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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
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: David Production
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.381 (scored by 10,319 users)
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Ranked: #20162
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Popularity: #1419
Members: 33,404
Favorites: 144
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Episodes: /27

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.

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Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
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Producer
Shinohara, Toshiya
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Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
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Sound Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
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Episode Director, Storyboard


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#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)

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



More reviewsReviews

Mimi_Taylor
Mar 21, 2010
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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BlondeAssassin
Jan 4, 2010
I was drawn into this series from the very first episode. It's dark, it's gritty, and its emotional. I really enjoy how the show has short but interesting arcs. The first arc dealt with the "laughing witch" and that alone just pulled me in. Spoilers aside, it was a very engaging, emotional arc for me. I actually cared about the characters involved!

I really love the art style and I think though the pacing may be a bit off sometimes, there are very interesting hints dropped by here and there that are always tied in as you progress. I really love that.

This series isn't read more
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InfiniteRhapsody
Jul 22, 2011
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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-ShadowClaw-
Jun 26, 2015
The Book Of Bantorra out of all the series I have watched this is probably one of the least well known and underrated show I have seen. I am writing this review in order to establish 2 things mostly. One to help it gain some recognition and Two to establish as why people should give this a try without going into too much spoiler territory so il try to keep it spoiler free as I can.

The Plot of this story focuses on a world where when people die they have their memories and depending your interpretation there soul in stone books and there is a read more
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