Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tatakau Shisho, Tatakau Shisho to Koisuru Bakudan, Fighting Librarians
Japanese: 戦う司書 The Book of Bantorra
English: Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra
German: The Book of Bantorra
Spanish: The Book of Bantorra
French: The Book of Bantorra
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Type: TV
Episodes: 27
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Apr 2, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: David Production
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.201 (scored by 1669416,694 users)
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Ranked: #30362
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Popularity: #2466
Members: 61,672
Favorites: 198

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In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past, Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious society known as Sindeki Kyoudan.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Datengoku Sensen (堕天國宣戦)" by ALI PROJECT (eps 1-16)
2: "Seisai no Ripieno (星彩のRipieno)" by Sasaki Sayaka (eps 17-27)

Ending Theme

1: "Light of Dawn" by Annabel  (eps 1-16)
2: "Dominant Space" by Yuuki Aira (eps 17-27)

Mar 21, 2010
Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra has had a very strong divide among opinions this past season. I have seen many people praise this show in the anime blogosphere, while forum activists on big sites such as ANN criticize it to death. I’m sure there are many people in the middle who just don’t know what to think or are uncertain to try it. I hope that my review will clear some of that uncertainty away.


Now here is something original. After a person dies, their memories turn into a stone tablet called a "book" that leaves their body to be ...
Jul 22, 2011
Story [9]
-Bantorra has very complicated story and is really serious with few funny moments. Sometimes its just hard to connect the story, but if you pay attention you will see that almost everything is properly explained. The end of the anime really pays off if you survived other arcs first.
-it is recommended that you watch it whole at once, if you can, if not, try not to make long hiatuses with this anime, cause it will be easier to remember some important stuff such as minor details that come in handy.
-As for the story itself, it has really unique ideas.

Art [8]
-The art was what ...
Sep 30, 2016
Mixed Feelings
When it comes to settings of fictional pieces, Armed Librarians: the Book of Bantorra has certainly an interesting one: deceased people who turn into books, and librarians that keep those stored in the huge library of Bantorra. Although it has an intriguing story to show, its narrative is lackluster, never really knowing on what it wants to focus on. Don't get the wrong impression, it has some good story arcs alongside some endearing characters.

The anime focusses on the books as well as the armed librarians, people with psychic powers, tasked with retrieving and maintaining the huge archives. As it will, it is not that simple: ...

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