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Book Collectible No BG
Books are a type of collectible featured in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. They contain various bits of flavor text, including novels written by Toko Fukawa.

Background

As you progress with Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa through Towa City as part of the main objective of the game, you will stumble upon many books left behind by the people of the city before it fell into chaos. The books, as well as other collectibles in the game, appear in the overworld as a small glittering object. As you find a book and pick it up, the screen automatically goes on to display its contents. Reading the books will trigger a conversation between Komaru and Toko, which gives an insight into the book and the personal lives of the protagonists.

The books can be divided to several subcategories according to publisher which include books released by the Towa Group featuring info about the city and its history, books of propaganda published by Ultimate Despair, and miscellaneous works of fiction.

List of Books

Billy Milligan Royale

Billy Milligan Royale JP

Shun Sasaki
Billy Milligan Royale
(ビリーミリガン・ロワイアル)

High school senior Sae Sunakosaka has 24 split personalities. After an unexpected turn of events, she obtains 23 new bodies.




"But there's no need for 24 Sae Sunakosakas..." The killing of me against me commences...

[1][2][3]

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
This book isn't even worth throwing into the fire.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
Really? I thought it looked pretty good...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I'm sure an idiot like you would enjoy it, but I only acknowledge pure literature.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
I mean, look at this! He's using dissociative identity disorder as a plot point, the hack! Poking fun at his subject without even considering how they feel... This is *not* professional!
Guide Project Komaru (17)
I'm sure he's not writing about you, specifically...
Guide Project Komaru (37)
Oh, and speaking of dissociative identities, I wanted to ask you something... Genocide Jack isn't going to kill me...right? I'm totally safe, right?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
No, she won't. She has a special thing about killing cute men.
When it comes to Monokumas, I think she sees it as "breaking" them, not really "killing" them.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
But she threatened me and told me she'd kill me...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Maybe it was just a threat... Or maybe you're actually a cute guy.
Guide Project Komaru (16)
I-I'm a girl!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
Oh? I'm not so sure. You could be lying to me. There's no proof you're *not* a guy...
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Wh-Why would I lie like that for no reason!? What, you want me to show you!? Proof that I'm a girl!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Wh-What'd you get all serious for!? I was kidding!
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Well sorry! We just met, I'm not used to your brand of humor yet!

The Right Not To Kill

The Right to Not Kill JP

James Kodaka
The Right to Not Kill
(キルしないように右)

One early morning in August, station staff Tado, who's almost made it to retirement age, is shot through the heart. Around the same time, Shuichi Tadokoro, a train nerd, falls in love. He must solve the mystery of the Tado killing...[4]

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...The author is some anime nerd. No doubt about it.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Hm? What makes you say that?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
80% of authors who write books with drugs, guns, and high school girls in them are anime nerds. It's a safe bed, like knowing your white shirt is gonna get splashed when you eat curry.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Yeah, putting aside the curry thing... I'm a high school girl, and I have this hacking gun... Is this some anime nerd fantasy?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Do *not* associate a gift my Master gave you with anime nerd imagination nonsense! Keep being condescending and I'll cut you with a kitchen utensil only master chefs have heard of!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
I-It's even more terrifying not knowing what it could possibly be!
Guide Project Komaru (3)
But, seriously... I don't know much about guns. I barely know how to work *this* thing.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
You really don't have a sharp memory, do you? It sends program codes in the form of radio waves that hacks the target machine.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Yeah, I don't get that at all but... It sounded really cool!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Jeez, you didn't get my explanation at all, did you?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
But this doesn't work on *every* machine, right? I wonder why not...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well I'm just an intern, so I don't really know the details, but I know it's a research project. M-Maybe it's made so it doesn't work on machines you don't need to use...?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Well that's...convenient. But, I have learned one time!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Wh-What's that?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
This gun works as well on humans as the ray guns do against Crystal Bowie!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Wow, now *that's* an obscure reference... How old did you say you were?

Unstoppable Man

Unstoppable Man JP

Saburo Karin
Unstoppable Man
(止まらない男)

Triathlon, boxing, rock climbing...




Sabuo Karin tackles them all nonstop. What is his newest (challenge)? What is the reason (why) he doesn't stop? And what is the single (scene) that will finally make him stop? If you start reading, you won't stop either!





Saburo Karin's Autobiography: Unabridged (Masterpiece) Edition!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Unstoppable... There's no way I'll be able to do it. I'm getting pretty tired...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
You think *you're* tired? If you're tired, I don't even have a world for how tired I am. I need a new onomatopoeic to express the sheer tiredness...
Guide Project Komaru (13)
You're tired? You don't really look like it, Toko.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I'm liberal arts to the core. No energy... at all.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Aren't you younger than me!? Telling me you're tired already...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
My age doesn't affect how tired I am...
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Oh, hey... How old are you?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Y-Your tricks won't work on me!
Guide Project Komaru (13)
...What?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
You're trying to show how young you are by comparing yourself to my age, aren't you!? Trying to add "old hag" onto the usual insults of ugly and gloomy and smelly!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Th-That's not true at all! I was just curious!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Doesn't matter... I won't tell you.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
Your hiding it makes me want to know more, Toko. Makes me think that maybe you're even older than I imagined...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
No *way* I'm 5 or 6 years older than you.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
...No way you're younger than that either...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
I very well could be!

The Bomb Inside Her

The Bomb Inside Her JP

Koizumi
The Bomb Inside Her 1
(あの子の中の爆弾1)

I, Yumi Kayakuda (16), am a normal high school girl in every way. At least, I wish that were the case. My womb is filled with bombs, so if I ever fall in love, they'd explode. That's why ever since I was born, I have been pure and innocent, but then... He appeared. Shota Honen, the boy who says he loves me... Keeping my distance, less than lovers, more than friends, pushes me to my limit. "Sorry, but if this goes on, I'm going to fall for you. So do something to me!"




Lighting up a fire in your heart!? A risque, thrilling love story!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Th-Th-Th-This is it!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Wh-What!?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
The Bomb Inside Her! This manga... Oh it's been ages since I read this! I love it!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
It's just a manga... Why'd They draw her eyes so big? Jeez, at least I still look remotely human.
Guide Project Komaru (26)
The size of the eye is a sign of beauty! A sophisticated process and form! A Manga with small eyes is like ramen with no bamboo shoots!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...Sounds like some pretty good ramen.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Oh have you even read it!? The Bomb Inside Her is like, required reading for high school girls!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
There's no way I'd read even a single page of that manga dreck!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
And what do you mean, "high school girls"? Were you even in high school?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Well age-wise, I am...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Age-wise? You've been...imprisoned since middle school? Is that your middle school uniform?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
No, this is a high school uniform. While I was imprisoned, it was delivered to me one day along with food. Until then I had been wearing my middle school uniform... The culprit probably felt sorry for me.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well, for criminals, that was a pretty nice gesture. A grown woman in a middle school uniform... People would have called the cops.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Well you're one to talk, wearing a high school uniform after you've graduated...
Guide Project Komaru (23)
But... I'm really glad they gave me one. Ths is the St. Koa Girls Academy uniform. It's a famous rich girl school!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Koa? I've never heard of it.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Koa Academy has a 300 year history of culture, actives, and sports. The club uniforms are also super cute. There are tons of girls who want a chance to wear one. The school cafeteria is buffet style, and you hear about it on television all the time...
...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
...Ugh.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Wh-What!?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
I'm feeling... It's just silly of me to fantasize about all those details now, isn't it?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well it sounded too good to be true, but you're telling me you made up the whole thing!?
Guide Project Komaru (24)
I wanted a high school life like that!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Even if you weren't imprisoned, I don't think that school life was in your future.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Y-You don't have to be so blunt about it!

Spin Ranger

Tornado Sentai Spin Ranger JP

Kids Bunko
Tornado Sentai Spin Ranger
(竜巻戦隊マワルンジャー)

Dawn, Container, Salable, Mellow, Food.




These 5 friends run a small, unassuming soup shop. However, the chosen warriors cannot stay soup salesmen forever. With the mighty STORM power, they transform into Tornado Sentai Spin Rangers, and battle tirelessly day and night against the evil Phantoms. This is the eye of the tornado entertainment!





Spin the world with Spin Ranger!

[5]

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Why are all the books we find in this town trashy? Did everyone with good taste die off or something?
Guide Project Komaru (37)
I'm sure the person who dropped this was just a kid. All boys have a superhero phase, after all.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
A-All boys!? Don't you dare! My noble master Byakuya would never befoul himself with this childish crap!
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Hm, don't you think Byakuya is kinda like a superhero in a way?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
What do you mean?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Like when he rescued me, his timing was so perfect, just like a hero's.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Master...doesn't think of you as his damsel in distress at all! You're no Lois Lane, woman!
Guide Project Komaru (6)
I-I didn't mean it like *that*...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Well, I can never be too careful... You never know who's a homewrecker until it's too late...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
But I know what you mean, about perfect timing. Lots of strange coincidences lately... The Monokumas ambused this town exactly when Future Foundation arrived to save you... It's too convenient to be a coincidence.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Byakuya said the reason they came here was because they received an anonymous rescue plea... Do you think...the children did it?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Wouldn't surprise me.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Then...the children were targeting Future Foundation from the beginning? Why?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Hmph, how would I know? But it does seem to fit. Still, I can't imagine what kind of grudge they have against Future Foundation. The only thing I know for sure is that we can't underestimate these brats, or we'll end up dead.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Hm... I hope there aren't any more unpleasant surprises...

Pure Family Companion

Pure Family Companion JP

Takehiko Kawakubo
Pure Family Companion
(清純家族交友)

Dad's cheating with my classmate, Mom's beating up Grandpa and Grandma, my brother's chased around town by delinquents, and day and night I'm making this bomb to blow up the school... But this is normal for us. This is what a normal family looks like. I do have some complaints and worries, but any household would be the same, right? One day, a "stained boy" claiming to be a "Representative for the World" showed up at our house unexpectedly and said, "I'm going to reform you and your family..." It's none of your business!




Will I be able to protect my family from being forced into "normalcy"?

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
... This novel *sickens* me.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Doesn't look like it's gonna have a happy ending...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Let me guess. The main character wins in the end, and they stand up and say something stupid like: "We may be crazy, but at least we're happy!"
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Yeah, that sounds pretty plausible.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well, just because I can predict the ending doesn't automatically make it suck, I guess. But it doesn't matter. Anything other than the purest literature is shit anyway.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
That's rather cut-and-dry... Kind of a refreshing point of view, actually.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Speaking of predictions, I'm guessing your family was "normal" to a T, right?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Well, actually...we weren't really that normal at all. We're a family of four. My parents, my brother, and me, but...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
What? Were you a family of cannibals or something?
Guide Project Komaru (14)
D-Don't say something scary!
Guide Project Komaru (2)
No, I mean... For example, Mom always watches the same variety show at lunchtime. Dad never shaves on weekends if he doesn't have plans, and my brother goes to an amazing school. When we're eating dinner and it's just the four of us, we basically just watch TV and small talk.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...Nothing you just said makes me think you're anything but completely and obviously normal.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
But if that's normal, isn't it kinda... *not* normal, because it's *too* normal.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I'm really more interested in the relationship between you and your brother. Do you guys share a bed or bathe together like in those trashy light novels?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
W-We're siblings! We'd never do that! We actually don't get along well at all!
Guide Project Komaru (2)
The only time we even talk is when we're snacking together or talking about the manga we like...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...You guys get along better than most couples I know.
Guide Project Komaru (22)
Really? I figured other siblings would be much closer than we are...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Any closer and it'd be illegal.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
But now that...you mention my family... I'm started to get worried... I hope Mom, Dad, and Makoto are all safe...

Mastering Disappointment

Mastering Disappointment JP

Kosei Hatanaka
Mastering Disappointment
(落ち込む技術)

Various regrets accompany life. Messing up at work, rocky relationships... If only I could go back to that day... Have you need is to master disappointment. Because you haven't been able to properly attain "ultimate disappointment," you will forever be stuck in the past. Acquire the "skill of disappointment" so that you may finally begin looking towards the future. A guidebook to life that shines upon tomorrow, written by an author who has seen so much of the world, living in a pharmacy until the age of 10.




...What's wrong with being disappointed? Tomorrow for tomorrow's sake.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (17)
I don't really like books like this... I feel like I'm being...scolded or something.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Right off the bat, the introduction is pretty fishy. "Tomorrow" and "Future" and "you"... I can't believe how often I used to get suckered in by books like this...
Guide Project Komaru (13)
So you do read this kind of stuff, huh? I thought you were all about "pure literature."
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
I-I mean in the past. I perused some when I was... When I was a weaker woman than I am now.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
A weaker Toko... I can't even imagine it. To me, you're always a strong person who never gets depressed.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
No, I'm not really strong... Not deep down.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
But if I look strong in your eyes, then I guess that means I've grown a little.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Grown, huh... I gotta do that too...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Good idea. You're pretty annoying the way you are right now.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Wow, you didn't even try to sugarcoat that...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
But if you want to change, now's the perfect time for it. Or maybe it's that, at a time like this, you *have* to change.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
I have to...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Imagine being locked inside a closed space with your classmates and forced to murder them... Whether you want to or not... You change.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
I can't even imagine that... But our current situation is just as unbelievable, really. I guess I really do have to change.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Just be sure you don't change for the worse.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
And Toko, that thing you mentioned earlier, about killing your classmates...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
...Wh-What...?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
...That's such an interesting concept! What a cool setting... You should be a writer!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...

My Little Sister's Sixth Sense

Little Sisters JP

Takahiro Suzuki
If You Are Not Careful With My Little Sister's Sixth Sense The World May End
(きみとぼくの妹のシックスセ[略])

"If You Are Not Careful With My Little Sister's Sixth Sense The World May End So We Must Be Very Cautious In How We Treat Her"




Wataruko Tsumichi - the meaning of my life, the guidepost of my life, the world itself in my eyes. If it's for the sake of Wataruko, I don't even mind sacrificing my own life! ...That's what I believed until yesterday. When I woke up that morning, Wataruko was roaming through the house, bending all the spoons... But can she bend the very fate of the world!?





The world's best sci-fi love comedy, 1st volume!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
This is it... *This* is number 1.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
What do you mean number 1?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Of all the books in the world, this refuse known as light novels is my number 1 most hated thing!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
No, I take it back. Light novels shouldn't even be counted as books! They're literally waste paper! No, not even! I wouldn't wipe my ass with this. Light novels are the worst waste of paper ever.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
...Well I obviously don't read them either... But surely some of them aren't so bad? They say that tastes grow over time, so maybe if you give it another shot...?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
You couldn't *pay me* to give light novels another shot.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
That's a pretty thorough hatred you have there...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
You said you don't read them either, right? That makes me think that maybe, for the first time, I can see you as a human being.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Wh-What did you see me as before!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
So, what kind of literature do you fancy? Post-modernism? Romanticism? You better not tell me you like Victorian novels with a straight face.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Um, I don't really know how it's classified... I'm really just into manga...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Manga!? That's not literature, it's not even a novel!
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Well, it's a *graphic* novel... And there's tons of different kinds! You should try reading one.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Collaborations from failed storyboard artists and English major dropouts? No thanks.
Manga's a waste of resources too, just like light novels. Maybe worse.
Guide Project Komaru (27)
H-Hey! You can make fun of *me* all you want! But if you make fun of manga, you've crossed the line! I won't forgive you!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...Where did all this passion come from?
Guide Project Komaru (27)
Well, I mean... Reading manga is like, my only hobby. I'm proud of the fact I'm well-read... You don't like it when people make fun of stuff *you* think is important, right?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Don't you *dare* talk about novels and your little picture books as if they're on the same level!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
And you say you're more well-read than others. I bet that means you only read like 1 a week! I see through you, you're just a self-declared otaku.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
F-For a high school girl, 1 a week is a lot! I have to buy them with my allowance, after all... And what's important is the quality, not the quantity! It's about you love of the medium!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
You know what I think? I think your mind is trying to protect itself from that garbage. You're subconsciously only allowing yourself to read 1 a week. 2 would probably kill you.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Ugh, you're so frustrating! No one makes fun of manga!
And making fun of me for reading a lot of them!? Just because I refuse to buy used!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Yeah... Your love of terrible manga is so gross.
Guide Project Komaru (27)
They're not terrible!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
..Fine, but you're still gross.

The Bomb Inside Her 2

The Bomb Inside Her 2 JP

Koizumi
The Bomb Inside Her #2
(あの子の中の爆弾2)

Worried about the bomb inside her body that will explode if she "falls in love," Yumi Kayakuda continues to keep her distance from Shota, but even she can't keep her heart from longing for the forceful Shota. Whenever she realizes she is falling in love, she asks Shota to "bully" her to keep the flames of passion away from her bomb.




However, one day, while she was getting "bullied" by Shota in the classroom after school as usual... The transfer student Tokeko Koriyama, whose light of life goes dark whenever the feeling of love vanishes, steps in! "If I can't be in love, I'd rather die!"





Beware the carbon dioxide poisoning of life!





The 2nd volume of the steamy, torrid love story!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Hey, the second volume of "The Bomb" series! Yoko Koriyama, the new girl, is so cute!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Didn't I tell you I'm not interested in this filth!?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Oh c'mon, don't say that. You should at least *try* reading one... The final date scene from this volume is so good, it's considered a masterpiece of manga history!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
A masterpiece of crap is still crap.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
But speaking of dates, this area seems like a pretty good spot for a date with Master Byakuya. Minus the Monokumas, obviously.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
Yeah, it'd be nice for a couple to walk on the shore and eat sweets, hand in hand... I'd want a date like my for the first time.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Huh!? I took you for some sleazy tramp who just *acts* innocent! You really don't have *any* experience?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Of course not! Yes!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Well which one is it!?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
I totally have experience! Lots of it! Too many to count with both hands! I flip through attractive boys like pages in a manga!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
So then you *are* just putting on an act. You don't look like it, but you're a poisonous little succubus on the inside.
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Um, well, no, maybe not...*that* bad...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
No, really. If you're gonna be a slut, you should at least be proud of it.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Uh... Okay, I lied. I don't have any experience.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Why would you lie about that?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Well... I didn't want you to make fun of me.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...Your views on sex are about a quarter of a century old. Only the most narrow-minded vermin measure a person's worth by their sexual experience.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Well, even though I never actually went on a date, I have been asked out before!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
So you turned them down?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Yeah, 'cause they were all my friend's exes, or like guys older than my dad...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
...I can see that. That aura that really pulls in the lecherous types is just bursting out of you. 10 years from now, you'll probably be sold off to cover some low-life's gambling debts.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Stop that! Don't say it, or it might come true!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
Well, what can I say? You've got a face that ugly guys just love. The kind of face that makes them think "Even I have a chance with her"...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Well thanks, Toko, I'll remember that.

Spiritual Detective Nekopi

Spiritual Detective Nekopi JP

Harumi Nogochi
Spiritual Detective Nekopi
(霊能探偵ネコピと竜宮の違い)

"Spiritual Detective Nekopi and the Ghost of the Dragon Palace"
Nekopi, a high school girl who can see things that cannot be seen by others, receives a strange request. "Please make it so that Master can no longer see the ghosts of fish..." Meanwhile, in the city, a fugitive serial bomber keeps targeting the 4th floor of buildings... And then there's the romance of Tobari Yano!
The 4th volume of the Hesitation series that connects this world and world to come!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well, putting aside the fact I can practically *smell* how crappy this book is...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I remember you saying earlier that you can see ghosts. Or things that can't be seen?
Guide Project Komaru (37)
Well, it's not really about seeing, it's more like... I just *know*. Like I'm feeling a pretty bad aura in this place, so I know ghosts must be around.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...But you can't see them. What makes you think you're sensing ghosts. In the end you're just making an assumption, right?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
No, there was a time, just once.... I was able to actually see a ghost!
Guide Project Komaru (37)
It was in the 3rd grade. I heard a strange sound in the night, so I woke up. I turned my head, and BAM! My teacher from cram school was at my bedside! That's when I knew.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
It was the living spirit of my old teacher.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
What makes you think it was a living spirit and not just some burglar who looked like him?
Guide Project Komaru (37)
No, the spirit knew my name. He kept whispering, Komaru... Komaru... And when he noticed I was awake, he apologized to me and asked me not to tell anyone what I had saw.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
My real teacher would obviously never do something like that, so it must of been his ghost!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...And did you um...ever see that teacher again?
Guide Project Komaru (37)
Well that's the thing! When I went back to school, I found out he mysteriously quit! Spooky, right?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
The teacher's feelings must have become a living spirit to say goodbye to me before he quit!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...Yeah, I think he was probably just a trespassing sex offender. Some teacher who gets off watching grade schoolers sleep.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
No way, Toko. You shouldn't even joke about that.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Your kind of genuine stupidity is even more rare than actual ghosts.

The Ghost That Wants To Die

The Ghost That Wants To Die JP

Jun Nagashima
The Ghost That Wants To Die
(いきたくないゆうれい)

"Taro" jumped off the roof of the kindergarten, saying he no longer wanted to live. But now he was to live as a "ghost." The life of a "ghost" is pretty hard. Even though he wants it to end, it can't end.




But "Taro" had an idea. Let's just change the meaning of "live." And to do that, "Taro" made a very strange move...!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (37)
Hey Toko, are you afraid of the dark because you're scared of ghosts.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...Are you serious? There's no way I'd believe in ghosts and all that paranormal stuff. I may be liberal arts to the core, but I am capable of thinking logically.
Guide Project Komaru (37)
Then why are you afraid of the dark?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
...You sure come gouging at me.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Gouging?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Gouging at my brain to force me to remember my trauma! The reason I'm afraid of the dark is because of an experience I had, locked up in a dark place.
Guide Project Komaru (36)
Oh, you did something bad so you got locked in the closet? That happened to me as a kid, too. It's so narrow and dark, it really is scary, huh?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
This is *me* we're talking about, my story is way more traumatic than that! I was locked up in a place I didn't even know for 3 days and 3 nights.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
F-For 3 days!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
And not even a crumb of bread to eat. Ever since then, my mind connects "dark" and "trauma" subconsciously.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (8)
Ugh, just thinking about it now is giving me goosebumps.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Why were you locked up...? And who did that to you!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (21)
Ugh, I... Remembering it is just...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
S-Sorry... I shouldn't of asked.

15 Ways Book

15 Ways Jp

Ichiro Yang
15 Ways to Make That Rich Son of a Noble Family Fall in Love with You!
(御曹司と結ばれる為の15の法則)

There are myriad women who dream of marrying a rich son of a noble. But there are also myriad women who are cruelly torn from that dream. So then what's the difference between the women who live their dream and the women who wake up crying? Simple! Whether or not they've read this book!




"Even if I don't know these things, I'm sure it will be fine." Are you saying this to yourself right now? Don't regret it! The son of a noble family won't wait for you! Learn the "15 ways" with this book so that you too can become the future wife of a noble son!

[6]

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...
Guide Project Komaru (2)
...You want it?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
O-Of course not! What a stupid book! Everything will turn out fine between me and Master! He'll wait for me!
Guide Project Komaru (2)
"Think everything is going to turn out fine?"
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
Ugh!
Guide Project Komaru (2)
"Act before it's too late. That son of a noble family isn't going to wait for you."
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Ugh!
Guide Project Komaru (2)
...So you are sure you don't want this?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
I said I don't want it! Even if I were locked in jail, I wouldn't read that garbage!
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Okay, if you say so...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...
...So who's the publisher?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
What's that?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
I-I'm asking what kind of awful publisher would print this nonsense!
Guide Project Komaru (6)
...

Skillfully Stack Icecream

Stacking Ice Cream JP

Mayuko Aranami
In The Training of Stacking Ice Cream
(アイスクリームを上手に積む修行)
Thinking that she had no special talents whatsoever, Konomi Tenri gave up on her current life. After hanging on for 17 years, she finally realizes her special ability on the brink of her death. "I have the talent to destroy other people's talents"...
A girl who destroys other people's talents, and a boy who doesn't think he has any talents at all... Just what road will these two take?[7]
Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Hey, you were also a student at Hope's Peak Academy, right? What's your special talent?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Didn't I tell you? My talent is writing. They used to call me the "Ultimate Writing Prodigy"...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Wow, that's cool! A novelist! That's really admirable!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
I-It doesn't mean anything to me to be admired by a talentless girl like you.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Hmph, you think I'm talentless, but really I'm super good at something!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
You're gonna say you're super good at reading manga or something, right?
Guide Project Komaru (14)
...Damn.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Wait, you were really going to say that?
Guide Project Komaru (14)
N-No! I'm special in tons of ways! Like how I use a desk mat instead of a fan when it's hot. Or how I only get called on in class when I *don't* know the answer...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...The only thing abnormal about you is your stupidity.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
...Kinda wish I was more normal in that area, then.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Now that I think about it, your reactions are all pretty normal too.
Guide Project Komaru (14)
N-No, stop! Don't treat me like a normal person anymore!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
How fast do you run a 100 meter dash?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
...I wanna say... 18 seconds.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
And what's your favorite music?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
...Top 40.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...Horrifying.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Jeez, stop it already... You're making me sad.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
What's your favorite saying?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
...All's well that ends well.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
And your favorite food?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Um, it's swallow's nest and tuna eyeballs.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...What?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Hm? Something wrong?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
No, I must of have...heard you wrong. What's your favorite food?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
I told you, it's swallow's nest and tuna eyeballs... Oh I also like kangaroo meat.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...
I'm going to pretend we never had this conversation!

The Conductors 48 Hours

The Conductors JP

Akahiko Ishizaka
The Conductor's 48 Hours
(指揮者の48時間)

Odoriko Anaka, famous as the genius conductor, is regarded by the world as perfect, talented, extraordinary, and beautiful... However, she has a secret that she keeps from them all...
The pinnacle of lyrical sexual prose: a fluttering melody of suffering and sadism.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (17)
This novel seems pretty...intense... Interested?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Even with the S&M bits, it's beneath me. It's probably just some sloppily-written, wish-fulfillment fanfic garbage.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Oh I'm sure it's not *that* bad...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
No, it's definitely going to be *that* bad. I can feel the lack of talent from here. Any book with a title this bad has to be just as bad on the inside!
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Well, if the Ultimate Writing Prodigy says it, I'm sure it's true...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
A tasty subject like S&M, boiled down to this crap. A true masochist like me would do better. How did this even get published? They must *really* be getting desperate to put this out.
Guide Project Komaru (20)
Hey... As a um, "true masochist"... Have you ever had that kind of experience?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
What, like being tied up or suspended? Th-There's no way I'd do such...indecent things!
Guide Project Komaru (20)
But then how do you know you're a masochist if you've never done that stuff before? Isn't that like someone saying they love cigarettes, but they've never smoked before?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
You underestimate my imagination. Every spare moment I'm being stepped on, tied up, suspended by my Master... In my head.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
...You sound pretty proud about that.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
But that reminds me, one time, I really was tied up and suspended.
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Huh!? By Byakuya!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
No... I don't even remember his name now. It was when I was in 3rd grade. Someone's lunch money got stolen, and it somehow ended up in my desk. My classmates thought I did it, so they tied me up to the jungle gym with a garden hose.
Guide Project Komaru (15)
That's horrible...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (15)
At the time, I felt a...tingling sensation... But I'm sure that's not related.
Guide Project Komaru (16)
No, that *definitely* sounds like a formative experience!

So Lingers The Ocean

So Lingers The Ocean JP

Toko Fukawa
So Lingers The Ocean
(磯の香の消えぬ間に)

The love that is far too pure for the main character, "me," and the fisherman, "you." An indubitable foray into inner peace at the skillful stroke of a pen.


Popular female author Toko Fukawa's most renowned work. The long-awaited unabridged version!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Ah, this is...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...That's right, it's my novel. Got a problem with that?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
No, not at all! I'm really impressed! I've read this! It's was sad and really good too! I can't believe you were the writer of So Lingers!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
So Lingers? You're abbreviating the title of the book I wrote to my face? And of *course* it's really good, who do you think wrote it!?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
A-As expected of the Ultimate Writing Prodigy, you sure have confidence...
Guide Project Komaru (20)
But I mean, if you can write a beautiful romance like this, you can definitely marry Byakuya!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Don't be an idiot! What's written in there is pure fantasy! There's no way I can act like that in reality!
Guide Project Komaru (20)
...Oh, really?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
What I write in my novels is my idea of an ideal world. Because I know it will never be reality, I have to write it in fiction.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
So you write it because you can't have it? But don't most writers write from experience?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Not necessarily. My theory is that happy people can only write happy, shallow novels. But the downtrodden can vividly imagine their ideal world, perfectly envisioned in true beauty... And that's the spirit I put into my novels.
Guide Project Komaru (20)
Well, I kinda get that... But I kinda don't.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
But based on my theory, I wonder if I can keep writing interesting novels...
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Hm? What do you mean?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
L-Like I said, I'm concerned! If I have a friend like you, and I'm happy...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
So you mean... Making friends with me made you a little happier?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
What!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
N-No, there's no way a crybaby schoolgirl like you could actually interfere with my writing! You underestimate the intensity of my novels!
Guide Project Komaru (12)
But you said it yourself...
Guide Project Komaru (23)
Well, if you're that confident... I'm sure you'll be just fine.

The Bomb Inside Her 3

The Bomb Inside Her 3 JP

Koizumi
The Bomb Inside Her #3
(あの子の中の爆弾3)

Yumi Kayakuda, the girl with a bomb in her womb, cannot love. And yet, she has chosen... I want to fall in love with Shota. If I can Just fall deeper in love with him, I don't mind if this body of mine burns away. However, a new character who has feelings for Yumi appears: Motomoto Nikaido. "Your life isn't only yours!" "My love is only mine!" A charred body of love, or a living doll...


Which fate will Yumi choose!?The 3rd volume of the fiery love story!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Hey, are you the type who's okay with spoilers?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
Wh-What brought this on?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
The 3rd volume of "The Bomb" is so good, I gotta talk about it! But are you okay with spoilers?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Okay, how many times do I have to tell you? I have no interest in manga at all.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
So Yoko, the girl from the 2nd volume, tries to stop Yume from giving in to despair. And she says this... Oh, it's so beautiful...
Guide Project Komaru (9)
I'm tearing up just remembering it...
Guide Project Komaru (10)
Oh Yumi, Yoko... I'm so happy for you...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Hey, Komaru! Come back to reality!
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Huh? Did you...? You stopped calling me "Omaru"?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
O-Oh, did I? You're probably just mistaken.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
No, I heard right! I tried to call you Toki, and you knew that and tried to call me by my name, right?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
Wh-What, you got a problem with that? You think I'm too gloomy to have a character arc!?
Guide Project Komaru (23)
No, it's not that at all... It just makes me really happy. Thanks, Toki.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (8)
Ughhhhhh!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
S-Sorry! That slipped out on accident!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (17)
You're doing it on purpose, aren't you!?

What Was The Incident All About

The Tragedy JP

Yoichi Muraoka
The Tragedy: What Was "The Incident" All About?
(あの事件とはなんだったのか)
Though "The Tragedy" that painted the world with despair showed signs of calming after the death of the ringleader, it has not completely settled. However, in light of current events, shouldn't we look back at what "The Tragedy" can teach us, and prepare preventive measures? A thorough investigation to the "The Worst, Most Despair inducing Incident in the History of Mankind."
Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
You were abducted around the time the incident was escalating, right? So I can assume you haven't really experienced that incident?
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Well, by the time I was abducted, the world was already pretty messed up. The crime rate was high, the war had started... 7 of my classmates had died...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
...Do you mean they were killed by despair?
Guide Project Komaru (3)
I'm not really sure if they died, but one day, all 7 of them went missing. And a little while after...someone mailed a package to the school... 35 fingers were inside.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
Th-That's horrible...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
They never ended up finding them... There's no way they're still alive.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Because I went through that... I'm worried about my parents...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
If your brother were here, I'm sure he'd say something like this: "Do not lose hope."
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Hope...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Yeah, you're right! It's not like I know for sure Checko or my parents are dead!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...Checko?
Guide Project Komaru (1)
Oh, my friend who disappeared. Her name was Checko.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Oh, you had a nickname for her.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Yeah, she was a pretty close friend, after all.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
...Your friend...Checko...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Are you...jealous?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
What!? Of course not! Don't even think it! Why would I be jealous of a girl with a big brother complex like you!
Guide Project Komaru (16)
I told you, I don't have a big brother complex!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
I'm sure you're just hiding it from me. Your favorite thing to say is "I wuv you big bro." I also can't abandon the idea that you two eat all your food mouth-to-mouth...
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Jeez, that's *way* past a big brother complex at that point!

A Thorough Investigation of Genocide Jack

Genocide Jack JP

Genocide Jack Project
A Thorough Investigation of Genocide Jack
(徹底解明ジェノサイダー翔)

With a mastery of killing that can even be called "artistic," Genocide Jack changed the world. The rumors about him that flutter about are innumerous. Online, they talk about him as if he were a mere urban legend... However, he does really exist.


In this book, we address the rumors, study the motives, and created the killer's profile.


...Genocide Jack is alive.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (21)
I didn't know you were so famous they made a book about you! I'm surprised!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
Does it really matter?
Guide Project Komaru (22)
Well thinking of you as a celebrity makes me want to act more formal...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Being famous for something like this doesn't make me happy at all. I wish I never had the other me.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
But why did Genocide Jack get into you in the first place?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...Get into me? What are you talking about?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
I mean, identity disorders are like that, right? Was there a reason for it? Like, maybe your souls switched when you got hit by a truck or something?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
There's no way something that ridiculously Sci-Fi would ever happen in real life.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
It's true that she's inside me, but... She didn't come in from the outside. She's more like...a personality I created out of suppressed emotions.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
That sounds kinda "Sci-Fi" to me... But if that's the case, what was the reason you suppressed your emotions?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
...My mother. It's my mother's fault she was born inside me. I never thought of them as my real mothers, not even once.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Wait, "them" as your "mothers"? Don't you mean your mother and your father?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
I'm a novelist, I wouldn't misspeak like that. I said "them" and I meant it. ...I have two mothers.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Oh... Did your dad remarry or something?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
No, he wasn't married to begin with.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Sounds complicated...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
At the hospital where I was born, a baby born at the same time as me died from a medical accident. That's not so uncommon. However...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Through some mix-up, the hospital wasn't able to determine which mother's baby had died. And that's why I have two mothers. You get it now?
Guide Project Komaru (2)
But wait, wouldn't they be able to find out which was which with a blood test?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
...Both mothers declined the exam. A loving mother wouldn't want to face the possibility that the baby who died was theirs. But both of them...wanted their child to die.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
They also discovered that both women had slept with the same man. Of course, that would be my father.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
I mean, who could have thought an ugly, impure woman like me would have a player for a father...?
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Th-That was a prime opportunity! You were suppose to object to the "ugly" and "impure" part! You making that face is just making me feel worse!
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Sorry...I just can't even imagine...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
Anyway, because of all that, my daily life was full of stress. For a while, I turned my negative feelings into novels, but it got harder and harder... To release the feelings I couldn't bury with my novels, Genocide Jack was born.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Wow, that's...a pretty amazing story.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Well, I'm sure my extraordinary birth helps a lot with writing extraordinary novels... But thinking back on it all now, I don't think it was that big of a deal.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...
Um... Toko...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Oh don't you dare get weirded out by my story and try to change the subject now! Y-You're the one who asked, so you're gonna wallow in these bad memories with me, dammit!
Guide Project Komaru (20)
No, it's not like that... How should I say it? I like you, Toko.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
H-Huh!? What the hell are you talking about!?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Oh, sorry, that came out a little wrong.
Guide Project Komaru (20)
I like you as a friend, Toko. So what did you wanna say?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
...F-Forget it. I was going to keep going on about my misfortunes, but I seem to have forgotten...

Blue Thread From The Scarred Mountain

Blue Thread JP

Toko Fukawa
Blue Thread from the Scarred Mountain
(紐の青みの癒えぬ谷)

As I live here in the village deep down in the mountains, I dream about you every night on my thin futon on the creaking kitchen floor.




From the author of "So Lingers the Ocean," Toko Fukawa's long-awaited new novel.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Huh!? Is this another one of your books!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
It says "Toko Fukawa's latest work right there, genius.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Um, how many books have you written, Toko?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Never really counted before... Let me think. If we're talking about novels, I'd say more than 80.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
80!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
It's not so surprising. I wrote every single day, after all. And it's not the quantity that matters, it's the quality. Only 3rd-rate companies value quantity.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
A-As expected of an Ultimate!
Guide Project Komaru (20)
But are you getting antsy lately, since you haven't been able to write?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Oh yeah. I'm aching to get all these raging emotions onto a manuscript. I'm worried if I don't get these babies out, my creative womb is going to explode.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
...Y-Yeah that sounds bad...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
What about you? What do you want to do when you get out of here?
Guide Project Komaru (20)
Well, lots of stuff really... I want to go to school, and eat my mom's cooking, and there's lots of manga to read...
Guide Project Komaru (23)
And also, I want to go on a picnic with you!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
A picnic...? A virgin's dude date of choice?
Guide Project Komaru (22)
It's just that, I haven't seen a nice, peaceful blue sky lately.
Guide Project Komaru (23)
So when I get out of this place, I want to go on a picnic with you. Under a clear, sunny, blue sky... I want to do all the cliché things, like eat sandwiches.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
Hmph, even when you're fantasizing you're normal. Well... if I don't have any engagement ceremonies with Master planned that day, I'll think about it.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Ah, you said you'd go! It's a promise, then!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
I-I said I'd think about it! It's too early to think about that kinda stuff til we escape.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Well, the way I see it... I'm definitely going to escape. You think the same way too, don't you?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Th-That's true but... I guess I'm just surprised by how much you've changed in this short time.
Guide Project Komaru (23)
Hehe, people change.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Cut the attitude... I should make a daily routine of lubing up your doorknob with salad dressing!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
E-Ew! Please don't! I'd never want to go home!

The Complete Guide

Marriage Prep JP

Ichiro Yang
Complete Manual For Marriage Prep
(安全結婚準備マニュアル)

With just this one book, you're safe from womb to tomb! From engagement to divorce, we have completely covered the know-hows of anything and everything related to marriage! Learn the ABCs of marriage!

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
I guess there are some books that might be of use once in awhile.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Be of use? For what?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
For proposing to Master, obviously! Once we're out of here, we'll make a vow right away!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Ah, you can't do that, Toko!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Can't? What do you mean I "can't"? Are you saying that Master rejecting me is a forgone conclusion? That I should just give up!?
Guide Project Komaru (14)
No! I'm saying that if you keep talking like that, you're totally raising your death flag!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...Huh?
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Oh, you don't know? A "death flag"?
Guide Project Komaru (20)
Like, imagine a mystery novel, when a bunch of people are trapped in a mansion... One guy always says something like, "there's no way I'm staying" and runs off alone. Talking like that or making a dumb decision pretty much means they're gonna die. A death flag.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
I know what it *is*, I just don't believe in a stupid jinx like that!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
Toko, no! That's also a death flag!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
What, I can't say that either!?
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Characters who don't believe in curses or the power of God *always* get killed off!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Th-That might be true, but...
Guide Project Komaru (34)
Jeez, stop raising all those death flags! Now we're really in a pinch!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
Jeez... How much do you believe in that stuff?
Guide Project Komaru (19)
Since that's the case, we have no choice but to raise a survival flag!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...Huh?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
In tear-jerking dramas, surgeries that have a low success rate always miraculously work, right? And in anime, whenever you think the main character is gonna lose, somehow they win! So we have to raise a survival flag! Activate "Super Law Probability Principal!"
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
U-Um, okay...? What do we do?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
What do we do!? The probability that we're going to defeat the children is a mere once percent!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Oh no! There's no way we can win against them! I'm just a normal high school girl and stuff!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...That's pretty much the first thing you told me when we met.
Guide Project Komaru (17)
W-Well yeah! I've been trying to raise my survival flag ever since!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
...
The character who tries too hard dies early, too.

Those Who Dream

Momoyos Throat JP

Yukinori Ratesawa
Those Who Dream, Momoyo's Throat
(ゆめみものども、ももよののどもと)

I shouldn't have had that dream... If only thinking it would make it so, how easy that would be. When you think about something like that, how are you supposed to feel? To keep myself from thinking like that, I'll just keep trudging along with my head down.




Though she has finally fulfilled her long-desired dream to become a novelist, Momoyo Muto's talent has dried up in less than 2 years. Her dream, her money, her life, and the encounter too frail to call fate.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (4)
Which reminds me... I need to ask you something important.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
Something important?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (20)
We are...you know, f-friends...right? And friends discuss things like hopes and dreams, right?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Y-Yeah...?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Wh-Why do you sound so unsure!? Am I wrong?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Well, there are different forms of friendship, after all...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Anyway, I realize that I don't know your dream. So tell me! What's your embarrassing dream for the future?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Um, well... It's not like outside of this town is peaceful, so it might not really matter what my dream is...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
What, are you embarrassed or something?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
W-Well a little! Aren't all dreams a little bit embarrassing?
Guide Project Komaru (12)
My dream for the future is...greedy. It's embarrassing for me to think that far...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Oh just say it already. I won't laugh.
Guide Project Komaru (12)
No... You're definitely gonna laugh.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
What? I said I won't, so I won't! So just say it already!
Guide Project Komaru (3)
...Promise you won't make fun of me?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
Jeez, you're persistent. I promise.
Guide Project Komaru (3)
Okay.. I've been thinking about it on and off since middle school... Um... I want to be a manga artist...
Guide Project Komaru (12)
Or, I think like... It might be nice to be one...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I see. That is very "you"...
Guide Project Komaru (16)
...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
...Wh-Why'd you get quiet?
Guide Project Komaru (16)
Y-You're really not going to make fun of me for that!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Well, you won't change my opinion that manga is trash, but I told you I won't make fun of you. And besides, the desire to *be* something is admirable. I would never make fun of that.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
...Toko...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
Wh-What? You're creeping me out...
Guide Project Komaru (23)
It's nothing, I'm just glad you're my friend. If I draw manga, I want you to be the first one to read it!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
I-I can't imagine the day would come that I actually read a manga...
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Huh, do you mean...?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Anyway! Manga or novels, none of that is going to get done unless we get out of this town! So let's hurry up and finish this!
Guide Project Komaru (23)
Yeah! As long as we're together, everything will turn out right!

A Quick And Easy Cleaning Technique

Cleaning Technique JP

Satoshi Kawahara
A Quick And Easy Cleaning Technique
(面倒くさくなくなくない掃除術)

Rooms are said to be the mirror of your mental spirit. If the room is messy, your mental hygiene is not very good either. But if you are always busy in your everyday life and have no time to spend to cleaning, this book is the perfect cleaning book for you!




With the godly skill of cleaning that only takes 5 minutes per day, your room can once again be your sanctuary.

Book Conversation
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
...I'm an annoying woman, aren't I?
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Wh-Where did this come from!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Just be honest! I'm annoying, right!?
Guide Project Komaru (17)
Uh... Maybe?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (5)
That's right, I knew it. I'm an annoying woman. I'm scared that...Master might hate me.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
No, it'll be alright! If you don't want to be seen as annoying, all you have to do is remember the 3 don'ts.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
The 3 don'ts?
Guide Project Komaru (21)
That's right, just keep the 3 don'ts in mind, and he'll never think you're annoying.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
Wh-What is this magic you speak of!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
What are the 3 things!? Tell me, woman!
Guide Project Komaru (21)
The 1st one is: don't want. If you say you "want" this or that, boys will think you're demanding. If you want them to do something for you, first you must be a woman *worth* doing something for!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
The 2nd one is: don't be greedy. It's true, it is a woman's nature to never be satisfied and always want more... But you have to fight those urges to be the ideal Japanese woman.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
...
Guide Project Komaru (21)
And the 3rd one is: don't last long. You have to give off an aura that makes boys think they have to take you quick or you'll disappear. And if you have that attitude, guys will start paying attention to you all the time.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (6)
Sounds simple enough... But how do you know this stuff?
Guide Project Komaru (22)
Well, to be honest, I just came up with the 3 dont's myself. I used to give love advice on the internet all the time.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
Y-You... You're a virgin! How are you gonna give advice like that!
Guide Project Komaru (16)
I thought you said that kind of experience doesn't matter! Chastity is a virtue!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Not right now it isn't!

The Family From The Day Before Yesterday

The Family JP

Toko Fukawa
The Family From The Day Before Yesterday
(おとといの家族)
(There is no in-game description given)
Book Conversation
Guide Project Komaru (2)
So this is also your book, huh? Why is there no synopsis written here?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
I'm sure *you* wouldn't know this, but that's not rare among pure novels. With a name as prestigious as mine, you don't need a summary to move units.
Guide Project Komaru (22)
But because this is written by a friend, I at least want to know the synopsis.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (20)
O-Okay, as a friend...I'll tell you. S-Since you're listening to the author herself, you better clean your ears out and listen carefully.
Guide Project Komaru (22)
Wait! Oh, well, actually...never mind. It's fine, continue.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
Wh-What's the problem!? Calling me a friend like that, then snatching my moment away from me! You sadist!
Guide Project Komaru (14)
I-It's not like that! I just think that, maybe because this is your book, I should go into it cold!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (2)
If that's the case...I guess I understand. But you should be more clear when you speak! You startled me so much, you nearly made me forget the idea for my next book!
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Oh? You already have an idea for your next work?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (3)
Who do you think I am? I always have more than 200 ideas in stock! I just haven't decided which idea to use.
Guide Project Komaru (21)
Well, maybe it would be fun to write about your own experiences, like in this town.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
Write about my own experiences, huh? I've heard that advice before. But I've already decided to not write about this town. Or, maybe I should say that even if I do end up writing something, I would never publish it.
Guide Project Komaru (2)
I'd want to read it, though... A novel about this city written by you.
Guide Project Komaru (22)
Like, a novel written about me...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (16)
About this town...and about what happened to you...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
I'd rather keep it a memory... A memory just for myself.
Guide Project Komaru (18)
No, that's wrong!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...Wait, what?
Guide Project Komaru (1)
What I mean is, it's not just your memory. It's both our memories, together.
Guide Project Toko DRAE (10)
...
Guide Project Komaru (23)
Right?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
...You're an average...idiot...but...
...
...Your hairstyle is weird.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
I-It's not weird! My antenna is charming and really pretty! Jeez, I thought you were actually gonna say something nice to me!
Guide Project Toko DRAE (7)
Not in a thousand years! But... You made me happy.
Guide Project Komaru (13)
Hm? Did you say something?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (9)
...You didn't hear me!?
Guide Project Toko DRAE (13)
I-I said that you're an average idiot, with a weird hairstyle, and a brother complex!
Guide Project Komaru (23)
Really? I heard you say "You made me happy"...
Guide Project Toko DRAE (12)
What!? So you *did* hear me!


Trophies

DRAE Collect Trophy 5
The Road to Literacy
Found your first book and saw your first bonus conversation.
Trophy Bronze


Guide

Guide credit to TheFinalEmblem at PSNProfiles.com'

Chapter 1

Item Location Location Image Location Map
Billy Milligan Royale On the left side of the Diagnosis Room on the table in the Hospital on floor 1F. Books Guide Billy Milligan 1 Books Guide Billy Milligan 2
The Right Not To Kill Just before the construction site, to the left of the Monokuma detour cutout. Books Guide The Right Not To Kill 1 Books Guide The Right Not To Kill 2
Unstoppable Man The north room in the hallway of the Hotel on floor 2F, room 204. Books Guide The Unstoppable Man 1 Books Guide The Unstoppable Man 2
The Bomb
Inside Her #1
The south room in the hallway of the Hotel on floor 2F, room 213. Book Guide Bomb Inside1 1 Books Guide Bomb Inside1 2
Tornado Sentai
Spin Rangers
To the left of the save point just before the subway. Books Guide Spin Rangers 1 Books Guide Spin Rangers 2
Pure Family Companion During the second visit to the Hospital, in the east sick room on floor 2F. Books Guide Pure Family 1 Books Guide Pure Family 2


Chapter 2

Item Location Location Image Location Map
Mastering Disappointment On the bookshelf in the first room you can enter in the underground shopping district. Book Guide Mastering Disappointment 1 Book Guide Mastering Disappointment 2
If You Are Not Careful With My Little Sister's... On the opposite side of the Secret HQ entrance. Walk across the bridge to the west, then head back east. Book Guide Little Sisters 1 Book Guide Little Sisters 2
The Bomb
Inside Her #2
After clearing Challenge room 4, head up the stairs, and then to the right. Book Guide Bomb Inside2 1 Book Guide Bomb Inside 2 2
Spiritual Detective Nekopi In the female staff room on floor 3 of Towa Tower. Book Guide Spiritual Detective 1 Book Guide Spiritual Detective 2


Chapter 3

Item Location Location Image Location Map
The Ghost That Wants to Die After exiting Challenge Room 1, turn left and look by the blocked off area. Book Guide The Ghost 1 Book Guide The Ghost 2
15 Ways to Make That Rich Before leaving the Challenge Labyrinth, noted by the Monokuma Door, look to the left at the dead end. Book Guide 15 Ways 1 Book Guide 15 Ways 2
In The Training of Stacking Ice Cream In the first shack on the left in the Secret HQ. Book Guide Ice Cream 1 Book Guide Ice Cream 2


Chapter 4

Item Location Location Image Location Map
The Conductor's 48 Hours After the Bomber Monokuma attack, head right, then left until your reach the giant road sign, then turn left again and it's behind the car. Book Guide The Conductor 1 Book Guide The Conductor 2
So Lingers the Ocean Just before the West Challenge Room, turn to the right and look on the window. Book Guide So Lingers 1 Book Guide So Lingers 2
The Bomb Inside Her #3 Once underground, head into the small building and look to the left on the bed. Book Guide The Bomb3 1 Book Guide The Bomb3 2
What Was "The Incident" All About? On the table in the east room of B1 inside Towa Factory. Book Guide The Incident 1 Book Guide The Incident 2
A Thorough Investigation of Genocide Jack In the room just beyond the elevator of floor B2 in Towa Factory. Book Guide Genocide Jack 1 Book Guide Genocide Jack 2


Chapter 5

Item Location Location Image Location Map
Blue Thread from the Sacred Mountain On a pile of books in Nagisa Shingetsu's room. Book Guide Blue Thread 1 Book Guide Blue Thread 2
A Complete Manual for Marriage Prep On a table in the back of Rest Room B. Book Guide Marriage Prep 1 Book Guide Marriage Prep 2
Those Who Dream, Momoyo's Throat In the first area after the elevator with the singing Monokuma Kids, it's in the eastern office room on the desk. Book Guide Those Who Dream 1 Book Guide Those Who Dream 2
A Quick and Easy Cleaning Technique! After Challenge Room 5, the one with Kotoko Utsugi, it's on the west side of the room. Book Guide Cleaning Technique 1 Book Guide Cleaning Technique 2
The Family From The Day Before Yesterday From the spinning statue, go right, right, then right again and it's at the end of the area. Book Guide The Family (No map for this area)

Trivia

  1. The publishing company for Billy Milligan Royale (shown on the cover), SpiChun Bunk0, is reference to the Danganronpa publishing company Spike Chunsoft.
  2. The title of the book, Billy Milligan Royale, which is a novel about a girl with multiple personalities, is based on the real-world Billy Milligan, a man who was the subject of a highly publicized court case in late 1970's, and was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (abbreviated DID), also known as multiple personality disorder.
  3. This book title, Billy Milligan Royale, also references Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル), a 1999 Japanese dystopian horror novel by Koushun Takami, a story in which randomly selected junior high school students are forced by the military to fight each other to the death until only one survives.
  4. The family name of the author for The Right to Not Kill, James Kodaka, is a direct reference to the creator of Danganronpa, Kazutaka Kodaka.
  5. The book title, Tornado Sentai Spin Range, and description in the Japanese version of the game is a reference to the long-running Japanese superhero team franchise TV series The Super Sentai Series (スーパー戦隊シリーズ), however in the English version of the game it was more likely edited to be a reference to the American live action superhero television series Power Rangers, which takes scenes from The Super Sentai Series.
  6. The publisher of 15 Ways to Make That Rich Son of a Noble Family Fall in Love with You! (seen on the cover), Kodaka Bunko, is a reference to Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka.
  7. The publisher of In The Training of Stacking Ice Cream (seen on the cover), Spike Books, is a reference to Danganronpa publishing company Spike Chunsoft.