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(Totally copied this from the wonderful @MaraVos )
Will you be reading with us?
Yes, but I need to start late!
I’ll try it for a bit!
Not this volume, maybe next time!
I’m from the far distance future, reading much later!
Finished with the chapters for this week! I’m definitely getting faster at reading!
Ahh, a good old back-to-basics chapter. This oddly feels like it could have definitely come form the first volume, since its basically Sakura and Nozaki with a brief appearance from Mikoshiba, and deals with a particular oddity of making long-running manga, something Tsubaki-sensei has plenty of experience with!
Also, had a great language-learning moment where a word I did for my recent reviews, 詐欺 appeared as a punchline in the chapter! It pays to study!
61 was a bit more bare bones and reestablished the concept, where here in 62 we are just going to get all of the main cast involved! Really really funny chapter, loved how Hori has figured out who is who in Lets Love, and the punchline with asking for Nozaki to listen in was funny. Great establishment of characters, and kind of moved the story along (since Hori is learning information the others don’t have, maybe that will come up later!)
62 was a great chapter to come back to, can’t wait to hear what y’all think!!
(I know it’s at like the last second but) read 63 & 64 today!!
Loved both these chapters, the humor and absolutely bizarre situations continue to be hilarious haha. I really liked chapter 63, the way all of her friends are trying to help her not to drink. But I think the funniest is just how fervent and intense they are about it And Ryosuke now has a soft spot in my heart, he’s a pretty sweet character :’)
I don’t know about everyone else, but it’s good for me, thank you! After the fated JLPT tomorrow I’m hoping I’ll have more time for book clubs/reading anyways haha
Back for another week! Sorry my delays for posting and getting later and later in the week! Been working on a huge reading project that I’m trying to get finished by the end of the year! I’ll always have time for Nozaki though!
They play Kokkuri-san, Japanese Ouija! Very funny Kashima and Hori chapter that doesn’t focus on their romance, but does h
ave that crazy moment where Hori shows no hesitation at checking under Kashima’s skirt.
This makes me wish Astrology was a thing in Japan if only to read a bunch of chapters about Nozaki getting DEEP in astrology with everyone!
One of the biggest Seo/Waka chapters ever?! At least in my opinion. Like holy cow!!