Offshoot Club: それでも歩は寄せてくる ・ When will Ayumu Make his Move? ♟ - Currently reading: Volume 3

Wow so many cool resources in here. Thank you all for all the information. I’m taking notes of it, and bookmarking all the links to be ready for when we start reading the manga.

Really looking forward to it :smiley:


To very briefly expand, the fact that it’s often completely wrong is not the problem in my opinion – it’s that as a beginner, it’s impossible to know for certain whether it’s wrong or not.

Suppose you have a line that you think you maybe understand, but want to check with GT. If GT comes up with something plausible (i.e. not totally nonsensical), there are four possible outcomes here:

  • You were wrong, but GT agrees with you; you take this as confirmation that you had it right (BAD END)
  • You were wrong, and GT’s (different) answer is also wrong (BAD END)
  • You were right, but GT’s answer is wrong and plausible enough that you assume you had it wrong (BAD END)
  • You were right, GT agrees with you, and you take this as confirmation (GOOD END)

It’s a three-to-one chance of damaging your study process. A much better way to do things is literally skip stuff you can’t figure out. If you don’t know, then you don’t know. No worries! Make peace with not knowing stuff and push it off to your future self to worry about instead. Chances are very good that something you’re struggling with right now will be a piece of cake in three months.


Thanks for the reply @jacobalbano, I was considering mentioning you but was unsure on etiquette =D

I wanted to add/stress that even though I may appear to be disagreeing with Jacobalbano in the original thread, I think I actually pretty much agree with all of their points.

Even more so within the context of a book club, it will pretty much always be better to ask if you’re unsure.

Great writeup, and congrats on finishing Persona 5!


I would love to join but I’m still on vol.1 and I don’t think I can finish in 2 days :caught_durtling: T-T


:wind_chime: The Volume 2 thread is now up! For those new to offshoot clubs, we’ll have one thread per volume instead of one per chapter! :wind_chime:


Hello hello hello!

We’re almost done with それでも歩は寄せてくる Volume 2 (´。• ᵕ •。`) :heart: So now it’s poll time!

Do you want to proceed with Volume 3?

  • Yep!
  • I’m taking my time to finish Vol. 2

0 voters

If you want to proceed with Vol. 3, when do you want to start?

  • November 27th (one week after the end of Vol. 2)
  • December 4th (two weeks after the end of Vol. 2)

0 voters


All-in for Ayumu still, definitely. I voted Dec 4th just cause I’ll take every chance I can get to catch up on the too-many things I’m trying to juggle, but I can certainly manage the 27th if that’s what we do. Thanks as always for running this; I always look forward to the next week :slight_smile:


Thank you everyone for voting ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

I have already set up everything for Volume 3, starting November 27th! (°◡°♡)



:wind_chime: ding ding, attention attention, please! Volume 3 thread is here for the bookclub starting on November 27th! :wind_chime: