Did I overdo it?
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.
Answer to Aislin
I think the women part refers to the futon. She was born that way. not sure what he means by ちらつく場所. She is flickering?
He basically do not want to get out of the blanket. He he wash it he will need to get out. The smeel thing was at then end. He wanted to wash it after Higuchi complained about it.
Did not saw that one.
It wasn’t for me. I could not bring it. In Japan this is probably to prevent discrimination between children. Maybe.
I think he just want to show his love of Odasaku man and Yoshida find it childish? I think it could be a problem if Dazai, as the teacher, acts too much like a child. Is what is implied here.
I was just wondering why? but yeah I shouldn’t look too deep.
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
- I’m reading along
- I’m reading ahead
- I’ll catch up later
- I’m dropping out
|Week #1||Chapters 98-103||April 19||6 chapters|
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#91 (1 question)
Akutagawa is causing more problems by trying to be tough than he would otherwise sigh
And I’m surprised Dazai really came, and not only sent Atsushi instead.
I know it was already animated, by I’m still bothered by the yogurt thing.
Why yogurts aren’t good for sick Akutagawa? Because they are too… thick? And the taste isn’t right? Somebody pls explain (page 80 but also earlier)
#92 (2 questions)
Ohhh, Chuuya is traumatizing Dazai for a change!.. …not.
And it’s always sorta sad that being nice is so shocking in this universe.
I think the ending is very pro-soukoku
First question - is the joke here that Dazai is pretending that the hat is Chuuya? (page 83)
Second question - what does マジでキマる5秒前 (MK5) mean? (page 90)
#93 (1 question)
The return of the Fairyland! …They really need to work on properly expressing their wishes. And why do you want to talk to Dazai, Akutagawa? If you got a magic wish, why not wishing for something… more? Even “talking daily”?
Question - is Dazai the only human here? I didn’t see any info about his animal counterpart, I think.
This one was in the anime. Nothing much to say other than isn’t Akutagawa always sick anyway? He often coughs.
Dazai using meditation to empty his mind and find new ways to bully Chuuya. Nice try Chuuya I thought he finally had his revenge.
These plushies story always feels weird to me. Not sure why. I know Aislin mentioned it but Why is Dazai still human? His ability is negating the plushie form??? but…but the power is “no longer human” not “always human” T.T Akutagawa’s wish makes him seem so innocent.
The guild just randomly appears with loads of candy. Rampo won at everything. Is the reason he did not seem to care about Halloween because he knew it was coming???
OMG SUCH MANY CUTE PICTURE OF KENJI!!!
cough I mean an interesting chapter indeed.
I did not know that his power only works when he is hungry. Poor Kenji. I knew it woul be something Atsushi could not carry. Then again his tiger form is pretty strong.
I’m not sure about this one
So the vegetables are old or tax products? He wants to start a special system? Is it close to the good answer?
No idea who the first guy is and how Rampo got his draft hostage but I find it funny. Is it another spoiler maybe? The fourth wall was broken a few times.
MORE CUTE PICTURES!!!
He is so precious too. Rampo just wants to go to the zoo.
This was in the anime again but there is a clear difference. Did you guys found it?..
They drew a rabbit in the manga but a cow in anime. The reason is probably that when it was published it was the year of the cow and when the anime was released(this year) it was the year of the cow. Nice attention to detail. Why at the end of these past Dazai short they always bring back the fact they might not always be together. So sad. It’s a funny manga why are you poking my feeling.
Kenji in a suits looks weird to me.
Not sure what Dazai meant by this
I will let Atsushi become heavier in that part?
Atsushi got all his rice eaten T.T
Answer to Aislin
My guess would be yes but not only, he need to stay hydrated so obviously water is best. Yogurt won’t hydrate as well
I believe it grossly means “really it will be decided 5 seconds before”. I guess it like all those books that just throw their sale pitch. Maybe it could also mean everything is decided in less than 5 seconds. Love at first sight stuff.
No idea. I guess 人間失格 but it could also be a random stuff.
Makes sense! I feel silly for not thinking about it, since I’m always the one going on about proper hydration. But maybe that’s because, I’m used to nobody else caring about it
Well, “no longer human” isn’t a perfect name for nullifying abilities, either.
Yesss, this is another spoiler Just to make sure: do you want to continue with the rest of Wan! volumes, or do you want to catch up with the manga first? I don’t mind waiting.
I really liked the arc in which this character was introduced, because Ranpo was being very cool there. The character name is Mushitaro Oguri, another mystery novelist.
I did remember his power only works when he’s hungry and I was always fascinated if they are trying to manage it. Well, according to this episode, Kunikida at least tries to, with emphasis on tries…
I also don’t understand the tax part
My only theory is, uh. In Beast light novel, Kenji was helping with farm work (while simultaneously working in ADA) and farmers gave him some vegetables afterwards as a thank-you. But… this isn’t what taxation means And I’m not sure he was ever working on a farm in the main story.
Wow, zebra in Japanese in literally horse with stripes
Happy Poe is melting my heart a little too
@Whologist, I remember you bought main manga volumes, did you buy the older ones too? are you able to check this reference?
Nan I will continue reading wan. I think we have 2 volumes left anyway. Just wondering should I read the manga entirely or just continue after the anime. I heard the anime skipped lots of stuff. Then again if I read from the beginning I could do it all in Japanese.
I think he did because I remember that but like you said it doesn’t feel like tax.
I’m not late to the party what do you mean
I think (I had trouble with this too) What he’s saying is
Well first I think the 女子 is referring to his blanket. The “skin” he’s talking about his blanket.
So he’s saying
“Her skin…it’s the firstthing I touched when I was born”
That’s my guess anyway. He’s saying this to explain that he feels safe in there and won’t come out.
Yoghurt has a really thick consistency and strong flavour. When you’re sick things like that can easily make you puke, I think. When I’m sick at least, I can only drink water and eat tasteless things like crackers, so maybe that’s what they’re referring to.
Yee lmao. His hat is his 本体 so might as well treat it like him Ig
“You can really become stylish in just five seconds!”
きまる can mean “to look good in clothing” or “to be stylish”
Sorry for the bad photo, LOL
It’s in the second bubble, he says 僕に友人ーーーポオ君に目を付けた
True, but it’s not like new chapters aren’t coming out every week
After 8th volume, we have two options:
- Read one chapter each week after it’s published. They are available for free before they are put into a volume.
- Resume the book club for a short time after the release of each volume.
Or of course just discontinue the book club entirely, but… I enjoy reading with you, and it’s really useful to be able to ask questions not only about a language, but about the jokes too. Some people think that jokes shouldn’t be explained, but I like hearing different explanations/interpretations and having my attention brought to elements I might have otherwise missed. And since with jokes there is a cultural gap too, it is especially useful to hear other people’s opinions.
I think I mentioned it before, but I continued after anime for now (and switched to Japanese only since volume 20). I plan on rereading since beginning, but maybe in 1-2 years.
Thanks for help, @Whologist! Ohhh, I totally forgot this 友人 scene. So it really happened
As for yogurts, I started to think this is a good example of the stuff that varies between people and it’s fascinating to read different interpretations
For me, yogurt is a plain, tasteless food. And aside from stomach flu, I don’t really think I associate flu/influenza/fever with feeling nauseous. You can have a sore throat, yes, so trouble with swallowing, but yogurt is easy to swallow.
I even asked my husband, and he confirmed that for him, yogurt is something you would absolutely give to a sick person.
And after all this time I spend on thinking whether yogurt has a taste or not, I now have an urge to eat/drink (?) soured milk (or kefir, alternatively). I agree this two products may seem a little too acidic and in their case they’re not tasteless, but they always tasted so refreshing for me My only problem is that recently I got bad with digesting milk products, even lactose-free ones.
#97 (1 question)
Yes, I noticed the animal switch! But you said “rabbit”? I’m pretty sure it was a mouse.
I felt the urge to see if my attempt at drawing a mouse will be worse than Ango’s and hmmm. It’s hard to judge my own work.
I love how Mori is getting all these throw-away cards.
I had a problem with this panel:
描き下ろし (answering icefang's question and asking 1 own question)
They got very philosophical at the beginning of this chapter. Just what exactly was in their food/drinks
I think Dazai was making fun of Atsushi for eating so much and Atsushi was using a weak excuse that he has to eat, because all this food is heavy and the ship may sink because of it.
Dazai noticed that if Atsushi eats this food, he will become heavy instead and it won’t help the ship in any way
I didn’t understand this part about the grease on the glass (?)
Answer to Aislin
My mistake. I write fast,
“Our prank/bad work just came back in a calm way” Not sure about it but it seem to me that the meaning is close to : Dazai just calmly return to us our bad work" or something like that. Maybe…
Dazai want to 乾杯/cheer but think Atsushi have no glass. Atsushi have one but said that he doesn’t mind doing 乾杯 with rice or with a glass. Dazai probably find it bad/unclassy/unelegant and says that his glass just tast worse because of it. Atsushi just destroy the “meaning” of 乾杯 is how I get it.
seem like it.
It was so sad for Atsushi