Chihayafuru Official Fanbook

ちはやふるオフィシャルファンブック

Priced at ¥743, I really do think that it is really informative and thorough. As a huge fan of Chihayafuru series, this fanbook is a must-have! ♥

First off, the fanbook contains “files,” ranging from Character Files to Rival Files and even Teacher Files. It is pretty neat that it also includes even minor characters’ information in it, such as Mrs. Oe or Ayase Family.

Mashima Taichi, Character Files

The main characters have a profile page and thorough individual information page which includes their brief history, importance to the storyline, and even karuta style. What I find really cool is that every main character has their favorite poem written at the top of their profile page. For example, Taichi’s favorite poem is written by Chunagon Yukihira, which says: 「立ち別れ いなばの山の 峰に生ふる まつとしきかば 今かへりこむ」

It is a pretty emotional poem and suits Taichi well if you ask me. And before I ramble about him, let’s move on!

Hakuou Gakuen, Rival Files

Pretty basic and brief information about the rival characters. There is also a summary of their match against Mizusawa. The former queen and the genius elementary student (both played against Chihaya) are also covered in here too. Interestingly Shinobu and Suou aren’t classified here but in the characters’ files.

Teacher Files
Teacher Files
NAME (draft) of the manga.
NAME (draft) of the manga.
Mangaka Interviews. It’s an interview featuring Suetsugu Yuki-sensei (Chihayafuru) and Umino Chika-sensei (3 getsu no Raion). It’s interesting!
Quotes from the manga, I assume
Quotes from the manga, I assume
Popularity poll. Chihaya is ranked first!
Popularity poll. Chihaya is ranked first!
Interview with the Eternal Queen. She became a queen at the age of 15!
Interview with the Eternal Queen. She became a queen at the age of 15!
Interview with Eternal Master.
Interview with Eternal Master.
Screencaps from the anime.
Screencaps from the anime.
Character Design
Character Design
Character Design
Character Design
Cast Interview, Seto Asami
Cast Interview, Seto Asami. I’m actually really excited about NORN9 because she will be voicing one of the three heroines there!
Cast Interview, Hosoya Yoshimasa
Cast Interview, Hosoya Yoshimasa

The book has about 205 pages in total. Although the pages aren’t colored except for the anime screencaptions, the fanbook is full of interesting information that covers almost all of the characters in the series. It also isn’t all that expensive. If you’re a fan of the series, having this book on your shelf won’t be that bad of an idea. Promise!

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5 thoughts on “Chihayafuru Official Fanbook

  1. Hmm… This looks quite interesting… I wonder if the Japanese book shop in the next town has this… Chihayafuru is really a great series and 800 Yen are not much compared to what you get… 🙂

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