Ranked #4630

Kokoro Toshokan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kokoro Library
Japanese: ココロ図書館


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2001 to Feb 17, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.631 (scored by 1,117 users)
Ranked: #46302
Popularity: #4049
Members: 3,400
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Kokoro Toshokan, a small library, lies nestled in an unpopulated mountain far away from town. Three sisters, Iina, Aruto and Kokoro, call the library home and run it from day to day. Kokoro is just beginning her adventures at the library. Will she become a full-fledged librarian. Will the remote library ever attract readers. Kokoro tries her best to make her dreams come true at Kokoro Library, a place where miracles can happen.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Saito, Chiwa
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Kuroda, Yumi
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Fukami, Misato
Hanba, Tomoe
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Masunari, Koji
Masunari, Koji
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Kuroda, Yousuke
Matsumura, Masahiro
Matsumura, Masahiro

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Opening Theme

Beagle" by Yasuko Yamano

Ending Theme

Tsuki wa Miteru" by Yasuko Yamano

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Feb 23, 2009
Once more my passion for "oddness" rears its super-deformed head, this time bringing me a bemusing, yet slightly surreal, take on libraries.

Kokoro Toshokan originally began as a manga by Takagi Nobuyuki in 2001. The popularity of the series led to it quickly being adapted as a TV series direct by Masuanri Koji (Read or Die TV & OVA, Kamichu!), and the influence of both the mangaka and the director really stands out in the anime.

The story is about a library situated in the mountains. This is Kokoro Library, and it is run by three sisters - Iina (eldest), Aruto (middle), and Kokoro (youngest). The read more
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Nov 5, 2007
Kokoro Library basically revolves around Kokoro who is named after the library she works in. Together with her two sisters, they work to maintain the library their parents left them even if hardly nobody ever comes there (since it's at the top of the mountain or something).

At first, I was bored by the series and was struggling to finish it. I'm glad I stuck through it until the end since the story progressed quite nicely as it went on. It may seem boring at first, but there is some humor in the episodes. Thing I didn't expect like obsessive sister love and robots kept popping read more
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Feb 6, 2015
No, no, no... Cuteness and good background music is nowhere near enough to save an anime where meaninglessness is allowed to run amok to this extreme degree.

Many anime are slow paced, but in Kokoro library time almost stops. There is no story and no character drive (but I have to admit the actual library itself and its surroundings is a cousy place).

Edit: Was this show "comedy" classed? If there was any comedic ambitions with Kokoro library, the creators have another failure on their list.

Technically good, but character design is awful. The only one that looks even remotely good is the homophobic sister. The rest of read more
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Both shows have that relaxed feel to them, and they're both about a place where small miracles happen.

Kokoro Toshokan is a bit more story oriented towards the end of the series, but generally each episode is a stand alone story. 
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Both protagonists in these series are really similar, both Tohru and Kokoro are innocent and enjoy helping others, their expression is also similar. Apart form that both series deal about how the protagonist lives her every day life and have slight drama. 
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These series are really similar: First of all in both series the protagonists are 3 sisters, and apart from that Michelle is really similar to Iina and Nenene extremely similar to Aruto, especially when she was her wig on, it is important to state that both of them are writers. Finally they both express a love toward books. 
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When I was watching Gokujou Seitokia it slightly reminded me of Kokoro Toshokan. All the adventures the girls had in the episodes and also Kokoro and Rino never gave up. In both series the characters protect what is important to them, the Kokoro Library and the Miyagaki High School. 
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Both are about how children handle their every day life. 
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They are not very similar, but an episode of Kokoro no Toshokan reminded me a lot of Sora no Woto and the end had a similar feeling. 
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