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Jun 4, 2013

Yotsubato! Volume 2 Reading Pack

The second Yotsubato! reading pack is now complete!

About the Reading Pack:
Continuing from where the first Yotsubato! reading pack left off, this pack covers the entirety of the second volume of the manga. Learning how to read and have fun through immersion is the best way to learn Japanese, and the purpose of this pack is to help you to take those first steps into reading. 

This reading pack will help you to build a strong foundation in Japanese that will allow you to enjoy the language as you learn. After using the reading packs, you'll have the skills needed to learn through immersion on your own.

Here's a list of what is included in the pack:
  • Fifty-five pages of vocabulary list! The vocabulary for each page of the manga compiled to form the ultimate reading companion.
  • Over 1000 vocabulary cards plus more than 60 sentences pre-loaded into Anki decks
  • A short instruction manual to help you get the most out of the reading pack
Note: Files come in both document and PDF formats, packaged inside of a RAR file. To open the RAR, you may need to download WinRAR (you can google or try this download).

The Vocabulary List:

 Normally learning to read Japanese requires a lot of searching through dictionaries to decipher each and every word, which is why the vocabulary list makes reading so much easier. Every word on every page of the manga has been listed with kanji, pronunciation, and definition (in English). Simply keep the vocabulary list nearby as you read and you can easily look up any words that you don't know. You'll never have to dig through a dictionary!

Vocabulary is listed in a page-by-page format.
The Sentences:

Just like the vocabulary list, each sentence included in the reading pack is from the manga. These are solid sentences that will really help you with both grammar and vocabulary. Just load the sentences into Anki after you've had some time to learn the vocabulary to get practice with words in context.

Anki Decks:

All of the sentences and vocabulary for the first volume of the manga have been pre-loaded into Anki decks, so all you have to do is import. There are more than 800 cards in total! By combining these decks with the vocabulary reference list, you'll not only be able to read the manga, but learn and remember all of the words that you encounter along the way.

How to buy the reading pack:

The Yotsubato! Volume 2 Reading Pack has two purchase/download options. You can purchase the reading pack for $10.00 and support Living Japanese by clicking Add to Cart below. On the page that comes up, simply click Checkout with PayPal (you don't need an account).

Add to Cart

If, on the other hand, you're unable to pay for the reading pack, you can click the link below and get it for free.

Add to Cart

Don't own the Yotsubato! manga?

In order to use this reading pack, you need the manga. It's a very popular series and can be found at almost any retailer that carries Japanese books, but here are links to a couple stores that have it in stock.

Kinokuniya USA – Located in the US so shipping is much cheaper. Currently in stock.


  1. Thanks alot for taking your Time making these.

    Already looking forward to the next ;)

    1. You're welcome! I'm not sure where I'll go with the next pack, but I'll post updates.

  2. I'll have to wait till I have enough money lol...
    But I'll definitely buy it.

    1. Thanks for your interest in the pack! I hope it will be helpful to you.

  3. I finished pack one yesterday, so awesome timing!

    I remember struggling getting through one page per evening. Now I read a chapter a day! Thanks for your hard work, much appreciated.

    Are you thinking of making more, and if so, another Yotsubato or something else?



    1. Hello Daan,

      Thank you for this comment, I really appreciate hearing about your progress. This is exactly what I experienced with reading, and I remember how amazing it felt. I'm glad that the reading pack was able to help you!

      As for the next reading pack, I'm thinking that it's time to move on to a more difficult series. I'm going to be shopping around, so I'll post updates once I know.

      Hope you enjoy the second pack!

  4. Thank you so much for putting together resources like this!

  5. Hey there!

    I just finished the first pack and was getting ready to purchase this one. However, I have problems with my PayPal account. Is there any other possible methods of payment?

    Thank you.

  6. Awesome! Are you planning on continuing with this? :D If so, what?

  7. Ugh! I only have 6.05U$D in my paypal, fuck the Argentine gov. guess I'll be getting this after July or something