Japanese reading report

Pretty lightweight week for me, at least compared to my recent pace. Not looking forward to how next week will be once I finally get my copy of Elden Ring. This will also be a pretty light report since I stayed up late to squeeze in some reading today and I don’t want to be up too much later.

First was 夜ふかしの詩 vol. 1. Didn’t really like it at first, the main kid is kind of a bummer. It got better as it went on but I gotta be honest, I’m not really sure what the premise is going to be. I’ll read vol. 2 before passing judgement since I have it anyway. Learned some useful (?) sex words. The art is nice.

Read 珈琲をしづかに vol. 4 and 5, which brought the series to a close. Around the middle of vol. 5 I started feeling like it was getting close to a nice conclusion and was curious how the story would continue past that point, but it ended up ending there instead (I had missed the 完結 badge on the store page and didn’t realize it was over). I’m happy with the way it turned out though. Five volumes felt just right.

I also read 阿波連さんははかれない vol. 6 and wow, the sudden plot development! As funny as ever but I’d actually forgotten how long it had been since anything changed in the status quo so that was a nice surprise.

Tonight I read half of トニカクカワイイ vol. 13 and there has also been some interesting plot development here, though it pretty quickly went back to the standard formula. Haven’t finished this one yet though, so maybe there’s more in store before the end of the volume.

Throughout the week I finally finished watching 赤髪の白雪姫 S2and just…never figured out why it’s supposed to be good. I wanted to give it a good shot since my sister loves it so much but it has a bad habit of introducing a new trial and then resolving it in the very same episode. I think part of the problem is that the きゅん moments in this show just do nothing for me personally. Feels kinda bad. Apparently the manga is better than the book and I have a few volumes of it so maybe I’ll give it a try sometime.