ゆるキャン△ Vol. 4 🏕

No sweat! It was definitely helpful but gotta focus on real life stuff. Good luck with the rest of your semester!

For myself, I’m taking the same approach that I’m using with the Kiki’s Delivery Service book club and just shooting for a general understanding rather than parsing out every single line I don’t know. Pleasantly surprised how much I can read now. Occasional vocab still trips me up, but Yuru Camp thankfully uses these kinds of words fairly often so a holistic approach with learning has worked rather well.

Me and my housemates have been eating a lot of hot pot, but seeing it in this manga makes me want it more lmao

Also, I love these in-between illustrations:

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With A5 grade meat?

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god I wish :weary:

Seeing the girls in Santa outfits and the word クリスマス reminds me that I’m still amazed at how completely Japan has embraced Christmas as a holiday. Visiting during December to see Japanese Christmas is def on the bucket list, which would’ve happened this year if it weren’t for… well, everything.

But yeah, it’s neat to see how they still get the basic tenets of it down, given the reasoning for making sukiyaki. I wonder if Japanese kids ever take part in the whole “asking Santa for presents” thing?

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I visited in December 2017. I made a point of going to see Sanders Claus. :slightly_smiling_face:

Well… the basic tenets of one aspect of it. :stuck_out_tongue:

The サンタクレンジャー panel was funny, though. Especially Rin almost but not quite getting into it. :slightly_smiling_face:

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While I missed Sanders Claus, me and buddies still managed to get a picture of him in his yukata (which I’m pretty sure is that very same statue). I’ll have to catch him another year…

And Rin’s reluctant compliance will never not be funny haha.

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Even later than usual… sorry about that.

23 - 12 月 25 日

Start date: November 21st

  • I’m reading along :books:
  • I’m taking my time :camping:
  • I’m dropping out :no_good_man: :no_good_woman:

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So, this chapter was adapted to the final episode of the anime… 's first season, the first episode since the very… uh… first episode to only cover one chapter of the manga. That said, extra sequences were added to fill out the runtime - one at the start that’s a flash forward to what the characters are up to ten years into the future… which is revealed to actually be a story that Nadeshiko is telling the others while waiting for Rin to get back from shopping, and one added to the end that’s kind of an “and the story continues…” sequence showing Nadeshiko returning to Lake Motosu to try solo camping for the first time, and encountering Rin there. Either way, after this point, we’re heading into new territory… until the next season comes out, anyway.

Is anyone else as sad as I am that we never got to see Sukiyaki Episode III: Cheese Pasta?

Page 132, in the anime, right before Aki pulls out the tablet, she describes the concept of outdoor film festivals, which is illustrated this shot, which honestly looks to me like Back to the Future drawn in the style of Astro Boy. Anyone else concur?

Page 135, any idea if 原付の旅 is a reference to a real TV series?

Page 146, Love that callback to the first volume. まぶしい…

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Maybe Kino’s Journey?

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That’s totally Back to the Future lol

And yeah, not really much to comment on here aside from the fact that this series is extremely comfy. Which, I suppose, that’s the whole point haha. Tbh, watching a movie while you’re camping seems a bit… odd. Prolly comfy and fun, but it doesn’t seem particularly campy. Now, a setup like a projector and screen, that’s different.

I’m super excited to see what 5 is gonna be about, since this was S1’s end. Show me more excitingly mundane ways to go camping! I hope the girls try fishing at some point. I suppose we’ll also see what spring camping is like eventually?

That was my thinking, especially since the whole premise of Kino is a stoic girl who rides her motorbike. Yuru Camp has def dropped more than a few pop culture references here and there aside from this.

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I am now officially one volume behind!

番外編 - へやキャン△

Start date: November 28th

  • I’m reading along :books:
  • I’m taking my time :camping:
  • I’m dropping out :no_good_man: :no_good_woman:

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Page 150, first panel, what’s going on with the double negative in the left-hand half of the sentence. I get the gist of the sentence as a whole, I think (It’s for emergency use, but it’s not emergency food) but then there’s an extra negative.

Oh, there’s the film festival explanation, on page 153. The screen here is washed out, though. Is the “Fire Screen” on fire?

Page 155, interesting that “bushcraft” is the word that Aoi uses, considering that “bush” in that context comes from Australian English.

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I took this to mean something like “isn’t it?” So my interpretation would be the same as yours with this last part just softening her conclusion.

I’m glad you brought this up because I had never heard this word before and it wasn’t in the dictionary. I got the general meaning from context but it definitely tripped me up.

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I have to say these へやキャン sections probably take me more than twice as long to get through as a normal chapter. It’s pretty rewarding when you fight through it and manage to get the jokes! I thought the たこさんウインナー one was a particularly tough grammatical challenge- it probably took me three reads just to figure out what the heck their discussion was about! But it was pretty funny- it reminded me of the dumb pedantic arguments that I sometimes have too much fun with.

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Probably because they’re 4-koma. We’ve found that on manga reads in the past, even though they don’t look that much denser than free-form panel manga, they generally take a lot longer to read.

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page 75: I like how the yojijukugo got verb-ified.

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@denzo did you finish the volume?

Click here if you have

It you! :durtle_cat:

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yeah I was thinking that :laughing:

I was going to change my avatar to it for a bit, but cleaning up the speech bubble was too much of a pain

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Why not get the image from the anime? :slightly_smiling_face:

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cuz I haven’t watched the anime so I didn’t know, and I was feeling too lazy to find out

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