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Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

Alternative Titles

English: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd
Japanese: 大図書館の羊飼い


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2014 to Dec 25, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Felix Film
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Harem, Romance, School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 23,580 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #34032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1228
Members: 53,697
Favorites: 108
Ranked #3403Popularity #1228Members 53,697
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Episodes: /12
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Shiomi Academy, an elite high school, boasts a student body of 50,000 and is home to the Shiomi Daitoshokan (Great Library). It also has a famous urban legend: a mysterious figure called "The Shepherd," who appears before hard working students to grant them a wish.

Kyotarou Kakei is a second year of Shiomi Academy, and loves to read more than anything else. Other than when he's in class, his nose is pretty much always in a book in the Daitoshokan. His dream is to spread his love of reading through the Library Club.

One morning Kyotarou gets a strange email from 'The Shepherd' which tells him that something is going to happen to him which will change his fate. This triggers a sense of foreboding within him that causes him to rush back to the train platform and save another student, Tsugumi Shirasaki, from getting killed by a derailment. After a string of misunderstandings though, Kyotarou finds himself with three new members joining his library club while also becoming involved with Tsugumi's "Happy Project."

The questions remain though; what is Tsugumi's "Happy Project"? Who is this mysterious Shepherd who keeps sending them emails? The school year is about to get a whole lot more interesting for Kyotarou and his new friends.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nobuta, Yuu
Director, Episode Director, Key Animation
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Nakae, Mitsuki
Theme Song Performance
Original Creator

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"On my sheep" by Mitsuki Nakae (中恵光城)

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"Aozora to Green Belt (青空とグリーンベルト)" by Hagumi Nishizawa (西沢はぐみ)

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Dec 25, 2014
McRib (All reviews)
The idea in which equating popularity to greatness is disappointingly common in our modern world. Many people will claim that 50 Shades of Gray is high quality literature and many others will consider Drake to be a great rapper. They are blinded by the delusion that something being popular automatically makes it good. Obviously those people have never looked further into the media that they claim to be an aficionado of and have never read Infinite Jest or listened to Yung Lean before. This leads to Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, an unfortunately overlooked show in the Fall 2014 season. It did not stand out and the read more
Dec 27, 2014
gilder1985 (All reviews)
Initially, I'd written a review halfway through the show, now that I've completed it, here's an updated version.
Firstly, this is very much a slice of life show. If you're not a big fan of those, you may not want to watch this one. I enjoy slice of life, romance, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, and other light-sided genre, so it appealed to me.
This show also incorporates a fantasy element - a magic library. I won't go into a lot of detail, so as not to ruin the story, but this library (while only briefly and periodically mentioned) is a theme that is important to every read more
Dec 24, 2014
ironcarrot2 (All reviews)
everything about this anime was fine, just fine. the story was fine, the characters were fine, the art was fine. truly mediocre and the genre of this mediocre anime is school/harem/magic/slice of life.

story: kakei(the main character) reads books to not be scared of anything and his goal is to find the magic library. sounds somewhat interesting. nope it is not.

art: average just average.

sound: average.

characters: typical harem.....their looks are average. also the MC is boring.

enjoyment: average. i know i used that word a lot, but it perfectly describes this anime. never really laughed hard or smiled much or thought i cant wait till read more
Dec 27, 2014
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

During high school, it's a time to really start thinking about one's future: pursuing higher education, finding a part-time job, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities are all in the realm of setting one up for a successful life later down the road. Along the way, friends are made and decisions are chosen. Sometimes, though, teenagers need that tiny extra "push" to get them going down the right path. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai will most definitely "be telling this with a sigh" that the path they took was "the one less traveled by."


Daitoshokan follows the life of Kakei, a young read more


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