とんがり帽子のアトリエ 🧙‍♀️ Book Club (Intermediate Manga Club) [ongoing - week 5/6]

Welcome to the とんがり帽子のアトリエ(1) Book Club!

This is the main thread for reading the manga とんがり帽子のアトリエ(1) together with the Intermediate Manga Club.

We’ll be reading together according to a weekly schedule, ask and answer questions in weekly threads, and we have a vocabulary sheet we’re building together to make this easier for everyone.

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Story summary

Japanese

小さな村の少女・ココは、昔から魔法使いにあこがれを抱いていた。だが、生まれた時から魔法を使えない人は魔法使いになれないし、魔法をかける瞬間を見てはならない……。そのため、魔法使いになる夢は諦めていた。だが、ある日、村を訪れた魔法使い・キーフリーが魔法を使うところを見てしまい……。これは少女に訪れた、絶望と希望の物語。

English

(Translated with DeepL Translate: The world's most accurate translator)Coco, a young girl from a small village, has always longed to be a wizard. However, a person who cannot use magic from birth cannot become a wizard and must not be seen at the moment of casting a spell … Therefore, she had given up her dream of becoming a wizard. But one day, she saw a wizard, Keefley, who visited her village and saw her use magic … This is a story of despair and hope for a young girl.

Schedule & Discussion Thread Links

  • Start date: April 20th, 2024
  • Schedule:
Week Start Date Chapter Pages
Week 1 20 Apr 2024 1 part 1 3-35
Week 2 27 Apr 2024 1 part 2 36-66
Week 3 04 May 2024 2 67-104
Week 4 11 May 2024 3 105-136
Week 5 18 May 2024 4 137-172
Week 6 25 May 2024 5 173-207

Where to buy

Physical:
amazon.co.jp / CD Japan / Amazon US / Honto / Rakuten
Ebook:
Bookwalker <-affiliate link / Ebook Japan / Renta!

Vocabulary Sheet

Discussion Guidelines

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  1. Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  2. Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  3. Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) needs to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as coming from later sections.
Instructions for Spoiler Tags

Click the cog above the text box and use either the “Hide Details” or “Blur Spoiler” options. The text which says “This text will be hidden” should be replaced with what you are wishing to write. In the case of “Hide Details”, the section in the brackets that is labelled “Summary” can be replaced with whatever you like also (i.e, [details=”Chapter 1, Pg. 1”]).

Hide Details results in the dropdown box like below:

Example

This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.

The “Blur Spoiler” option will simply blur the text it surrounds.

This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.

Posting Advice

  • When asking for help, please mention the page number, and check before posting that your question hasn’t already been asked. As the threads get longer, it becomes more convenient to use the Search function, which is located in the upper right corner of the forum. It is the magnifying glass which is near your profile picture! The best way to search is usually to type part of the sentence you are confused about, and select “in this topic”. This will show you all posts within the current thread which has that string of text.

  • Be sure to join the conversation! It’s fun, and it’s what keeps these book clubs lively! There’s no such thing as a stupid question! We are all learning here, and if the question has crossed your mind, there’s a very good chance it has crossed somebody else’s also! Asking and answering questions is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved, so never hesitate to do so!

Will you be reading with us?

  • Yeah!
  • Yeah, but I’ll start late
  • I’m not sure yet
  • I’m skipping this one
  • I’ve read this before, but will join in the discussion
0 voters

How will you be reading?

  • Physical
  • Digital
  • I’m not sure yet
0 voters

Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to be notified when weekly threads get posted!

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Excited for this! One of the few book clubs that I’ll read physical because I already own the first 12 volumes. My only cosplay has actually been リチェ because a friend was cosplaying and had all the other main girls.

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I just bought this book a few days ago during Bookwalker’s big coin deal!

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Looked up the preview on Bookwalker – and ended up reading till the limit of the preview. Will buy on first oppurrtunity trunky_rolling

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I’m really excited to reread the first volume! I recently got the limited edition of volume 11 (translated) and the mini artbook that came with it gives me so much joy :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Part of me wants to read the series completely in japanese, but I successfully got my mother hooked on the story, so I let her borrow the manga whenever a new volume gets released :laughing:

That sounds amazing! And I’m also jealous. I love the clothing designs a lot. テティア is my favorite of the group, she’s so warm and fluffy!

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Excited that this club is going to happen! And that Tongari was picked!!
I’m going to join you all on a later date, once the next manga is also selected (due to shipping fees!)
Wish everyone a great Tongari journey and see you all soon! :slight_smile:

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See you soon! Maybe buy several of the Tongari where you order, I have a feeling that this club will go beyond Volume 1 :grin:

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Such a great manga, I know y’all will love it! I personally would love to join in reading but I have my hands full with other projects ATM. Will try to keep up with the discussion though! Happy to talk to more manga fans!

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Got my volumes today, ready to join in!

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Still fills a bit crazy to me that we are about to read it! My first attempt was to nominate it to the IBC back in August last year, fast forward to now, the IMC exists instead (thanks @mitrac and @seanblue I believe for the name suggestion) and here we are, starting in a few days :face_holding_back_tears:

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Week 1 is live :grinning:

If you are not able to join us now and want to catch up / follow the pace of the club, I highly recommend this user script to help keep track of the Club :slight_smile:

Demo

After installing the Book Club Tracker plugin, a button “Add book club” appears when you are on this thread, just click it and click Save:


The book club is now added in your Wanikani dashboard:

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I ordered a physical copy of the book so that I don’t have to deal with that godawful web reader anymore.

I always find it amusing when purchasing imported Japanese books that, because they’re so cheap in Japan, they end up at basically the same price as the localized copies here:

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I’m thinking about going ahead now and buying the second volume from Bookwalker, anybody knows what the special edition (特装版) has than the normal one doesn’t have?
I see 233 pages for the special edition and 197 for the normal one, wonder what they are
the links are to bookwalker and are affiliate links
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The extras are described on the product page for the special edition:

特装版は『ミニ画集』付き! ミニ画集には、カラーイラストやラフスケッチに加え、未公開の初期設定資料も収録!

I decided to go with the normal edition, but considering how absolutely beautiful the art is, maybe the special edition isn’t such a bad idea :smile:

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Interestingly not every volume has one, I only see it for volume 2, 6, and 11. Maybe I’ll try it for volume 2 at least!

Exactly my thinking :thinking:

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Here we go:


I also got Fullmetal Alchemist because I saw it mentioned in an other thread and it was always on my radar as something that seemed interesting even though I never read it before or watched the anime.

And I also got Ranma 1/2 because it’s fucking Ranma 1/2.

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It’s strange because the paper version I just bought doesn’t have the colored pages at the start that the bookwalker digital edition has:


As such I would expect that a “special” version of the first volume should also exist.

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Oh that’s a pity! :confused:
Yeah like Shadow’s House has a full colored version and a black and white one, that’s why I was asking. But from the free preview it looks like the beginning is the same, so it’s probably only the pages in the end

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Roughly 17 full page color drawings (including the opening pages of volume one without text), 12 pages of inked sketches, and a few pages of pencil sketches.

Is it worth about four dollars more? It depends on the individual. If you really enjoy volume one and want to support the mangaka a little extra, you can go for the special edition.

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And week 2 is live :slight_smile: we finish Chapter 1!

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