Volume 3 - シメジシミュレーション・Shimeji Simulation

Chapter 24 - April 9th

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I think this is probably 7月, since it’s the middle of summer and all. You can see that the side strokes of the kanji extend a bit past the bottom horizontal stroke, making it look a bit more like 月 than 日.

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Well pages 46 and 47 might hold the record for longest time spent on two pages of a manga for me. It’s a good thing we all love language here, right?

I think Shijima’s got a future as a lyricist. モサモサモササウルス is a banger.

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I couldn’t make sense of the poem in the second panel of page 46 and at first thought it was nonsense. In fact it’s the Iroha, a Japanese poem written probably in the Heian era, which is a perfect pangram, i.e. uses each character of the Japanese syllabary exactly once. Perhaps if it wasn’t handwritten it would have been easier to spot the unusual ゐ (wi) and ゑ(we) archaic hiragana. Wikipedia gives a breakdown of the translation.

With the amount of times people complain about 友人 being a vocabulary word early in Wanikani, it’s always nice when it comes up in a manga (page 44). It appears to have a more formal feel than using 友達 here.

Something weird happens to Shijima at the bottom of the first page, I assume she is just shaking because she is nervous to be approached by someone she doesn’t well.

Loved it!

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Chapter 25 - April 16th

And you’ll be pleased to know it’s a much easier read than last week…

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Alrighty, I’ve finally managed to snag a copy. You haven’t finished the whole volume already, right? :stuck_out_tongue:

Just gotta find some time to catch up…

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Chapter 26 - April 23rd

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I sat down to start getting caught up on this… at which point, I realised I never actually read volume two. So I’ma get caught up on that first. :stuck_out_tongue:

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So all this time spent waiting for volume 3 to arrive… :joy:

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Chapter 27 - April 30th

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Some flash backs to chapter 7! I wonder if anyone is really selling あじやき since volume one came out?

What’s the kanji I can’t identify on page 87?

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生けすの中で?生えた友情
My best guess so far is 芝 but I’m not sure that makes sense!

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芽生えた?

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That’s the one, thank you. Didn’t know 芽生える but that’s a nice word - to bud, to sprout.

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Chapter 28 - May 7th

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That was an interesting chapter. Gotta be happy with a cheeky appearance by チト and ユーリ!

I remember someone commenting on the mysterious stones in the very first week. I wonder how much we are going to find out…

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Chapter 29 - May 14th

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Finally finished ch26…the マジ puns made me laugh way more than they should have :joy:

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Chapter 30 - May 21st

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The beginning of the chapter was unexpectedly badass :sunglasses: :grin:

I have been getting more confused every week, lol. Is sis a bad guy…?

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Me during the final chapter:

I don’t want to wait again for the next one!!!

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