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Library Personnel

Main page: Library Personnel

The Imperial Library staff consists of many characters including the Special Duty Librarian (the player); an Alchemist with special powers to bring to life great writers from the past.

Book Characters

Alice

Japanese Name: アリス

A Mimesis and the main character of story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

She's a human who wandered and got lost in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Because of the negative feelings of her "dissatisfaction towards the real world", she became a taint, but was purified when she received her own story by Carroll.[1]


Sherlock Holmes

Japanese Name: ホームズ

A Mimesis and the main character of story "The Final Problem".

(Also) Conan Doyle's form when he became a taint. Ironically, his feelings of wanting to erase Sherlock Holmes made him take Holmes' form. His wish hasn't completely disappeared, but through the talk with Holmes, he seemed to change his mind a little.[1]


Jay Gatsby

Japanese Name: ギャツビー

A Mimesis and the main character of stories "The Great Gatsby - Part 1" and "The Great Gatsby - Part 2".


Collaboration Characters

These characters make their appearance during collaboration events, and they are available as playable characters only for the duration of the event.

For more details, see Writers and Alchemists - Search for the Formula for the Philosopher’s Stone.

Edward Elric

Main page: Edward Elric

Edward Elric normal.png Japanese Name: エドワード・エルリック

Available as a playable character during the Writers and Alchemists event.

A boy who wears a mechanical prosthetic arm called automail. He and his brother were continuing on their journey to search for the Philosopher's Stone, when they ended up being "transmigrated" into this world. The youngest to ever receive the qualifications for becoming a state alchemist, he is also known as the "full-metal alchemist" due to his appearance. It seems there is a special reason behind him being able to perform transmutations without drawing a transmutation circle.
VA: Park Romi


Alphonse Elric

Main page: Alphonse Elric

Alphonse Elric normal.png Japanese Name: アルフォンス・エルリック

Available as a playable character during the Writers and Alchemists event.

A mysterious boy cased in an unusually large suit of armor. He and his brother were continuing on their journey to search for the Philosopher's Stone, when they ended up being "transmigrated" into this world. Although his brother is a state alchemist, Alphonse's alchemy skills are quite comparable with his brother's. He is always level-headed and acts as a buffer to his brother, who rashly jumps into action.
VA: Kugimiya Rie


For more details, see Writers and Sengoku War Generals - Purify the Souls of Departed Lurking in Historical Writings.

Date Masamune

Main page: Date Masamune

Date Masamune normal.png Japanese Name: 伊達政宗

Available as a playable character during the Writers and Sengoku War Generals event.

The young supreme commander of the Date army who governs the Northern land of Oshu, famous for his alias "One-eyed Dragon". With a ferocity akin to that of his unique technique of skillfully wielding 6 blades at once (rokusou, or six claws), the perfect image of a raging dragon's claws, he plunges Japan into chaos for the sake of conquering the entire country. He and Sanada Yukimura of the Takeda army acknowledge each other as rivals.
VA: Nakai Kazuya


Sanada Yukimura

Main page: Sanada Yukimura

Sanada Yukimura normal.png Japanese Name: 真田幸村

Available as a playable character during the Writers and Sengoku War Generals event.

A dauntless young warrior who reveres Lord of Kai Takeda Shingen, who was of especially great renown even during the troubled times of Japan, from the bottom of his heart, and serves the Takeda clan with pride. Bearing two lances in his hands, he is a hot-blooded man who faces all things head-on with all his strength, and that feverish spirit burns even more fiercely in the face of his fated rival Date Masamune.
VA: Hoshi Souichirou


NPCs

Faust

Japanese Name: ファウスト

An alchemist who is under orders from “the Society”, he is part of an effort to protect intelligence and information from overseas.[2]


Kappa

Main page: K.P.

Official Name: The Creature Living in the Library's Courtyard (図書館の庭に生息する生物, toshokan no niwa ni seisoku suru seibutsu)

Other names: Kappa (カッパ), Kappawani/Kappa Crocodile/Kappadile (カッパワニ), K.P., Green Creature (緑の生物, midori no seibutsu)

A mysterious, green and long crocodile-like being living in the Library's Courtyard.

It made its first appearance during 2017 April Fools in the Library's newspaper written by Shimazaki Touson, Tayama Katai and Kunikida Doppo. Tayama Katai wrote how there had been sightings of a crocodile-like creature in the Courtyard by Mr. M (Muroo Saisei or Mushanokouji Saneatsu) and Mr. A, who were being interviewed. Mr. M thought that the creature was a crocodile, and that Amazon might have been too hot place to live in, so the creature escaped to a cooler environment. Meanwhile, Mr. A provided a doodle of the creature and joked it might be a survivor of the Kappa race.

Kappa's first appearance in 2017. (Source)

According to the game producer Taniguchi Kouhei, Kappa was created by accident and it didn't really have any purpose at first. "What is this?" had been the staff's first reaction to the creature, but as it also seemed "interesting", they included it in the game's first April Fools project in 2017. The developer team was surprised about the huge popularity of the creature among the players.[3] Since its first appearence, Kappa has been involved in April Fools-related parodies and appears here and there all over the Library in many forms. Apparently the writers have divided into two groups with their opinions whether this green mysterious creature is a kappa or crocodile.[4]

Next year (2018), the creature came back, this time swimming in the background of the Library followed by a parody poster of the Jaws movie titled "Kappa".

On April Fools 2019, it was featured as an alien creature known as "K.P." in The Green Messenger from Outer Space event. To fit the event's theme, the Library's background had been replaced with a space station, where multiple Kappas could be seen through April 1st.

Kappa in 2020 April Fools minigame "Run, Dazai!" featuring writer Dazai Osamu. (Source)

On April Fools 2020, together with Kawauso-kun, Kappa appeared as an obstacle in a minigame "Run, Dazai!". The minigame was a simple jump-and-run game made with the anime Bungou to Alchemist - Gears of Judgment on mind, that started airing several days later.

In late March 2021, Kappa made an appearance in event Write "Wanitarou's Adventure", its name "Wanitarou" being a parody of Momotarou, main character of famous Japanese folktale by same name.

On April Fools same year, Kappa (named as K.P.) was made available as a playable character for a limited time with special conditions. Its weapon type was Teeth Teeth icon.png, and rarity Rainbow.

Kappa or "K.P." in Writer's Register on 2021 April Fools


Kawauso-kun

Kawauso-kun.png Japanese Name: カワウソ君

A white and long creature believed to be an otter based on its name.

Kawauso-kun's first appearence was during 2018 April Fools in a parody movie poster of Jaws titled "Kappa", where it appeared on the bottom corner with an advertisement of its own movie titled "Kawauso-kun's Great Library Adventure".

On April Fools 2019, it was featured as a creature hunting down the "K.P." and a special boss in The Green Messenger from Outer Space event.

On April Fools 2020, together with Kappa, Kawauso-kun appeared as an obstacle in a minigame "Run, Dazai!". The minigame was a simple jump-and-run game made with the anime Bungou to Alchemist - Gears of Judgment on mind, that started airing several days later.

Kawauso-kun's first appearence in 2018. (Source)


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