🐉 極主夫道5巻 • The Way of the House Husband, Volume 5

Welcome to 極主夫道 ・The Way of the Househusband, Volume 5

Note: We read Volume 1 as the Beginner Book Club!, and are continuing to read as an offshoot book club.

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Volume 5 Reading Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter End Page Page Count
Wk 1 June 18 Chapters 37-38 34 32
Wk 2 June 25 Chapters 39-40 66 32
Wk 3 April 2 Chapters 41-42 96 30
Wk 4 April 9 Chapters 43-44 126 30
Wk 5 April 16 Chapter 45+おまけ end of volume 5 33

Vocabulary List

Please read the editing guidelines before contributing!

Useful resources

Kansai-ben:

Yakuza slang/極道用語
Onomatopoeia
Contractions: Reference thread, more exhaustive list

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Chapters 37-38

Welcome to Volume 5! In case you didn’t see it in the main thread, here’s a reminder that each week will no longer have its own page (similar to other offshoot clubs)

  • I’m reading along
  • I’ll catch up later
  • I’ve read ahead, but I’m here for discussion
  • I just like polls

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I’m nearly back on track. Just finished volume 4.
Thanks for keeping the club alive @meagstudies. I assume you’re also the one filling out vocab. Huge Thanks for that! I really fell off reading when I found myself staring at an empty vocab sheet every time I picked up volume 4. Just couldn’t find the motivation there. At the time I was the only one reading along. (according to polls)

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I’m glad you’re still reading along with us!

Yes that was me filling out vocab! I also fell really far behind for pretty much the same reasons, didn’t catch up until last week… (I feel bad b/c I’m the one running the club and yet I was so far behind! oh well I’m caught up now.) I think having a bit of a longer break than usual between volumes 4 and 5 helped too.

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Heey, nice you’re catching up! I’ve been mostly up to date with the reading but also honestly been mostly winging it and not looking up or studying most words I didn’t understand if I got what they meant from context, need to get a bit more thorough with my studies.

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Just finished up this week’s reading. From what I can tell Chapter 37’s all about Miku telling Tatsu to take the day to relax but he still feels like he needs to be doing stuff, which if that’s the case I feel that.

Chapter 38 was pretty easy imo because it was mostly Tatsu rapping about food and humidifers. But towards the end I kind of got confused about what was happening. Got the general gist of it though

That part on pg 29 with キューピー / キューティー though… I had to look up what キューピー was and I was not prepared :laughing: did Tatsu just compare that guy to one of those dolls??

and now for my favorite part of Ch 38 (pg 26)

absolutely obliterated

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Chapters 39-40

Week 2!

  • I’m reading along
  • I’ll catch up later
  • I’ve read ahead, but I’m here for discussion
  • I just like polls

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