This book was a great pick! It was definitely my kind of humor. I’m bummed there aren’t any sequels yet for a spin-off club. I have to say I really like つくみず. I’ve been reading Girls’ Last Tour as well and I find the surreal environments and atmosphere really cool in each book.
Agree this was a great pick. Will have to have a look at Girl’s Last Tour at some point. Chapter 20 of Shimeji Simulation was published in the latest issue of Comic Cune, so hopefully not too long before we get the next volume!
Caught up just in time for the last week, as per usual
Some thoughts on this last chapter
I really liked the art in the dreamscape, with the sea of identical buildings, the long staircases, the bottomless canyons between the buildings…idk, I just thought it looked really cool. Kind of an Inception-ish vibe. The giant apple reminded me of James and the Giant Peach for some reason xD And then we had the triumphant return of Yoshika! This chapter and chapter 9 were so surreal and fun. It’s like, I don’t know what’s going on, but I like it xD
I didn’t really vibe that much with Girl’s Last Tour for some reason (I barely finished the first volume), but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this one and really enjoyed it. I’d definitely be up for reading further volumes once they come out!
I’m not totally sure, but I think it might be that で is serving as a conjunction here, like “so” or “then.” In the previous panel, Majime asks if Shimeji hates her, and Shimeji (I assume) is like, no, I don’t think I hate you. (Kind of hard to tell who’s talking at that point, but I assumed Shimeji would be answering the question). So I think what Majime’s saying here is along the lines of “if you didn’t really hate me, then I guess it’s ok” (to ask you to be my friend again, as she does in the next panels), with the だけど indicating her lingering uncertainty if it’s ok (with Shimeji). So it’s like “if you didn’t really hate me…if it’s ok with you…” (will you become my friend).
Loved it! Such a weird and fun manga. I would have enjoyed it even if the story weren’t my cup of tea because the art is awesome, but it turned out to be my kind of humor. I really like Shimeji and Majime too. Looking forward to the next volume! Meanwhile, I’ll check Girl’s Last Tour
Alright! We have officially finished reading volume 1 of シメジシミュレーション (here’s hoping for more!) - though of course anybody is still completely welcome to post new questions or thoughts in any of the discussion threads.
Huge congratulations to everybody who has made it through
I know lots of people have posted their thoughts as they finished, but who doesn’t love a good poll? Feel free to comment on your answers, or not.
Those who’ve finished the book, how would you rate it?
Which was your favourite chapter?
Chapter 6 ・あめ
Personally, I appreciated the short chapter titles - nice and easy to work out for the home thread
No commitment, but out of interest: would you want to read volume 2 with the club when it comes out?
Hello, I joined late and didn’t start reading till December 3. I stumbled across the book clubs selection a few weeks prior. I’ve usually stuck to Shonen slice of life rom-coms with lots of furigana, but looking at the selection I figured I’d give シメジシミュレーション a try. I went in not knowing what to expect and somewhat intimidated (no furigana, it was not my comfortable school moe world, it even took me a little bit to understand the font in the title LOL ); however, I stuck through it and just finished it a little bit ago. I found it interesting and I really like the humor in it. Although I’m not to much into abstract stories like this in general and don’t plan on reading volume 2, I think it was time well spent. I thank the group for the recommendation since it wouldn’t be something I would have read on my own. I’m happy that I was able to explore a different type of genre that I don’t usually read. More than anything, I’m really happy with myself that I finished my first non-furigana manga
Thank you very much for the vocab as well, it was very helpful.
Finally finished…I like this kind of weird surreal mess of a story
I get the overall meaning (something along the lines of “it’s a strangely realistic dream”), but I’m really confused by what’s going on grammatically…specifically the adjective + two adverbs in a row is tripping me up.
Oof, that one’s in the Advanced grammar dictionary.
Honestly not sure what “rather B for A” is supposed to mean, but the general gist the grammar dictionary gives me is that it means something along the lines of “despite A, B”. “Despite how weird it is, it’s an extremely lucid dream, but…”