ロジカとラッカセイ ・ Rojica and Rakkasei 🥜 Week 5

Week 5 June 3 2023
Pages 73-90
Chapter 4 (second half)
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We’re reading volume 1 of this manga as part of the Beginner Book Club.

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Spoiler

We got more footage of Shi-san watching you:

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I have to say, the first time I saw this page, I wondered if the eyes really represented しーさん, or is it something else…? I say that not only because of the shape of the eyes (which are slightly tilted), but something about it seems… I’m not sure. Maybe I’m overthinking and it is indeed just them. But my first instinct was, maybe there’s something about Rakka that we don’t know about, a secret deep down? I’ll have to wait for the next few weeks to find out…

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Page 83

What does it say (in Japanese) on ロジカ? アンた?主役?

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That was hilarious, ラッカセイ is struggling with handwritten stuff too :joy:

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Pg. 83

アンタが主役

I’ve noticed that in handwritten Japanese, か is more about the spirit of the kana than the actual shape. :joy:

One of the worst offenders I’ve come across in manga (bad enough I still remember it a year later):

example (2)

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Spoiler

My first thought was the monster chasing them lol, but when he stopped in fear, I realized that was wrong, so then I thought it had to be しーさん. Idk I feel like we’ve had some small build up for him throughout this chapter so it makes sense the reveal is for him.

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Page 73

諦めるのも手だぜ
I can understand 諦める but I don’t really understand what the other words in the sentence do in relation to it. Can someone help me out?

諦めてたまるか
Same here with まるか. I can’t really find a translation for it that makes sense for me.

So many good facial expressions this week!


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Page 73

手 sometimes refers to a possible “move” or “action” you could take. So it’s “Giving up is also also a (valid course of) action (you could take).

Let me know if that makes sense, or if you need a breakdown!

てたまるか is a strong denial. So: “I definitely won’t give up.”.

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Thanks for the super quick reply! I get it now.

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And it’s time for week 6!

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