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.
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!
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.
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!