For the past three days, I have been participating in the Mini Manga Readathon portion of the Japanese Readathon. I had a wonderful time, and got to enjoy reading (and in some cases re-reading) some fantastic manga!

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, the Japanese Readathon does continue throughout the week. If you would like to participate in the second part of the readthon, or are just interested in learning more about it, I highly recommend checking out the Japanese Readathon Twitter account.

As I mentioned in last week’s readathon announcement post, I did consider participating in the entire Japanese Readathon. I ultimately decided to take part in the Mini Manga Readathon only, but I would love to (and hopefully will) take part in the whole readathon next year.

The Mini Manga Readathon itself was a tremendous amount of fun! Just like Bout of Books, which I participated in back in January, this was a very low-stress readathon, which focused on reading purely for pleasure.

There were some social media-based activities available on Twitter and Instagram, such as reading sprints, but they were optional. I never quite managed to participate in any of the reading sprints, because I got so wrapped up in the series I was reading that I kept forgetting to check Twitter.

I did, however, take part in the Mini Manga Readathon’s bingo game! The bingo game was a lot of fun, and I really liked the prompts that were chosen for the board. I didn’t manage to score a bingo this time, but I’m really pleased with the number of series that I was able to complete.

The following titles are series that I read from beginning to end during the course of the readathon (* indicates a series that is still being released)…

Friday:

  • Yu Yu Hakusho, volumes 1-19 (Yoshihiro Togashi)

Saturday:

  • Magic Knight Rayearth, volumes 1-3 (CLAMP)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth II, volumes 1-3 (CLAMP)
  • Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku, volumes 1-4* (Fujita)
  • Takane and Hana, volume 1* (Yuki Shiwasu)

Sunday:

  • Takane and Hana, volumes 2-16* (Yuki Shiwasu)
  • Cutie and the Beast, volumes 1-2* (Yuhi Azumi)

While I really enjoyed the manga I chose to read, the best part of this readathon was having the opportunity to engage in some great conversations with my fellow manga fans. I even got recommendations for new manga and anime that I’m really looking forward to trying!

Overall, I had a wonderful time participating in this year’s Mini Manga Readathon, and I will definitely be participating again next year!

Over the next several weeks, I will be posting reviews of all the manga I read during the Mini Manga Readathon. I hope you’ll visit The Unapologetic Bookworm frequently during the coming weeks to check out my reviews of these titles, along with reviews of several novels, Reading Challenge updates, and other new content.

Have a great week!

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