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Hugh Anthony Disward
Huey

Japanese Name

ヒュー・アンソニー・ディスワード

Romanized Name

Hyū Ansonī Disuwādo

Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

Huey (ヒューイ Hyūi)

Antoinette (アントワネット Antowanetto)

Pilot Officer (少尉 Shōi or 少尉殿 Shōi-dono)

Debut

Chapter 1 (light novel 1);
Chapter 1 (manga);
Episode 1

Ward

Dalian

Voice actor

小野 大輔 (adult)
Daisuke Ono
花澤 香菜 (child)
Kana Hanazawa

Status

Alive

Anime-only[]

Song of the Unseen Tomorrow[]

At the Disward estate, Hugh reads about a strange occurrence in the newspapers. A zombie attacked the embassy. According to Dalian, if the case is related to Phantom Books, it may be caused by the Book of Atonement. It steals the soul of the reader, turning him into a zombie. Dalian is distracted by a small advertisement in the newspaper. Accompanied by Hugh, she goes to a store to buy fried breads.

Dalian leaves the store, happily holding a bag of fried breads. Suddenly, a horde of zombies terrorize the people nearby. Hugh uses his revolver to save a paperboy from one of the monsters. They hear a police whistle in the distance. Hugh and Dalian walk away to avoid more trouble. Dalian grabs a newspaper. She recognizes the transcription of the Book of Atonement in it. Hugh deduces that the responsible is experimenting with the Phantom Book. After all, only a few newspapers were modified.

Late in that day, Hugh and Dalian enter a printing shop. They see machines producing many newspapers with the Book of Atonement text. It seems like a terrorist is planning to transform the readers into zombies. The Professor shows up and introduces himself to Hugh. The Professor knows that Hugh is a former pilot, a key-keeper and Wesley’s grandson. The Professor invites the couple for some tea. Rasiel, the Crimson Biblioprincess, shows up. The Professor reveals that he’s targeting London, where a reconstruction meeting is about to be held. He won’t allow the Allies to pressure the countries who lost the Great War.

The Professor asks why Hugh became a key-keeper. Hugh affirms that he wants to save someone. He’s thinking about the girl in white. The Professor laughs at such unexpected answer. He shoots Hugh with a Phantom Book in the shape of a golden pistol. Hugh collapses. The Professor is ready to shoot Dalian. However, Hugh is faster. He shoots at the Professor’s hand. Hugh grabs Dalian and jumps out of the window, into the printing shop. The zombies, under the Professor’s control, run after Hugh and Dalian.

Hugh barricades the door of a storage. He’s bleeding too much. Before treating his wounds, Hugh wants to enter the Dantalian's Bookshelf to save the girl in white. Dalian makes Hugh promise to return. Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf, the girl in white cherishes the few memories she had with little Hugh. She cries. The girl is happy because Hugh promised to help her out of that world. Hugh, in adult form, shows up, seriously wounded. He holds the girl in white by the hand. The Dantalian's Bookshelf shakes. In the real world, Hugh runs away from the zombies while holding Dalian’s hand. In the Dantalian's Bookshelf, he runs to free the girl in white while holding her hand. Hugh and the girl in white reach a massive locked door. The guardian of the Dantalian's Bookshelf appears to block the exit.

The guardian uses a burst of energy to destroy the floor under Hugh and the girl in white. The couple falls into the darkness, going separate ways. In the real world, Hugh collapses. Dalian tries to wake him up. Hugh gets lost inside a dark region of the Dantalian's Bookshelf. Dalian cries, worrying about Hugh never returning. She wants to continue living with him, searching for Phantom Books, drinking tea and eating fried breads. Dalian and the girl in white work together to save Hugh. Still lost inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf, Hugh finds a child version of himself. The child gives a Phantom Book to the grown-up.

In the real world, Hugh gets up. Hugh and Dalian walk to the horde of zombies. Hugh reads the Phantom Book. The girl in white thanks Hugh for everything. She and Hugh hope that she will leave the Dantalian's Bookshelf someday. The Phantom Book gives off an intense light. The zombies are destroyed. Hal and Flamberge hear Dalian’s voice. Hal saves Hugh.

Reading

Hugh reading the Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat.

Hugh wakes up in his bed. Kamilla and Armand were worried about him. Kamilla had brought the best doctors to treat Hugh’s wounds. Dalian enters the room. She tries to hide her happiness for seeing him awake. Hugh laughs, noticing the sugar from fried breads around her lips. Dalian urges him to recover faster. After all, they have more Phantom Books to recover. Later, Hugh appears drinking tea. He seems thoughtful.[1]

Hugh recovering

Hugh wakes up.

Manga-only[]

The House-Elf[]

Hugh is working on a list of books to dispose. However, the young man rests on a sofa, feeling sick. Although he wants to light the furnace to raise the room temperature, he’s unable to move his cold limbs. Hugh feels Dalian’s presence nearby. She orders small creatures to remove the germs and set the fire. Hugh sees them as lumps of black shade. One of them tries to eat his golden key, but Dalian stops him in time. She places him back inside a Phantom Book.

The Biblioprincess places her hand on the forehead of a feverish Hugh. Her presence makes no sense, since she should be out with Kamilla. Before he can think about it, he sees the giant hand of a monster. She tells the creature not to worry, since she will return soon, back to the Dantalian's Bookshelf. Hugh watches the exchange, doubting about the little girl’s identity. He tries to reach her and prevent her from leaving, only to wake up from his feverish state.

Dalian’s face is almost touching his. Puzzled, Hugh suddenly gets up, pushing her to the floor in the process. Dalian was worried about him before, but now she wants to hit him. Kamilla holds her back. The girls brought chocolate as a gift to him. Hugh doesn’t know what part of his experience was a dream and what was reality. Dalian tells Hugh to prepare the tea.[2]

Book of Wisdom II[]

Eric's call

Eric asks for Hugh and Dalian's help.

Hugh wakes up from a dream. He was organizing a dimly lit room, but he stopped for a nap. He finds his grandfather’s notebook, but forgets about it when Kamilla appears from the kitchen. After cooking for Hugh and Dalian, Kamilla prepares to leave. She will pick her mother up at the station. She won't be back for a while, so she wants them to promise not to eat everything in one go. Kamilla leaves the Disward estate. Soon after, Hugh hears someone and wonders if Kamilla has forgotten something. However, the sound comes from a fallen man at the gates. He’s wounded and asking for help. He's looking for the Black Biblioprincess.

Hugh is driving with Dalian and the stranger. Hugh provides first aid, but he recommends a doctor. The young man introduces himself as Eric. His childhood friend Charlotte is the one that sent him to ask for help. Eric reveals that Charlotte wrote a paper that caught the attention of the government. She has suddenly changed, becoming smarter than any expert or professor. Charlotte fell into the hands of the government and they started an experiment. Hugh and Dalian realize that Charlotte has read the Book of Wisdom. Hugh is confused, since this Phantom Book should be harmless. Dalian affirms that there are more people like her and Hugh.

Someone is following them. The person shoots the rear-view mirror of Hugh’s car. Eric explains that they are being chased by a soldier. The pursuers believe that Eric stole military secrets. Eric didn’t mention the dangerous situation. After all, he wanted Hugh and Dalian's full cooperation. When the basket with the sweets cooked by Kamilla is hit, Dalian tells Hugh to open the Dantalian's Bookshelf. While he’s driving, she reaches the key on his hand and grabs a Phantom Book. Dalian summons a lightning from the Indra to flip over the car and end the chase, paying their pursuers back for what they have done with her precious food. Her attitude makes Hugh laugh. He has a bad feeling, but he keeps driving.

Shooting

Hugh, Dalian and Eric are pursued.

Under a full moon, Hugh and Dalian meet Charlotte at the top of a tower. He’s using a Phantom Book to make him and Dalian float. Charlotte has been waiting for them. She knows about their connection with the Dantalian's Bookshelf. Charlotte shows her knowledge about the Phantom Book used by Hugh to pass by the security undetected. Hugh and Dalian land on the tower. He notices how the girl doesn't seem in need of help. Someone that knows about Phantom Books asked Charlotte to called them. Black feathers move in the sky, revealing a floating girl.

Rasiel lands on the tower. Hugh learns that Rasiel changed Charlotte’s life with the Book of Wisdom. Norman Harris brings armed men to surround Hugh and Dalian. Norman believes that the visitors are spies aiming for the revolutionary equipment developed by Charlotte. Although Norman wants to use the W Machine as a new weapon for England, Charlotte refuses to cooperate. One of Norman's men throws a badly wounded Eric on the floor. Norman is trying to convince Charlotte. He’s also threatening her parents. The sight of Eric’s blood makes Charlotte desperate. She screams, releasing the hidden power of the Book of Wisdom. Norman and his men suffer.

Rasiel and the Professor use the Loge to release a giant. Hugh notices a void where Rasiel’s left eye is supposed to be. A similar void is found on Dalian’s chest. The lock on Dalian’s chest also opens. She’s in pain, but she pushes the worried Hugh away. Dalian cries, explaining to Hugh that there are other guardians and key-keepers of the Dantalian's Bookshelf. The Professor reads the Loge. The giant destroys the top of the tower with a burst of energy.

Hugh appears next to Rasiel, pointing his gun. He’s also holding the An Immortal Wizard to float. Rasiel notices how Dalian changed after having Wesley and Hugh as key-keepers. The Professor tries to hit Hugh from behind with his cane. Hugh blocks the attack with his revolver. According to the Professor, Hugh looks like Wesley. The Professor implies that Henry Conrad wasn’t Wesley’s killer.

The Professor removes a blade from his cane and cuts Hugh. The latter falls on the tower. Dalian is worried, but Hugh was protected by An Immortal Wizard. Rasiel affirms that a Biblioprincess and her key-keeper should provide knowledge to those who wish it. It’s up to people to decide what to do with the knowledge from the Dantalian's Bookshelf. Eric activates the W Machine to make the falling snow extinguish the flames. The machine is not a weapon. It's an innocent equipment created by Charlotte as a way to replicate a scene from her childhood with Eric and her parents.

Rasiel laments that the Phantom Book didn't go out of control. Rasiel and the Professor disappear into a portal. Dalian feels bad for not telling Hugh about Rasiel. But he remembers about their promise years ago, when Hugh was lost inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf. Hugh tells Dalian to share her history when she's ready. Dalian scolds him, but she cannot hold her tears. They leave the place, planning to eat what Kamilla cooked.[3]

Epilogue[]

Dalian uses the Timetable to travel in time and meet Wesley inside a train. Outside, another Dalian calls for Hugh at a station. He’s distracted, looking at a train. He sees what appears to be Dalian and himself inside a compartment. The train leaves the station. The Biblioprincess next to Hugh wonders if something is wrong. Hugh affirms that everything’s fine. They walk back home.[4]

Hugh sees Wesley

Hugh sees another Dalian inside a train.

Drama CDs[]

Huey and Dalian's First Walk[]

Hugh and Dalian leave the mansion of Henry Conrad. There’s no coach available, so they start to walk back to the Disward estate. Hugh talks about the beautiful morning, admiring the sunrise, to the point that his words sound like poetry. Tired, Dalian refuses to take one more step. Hugh offers to carry her piggyback, but she feels embarrassed. Furthermore, Dalian doesn’t like to be treated like a child. Hugh affirms that there is nothing to worry about. After all, Dalian looks like a child, and there’s no one around to look at her. Dalian doesn’t want to burn her skin, so she decides to rest under a tree to read a book.

They see a coach in the distance. Dalian tells Hugh to use his revolver to get a vehicle. Hugh affirms that they will only obtain a ride to the Scotland Yard. The coach moves away from them. Dalian reckons that the vehicle is three miles away. Hugh admires the good sense of distance from someone who only has eyes for books. Dalian tells Hugh to run after the vehicle, but he refuses. The couple watches as a passenger enters the coach. According to Hugh, now they should wait patiently for another coach. They will eventually find another one.

Dalian is anxious to go back to the Disward estate. Hugh wonders if she has an arrangement for that day. She affirms that she’s reaching her limit. Her stomach rumbles. She had skipped dinner. She was hoping to eat at Conrad’s mansion. She contemplates going back to take some food. Dalian feels that she deserves the ownership of Conrad’s mansion, having solved the problem caused by The Harlequinade. Hugh reminds her that Conrad has heirs. It will be unwise to occupy the place. Dalian affirms that the mansion should be retribution for the Phantom Book stolen by Conrad. Hugh reminds her that they recovered the Phantom Book. In turn, Dalian affirms that Wesley will never come back. They stay silent for a moment.

Hugh decides to walk to the town, then return for Dalian with a vehicle. He stops after a few steps, noticing that they already are in the vicinities of the town. He laughs. Dalian feels the scent of something delicious in the air. She’s delighted to see a store selling fried breads. Hugh feels like he’s a wallet on legs, but he accepts buying some pastries. He’s also hungry, after all. He plans to eat the bread while looking for a coach. He reaches inside his pocket, only to learn that he lost his wallet. Perhaps it fell during the fights inside Conrad’s mansion. Hugh informs Dalian that they will eat only after reaching the Disward estate. Furious, Dalian thrashes him.[5]

Dalian and Kamilla's Secret Recipe[]

Kamilla brought pastries for Dalian. Kamilla decides to prepare the dinner. Hugh is surprised to learn that Kamilla knows how to cook. She had learned some healthy recipes in America. Dalian doesn’t trust Kamilla, so she decides to supervise the cooking. The girls go to the kitchen. Kamilla complains about the lack of ingredients and utensils. As a former soldier, it seems like Hugh doesn’t need much to survive. Dalian affirms that Hugh doesn’t act like an aristocrat. Dalian becomes irritated, unable to trust Kamilla with the dinner. Dalian also decides to cook.

The cooking doesn’t look like it’s going well. From the other side of the door, they hear Hugh asking if they need help. The girls affirm that everything is working out. They sigh in relief when he walks away. Hugh had been injured by the Gladstone Company while protecting Dalian, so the girls don’t want to give him trouble. Kamilla is certain that Hugh is having fun in Dalian’s company. The Biblioprincess doesn’t know what goes on inside his head. Kamilla believes that Hugh should express more his feelings. According to Dalian, that’s what makes Hugh Hugh.

They serve the dishes to Hugh. He doesn’t seem excited to taste them. Kamilla’s dish seems inedible, while Dalian’s soup has an otherworldly smell. Kamilla tells Hugh that her boiled onion has no seasoning, so he should use salt and pepper. Hugh affirms that he has something to do, but the girls forbid him from leaving. He reluctantly tries the dishes. He says that the dinner is delicious, but he doesn’t sound too convincing. The girls feel happy. They decide to also cook the next day. Hugh feels dispirited.[6]

Dalian Days[]

Hugh and Dalian move to St. Regal. He offers his hand to support Dalian while she’s walking out of a ship. She’s hungry. She had skipped meals to avoid seasickness. Hugh hadn’t notice it, since he had slept during the whole trip. They walk to a house made of stones. Dalian needs to rest in order to not be late on the first day of school. A new semester starts at the Road Windal Academy, an all-girls boarding school. Priscilla, Cecil and Margaret walk to their classroom. Priscilla and Cecil accidentally bump into Hugh. He tells the schoolgirls to be careful. Cecil finds him cool. She wonders if he’s a new teacher.

After the first day of school, Priscilla talks with Dalian, her new classmate.[7] Priscilla accompanies Dalian to the Ombolo Mansion. Dalian had just moved in. The girls bath together in the bathtub. Priscilla leaves the bathtub to find a shampoo. Hugh arrives. He sees Priscilla wrapped in a towel. The girl screams.[8] He recognizes the girl who bumped into him that morning at the school. She throws objects at Hugh, believing that he’s a pervert. She wants to protect Dalian, who’s in the bathtub. Hugh easily avoids the projectiles. Priscilla finds some books to throw at him. She accidentally opens a Phantom Book. She can’t control the power. Dalian gives Hugh the right to open the Dantalian's Bookshelf.

Priscilla wakes up. Priscilla had mistaken a young man for a criminal and tried to save Dalian. That’s all Priscilla can remember. Nonetheless, she’s happy to see Dalian safe. The trio has breakfast. Priscilla apologizes for yesterday’s confusion. Her memory is still vague. Hugh introduces himself. He’s a student attending a university at the capital. He was assigned to the Road Windal Academy for teaching practice. He introduces Dalian as a friend of his grandfather. Hugh and Dalian began to live together after Hugh’s grandfather passed away.

Before leaving to the school, Hugh and Dalian talk about Priscilla. It seems like Priscilla suffered amnesia after releasing the power of that mysterious Phantom Book. Hugh gives a ride to Dalian and Priscilla. While walking to the school, Cecil and Margaret see Priscilla inside Hugh’s car.[9] The girls wonder if Hugh is Priscilla’s new boyfriend. Priscilla explains that Hugh is a teacher in training who lives with Dalian. Cecil and Margaret want to know more about Hugh and Dalian. Cecil has an idea. She plans to go to Dalian’s house with Priscilla and Margaret to join the cleaning effort.[10]

That weekend, Hugh welcomes Priscilla, Cecil and Margaret into the house. Hugh is grateful for their help. According to Dalian, Hugh is too happy. She wonders if Hugh will be a teacher who dates the students. The girls go to Dalian’s room to change into maid uniforms. Hugh listens to the loud girls from the other side of the door, wondering if they’ll ever finish the cleaning.[11]

Priscilla will take care of the living room and kitchen, Margaret will clean the floor and Cecil will clean the windows, while Hugh will take care of the luggage. Dalian is reading a cooking book while everyone else is working. Hugh is moving the luggage. Suspicious rumors circled the previous owner of the mansion, a school director. Hugh hopes that no dangerous objects are found in the house. According to Dalian, that’s why she’s checking the books. Hugh believes that she’s just skipping work.

Cecil has the opportunity to be alone with Hugh. She insists on cleaning the windows of the second floor. Cecil asks Hugh if he finds her maid uniform cute. Hugh affirms that all the girls are cute, dressed as maids. Cecil also asks about Dalian. Cecil believes that Dalian is Hugh’s wife, but Hugh calmly denies it. Hugh’s answer makes Cecil hopeful for a relationship with him. Cecil is too short to clean a window. Hugh offers to clean it for her, but she insists in doing herself. She stands on a chair. Cecil plans to win Hugh over by showing her pants. She embarrassedly asks Hugh to hold the chair. However, Priscilla is the one who shows up. She had already finished cleaning the lower floor. Cecil becomes angry and agitated. She falls from the chair, but Hugh grabs her. Cecil is happy with her unexpectedly luck. Dalian enters the room, furious. She tells the girls to prepare the meal quickly. They set the table for a nice tea party.[12]

In Chapter 8, Hugh reminds Dalian about her class’ body measurement day. He wants to go to school earlier than usual to get ready. Dalian tells him to not wear his mother’s underwear by mistake. However, Hugh explains that the exams are only for students. Dalian is not interested in the exam. According to her, she always has the best proportions. Hugh advises her to participate. It’s a yearly event, after all. Hugh stares at Dalian’s face. According to him, it seems like Dalian’s face is rounder than normal. Dalian ignores his provocation. Because of Hugh’s rudeness, she decides to walk to the school instead of riding in his car. She thinks about Hugh’s words throughout the day. After the exam, back to the Ombolo Mansion, Dalian happily tells Hugh about the results. Her proportions won’t change no matter how much she eats. Hugh watches as she eats several breads. He is satisfied to see Dalian healthy.[13]

In Chapter 10, Dalian falls in the library so Kamilla, the school’s nurse, brings her to the infirmary to treat her. Later, Hugh finds Dalian in the infirmary. Hugh and Dalian leave the school. Hugh apologizes for making Dalian wait. He had to work overtime. Dalian wonders how Hugh knew that Dalian was in the infirmary. It’s revealed that Kamilla posted a message for Hugh at the library’s door, revealing Dalian’s whereabouts.[14]

In Chapter 12, Dalian asks Hugh for money to buy a new novel. Hugh gives her a shopping list. Although Dalian refuses to do errands, Hugh thanks her for going out to buy groceries. Hugh comes home at night. Dalian had bought everything he asked. Hugh prepares the dinner.[15]

In Chapter 14, the girls go to an amusement park. They go to a haunted mansion. They walk holding each other’s hands. The girls run out of the mansion while screaming in panic. They realize that Margaret is no longer holding Dalian’s hand, but a stranger’s. He’s wearing a bunny costume. The girls decide to look for Dalian. The Biblioprincess finds herself lost in the amusement park. She looks for the other girls. She wishes to drink something cold. Suddenly, the person in bunny costume shows up to offer her a drink. Dalian accepts the drink. The stranger holds Dalian by the hand. Dalian becomes scared, as if she’s about to be taken away. Priscilla and the others finally find Dalian. The girls go together to a merry-go-round. Cecil wonders who was the person in bunny costume who was also looking for Dalian. It’s revealed that Hugh was working as a volunteer in the amusement park.[16]

In Chapter 16, the schoolgirls are finishing the preparations for the school festival. Dalian notices Hugh behind the curtains, waiting for her. He’s wearing traveling clothes and holding a book. Dalian walks away to meet him. Priscilla, Cecil and Margaret lose their memories about Dalian for a while, but soon they hang out with her again as if nothing had happened.[17][18]

Dalian-chan's Bookshelf[]

Chapter 1[]

Hugh received an invoice of a heap of fried breads purchased by Dalian. She saves the last one for later. After a few minutes, she approaches Hugh. She asks where the fried bread is. She shows her empty platter. Hugh affirms that he ate it. After seeing Dalian eating so many fried breads, he finally decided to taste it. Dalian cries, now that her last pastry was gone.

In fact, Hugh is hiding the fried bread in his hat. He was planning to play with her, but he lost the timing. In the bookshelf nearby, he finds a book about pranks. He’s inspired to do a magic trick. While using a wand, he takes the fried bread out of his hat. Dalian is shocked at first, believing that Hugh conjured a new fried bread. However, she notices that the fried bread has her own bite mark. She realizes that Hugh had taken her fried bread to fool her. She slaps him.

Kamilla visits them. She wonders why Hugh is collapsed on the floor. Dalian proceeds to tell her what Hugh had done. Since the story is too long, Kamilla eats Dalian’s fried bread. The Biblioprincess shakes in sadness. In order to soothe Dalian, Kamilla decides to make a fried bread with Hugh. He’s not confident, since he never made a fried bread before. Furthermore, they don’t have the ingredients. Kamilla dumps the contents of her bag on the floor. They have to work with inadequate ingredients, such as candies, mushrooms and soy sauce. The cooking is troublesome and noisy. Dalian listens to Hugh and Kamilla and wonders if they are having fun.

Hugh seems anxious, but he serves the bread to Dalian. The bread doesn’t look appealing. Dalian blushes. She affirms that they failed to make a fried bread, but she admits that their dish is surprisingly good. Hugh and Kamilla seem relieved.[19]

Chapter 2[]

Tending the garden of the Disward estate is a great effort. Hugh asks for Dalian’s help, but next to him there’s only a doll as the Biblioprincess’ stand-in. Hugh needs someone’s hand. Flamberge suddenly shows up, affirming that Hal can help, although the place would be in a serious risk of being burned down. Hugh wonders what she’s doing in the garden. Flamberge reveals that she was walking with Hal, when he had the urge to go to the bathroom. Flamberge decided to wait Hal in the garden.

Flamberge reveals that Rasiel is also nearby. The latter is stuck in a bush. Hugh wonders what she’s doing in the garden. Rasiel screams for help. Dalian eventually shows up. She’s not happy to see Rasiel and Flamberge. Dalian wants someone to leave. Flamberge and Rasiel stare at Hugh, as if telling him to go away. Hugh uses the opportunity to ask for the girls’ help to tend to the garden. Dalian refuses, but she quickly changes her mind when Hugh bribes her with fried breads.

Hugh watches as Dalian and Flamberge help with the garden, although they make strange grass sculptures. Flamberge eventually walks away with Hal. Hugh, Dalian and Rasiel wait for the Professor. Hugh feels like he’s taking care of the last child in the nursery. Hours later, the Professor shows up. The couple walks away. Hugh still needs help with the garden. He tries to bribe Dalian with fried breads, but she refuses to cooperate.[20]

Chapter 3[]

Dalian wants to compete in an obstacle course. She needs to join as part of a pair, so Hugh is forced to help her. He finds odd that Dalian is interested in such a thing. She affirms that she runs once in a while. She also reveals that the prize is a year’s worth of fried breads. Hugh now understands why Dalian is so enthusiastic.

The day of the competition arrives. The competition starts. While Dalian is having trouble, Hal easily overtakes her. He dashes through the course, pushing the tires away while holding Flamberge under his arm. Dalian is infuriated, but Hugh affirms that Hal is not going against the rules.

Hugh and Dalian run. Dalian is exhausted, but Hugh affirms that they are only halfway done. They see Rasiel and the Professor. The latter has a supply of energy drinks. Dalian is infuriated, but Hugh affirms that the Professor is not going against the rules. Next, Hugh and Dalian must climb a wall using a rope. They eventually reach the last part of the race. Now they must grab one of the pieces of paper on the floor and cross the finish line with the thing described on the paper. Dalian reads the paper and freezes. She's blushing. Dalian finally ignores her embarrassment and pulls Hugh by the hand. The couple wins the race. Hugh asks about the paper. Blushing, Dalian affirms that there are things in the world that he shouldn’t know. It’s revealed that the paper says “lolicon”. The next day, Dalian angrily approaches Hugh, asking about the fried breads. Hugh is shocked to learn that Dalian quickly ate one year’s worth of fried breads.[21]

Chapter 4[]

Hugh prepared the breakfast, but Dalian doesn’t want to leave the bed because she’s feeling cold. Hugh decides to leave to buy winter items. Dalian wants to go along, but Hugh affirms that he won’t buy any fried breads. Dalian stares at a large teddy bear in the showcase of a shop. Hugh affirms that he won’t buy it.

Hugh and Dalian arrive at the store. The Professor welcomes them. Hugh and Dalian suspect that he’s doing something wrong. The Professor feels offended. He explains that he’s working on a part-time job. Soon after, he reveals that, in fact, he’s observing how easy people can be manipulated. Hugh and Dalian affirm that the Professor is only beautiful in the outside.

The Professor shows some products. He has a bottle of a virus that can destroy a country in a day. Hugh wants distance from the bottle. He just wants to stay warm in the winter. The Professor offers a Phantom Draft that warms the body from the inside. Since the Phantom Draft is unstable, it might burn the user’s whole body. Hugh tells him not to offer something so dangerous.

Dalian finds a kotatsu, a heating appliance used in a certain country in the Orient. The Professor welcomes Hugh and Dalian to try it. Hugh and Dalian enjoy the warmth. The Professor offers some mandarins to improve the experience. Hugh still suspects him. Hugh shows Dalian how to eat mandarins. She loves the fruit. However, Hugh tells her to not eat too much, otherwise her skin will turn yellow. He tells the story of a boy who ate lots of mandarins until his skin turned yellow. The boy kept eating mandarins until he turned into a banana. Hugh is surprised that the silly story he just made up scared Dalian so much.

Hugh and Dalian keep enjoying the kotatsu. Hugh is so comfortable that he falls asleep. The Professor approaches him. The Professor asks Hugh if he decided to buy the kotatsu. Hugh and Dalian happily leave the store with the item. Dalian stares at the large teddy bear in the showcase of a shop. Now there’s a discount for the teddy bear. Hugh decides to please Dalian. Back to the Disward estate, Hugh prepares the tea. Through the window, he sees falling snow. Hugh calls Dalian to see it, but he finds her sleeping under the kotatsu, hugging her new teddy bear. He’s shocked to see Rasiel and the Professor, also enjoying the kotatsu. [22]

Chapter 5[]

Winter brings snow and cold. According to Hugh, it makes hard for Dalian to leave her bed. However, he’s surprised to see her awake. She seems sad. She’s being waiting for Santa Claus. He ensures Dalian that Santa will come. Hugh decides to distract Dalian. He affirms that they will have a party. Dalian becomes excited when Hugh mentions a cake. Hugh has no choice but to get out to buy one. Before he can leave, Rasiel and the Professor show up. Hugh is happy to see that the Professor made a cake. Hugh invites them for a party. Unfortunately, the Professor stumbles and the box with the cake falls on the floor. Hugh soothes the Professor, saying that they still can eat the cake. The taste didn’t change. The Professor stares at Hugh, as if infatuated.

Hugh decides to decorate the tree while the Professor prepares other dishes. Since Dalian and Rasiel lack skills, they are tasked to make paper rings. The Biblioprincesses criticizes each other’s work, although both did a terrible job. In order to stop the fight, Hugh tells them to decorate the tree. Hugh also welcomes Flamberge and Hal to the party.

The Christmas party starts. The cake is revealed. It’s ruined. Hugh forgot that it had fell on the ground. During the party, Hugh notices that Dalian is thoughtful. She’s thinking about Santa. Fortunately, the Professor distracts her by giving her a gift.[23]

Chapter 6[]

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. 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.

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 try to play hanetsuki, 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.[24]

Chapter 7[]

It's Valentine’s Day, so Dalian is excited to make chocolates for Hugh. She tells him not to look until the chocolate is finished. Since she doesn’t trust him, she tells him to wait outside. Hugh protests, saying that it’s too cold outside. However, Dalian was prepared for that. She built an igloo outside. Hugh decides to put up with her whims. Inside the igloo, he finds Hal and the Professor. Dalian had invited Flamberge and Rasiel to make chocolates.

Dalian happily offers the chocolates to Hugh. He notices how she’s all dirty, so he’s glad for all her work. He tastes the chocolate. Hugh throws up, struggling to enter the bathroom. Dalian explains that she added a lot of hidden flavors to complement Rasiel’s recipe.[25]

Hugh WC

Hugh tries Dalian's chocolate.

Chapter 8[]

Chapter 8 Dalianchan

Dalian is expecting a White Day gift from Hugh.

It’s White Day, so now Hugh has to give something to Dalian as retribution for the chocolates she made for Valentine’s Day. He can feel her behind him, expecting her gift. She happily imagines a heap of fried breads, or a pile of books. However, Hugh imagines that Dalian won’t be satisfied with fried breads or books. He decides to go shopping. Dalian stares at him with shiny eyes. Hugh feels pressured.

Hugh reflects about Dalian’s gift, but he can only think about fried breads and books. He meets the Professor in one of the stores. Kamilla shows up, weirdly dressed as always. She suggests a stuffed animal as a gift for Dalian. Hugh and the Professor seem excited for a plushie in the shape of a bizarre head. Kamilla dissuades Hugh from buying that. She suggests other items, but Hugh keeps choosing strange things, such as ugly earrings and socks. Finally, Kamilla agrees with Hugh’s idea. He decides to give a knee blanket to Dalian. However, Kamilla thinks that the gift is too boring. Hugh also needs to give something handmade.

Hugh returns to the Disward estate. Hugh gives her the knee blanket. Hugh suggests using it while she reads. Surprisingly, Hugh has a second gift. He gives her a fried bread. It’s one-of-a-kind, since he made with his own hands. It was difficult to made. Kamilla had to taste a few bad fried breads.[26]

Chapter 9[]

It’s three o’ clock in the afternoon and Dalian is still waiting for a snack. She looks for Hugh but finds only a little boy in oversized clothing. He introduces himself as Hugh Anthony Disward. Dalian realizes that Hugh read the Memories of That Day, a Phantom Book which turns the reader into a child. She tells the boy to call her Dalian. Now that Hugh is a boy, she seems older than him, so she wants respect. She feels weird when the boy calls her Miss Dalian.

Dalian notices that Hugh’s clothes are oversized, so she tells him to change. Dalian offers him some clothes that Kamilla brought to her the other day. Although he’s embarrassed, Hugh has no choice but to wear girls’ clothing. Dalian orders him to buy some fried breads. Hugh doesn’t want to leave the house dressed as a girl. He offers to cook for Dalian, but she refuses to eat eggs, the only thing he can cook.

Hugh is embarrassed to walk among the crowd. Hugh tries to buy fried breads from a lady, but he gives up after she mistakes him for a girl. Soon after, a strange man addresses Hugh. The boy runs away, scared. He trips on a banana peel. Hugh falls on his butt, his panties showing. He returns to the Disward estate crying.

He throws the fried bread on Dalian’s head. Hugh feels like he won’t be able to get married in the future. All the crying annoys Dalian. She wants Hugh back to his normal self. She tells him to read the Memories of That Day. She watches as he reads. They fall asleep.

The next day, Hugh wakes up. He’s back to normal. He’s shocked to see that there are only some pieces of ripped cloth over his body. Dalian also wakes up, satisfied. She prefers Hugh as a calm man rather than as a noisy child. Hugh seems confused.[27]

Chapter 10[]

Dalian read a book about how to experience the beach for the first time, so now she’s excited to try it. She wants to go to the beach with Hugh. However, he affirms that there’s no beach nearby. Dalian, showing to be prepared, reveals the Go in an Instant. Hugh uses the Phantom Book. Hugh and Dalian suddenly appear in a beach. Hugh enjoys the sea and the breeze, but Dalian seems uncomfortable. She’s sweating due to her heavy clothes. Hugh packed some items for Dalian. He tells her to change. Dalian is sad because he packed only one fried bread.

Dalian realizes that there’s no changing room around. Hugh covers her body with a blanket so that she can change out of sight. She feels like he’s treating her like a child, so she hits him. After a while, Dalian finally shows up in a summer dress. Hugh reflects about his good choice, since the dress is compatible with her flat chest. Now that Dalian is changed, Hugh invites her to the sea. However, Dalian refuses to enter the water. After all, the sea might rust the lock on her chest. Hugh tells her that the sea breeze will rust the lock nonetheless, so she shouldn’t worry. Offended, Dalian throws an octopus at Hugh.

Dalian eventually finds Rasiel. The girls compete in a race. They see a hat in the distance. The winner will be the one who takes the hat first. They start the race. Rasiel almost touches the hat, but Hugh takes it first, mistaking it for his hat. Since Hugh is on Dalian’s side, she declares that the victory is hers. Later, Dalian reads a book about how to experience the mountains for the first time. She’s excited to travel with Hugh once again.[28]

Chapter 11[]

Chapter 11 Dalianchan

Hugh wakes up in a RPG world.

Hugh believes that he’s still dreaming, since he notices that Dalian turned into a fairy. Dalian reveals that he’s not dreaming. Hugh finds himself leaning against a tree, rather than at the Disward estate. Dalian explains that Hugh accidentally used the power of a Phantom Book while sleeping. Hugh had activated the Book of Adventure, so now they are trapped inside a RPG world. They must defeat the Devil to return home. Hugh is confident that he can use a Phantom Book to defeat the enemy, but Dalian reveals that they can’t summon Phantom Books in that world.

Dalian decides to go to the nearest town. Hugh is hungry, so she gives him a dangerous looking plant. She affirms that it’s a medicinal herb, but Hugh refuses to eat it. At the town, they decide to prepare their equipment before confronting the Devil. Suddenly, they see Hal dragging Flamberge. Hugh and Dalian pretend that they didn’t see someone familiar, but Flamberge notices their presence. Flamberge explains that she was sleeping close to Hugh, in secret, so she was also trapped inside that world.

Hugh and Dalian visit an equipment store. Hugh looks like a clown with the costume he chose. He removes the costume, mad with Flamberge’s laughter. He asks if Flamberge and Hal bought something. It’s revealed that they bought a coffin, so that Hal can drag Flamberge around without any pain. Flamberge explains that Hugh and Dalian are unable to buy equipment without money. Hal and Flamberge were able to get money by looking into people’s chests and pots. Dalian is furious with Flamberge’s absurd talk, so she urges Hugh to find the Devil. The couple is decided to find the enemy first.[29]

Final Chapter[]

Hugh and Dalian overcome many difficulties, but they finally reach the Devil’s castle. Hugh is not confident, since he doesn’t have weapons, but Dalian affirms that he still has hands and feet. They follow the signs pointing to the Devil’s castle and finally reach a little house which looks more like a mushroom. It’s revealed that the Devil is in fact Rasiel.

Rasiel says that her aide is enough to deal with Hugh and Dalian. She calls her aide, who is revealed to be the Professor. Dalian tells Hugh to defeat him. However, the Professor is a level 99 character, and he will be using his concoctions to battle. Hugh, a level 1 character, is not confident. Dalian reveals that she picked up weapons and shields on the way to the castle. Hugh is discouraged after seeing the low-level equipment Dalian gathered.

The Professor is ready to defeat Hugh. Suddenly, Flamberge and Hal show up as high-level characters. They beat the Professor. Hugh is ready to defeat Rasiel with his low-level equipment, but she reveals that the challenge is not a simple fight. After some thought, Rasiel explains that the challenge is a rock paper scissors game. Rasiel and Dalian play their hands. Hugh can’t see their game, since their hands are covered by their oversized sleeves. Nonetheless, it’s revealed that Dalian is the winner. Hugh expresses that he always knew that Dalian could win. Dalian seems surprised. Hugh and Dalian return to their world.

Hugh wakes up. He affirms that he had a strange dream, but that he doesn’t remember anything. Dalian sees Hugh as a carefree man. She affirms that she was happy with what Hugh told her. Hugh doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Dalian says that he’s noisy.[30]

References[]

  1. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Episode 12.
  2. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga, Chapter 8.
  3. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga, Chapter 11.
  4. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga, Epilogue.
  5. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Dalian's Bookcase: Part 1 - Huey and Dalian's First Walk.
  6. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Dalian's Bookcase: Part 2 - Dalian and Kamilla's Secret Recipe.
  7. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 1.
  8. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 2.
  9. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 3.
  10. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 5.
  11. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 6.
  12. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 7.
  13. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 8.
  14. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 10.
  15. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 12.
  16. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 14.
  17. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 16.
  18. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian Days manga, Chapter 17.
  19. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 1.
  20. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 2.
  21. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 3.
  22. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 4.
  23. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 5.
  24. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 6.
  25. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 7.
  26. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 8.
  27. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 9.
  28. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 10.
  29. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Chapter 11.
  30. The Mystic Archives of Dalian-chan manga, Final Chapter.
Characters

Biblioprincesses

Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel

Key-keepers

Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell

Others

Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters
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