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Currently Reading: Chapter 7 - 雪だるま

Summary

Middle school students Nishikata and Takagi sit next to each other in class. Takagi, who is in love with Nishikata, enjoys teasing him with embarrassing pranks and jokes. In response, Nishikata creates plans to get his revenge, but they always fail when she identifies his weaknesses and capitalizes on them.

Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 August 20th Chapter 1 (63) - バレンタイン① 3 - 20 18
Week 2 August 27th Chapter 2 (64) - バレンタイン② 21 - 36 16
Week 3 September 3rd Chapter 3 (65) - けん玉 37 - 52 16
Week 4 September 10th Chapter 4 (66) - 自転車 53 - 68 16
Week 5 September 17th Chapter 5 (67) - 保健室 69 - 84 16
Week 6 September 24th Chapter 6 (68) - 体育倉庫 85 - 100 16
Week 7 October 1st Chapter 7 (69) - 雪だるま 103 - 118 16
Week 8 October 8th Chapter 8 (70) - 氷 119 - 134 16
Week 9 October 15th Chapter 9 (71) - 水切り 135 - 150 16
Week 9 October 15th Bonus - おまけ 152 - 155 4

As before, given how short the bonus chapter is, we will be reading Chapter 9 and the Bonus Chapter in the same week.

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Vocabulary

Chapter Participants

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バレンタイン!? Another multi-chapter arc? Volume 8 is spoiling us from the start! :wink:

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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Ah, I see an overlap with my reading from yesterday.

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After reading week 1’s chapter, I wonder: is the volume 5 omake an alternate reality version of this day?

Over in Yukari Land, Valentine's Day landed on Saturday.

I wonder if the current seating arrangement for Takagi and Nishikata means they’re in year two this chapter. (The mangaka said in an interview that he typically has year one in mind, but sometimes does chapters set in year two.)

Then again, if the seating arrangement change was during year one, the Yukari chapter could easily be in year two.

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so cute!!!

vocab populated

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Summary

This chapter left me just as confused as Nishikata, but then I read a bit forward and realized it was a multi-parter! I have half a mind to just read it all now but I’ll wait for the schedule to get there haha

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Although we get a part 2, I think part 1 wrapped up sufficiently. Takagi placed the box in Nishikata’s shoe box after he went on ahead in the morning. When he sees it after school, he’s prodded toward thinking it’s from Takagi, at which point she gives him obligation chocolate to confuse him on who the box is from. As he thinks maybe the box isn’t from Takagi, she adds the こっちは to her 義理(ぎり)だ, so it’s clear that this one is obligation chocolate (as opposed to the box she left for him earlier).

Elsewhere, these boys need Maki in their school.

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Ohhh, I was clearly a full Nishikata here, I thought it was hers but I didn’t realize the implications of what she said

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バレンタイン 2: Electric Boogaloo. Ready for another week of sweets? :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!
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hmm…I just finished but the post was 43 min ago…but I still clicked already read it :smiling_imp:

vocab updated cute!!! have a recollection of seeing this one in the anime at some point…

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(Just kidding. Anytime before Saturday is technically early, anyway. :stuck_out_tongue:)

Thanks for always filling out the vocabulary!

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cheating… learned it from からかい上手の高木さん!

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It was a week after Valentine’s Day when they first noticed MrGeneric’s disappearance.

A search party was formed.

MrGeneric’s last known avatar was printed on fliers and passed among the police.

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But in the end, it was determined that this was the perfect opportunity to get 100% “I’ve already read it!” on this week’s poll, so everyone decided to postpone the search for a few more days.

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Thanks for the laugh! :joy:

I’m a day late, mostly because I straight up didn’t realize yesterday was Thursday. :see_no_evil:

Let’s get ready to watch Nishikata and Takagi-san play some けん玉!

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)

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I thought today was Thursday until my calendar reminder for a “every Friday morning” task popped up this morning. Then I received an e-mail notification from our Medicare contractor about their call center being closed Monday, so that got me checking and sure enough I have Monday off. (No wonder so many coworkers were out early or all day today…)


As for this week’s reading, here’s some extra けん(だま) fun:

Someone's really bad at it.

And someone seems to be good at it.

This one may be considered a spoiler.

This one never happened, by the way.

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hahaha sadly with the socal heatwave…the ac decided to die … so I spent a big chunk of my day fixing the ac unit or I could be able to click that button…sadly this time around I cannot…but the air is cold again!!!

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Off-topic

With no A/C here, I’m lucky(?) that all I have to deal with is a small desk fan that randomly stops working.

But it’s only topped out at 86F indoors so far (add two degrees for upstairs, so I’m staying downstairs). Should be hotter by Sunday, though!

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off topic...

fans are cheap…order on amazon, visit a target or something…replace that before it gets worse

I wanna read this chapter but im so tired…

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Me being difficult while still off-topic.

I’m much too cheap to buy a new fan. (Ignore the vast size of my collection of digital manga purchases.)

Worst case scenario, I do have a fan I bought back in the late 1990's that's still in its original packaging.

Note pictured here: The handle is a decent length for manual operation. Difficult to use while working at the computer, though.

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life is short you can’t take it with you :wink: buy an electric fan…and if you are worried about rolling blackouts buy a generator hehehe

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