Beginner Japanese Book Club // Currently Reading: シメジシミュレーション

i just looked it up. The episode i’m talking about is episode 112 帝丹小7不思議事件 (The Seven Mysteries of Teitan Elementary School Case) i remembered because one of the mysteries was about blood running down the stairs and i think the statues you mentioned too.
The one with the table in the field was indeed another case. All i can remember about that one was a highschool girl with glasses, and freckles committing suicide.

Incidentally the scariest episode i have ever seen in Conan was episode 34 and 35 the Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case.

2 Likes

That’s a very good way to look at it! I’m also definitely too deep into other picks right now to consider a new one anyway :woman_shrugging:t3:

1 Like

I’m also low on cash so it would have to be one I already own as well :rofl:
I bought Harry Potter and Fruits Basket (complete set) last year! :heavy_heart_exclamation:
Also had all of Chi and Yotsuba from a year or more ago =P
So finally getting to read items of my shelf :rofl:

2 Likes

Just voted, and even though one of my votes went to Haikyuu I also hope we have the chance to do a Shimeji book club !! Someday at least !!

(honestly I didn’t even know about Shimeji until now, but the art is so cool, it seems like the kind of thing I would love)

4 Likes

Woah, Hanako-kun has really made a come back

3 Likes

If you love the art, you should definitely check out 少女終末旅行 (Girls’ Last Tour). It’s from the same author, and we already ran a book club on it, so you can just reread all the questions and get help (and even post new ones if there is the need). It’s a finished series of just 6 volumes, so not an extreme commitment either.

6 Likes

Where did all the Haikyuu and Conan voters come from, it was FukaBoku and Shimeji on top when I voted :joy: I’m glad Hanako-kun got some more love, though

6 Likes

Looks like @Radish8 was successful in their campaign to mobilize half the Internet™ to vote in the poll :joy_cat:

Next time we should make sure that only those voters get mobilized that vote correctly :grin:

12 Likes

Heads-up:

I will be closing the poll this evening

Please make sure you’re happy with your vote (you can click ‘show vote’ if you need to change something), and perhaps take the opportunity to check the samples of the top few contenders on comic.pixiv if you haven’t already.

5 Likes

There’ve been several times recently (recently in Book Club Time, that is :grin:) where regular participants have missed out on voting because they didn’t realise or I closed the poll too quickly…

2 Likes

Oh, that was no complaint, not at all! I really liked your broadcasting activity, and it seems to have mobilized some people, so it was a very good move :+1:

9 Likes

True that, 67 voters and counting!

4 Likes

I’m perfectly happy with my vote. It’s everyone else’s that I’m not-so-excited by. :stuck_out_tongue:

18 Likes

Oh by the way, am I right in assuming that we will read the top two picks in succession?

2 Likes

I hope so! It would be nice to have two very different books to read, back-to-back. Delivery times being what they are at the moment, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have the extra lead time.

1 Like

Neither is indicated as “short”, though :thinking:
Edit: ハイキュー has only 7 chapters though.

1 Like

If I recall correctly it also had a ton of text compared to most of what the beginner book club has read manga-wise though. Out of the manga I’ve read from the current nominations and past beginner book club manga I’d only say MHA seems like it could be harder, because of having more unusual vocab(and haikyuu has 190 pages, which seems to be about as long as “normal” non-special edition manga get? The last chapter starts on page 170 something)

(But I guess fruits basket is similar :thinking: Both in volume length and having a lot of text)

2 Likes

Oh, I didn’t look into the mangas itself, I just assumed “manga = short”.

And with FB we read a chapter per week regardless (with the exception of the very first chapter which was split).

3 Likes

Yes, when I went to check the table of contents I realized it was free to read on booklive right now, so I just read the first chapter and it is text-heavy indeed.
also, having watched the anime, it’s a bit boring since I already know what will happen… Maybe I should reconsider my vote.

I thought so too actually, but @Radish8 had a list of “short” picks so I thought that stopped to apply?

3 Likes

I think historically we’ve only preselected two manga if the first would be read for 6 weeks or less.

2 Likes