Ehhh, I don't know how educational it is, but I have noticed most of the Netflix productions from 2016 (and into the future, presumably) have Japanese voice and subtitle tracks.
Kuromukuro, Stranger Things, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Tokyo Stories, Atelier, Sense8, etc.
Not -every- Netflix original is available in Japanese, and nothing that I found from before 2016 is available in Japanese, but if it's from 2016 (or later, as we go into the next year) then it's worth a try I suppose.
Originally Japanese shows are now available with the Japanese soundtracks (mostly), and you can turn off the subtitles (mostly), but Japanese subs only appear to be on Netflix originals. (Hopefully that will change in the future, but we'll see, I guess.)
One issue is that the subtitles do not particularly line up with the voices. This is less of a problem in originally Japanese shows where the differences are minor, but in translated shows the sub and dub translations are completely independent. The meaning is roughly the same of course, but the subtitles sometimes are totally different from the spoken words. Another issue is of course that not all shows are worth watching even if they are in Japanese, heh.
@zx573 try it, its super low key from the 4(?) episodes I have seen so far. There are 3 boys and 3 girls who try to date each other... sort of. So far I don't think there has been any fighting. The 6 seem to get along great. To me the romantic angle seems a bit forced (maybe Japanese are just shy?) but its all good. So far its pretty much 6 friends with good people skills interacting. I find the personality differences between the 3 guys interesting
Edited: 2016-10-23, 12:47 pm
Wow, Terrace House is the first thing I have seen that actually has Japanese subs!
I just checked Atelier and noticed that it has Japanese subs as well, though I could swear when I checked it a few months ago it didn't have any at all. Hell, I remember checking practically every Japanese item on netflix and not finding ANY Japanese subs.
I still don't see any on non-Japanese netflix originals like Stranger things, Luke Cage, etc.
Are you folks on the Japanese Netflix, or US netflix?
I'm gonna check out the Japanese dub for the 2016 shows to see if they did a good job. Just curious
Cool, thanks for the tip!
I've become a big fan of the Japanese dubs. So far I've finished Breaking Bad and Stranger Things (never actually saw the original English versions, so I guess that says something about the quality of the dubs)
As far as original Japanese content goes, "Hibana" is great. Full of everyday language and also offers an interesting (albeit fictional) glimpse into the Japanese entertainment world.
"Pycho-Pass" and "Ajin" are both great animes, and you can watch them with Japanese subs too which is a great bonus.
EDIT: I'm on Japanese netflix btw
Edited: 2016-10-24, 12:42 am
I wouldn't normally go on Netflix at work (currently we use a bunch of terrible Mifi devices), but I had to try this out. I knew Netflix Japan looked quite good (and Hulu). I was annoyed with Hulu as you could get Japanese with English subs, or English with Japanese subs... but not Japanese with Japanese subs... :/
Wow, so UK Netflix lets me watch Terrace House in Japanese with Japanese subs! Sweet. I might have to keep my Netflix sub after all!
Ok I finally finished all 46 episodes of Terrace House with Japanese subtitles. I made an anki deck with words I didn't know (all pulled from core6000). Now I have just started to rewatch all the episodes without subtitles. Very motivating for my study!
It would be cool to make anki decks with subs2srs but it looks like pulling the content from netflix is not simple. Anyone know of any good hacks for netflix to help with language learning? Dualing subtitles or being able to quickly switch between subtitle languages in a single click would be awesome
It appears that they are possibly using images for the subtitles, and they stream as you play the video.
I noticed an interresting behavior of their subtitles, which is that when you pause the subtitles keep running for a second or two, like a short gif video. They will even jump backwards after you unpause. I'm not sure if that's normal behavior for subs.
Last I checked (Terrace House in that case, using Chrome and the key combo to look at the page source), the Japanese subtitles are .png files in the Netflix section that appear when used. They're not front loaded, they're not saved normally, and there's no obvious timing options.
It's too bad that it's so complicated to do subs to SRS from Netflix, which has kind of been turning into my go to place for Japanese content. Guess I'll have to try something else.