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Botchan is the story of a young math teacher from Tokyo whose first assignment takes him to a middle school in the country side. His arrival there is not very lucky: The pupils are bound to test his perseverance and cheerily comment every one of his perceived missteps. In the teacher's room, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intrigue between the jovial "Porcupine" and the fat "Hubbard Squash" on one side, and the effeminate "Red Shirt" and his follower "Clown" on the other. Will Botchan choose the right side in the end?

Botchan - with morality as the main theme - is one of the most popular novels in Japan. Sōseki Natsume bases the story on his own experiences as teacher in Matsuyama, his first assignment away from Tokyo. (Summary by Availle) (5 hr 7 min)


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Chapter 01


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Chapter 02


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Chapter 03


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Chapter 04


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Chapter 05


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Chapter 06


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Chapter 07


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Chapter 08


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Chapter 09


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Chapter 10


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Chapter 11


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Funny Story

(5 Sterne)

This is a funny story! And one of my favorite readers makes it clear and amusing.


(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this recording!

Curious tale

(3 Sterne)

Another fine reading by Availle, who seems to have a great affinity with Japanese literature. But it's an odd story... perhaps it represents the author recalling life when he was young and in equal parts impetuous and gullible (haven't we all been so at some stage?). But when having finally chosen his side he sees it through with courage.

Such a funny story, much more humorous than I was expecting.

(5 Sterne)

I've already shared it with a couple of teacher friends. Beautifully read, bravo!

great reader tedious story

(2 Sterne)

a tedious and rambling account of day to day sundry happenings of little consequence set in a Japanese middle school.


(5 Sterne)

Thank you very much for wonderful reading !