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Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Alternative Titles

English: Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra
Synonyms: Tatakau Shisho, Tatakau Shisho to Koisuru Bakudan, Fighting Librarians
Japanese: 戦う司書 The Book of Bantorra

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 27
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Apr 2, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 7839 users)
Ranked: #16182
Popularity: #1049
Members: 23,135
Favorites: 93
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past, Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious society known as Sindeki Kyoudan.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tatakau Shisho Series

Characters & Voice Actors

Balory, Mattalast
Balory, Mattalast
Main
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru
Wald, David
English
Wald, David
Finder, Mirepoch
Finder, Mirepoch
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Emerick, Shannon
English
Emerick, Shannon
Macmani, Volken
Macmani, Volken
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Maruchie, Noloty
Maruchie, Noloty
Main
Martinez, Cynthia
English
Martinez, Cynthia
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Shinohara, Toshiya
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Mar 21, 2010
Mimi_Taylor
Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra has had a very strong divide among opinions this past season. I have seen many people praise this show in the anime blogosphere, while forum activists on big sites such as ANN criticize it to death. I’m sure there are many people in the middle who just don’t know what to think or are uncertain to try it. I hope that my review will clear some of that uncertainty away.

Story

Now here is something original. After a person dies, their memories turn into a stone tablet called a "book" that leaves their body to be read more
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Jul 22, 2011
InfiniteRhapsody
Story [9]
-Bantorra has very complicated story and is really serious with few funny moments. Sometimes its just hard to connect the story, but if you pay attention you will see that almost everything is properly explained. The end of the anime really pays off if you survived other arcs first.
-it is recommended that you watch it whole at once, if you can, if not, try not to make long hiatuses with this anime, cause it will be easier to remember some important stuff such as minor details that come in handy.
-As for the story itself, it has really unique ideas.

Art [8]
-The art was what read more
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Recommendations

Both Anime deal around the theme of books. Not just any kind of book, but books that are very important and may or may not have a special power, if created just right.
If you loved Book of Bantorra you'll love Baccano. They're both top notch anime. Both stand out with their awesome multi-layered characters. They both have stellar, fluid animations, awesome fight scenes and a solid, thrilling plot (imho most important). They both tell their stories in arcs, switching between characters in each, now some people say that's confusing? ....But that's bullshit. You won't have trouble following if you have half a brain. The storytelling from multiple prospectives is a plus not a minus.

I wholeheartedly recommend fans of one to watch the other. You won't be disappointed.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Datengoku Sensen (堕天國宣戦)" by ALI PROJECT (eps 1-16)
#2: "Seisai no Ripieno (星彩のRipieno)" by Sasaki Sayaka (eps 17-27)

Ending Theme

#1: "Light of Dawn" by Annabel (eps 1-16)
#2: "Dominant Space" by Yuuki Aira (eps 17-27)

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