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Light Novel 'Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou' Receives Anime and Live-Action Film Adaptation

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The official website of light novel Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou (The Case Records of the Biblia Secondhand Bookstore) has announced on Friday that the series will receive both an anime and live-action film adaptation.

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Hidden away in a corner of Kamakura is an unassuming secondhand bookstore, the Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop. Shinokawa Shioriko, the owner of the shop, is an overly shy young and beautiful woman who doesn't fit the image of a used bookstore and often has trouble interacting with customers.

While customer service isn't her strong point, she more than makes up for it in other ways. Using her exhaustive knowledge and unrivaled passion for literature, she unravels the secrets and mysteries of the antiquarian books that come into her shop.

This is a story of secrets and rare books. (Source: Nanodesu Translation)

Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou is written by En Mikami with illustrations by Hagu Koshijima, and has been publishing under the Media Works Bunko label since March 2011. ASCII Media Works has published six volumes of the novel with the seventh volume scheduled to be released on February 25. A manga adaptation drawn by Nakano was initially serialized in Altima Ace in February 2012, which later moved to Monthly Asuka in December 2012 until it concluded in July 2014 with six volumes. A second manga adaptation drawn by Ryou Kouda has been serialized in good! Afternoon magazine since July 2012. Kodansha published the third compiled volume of the manga in January 2014.

The series currently has over 6.4 million copies in print, and was nominated for the Japan Mystery Writers Association Award's "Long Story" category in 2012 and 2014. It has previously been adapted into a live-action TV series, which aired in 11 episodes on Fuji TV between January and March of 2013. Crunchyroll began streaming the series in November 2014.

Source: PR Times

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Didn't expect this at all. Was always hearing great stuff about this so it's probably time to pick this up.
 
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Feb 9, 2017 8:18 PM

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Wow nice, only ever read the first volume due to slow translation.

Really looking forward to it though

 
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Feb 9, 2017 8:22 PM
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This seems pretty promising, and while I'm not too fond with the Mystery genre honestly I think the aspect of this base on the synopsis kept my interest.
 
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are TV seres even translated? this series already in my radar for long time...
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this one looks like snorefest.
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so the best selling Light Novel by volumes finaly got an anime adaptation..interesting.
 
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Wut

This sounds really boring.

But if it's popular, then...
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Sazanami-Kai said:
this one looks like snorefest.

Zeta pls it's just comfy!
 
Feb 9, 2017 9:39 PM

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Has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)
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This sounds like it could be a very calm and interesting anime, also I love books so I'll definitely check it out!
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jejehartadi said:
The premise looks interesting. Since this series is one of best selling LN, I hope it will get at least 2 cour adaptation. I hate 1 cour LN adaptation T.T

Btw, has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)


Well its gonna be a movie so who knows how much they will cover but probably not much unless they rush it...
 
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Oh? Well well I am not surprised at all, this sells huge in Japan and it eventually had it coming. The cases are decent but tsukumodo adaptation when? Imo that one is a lot better, this might be boring for some people.

jejehartadi said:
The premise looks interesting. Since this series is one of best selling LN, I hope it will get at least 2 cour adaptation. I hate 1 cour LN adaptation T.T

Btw, has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)


Only read what is translated so far and yea it's episodic, they just uncover various mysteries behind books and all, more abt the previous owners.
 
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Frostbytes said:
jejehartadi said:
The premise looks interesting. Since this series is one of best selling LN, I hope it will get at least 2 cour adaptation. I hate 1 cour LN adaptation T.T

Btw, has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)


Only read what is translated so far and yea it's episodic, they just uncover various mysteries behind books and all, more abt the previous owners.

I see. Maybe they'll pick the most interesting mysteries to adapt.

@KurumiNightmare , I missed the word 'Film' on the title, haha. So it's a movie then.
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I thought Media Works bunko wasn't doing anime adaptation, that's a surprise.
Not sure this'll work as an anime advertisement, but hey, youjo senki worked, so everything is possible.

Meanwhile, we're still waiting for the next (and probably last) volume since a long time now >_<.

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Has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)

The romance as well as the mysteries surrounding Shioriko's family and herself is more of the overarching plot, otherwise it's episodic.
 
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I've always wanted to read this! Even if I didn't know about it, almost anything that has mystery in it catches my interest. I'll be watching it for sure.

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A girl who is fascinated with literature and unravels secrets of books ? I'm in.
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This looks interesting, i'm looking forward to it.
 
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Holy moly, I read Biblia 2 yeara ago, due to yeah, curiosity as the LN sales were as good as Nutella. It was good just as I ecpected. However translation was slow so I put this behind, I never expect to be reminded by this kind of news, a good news while at it.
 
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This was a surprise. To the point that when I first read the news (about half an hour ago) I thought the poster was joking.

I stopped reading the novel as it didn't seem like my sort of thing, but I'll probably try the anime. I might have just not given it enough of a chance.
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Feb 10, 2017 6:26 AM

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hmm, sounds really boring, this all takes place in a bookstore? pass.
 
Feb 10, 2017 6:35 AM

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Been reading this from time to time. A pleasant news as I look forward to watching this for sure.
 
Feb 10, 2017 6:58 AM

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Cool, thought they wouldn't do an anime after all this time, but films work out too.
 
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Sounds like something I'd enjoy so looking forward to watching it.
 
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I always see this topping the Light Novel charts year in year out. Will finally be able to see what it's all about.
 
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Will this be about all kinds of literature or Japanese only?
 
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Sounds amazing. As a bookworm, I'm SO looking forward to it. Plus introverts MCs just easily win my heart.
 
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Nice, I've been waiting to read this for a while, guess I'll watch it first.
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Oh, I've heard about it a few years ago, it is apparently super popular in Japan. I certainly hope there is a good reason for it. Excited to see more info about the anime adaptation!
 
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When they said "unrivaled passion for literature" they really mean it.
As long as they don't screw up and cut corner this show will put you at the edge of your seat.

Ok MAL, is this a TV series or Movie? Your page says it is a movie but are you sure about that?
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Siva said:


Ok MAL, is this a TV series or Movie? Your page says it is a movie but are you sure about that?


If it isn't then there's a whole load of places that are wrong. Like the source for this news article. Or the Media Works Bunko website. Or the official website for Biblia.
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If it isn't then there's a whole load of places that are wrong. Like the source for this news article. Or the Media Works Bunko website. Or the official website for Biblia.

Well, thanks for the point out. The reason is simple. I didn't check the source and the page here states nothing about anime being a movie. And I was under impression that it would be a TV but then when I went to anime page it showed as Movie. One more reason I don't want it to be a movie is, look at "Bungaku Shoujo" and we all know what went wrong.
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I read the first chapter, and It was really beautiful, actually amazing. I can see how it's popular over there in Japan. I hope the movie is faithful and great with top notch animation.
 
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jejehartadi said:
Has anyone read the LN or watch the live action? Is it purely episodic or has an overarching story? (from the synopsis looks like episodic to me)


It kinda is, but not PURELY. Thete is something lurking behind the scenes, a greater mystery. My favorite LN up to date
 
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