We start of slow by only reading one chapter for the first two weeks, but after that we pick up the speed and read about 25 pages for the rest of the book club. But the manga does not seem very dense so it should be a reasonable pace!
If someone would create the vocabulary spreadsheet that would be greatly appreciated!
2) There is an empty folder named “Images”. Copy the images from your purchase into this folder.
3) Open the file 「シャドーハウス カラー版 1.html」 in a web browser.
Note: I used the color version for this. The black and white version probably has different file names. If someone is in this situation, let me know the file name for one image, and I should be able to create an updated HTML file easily. It’ll just be a simple find-and-replace in a text editor.
4) Mokuro’s generated HTML file allows you to navigate through the manga, viewing two pages at a time. (You can disable this. Be sure to select “First page is cover” in the options.)
Warning: Due to file naming, you need to skip to page 157 for “page one” of the volume. After this, the story continues on page 2.
5) Hover your mouse over text and you can use Yomichan, Migaku, etc. on it. This is useful for looking up words that contain unknown kanji when there is no furigana.
(This might work for other digital store sources if the file names are the same as from Kobo. If you bought from another source and extracted the images, feel free to let me know the file names for a couple of images, and I might be able to create an updated HTML file. Or you can try using Mokuro yourself, which requires installing Python and some libraries to run.)
This seems really interesting and I love the full color! Been staying only in the ABBC so far - I might take this as my first Beginner Book Club reading, or I might focus instead on the Yotsuba manga I’ve bought and join the Beginner Book Club next time.
Regarding the first season of the anime, I believe it covers roughly to the end of volume 4. If that was evenly distributed it would work out to three episodes per volume or four chapters per episode. I haven’t watched the anime yet though, so I can’t say if it was rushed or if anything was cut/reordered.
thanks to someone a long time ago @seanblue recommending this finally ordered it before it was a pick…still hasn’t’ shipped yet though… probably will arrive within a couple of weeks… the new vol was preorder and it doesn’t release until the 17th or something…then the whole set will ship
Thank you for sending me down a rabbit hole. It seems like the ocr is even better than the google cloudvision ocr I have been using for a while. I guess because it is specifically trained on manga it does no trip up that much when it comes to furigana & vertical text.
I can’t decide if I should buy volumes 1 and 2 in the digital color edition to complete my collection. I already have black and white copies (though they are only accessible on my computer), but my copies of volumes 3+ are the color edition and can be accessed from any device.
Why is there no poll choice for “I bought both eBook color and eBook mono because I thought mono might look better on an e-ink display”? (if anyone is wondering, they look identical. So I guess the mono was derived from the color, as opposed to the color being added after mono came out?)
Super excited to start! Posting here as a bit of a public commitment. Hopefully I haven’t over-committed myself.