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Kazuki's sleepwalking is simultaneously interesting and creepy to little sister Haruko.
Notes: Besides a few technical terms, such as the formal word for sleepwalking, this episode should be approachable, featuring interesting vocabulary such as the words and expressions for "officially," "creepy," and "mental," plus several extended grammar discussions.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.4(274 votes)
When Kazuki goes away to college, Haruko has mixed feelings.
Notes: This episode contains wonderful vocabulary and expressions such as "to look after someone," "to be approaching (an event or milestone)," and "night after night," along with several extended notes.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(134 votes)
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Kazuki thinks back to his first day in his college dorm.
Notes: This episode showcases interesting expressions, such as one that literally means "to type a period" (onto an era, etc).
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(59 votes)
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A minor emergency is averted when Kazuki has a chance encounter with a dormmate.
Notes: This episode contains extensive notes on a trio of tricky adverbs: ichiou, imasara, and naosara, plus other notes and great vocab.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.4(49 votes)
Pro
Kazuki's sleepwalking makes him something of a celebrity, but perhaps not in a good way.
Notes: This episode contains lots of good vocabulary, such as the customer-service word for "complaint" and an expression that means "on the first shot," along with a note on a common word for "persuade."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.2(51 votes)
Pro
On a beautiful morning shortly before graduation, something unexpected happens in the dorm.
Notes: This episode contains beautiful vocabulary, such as the words for "clear autumn/winter skies," and a pattern that means "all that remains is to (verb)."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(41 votes)
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Ichirou investigates the noise from the room next door.
Notes: This heart-pounding episode contains great vocabulary, such as words that mean "with trepidation," "to twist," and "pale as a ghost," along with a discussion of the difference between two words that mean "to shout."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(41 votes)
Pro
Ichirou discovers the reason for the scream from the neighboring room.
Notes: This episode contains excellent expressions, such as a pattern for reporting a thought that you now recognize is mistaken, and an expression that means "to snap out of (a reverie, etc)."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.9(35 votes)
Pro
The dorm is a flurry of activity as people attempt to make sense of the situation in Room 303.
Notes: This episode contains fun vocabulary, such as a word that means "to do (to someone's chagrin)," and a sarcastic use of kureru.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.9(34 votes)
Pro
A sharp-eyed detective begins the investigation.
Notes: This episode contains great police vocabulary, such as "the right to remain silent," "questioning (in a police context)," "fingerprints," and more, as well as several extended grammar notes, as always.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(31 votes)
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Detective Saitou learns more about the case from Ichirou.
Notes: This episode contains interesting vocabulary, such as a word that means "miscellaneous noises from things."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.9(28 votes)
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Ichirou relates his experiences with Akihiko and Kazuki to Detective Saitou.
Notes: This article contains fun vocabulary like words that mean "haunted house" and "to wander around aimlessly," as well as an expression that means "to repay kindness with evil."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.8(27 votes)
Pro
A different student relates what he saw the previous night.
Notes: This episode contains lots of great examples of common speech patterns like contractions and inversions.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(25 votes)
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Detective Saitou reviews what is known about the case so far.
Notes: This episode provides excellent practice in digesting an information-rich rundown of the facts and includes such crime vocabulary as "time of death," "murder weapon," and more.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.5(24 votes)
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Detective Saitou interviews Kazuki's parents in order to learn more about the relationship between Kazuki and Akihiko.
Notes: This episode contains great expressions, such as ones that mean "to say unanimously," and "to lead a life," as well as a pattern for invoking a hypothetical scenario.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(24 votes)
Pro
Akihiko proposes a trip.
Notes: This episode contains great vocabulary, such as words that mean "national park," "to earn (money, etc)," and "black-and-white."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.2(22 votes)
Pro
Akihiko's teenage years come into focus.
Notes: This episode contains lots of great vocabulary and notes related to high school and college in Japan.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(23 votes)
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Akihiko talks about his hopes for the future, as Kazuki thinks about his own future.
Notes: This episode contains fun expressions such as "to stuff one's cheeks (with food)" and "to make one's eyes sparkle (with excitement, etc)," as well as a breakdown of a potentially tricky sentence.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(22 votes)
Pro
The two friends set off on their long-planned trip.
Notes: This episode contains lots of great vocabulary, such as words for "preliminary research," "something heard for the first time," and "easy win," as well as several extended annotations.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.4(18 votes)
Pro
On their way to the airport, Kazuki and Akihiko discuss their plans for Yosemite.
Notes: This episode offers great expressions, such as one that means "to be taken aback," as well as extended notes on a few simple-looking words that can be beguiling.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.4(17 votes)
Pro
As Kazuki and Akihiko ensure their papers are in order, Kazuki reflects on his growth over the past year.
Notes: This episode contains fun dialog and a common expression that means "it will work out some way or another."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(15 votes)
Pro
It's vacation time as the two friends arrive in America.
Notes: This episode contains lots of good travel vocabulary, such as the words for "immigration," "customs," "getting a connecting flight," and more, plus several extended notes.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(16 votes)
Pro
Kazuki and Akihiko make their way toward Yosemite.
Notes: This episode contains fun vocabulary, such as a word that means "to act jumpy/skittish" and a phrase that allows a speaker to ask with surprise about when something occurred.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(15 votes)
Pro
The two friends enter Yosemite Valley.
Notes: This episode contains lots of colloquial language, plus fun expressions like "on full display."
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.1(17 votes)
Pro
The two friends get some helpful information from the person in charge at their campsite.
Notes: This episode contains a pattern that means "to pretend to do something," and a use of tsumori in which it refers to a conviction or belief.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.2(10 votes)