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Though a soul may perish, its feelings shall never fade away. *A quote from Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Aphorisms of a Pygmy".
You are taken to a world where you can meet renowned writers of the past. Your task as a Special Duty Librarian (特務司書, or tokumu shisho), also known as Alchemist (アルケミスト), is to delve into tainted books (有碍書, or yuugaisho) to purify them with parties composed of writers (文豪, or bungou) to fight the Taints (侵蝕者, or shinshokusha), who have corroded the books. To gain writers, you must transmigrate them by delving into ensouled books (有魂書, or yuukonsho) or by meeting them while battling Taints in tainted books.
Bungou to Alchemist was launched on November 1, 2016, by DMM GAMES as a browser game, expanding to mobile platform the following year on June 14. Through the years the franchise has expanded into novels, stage plays and even anime.
About the Wiki
This is a wiki to help English-speaking players enjoy the literature-themed DMM online game 文豪とアルケミスト (Writers & Alchemist, or Bungo / Bungou to Alchemist), also known shortly as 文アル (BunAl / BunAru). We aim to provide a high-quality interpretation of the game's mechanics and nuances, and hope that all can come to understand Japanese culture and the spirit and charm of this game better through our efforts.
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Ishikawa Takuboku once wrote "I have read most of the recently published novels. Natsume Souseki and Shimazaki Touson are both well-educated novelists, and they are the only ones worth considering. The rest are all hopeless." This is impressive considering that at the time, each of those authors have only published only one book of importance.