「女だから」(Sexiled) – Japanese Book Recommendations

女だから、とパーティを追放されたので 伝説の魔女と最強タッグを組みました (Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress!) by 蛙田あめこ (Kaeruda Ameko)   Genre: fantasy, light novel, feminist Great for: Intermediate and above (JLPT N2+) (OR N3 learners who really, really love fantasy novels.) Length: 270 pages Amazon Japan: 女だから、とパーティを追放されたので伝説の魔女と最強タッグを組みました Synopsis (from Amazon Japan and Amazon US): 魔導師のターニャは「女だから」という理不尽な理由で冒険者パーティを追放される。 そのストレス解消のため、人のいない荒野で大魔術をぶっ放していたら、伝説の大魔女・ラプラスの封印を解いてしまって!? 半信半疑のターニャだったが、指を鳴らすだけで天候を変える大魔女の実力を目の当たりにして、本物だと信じることに。 Tanya Artemiciov is a talented Mage-class adventurer who just got kicked out of her party by a sexist scumbag. So what’s a girl to do? Go to the wasteland and blow stuff up of course! One small problem though: she… Read More…

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Lose Yourself in Japanese: “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas” 「君の膵臓を食べたい」

Last year I picked up a book from Kinokuniya called 「君の膵臓を食べたい」(Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai). I didn’t realize at the time was a great book it was. To the point where I would become so enthralled that I forgot I was practicing my Japanese. This is the kind of story that you want to find when you’re learning Japanese. One that you lose yourself in to the point where you’re not studying, you’re using Japanese.   “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas” 「君の膵臓を食べたい」Novel Japanese Level Other Media Live Action Movie Manga Anime Movie (coming 2018) Genre Drama Short Description A young boy… Read More…

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