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Character Books

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Bungou to Alchemist Official Character Book

文豪とアルケミスト オフィシャルキャラクターブック

Release Date: 2017/02/05
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 2100 yen
Details: B5 size, 87 pages

Features 36 writers and their profiles, with author relationship charts, explanations and three questions to each authors. Timeline of the authors, peek at the game's food, items and explanation of terms as well as interview with the game's developers can be found from the end of the book.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Stuffed Animal Desk".

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Bungou to Alchemist Official Character Book Kai

文豪とアルケミスト オフィシャルキャラクターブック 改

Release Date: 2018/09/05
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 2400 yen
Details: B5 size, 136 pages

Revised version of the first publication. Features 51 writers with improved profiles, that now display their height, Strolls and Kaika (Blossoming) alternate outfits too. Three all new questions aimed at the authors. Similar publication as the first one with many improvements, but also now has profiles for the Library Personnels too and completely new interview with the game's developers. Publication comes with two posters. First one has been printed to be part of an authors relationship chart, having the book's cover picture printed on reverse side. Second poster has first Character Book's cover picture and on the reverse side timeline of authors.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Stuffed Animal Japanese-style Writing Desk".

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Bungou to Alchemist Official Character Book Tsumugu

文豪とアルケミスト オフィシャルキャラクターブック 紡

Release Date: 2019/11/01
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 2700 yen
Details: B5 size, 175 pages

Third volume in the Character Book series, revised version of the previous two. Features 61 writers with their info and sprites. Similar publication as the past two ones, having writer profiles and some outfits released in the game.
Comes with a serial code for 300 Memoria Stones.

Document Collections

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Imperial Library's Top Secret Document Collection ~Bungou to Alchemist the First Anniversary Guidebook~

帝國図書館極秘資料集 -文豪とアルケミスト1周年記念読本-

Release Date: 2017/11/01
Publisher: Kadokawa
Original Price: 3000 yen
Details: A4 size, 192 pages

Similar release as the Character Books, but goes deeper into the game's materials while Character Books focus on introducing the writers. As a publication, it is biggest one by content and paper size. Has 45 writers and their profiles with Strolls outfits. Lots of interviews and greetings, as well as deeper talk about the game. Small amount of concept art and talk about writer designs, as well as some printed publication art and game art. In the end of the book there can be found collection of writer interviews and questions collected from few magazines, as well as collection of dialogues performed by the voice actors between 2016 November and 2017 September in various BunAl Livestreams. The book also comes with a special art poster of Tokuda Shuusei, Shiga Naoya and Kobayashi Takiji, who were elected as TOP3 popular writers among the fans late 2017.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Stuffed Animal Sofa".

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Imperial Library's Top Secret Document Collection 2 ~Bungou to Alchemist Activity Record~

帝國図書館極秘資料集 弐 -文豪とアルケミスト活動録-

Release Date: 2019/03/30
Publisher: Kadokawa
Original Price: 3200 yen
Details: A4 size, 192 pages

Second volume of the BunAl Document Collection series. Being a direct sequel, it has introductions of writers added after the first volume's release (covering authors added between 2017 November and 2018 December). Includes a list of events and their alternate outfits, full art of Memoria Cards (from the first feature "Romantic Scent of Autumn Leaves" to "Butlers' Hospitality" [2017 September - 2019 mid-February]), a little bit of concept art and other official art seen in promotional and merchandise use (magazines, 2nd anniversary celebration, 2018 calendar etc.). In the end of the book there can be found voice actor interviews of Kakihara Tetsuya (Nakahara Chuuya), Morita Masakazu (Takamura Koutarou), Yonaga Tsubasa (Miyazawa Kenji), Nojima Kenji (Hagiwara Sakutarou), Oosaka Ryouta (Muroo Saisei) and Hanae Natsuki (Kitahara Hakushuu) regarding the Bungou to Alchemist Reading CDs. There is also dialogue for the game's second anniversary livestream's livesituation as well as little story of the Ozaki Clan based on Izumi Kyouka and Tokuda Shuusei's Dining Hall recollection, which won the best Dining Hall recollection title in 2018 and received special art, included as a poster with the publication.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Stained Glass Indoor Window".

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Imperial Library's Top Secret Document Collection 3 ~Bungou to Alchemist Change Record~

帝國図書館極秘資料集 参 -文豪とアルケミスト変遷録-

Release Date: 2020/03/18
Publisher: Kadokawa
Original Price: 3200 yen
Details: A4 size, 184 pages

Third volume of the BunAl Document Collection series. Continuing as a direct sequel to second volume, this publication has introductions of 10 writers added to the game between 2018 and 2020 February (minus Kusano Shinpei). Memoria Cards added after 2019 mid-February feature "Butler's Hospitality" up to "Spring's Awakening" (2020 early February) are included in full glory, as well as writer sprites with Rings equipped. Little bit of concept art, some merchandise and promotional art can be found towards the end of the book. Last pages are dedicated for Saitou Souma (Edogawa Ranpo), Uchida Yuuma (Koizumi Yakumo) and Namikawa Daisuke's (Yumeno Kyuusaku) interviews about the third set of Bungou to Alchemist Reading CDs, and short stories of Buraiha (Decadent School) and Myoujou (Morning Star), the group chosen for merchandise to go with this publication. The book also comes with a poster of the gun trio.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Pendant Light Ceiling".

Art Collections

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Bungou to Alchemist Great Art Collection Vol. 1

文豪とアルケミスト 美術大全集 其ノ壱

Release Date: 2022/08/26
Publisher: Hifumi Shoubo
Original Price: 3600 yen
Details: A4 size, ~288 pages

An artbook like-publication in celebration of the game's fifth anniversary. The book's contents are the following:

  • Art gallery.
  • Writer's outfits (from Akutagawa Ryuunosuke to Mushanokouji Saneatsu in ID order).
  • Memoria illustrations (from 2017 September feature "Romantic Scent of Autumn Leaves" to 2019 early January's feature "Pure Camellia in Light Snow").
  • Rough sketches and merchandise art.


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Bungou to Alchemist Great Art Collection Vol. 2

文豪とアルケミスト 美術大全集 其ノ弐

Release Date: 2022/08/26
Publisher: Hifumi Shoubo
Original Price: 3600 yen
Details: A4 size, ~288 pages

An artbook-like publication in celebration of the game's fifth anniversary. The book's contents are the following:

  • Art gallery.
  • Writer's outfits (from Ozaki Kouyou to Ishikawa Takuboku in ID order).
  • Memoria illustrations (from 2019 mid-January feature "Shelter from the Fresh Snow" to 2020 late March's feature "Gale and Thunderclap").
  • Art of Taints, Mimesis and April Fools illustrations.


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Bungou to Alchemist Great Art Collection Vol. 3

文豪とアルケミスト 美術大全集 其ノ参

Release Date: 2022/09/27
Publisher: Hifumi Shoubo
Original Price: 3600 yen
Details: A4 size, ~288 pages

An artbook-like publication in celebration of the game's fifth anniversary. The book's contents are the following:

  • Art gallery.
  • Writer's outfits (from Kunikida Doppo to Suzuki Miekichi in ID order).
  • Memoria illustrations (from 2020 early April feature "Run, Melos!" to 2021 late February's feature "Twin Stars Racing under the Twilight").
  • Investigation reports (=introductions) of new writers, and concept art that have been shared on official Twitter account.


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Bungou to Alchemist Great Art Collection Vol. 4

文豪とアルケミスト 美術大全集 其ノ肆

Release Date: 2022/09/27
Publisher: Hifumi Shoubo
Original Price: 3600 yen
Details: A4 size, ~288 pages

An artbook-like publication in celebration of the game's fifth anniversary. The book's contents are the following:

  • Art gallery.
  • Writer's outfits (from Uchida Hyakken to Lewis Carroll in ID order).
  • Memoria illustrations (from 2021 early March feature "A Caged Bird" to 2022 early June's feature "Rejoicing Records of Literary Men", including the monthly pass Memoria cards released between 2021 October and 2022 June).
  • Anniversary commemoration illustrations, Dining Hall menu and game background art.


Literature Collections

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"Bungou to Alchemist" Literature Collection

「文豪とアルケミスト」文学全集

Release Date: 2017/11/01
Publisher: Shinchousha
Original Price: 2200 yen
Details: A5 size, 288 pages

Collections of letters and texts written by the real-life authors about each others and so on. Text-heavy publication, focusing on the writers and their relationships. Chapter I: Akutagawa Ryuunosuke and Natsume Souseki, Chapter II: Buraiha, Chapter III: Ozaki Clan + Satomi Ton, Chapter IV: Kitahara Hakushuu + Nakahara Chuuya + Satou Haruo, Chapter V: Tanizaki Junichirou and various authors.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Cat-Pattern Wallpaper".

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"Bungou to Alchemist" Literature Collection Vol. 2

「文豪とアルケミスト」文学全集 第二期

Release Date: 2018/10/31
Publisher: Shinchousha
Original Price: 2200 yen
Details: A5 size, 290 pages

Similar publication as the first volume. Features writers Mori Ougai, Futabatei Shimei, Masamune Hakuchou, Edogawa Ranpo, Yumeno Kyuusaku and Sakaguchi Ango.
Comes with a serial code for in-game Decor item "Window with a Cat-Door".

Comic Anthologies

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Bungou to Alchemist Comic Anthology

文豪とアルケミスト コミックアンソロジー

Release Date: 2017/06/20
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 843 yen
Details: A5 size, 145 pages

First volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series, drawn by multiple artists. Follows 37 writers and their daily life in the Imperial Library.

  • Cover art by Kazari Tayu (風李たゆ).
  • Illustrations by Kurodeko (くろでこ), Shiyama Touya (しやまとうや), Takatou Kyoro (高遠キョロ), Norita (のりた), Yoneda (ヨネダ).
  • Comics by Itagaki Hako (板垣ハコ), Uraki Enya (浦稀えんや), Ono Akihito (おの秋人), Kayashima Tamaki (茅島環), Satsuki Tsukasa (彩月つかさ), Sacchan (さっちゃん), Jikka (じっか), Nagao Uka (永緒ウカ), Nanaji Yuuki (七路ゆうき), Namaco (なま子), Hayasekure (はやせれく), Fujioka Youko (藤丘ようこ), Yukiya Tomoki (雪矢トモキ), Yugiri (ユギリ), Watarizora Tsubamemaru (渡空燕丸).


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Bungou to Alchemist Comic Anthology Vol.2

文豪とアルケミスト コミックアンソロジー VOL.2

Release Date: 2017/12/05
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 843 yen
Details: A5 size, 151 pages

Second volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Features 45 writers.

  • Cover art by Aika Yugiri (秋鹿ユギリ).
  • Illustrations by Kinuoka Wako (衣丘わこ), Satsuki Tsukasa (彩月つかさ), Sonomura (ソノムラ), Namaco (なま子), Hami (はみ), Waka (わか).
  • Comics by Itagaki Hako (板垣ハコ), Uraki Enya (浦稀えんや), Ono Akihito (おの秋人), Kayashima Tamaki (茅島環), Satsuki Tsukasa (彩月つかさ), Nagao Uka (永緒ウカ), Nanaji Yuuki (七路ゆうき), Hayasekure (はやせれく), Fujioka Youko (藤丘ようこ), Bunko (ぶんこ), moo, Yukiya Tomoki (雪矢トモキ), Yoneda (ヨネダ), Ririo (りりお), Watarizora Tsubamemaru (渡空燕丸).


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Bungou to Alchemist Comic Anthology Vol.3

文豪とアルケミスト コミックアンソロジー VOL.3

Release Date: 2018/06/05
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 843 yen
Details: A5 size, 153 pages

Third volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Features 48 writers.

  • Cover art by Satsuki Tsukasa (彩月つかさ).
  • Illustrations by Itagaki Hako (板垣ハコ), Bunko (ぶんこ), Oriko Potosu (折子ポトス), Koichi (こいち), Shiraume Nazuna (白梅ナズナ), Sekisue (関末), Fukishima Yukka (福嶋ユッカ).
  • Comics by Itagaki Hako (板垣ハコ), Uraki Enya (浦稀えんや), Ono Akihito (おの秋人), Origo Tou (オリゴ糖), Kirai Yuu (喜来ユウ), Nanaji Yuuki (七路ゆうき), Hayasekure (はやせれく), Fujioka Youko (藤丘ようこ), Bunko (ぶんこ), Yukiya Tomoki (雪矢トモキ), Risuno (リスノ), Ririo (りりお), Watarizora Tsubamemaru (渡空燕丸).


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Bungou to Alchemist Comic Anthology Vol.4

文豪とアルケミスト コミックアンソロジー VOL.4

Release Date: 2018/11/05
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 843 yen
Details: A5 size, 143 pages

Fourth volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Features 50 writers.

  • Cover art by Waka (わか).
  • Illustrations by Isamu (イサム), Satsuki Tsukasa (彩月つかさ), Sazanami Misa (漣ミサ), Shigure Ui (しぐれうい).
  • Comics by Origo Tou (オリゴ糖), Katsura Ichiho (桂イチホ), Kirai Yuu (喜来ユウ), 9℃, Sakashita Yuu (坂下コウ), Nagao Uka (永緒ウカ), Fujioka Youko (藤丘ようこ), Bunko (ぶんこ), Mutou Tamura (無糖党), Morita Nana (森田夏菜), Yukiya Tomoki (雪矢トモキ), Rara (ララ), Watarizora Tsubamemaru (渡空燕丸), Waranabe (わらなべ).


Novelizations

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Bungou to Alchemist Novelizations - case: Akutagawa Ryuunosuke ~Faceless Genius~

顔のない天才 文豪とアルケミスト ノベライズ: case 芥川龍之介

Release Date: 2019/08/01
Publisher: Shinchousha
Original Price: 490 yen
Details: A6 size, 214 pages

Author: Kawabata Junichi

"Hey Sensei, this is your sin."

To fight the Taints destroying the world inside a book, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke delves into his own work "Hell Screen" together with the others who were also transmigrated by the Special Duty Librarian capable of alchemy. To find out what is the meaning of the distorted and rewritten story, Akutagawa advances in the novel's world, but one by one his friends fall down by enemy's powerful attacks. Finally reaching the innermost part, what is his "sin" he's facing...?

First volume of the Bungou to Alchemist Novelization series.

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Bungou to Alchemist Novelizations - case: Koizumi Yakumo ~Endless Ghost Stories~

不終の怪談 文豪とアルケミスト ノベライズ: case 小泉八雲

Release Date: 2020/01/29
Publisher: Shinchousha
Original Price: 490 yen
Details: A6 size, 216 pages

Author: Yano Takashi

With Izumi Kyouka, Edogawa Ranpo and Nakajima Atsushi, Koizumi Yakumo delves into his own work "Kwaidan (Ghost Stories)".
However, no matter how much they keep on defeating taints, the book's tainting won't stop and they get cornered.
Is there an end to this strange phenomenon...?

Second volume of the Bungou to Alchemist Novelization series.

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Bungou to Alchemist Novelizations - case: Ibuse Masuji ~Life is nothing but goodbyes~

君に勧む杯 文豪とアルケミスト ノベライズ: case 井伏鱒二

Release Date: 2022/01/28
Publisher: Shinchousha
Original Price: 649 yen
Details: A6 size, 272 pages

Author: Niki Hideyuki

Life is full of goodbyes. There's Ibuse Masuji, who was transmigrated to fight Taints destroying the worlds inside books. Troubled by an unknown bad condition, he heads off to delve into his own work "Karusan Mansion", but the world of the story had changed to something which gouges the wound in Ibuse's heart. In such a situation, Ibuse has a sad suspicion that the feelings of his dear friend who couldn't succeed as an author might have caused this situation, however...

Third volume of the Bungou to Alchemist Novelization series.

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Bungou to Alchemist ~Gears of Judgment~ Novelizations Part 1

TVアニメ「文豪とアルケミスト ~審判ノ歯車~」ノベライズ 上

Release Date: 2020/07/22
Publisher: Shougakukan
Original Price: 1700 yen
Details: A5 size, 318 pages

Authors: Kumagai Jun (anime scritpwriter) & Ichise Mayu

First volume of the anime novelization series. This volume covers episodes 1-7, giving slightly deeper peek into the anime in written form. The novel has 16 colored pages with writer profiles, short introduction to the works the episodes 1-7 are based on and a character relationship chart.

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Bungou to Alchemist ~Gears of Judgment~ Novelizations Part 2

TVアニメ「文豪とアルケミスト ~審判ノ歯車~」ノベライズ 下

Release Date: 2020/09/18
Publisher: Shougakukan
Original Price: 1700 yen
Details: A5 size, 259 pages

Authors: Kumagai Jun (anime scritpwriter) & Ichise Mayu

Second volume of the anime novelization series. As a sequel to the first volume, this one covers episodes 8-13, giving slightly deeper peek into the anime in written form. The novel has colored pages with writer profiles, short introduction to the works the episodes 8-13 are based on and a character relationship chart.

Stage Play Manuscript Books

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Stage Play "Bungou to Alchemist - Elegy of Unwelcome Presences" Book

舞台「文豪とアルケミスト 余計者ノ挽歌」戯曲ノ書

Release Date: 2020/09/10
Publisher: Shougakukan
Original Price: 1400 yen
Details: A5 size, 140 pages

A publication of the first Bungeki (Bungou to Alchemist Stage Play) "Elegy of Unwelcome Presences". The book consists of short introduction to the cast printed on colored pages, and whole manuscript of the stage play, making the publication text-heavy.

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Stage Play "Bungou to Alchemist - Waltz of Heretics" Book

舞台「文豪とアルケミスト 異端者ノ円舞」戯曲ノ書

Release Date: 2020/09/10
Publisher: Shougakukan
Original Price: 1400 yen
Details: A5 size, 142 pages

A publication of the second Bungeki (Bungou to Alchemist Stage Play) "Waltz of Heretics". The book consists of short introduction to the cast printed on colored pages, and whole manuscript of the stage play, making the publication text-heavy.

Other Publications

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Bungou to Alchemist Meal Book

文豪とアルケミストごはん帖

Release Date: 2018/02/02
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Original Price: 1600 yen
Details: A5 size, 93 pages

Book about authors and food. Introduces different meals seen in the game, writers and their relations to them and even has recipes to some. Interview with the game's developers. Has few manga strips from the Comic Anthology artists.
Comes with a serial code for 300 Memoria Stones.

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Bungou to Alchemist Pia - Touring the Related Places

文豪とアルケミストぴあ ゆかりの地めぐり

Release Date: 2018/03/07
Publisher: Pia
Original Price: 1389 yen
Details: A4 size, 97 pages

Guidebook-like publication about authors and places related to them. Birthplaces to various living places and memorial museums, as well as some favored places are introduced in this book. Note: Contains outdated information as of 2022.
Comes with a serial code for 300 Coins.


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