Vol 4 - シメジシミュレーション - Shimeji Simulation

シメジシミュレーション - Vol 4 Discussion Thread :mushroom:

Start Date: 12th Feb 2023
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Reading Schedule

Start Date Chapter
Feb 12 31
Feb 19 32
Feb 26 33
Mar 5 34
Mar 12 35
Mar 19 36
Mar 26 37
Apr 2 38
Apr 9 39
Apr 16 40

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Chapter 31 - Arkitacture

Here we go!

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I wasn’t sure about this chapter at first but then really enjoyed the second half.

I couldn’t find くねうね in the dictionary. Searching for くねうねの意味 directs you to goo entries for くねくね and うねうね - both of which mean “winding” or “twisting and turning”. That sort of meaning seems to fit with the context.

I liked this character in the background, has a kind of Don Quixote vibe but with a unicorn!

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Chapter 32 - Feshion

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This whole arc of manipulating reality with just thought is taking the surrealism of this manga to another level of weird… (not that I’m complaining :sweat_smile:)

One question please

Page 26

Might be because the events of previous volumes are vague to my terrible memory at this point… but why is Shimeji-chan wondering about (them) being human here?

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Yeah, I’m also enjoying the surrealness! Loved the Feshion. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Sumida’s キワドイdress

Page 26

I thought this was partly because they look very alien in their outfits, and partly that Shimeji recognises that she (herself) is different to most people. She’s come quite a long way for a hikikomori!

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Chapter 33 - Kokoa

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I enjoyed the library in the last week’s chapter. Interested to see where this goes next…

Chapter 34 - Nathing

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Page 26

I don’t think she’s wondering about them being humans here, it’s more like “I guess that’s what it is to be human”

I think the あれ refers to the stuff she’s describing in the narration (how they mess around with the clothes in the club, and then ended up influencing the entire town)

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Chapter 35 - Faer

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A horror chapter really suited this art style! Really enjoyed the art in this chapter.

モディリアーニの絵

Any ideas on the middle characters - ローマ**の大盾?

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Not very confident myself, by I believe that’s ローマ兵の大盾

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Thanks, that makes perfect sense :+1:

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Chapter 36 - Algirothm

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Chapter 37 - Cotcus

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I love the opening picture each chapter and trying to guess where the story might go next…

There was a bit of an Alice in Wonderland vibe to this week’s chapter, and some really great moments of wackiness. I enjoyed the entity that could transfer their consciousness from cactus to cactus and the two in a bed giant pancakes!

But my favourite moment this week was this image on the first page. I think it’s the excitement in Majime’s eyes at what is happening!

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Chapter 38 - Exvacation

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Oh no! Poor guy! After he served them so well!

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It looks like the ホタルイカ is a real thing - an arrow shaped glowing squid. Although according to Wikipedia the real life version is only 7cm long:

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Chapter 39 - Fostavel

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Two to go!

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