Hunter × Hunter 🐸 (Absolute Beginner Book Club) - Starting on the 27th of August

Have fun reading forward everyone!
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I will come back here when I’m ready to approach the book, I should make it before the topic closes :laughing:

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So I made some stats :slight_smile:
I used the transcripts from @Beyond_Sleepy here for chap 1 and here for chap 2, as well as the data for kanji by level in WK by @ChristopherFritz here, so thanks for that!!


I simply wrote a program that counts ALL the kanjis appearances (not the unique kanjis) and check at which levels they are learned, and pasted the data in Excel to have the graphs.

So to me, at a glance, it looks like the chapter 1 was a bit rough, with needing to be around level 24 to understand most kanjis, and chapter 2 a bit easier with most kanjis from level 13. Of course this doesn’t say anything about grammar etc, but I think it’s encouraging, will definitely try and verify my theory at level 24 :smiley:

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That’s neat, it’s reassuring, that you don’t need to be very high level to know most kanji (and tbh, knowing the kanji is the least of the issues when reading imo)

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Week 3 thread up!
Welcome to the short weeks. 8-9 pages a week. From now on, this will be the norm until we get to the final rush. Use this time to catch up if you haven’t and get used to the writing style of the manga. If you’ve felt like the book is just out of your reach, don’t worry, it will be easier for a bit!

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Week 4 thread is up!

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Week 5 is ready!

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Week 6 just so happens to coincide neatly with the read every day challenge!

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And we’ve gotten to week 7! This one is lighter on text

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Week 8 is now upon us. Sorry for the slight delay, forgot that yesterday was Friday :joy:. Last week before the speed is increased.

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Week 9 thread is ready with the pace finally doubling!

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I am crying out of happiness. Hunterxhunter is my all time favorite. I just bought the first 2 volumes and hopefully reaching you guys before you finish the whole thing. You made a really good job making the vocabulary list and the grammar points. I watched the anime like 4 four times before and watching again at the moment. I am still crying btw.

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I would love to read this manga. I’m super late though, so is there any chance you’ll be continuing on with the second one?

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Most book clubs get offshoot clubs to continue on for those interested in it (and wanting to keep the book club format). I personally can’t as I have another book club lined up after this, but if anyone is feeling like continuing onwards in 3 weeks + some rest time, do apply!

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Week 10 thread is live, with a bit of a delay (sorry, been busy with life). Good reading, peeps!

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I have finished volume 1 and started volume 2, if anyone would be interested in making an offshoot bookclub.

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2 weeks left (gotta start preparing the next book club), good reading!

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I’m in! I only just started reading, but I already know the series and know that I like it, so I definitely intend on reading all of the books!

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Ye same I watched the anime a while back with twitch chat, so I know what’s roughly going on in the chapters etc. Idk how the forum stuff works but I guess we can think about that when the book club has ended.

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Hi! I came very late to the party, nevertheless I’d love to read with you the next book on the absolute beginner club… I’m new to wanikani forums, how I’m I sure to know when the next book is going to be read?

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I don’t think there has been a date decided yet, but it’s either 2 or 3 weeks after this one, so I’d guess end of november, beginning of december. I actually just asked this question in the main thread

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