So I went back to the audiobook I recently purchased and turns out it’s a similar VA style but not Nakahara sadly .
Narrated by: 稗田 寧々, 鈴木 勝美, 小林 大紀
I knew something didn’t feel as punchy as the anime, but couldn’t tell if it was because it was a narration by the audiobook. I guess that would be extremely expensive to produce and probably hard to book her for audiobooks.
It seems high quality nevertheless. And the first volume was like 7USD or so on audible.
I haven’t had much time to sit down and watch anything new lately, so I’ve been trying to squeeze in some listening comprehension by putting familiar shows on in the background while I’m doing housework and such. Just finished SPY×FAMILY S1 | 30, which I’ve watched before with ENG subs and read the manga for, and today started on 逃げるは恥だが役に立つ S1 | L28, which I’ve seen at least 4 times now and also read the manga for.
I feel like most other stuff I listen is either easy and uninteresting, which means I tune out when I have it on in the background, or interesting but too difficult to listen to comfortably while doing other things. But listening to already-familiar shows is nice because I can follow the story even if I tune out for a bit, and it helps me to pick up/remember more words in context because I know the overall meaning.
The problem is, I’m running out of familiar favorites to re-watch I tried the ホリミヤ anime the other day since I just read the first few volumes, but alas, it didn’t hold my attention well enough.
I’m continuing to watch ノッキンオン・ロックドドア S1 | L30?? as it airs and it’s a lot of fun. I think the first episode was probably the trickiest in terms of fast speech/vocab/weird phrasing as they were setting the tone of the show, as I did need to JP subs to keep up there, but this last episode I barely looked at the JP subs as we’ve slipped into pretty standard crime investigation talk.
I suspect I might not have enjoyed the book very much - it reminds me a bit of the show やっぱりおしい刑事 S1 | L29?? which I enjoyed a lot but was pretty ‘meh’ on the book おしい刑事 | L30
Some things just do better as a live format for me.
Rewatching large chunks of ソードアート・オンライン without subtitles. Did Fairy Dance, then GGO, and started in on Aincrad. This was inspired by watching SAO Full Dive, which is a nice mix of character side stories and live music performances.
Have been debating rewatching SAOP Aria of a Starless Night. I’m reading that story rn, but I have a ton of frustrations with the movie, btwn Mito really detracting from the OG story, and them leaving out various subplots/details that add a lot of depth to the story.
Finished rewatching SAO Aincrad arc without subs, which puts me at 1.5 seasons without subs. It’s been a pleasant surprise how much I can understand.
Oddly I tried ep 2 of ホリミヤ -piece- S1 | L24 without subs, and could barely understand it… A lot of the talk is very slangy, I guess. I quit after 5 min). I’m sure I’d be fine with subs, but I don’t have a way to do that on my phone, and my computer situation is currently a bit 複雑. Edit: I watched the rest, and it was better, but there was still a decent amount where I was lost
I’m on the last episode of 美しい彼 | L36, and I don’t want it to end! There are only 10 episodes altogether, and I couldn’t stop myself from watching them one after another, but now I’m dragging out the final episode…
I enjoyed the style, I’m not sure it would be for everyone, but you can get a good sense from the trailer. It’s also the first time I’ve watched a movie entirely in Japanese just using Japanese cc so that was a nice feeling of accomplishment