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

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

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: 5
being a foundling, interesting concept

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: 4

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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