Teasing Master Takagi-san 😝 ・ Volume 6 Discussion Thread

Few thoughts on this chapter and some standout panels

Nakai-kun gives Nishikata a run for his money in the density department, eh? (For those who maybe have no idea what that splotch is: it is the center of our galaxy.)

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Her pointedly staring at Nishikata is very adorable. Gotta love it. :grin:

About the only thing keeping me from reading ahead at this point is that I have so many other things to read to distract me. I really am enjoying this sorta mega-chapter that this volume is doing. :grin:

The last couple of volumes of The Quintessential Quintuplets that I’ve been reading have all kinda been a mega-chapter in a sense; it makes it a lot harder to put the manga down when they do this sorta thing. :laughing:

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I’m with you on this…I have some stuff I started but never finished, got busy the the BBC (doing my best to stay 1 ch ahead so I make sure I finish that one), then there’s work and everything else…blitzed through some of the 元 vol 1 a bit (those ch are so short and cute!) and working on something else I want to finish… not enough hours in the day …

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Isn’t that the truth… and yet I find myself joining more book clubs as time goes on (despite always telling myself that I need to slow down and quit burying myself) :laughing:

I decided on a whim to try and do Spy x Family with the IBC. I worry it’s not going to go well (I still feel like I’m very much a beginner in almost every respect), but I’m going to try it anyway. The worst that’ll happen is I have to come back to it later, right?

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I think you’re probably better off than you think… not going to read that one (beyond my level right now - timing etc) but the anime is freaking adorable and awesome at the same time!!!

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I mean, you’re listing the reasons why I probably shouldn’t be trying it, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself during this journey, it’s that I have zero sense of reason when it comes to trying to read the things I want to read. @TobiasW can definitely attest to my pigheadedness in that respect, eh? :laughing:

I’ve yet to actually watch it, but I’ve seen clips here and there (such is the nature of the internet), and I love what little I’ve been exposed to. I’m definitely excited to give it a try, even if it ends in disaster. :laughing:

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you don’t even know see the number of books I have purchased and never gotten around too … hehehe

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That’s how Detective Conan is for me. It’s a series of stories that each last for a few chapters, with each chapter a cliffhanger until the resolve. Makes it hard to stop mid-story. (Even though I’ve already read these earlier volumes in English before.)

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“The difficulty is only a few JLPT levels above mine, so yeah, that sounds doable” is something I have never heard @MrGeneric say out loud, but I’m sure he thinks it regularly. And if he said it one day, I would not be surprised.

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Love that black hole reference, it truly is fascinating (but not as fascinating as Nakai’s denseness). I feel like Nishikata and Nakai play well off each other, having the oblivious but sorta recognizing what is embarassing and such, and the completely oblivious type that Nakai is.

Also, I will try out Spy x Family as well, watched some of the anime and it was fun and I figured it was a good moment to do it since I don’t think I’ll join on the new ABBC or BBC.

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そうでしょう!? I think space is so cool. :laughing:

I’m excited to see you there! Hopefully it goes well for us both, eh? :grin:

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Yess, for sure! I can’t keep piling up manga like this tho, I’m on too many offshoots right now, but at least one of them finished so I now have an excuse to add a new one hahaha

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adorable :smiley: yeah I’m early this time

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Happy weekend y’all. We will be reading the end of our mega-chapter this week! 楽しみ!:grin:

Are you planning on reading with us this week?
  • I will be reading along!
  • I’ve already read it!
  • I will catch up later!
  • I won’t be reading (anymore)

0 voters

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Somewhat off topic, but...

When I started Takagi-san with the book club, I had no idea how quickly it would unlock the ability to start consuming other media. At the time, I expected Takagi-san to be the first manga I would ever finish (which, if we are talking about a single volume, is true!), but as of today, thanks to all the skills unlocked by reading along with everybody here in this book club (among other clubs), I have actually officially completed my first full manga series in Japanese: 五等分の花嫁. 14 volumes, full of idioms and bizarre character quirks that was nonetheless incredibly fun! I now know the idiom 馬が合う by heart and could easily recognize a bunch of other random idioms (including ones that were taken and corrupted to make a joke. Thanks Negi. That’s…mostly not sarcasm, but some of the phrases took me hours to track down, so maybe there is a bit of sarcasm in there… :laughing:)

I just wanted to take a moment to maybe brag about it a little bit. :wink: But more importantly, I wanted to just post a heartfelt thanks to everyone here! I quite literally could not have gotten to where I am in my reading ability without having started with this club with all of you, and I’m so happy and grateful to all of you! Here’s looking forward to more reading and more time spent with a truly wonderful group of people!

Now…to actually read the Takagi-san chapter as a reward for that punishing push to finish the final volume. :wink:

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My thoughts as I go through part three (with spoilers).

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And it only went downhill for him from there…

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That’s why I often try to really encourage people to join the ABBC and start reading. While a lot of people will necessarily drop out early, if even one person who wasn’t considering reading decides to give it a try and (painstakingly, but surprisingly relatively quickly) unlocks their ability to read, it’s worth it.

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Your entire thought process is definitely similar to mine. :laughing:

Why does this look so familiar but I can’t place it?

Agreed! You’ve turned me into something of an evangelist regarding the book clubs, as well. :wink:

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Harvest Moon, specifically the original SNES title =D

Welcome, Brother Generic. We have a long history of Book Club Evangelism.

The support system of a book club is a great way to get past the initial hurdle of not knowing how to go about starting reading.

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wish I was as confident as you both…but reading has absolutely helped… went to the dentist to day and was stuck waiting and didn’t bring my tablet with me…it’s super rare there is ever any waiting…but had my phone…

thought well heck I can read…thankfully I remembered my bookwalker password and opened up flying witch vol1 (from ages ago - don’t even remember when we read that)…thought let’s see how this goes and went through 41 pages today in 10-15 minutes…felt good to be able to do that!!! Haven’t looked at it since was struggling with the book club read ages ago… definitely have come a long way…

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When I did my first try at pitch accent testing today, I found there’s a pitch accent type that perfectly represents the change in my “pitch accent recognition” confidence:

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(I knew I’d be really bad at it, but was unprepared for just how bad!)

Hopefully you took the opportunity to cry out in victory, confusing the dentist and other patrons in the process.

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