If you plant the tank heavily when you first set it up, using lots of cheap, fast growing stem plants, you don't need to cycle the tank at all. Just wait a week or two to start adding fish, a few at a time. "Heavily planted" means a stem plant for every square inch of substrate. I always start a tank this way, and even though I rarely ever plant quite that heavily, I have never had a problem with the fish.
Ammonia from fish waste is great plant food, very quickly removed by growing plants. So, you never see a buildup of ammonia when you start a tank this way. I am pretty sure you will find that all experienced planted tank people start their tanks this way, including Amano.