Japanese reading report

At the beginning of the week I decided I was tired of not being able to focus on manga and decided to finish off my current book a week ahead of schedule and hopefully get ahead of the game. I read about 2-3x more per day than I had originally planned, and did end up finishing it today (overall audiobook runtime: 7:55 at full focus).. Unfortunately it didn’t actually put me much ahead of schedule…my adjusted pace has gone from one book per 20 days to one per…21 days…

In the end the entire book went by without introducing any new 思春期症候群 cases, which actually surprised me. It’s a pretty focused and rather mundane story about 花楓 moving forward with her life after recovering from her alternate personality disorder. Probably one of the weaker entries in the series for me but it had some good moments for sure. The book ended with a teaser for the next mystery so we might be in for a return to form soon.

Still committed to freeing up some time for manga, so I started my next novel right away; 京都寺町三条のホームズ vol. 6. I’m aiming for two weeks to finish it but if I can stay consistent about finding time in the mornings I might try for one. So far I’ve only read the prologue so not much to say yet.

I listened to ひげひろ 4 (6:01, high focus) and 5 (4:55, high focus) and thought they closed out the series pretty well. I will say the resolution felt a tad rushed but it had a nice ending and five volumes is a very respectable length for a light novel series.

Caught up on some of my seasonal anime backlist. 文豪ストレイドッグス・僕のヒーローアカデミア・シュガーアップル・フェアリーテイル・ 進撃の巨人完結ほんとだよなんで信じてくれないの編 前編. Buddy Daddies was a recap episode this week (naku).

Finally, I started playing Final Fantasy X tonight and have put in about 2:30. The sphere system tutorial dragged on a lot but otherwise it’s been pretty smooth. About 90% of the dialogue is voiced which makes it easy to follow along with. It’s my first FF game ever so I don’t really know what to expect but I’m enjoying myself.