiragana, and they always get a laugh out of "Kurei-san's" misadventures in Japan.
The sentences and dialogues feel very natural, and serve as a good introduction to Japanese grammar and syntax.
Since the stories (so far) seem to highlight unique features of Japanese life and culture, the children find them fascinating.
Much more interesting than Rosetta Stone, and much more realistic than DuoLingo.

It's wonderful to know that your grandchildren are enjoying Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha! That they appreciate my humor enough to use the stories for learning is very satisfying. :)

The later stories are more essays about aspects of Japanese culture (and less silly), but I'll try to add more 'Clay misadventures' soon. They might enjoy Frank and the Obaasan after they exhaust Yonde Miyo~. It's weird but cute, I think.

Much WOW!

Such a great bargain for the content you get. Plus the continued support and updates to the pack is grrrreat!
For me, it is written in a way that is easy to understand.
The hard part is memorizing the vocab and how the grammar works.

Great review! We're so glad you're enjoying the JLPT N4 bundle! We will add more to the N4 bundle soon including Anki decks and worksheets which should help with the vocab and grammar. Thanks for taking the time to write this!

This is very useful if you’re learning about Japan and you’re on the go

Excellent study materials are easy to follow and to the point.

Ottime risorse

Queste risorse a prezzi così accessibili sono ottime. Per ora ho acquistato solo quelle più semplici ma andrò avanti e continuerò ad acquistare da questo sito man mano che le mie capacità nella lingua aumenteranno. Davvero ottimo sito.

Kanji de Manga Volume 1
Michelle Kelly (Garland, US)

The book was a gift for my daughter as she is taking on the challenge of learning Japanese by immersing herself in all of the videos and books she can find. She immediately completed 10 pages when she got the book. I'm impressed.

Book came in great condition!

Good mix of kanji learning and grammar

The Best Way to Learn Japanese

It's been going around that stories are the best way to learn a language, and after giving this a try, I have to agree. One of the biggest problems I've always had was being able to understand spoken language, and listening to stories allows you to engage those skills. Secondly it's not just hearing a language, but comprehensible input. These stories are perfectly geared to beginners, and being able to understand them really boosts your confidence so that you can take it to the next level.

Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you found this helpful. I think you are absolutely right. Reading (and listening as you read) is a great way to build vocabulary as well as build confidence to be able to go beyond the text. Keep at it!

I love them!

I am a beginner and I really need something to read and I love these books!

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you love our books and find them helpful.

Beginner-friendly and fun materials with audiobooks

I purchased some series of the Japanese learning books with audio materials, and they are really good for beginners with fun and interesting. Also, the website is easy to follow and the price is much cheaper than other sites. I hope more audiobooks and learning guides will be available, especially for modern Japanese language people using today. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Japanese for work, for making friends, for fun or for travel.

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying the materials and find them helpful. We hope to add more audiobooks and learning materials in the future.

Absolute beginner

Started last week and using the methods detailed in the first section I have already memorised 27 hiragana letters. The coure so far at this early stage seems to be working well.

Awesome progress! Keep at it. Progress will slow down--so think of ways to keep motivation up, but a great start. If you have any questions, please email me any time.

Very Beri

This is a great bundle! Very useful for a very beri beginner. Two thumbs up!

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you found the bundle useful.

Cotton a bit thin

Love the design but was disappointed the cotton was not of a slightly heavier quality. The site says it is, but I disagree. It is nice and soft, but a little see-through to underwear. I purchased the white, so perhaps one of the darker colours wouldn’t have had this problem. Still, the beautiful sakura kanji makes me enjoy it overall.

Challenging but interesting!

This model is very interesting for people like me who like the story of yokai. It's still challening for me, but the bundle is good for training reading in japanese and to expand the vocabulary! The explanation in the same page helps to learn in a dynamic process, and I don't have to stop the story to search the kanji and meaning, losing the momentum of the narrative.
Also, the audio helps to understand the japanese pronunciation!

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying the Learn Japanese with Yokai! bundle! It's good to be challenged by the material. I just hope it isn't frustratingly so.

It's a great feeling when you revisit some material and find it easy when it used to be hard. I hope that will be the case for you soon!

Good but with Issues

This will be an evolving review as I've just purchased the product. I've only started on the Kana book. This review starts with the Anki flash cards. I like how they're laid out. The combination of knowledge tested work well for me. My only issue -- and the reason for me writing anything at this point -- is that the deck does not work well with AnkiMobile which is my preferred way to do flash cards. Many of the cards are missing the audio file or kana image. I am pointing at the anki deck because other decks with digital embedded in them function fine on the iOS app.

Thank you for your feedback! I'll take a look at the kana Anki deck tomorrow. It was one of the first Anki decks we made so it may have some issues. Hopefully, we can make it more useful for you! I'll get back to you soon.

Great and Enjoyable for Learning Japanese

I really like these books ad I have bought all of them. I really like the format, Furigana with explanations, followed by just Japanese. I can learn it and then challenge myself to read just Japanese. The audios are great/ They are done by Yumi, so they are very clear and easy to understand. These are great to bring with you anywhere you go and read while you have intervals of time of waiting, eating, etc.

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying the books and find the format helpful and enjoyable. I'm planning to add Anki flashcard decks to more of the Yokai bundle soon.