Japanese reading report

This week I started reading 本好きの下剋上 vol. 7 and got a little past halfway through it. マイン’s baby brother has been born, and another baby has appeared at the temple. マイン has been working on colored ink and 鈴-style bells (I learned the difference between 鈴 and 鐘) and having yet another altercation with the nobility. Unfortunately it seems my least-favorite character is going to be sticking around for a while. Hopefully he improves.

I listened to a short essay collection audiobook called いい匂いのする方へ (3:07, medium focus). It had some interesting stories about the author’s life, including reflections on minimalism, being raised Catholic, and what it’s like to be a single father. I’d like to listen to it again, maybe even a couple of times.

It’s been a while but I finally got back to FFX. Played about two and a half hours last night, learned all about シーモア老師’s backstory.

I also read six volumes of manga. Getting close to being back on schedule.

葬送のフリーレン vol. 10 dropped a pretty interesting reveal about マハト’s pact with the 黄金郷 and then moved into a pretty intense boss fight. The end of the volume has me very hyped for what comes next.

ダンダダン vol. 11 was as entertaining as ever, but somehow felt a little lacking. チェンソーマン vol. 15 was sort of the same. The new devil was interesting and I liked the look at Asa’s past trauma but it felt a little weak to me. Nothing really to say about 最近雇ったメイドが怪しい vol. 7.

新しいきみへ vol. 5 was great as always. Just really good characterization and tension which I can never talk about because of spoilers. This volume ended with a cliffhanger and I can’t wait for the next one.

呪術廻戦 vol. 23 had some good moments. I’m honestly feeling a bit of fatigue with the current arc.

Only watched one episode of Naruto. Unfortunately Akamaru seems to have survived his battle.