Monday, August 2, 2021

Japanese Readathon August

Japanese Readathon August
hosted by @jplitreadathon

Dates: August 20-22, your own timezone

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
by Junji Ito
Manga, Horror, Humor, Cats, Japan | Published: 2015 (first 2009) | Goodreads | my rating: tba

Dates: August 23-29, your own timezone


1. free choice

2. book that features cats (or any other kind of animal)

3. group pick:
Automatic Eve
by Rokurō Inui
translated by Matt Treyvaud
SciFi, Steampunk, Japan | Published: 2019 | Goodreads | my rating: tba


Prompt: free choice
(e.g. making art/creativity [drawing/painting/calligraphy/diy], cooking, watching movie/anime adaptations, etc.)

Date: August 20-29 (entire duration of the readathon)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (2008)
Director/Writer: Paul Schrader
Writer: Leonard Schrader
Based on books by: Yukio Mishima
Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya
Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: tba

A look at acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, the impossible harmony he created between self, art, and society, and his famously committed public seppuku (ritual suicide). Includes interviews, commentary, documentary, and more.


  1. I look forward to seeing what you think of the cat manga. :) Good luck on the readalong!


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