So, I got that ubisoft japanese coach game for the NDS as a joke surprise birthday present, and decided to give it a try at 9pm last night (in-front of everyone) just so I didn't look too ungrateful.
Finally turned it off at 2am after learning about 20-odd words, and the most shocking thing is, this morning I still remember 18 of them! So maybe I'm not too old and decrepit to learn a new language after all.
I figured I should give it a proper go and get a book on the written aspect of japanese as well, but don't know where to start. Ideally I'd love to eventually go over there and do some shopping, and also I play a fuck-ton of japanese imported games, so which type of writing should I learn first? They seem to have like 3 kinds, and it's bloody confusing.
From what I think I know, Kanji is proper Japanese, katana is english written using japanese characters or something like that. But what type of writing do they use in the games etc? as I'd have imagined that's the best place to start seeing as I have a huge pile of games I can test myself on.
Do any of our forum experts care to put me on the right track?
(how come ii is good, but iie is no, shouldn't iie be bad and dame be no, that'd of made it way easier to remember, so confusing)