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Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito

Alternative Titles

English: Traveller Yami, Hat and Book
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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.721 (scored by 7,585 users)
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Ranked: #45092
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Popularity: #2239
Members: 19,699
Favorites: 98
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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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Script, Screenplay

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"Hitomi no Naka no Meikyuu" by Kayo Aiko

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"Eien no Inori wo Sasagete" by Sanae Kobayashi

More reviewsReviews

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
Nov 5, 2008
Ookamihime (All reviews)
This is all personal opinion, but...
I really enjoyed this anime. While I have not played the game, I still found it intriguing because there were so many little details that you have to put together. The episodes don't go in order either (at last I think they don't) so that adds to the puzzle. While the plot isn't very ingenious (person in love tries to rescue lover, etc) I still found the characters quite awesome. Hatsuki is probably one of my favorite anime characters of all time, because she is very dedicated and her emotions are very real. Plus she has some mad sword skills. read more


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