[Looking for nominations!] Intermediate Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: セーラー服と機関銃

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Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. Written by director Makoto Shinkai, the work has become a global phenomenon!


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Personal Opinion

This could be a good transitional book for those looking at moving over from the beginners book club. There is both a Kadokawa and Tsubasa Bunko version (with furigana), it has a relatively low page count (262) and if you’ve seen the movie it should be easy to follow the story.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


Based on a popular movie

Available in different formats – with/without furigana, ebook, physical book

Available on FloFlo


It’s based off the movie, so not original source material


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

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  • Just right
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