This month, I’m trying to read a little bit every day, but I’ve kept myself too busy with research and programming projects so far this week… (Need to get back on track with reading tomorrow!) My goal is five pages per day, or if a miss a day, then recalculate daily for 30 pages per week.
I’ve been enjoying the artwork as I slowly work my way through. When I read a manga in English, I try to look at the artwork, but always end up missing a lot. When I read a manga in Japanese, I try to focus on reading, but often end up looking at the artwork.
Some faves from Volume 2, Pᴀɢᴇ.4:
That one mostly I took a liking to it because I spent so long thinking 「先こされちゃった」 didn’t look like proper Japanese (not that I’d know all properly formed Japanese).
A Google search for it turned up 「先を越される」. (Turns out the missing を is why it looked “off” to me.) I’m not at WK level 30 yet to recognize 越, but ichi.moe gives the meaning of this whole text as “to be beaten to the punch”, which certainly fits the scene.
That’s amazing! I made a reservation for the comic (Vol. 1) and I’d love to join the discussion, but since I live in Malaysia (and due to COVID-19), the comic will presumably arrive in around a month in store . Oh well, at least I can brush up on my reading skills first and immerse more
Definitely understandable, I say. I started up volume 3 yesterday, and it took a few pages to remember, “Oh yeah, that’s what’s going on!” I think that’s partly due to having watched the anime a few months back (wait, has it been nearly half a year since I watched?! Edit: Well, maybe a third), so my memory of the anime kept me from recalling where things left off at the end of volume 2.
Hey there! The book has arrived in Malaysia. I’m quite excited actually, and I’ve started reading a couple of pages haha. I understand some stuff, but I think it’s a little heavy? Love how many of the words are repeated though, so that’ll drill them into my head more. So far, loving the story and experience
I definitely am planning to check out this author’s other works after finishing AoHaru. I see on Kobo:
CALL MY NAME
GATE OF PLANET
And practically everything is “volume 1 free through August 20th”, so I can just download them all and flip through to see whether they look interesting or not. (AoHaru has the first three volumes free, not that we care about that, and 「思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ」 has the first four volumes free.)
I don’t expect everything to be as good as AoHaru, but it looks like there’s at least two other series that have good artwork and ran for about ten volumes.