Chapters 112&117 contain spoilers for people who have only seen the anime.
This is Bungou Stray Dogs comedy manga spin-off Wan! reading club.
This thread is for discussing Volume 8.
Home Thread is here.
Everyone’s welcome, but knowledge of the main series is required to enjoy this spin-off.
(Bungou Stray Dogs itself is not a comedy manga. Wikipedia lists it as action/mystery/supernatural.)
After some consideration, I think I would prefer to read full volumes. I will buy them anyway, because if I understand correctly, extras such as 描き下ろし are limited to the paid release. I also want to support the franchise and well, continue my collection, even if it’s only in a digital form.
I also think I prefer binge-reading to splitting my attention and distracting myself. And I think I need a break after reading 8 volumes of Wan, too @Whologist, since you’re buying physical, I think you’re also more likely to read along when the full volume is released?
So the question is, @icefang97, are you okay with this? Meeting again each time new volume is released?
To be honest I was sure the magazine was left there by Dazai. Seemed like his kind of joke. Kenji just exchanges carrots for a magazine.
that cat Atsushi was cute. He may not think he is an animal but he looks close to one. Surprised to see some English in it.
I knew Kunikida would not give break that easily. He knew it was gonna rain. He gets as cunning as Dazai. Or at least I think he knew. The first question about Atsushi getting burn on a cross was funny. #freeAtsushi
I like his quiz but I have not idea the answer for these two.
Was there a joke I did not get? “The reason Atsushi did not sleep was that he was doing a poem”. I don’t know if real Atsushi was making a poem so maybe it’s that.
I laugh so hard when Dazai said look outside… then it was still raining.
Yeah! another school one. Funny enough Dazai has a lot of limited edition Odasakuman. Scary kids like that. Aktugawa still believing Dazai even after he said it wasn’t true. I swear everything he says やつがれ I need to read it out loud with a deep voice. I always hear his voice. I already said it but I like that word so much. I wonder if real-life Akutagawa said it.
Meaningless competition but so fun. I learn a new way to play jangenpon. Astushi having no shoes is because he transformed his feet while using his power is does he never have shoes? I never realized. I think he has them normally.
Dazai and Chuuya fight never gets old. The controller out of battery was a wise trick. How long did Dazai made that scheme? He just bought it after all. He is always 5 steps ahead.
Only one week left T.T I will probably have to go either read something else or read the main serie.
I’m not sure myself, because in the end he did promise there will be another time. But it’s certainly weird how nobody checked the weather forecast!
It was cruel when Dazai made it sound like the downpour ended when it didn’t. #freeAtsushi
About quiz… The Dazai-sending-messages thing is from the main manga Again. But I’m honestly not sure about the second one and also I don’t know what the poem writing is referencing to. @Whologist any ideas?
Yes, I think it’s only because of the transformation. I always wonder how many sets of clothes he ruins because of his power.
I’m not sure why they were moving after each move in janken???
So much this. Now I’m imagining Dazai walking around with beforehand-prepared Switch just so can he challenge Chuuya.
I also liked how Dazai uses the blue controller, and Chuuya probably gets the red one (because that’s the basic Switch color scheme), which are the respective colors of their merchandise usually
Kyouka thought that Atsushi/Akutagawa matches were looking fun, but not Dazai/Chuuya matches… Interesting
Which person did Ranpo receive a punishment from?
A festival an wearing a happi coat
A soldier with armor going into war
or a cartoony poster child
I think maybe this is referring to the time Ranpo trapped Chuuya in the book?
I dunno about who the first two are referring to, but someone dressed like a cartoon character definitely fits the bill for Chuuya…
Perhaps it’s a reference to something that happens in 探偵社設立秘話? I haven’t read that yet
I was confused as well.
This is a popular Japanese game called Guriko.
The basic concept is you have a goal you’re supposed to reach (I.e. a location. Like let’s say "whoever makes it to the bench first wins)
Then you play rock paper scissors. If you win you get to move, and whatever you win with decides it.
グー - グリコ (Three steps for three letters)
チョキ - チョコレート (6 steps)
パー - パインアプル (6 steps)
So they were doing this, but then they started using their abilities to make their steps REALLY big Then realized they didn’t have a goal and were just moving.
But he didn’t really receive “punishment” from him, if anything, it was the other way around
It’s really weird, since answer to the other question, about Dazai, was so obvious… and here we both can’t think of anything certain. Oh well.
I’m astonished you found it! It sounds like something hard to find when you don’t know what you’re looking for!
It makes so much more sense now, including why they were saying things like “チョコレート”
Kenji is no nice sharing food for no “good” return.
No sure… Because sugar is bad for you? Maybe because some product are not sold anymore… But tapioka is… No idea sorry T.T I’m not even sure why it’s represented in layer like that. @Whologist Help Please !!! T.T
Maybe it the sense you tease people you like? Only a title though.
I was wondering that too but figured it in context. Whologist was faster than me.
I mean we saw him prepare a plan in advance one time. The story with Chuuya trying to be nice. It all went according to Dazai’s plan.
wait was this a choice question? I thought I was a charade(If that is the english word for it) The game where you need to figure out one word by using multiple sounds hidden in a question.
Mi first is…
My second is…
Kind of… That is why I had no idea what was happening.
He is saying it’s hard to do it like ワイワイ. So I suppose it’s hard to be really into it and shout a lot.
I get the first part as he explains the expression. Funny that in english we say rotten apple but they say rotten mikan. I just don’t get what he said after that, I miss the explanation as why they are not mikan.
Second one is…
Atsushi can distinguish truth smell?
Sorry I know it’s a lot of questions in one chapter.
No really a huge fan of Katai to be honest. I just had no idea Atsushi was so good in fashion. I guess he does often have the wild look.
This one was funny. The Akutagawa destroying the building was predictable. Poor 立原. He looks like the Atsushi of port mafia. I don’t know why but I love of look of Akutagawa when he looks scary.
Dazai did successfully slow down Atsushi. It’s still sad that Atsushi brings the stuff for his own party. Dazai really wanted that catch ball.
This one was really funny. I did say the same thing to a friend once. I told him he makes me do more healthy things and I hated it. (As a joke) Now I see how Dazai could fill 9 book of things he hate about Chuuya.
I know that feeling. Something I’m the one doing it. When something is too popular I either try it to see why everyone likes it or I just back down. Spoiler destroys my interest though.
Why is it the last volume??? T.T Welp more free time to read another book then. In the meantime how about we do a Dazai book club? What do you mean I always push it every chance I get? You got no proof.
Thx for the help and sorry for the tons of question this time around.
Unfortunately, my life still doesn’t want to calm down. Maybe things will finally calm down now, but in meantime my schedule ended up in tatters and I’m busy trying to sew it back up, so I’m definitely not making any promises about anything right now. Actually, if it wouldn’t be final volume, I might be tempted to stop with this book club, too. …And anyway, like I said, I prefer reading BSD authors in translations, at least for now.
But but but if you’ll read/listen (because I remember you were listening to audiobooks) (to) anything connected somehow to the BSD universe on your own, please share your impressions! I think BSD misc thread is a perfect place for this ^ _ ^
I’m after chapter 118 for now, I’ll clear up what I can:
Uhhh, I didn’t get this one too!
I feel like there is suddenly more rōmaji since few chapters ago. I wonder why.
He’s too perfect Perfect strategist, perfect hiding skills…
I think the explanation is really only just “you’re not mikan because you’re human”.
That’s why Chuuya is saying it’s obvious
Teacher!Atsushi wanted to be nice to “bad” students, saying he won’t give up on them, but… eh. Didn’t work
Kunikida I also didn’t get.
His hair is short and swept forward in loose spikes with a lock left long on the right side of his face. This uneven style is the result of bullying he suffered at the hands of other orphans in the orphanage, and he never fixed it.
Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Volume 6, Omake
But I also wasn’t sure if he wants to change it or was it more:
“What haircut do you want?”
“I want a hairstyle like something that other kids at the orphanage do to you when bullying you”
“Wow, that’s dark”
He needs Hero Fighting Gloves rather than Hero Sword…
You cannot get this one yet. Main manga spoilers
I wanted to ask about this one, too!
I have a soft spot for any hikikomori character
And actually Katai was looking quite interesting after Atsushi’s… remodeling.
Same. As someone who’s working 7 days a week I can’t promise I can keep up with any book clubs
That being said, we can always read the original BSD manga together and just post whatever we want in the BSD Misc. thread. Same with all the books associated with the characters O:
Well, Dazai claims he used to. As to whether or not he actually did…
It’s like how a rotten orange will make the surrounding oranges rotten
But that example doesn’t fit you guys
because you’re not oranges”
He’s basically saying they don’t have to be bad just because someone around them is.
That’s a Japanese phrase ^^
悪貨は良貨を駆逐する - Bad money drives out good money.
He wants to keep the style.
He’s saying “I want a unique, messy haircut that looks like the result of children bullying me from the orphanage.”
I think they’re saying that they have implants or something on them to track their bodies (Literally “lifeform signal detector” and that he wants to talk lots with them so that they may suddenly say the passcode by accident and free them.
My guess is either it’s a phrase (Similar to English when you say you’re “following the scent trail”), or they’re saying he has tiger abilities and actually literally smelled him out, because tiger’s have a good sense of smell I think.
Honestly I wanna read 人間失格 soooo bad. And the rest of Dazai Osamu’s novels. I probably couldn’t keep up with a bookclub but I’ll tag you and post if I ever get around to it
I didn’t like Katai originally but I honestly wish he had his own spinoff or a story about when he was in the agency, because Wan has made me grown to love his character.
Honestly the only character I now dislike in BSD is Kajii. I’ve grown to love all of them, but something about Kajii really just irks me.
Actually that’s a lie. I really dislike Mori too.
The rest are cool though-