I would also gladly join an offshoot bookclub and read the following volume(s?)
btw is this still an ongoing series? Or completed?
But I am really curious how the next volumes will differ from the first one. Because the first volume always had this “mysterious” atmosphere and the overlaying question “what did happen on earth?”. But obviously this was all answered (I think). Will it only be a slice of life manga now? Or is there more to discover? I guess we will find out
Also, I wanted to echo everyone else in saying thank you @TobiasW for running this bookclub! And thanks everyone for participating! This was the first WK bookclub I joined, and it was really fun reading along and discussing the chapters with everyone! I’m also interested in continuing to read the rest of the series.
I’m a bit late to the party, but now that I have finished the volume I can say this was such an interesting experience. The first time I read this manga, about 2 or 3 years ago, I got captivated by the story and characters. Certain chapters stuck with me to this day. However, this time, the experience was completely different as I already knew the story and focused on the new vocabulary and grammar. It felt more like studying than reading, but in the end, it was really rewarding and also gave me an idea of what things I have to improve. Also, since I bought all 3 volumes for this book club, I would be down for book clubs for the other two. The vocabulary sheet really helps out and so do people’s comments. Thank you to TobiasW for organizing this club.
Life unfortunately got pretty busy for me in the middle of this book club, but I finally finished the last 2 chapters! It feels pretty special since it’s the first manga I’ve read ‘from scratch’ in Japanese (going into it without already having watched it/read it in English first). Echoing @Anteater, having the group knowledge was super helpful. Thanks for organizing @TobiasW!
One final question though -
what’s the peanut thing? This went over my head
Then Rojika named Rakkasei, I thought he was affectionately calling her a peanut or something.
Got busy around mid-June with life stuff and had to take a break. Slowly getting back into WK and book clubs, and am happy to have finished the last 2 chapters of this awesome Manga now 2 months later
What a great Manga! Thanks @TobiasW for organising everything!
I was happy to see that there is an offshoot club to read the other 2 volumes. But I am 1 month behind… I’ll try to catch up Sadly the physical version seems to be sold out at everywhere, so I have to check for other ways to get hold to it. Mandarake in Shibuya didn’t have it the last time I was there, so I suppose I may have to wait a bit until some store restocks it. In the meantime I anyway have to catch up with the Smoking Manga
The purpose of Shi-san is to kill those giants who pollute and poison the environment. It seems this poison only had a deadly effect on humanity though – animals (despite their “humanization” that is still unanswered) seem to still live. Why did Rakka not die when they went into the dungeon, even though it should be contaminated?
I think you might have a misunderstanding here. Page 192 shows dead whales, so the poison seems to have gotten those too, and when the poison finally decreases, it is signified by a plant sprouting - so flora wasn’t spared either. I think the poison was deadly to animals too, but even if not: If there weren’t any plants anymore, it’s very unlikely that animals survived, as the whole ecosystem was destroyed.
But, for some reason, the poison decreased despite not all giants being dead, and finally on page 192 we see that “life could return to earth again, and a small civilization developed” - that’s our “humanized animals”.
We talked a bit about the dungeon not killing Rakkasei (and Rojica, and everyone and everything around it) earlier: