First Di Gi Charat Art Book in 12 Years Arrives in December

First Di Gi Charat Art Book in 12 Years Arrives in December

A new Di Gi Charat art book will come out on Dec. 24.

Broccoli is now taking preorders for the Di Gi Charat CHOCOLA 2020 art book. According to Broccoli, CHOCOLA 2020 will be the first Di Gi Charat art book to come out in 12 years.

The book will feature illustrations by Di Gi Charat’s creator, Koge-Donbo.  These pictures are from throughout the history of the series.

There will also be new art of main characters Dejiko, Hikaru Usada/ Rabi-en-Rose, and Puchiko, (collectively called DUP in promotional material), and the Black Gema Gema Gang (the primary villains of the series).

Who Is This Catgirl?

The cute and feisty catgirl Dejiko started out as a mascot for Broccoli’s retail store chain, Gamers, based out of Akihabara.

Since 1998, she has appeared in many different publications, including manga and anime.

Her first manga appearance was in From Gamers, a magazine which promoted Gamers.

The first Di Gi Charat anime series featured Dejiko’s misadventures as a store clerk in Akihabara.  It was followed by a 2002 prequel, Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat, and the reboot series Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003), as well as numerous specials, and OVAs.

First Di Gi Charat Art Book in 12 Years Arrives in December

Broccoli is offering different options for buying the book.  First of all, the art book itself will cost 3500 yen, plus tax.

Or, for 23500 yen (plus tax), you can get the Gamers limited set, which includes the art book, a framed giclée print autographed by Koge-Donbo, and a can badge button.

All preorders of the book will include the “Future Great Actress Di Gi Charat” card for Broccoli’s collectible card game Z/X.

The deadline for preorders is Nov. 2.

First Di Gi Charat Art Book in 12 Years Arrives in December

In addition to the art book, Broccoli will reissue the Di Gi Charat 20th Anniversary Drama CD – DUP, and the Di Gi Charat 20th Anniversary Drama CD – Black Gema Gema Dan.  Both of these were released in 2019, the 20th anniversary of the Dejiko’s Room audio drama.  The first Di Gi Charat anime series also came out in 1999.

Broccoli, Gamers, Koge-Donbo
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