Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: 葬送のフリーレン // Next: ウスズミの果て



English(from goodreads):
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time tells the story of Kazuko Yoshiyama, a third-year middle school student who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel after an unfortunate accident in a school science lab. The novel is the basis for several television and film adaptations, including an acclaimed anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

Japanese(from amazon):


Ebook: 無料まんが・試し読みが豊富!電子書籍をお得に買うならebookjapan

Personal Opinion

It’s a book quite a few people probably have heard of already and I personally want to read it, so I’m hoping more people will too(yes, I know this is nearly the same thing I wrote for porepore nikki)

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


  • Tsubasa Bunko edition has lots of furigana
  • Fairly short for being an actual book(about 160 pages)
  • At least one other person seems to want to read this
  • Has a vocab list on


  • Is an actual book, so has much more text than most manga
  • Likely to take longer to read, and may require larger vocab knowledge


First Three Pages of Chapter One

These pages are also in the amazon preview, in case you can’t read the text.

Additional Pages

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Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Just right
  • Challenging
  • Impossible, even with everyone’s help
  • I don’t know (please click this if you’re not voting seriously)

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