Japanese Kids Shows, Movies, Games, and Videos for Immersion

I have been trying to learn Japanese lately and have been using a lot of Japanese kids shows, Movies, and Games for immersion.  Enjoy!

Youtube Channels

Youtube Playlists

Steam Japanese Search

Steam in Japanese

Reddit Videogame Thread

List of Japanese Pokemon Names

List of Pokemon Moves

Good Steam games that can be switched to Japanese spoken dialog w/ Japanese subtitles

  1. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (YouTube Playlist)
  2. Skyrim: Special Edition
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  4. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  5. Doom
  6. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII / 三國志13
  7. Nier: Automata
  8. Code of Princess
  9. Borderlands 2
  10. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  11. Fallout 4
  12. Dishonored 2
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Resident Evil 7
  15. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
  16. Final Fantasy Type-0
  17. Ultra Street Fighter 4
  18. Street Fighter V
  19. Grid 2
  20. Grid Autosport
  21. Alan Wake
  22. Resident Evil Revelations
  23. Resident Evil Revelations 2
  24. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
  25. Dynasty Warriors 8:Xtreme Legends Complete Edition/ 真・三國無双7 with 猛将伝
  26. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  27. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES
  28. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
  29. Disgaea PC (YouTube Playlist)
  30. Disgaea 2 PC
  31. I am Setsuna
  32. Castle of Shikigami 式神の城
  33. THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION
  34. Japanese School Life
  35. Astro Boy: Edge of Time
  36. Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle
  37. Learn Japanese To Survive! Katakana War

Good Steam games: Japanese spoken dialog w/ No Japanese subtitles

  1. Final Fantasy 13
  2. Final Fantasy 13-2
  3. Lego Worlds
  4. Senko no Ronde 2 旋光の輪舞2

Good Steam games: Japanese text only, no Japanese audio

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  2. DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition
  3. Dark Souls 3
  4. Resident Evil 5
  5. Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER
  6. Resident Evil 0 / biohazard 0 HD REMASTER
  7. Half Life 2
  8. Portal
  9. Portal 2
  10. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1,2,3 (No English, Only Japanese text)
  11. Mafia 3
  12. Saint’s Row 4
  13. Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  14. Flinthook
  15. Mighty Gunvolt
  16. Tekken 7
  17. Mega Man Legacy Collection / ロックマン クラシックス コレクション
  18. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
  19. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
  20. Tetris Ultimate
  21. Witch and Hero(魔女と勇者)
  22. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
  23. Dead Rising 1 & 2
  24. Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
  25. 軒轅劍外傳穹之扉(The Gate of Firmament)
  26. Stardew Valley
  27. 4人打ちアクション麻雀 / ACTION MAHJONG (No English)
  28. Kyurinaga’s Revenge
  29. Double Dragon IV
  30. Demon Hunter 3: Revelation
  31. Higurashi When They Cry

Good Nintendo Console Games

  1. Switch – Region Free so North American and Japanese versions work
    1. Bayonetta (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    2. Labyrinth of Refrain – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    3. Shining Resonance Refrain – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    4. Ys VIII – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    5. Atelier Lydie and Suelle – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    6. Atelier Arland Trilogy – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    7. Atelier Lulua – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    8. Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    9. Diablo 3 – (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    10. God Wars: The Complete Legend (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    11. The Lost Child (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    12. One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 (only Japanese) (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    13. One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    14. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    15. Hyrule Warriors DE or Zelda Musou Hyrule All Stars DX (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    16. Snack World Trejarers Gold (only Japanese) (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    17. PuyoPuyo Tetris (youtube playlist) – JP version – Get the Game!
    18. I am Setsuna (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    19. Lost Sphear (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    20. Minna de WaiWai! Spelunker (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    21. Disgaea 1 Complete (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    22. Disgaea 5 Complete (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    23. Fire Emblem Warriors (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    24. Seiken Densetsu Collection (only Japanese) – Get the Game!
    25. Dragon Quest Heroes I & II (only Japanese) – Get the Game!
    26. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence (only Japanese) – Get the Game!
    27. Monster Hunter XX (only Japanese) (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    28. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    29. Fate/EXTELLA Link (YouTube Playlist) – Get the Game!
    30. Moero Chronicle Hyper (YouTube playlist)
    31. My Girlfriend is a Mermaid !? (YouTube Playlist)
    32. Zelda: Breath of the Wild (YouTube Playlist)
    33. Bomberman R?
  2. 3DS
    1. Pokémon Sun – Get the Game!
    2. Pokémon Moon – Get the game!
    3. Pokémon Ultra Sun – Get the Game!
    4. Pokémon Ultra Moon – Get the Game!
    5. Etrian Odyssey Nexus (Japanese Voices, English Subtitles) (youtube playlist) Get the Game!
    6. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – No Japanese Voices only text
  3. 3DS (Japanese)
    1. 世界樹の迷宮X – Etrian Odyssey X (youtube playlist) – Get the Japanese Game!, Get the English Game!
    2. Deep Strange Journey (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    3. Alliance Alive (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    4. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    5. Pocket Monsters: Green Version VC (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    6. Pocket Monsters: Silver Version VC (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    7. Pocket Monsters: Crystal VC (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    8. Yokai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya Sword (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    9. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    10. Monster Hunter Stories (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    11. マリオ&ルイージRPG1 DX (Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions) (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    12. Snack World Trejarers (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    13. Koueki Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai KanKen Training 2 – Get the Game!
    14. Puyo Puyo Tetris – Get the Game!
  4. DS (North America)
    1. My Japanese Coach DS (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    2. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Japanese Voices/Options L+A)
    3. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Japanese Voices/Options)
    4. Puyo Pop Fever (youtube playlist) – Get the Game!
    5. Sonic Rush (English Voices & Text for NA DS, English Voices/Japanese Text for Japanese DS)
    6. Sonic Rush Adventure (English Voices & Text for NA DS, English Voices/Japanese Text for Japanese DS)
  5. DS (Japanese) – Will work with North American DS
    1. Little Charo (Article) – Get the Game!
    2. Kanji Dictionary: Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten – Get the Game!
    3. Ninokuni: Shikkoku No Madoushi – Get the Game!
    4. Pokemon DS games
    5. Zelda DS games?
    6. Any Japanese DS game with NTR product code (TWL product code doesn’t work on North American 3DS, it will work on NA DS)
  6.  Wii
    1. Xenoblade Chronicles

Ok Japanese shows with Japanese Subtitles that match the Dialogue

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Japanese Video Game Consoles

  1. Japanese 3ds at Play Asia

IPad/Android Games/Apps

  1. Anki
  2. Mindsnacks Japanese ()
  3. Duolingo (youtube playlist)
  4. Fantasy Life Online?

Doulingo wikia

Good Japanese kids shows with Japanese Subtitles that match the Japanese Dialogue

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Good Japanese kids shows – Japanese Subtitles don’t match dialogue or no subtitles

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Good Movies with Japanese Subtitles that match the Japanese Dialogue

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Good Movies – Japanese Subtitles don’t match dialogue or no subtitles

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My Video Game Playlists in Japanese for Immersion

I have taken my own advice and started playing a few games in Japanese to try to learn the language better.  I record them and then upload to YouTube.  Here are a few of my current playlists.

Labyrinth of Refrain

Shining Resonance Refrain

Ys VIII

Bayonetta

Atelier Lydie and Suelle

世界樹の迷宮X – Etrian Odyssey X

魔界戦記ディスガイア Refine

God Wars: The Complete Legend

The Lost Child

ゼルダ無双 ハイラルオールスターズ DX – Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition – Nintendo Switch

Snack World Trejarers Gold – Nintendo Switch

アライアンス・アライブ Alliance Alive – Nintendo 3DS

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Deep Strange Journey 3DS – Japanese Version

Dragon Questドラゴンクエスト (3DS Virtual Console)

Pocket Monsters: Silver Version

Yokai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya Sword

Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2

モンスターハンター ストーリーズ (Monster Hunter Stories)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Fire Emblem Warriors

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition

Monster Hunter XX

Duolingo Japanese

Duolingo Hiragana 2

Duolingo Hiragana 3

I am Setsuna (Nintendo Switch) Jap/Eng

Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Jap/Eng

Minna de WaiWai! Spelunker

Corpse Party 3DS Jap/Eng

Puyo Pop Fever DS

PuyoPuyo Tetris Japanese Demo

マリオ&ルイージRPG1 DX #1 (Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions)

Mindsnacks Japanese

Pokémon Ultra Moon