Frank and the Obaasan, a Fun Beginner-Level Japanese Reader

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  • Season 1 is hilarious! I’m going to be studying it more in-depth during the break in between my Japanese classes to keep fresh. 🙂

  • Wow! I accidently stumbled across Frank and the obaasan while cruising the net. I joined Makotoplus, so that I could finish the series. I have really, really enjoyed the website and the story. I plan on being with you for a long time. Keep up the good work.
    I assume that you are still living in Japan. I had lived in foreign countries, and my English tends to get poor as I learn the foreign language. Based on your readings in English, I feel that you have maintained very good English.

    • Thank you so much–I’m so glad you found us. I started Frank and the Obaasan over 20 years ago but soon abandoned it. Then, a few years ago, trying to think of beginner-level material for Makoto, I remembered Frank. Maybe we’ll work on a third season…

      We are based in Florida at the moment, but I totally agree with you. Coming back from living in Japan, it took me about a year to get to the point where speaking and reading English was “native level” again. Haha.

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