Absolute Beginners Book Club // Now Reading: Granny Girl Hinata chan!

Nomination Post

老女的少女ひなたちゃん / Little Granny Girl Hinata-chan


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!



Personal Opinion

I recently read volumes 1 and 2 and enjoyed it. It’s a pretty cute reincarnation story, and the grandma → toddler aspect of volume 1 makes it a bit different to the usual 15-25 year isekai protagonist to fantasy world. It’s pretty cute, but can come out with more poignant scenes. Volume 1 definitely leans heavier towards the slice of life.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


  • It’s cute!
  • But also has feels!
  • The language is not too difficult (Natively L19) and mostly grounded in the everyday


  • The main character’s shtick is being like an old woman, so sometimes she pulls out archaic terminology.


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

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Two consecutive feelsy pages

Hinata busting out the grandma cures at kindergarten

Hinata vs Cats

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Moderate effort
  • Substantial effort
  • So much effort my head might explode :exploding_head:
  • I don’t know
  • I am an experienced reader, so this is not much effort for me
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