Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to "Dantalian's bookshelf", which stores the prohibited books of the demons.
"Gensho (Illusory Books)", the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world but people are fascinated by the taboo. Huey and Dalian solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access the Dantalian's bookshelf.
Director: Yutaka Uemura
Character Design: Sumie Kinoshita
Clothing Design: BABY, THE STARS BRIGHT, ALICE and the PIRATES
Color Setting: Harumi Takahoshi, Satoshi Takezawa
Director of Photography: Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Editing: Yuri Tamura
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music: Yo Tsuji
Animation Production: Gainax
Production: Dantalian no Shoka Production Committee