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Dantalian no Shoka


Alternative Titles

English: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Synonyms: Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, Dantalian's Bookshelf
Japanese: ダンタリアンの書架

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2011 to Oct 1, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gainax
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.331 (scored by 38,474 users)
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Ranked: #22292
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Popularity: #764
Members: 92,615
Favorites: 397
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamhout, Hal
Supporting
Katou, Masayuki
Japanese
Vance
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Sauer Keynes, Camilla
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Oobaba
Supporting
Kyouda, Hisako
Japanese
Salut
Supporting
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese

Staff

Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sunayama, Kurasumi
Script


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

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




More reviewsReviews

Nov 18, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 16, 2011
KiritoKun (All reviews)
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 read more
May 10, 2015
Micsupreeme (All reviews)
~ May the doors of wisdom open ~

In essence, Dantalian no Shoka, or "Dantalian" as i will refer to it from here on is an anime that made the best of an unfortunate situation. If anime production meant compacting carbon at high temperatures, then Dantalian is a diamond that refused itself the right to form...

A simple, yet vivid and interesting context of "Magical Tomes" makes up Dantalian, and allows it to attract an audience range primarily from both the mystery and fantasy realms. It's not revolutionary, though it's certainly a context that captures my attention much better than the majority of shows with similar paths. read more
May 9, 2015
Aoiy25 (All reviews)
"There are things better left unknown"-Dalian

At first glance, Dantalian no Shoka seems like a mediocre anime,which is full of mysteries but I think it's more than that.

Story: 8/10

Summary- The story follows Huey who inherits a mansion and a library with many valuable books from his grandfather but there happens something unexpected. He meets Dalian,the custodian of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian and he becomes Dalian's Keykeeper. Bibliotheca Mystica of Dantalian is not an ordinary library. There are books that should not exist.
Point of View- I think that read more

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