アオのハコ (Blue Box) Volume 8

Volume 8 Discussion Thread

Start Date: 2024-07-05T15:00:00Z

Welcome to the アオのハコ (Blue Box) Book Club Volume 8 discussion thread! Feel free to discuss chapters, ask questions, and share resources on the volume here.

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Reading Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter
Week 1 July 6 Ch 62
Week 2 July 13 Ch 63
Week 3 July 20 Ch 64
Week 4 July 27 Ch 65
Week 5 Aug 3 Ch 66
Week 6 Aug 10 Ch 67
Week 7 Aug 17 Ch 68
Week 8 Aug 24 Ch 69
Week 9 Aug 31 Ch 70

Polls:

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  • I have finished this part
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  • I am no longer reading this series
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Starting off volume 8 this week strong with chapter 62!

Are you reading with us this week?
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Research Notes on Chapter 62

走馬灯が見える

「走馬灯が見える」「走馬灯がよぎる」といった言葉を聞いたことはないでしょうか。 人が死に際や死を意識するような極限の状況になった時、それまでの人生の記憶が頭の中を一瞬で駆け巡るという描写があります。 この現象を日本語では、「走馬灯」と呼びます。

SASUKE/サスケ

…is a Japanese TV show, which is also known internationally as “Ninja Warrior.”
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Me joining for volume one: “I can use something extra on my easy-to-read list. Hopefully it’s not too heavy on sports.”

Me after reading this week’s chapter: “It’s over already? It was just getting good!”

Thoughts:

Page 8

I’m not 100% positive, but if she’s singing along…

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…it would make sense why she’d want to go to a concert.

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She can sing without being heard :wink:

Page 9

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I missed her holding a finger up for “one more time”. Only caught it looking over the pages just now.

Page 15

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Her expression.

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Hey, I can understand these words! My Japanese must be getting better every day.

Page 16

Me: “Is it all right if I read ahead a chapter?”

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Page 19

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Is she aware she’s becoming more bold?

Page 23

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He sure must have confidence in his inherited fortune-telling if he told a student she’d be reunited with her long-lost brother.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting to think much of this series when we started, and early on it was mostly just an easy read I’d come back to each week. But I really appreciate how the characters feel genuine, with developed motives and reasons for their actions. The main characters don’t feel like tropes where you know in advance what they’ll do in every situatoin.

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I saw the finger, but I didn’t know what it meant until Taiki did it and there was writing saying what the expression meant.

re Page 16

I can’t believe they did this to us. It would have been better if she just said something innocuous! Now I’m going to wish she would just say it again forever.

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Time for Chapter 63!

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  • I’ve already finished this part!
  • I will catch up later!
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