Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり

Or not :wink:


Well that didn’t last long, lol. Happy to see them go, they added a lot of visual noise without any obvious benefit.


I’m not going to vote this time around, but that’s because I’m fine with most options and because I don’t want to bias the poll if I can’t commit. That said, I’ll still try to read with the bookclub if I can!

I have a huge backlog of stuff to read right now. I broke my wrist back in June and couldn’t use my hand for 2 months, so I dropped Yuru Camp which required a lot of dictionary usage and started reading Girls Last Tour which has a wonderful vocab sheet. Then I couldn’t stop reading it :rofl:. So I’ll try to catch up with Yuru Camp and the current pick once I finish volume 6 next week.


I know that feeling haha :joy_cat:

Wish you a speedy recovery and I hope that you can catch up soon and join us with our next pick!


Definitely tough to put down Girls’ Last Tour. Great manga.


Thanks for the help!

I will let it run out. I think the push yesterday helped enough.

The likelyhood of the “The way of the Househusband” winning is quite high right now and there is an argument to be made that it could be classified as a “short manga”. This is probably not the best way but in the event it does win I think it would be good to know if the second one is the one we read afterwards so the people who order their books from Japan can bundle both into one purchase. That is why I have set up a small poll to get a quick overview.

  • Short schedule (~6 weeks / ~26 pages per week)
  • Long schedule (~10 weeks / ~15 pages per week)

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Yeah, I think it looks a lot better now :sweat_smile:

Yes, we should definitely know this when we announce the winner. Thanks for asking about the schedule!


Last chance to vote on what we will read next. The vote will close 12 hours after this post has been posted.





I know the poll is not closed yet, but I need to go to bed soon and wanted to quickly mention that there is currently a Bookwalker 50% coin cashback going on for all books, until 2021-10-27T00:59:00Z.

Also, I discovered that Death Note is not only available as a monochrome edition on Bookwalker, but also in colour!

Here are the links in case you are interested (and in case those books actually win :crossed_fingers:):

Househusband: 極主夫道 1巻 - マンガ(漫画) おおのこうすけ(バンチコミックス):電子書籍試し読み無料 - BOOK☆WALKER -

Death Note (monochrome): DEATH NOTE モノクロ版 1 - マンガ(漫画) 大場つぐみ/小畑健(ジャンプコミックスDIGITAL):電子書籍試し読み無料 - BOOK☆WALKER -

Death Note (colour): DEATH NOTE カラー版 1 - マンガ(漫画) 大場つぐみ/小畑健(ジャンプコミックスDIGITAL):電子書籍試し読み無料 - BOOK☆WALKER -


This thread’s subject doesn’t say anything about the ongoing vote. Perhaps someone could change that?

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It looks like @NicoleIsEnough recently changed it?

Yah. 45 minutes ago, as I write this.

“Vote closed 8h ago” whoops, now I see

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We have a winner

Our next pick will be 極主夫道 ・The Way of the Househusband. The start date will be 04th December.

As determined in the schedule poll we will read that manga in a 6 week schedule, that means the second place Death Note will be read afterwards.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


I’m really excited for both picks :heart_eyes: :tada: And I’d be happy to run the Househusband book club :smiley:


I think I’ll be passing on househusband for now, I do want to read it but I have a bit too much on my plate (*) which I suspect to be resolved by the time you get around to death note - so I picked up a copy of death note but put house husband back on the shelf - hopefully I’ll go through the househusband book club later on once I’m a bit more free.

Overall I’m excited that books in the BBC are even remotely within my reading range, I hadn’t expected to be able to consider joining in for a long while yet.

(*) books on my plate
  • finishing ABBC Wadabohara, will be joining vol 2 follow up
  • upcoming ABBC
  • started demon slayer (outside of a formal book club, my first ~solo book)

The Househusband home thread is up! :smiley:


Weird specific ask. I am about to finish reading 時をかける少女。I’m looking for a similar level novel with a gay lead. I guessing that’s a tall order though…

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So you’re looking for a Japanese kids book with a gay lead? Not sure you’ll find something like that. You may have to step up to light novels, but light novels do vary a lot in terms of difficulty, so maybe you can find one at a difficulty that works for you.