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




Deep within the deserts lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.


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Personal Opinion

I read the whole series in German and don’t think it would be too hard to read. Being a shonen (on the mature side) in an Arabian Nights - inspired setting, I think that this book will be quite different from what we’ve read here so far. A breath of fresh air?

Pros and Cons


  • No “walls of text”, but characters talk in full sentences.
  • Seven short chapters


  • The series is quite long, if you want to keep reading, and the later volmes (around 20 on) are not as well received
  • Depictions of slavery may be disturbing for some readers (?) See for yourself :arrow_down: Extra Pages :arrow_down:


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • 1 - No effort at all
  • 2 - Minimal effort
  • 3 - Moderate effort
  • 4 - Substantial effort
  • 5 - So much effort my head might explode :exploding_head:
  • I don’t know

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