Week 1: Chapters 84-90 (7 chapters)
Start Date: April 5
Previous Week : Volume 5
Next Week: Week 2
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#84 (3 questions)
Awww, Atsushi accidentally made Ranpo sad
Pages 4 & 8.
- Is the prize the gold buddha, or can you trade the buddha for a prize? Dazai says something about gold = 1, silver = 5 and I’m not sure what he means.
- Also Dazai says it’s not lottery, but 必ず? What is certain?
- Second image: what does コーバイイヨク mean?
#85 (2 questions)
Cooking with Atsushi!
It’s not the first time the existence of hot cake mix amazes me. I would understand if it would consist of 100% of ingredients. Like powdered eggs, powdered milk and so on. Just add water. But you have to add everything manually anyway. So what’s in this mix? Just flour and baking powder? Why not just use flour and baking powder?
The thing they used to fry the pancakes was interesting too. At first I was thinking it’s for the oven, but it looks like it’s more of… big frying pan?
And flipping the pancakes using chopsticks was an exotic idea.
…Just a simple episode about pancakes, but I was fascinated every step.
#86 (3 questions)
Ughhhh, Mori/Elise relationship chapter.
I wanted to skip questions, but Kaiji was being too weird.
Page 27 - does he say he doesn’t use umbrella because it’s not… scientific enough?
Page 28 - Is he suggesting taking… spindle-shaped shower? What is spindle-shaped shower?!
And what does the title even mean?
On the other hand, Chuuya used an umbrella?
Thank you both for your help as always
But it’s still a lottery to get the tickets That’s why it was confusing.
It would be pure evil to make the consumers gamble twice, though.
I didn’t ever see a pancake mix in a shop!
I guess, but flour/baking powder/salt/sugar are the long-lasting ingredients, whereas milk or eggs are not.
I’m often complaining myself about products being sold in too big amounts, but flour is just something always sitting somewhere in the back of the shelf.
It says it is unknown whether or not he can do it with other weapons. So my guess is that he can change the size and length of most things (maybe only if he’s touching them?) but only does it to his sword normally. But he can do it to other things if he wants.
That’s what I assume anyway
I… I see. Interesting power
Honestly could use this power.
I’m kinda short…
oh! yes getting taller could be useful.
Never saw it that way.
Finally finished! I hoped I’ll be faster this week, but oh well. It’s still on time.
Both here and in the (main, not Wan) anime episode Higuchi and Katai got screen time together… Now I’m starting shipping them. I’m shipping Akutagawa with Atsushi (duh), but I always thought Higuchi deserves her own relationship. I’m not sure if relationship with Katai is exactly healthy, but it is a step up from stalking Akutagawa…?
#88 (2 questions)
These two panels.
I have no idea what he’s trying to say here (page 45):
And I’m confused about washing the blanket thing. He says he doesn’t need to wash it, because he’s one mind&soul with it, so I assumed that maybe he’s bathing together with it on regular basis or something. But then Higuchi complained about the smell… so… what did he mean by this mind&soul thing? (page 48)
Yeah, the Guild was scary
It was already adapted in the anime, but they… only adapted first half of this chapter.
I did think that Odasaku plush attack was suspiciously similar to Rashoumon Good to know it was Rashoumon.
It’s also good for self-confidence to see how a Japanese child might struggle with hiragana
#89 (2 questions)
Or rather… the first one might be more cultural question, again. I was surprised that bringing your own toy must be done in secret. I seem to remember that during my earliest childhood it was absolutely normal for kids to bring toys with them to (pre)school? (page 54)
I don’t understand why showing Dazai’s home clothes wouldn’t work. Unless he’s saying something else and I’m misunderstanding, but then I don’t know what he’s saying (page 55)
I think they aren’t “another” Dazai and Kunikida, but regular ghosts who have taken the form of Dazai and Kunikida to lure Atsushi.
And it was mentioned they are 寂しがり屋.
Well, Kunikida was certainly acting very suspicious! But ghost!Dazai was indistinguishable for me.
So maybe he really should just bathe/shower together with it
And it seems we both didn’t get the flickering part.
Thanks as always
Week 2: Chapters 91-97+extras (7 chapters+extras)
Start Date: April 12
Previous Week : Week 1
Next Week: Volume 7
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