Tadoku Round 2: Not an April Fools’ Prank

April 1st is almost here, and you (probably) know what that means….

TADOKU.  多読。Reading.  All Day Long.  Language Acquisition.  New Learning Methods.  Trash-Talk. Twitter.

What?  Read on, friend.

First of all, you can read about what 多読 actually is here.

I wrote a post about the previous Tadoku contest, but I figure this time I’d try to organize my materials and such.

The Challenge:

During January’s Tadoku contest, I didn’t have classes, frisbee practice, or a need to shower.  This time I have all of that stuff.  I’m really looking forward to taking full advantage of all the time I have available.  This contest will probably serve as a reminder of how much time I really have in a day.

The Goal:

My placing is irrelevant. 1000 pages is my goal.  That’s more than double my amount from January’s contest.  Considering the fact that I will have at least 5~6 hours that cannot be used for reading (frisbee, homework, and classes) everyday, this will be a challenge.  My method is generally to aim really high, so even if I don’t reach my goal, I will still improve a lot.  But this time is different.  I will reach 1000 pages.

The Materials:

This time around I have new additions to my arsenal.


  • バクマン(v.1-5)
  • 聖おにいさん(v.1-4)
  • 機動戦士ガンダム00
  • フロントミッション:ドッグライフアンドドッグスタイル
  • 獣神演武 -HERO TALES-
  • 浦安鉄筋家族


  • モンスターハンターポータブル3rd(PSP)
  • Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time (PS2)


The Changes:

Last contest I got most of my pages from subs, if I remember correctly.  Now that all of those shows have been watched, I’m going to focus on reading text from books and games.  I am going to try to avoid re-reading stuff if possible, unless it’s just too fun to abandon.

The Conclusion:

Directions for signing up are  here.  Do it.  If you are learning any language, I’d recommend it.

Author: Koyami

I'm Koyami. I am a freelance Japanese-English Translator and I enjoy learning new skills and reading in my spare time. Current pursuits include juggling, piano, and collecting all of the 十二国記 books. Follow me on Twitter and Google+ for blog updates, my Japanese word of the day, and more!