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Kokoro Toshokan


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kokoro Library
Japanese: ココロ図書館

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.621 (scored by 1,151 users)
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Ranked: #47242
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Popularity: #4224
Members: 3,559
Favorites: 12
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kokoro
Kokoro
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Aruto
Aruto
Main
Kuroda, Yumi
Japanese
Kuroda, Yumi
Iina
Iina
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Fukami, Misato
Fukami, Misato
Supporting
Hanba, Tomoe
Japanese
Hanba, Tomoe

Staff

Masunari, Koji
Masunari, Koji
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Satou, Teruo
Satou, Teruo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuroda, Yousuke
Kuroda, Yousuke
Script


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Beagle" by Yasuko Yamano

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Tsuki wa Miteru" by Yasuko Yamano



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Archaeon
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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megara
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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brynolf
Feb 6, 2015
Overall
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.

Animation
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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