Japanese reading report

This week I decided to focus hard on audiobooks in the hope that I could get ahead of pace again, and as of tonight I’ve finally achieved that goal. There were a lot of them so I won’t go into too much detail.

水族館ガール 1 (11:10, low focus): Not great but I have to admit I zoned out a lot during this one. To a large extent it was a typical “girl learns about a topic” story but at some point the main character finds out she can understand dolphin language and then it takes a weird turn.

うちの家庭教師がグイグイきすぎて勉強どころじゃない!(6:30, med-high focus): Surprisingly entertaining considering what you might imagine based on the title. Guy gets assigned a private tutor because his parents don’t recognize his study ability; said tutor realizes she has nothing to teach him and decides to play videogames in his room all day and generally just be a menace. Her catchphrase こまけに (細かいことを気にするな) is something I plan to adopt for myself.

幼なじみが絶対に負けないラブコメ 4, 5, 6 (24:13 in total, med focus): As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a pretty dumb series. I basically keep it on because it’s incredibly easy to understand and I don’t have to think about what to listen to next.

Anime: I watched one episode of Naruto and the three currently available episodes of 呪術廻戦 S2. It’s a pretty good adaptation so far.

For manga, all I read this week was Gantz vol. 12 and 葬送のフリーレン vol. 7. Gantz is continuing to go further off the rails than even before. 葬送のフリーレン just keeps getting better. Two stories in this volume, 南の勇者 and 秘湯, both had me tearing up, and 好きな場所 was a really cute chapter.

Finally, I’m not sure if I should mention it so early but…I might be starting to play 空の軌跡. I’ve only gotten through the opening series of cutscenes so far but the dialogue is fun. エステル is so funny. I’ve heard good things about the battle system too. Hopefully I can manage to stick with it.