Thursday, April 8, 2021

Japanese Readathon April

Japanese Readathon April
hosted by @jplitreadathon

#MiniMangaReadathon (manga)
date: April 16th-18th, your own timezone
prompt: free choice (read as many manga titles, volumes, chapters as your heart desires)
The Promised Neverland
Volume 1
by Kaiu Shirai
illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Manga, Japan | Published: 2016 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
starts off light, but soon gets dark and twisted

Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Volume 1
by Akiko Higashimura
translated by Steven LeCroy
Manga, Romance, Humor, Japan | Published: 2016 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
LOL, fun, chick-lit feel with older woman and younger guy romance

#JPLitReadathon (Japanese literature)
date: April 19th-25th, your own timezone

1. free choice
In Praise of Shadows
by Jun'ichirĊ Tanizaki translated by Edward G. Seidensticker, Thomas J. Harper
Essay, Architecture, Art, Japan | Published: 1977 (first 1933) | Goodreads | my rating: dnf

2. a new beginning: author new to you or genre new to you or anything else from the Japanese literature that might be new to you
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Memoir, Travel, Buddhism, Japan | Published: 2016 | Goodreads | my rating: tba

3. group pick:
The Old Capital
by Yasunari Kawabata
translated by J. Martin Holman and Vanja Lantz
Classic, Historical, Japan | Published: 2006 (first 1962) | Goodreads | my rating: tba

Mini challenges:

1. arts & crafts: make a bookmark and draw a character or scene from an anime, manga, novel of your choice, so you can use for this edition or future editions - made a matching bookmark for the group read
2. watch an anime movie
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)
Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (original title)
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Screenplay: Makoto Ueda
Based on book by: Tomihiko Morimi
Stars: Gen Hoshino, Kana Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Japan | imdb | my rating: tba

In this comedy about one epic night in Kyoto, a college sophomore goes on a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife, all the while unaware of the romantic longings of her classmate Senpai.

3. cook a Japanese dish that is new to you

4. beautiful cover: share with us a picture of your most favorite edition of a Japanese book that sits on your shelf
Cherry blossoms theme pairing of Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima and Cherry Blossom Parade puzzle I found at Walmart.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you get a craft, a food, and you are choosing the puzzle connection to go with the readalong. I look forward to your thoughts on The Old Capital. The Night is Short, Walk On Girl looks fun.


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