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いろいろな日本語

Japanese Difficulty: 1

(100% Beginner, JLPT5)

Softsub

Learn japanese

10m videos

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

Channels for learning Japanese to complete beginners with comprehensible input method. Aka, new will introduces new words with images, images, repetition and gesticulation.

Japanese Difficulty: 1

(100% Beginner, JLPT5)

Softsub

Learn japanese

10m videos

GSR
GSR

Video for learning japanese for complete beginner. She introduces new words with visuals, utilizing repetition and lots of gesticulation .

Japanese Difficulty: 2

(100% Beginner, JLPT5)

10m videos

Hardsub

Learn japanese

Vlog

Podcast

Sarah
Sarah

Podcast and vlogs rated with N5-N3 difficulty. Vlogs have hardsubs, podcasts don't.

Japanese Difficulty: 2

(100% Beginner, JLPT5)

20m videos

Learn japanese

GSR
GSR

Asami reads children books with an Japanese student. The videos are made for beginners. When reading, she goes slowly, making question so you can get more context.Also when introducing new words she always gesticulates, which makes easier get the mean of the word.

Japanese Difficulty: 2

(100% Beginner, JLPT5)

Hardsub

English softsub

30m videos

Travel

GSR
GSR

Couple traveling japan in a van.They also cooks sometimes.The videos has for the most part day-to-day conversation. Even if you don´t understand much, It is entertainment since it show the Japan country-side.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Animation

Kansai dialect

Comedy

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Cooking

Softsub

GSR
GSR

An life-style channel.The videos are mainly about teaching how to cook healthy dishes. The language is simple and has softsubs.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

English softsub

Softsub

Conversation

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

English softsub

5m videos

Anime

Slice of life

GSR
GSR

An episodic slice of life anime. Every episode is less than 5 minutes and uses every-day vocabulary, which makes this one of the easier channels to understand.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

Anime

GSR
GSR

Every video is a complete love story is the format of animated manga. It has every day vocabulary since the stories happens in school or modern japan for the most part.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

English softsub

30m videos

Travel

GSR
GSR

Couple travels around japan

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Anime

School

GSR
GSR

An school comedy anime posted in youtube. The videos have 1.5 minutes of length, they are hardsubed and have simple language.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

Cooking

5m videos

Just text

GSR
GSR

A guy making highly dubious snacks while nico nico comments pass throw the screen. He basically only uses hardsubs without talking. He is still active in https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/12319182

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

English softsub

Cooking

Softsub

GSR
GSR

Cooking channel mainly about pastry. There is some specialized vocabulary related to cooking. But the language is pretty structured, she will basically only tell with simple commands how make the recipe.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

English softsub

Softsub

Conversation

Learn japanese

Sarah
Sarah

N5-N3 grammar explanations in a mix of English and Japanese, vlogs, interviews. Some videos have hard subs, some have soft subs, some have English and some don't

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Anime

Kansai dialect

Slice of life

GSR
GSR

An slice of life anime. Only the female protagonist speaks in kansai dialect, which makes this anime a good first contact with the dialect.

Japanese Difficulty: 3

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Anime

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

5 minutes comedy sketch in animated manga style. Lots of horny jokes.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Cooking

English softsub

Softsub

10m videos

GSR
GSR

An tough looking guy cooking delicious dishes. Man, this really fells like watching Tatsu from Gokushufudou cooking. Normal cooking channel tend to be really direct, telling only the steps to make the recipe.This channel is not this case, she uses a lot of words because of acting of cool guy.But the videos have softsubs, so its ok.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

English softsub

20m videos

Travel

GSR
GSR

Family travel while living in a van. They use common words and the sentences has simple structures.Older videos tend to have more hard subtitles.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

English softsub

Fairy tale

GSR
GSR

This channel tells fairy tales and old stories from japan. Every video show the entire text and has accompanying images for better understanding. There is some vocabulary related to old japan , but she puts the meaning on the video.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

English softsub

5m videos

Anime

Sarah
Sarah

Anime about family life, uses daily life language. Pretty funny

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

Cooking

Just text

Spearfishing

GSR
GSR

Guy goes spearfishing in the ocean. The video has no dialog, only text. He uses some terms specific to spearfishing, such as fish names, but most you can get the general idea of word by context.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

30m videos

Variety

Learn japanese

pepson
pepson

He does podcasts often with a vtuber avatar, often in his room and often walking arround japan, most of the time he talks about japanese culture stuff or his travels but he has very varied topics, always with super clear language

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

Travel

Just text

15m videos

GSR
GSR

Channel that shows mini weekend trips around Japan. Normally she goes to a restaurant. Some videos have softsubs.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

20m videos

Cooking

Vlog

GSR
GSR

In the videos, she shows her cooking and eating a simple dish. The videos has just day-to-day words and simple grammar since she is showing the cooking and not actually instructing how to cook.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Cooking

GSR
GSR

Guys cooks using uncommon ingredients, like takenoko or octopus (mainly sea food). He doesn't have an depth explanation, it is more like he is showing the process of cooking.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

English softsub

Softsub

30m videos

Camping

GSR
GSR

Guys goes camping in a van

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Anime

Comedy

GSR
GSR

The channel has multiple anime comedy series. Every video is short, episodic, use common words and feature recurring characters from respective series.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Travel

Vlog

GSR
GSR

Couple travel around japan in a van.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

20m videos

Toys

Robots

GSR
GSR

He reviews toys, mainly robots from older series. He speaks clearly and from the visuals you clearly see which part he is currently talking.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Softsub

Anime

Science

Medicine

GSR
GSR

Cute animations that teaches about health/biology for the general public. It has softsubs and lots of illustrative images.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

Cooking

Anime

+1h videos

GSR
GSR

The Channel has 2 types of videos. First are short animations with VHS/nintendo64 style about a barman cooking with strange ingredients, like meteorites. The other type of video are vtubers streams with the barman.He speaks in a smooth/slow manner, making it easier to understand.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Pet

GSR
GSR

A owner and his dog doing normal dog stuff. Such as going for a walk, playing, bathing ...

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Anime

Drawing

GSR
GSR

This is like 'Animator vs. Animation', but much more peaceful. The artist draws while interacting with drawing alive.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

English softsub

Drawing

GSR
GSR

She teaches features/tools in iPad to create illustration. She a lot of English words since the subject is programs.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

5m videos

Anime

Vtuber

GSR
GSR

1 minute animations with vtuber conversation audio. The speech has the cutesy vtuber way, but the videos are short, have hardsub and just uses common words.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

Cooking

5m videos

GSR
GSR

Cooking channel about dishes based on meat. He speaks clearly.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Games

20m videos

Gacha

GSR
GSR

Videos with gameplay of gacha games, such as kemono friends and blue archive. He doesn't talk such, so expect reading the game text without someone narrating it.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

20m videos

Cooking

Fishing

Foraging

GSR
GSR

Guy go fishing/foraging sea food, than cooks the ingredients. He speaks clearly and when mentioning an uncommon ingredient, the ingredient name will appear on the video. He has a second channel named 八丈冒険団2, focus mainly on cooking inside his house.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

30m videos

Toys

Model kits

GSR
GSR

An channel about model kits, in the streams she mounts an model kits and in the videos she goes to events/shops and show the model kits/figures being sold.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Hardsub

Variety

pepson
pepson

this is a variety streamer segments channel, when i say variety i mean VARIETY, he will do a video playing the latest gacha and his next video will be him interviewing someone, then a cooking video, all of his videos are hardsubbed

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

Learn japanese

30m videos

Grammar

Sarah
Sarah

Grammar videos ranging from N5-N1 with explanations in Japanese

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Toys

Model kits

GSR
GSR

Guy build gunplas and other model kits. He speaks clearly and you can easily see what part he is current talking just by the visuals.

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

Hardsub

Vlog

Fitness

GSR
GSR

Channel with fitness routine videos and vlogs about loosing weight

Japanese Difficulty: 4

(Beginner, JLPT4)

10m videos

English softsub

Softsub

Knitting

GSR
GSR

An channel where teaches how to crochet. She films her hands doing the work, making easy to follow along with the visuals. She uses a few words related to crochet, but you mine it since the videos have softsub

Japanese Difficulty: 4.5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

English softsub

Conversation

Learn japanese

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

English softsub

Softsub

Tea

GSR
GSR

Channel about tea culture. Sometimes he shows his tea farm, sometimes he makes utensil related to tea and sometimes he explain one aspect of making tea. The videos about the first two types has some farm words and are pretty visual, the videos about the last category is more grammar intensive.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

20m videos

Fishing

GSR
GSR

The quintessential fishing channel. A group of friends goes fishing and cooks the catches. You can understand most by the visuals and half the dialogue has hardsubs, but the audio quality is not the best (specially when fishing).

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

Interview

GSR
GSR

He interview random people on the street. The conversations are chaotic, but also are short and have hardsubs.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Cooking

Foraging

GSR
GSR

Guy goes foraging seafood ingredients and tubers. After that he cooks with what he got. He says a lot the name of sea animals specific to japan without introducing than earlier, which makes trick to understand some sentences.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Toys

Model kits

GSR
GSR

The girl paint model-kits and in a vlog style talk about the gunplas she bought. The second type of video doesn't have much of visual context since is she just talking directly to the camera.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Exploring japan

GSR
GSR

He walks around and show cities of japan. From the visuals you can get which construction he is currently talking and he speaks clearly (at least before a annoying music is put on the background).

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Experiment

Insects

GSR
GSR

Every video he make some test with a small animal, such as see if ants works without a queen or see if piranha mistake MSG with blood . He uses day-to-day language without any biological or scientific term, even thought he puts a little scientific explanation in the video.When introducing a new species, he shows the name in katakana. Expect some animals to get hurt.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Cooking

GSR
GSR

An channel that teaches how cook some stylish dishes. She has a very relaxing and monotone voice. It has a similar vibe to Kiwami-Meshi.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Vlog

Foraging

Farm

GSR
GSR

He shows his day-to-day life in an rural mountains region of japan. You will see a lot of traps and food. The way he speaks in not the clearest, but you can understand what is happening by the visuals.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Hardsub

5m videos

Games

Conversation

GSR
GSR

He has random conversations while playing a battle royal game in the background. The conversation are edit in a way to be really condense and having hardsubs.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

20m videos

Toys

Godzilla

GSR
GSR

An channel focus on godzilla. He shows figures, products, news related to the kaiju.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

+1h videos

Travel

pepson
pepson

this guy travels arround, he gives a lot of details about the route he takes and the food he eats along the way, which trains he takes etc, he seems very knowledgeable about trains

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Games

+1h videos

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

30m videos

Diy

Tech

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

The guy fixes some tech stuff like phones and old game consoles. He uses a lot of english words, and the visual help a lot to understand what he is saying.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Hardsub

Conversation

+1h videos

GSR
GSR

This is a good channel for training your understanding of normal conversation. The videos are basically a group of friends having an unscripted conversation.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Games

20m videos

Gameplay

pepson
pepson

He mainly reads dialogue in the games he plays, mainly rpg maker games and his voice is extra relaxing!

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Cooking

GSR
GSR

An cooking channel for the Japanese college students. Lots of umami based recipes, fry things, preprocessed ingredients and not complex dishes.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Cooking

Card games

GSR
GSR

He opens old packs of card games (such as yu-gi-oh and pokemon) and cooks some delicious food. The recipes are not for practical day-to-day use, but looks great.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Conversation

30m videos

Drawing

GSR
GSR

An illustrator couple participates in drawing challenges while talking with each other.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Softsub

Conversation

Learn japanese

Podcast

GSR
GSR

Probably on the easier podcast in Japanese, It has everyday conversation. Compare to regular videos, the podcast format is more difficult since you don't have the context provided by the visuals and you are probably watching without 100% concentration.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Vlog

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Games

+1h videos

Speed run

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

Speerun channel about Super Mario 64 and Mario odyssey. (Go to the lives tab to see the entire speed run)

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

English softsub

Softsub

Travel

Vlog

GSR
GSR

Currently he is traveling around south-east countries showing the local reality and interesting not-touristic locations.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Cooking

GSR
GSR

An chef teaching how to cook Italian dishes. His speech is not the clearest, but he uses a lot of western ingredients ( which have english names).

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Bike

GSR
GSR

Girl goes biking around japan. It has similar relaxing vibes to MinivanLife. She speaks clearly, but the videos can be a little difficult to understand when she is riding since the visuals doesn't give much context what she is saying.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Games

+1h videos

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Hardsub

Travel

15m videos

GSR
GSR

An budget travel channel. He visit cheaper countries, go to not traditionally tourists spots, experience the local night life, everything while trying not to pay much. The audio quality is not good and he speaks is a not totally clear way. But most of the conversation has hard-subtitles.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Hardsub

15m videos

Bike

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

She go around Japan with her motorcycle and does some outdoor activities such as traveling and camping.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

20m videos

Variety

GSR
GSR

A group of friends doing random thing. Except a lot of eating and some gaming.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

English softsub

Drawing

GSR
GSR

An channel that teaches how to draw the human body for manga. She speaks clearly and uses some words related to anatomy, but the rest of the words are common.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

Hardsub

Conversation

English hardsub

GSR
GSR

He has 2 types of videos, one he has a conversation with a guest and the other he monologues walking randomly in japan (which it is very relaxing to see the scenery even if you don't understand the language ). Normally the dialog is in the more easier day-to-day side, but sometimes he starting explaining a little more in deep some aspects of japan society.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Drawing

GSR
GSR

An illustrator teaches drawing tips for beginners. In some videos she also reworks/improves drawings made by beginners.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

Science

Experiment

Chemistry

GSR
GSR

He makes chemistry experiments, such as making a ruby in a microwave. His explanation of the event are more surface level and such some scientific terms.

Japanese Difficulty: 5

(Beginner, JLPT3)

20m videos

Variety

pepson
pepson

this is suit travel secondary channel where he talks about whatever, dont expect consistency at all here

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

10m videos

Games

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

Uploads parts of SHAKA's Twitch Stream. He plays a variety of popular games, such as LOL, ARK and SF6. He speaks in not the most clearly way compare to more structure forms of videos

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

Hardsub

5m videos

Science

Contraption making

GSR
GSR

He builds a new silly contraption every video and explain the science behind it. Such as the earthquake safe candy house or the recession friendly chawan. Be aware, he speaks fast and uses science terms.

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

Anime

Educational

Science

GSR
GSR

An anime about Penguin and Panda working in a company doing some odd jobs. They will say some world facts related to the episode, meaning every episode will have some specif and scientific words. In the slaughterhouse episode for example, they use 二酸化.

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

30m videos

Documentary

Art

GSR
GSR

Mini-documentaries about family craftsman business. It shows a little their history, philosophy and process making the craft. The audio quality is really good, but they use some words specific to the craft with a more sophisticated language.

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

5m videos

Softsub

Anime

Religion

GSR
GSR

The channel tell stories of the bible. The videos are not the easiest, the narrator speaks a little fast, uncommon words from the bible are used and the stories are not straight-foward (because they are from the bible). At least, the videos have soft subtitles.

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

10m videos

Hardsub

Nature

Insect

GSR
GSR

Guy goes to nature and finds insects and mushrooms. Every video has hard subtitles and the phrases have simple grammar.But he speaks fast and says sometimes the japanese name of insects/fungi.

Japanese Difficulty: 6

(Adapted, JLPT3)

10m videos

Softsub

Diy

GSR
GSR

An DIY channel.The guy teaches how to fix/build stuff, like change the handle of a pan or clean an air conditioning. He uses a lot of terms from electronics/construction and has soft subs, making a good place to mine new words.

Japanese Difficulty: 6.5

(Adapted, JLPT2)

Conversation

Kansai dialect

10m videos

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

Hardsub

5m videos

News

Anime

gustavo sasaki roncaglia
gustavo sasaki roncaglia

News about animes in the current season (such as cd sales, popularity rankings) and top 10 anime recommendation. He speaks fast

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

10m videos

Music

pepson
pepson

he does kind of variety content about music, sometimes reviews other times he talks about history of albums, he is very articulate and speaks a bit fast sometimes, he also has hard subs in some videos

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

Hardsub

5m videos

News

Anime

GSR
GSR

Channel with news/discussion/summaries of current airing anime. If you are interested in the japanese perspective about anime, this is a good channel. Also be aware, he speak fast.

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

20m videos

Softsub

History

GSR
GSR

Channel about world history. He doesn't go in deep about the subject, but covers a lot of ground in every video. He uses a lot of uncommon words and have soft subs, which makes the channel interesting for mining new words.

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

English softsub

Kansai dialect

30m videos

Europe

Antique

GSR
GSR

An channel about shopping antique items in France. First she goes to a shop/flea market and show some antiques, then she interview the seller in french with japanese subtitles. You should except a lot of uncommon words because of the subject of the channel.

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

10m videos

Hardsub

Science

Linguistics

GSR
GSR

Channel about linguistics and Japanese language.It is quite interesting and well edited. The videos are not the easiest, as he uses scientific terms and if you don't understand a sentence, you can lose the thought process of the video

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

Games

1h videos

pepson
pepson

If the voice sounds familiar this is indeed the voice actor for gintoki

Japanese Difficulty: 7

(Adapted, JLPT2)

10m videos

Trains

GSR
GSR

He show trains/train stations and then explain the history behind it. In the first part, you can see what he is talking, making it easy to understand. But when talking about the history, it is really hard since he says a lot of location names.

Japanese Difficulty: 9

(Specialized, JLPT1)

English softsub

45m videos

Mma

Hardsubs

Slang

Iurii Katkov
Iurii Katkov

The guy is wandering through the city, picks up delinquents and invites them to a fight in his MMA club. Then makes a press conference with them. Has nice reality show kinda vibe. Very engaging content, lots of swearing. Audio quality varies from studio-level to total crap. Hardsubs. The channel is recommended by oojiman.

pepson
pepson

an archive of clips from the famous street fighter player daigo umehara stream and clips of him in other places like giving interviews

10m videos

English softsub

Softsub

20m videos

Games

Sarah
Sarah

Describes everything he does as he's doing it, and he never stops talking. Plays games like Minecraft, Zelda, Mario, Splatoon, Pikmin

Hardsub

Conversation

Variety

15m videos

Learn english

Sarah
Sarah

These guys are fun to watch, even when you don't understand everything they are saying, especially the food and travel videos. The slang/common usage English tips videos become more comprehensible because they often translate between English and Japanese. Kevin is a Heritage Japanese speaker who grew up in America. His two friends grew up in Japan.