I was hoping that I would get a chance to review this. Every aspect of ordering this book and getting the book and reading the book has been Simply Amazing. The book itself feels great I love the feeling of the cover and I love the perfect size of the pages. As far as the content, it is just what I need. I know a lot of words but this book shows you how to actually make sentences and understand the language. The book does this methodically but it does not seem slow nor too fast. There are many examples and exercises. I'm on page 47 so far but looking forward to more time reading it. Impressive when you make language learning effortlessly and enjoyable. The best part is that it is grammar focused and doesnt assume you know any words. It gives you the words for each lesson so you learn as you go. Also the kanji has furigana at the top of them so you know how to pronounce the kanji characters too. Amazing book. If you are new or a couple of years into it like me, I highly recommend it.
I've only gotten around reading the very first story from the first book (Hikoichi san and the Young Lord) so far but I'm happy that I could follow along. I have studied Japanese for about a year and buying these books was definitely a step in the right direction to improve my reading comprehension. The stories are explained line by line so you are not completely thrown in open waters. At the end of every story, the same story can be found without explanations for you to test your reading comprehension (after having gone through the explained version first). Proceeding that is an English translated version of the story.
10 books for $16 (got mine for 10% lesser because of a discount code) + lifetime updates is definitely a good bargain. Plus, all books can be conveniently found in one Dropbox link so you can read it hassle-free on practically any device. There are multiple formats of the same book (PDF, epub etc.) and even sound files for the stories (for you to test your listening skills).
Definitely a recommended purchase. Thanks TheJapanShop!
These books are really awesome! I learned hiragana and some Kanji before, so it's pretty easy to read. I still learn a lot about grammar, politeness and building sentences and on top a lot of tradition and culture. The translation notes are very helpful and all in all wonderful stories. Love these products!! Thanks a lot!
I still haven't had the chance to go through all the material, because I realized that I was in a more begginer level so I bought the "Beri Beri Shoushinsha" boundle and I'm going through that material first. But at least I noticed how good the gloss was on the readings and how complete were all the materials. For now I just have used "the Hiragana the basics of Japanese" book that came as a gift in this bundle and it was awesome, I learned it so fast because is very dinamic and easy to understand.
romaji and repeat grammar make this reading much easier.
I can read and correct my errors at the same time. I don't need to memorize new words. Just need to read more times and the new words will become old.
One big plus is the owner, he really care about his products and I should say i experienced the best customer service on the internet.
I'm not used to that he replied my email within minutes and follow up as well.