Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: シャドーハウス

Fair enough. I double-checked, and my vague memory was based on those retracted statements made last June by a voice actor on cast, so hardly the most reliable source!

Yeah, but… it’s a cultural experience!


Yeah, back when Fruits Basket came out, and that style was more common, I could put up with it, but… now it just looks dated.


I liked furuba well enough when I was a teen, but not enough to read it again now unless it became free to read I’m afraid. Less because I don’t like the art style, more because Toru’s personality gets on my nerves. :upside_down_face: (this isn’t really a spoilery spoiler. ) I’ll be joining for ゆるキャン though!


Oh, speaking of which: Currently BookWalker has a huge cashback program of 50% (excluding taxes) for a great number of books and manga, so one volume of Furuba costs 495 Yen and you get back 225 Yen in „coins“. It lasts until 19th, 10 am Japanese time.


Completely different topic, but I just noticed that ARIA and girls last tour are still indicated as continuing in their own book clubs, but both are both completed. Should we have a separate marker for that?


We will be reading Laid-Back Camp starting on the 25th of April!

:camping: :coffee: :ramen:

This will be followed by Fruits Basket on 20th of June.

Thank you all for such a decisive polling result, finally :stuck_out_tongue:

Also this pleases me because it’s like we picked a short manga and then did the second-place option too which is how it’s supposed to work jeez.


Totally agree. I meant to keep an eye on that but then totally forgot when Aria actually finished (I was probably too traumatised). Plus Girls’ Last Tour didn’t really have an official ‘end’ because they posted the threads for volumes 3 onwards in one go for people to read at their own pace - regardless, the scheduled aspect of the club of course certainly finished.


*** currently continuing as an offshoot club
+ entire series completed as an offshoot club


It will get a bit complicated if we have clubs where an offshoot completes X volumes but no more.


Yes, sounds good to me. I was wondering, though, why are we using three stars instead of just one? I don’t see any other use of footnotes in the post :thinking:

If a club does not go on until the end (kinda looking at yotsuba, although one could argue it’s “temporarily on hold”), we may add another mark saying “not currently reading” or something of that effect.

Also, タクマシー


Dunno, it was like that when I got here :stuck_out_tongue: I think probably to make it stand out more in the list though (it is quite easy to see which ones have offshoots like this). I was debating whether to go for three crosses, so that all offshoots are easy to see but it’s harder to distinguish between complete and ongoing…


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Heh. That’s Anzac Day here.

Heh. That’s my birthday…

Also, finally the long curse of Laid-Back Camp is over!


Yotsuba is currently active.
Just two more volumes once we finish this one, so will probably finish it (not counting the possibility of new volumes dropping about every 3 years XD )

But I guess we could have a separate icon for inactive, which can also be used if a series decided to take a planed month off (like December)
Or until interest peeks. But yeah, an of-shoot that is not finished, yet not active could have it’s own marker…
Or should we just sort them by activity level?


Oh, I didn’t know yotsuba was finally back. I guess I’m not on the forum enough… that’s why I lost my regular badge not bitter maybe a little bit whyyyy

That sounds like a maintenance nightmare :anguished:


I’ve lost mine too! :sob:


Fruits Basket appears to be on sale on at the moment :slight_smile:


Hm. They might yet convince me to go for it. Stupid sales. D:

Are there any actual differences in the new edition vs the old one? Or is it just the same manga packaged differently and in fewer volumes?


We noticed Aria had a few panels different between versions, though that may have been because Naph had the very first original-edition print run. Also, a number of chapters were in a different order.


That also happened with Sailor Moon. Some panel were modernized to include dvds instead of floppy disks.
It’s not like the original version is always worst though. For ARIA, the new version did not have the bonus comic that’s usually under the book cover.


I’m just gonna apologise here and now if I post any discussion threads late in the coming weeks, or just on entirely the wrong day - working from home full time is messing up my sense of which day we’re on pretty intensely :sweat_smile:


Bah. I was hoping I could find a link to a website that does nothing but read your system time and then post in big friendly letters “It’s Friday” or whatever, but my search fu is weak. Google will tell you, though. :slightly_smiling_face:


Can this be bought if I own a kindle paperwhite connected to the US store already? Like, is my kindle region locked?