Japanese reading report

I started the week with BLUE LOCK vol. 1, since there’s an anime coming out soon and the teaser intrigued me. It’s a pretty wild concept, basically a fusion of sports and battle royale. Pretty funny at times and it has good action. I got vol. 2 for free a while back as well so I’ll at least read that at some point. It’s hard for me to imagine following a sports series, but it had me hooked enough to read the whole thing in one sitting so who knows.

The rest of the week was a bit of a disaster thanks to the release of Deathloop. I didn’t manage to stay on track with 京都寺町三条のホームズ vol. 4; I’m about 20 pages behind right now so I’ll have to crank up the pace a bit over the next two weeks. It doesn’t help that this first chapter has been quite painful so far…it’s literally Aoi asking for help designing an itinerary for her friends, and then pages and pages of difficult temple names and history. Really hoping it picks up soon.

Yesterday I read 呪術廻戦 vol. 3, which is actually my 52nd volume of manga this year, completing my goal over three months early. Not as good as last year but I deliberately set a low number because I wanted to focus on other things as well (to mixed results). Anyway, this volume was fun. I can’t believe I didn’t realize that Nanami’s name is a reference to his 7:3 ratio technique when I was watching the anime.