Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito

Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books

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Alternative Titles

English: Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books
Synonyms: YamiBou, Traveller of Darkness, Hat and Book Traveler, Traveller Yami, Hat and Book
Japanese: ヤミと帽子と本の旅人


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2003 to Dec 25, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, MysteryMystery, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.561 (scored by 90079,007 users)
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Ranked: #56132
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Popularity: #3354
Members: 25,815
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Hatsuki is a highschool student living with her sister, Hatsumi, who she has a huge crush on. On Hatsumi's 16th birthday, she is suddenly surrounded by a green light and disappears in front of Hatsuki. She manages to follow Hatsumi with the help of a being resembling a fat baby chick (literally), ending up in a place called "The Great Library", which is full of different worlds stored in books. Hatsumi wasn't there, though, so the search for Hatsuki's great love begins and involves traveling from book to book.

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Characters & Voice Actors

no Mae, Tamamo

Hikami, Kyouko


Inoue, Kikuko


Fukuyama, Jun


Shimizu, Ai


Matsuki, Miyu


Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Minami, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Script, Series Composition
Kawase, Toshifumi


Opening Theme

"Hitomi no Naka no Meikyuu" by Kayo Aiko

Ending Theme

"Eien no Inori wo Sasagete" by Sanae Kobayashi

Aug 26, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)

Story: 6 (Constant alternate universe style)
Art: 7 (It's ecchi-tastic! Everything else is nice too)
Sound: 7 (Lots of girl groaning in this show)
Character: 8 (So... much... fanservice [/drools])
Enjoyment: 9 (I enjoyed the hell out of it)
Overall: 34/50 = 7.4 ~7.0 (It'll play with your emotions)

Ohkay okay, its time for a proper review of this piece. Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito (Yamibou for short) Is a heartwarming coming of age tale about a love between two super cute sisters. Their world gets torn apart when Hatsumi mysteriously disappears into thin air right in front of her sister Hazuki. But as Hazuki is read more
Apr 23, 2009
tentacle_raep (All reviews)
Truly absurd.

Say you're a girl (Hatsuki) who has a crush on your sister (Hatsumi) and one day choose to sneak into her room and just have your way with her as she sleeps.

The next thing you know you're spanning parallel universes comprised of/represented by different storybooks on things like the Trans-Siberian Railroad, primeaval cultures, ninjas, desert islands, and god knows what else while accompanied by a pervy embodiment Lilith, to realize that your beloved is actually Eve, and exists for her own reasons in these parallel worlds and has many forms and loves. Throw in a batshit crazy fairy prince (Gargantua) who is a parody read more
Jan 30, 2008
Hyeonnie (All reviews)
How should I put this... This whole series was.. in one word : Fanservice

Story: There IS not definite story to this except the fact that Hazuki was searching for Hatsumi. Thus, a word of advice: if you have not played the game version of Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito, then do NOT watch these series. It wil make you go "huh? whats going on?" half the time. The story attempts to tell several stories at once then link them all together later, but for me it seemed just a random bunch of characters which were extras from the begginning and did not play read more
Apr 23, 2015
w7n (All reviews)
Opening question:
What happens if love in a divine form enters the world of mortals?

SPOILERS PRESENT, because there is hardly any way to do justice to the show without spoiling stuff. But I will try to keep the amount of spoilers low.
It's advised that you not read this before you have completed the show, unless you don't mind to be spoiled. However, if you do have completed the show and are confused about something, feel free to check this long review.

Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito, YamiBou(or Yamibou, Yamibo) for short, is arguably one of the hardest-to-review anime.

Why so?

Say, for fluffy slice-of-life shows, the main read more

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