アオハライド book club - Volume 5 (September 2020)

September has arrived (at least in Japan), which means now’s a good time to pull out volume 5. If you’re looking for the home thread, that’s over here.

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Volume 4
Volume 5 - coming October 2020

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Spoilers for chapter 17 stuff happens

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More stuff happens

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Pᴀɢᴇ.16

We’re up to only page 16? Pᴀɢᴇ.16.

To keep a pace of one chapter per week, you’ll want to be sure to finish up this 44-page chapter by September 7th.

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Placeholder to remind me to read+post tonight soon :relieved:

thoughts on chapter 16 - first half
  • ahh they’re so cute
  • the phrase 着て来て would have helped so much in my first semester of taking Japanese when I was struggling with all the random readings of 着
  • part 2 coming soon
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Pᴀɢᴇ.17

Today’s a good day to be starting Pᴀɢᴇ.17. (Although yesterday would have been even better for me, with it having been a holiday where I live.)

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No matter how many times it happens, it never ceases to amaze me when my learning a word reading one manga causes a rift in time, altering the creation of another manga I’m reading to use that exact same word, within the next few pages I’ll be reading.

For example, 「いじる」

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Pᴀɢᴇ.18

If you’re keeping pace at a chapter a week, we’ve halfway through the volume, and our new character has begun to establish himself.

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Pᴀɢᴇ.19

Now’s a good time to be working through Pᴀɢᴇ.19 if you’re looking to complete volume 5 in September.

I look forward to getting to know the new guy better, but at the same time feel we still haven’t gotten to really know Kominato…

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MFW I haven’t started this volume yet. I just need to catch up with 本好きの下剋上 then I can get back to all the manga 246047986650578955

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The further behind you are on manga, all the more you have waiting to be enjoyed =D

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True! I can read the whole thing in one go if I want to!

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Uh, I’m also way behind :frowning_face: but unlike @Kumirei, I can’t read it all in one go :sweat_smile:

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Me last week: “I’m going to start taking note of every 気 expression I see, so I can get to understand 気 better.”

Futaba today:

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Yay!

(And that’s following soon after encountering 気が遠くなる in Sailormoon a few days ago.)

Side-note: “Kodansha’s Dictionary of Basic Japanese Idioms” has a great section on 気 expressions. The section was originally published in a book titled “Communicating With Ki: The Spirit in Japanese Idioms”.

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I’m a few pages into chapter 19 so I’ll try to have it done by tonight! this has been a really funny but also frustrating volume so far (plot-wise)

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