Welcome to the 三ツ星カラーズ reading club!
Absolute Beginner Book Club read through volume one of 三ツ星カラーズ.
This offshoot reading club is to continue the following seven volumes, through scheduled reading.
What is this series?
上野の ( うえの ) 公園にひっそりと ( こうえん ) 佇むアジト。 ( たたず )
小学生の ( しょうがくせい ) 女の ( おんな ) 子たち――。 ( こ )
彼女たちこそ ( かのじょ ) 上野を ( うえの ) 守る ( まも ) 正義の ( せいぎ ) 組織「カラーズ」！！ ( そしき )
結衣、さっちゃん、 ( ゆい ) 琴葉の３人は ( ことは ) 今日も ( きょう ) 平和な ( へいわ ) 上野の ( うえの ) 平和を ( へいわ ) 守るため、 ( まも )
日夜（ ( にちや ) 嘘、 ( うそ ) 夕方まで） ( ゆうがた ) 街を ( まち ) 駆け ( か ) 回るのである！！ ( まわ )
A hideout that stands quietly in Ueno Park.
Within, three elementary school girls―.
Yes, they are the righteous organization that protects Ueno, “Colors”!!
These three, Yui, Sacchan, and Kotoha, for the purpose of protecting the peace of peaceful Ueno again today,
day and night (that’s a lie, only until evening) will run around the neighborhood!!
Where can I buy it?
Online shopping options
|Amazon| Paperback, Digital|
Where can I read online?
Certain chapters are available online for free:
Pinging those who expressed interest in continuing along.
@MrGeneric, @Rowena, @lucylavelle, @pjames43, @JeiTez, @Oceansea, @fyrember
Do you currently own a copy of volume 2?
Yes, I already own a copy
No, but I plan to buy digital
No, but I plan to buy physical and can have it quickly
No, but I plan to buy physical and need to wait for shipping
What is your preferred start date?
March 5th: This week!
March 12th: In a couple of weeks!
March 19th: After a few weeks!
March 26th: Let’s wait a month!
Depends on how fast shipping is.
The second chapter in volume 2 is really short. It’s effectively a five-page chapter surrounded on either side by ten-page chapters. There are also 15-page chapters later in the volume.
How would you prefer to read the second chapter?
Combine it with the first chapter.
Give it its own week. It’ll be a lazy week.
Combine it with the third chapter.
I’d be up for this week, but my computer is not functioning well so it’s off to be serviced from Thursday. If others want to start on the 5th that’s fine but as I’ll only have the phone, I won’t be able to participate as readily.
I’d prefer to start sooner, simply because I’m not interested in the vampire book that the ABBC is doing next, but would like to continue reading with a group. Others may be interested in reading that book as well, though, so I can start whenever.
I have no opinion about whether the second chapter is combined with the first or not.
I may have “cheated” and start flipping through the book already. After a week off, I think I actually kind of missed following the girls adventures in Ueno! It’s good to see they haven’t changed!!!
One more week, and we’ll be starting volume two!
Looks like we’ll be starting in one week, on March 12th.
Until then, I ask that Sacchan, Yui, and Kotoha please give Saitou a break.
Because this is a small group of readers, and such typically get only a small amount of discussion, the entire volume will be within this thread. I’ll post the new chapter reply around my usual time, which is typically Friday afternoon California, USA time.
Great! While we wait, I propose a challenge as a fun way to review the first book and to practice some Japanese.
Rules: post a general trivia question about volume one in Japanese. Use spoiler tags in case anyone is reading this thread who hasn’t read the book yet. For example:
Volume 1 Trivia Game
Sound fun? Anyone interested?
I love this idea!
Weirdly, I remembered
the reading of 大佐 but not the actually kanji.
Now, my mission for today is to come up with a question of my own.
I have zero experience with output in Japanese, so this is likely going to read very Western.
Twice, if you count the bonus.
Is there a vocab sheet for Volume 2 yet? Looking to hit the ground running tomorrow.
Be sure to hop over to
the volume two thread (I need to link it in the first post in this thread still). The volume two vocabulary spreadsheet is linked to there =)
I’ve prefilled the first page of words, so feel free to add in any others. I’ll be posting the “start of week one” post there in about six hours!
Oops! I started early so I was wondering.
I do love the
背が高い方 battle to start volume 2 off. I am doing the ハピネス club as well, but I haven’t been able to get into that story really so far.
BookWalker has released colorized versions of the first four chapters of Mitsuboshi Colors. The first three are free to view.
The non-stop action continues in volume three!
Volume 3 Discussion Thread
Start Date: 2021-05-13T15:00:00Z (UTC)
三ツ星カラーズ Reading Club Home Thread
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If you have an…
Bought 4 volumes of it, tried to start on schedule but was overwhelmed with the grammar and vocab and stuff… months passed, I did some studying and although it’s still really hard to read (first chapter took me more than an hour), it’s relatively easier than before! bunpro helps
hoping this club won’t be abandoned, I’ll try to catch up soon…
One hour is actually a really good pace!
For my first manga (which was a bit text-heavy), I was spending upwards of two hours per four panels.
two hours per four panels
That’s a lot!
really good pace!
Thanks! Maybe it’s because I tried to keep up the pace by not spending extra time to catch up every nuance of grammar as long as I (supposedly) got the gist of a sentence. Also, discussion here really helps! and vocab list! really glad I found these book clubs
(I confused myself by posting the volume 4 poll onto the
volume 3 thread rather than here.)
Since volume 3 ended with a long chapter,
@Belthazar is on hiatus for maybe a few more days, @Oceansea is close behind on reading, and Shadows House begins this weekend, are we fine with taking a one week break after all before jumping into volume 4?
I’m fine with a week off.
If we don’t start volume 4 in the next 24 hours, I’m boycotting.
I’ve just arrived home this evening. Just gotta catch up.
I always vote the funniest option in a poll but I`m fine with a week off too