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This is the main thread for reading the manga along with the Absolute Beginner Book Club here on the forums. If you have a bit of experience with Japanese, but you are still easing into reading, then this would be a good place to start! If you have questions about whether or not you think you’re ready, feel free to ask them here, or in the ABBC main thread, but also please check out @ChristopherFritz’s guide for joining the Absolute beginner book club.
With a taste for the finer things in life, a mind chock full of knowledge and a solution for every problem, Hinata isn’t your average kindergartener. She has a secret. Hinata is actually an 88-year-old grandma, reborn into the body of a little girl with all her memories intact! She loves pickled vegetables and enjoying a nice cup of tea on the veranda while disciplining her peers with her authoritative, old-fashioned dialect. Why has she been reborn?! Find out in this cute, nostalgic comedy filled with grandma-wisdom!
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|1 pt 3
|2 pt 1
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|3 pt 1
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|9 + bonus
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There are currently some users attempting to organise a live reading schedule. Dates and times are not yet final, so please fill out the when2meet if you’re interested.
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This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.
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This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.
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Digital Page Numbers
Please note that page numbers as reported by software for digital copies may not line up with the page numbers of the physical book. The page numbers listed in the schedule are based on the physical copy, and should be present on the pages themselves on your digital copy every 10 or so pages. Weekly threads will include the last panel to help you find the stopping point.
For bookwalker, digital page numbers in the UI are 3 higher than physical page numbers. Other providers may vary.
|Hinata’s classmate (Note, you’ll often see her name written as モカ)
Other characters may be added later
Just one note on Hinata’s dialogue. She’ll often end her sentences with っぺ or ぺ。This is supposed to be like an old person dialect thing, but one made up just for this book.
- Yes, but I might start late