A happy 2013 to all of you! … Okay, enough with that. Let’s get down to business.

Every year we run our big sale on New Years. Why? Because it’s a pretty good time to resolve to do something. Also, you’re looking to spend those wads of cash you got from Colonel Sanders for Christmas. We can help you with both of these terrible problems.

50% Off TextFugu

First, our online Japanese Textbook, TextFugu, is 50% off. Instead of being a not-so-measly $120, it’s $60, at least until the sale is over. You will get all the current content for life. You will get all future updates too. You’ll get special members only deals (80% off Gakuu, 50% off Jpod101, instant access to WaniKani beta, etc). And, of course, you’ll get access to the Japanese textbook that has helped thousands of of people to learn Japanese (and learn how to learn Japanese, which turns out is quite important). If you feel like you should have spent 2012 learning Japanese… well, now’s your chance to redeem yourself. Think of all that you can do in a year if you practice a little bit every day. Turns out, it’s quite a bit!

Learn Japanese: 50% Off TextFugu

30 Day Ebook, Free

Our very first ebook, 30 Days of Becoming A Better Japanese Learner, is currently free! Now, normally I personally don’t trust free things (not since that guy told me there were free puppies in the back of his windowless van), but don’t worry! This ebook won’t be free anymore in a week, so there’s nothing sketchy going on here. The “30-Day” ebook has an “idea” and “action” that you do every day. Each day teaches you how to be a better Japanese learner, which could shave months or even years of time off how long it takes to reach fluency. It’s amazing what kinds of things you can do to make things better for yourself, and New Years is a great time to do it (plus, it’s free, so grab it now while you can).

Our 30-Day Ebook: So Free!

Happy New Years & More Sale!


Happy New Year from all of us at Tofugu (and Fabio)!

We have a lot going on coming up in 2013, so we’re just going to let you do what you need to do so we can get back to getting started. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (and I guess Google+?) as well. There’ll be gifts, prizes, and other flash sales / opportunities going on this week to celebrate the New Year.

  • Joel Alexander

    So… you’re not going to give us otoshidama? =P

  • HealyHQ

    Couldn’t pass up that TextFugu sale. Thanks, guys. :)

  • peter

    When does the sale end? Thanks, and happy new year!

  • koichi

    Probably a week from today, so Jan 8th… or more likely the 9th sometime in the middle of the day, because I’ll probably not feel like taking it down in the middle of the night.

  • koichi

    Those were the days, back when there were few enough people to make it possible :(

    We were THIS close to doing sexy calendars though… maybe next year.

  • peter

    Thanks! ah btw, the guy in the middle has a very long arm :O

  • Mescale

    Is Viet standing in a hole? He was always taller in my mind, also, made of bronze. I’m pretty sure koichi is wearing heels too.

  • Cassandra Land

    Happy New Year!! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. :)

  • Aya

    No sexy calendars?! :(


  • Ryan Klein

    Thanks and have a happy new year~

  • Jon

    Woo! Free ebook!


  • Hashi

    Duh, it’s Fabio!

  • Hashi

    We’re all actually standing on boxes so that we can be even close to the same level as Fabio.

  • helena

    “and I guess Google+?” hahaha. You guys should get a Tofugu Tumblr. :y Happy New Year to you all, & Thanks! :)

  • helena

    Is Fabio learning Japanese? :o …or does he already know it, and is huge in Japan?? :o

  • Canis Lupus

    Thank you so much!
    I wanted to subscribe to Textfugu for a long time – guess what? Now I finally did :D
    As well as to WaniKani. I really needed that next level; just having reviews every 5 days is quite annoying.

  • WhiteRice

    This is my first time hearing about a guy named Fabio. I know the name Fabio, just not the person standing next to you guys.

  • ジョサイア

    Because we all know about Italian fashion models :P

    I goggled him BTW :I

  • HatsuHazama

    Yippie! I don’t think the sales are for me, but good luck for the coming year anyhow!

    Anyway… I may still get the ebook… because free stuff.

  • Hashi

    Fabio actually taught us Japanese. He knows every language on earth, plus a few from elsewhere.

  • peter

    lol I truly had no idea who he was until I googled his name :|

  • Aiza Botezatu

    やった!! I have it! It’s mine now!! MINE! (Love you all for your kindness and warm hearts- I could cry now) T.T MINEEEeeeeee…..

  • ジョサイア

    That’s a good thing xD

  • Jon Walmsley

    I’m glad I’ve got a good ways through Textfugu already as otherwise I’d be seriously miffed about having missed this great deal! I only got it last summer but thankfully I’m well into Chapter 5 so it doesn’t feel too bad.

  • Danica

    Yeah tank you for the great deal i am going to use it hope it lasts till I convince my parents

  • Aoi

    I really, really hope this lasts long enough to see if I got that job >.<; Should have an answer in around a week. Wanted to try textfugu for ages, the first chapter was quite fun. <3

  • Bob

    Rule number one of job hunting, you will never know in time.

  • miezeljotschek

    How did you met such a famous guy!?

  • Hashi

    He was at a nearby store promoting his brand of protein powder.

    jk, we’re longtime friends

  • Ivy

    Why is the default picture Koichi in a wig? (from “Sh*t Otaku say”?)

  • Potential Customer

    Please get a valid SSL certificate for textfugu/tofugu.
    I am not comfortable submitting forms with personal data over an unencrypted connection.

  • Chanelle

    How can I buy a book ?

  • ryan

    I wish there was an alternative payment option besides PayPal. Otherwise I would have bought TextFugu! Oh well…

  • retrolux

    I’m a little late to the party… Is the ebook no longer available for free? :-<