Join Us! デスノート ・ Death Note (Beginner Book Club) // Currently: Volume 3

Just bought the ebook! Excited to start reading it!

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Super excited for this one! I’ve always heard that the manga is quite challenging, but I’m so ready for it. :slight_smile:

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" Beginner " Death Note? :exploding_head:

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Well, I was just gonna buy the color digital version, and then noticed that “normal” (i.e., American) Amazon had a hard copy available for normal manga price with Prime shipping, so I went with that. I ain’t no spring chicken, however, so I’ll probably need to read some of those pages with a magnifying glass… :rofl:

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@ChristopherFritz I saw that you made the vocab sheet for 小川未明童話集 would you be willing to provide one for this club aswell?

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reminds me of this…

How to Run a Wanikani Bookclub - Japanese Language / Reading - WaniKani Community

but I went and checked and there are no instructions in here for how to do it… so it remains a mystery to do correctly (from scratch :wink: )

The one thing that’s important is the formatting should be automatic when you insert a row the colors shift @ChristopherFritz also fixed that for our teasing master club…

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Hm, I don’t recognize the name of that book. That means either we have a case of mistaken identity, or my memory is worse than I thought!

But I have made a few WK vocab sheets in my day. Let’s give this a try for Death Note:

Although the vocab sheet is bare to begin with, as soon as people start adding in entires, they’ll see the alternating stripes magically appear =D

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Sort of in a similar spot. I want to join but I don’t know whether to get B&W paperback or color digital. Ideally I would get a color paperback.

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when in doubt…both?

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:slight_smile: It’s actually a valid suggestion. I was thinking of stumbling through the first reading in one format and then doing the reread in the other.

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:grin:
(To be fair, you seem to have left the club after that first week, so given the number of book clubs you’re in and the number of books you’re reading independently, forgetting about it was only natural.)

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Ah, yes, I remember now. (Thanks for the reminder!) Before my reply above, I put the title into a web image search, and didn’t see a familiar book cover, and thus thought, “I don’t know this one!”

I also didn’t find it on my Google Sheets list of spreadsheets when I looked, but that’s probably because it was just that long ago that it wasn’t on the list of recent-ish documents.

(That’s all on top of my life-long bad memory.)

It was way too difficult for me to follow along at my slow non-manga reading speed =(

And that was before I had access to Migaku Reader (alpha release) which makes the text-based material reading experience a bazillion times better.

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I’m interested, and I’d love to buy the color Kindle version from Amazon, but I’m not sure how to do that. I have a VPN that allows me to appear to be from Japan, but Amazon won’t let me enter a credit card with a US billing address. Is there some workaround? Are the other color options easier to deal with?

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You can buy from JP amazon there is a great guide on this forum https://community.wanikani.com/t/buying-digital-japanese-books/10603/151

I would suggest Bookwalker if you want to read on PC/iOS/Android. You don’t need a VPN or Japanese address to sign up.

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Was a bit tricky, but I managed to grab the color kindle version. A bit concerning that I was able to buy it with a Japanese billing address (it wouldn’t allow anything but a Japanese billing address)… But I’ve got it!

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Went to Book Off last night and grabbed the first two volumes. And the Househusband ones, even though it’s probably way too late to get caught up on those.

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I’m on holiday for a third of the book club and don’t know how active I’ll be, but I just bought the kindle version of the first volume and will try to read along. I’m a bit nervous because I also remember it being quite wordy (and for wordy stuff I usually prefer non-comic books), We’ll see how it goes!

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I was just looking to join my first reading club! I have the whole series on the shelf but have only gotten through the first three novels. Looking forward to actually learning the kanji this time instead of utilizing the furigana.

Cheers!

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ONLY?!?!?!?!?!

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Haha! You’re too kind!!

It helps that I have seen the show a dozen times but without the furigana I would have been toast

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