ロジカとラッカセイ ・ Rojica and Rakkasei 🥜 Volume 2

Welcome to the Volume 2 discussion thread for ロジカとラッカセイ ・ Rojica and Rakkasei!

We read volume 1 of ロジカとラッカセイ together with the Beginner Book Club. Lots of us liked it so much that we wanted to continue, and that’ll happen here.

Since we expect less activity in offshoot clubs, there won’t be any weekly threads - it’ll just be this thread, with a post by me every week when we’re transitioning to the next part.

You can find the main thread for the book club here: ロジカとラッカセイ ・ Rojica and Rakkasei 🥜 (Beginner Book Club).

ロジカとラッカセイ ・ Rojica and Rakkasei Volume 2

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Where to buy

Physical: Amazon | CD Japan
Digital: Kindle | BookWalker | Kobo

Schedule

All discussion will happen in this thread. I’ll make a post when a new reading week starts.

Week Start Date Chapter Pages No. of pages with text
Week 1 July 22 9 5-22 12
Week 2 July 29 10 23-60 34
Week 3 August 5 11 61-74 11
Week 4 August 12 12, 13 75-92 12
Week 5 August 19 14 93-126 27
Week 6 August 26 15 127-146 15
Week 7 September 2 16 147-170 20
Week 8 September 9 17 171-201 26
  • Pages are physical page numbers (they are printed on some pages). Ebook reader pages might be off by a bit.
    • Page offset on Amazon Kindle: Location - 3. E.g. location 28 is physical page 25.
    • Page offset on Bookwalker: Number in bar below - 2 (left) / - 3 (right). E.g. when the bar below shows 9, the left page is physical page 7, the right one physical page 6.
  • No. of pages with text is the amount of pages with more than one short sentence.

Vocabulary Sheet

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Week 1 July 22 2023
Pages 5-22
Chapter 9
  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m planning to catch up later
  • I’m skipping this book
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
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In case any of you have forgotten what kind of manga Rojica and Rakkasei is, the first chapter of volume 2 is here to remind you: Fun, whimsical, profoundly weird, and of course absolutely not disturbing at all.
Also, we finally met the ラッカセイ who gave us our club symbol! :peanuts:

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profundly weird,

Tell me about it…
Me any time a new characters gets introduced into their family: they gonna die by the end of this chapter right?

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Yay, ロジカ and ラッカセイ are back :heart_eyes:
I’ve really missed them. And now, after reading chapter 9, I don’t know how to feel haha. As always, as Tobias wrote, fun, weird and disturbing. At least here there was some explaination on why the 落花生 suddenly had a soul!
Also appreciating the no furigana, better practice for reading the kanji, it’s hard not to “cheat” when the furigana is here.

@TobiasW Suggestion for the vocab sheet, can it be by chapter (9, 10, etc) instead of by reading week? I think it would make looking words up easier, especially for people reading once the club is over

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Hm lovely. I rushed through the first volume last week and made it just in time for the offshoot bookclub.

The writing on the little summoner’s backpack, is that the name of their school? If I were certain we’ll ever see him again, maybe I’d try harder to decipher the kanji.

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Yeah, pretty sure I recognized the demon radical but didn’t look at it closer

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Pretty sure it says 満月 魔法学校.

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Good point! Done!

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I thought this too!

I was kinda freaked out that the peanut kept speaking even after being made into peanut butter :smiling_face_with_tear:

But it’s nice to be back with Rojica and Rakkasei!

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wow, this somehow really was depressing :cold_sweat:

But I am really curious about the new character (that still lives) and the mentioned magic school. I hope we will find out more about them.

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Wow this one was kind of quick so I already started the next one oops. I decided to take a more relaxed approach and pretty much only bookmark the unknown words in the bookwalker app instead of writing everything out by hand. It’s too bad you can’t do the highlights because bookwalker doesn’t recognise manga as text… (weird considering half of their products are manga and it would be useful to have it):roll_eyes:

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What a nice return to this strange, lovely little series. Parents eating their adopted child at the child’s request has never been so fun!

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Just got around to reading it, haha, perfect way to start off the volume.

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Are you telling me that peanut butter is no longer alive?? :scream:

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Looked to me like it was on its way to getting fully digested by the end of the chapter. I wonder what’s going to happen to the summoned soul that inhabited it. Time for a reincarnation as a different vegetable when the summoning student botches his next homework assignment?

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Week 2 July 29 2023
Pages 23-60
Chapter 10

Yeah, that’s a lot for one week! The next two weeks will be shorter again, so if you need time to catch up, you’ll get it :slight_smile:

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m planning to catch up later
  • I’m skipping this book
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
0 voters
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I have feelings about this chapter

Look, I usually don’t post memes here, but this perfectly summarizes my feelings on our precious new character:

This is one of my favourite chapters so far.

I also remember being a bit overwhelmed with the sudden book page in the middle back when I read the chapter, and then Rakka goes…

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Also, Rakka absolutely not having any of this child’s bullshit:

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edit: Only time I post a meme here, and I instantly get outmemed by @MrGeneric.

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I say our memes are equal. :grin:

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