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Toshokan Sensou


Alternative Titles

English: Library Wars
Synonyms: Library War, Toshokan Kakumei, Library Revolution, Library Rebellion, Library Crisis
Japanese: 図書館戦争

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 15,723 users)
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Ranked: #12602
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Popularity: #1324
Members: 36,621
Favorites: 302
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Ranked #1260Popularity #1324Members 36,621
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Toshokan Sensou tells the story of Kasahara Iku, the first woman to join the Library Task Force. In the near future in Japan, the Media Enhancement Law has been forced upon the population censoring all books and media. To counter this, the Library Defense Force was created. To protect themselves against the Media Enhancement Law Commission, all major libraries are fully equipped with a military Task Force, who take it upon themselves to protect the books and freedom of media of the people.

This anime follows Iku and her fellow soldiers as they protect various special books and artifacts from the oppression of the Media Enhancement Law Commission. A love story, war story, and comedy all rolled into one.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Doujou, Atsushi
Doujou, Atsushi
Main
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Maeno, Tomoaki
Kasahara, Iku
Kasahara, Iku
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Shibasaki, Asako
Shibasaki, Asako
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Komaki, Mikihisa
Komaki, Mikihisa
Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira

Staff

Hamana, Takayuki
Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Ikuko
Takahashi, Ikuko
Script


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"Atashi no Machi, Asu no Machi (あたしの街、明日の街)" by Hitomi Takahashi

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"changes" by Base Ball Bear



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Jul 10, 2008
Toshokan Sensou (or The Library Wars), is another one of those odd anime that I seem to end up reviewing. The show has a nice premise which is reminiscent of Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 all rolled into one.

The anime is based on a series of four light novels by Arikawa Hiro (entitled Toshokan Sensou, Nairan, Kiki, and Kakumei respectively), which were published from 2006 to 2007. The novels were later serialized in two mangas. The first manga was made by Yumi Kiiro, and published in Lala magazine from September 2007. The second was made by Furudori Yayoi, and was published Dengeki Daioh magazine read more
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freesia64
Aug 4, 2009
I just happened to hear about this anime by chance from another website. The premise was interesting so I decided to give it a try and was totally amazed. The storyline, characters, artwork, and sound are engrossing and completely draw you in. While the characters themselves may not be completely unique, their interactions with one another and the realistic emotional outbursts are i think rare among most anime.

Most people don't really mention this but I also consider this a full romance. The relationship between the main characters develops more naturally over time. They are not sappy or fake but there was a lovely tenderness read more
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formosan
Aug 10, 2008
I tried really hard to hate this anime. I watched the first episode and I was absolutely geared up to hate the whole thing and bring all my negative emotional baggage down on it.

I failed. I fell in love with this anime.

It deals with a war very unlike Western wars, and with laws very unlike Western laws. In the real world war is incredibly lawless and ugly, and law enforcement is terrible. But this anime deals with an extremely civilized war with very strict rules of engagement, very limited weapons, and scrupulous regard for human life, so it's not like watching read more
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Ilyaoh
Jan 7, 2009
This was probably one of the best decision to watch back in 2008.

The story is about a special trained military force for the "Library", to protect good, fun and important books. It sounds intresting, but not good enough.

The characters and the art help you through the series, in which the story develops nicely. The characters are done great, their backgrounds, relations and personalities, they really look like humans which just got animated, through their personalities that is.

The art is okay, sometimes they could've drawn more realistic, some female characters look too much on their male co-characters. But that's probably meant to be that way, read more
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