This is the main thread for reading the manga ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん ・ The Wolf of the Small Forest together with the Absolute Beginner Book Club. If you have some experience with Japanese (such as having finished Genki 1 or similar) but are new to reading manga, this is a great way to start.
Reading is split across a weekly schedule, each with its own thread for asking and answering questions. A vocabulary sheet will be available to help with looking up unknown words.
To participate, buy the book and join in the discussion! Be sure to set this thread to “watching” to receive notifications when weekly discussion threads are posted.
If this will be your first manga and you don’t know if you’re up for it yet, there’s no harm in trying it. Ask every question you have about the material as we work through each page, and you are guaranteed to come out with more knowledge and reading readiness by the end.
|Week||Start Date||Chapter||Pages||No. of pages with text|
|Wk 1||May 13||Ch 1||1–8||6 pages|
|Wk 2||May 20||Ch 1||9–15||7 pages|
|Wk 3||May 27||Ch 1||16–23||7 pages|
|Wk 4||Jun 3||Ch 2||25–35||10 pages|
|Wk 5||Jun 10||Ch 2||36–47||9 pages|
|Wk 6||Jun 17||Ch 3||49–58||7 pages|
|Wk 7||Jun 24||Ch 3||59–71||9 pages|
|Wk 8||Jun 1||Ch 4||73–85||11 pages|
|Wk 9||Jul 8||Ch 4||86–97||10 pages|
|Wk 10||Jul 15||Ch 5||99–107||9 pages|
|Wk 11||Jul 22||Ch 5||108–117||11 pages|
|Wk 12||Jul 29||Ch 6||119–129||10 pages|
|Wk 13||Aug 5||Ch 6||130–141||9 pages|
|Wk 14||Aug 12||Ch 7 +
Note: No. of pages with text is the number of pages with more than one short sentence.
This vocabulary sheet was built with OCR to give a populated sheet to start with, so it may contain minor errors (such as misreading a kanji). Don’t hesitate to correct any issues you recognize along the way!
Auto-filled translations show in gray text. If you know the best translation as it’s used on the manga page, go ahead and fill it in. The text will turn black on its own.
If a word is missing, feel free to add it!
Are you planning to read ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん ・ The Wolf of the Small Forest with the book club?
- Yes, but I might start late
- Not sure
- I’ve read it before, but I’ll join in the discussion
If so, which version will you be reading?
- I’m not sure yet
What is the highest-level book club you’ve joined before?
- This is my first book club
- I’ve joined the Absolute Beginner Book Club
- I’ve joined the Beginner Book Club
- I’ve joined the Intermediate Book Club
- I’ve joined the Advanced Book Club
What best describes your reading experience?
- This is my first manga
- I’ve read other manga, but only easier ones than this
- I’ve read other manga or books around this level
- I’ve read other manga or books that are harder than this one