When reading a whole volume across a month, I like to pace it out to about one chapter per week. For those who’d like to join in this pace, I’ll post a chapter title page each week. For everyone else, please continue with the pace best suited for you =)
Oh man, I need to order more books! I just ordered books for the clubs to (supposedly) last me another two months, but now I am missing one volume for this club. Not complaining, I am enjoying this series
I got started on the first few pages on ebookjapan since it’s available, and I already several many things I don’t understand well (good thing I’m reading along in English).
Here's a sentence I really don't get (putting it in a folded section even though it's not very spoilery)
In like the third page, Kominato says “理解さんのはえーな” and it’s translated as “you’re really quick on the uptake” and I get that it’s a loose translation, but… what does さん mean here? And is はえー some colloquial way of saying はやい/fast ? Super confused by this sentence
That’s what happens when you just casually walk through your own house.
(I notice I’m mostly commenting on artwork. Once we get past the anime-covered material, I wonder if I’ll comment on content more?)
Although I’m sure there are many exceptions, in my experience, random male students in anime/manga typically don’t have earrings unless 1) they’re a clear stereotype/trope character, or 2) they’re a main character. I don’t remember this guy from the anime. Now I’m wondering if the end of the anime was adapted from the manga, or written original to end the anime. (Guess I’ll find out soon enough!) Could Earrings Guy be a new main character ushering in an era of non-adapted material?
I’m still waiting for a bit more spotlight for Kominato. Right now Yuuri’s been getting it. And while what’s-her-name did get that flashback about how she came to fall in love with her sensei, I’m still waiting for her to get some spotlight, something other than just sitting there looking bored.
I do like that what’s-her-name is the one with this line. She’s becoming a more active part of the group, rather than simply begrudgingly being pulled along. If we continue to see subtle growth like this, I’d really like that.
Something I learned about myself and remembering names with anime (which may apply with manga as well) is that if I watch a whole series over a few days, I struggle to remember names. If instead I watch one episode every one or two days, stretching the series out over a few weeks, I remember names very well. (When I watched through the anime for アオハライド, it was quickly enough that I didn’t really take in any names aside from こう…)
I’m hoping that by splitting one chapter into two or three reading sessions per week (rather than one or two reading sessions every two weeks), I’ll improve at names.