Dantalian no Shoka


The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, Dantalian's Bookshelf
Japanese: ダンタリアンの書架
English: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2011 to Oct 1, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gainax
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: DetectiveDetective, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 5785657,856 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1551
Members: 150,902
Favorites: 545

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Synopsis

Six months ago, Lord Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, lost his eccentric grandfather, Sir Wesley Disward, who was a renowned collector of rare books. His grandfather's will states that, in order to inherit his manor and everything inside it, he must take guardianship over the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian—an archive that contains forbidden knowledge—and also take care of a mysterious girl called Dalian.

As Huey settles into the manor, an old rival of his grandfather's arranges a meeting with him. Dalian, knowing the rival to be Wesley's killer, tags along and discovers that the murderer is in possession of a Phantom Book—a cursed tome that Wesley tried to seal away. When the book puts the two in danger, Huey discovers that the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian and Dalian are one and the same, and she entrusts Huey with the key to unlocking the knowledge stored within her. Together, Dalian and Huey seal the book away, and thus begins an unlikely partnership as they solve mysteries caused by other Phantom Books.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Sauer Keynes, Camilla

Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese

Kamhout, Hal

Supporting
Katou, Masayuki
Japanese

Dickinson, Paula

Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese

Nos

Supporting
Miyashita, Eiji
Japanese

Salut

Supporting
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese

Staff

Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


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"Cras numquam scire" by Yucca feat. Daisuke Ono (eps 1-11)
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Ending Theme

1: "yes, prisoner" by maRIONnetTe (eps 1-11)
2: "Cras numquam scire" by Yucca feat. Daisuke Ono (eps 12)

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Reviews

Jul 16, 2011
Updated to Final Episode.

I personally had this anime recommended to me by a friend, saying I might like it. (He had read the novels I believe.) So I came into this show knowing nothing at all since I had decided not to try to get any background on it to be unbiased about it.

I was reasonably surprised by how good I actually found it to be.

Story:
Personally I normally don't like dark atmosphere anime, yet this one does it in a way that I wanted to keep watching since it kept pulling me in to want to know more about the story and these Phantom ...
Nov 18, 2011
Mixed Feelings
These days we take the written word for granted, but for the majority of human history this has not been the case. Over the millennia, those with the ability to communicate using these strange markings have been viewed with awe and suspicion in almost equal measure, and many believed that anything written was magical in some way. It's only logical then, that people would begin to think that certain works were holy writ handed down by a deity, held the secrets to immense power, or contained forbidden knowledge that would bring misfortune and death upon anyone who read them.

Eventually certain books were, for one ...
Oct 2, 2011
I had high hopes for this show, mostly because I love books, and it sounded like an interesting concept. However, that interesting concept was shunted into a villain-of-the-week formula that soon grew tiresome. While it is possible to do that formula well, these plots ranged from boring to inane. In addition to the stand-alone plots of the episodes was a feeble attempt at an overarching plot, which really failed spectacularly at tying anything together. The ending did little to actually end anything, or explain anything, or give even the least sense of closure.

Which brings me to the characters. This was by far the most negative ...

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