Japanese reading report

This week I pretty much just read 京都寺町三条のホームズ vol. 3. I’m 60% through it now, quite happy with my pace and feeling good about finishing it by the end of next week. So far this volume has been almost entirely material that was cut from the anime, including some really good stuff! Holmes comes over to Aoi’s house and they get into deep talks in her room, and somehow they simply didn’t see fit to adapt it. I’m also realizing that Rikyu was either invented for the anime or introduced much later and backported in, which is wild. I’m getting the feeling that the goal of the anime was to cover as much of the master forger stuff as possible, but it’s crazy to me that they skipped over so much character development. Oh well.

I also (re)watched ep. 1 of 青春ブタ野郎 and found it much easier than I expected. It’s been a while since I watched it for the first time and I was definitely anticipating some trouble from the 中2 pseudoscience stuff, but it’s not that bad so far. Will be continuing the series next week.