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Yes, but I might start late
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So there are 10 chapters that each have 12 actual pages (excluding title pages etc.). How about reading two of those chapters a week? 24 pages a week might seem like a lot, but because it’s a yonkoma I think the pages are a bit less dense than you’d usually get with manga.
I was thinking of joining because it looks like something I would like and I’m very interested in learning more words to do with the making of manga.
But I’m in the absolute beginners club reading はたらく細胞 at the moment, which will overlap for about a month. Alongside that, I’m very invested in Spyxfamily (which I’m intensely making flash cards for atm XD).
So I think I’m going to try and join in at the start and see how I feel about it.
Definitely, why not. I started with the beginner book club a few months ago now but I was completely unsure of whether I’d manage to read anything, but I was pleasantly surprised, so it’s definitely worth a go
I’m trying to read something every day, and since I dropped the only book I was reading yesterday, I had to find something new for today. And so I already started with this and finished the first chapter!
I remember really enjoying the anime back then, and so far it’s off to a good start. I can’t wait for the secondary characters to be introduced.
(And man, the covers of this manga are absolutely fantastic. Great composition and use of color.)
Just finished chapter 1 but I’ve realised how little time I have with exams coming up in a few days. Unfortunately I’ll have to drop this one but luckily we’ll be starting Komi Can’t Communicate shortly after I’m done (which I’m quite looking forward to) so make sure not to start without me