The log book is a lot smaller than I was expecting. I thought it would be the same size as the Otona Animedia magazines, but guess not. It's slightly bigger than an average tanko. Size comparison with Pash's mook:
Cover is so cute though! So this is how these two would be if they're posing for the camera? So much blushing and Nezumi being tsundere? Guh, my heart.
Opening section - toi8's "complete" illustration gallery was complete false advertising. The only illustrations included were the ones from Otona Animedia and Otomedia. And the size of the book doesn't do the art justice, meh.
Character intro pages were also on the short side, this was pretty much it:
Episode summaries were much more on the heavy side. 4 pages per episode:
After that is an anime illustration gallery, which shouldn't really qualify as a gallery since there were only 2 pictures - one new image and one from October's Animedia. The new image is so cute though! Anyone have the balls to scan it?
And lastly - interviews, interviews, and more interviews. Most of them pulled from the first issue of Otona Animedia, so take caution if you've already read that. Doesn't affect me much since I can't read that much Japanese yet, but yeah. There's some stuff mixed in between the interviews - more of toi8's concept art, some storyboards, and such.
Overall, I'm slightly disappointed in the sense that the main thing I was looking forward to was toi8's illustration gallery and there wasn't much of it. But the new anime illustration is nice to have and there's the bunch of interviews for everyone that wanted it but couldn't get their hands on Otona Animedia vol.1. And the cover art is cute! It's as much worth being in a No.6 fan's collection as Pash's mook, IMO.
And with this I've got all 3 of the No.6 guidebooks~ Come to think of it, I never talked about the novel complete guide. Might as well lump that into this post as well.
Another size comparison pic. The complete guide is the same size as an average tanko.
Opening pages are edited versions of all the novel covers with Ely's song on them, pretty nice:
Character introduction pages. Shion, Nezumi, Safu, Inukashi, Karan, and Rikiga get 2, Yoming and the mayor get 1.
I like the stat meter things they included. Stats for all the characters are:
There's lots of nice features in here. After the chara profiles is a pyramid showing where everyone ranks in No.6's world, mini-profiles for every single character that ever appeared in the books, a city map, summaries of all of the novels, etc. Also:
-A "menu" of the kind of food people eat in Chronos, Lost Town, and West Block (the morsels shown in that last one was kinda... mean lol)
-Shion's and Safu's examination scores (A++ in everything, give me your brains you two)
-"A Swindler's Philosophy", aka Nezumi's tips in how to live life by cheating
-"Safu's Love Story", which is ;_;
-Karan's bread shop menu
-The scientific workings behind the bees, which is by far the creepiest page in the entire book
-Latch Bil "newspaper article"
-Diagram of the correctional institution
-Inukashi's infiltration plans
-All the "missions" for Nezumi's mice
-A timeline of the events in No.6
After that is an interview with Atsuko Asano, which a kind someone translated and posted in the comm a while back. And then some analysis articles - what Elyurias is, the man in the white lab coat, and the world of No.6 as it relates to our world. Too much for my brain to handle. There's also a compilation of some of the books referenced/quoted in the novels as "Shion's reading log":
And lastly, a glossary of all the terms and keyboards used throughout the novels.
One thing I can say for sure is - this book is thorough. All the important and not important details from the novels are all in here. But it's also 95% text, so whether it's worth buying or not depends on your level of Japanese. It's really really really damn thorough though.
And that's all~（ﾟ∀ﾟ)ﾉ