There are a bunch of Journal Echoes to collect in Bayonetta 2, and while they don't actually unlock anything, they're worth collecting if you care about story.

Each of them fills in a few gaps in the plot to help enrich the experience, and breath a bit more life to the world around you.

So if that sounds good to you, read on to learn the locations of every single Journal Echo by chapter in Bayonetta 2.

Chapter One

Journal Echo Location
A New Beginning At the large staircase, head to the left and follow the path towards the docks. You'll find the Journal Echo at the end of the path.
Divine Retribution At the large staircase, head to the upper level to find this Journal Echo.
Unknown Entrance At the square, head to the opposite side and find this Journal Echo near a Hidden Verse.
Fragments of Memory Complete Verse One and find a long alleyway near the water to find this Journal Echo.
Sealed Time Just before the start of Verse Two, turn around and follow the path behind you to grab this Journal Echo.
Relics Journal At the end of Verse Six, you'll find a Witch Walk Portal. The Journal Echo is right in front of it.
Purification Grounds At the end of Verse Nine, head inside the church and you'll find the Journal Echo on the right hand side in a cubicle.

Chapter Two

Journal Echo Location
Rules of Nature Instead of following Loki at the end of Verse Two, head to the left side of the area to grab this Journal Echo.
Path of the Chosen After you talk to Loki in Verse Three, go through the doors in front of you to grab this Journal Echo.

Chapter Four

Journal Echo Location
Sovereign At the beginning of the chapter, glance at the hole on the roof to find this Journal Echo.

Chapter Five

Journal Echo Location
City of Water After the cutscene when you rescue Loki, head to the right side of the platform to find this Journal Echo.
Underground Graveyard Complete Verse Three, go to the upper level, and swim through the water. Leave the square room and you'll find this Journal Echo right by an Umbran Crow.
Trademark Defeat Pain in Verse Four and head to the middle platform once the water has risen to find this Journal Echo.
Advanced Technology Right at the end of Verse Eight, run past the nearby Hidden Verse to find this Journal Echo.

Chapter Seven

Journal Echo Location
The Way to Paradise Once you're swallowed by the monster, turn around and break the stuff behind you to find this Journal Echo.

Chapter Eight

Journal Echo Location
A Seal At the beginning of chapter eight, head straight forward and you'll find the Journal Echo.
Angels and Demons At the end of Verse Two, climb the stairs and you'll see the Journal Echo.
Garden of God Right at the end of Verse Four when you follow Loki through a waterfall, stick to the broken path and you'll find the Journal Echo on the right.
Guardian This Journal Echo is right where you fight the Golem.

Chapter Ten

Journal Echo Location
Balance Defeat Phantasmaraneae, then destroy the large eye and follow the path to find this Journal Echo.

Chapter Thirteen

Journal Echo Location
Shadows on Vigrid Complete Verse One, then head back outside to find the Journal Echo.
Where Darkness Falls Complete Verse Six, then head back into the previous area to grab this Journal Echo.

Chapter Fourteen

Journal Echo Location
A Witch's Ultimate Weapon At the beginning of chapter 14, look to the left to find a Journal Echo next to a chest.

Chapter Sixteen

Journal Echo Location
An Audience With You'll find this Journal Echo when you reach The Sacred Mountain Fimbulventr.