時をかける少女: Week 1 Discussion (Chapter 1)


#222

No problem! Haha, that’s okay - I just asked for a reminder in case I forgot; I’m pretty amazed I remembered :grin:


#223

Oh boy, I was so excited to start reading this, then I had an absolutely crazy month and I just finished the first chapter. Well, at least I understood much more than when I tried with Kiki.
Wish me luck catching up I guess?


時をかける少女: Week 10 Discussion (Chapters 16 and 17)
#224

頑張って!


#225

Hi! I’m just starting this book (better late than never, right?!) and have a question about the styling of the word “ずんぐりむっくり” on p6 - are the dashes beside the characters used for emphasis? Sorry if this has already been answered, I couldn’t find anything here.
Thanks!


#226

Yep, it’s emphasis.


#227

One more question from me (still on page 6)… in the last sentence on this page, is it Kazuko who feels bad for what she is thinking about Kazuo and Gorō’s appearance? I don’t think it’s written in first person but it is from her perspective / she is the inferred subject - Is this correct? Thanks in advance


#228

I’m not too sure what page you’re talking about since my pages are different but I think you’re talking about

吾朗は胸をそらしていった。まっかにふくらんだ顔のため、しょっちゅうりきんでいるように見える。

In that case, Kazuko isn’t there. It’s only Gorou and Kazuo in the bathroom

EDIT:

ぼんやりのようにも見えるし…

that would make more sense for page 6… The description of Kazuo is a general, characteristic description, so not from anyone’s point of view


#229

I think you’re asking about きみ悪さが感じられる. That was talked about here and here


#230

in the line "よしやまくんというのは、やさしくてかわいいけど、すこし母性愛かたなんじゃないか?

when yoshiyama-kun is called 母性愛過多, what does it mean?
that she’s had an excess of maternal love, and is therefore spoilt? or that she acts too motherly towards the students?

im quite late to this thread, starting the book now :expressionless:


#231

It would be closer to your second guess. He says that right after she told the two of them to go wash their hands, something a mother is more likely to tell her kids than a student to tell her classmates.

Don’t worry, it’s never too late to ask questions on the past chapters :wink: