I read these stories already when they appeared in Makoto and love them! Great choice of topics! I wanted to have them as a bundle this time and go through them again since my Japanese improved since then. I especially love the Takeda Shingen chapter. Have been loving all your texts since I read your fist story, Hikoichi. Thanks for your great work! Big fan!
Very impressed with the pedagogical efforts here! The illustrations are of a familiar style seen all over Japan (ie feels like home in Akigawa). Loved the Warring States teaching on Kanji. Well done; very well done. All around superb materials at the perfect price point.
I’m still digesting Episode 1. Slow learner. But what I’ve read so far is entertaining and educational. The haiku were a nice touch. Yeah, just kill the bird! See where that attitude gets you! I print the script and put the audio on a loop and take both with me on neighborhood walks. I can shadow the audio loud enough to help with pronunciation and, of course, learn some new vocabulary. Back home, I practice writing the kanji. Then I’ll repeat that for the next episodes. There’s a wealth of material in these books!
I'm a great fan on history and what a better way than to learn a language by reading up on the history of the country? These are a little advanced for me and the going is slow, but I'm enjoying them nonetheless and learning something new everyday.
They're a bit above my level, but I'm having a great time reading them nonetheless (I'm just going a bit slower). The format is great, the texts are short and informative, there's a lot of explanations for vocabulary and phrases.