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Toshokan Sensou

Toshokan Sensou

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.641 (scored by 12282 users)
Ranked: #10782
Popularity: #1045
Members: 26,806
Favorites: 231
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Toshokan Sensou
Side story: Toshokan Sensou Special
Sequel: Toshokan Sensou: Kakumei no Tsubasa

Characters & Voice Actors

Dojo, Atsushi
Dojo, Atsushi
Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki
Kasahara, Iku
Kasahara, Iku
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Asahina, Hikaru
Asahina, Hikaru
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Genda, Ryuusuke
Genda, Ryuusuke
Suzumori, Kanji
Suzumori, Kanji


Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Konuta, Kenji
Script, Series Composition
Takahashi, Ikuko

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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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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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The protagonist is voiced by the same seiyuu, and she is a tomboy girl who always tries her best. Also her love interest is someone from her past that she saw once but now she doesn't recognizes him. Same vibe overall.
Both have a somewhat earnest and idealistic female as the leading character who tries to change the world they live in. Both also have a relatively smaller close-knit group of characters. The male lead in each series is shorter than average and have hot-heads. The art styles and character designs deviate from regular anime styles and both these shows have political undertones.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"changes" by Base Ball Bear

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