3月のライオン (March Comes in Like a Lion) Book Club🦁🤓

It shouldn’t be that high! Can you send me screenshots of how you’re using it, or record your screen with something like Screencast-o-Matic? It took me some trial and error to get working, but I found that you can’t use Copyfish/Google Translate’s OCR on individual kanji, you have to OCR the entire panel for it to work (and leave some air on the sides).

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Sure. I’ll install everything again, see how it goes, and reply on your guide thread.

I should mention, some of what I tried it on had furigana. But not everything.

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It might be different for you, of course, but just thought I’d mention that a lot of people who read Laid-Back Camp said they wouldn’t have been able to read it without the vocab spreadsheet. As in, they were not at a level where they could read without furigana, but the vocab spreadsheet made up for that.

It was a pretty well populated spreadsheet though - almost completely filled in by the start of the week, and including a fair number of repeated words.

I’m afraid I haven’t read / seen Honey & Clover, but I want to because 3-月 is easily one of my favourite anime of all time, and I’ve seen many favourable comparisons from people who’ve experienced both - if that helps!

3-月 can be a bit depressive, and when I first started watching it I thought it was melodramatic arty BS. Aaaand then I fell in love with it. I could wax lyrical about everything it does well, so I’ll just shut up here :grin:

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Yes, I was a little worried about that. I feel like that will definitely be the case with these books, too. I have a lot of Japanese study experience outside of WaniKani, so looking up Kanji is not a hardship for me, but I’ve been doing lot of it while reading book 10. I feel like, if there are enough intermediate to advanced readers in the club, we could populate a spreadsheet within a day or two; if we’re organized enough to do it at the end of the previous week, that should help out the less advanced peeps.

I am a giant fan of the show. In currently watching it for the fourth time (partly because my ability to understand the dialog with subtitles off gets better every time), and I can wax poetic about it, too. Yes, they explicitly deal with depression, which I love, because I am a sufferer of it. But I think the theme of the series is motivation-- as in, what makes each character keep doing what they do despite the hurdles. So. Fascinating.

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As another fan of March comes in like a lion, I’d love to join in! I actually have all the currently released volumes on Bookwalker, but I haven’t read them yet, partly because I’m afraid I won’t understand much (though the fact that I’ve seen the anime should help with overall understanding), and partly because I’ve been distracted by other things . . . so my vote is for starting in October. :sweat_smile:

Hopefully by then I’ll have resumed my Japanese studies in earnest.

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Haha, I saw this thread and was actually scrolling through the comments to see if you had already noticed it :smile:

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Looks like most people went for September, but I have you join anyway! Tell any other fans you know-- the more people in the club, the less work it is for everyone.

Looks like I was outvoted . . . but September is still okay with me. :slight_smile:

I don’t know many other fans, or I’d tell them about the book club for sure!

Sigh… the first three volumes are currently heavily discounted on Bookwalker, so what could I do? :laughing:

Count me in.

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No one voted on dates, so I’m arbitrarily setting it for
September 12, which should give you enough time to get a paper copy, although @NicoleRauch pointed out that the first three volumes are currently heavily discounted on Bookwalker:

If you will be reading with us, would you please follow this thread so you get any announcements?
@ChristopherFritz
@Marifly
@Kumirei
@tomwamt

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Hi!
Here’s an update on the 3月のライオン book club:

Start date: Sept 12
The first three volumes are currently discounted on Bookwalker:

Please follow the thread so you get any announcements!

@charstar23
@paupach
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This discount only lasts until Aug 18th, 10am Japanese time.

They put each volume at ~250yen, plus ~90yen coin-back, so ~140yen each - that’s about the price range you’d pay at BookOff!

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Thank you for reminding me to follow the thread!

If I didn’t already own the first three volumes, I’d definitely jump on the discount. :sweat_smile:

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Thanks for the reminder! I got the first volume on Kindle!

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I already have the first two books 230185602321088514

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Alright, you got me with the sale; let’s do this :rofl:

I’ll admit I have no idea what the series is about, but I’ve seen this being highly recommended for slice of life fans, so I’ll jump in anyway!

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If you don’t love it, I’ll eat my socks! :laughing:

Seriously, though, the anime is excellent—I’m looking forward to seeing how things are presented in the manga.

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I told myself I’m going to finish up reading Honey and Clover in English before I start this. (Back when I first read it paperback, I don’t think I finished. When I switched to e-books, I started from the beginning again. Gotta reach the end for sure at least once!) But, considering I still have three volumes left to go, I wonder if I’ll make it in time…

So, this is going to start from volume 1 now, right? If so, I’d be in. I love the anime and wanted to get the manga anyway.

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Yes! OP initially intended to start from book 10, I think, but now we’re just starting from 1

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