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There's multiple options available, each having their own good and bad sides. Below are few examples:

  • Amazon JP
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  • Kinokuniya

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

Includes 36 authors 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

Revised version of the first publication. Includes 51 authors 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

Third volume in the Character Book series. Includes 61 authors with their info and sprites. Similar publication as the past two ones.
※ 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

Similar release as the Character Books, but goes deeper into the game's materials while Character Books focus on introducing the authors. As a publication, it is biggest one by content and paper size. Has 45 authors 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 author designs, as well as some printed publication art and game art. In the end of the book there can be found collection of author 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 authors 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

Second volume of the BunAl Document Collection series. Being a direct sequel, it has introductions of authors added after the first volume's release (covering authors added between 2017 November and 2018 December). Includes a list of events and their alternative outfits, full art of Memoria Cards (from the first feature 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

Third volume of the BunAl Document Collection series. Continuing as a direct sequel to second volume, this publication has introductions of 10 authors 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 author 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".

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

Collections of letters and texts written by the real-life authors about each others and so on. Text-heavy publication, focusing on the authors 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

Similar publication as the first volume. Features authors 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

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

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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

Second volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Includes 45 authors.

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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

Third volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Includes 48 authors.

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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

Fourth volume of the BunAl Comic Anthology series. Includes 50 authors.

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

Author: Kawabata Junichi

"Hey Sensei, this is your sin."

To fight the Taints destroying the world inside a book, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke together with the others who were transmigrated by the Special Duty Librarian capable of alchemy, delve into his own work "Hell's Screen". To find out 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

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 corrosion 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 ~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

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 the author 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

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 the author 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

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

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

Book about authors and food. Introduces different meals seen in the game, authors 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

Guidebook-like publication about authors and places related to them. From their birthplaces to various living places and memorial museums, as well as some favored places are introduced.
※ Comes with a serial code for 300 Coins.

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