I’m taking a Japanese class over the summer, so I’ve been reading assignments and the like. I’ve gotten a bit faster at my reading overtime.
Sorry, I know my poll wasn’t very comprehensive. It was more to give an idea of variety in terms of length and content.
Well you never know… and I didn’t qualify what type of book…
No, you’re good. It’s just amazing to see how many different ways reading can be applied in daily life. I was just making sure I wasn’t mucking it up with something that didn’t necessarily fit within parameters what you’re intending.
Dang it, I knew I should’ve read the picture books in the children’s section at the library…
Come on, if that counts, it means I have read more than 20 books last week…
If you’ve read that many you ought to get some credit for it!
I have a habit of leaving things unfinished. Even though I’m halfway through 3 different light novels and probably have close to 150 hours combined in the 4 VNs I’m currently in the middle of…I haven’t actually finished any of them so that’s a big 0 for me for both. Hopefully that changes over the next few months though.
Also, maybe it’s too late now but it might have been nice to have a games played poll for games that wouldn’t be classified as VNs but have enough text that a substantial amount of time is spent reading.
Such as every JRPG ever. @seanblue can still make an extra poll (new post) and link it in the OP.
That would be 3 for me: Dragon quest IX, FF tactics, Gensou Suikoden
Stuff I’ve read not included in polls:
Instruction manuals (stereo, テレビデオ、rice cooker, mother-machine manual that I tried to translate into French )
Assorted school admin stuff
Recipes / cooking instructions on packaged food
Oh! True! And business/work related stuff in general. Especially emails.
What kind of machine is that?
A machine that makes parts for other machines, a.k.a. milling machine. Sorry, I forgot that “mother machine” is Japanese English
Thanks for clearing that up; for a little bit there I was afraid my occupation was going to be made obsolete!
How many videogames (excluding visual novels) have you played in Japanese? Only include games with a lot of text or dialogue.