Knowing the chapters (at least in volume 1) are 50 pages long, meaning 25 double-sided pages, you only need to count 12 physical pages to find the halfway point, then peek a page or two in either direction for a good break. That does sound simple enough for a physical lookup.
Starting May 20th and reading half a chapter per week.
Chapter 1 - Part 1
3 - 26
Chapter 1 - Part 2
27 - 54
Chapter 2 - Part 1
55 - 79
Chapter 2 - Part 2
80 - 106
Chapter 3 - Part 1
107 - 137
Chapter 3 - Part 2
138 - 158
番外編〜ハニー先輩[…]〜 + Egoistic Club
159 - 177
I’ll put the last panel of each chapter split under spoiler below (aka end page for week 1, 3, and 5). If you don’t mind, @ChristopherFritz, would you check that my page numbers are correct for the splits? I hope I didn’t make a mistake in my counting. Also I assumed the start page for chapter 2 and 3 were for the chapter title page. No hurry though since we’re not starting for two months.
I covered up the only thing that was a spoiler in these images.
Oh boy, I can’t believe I just found this book club! I will definitely lurk around for a few weeks, and see if I feel comfortable joining it… I have unfortunately joined too many book clubs for now, so I don’t think I’ll manage such a text heavy manga, but I’ll try my best ^^
I’m also in the boat of too-many-book-clubs and definitely-not-N2, but everybody make it sound like so much fun. I’m also counting on my Japanese improving in two months, so why not give it a try and see if I can fit it in my routine.
And the Bookwalker free preview is 50 pages, that almost covers the first two weeks (54 pages!). So I think I’ll join for the first two weeks and see after that if I chewed too much or if it’s doable
First off, since when was the auto close on a topic 10 years
Secondly, it’s so funny that this is happening since I just bought the whole set yesterday on a whim! I only just passed the N5 this last decemeber so I know I’m not even close to the level required to enjoy reading this series but I love the anime and I’ve a renewed vigor for studying right now so I figured why not.
Just a reminder to everyone planing to join this book club We are starting in 3,5 weeks, so if you want to read physical and haven’t gotten around to ordering yet, you might want to do it posthaste!
Also, so looking forward to this. And because polls are fun:
Should I change the thread title to the Japanese title or keep English title?
I first went with English because I wasn’t really thinking about it, and then I figured more people would probably recognize the English title but not the Japanese. But hey, gotta get used to it at some point, yes? (Also, I could add the English title at the very end (if we went with Japanese), but it probably wouldn’t show a lot of the time.)
I’m wondering if any fellow Europeans have bought the physical version and if yes, where have you got it from? (I don’t see it in Verasia.) Otherwise, I will still join with the digital book, but would prefer physical if possible.
@snowwater Unfortunately I bought it when I was in Japan (I’m a fellow European). Considering how old it is, and that it hasn’t gotten new formats (like a fancy kanzenban or something like that), I’m not sure it is easy to get a hold off.
Also, the poll is showing a real preference for English, I guess I made the right choice originally. xD
For the cover image on the “Editing Guide” page, I recommend either cropping the image to be the same dimensions as the box (I think 400x266), or resizing the column to match the size of the cover image. This prevents having extra space between the border and the image:
Here’s a cropped version of the cover if you want to keep the same dimensions:
I knew I’d be missing something with the sharing link. Thanks for catching that! It didn’t look like the link changed after I updated it, so let me know if it work as expected now.
I was kinda lazy with the cover image and just smacked it in there and figured I’d fix it later or not, but I took the cropped one you made for me. Thanks!
And actually, that isn’t from my cover, pretty sure I stole that picture from Bookmeter/Amazon (it is very hard to take a good picture of a physical cover because somehow I always have it at a bit of an angle).
Funnily enough, I went and looked at my physical copy and it’s pink-red hue is somewhere between that BM/A pink and your red. I guess each printing came out different somehow!
I’m planing to do a first fill in of the characters sometime in the next week (possibly tomorrow because I’m thinking about it now), and I wondered if you’d be willing to screenshot their faces and add those from the digital copy.
Because while I can take pictures from my physical copy, it is a real pain to get good light and hold it just right and sometimes a cat wants to help like when I did it for the grammar dictionary (posting again for cuteness factor):