So now I want to start talking about schedule. I’m doing digital and I already bought it anyway, so I can start anytime, even today.
So I think we should just adjust to the person who can start the latest, either because of the shipping or because of other commitments.
As for schedule, the 1 volume has 21 chapters. I want to suggest doing 3 chapters a week, around 25 pages/week.
I voted September to give time for people ordering physical books, I know shipping is still slow to some places but I don’t mind starting in August if others are happy. Normally I order physical books myself but I think I’m going to go with ebooks this time.
I voted for the 17th since I think it would be nice to give some more time before starting in case someone sees thread a bit later and wants to join, but I’ll be buying the ebook so I can start earlier if others want to.
I was indecisive whether to create 1 thread per week or per volume, but One Piece book club, which is starting nearly simultaneously, is going 1/volume and they are bigger than us, so I decided to stick with fewer threads after all.
My books just arrived today and I finished the first oe I’d have to say it’s pretty easy, maybe a lot of vocab you’ll need to look up, but it has furigana for unknown kanji, and the grammar’s not too difficult. Good at a first book reading me thinks ^0^
It’s kind of hard to answer that when I have no idea of your level. So I will try to answer your question.
-Since it is a manga there is not an overwhelming amount of text so in that regard, you should be good.
-All kanji have furigana which helps but sometimes there is kanji where there isn’t normally. Some of the kanji are not common so watch out for these.
-I believe grammar is pretty simple. Some things are hard to understand if you haven’t seen the series. -If you have seen the series it should make it easier though.
-The speed is pretty slow so you should be okay.
-If you have questions just ask we will do our best to help you.
-If you do not think this book club is good for you (or you want more) here is the list of all bookclubs
Have fun and don’t hesitate to speak up if you have any questions
I don’t know if I should post it here but just wanna talk about the anime for a sec.
Bangou stray dog wan anime ep 6
That dance scene was awesome. Did not expect it. Atsuchi dancing caramelldansen making him seen more like a cat. Tanizaki and Naomie dancing the Awa odori I believe. Kunikudi doing radio gysmnastic. The boss just dance perfectly like an idol Then port mafia suddenly appears and glitter everywhere. Chuuya and akutagawa side flip. Then the end when they all poses. Rampo just sees that. I watched it multiple time because I found it so cool. It was something only possible for the anime. It was so funny.
I saw caramelldansen in the comment. I knew about it but forgot the name. The other one was because I lived one year in Tokushima which is where the awa odori was invented. You kinda need to know that.
Fun fact: The song used in that dance is the 1 OP sang by none other than Chuuya VA.
So I just wanted to post a link a a Vtuber channel here
Why am I doing that here? That Vtuber is reading Japanese books. He is not only doing that but the link will bring you to the list of his reading video. I post it in this subs because he reads a lot of Kenji, Akutagawa and I saw a Ranpo one. I just thought it fitted very well with the book content. He also have english and Japanese subtitles(which are not always accurate but good enought when you missed one word or a sentence.)
I can remove it if you think it is not appropriate in this thread. Maybe it would have been better in the miscellaneous one.
I listened to the last two he made and I really liked them. It’s a free book and I like how he makes voices. I like this Vtuber so I like it more when he reads Japanese books. You can also read the comments in the comment box which is fun.