Like other Kokuyo products, the Campus Todai is a great notebook. The pre-dotted
feature (something I had seen previously in a generic notebook I had picked up
at an office supply superstore) is great for lining up one's kanji, mathematical
figures, or essential anything else where spacing is important. Paper quality is
nice as well, but I've tested it only with the Uni-Ball Signo 0.28mm.
My only complaint with the product is the binding, which is rather tight to the
point that attempting to remove a sheet runs the risk of ripping it. Obviously,
these notebooks are not meant to be used in the same was as "perf-edge"
300-sheet 5-subject notebooks. Keep that in mind before you order.
Also, the price is honestly steep. I picked mine up locally at a Japanese
bookstore for about half what I'd expect to pay for a standard composition book.
In geek terms, this is a 1-pixel eraser. If you're erasing half the page, use a
"flood fill". But when you really, really need to get in there close, this is
perfect. There's always a sharp line or fresh corner waiting for you to rub it
down. Some have said it doesn't erase well, but I haven't had that experience. I
erase only small marks on sketch paper made with Hi-Polymer lead, though. That
can make a big difference. For me, this chibi is an essential tool, even if it
leaves a lot of mess behind.
I couldn't be happier with this 0.5mm F lead. I use it in a Uniball Kuru Toga
auto-rotating body as my primary pencil for sketching. The result is a pencil
that is extremely versatile. With a soft touch, it can imitate a "dull 2H"
(light but thin). A heavy hand will produce results similar to a "sharpened 2B"
(dark and slightly thicker). Writing is smooth, and I've never had a problem