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Chapter 6
Chapter 6 Dalianchan
Chapter 6

Release Date

January 7, 2012



The Chapter 6 of the yonkoma manga Dalian-chan's Bookshelf shows Hugh and Dalian in the spirit of the New Year.[1]


Hugh and Dalian return from a trip. According to Dalian, it was the last time they looked for a Phantom Book in that year. Now she wants to watch the end of the year. However, Hugh reveals that they’re already in January. They’ve received lots of New Year cards. There’s a black one, apparently burned, from Hal and Flamberge. Kamilla sent a big letter. Most of it is complaints, since she was not invited for the Christmas party. Rasiel sent a letter, saying that she wants to meet again once Dalian is free. The Professor wrote that he wants to work with Hugh and Dalian again this year. The Professor affirms that he’s sick, so they should send gifts to his address. Hugh and Dalian don’t believe him.


Hugh and Dalian read the letters.

Dalian is still in the spirit of New Year, so she wants to play. Hugh suggests a game of hanetsuki. Dalian immediately breaks a vase by hitting it with the shuttlecock, so they decide to play outside. They leave the Disward mansion, only to feel the intense cold. Dalian seems sleepy, but Hugh urges her not to fall asleep. They start to play hanetsuki, but Dalian can’t move, since she’s covered in snow. They try once again, but Hugh hits the shuttlecock too far. Hugh forgets the game and decides to make a snowman. Dalian also tries to shape the snow. Hugh praises her cute little bug, although she meant to make a fried bread.

Dalian wants to play inside. She suggests playing a comedy edition of the game of karuta. Hugh is the reader, while Dalian grabs the cards. However, Dalian quickly falls asleep.

Hugh wakes her up in the morning. According to him, she became tired after searching for the Phantom Book. She even sleep talked. Embarrassed, Dalian tells him to forget about that. Hugh is glad to be with Dalian in this year. Blushing, Dalian expresses the same. She eats a fried bread and affirms that there’s nothing for Hugh.[1]

Best wishes

Hugh and Dalian are glad to be together one more year.


  • Hanetsuki is a Japanese traditional game, similar to racket games like badminton but without a net, played with a rectangular wooden paddle called a hagoita and a brightly coloured shuttlecock. Often played by girls at the New Year, the game can be played by any gender. Either a person can attempt to keep the shuttlecock aloft as long as possible, or two people can bat it back and forth.[2]
  • Karuta are Japanese playing cards. One person is chosen to be the reader. As the reader reads a card, the players race to find the associated card before anybody else does.[3]
    • Hugh and Dalian play a funny version of karuta which really exists. It's known as dad joke karuta (おやじギャグカルタ Oyaji Gyagu Karuta).


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 6.
  2. Hanetsuki. (2021, August 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:47, October 2, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hanetsuki&oldid=1040489789
  3. Karuta. (2021, September 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:50, October 2, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karuta&oldid=1043747928
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