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Light Novel Dantalian no Shoka To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Jun 2, 2010 11:32 PM | 40 Comments
According to Kadokawa's notice to the bookstores, Mikumo Gakuto's light novel "Dantalian no Shoka (Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian)" was announced to get an anime adaptation. The details will be revealed in The Sneaker magazine on June 30th.

Cover of the novel vol.2

Dantalian no Shoka has been serialized in The Sneaker magazine since August 2008 and its manga adaptations have been published in Monthly Shonen Ace and Monthly Comp Ace since March 2010.

Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to "Dantalian's bookshelf", which stores the prohibited books of the demons. "Gensho (Illusory Books)", the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world but people are fascinated by the taboo. Huey and Dalian solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access to Dantalian's bookshelf.

Source: Scan of the notice

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gainax, you know it's good

Jun 10, 2011 1:16 PM by Kazeshini

I like the novel and the manga versions, BUT when I saw the character design on the official site... GAINAX will be turned into GAYNAX or what? Poor Dalian, look at her... she's like an old hag ._. Huey made good, but not the girl... Geez, now I hope GAYNAX won't troll this...

Jun 8, 2011 6:18 PM by Ricz

The boy looks hot.
Asura Cryin' autor ooh well, so bad jajaja.


Jun 8, 2011 2:21 PM by David_CZ

Ravell said:
Asura Cryin' author
I'm looking forward to it
This! Asura cryin kicked ass and so will this provided JC does not do the screw like with Index.

May 16, 2011 7:36 PM by Yumekichi11

If Ono Daisuke's in it I'M TOTALLY WATCHING IT!!!
(he's character Anthony also looks hot^^).
hope the plot is also good =)))

May 14, 2011 5:09 AM by tomunio89

Why not...?

Apr 29, 2011 7:08 AM by Yanoflies

Fabrice said:
Looking forward to it, read chap one, and liked it =)
very dark fantasy.

I like dark fantasy so I hope your right!!!

Anyway looks interesting so Im gonna give it a go. If it lets me down then damn... This could be very good if they don't screw it up...

I'd watch it anyway just from the cute girl lol :)

Apr 29, 2011 6:54 AM by MahouShoujoLain

Director: Uemura Yutaka (assistant unit director: TTGL Lagann-hen)

Cast -

Darian: Sawashiro Miyuki
Huey: Ono Daisuke

Miyuki and OnoD omnomnom

Apr 28, 2011 2:57 PM by BasakaNZ

ringoo4 said:
Yep. Gainax is doing this.


Now I'm interested.

Jan 7, 2011 5:16 PM by sauveterre

I'm still waiting for this! When is it going to be animated?

Oct 27, 2010 6:35 PM by ClementIV

Might watch it, the art looks great.

Oct 19, 2010 10:43 PM by Kyle

I was right, guys )))

Jun 29, 2010 10:02 AM by Nachtwandler_21

i might try it... + the girl looks cute..

somewhat reminds me of Pandora hearts

Jun 28, 2010 10:31 PM by asaness01234

Yep. Gainax is doing this.


Jun 28, 2010 4:13 PM by ringoo4

Looks good and interesting, might check it out:D

Jun 5, 2010 8:50 PM by nozoris


Yes but this year they

a) Searched for additional artist to make some new series. And detailes about what should he draw was very similar to this plot
b) Was announced that it would be ecranization of story about "boy and girl who would collect the books"
c) Was announcedd that details would be given on the end of June in The Sneaker anime-magazin

So I'm giving 90% that they would make it. I'm ready to even bet on it. So let's wait for June 30 for details ;)

Jun 5, 2010 1:38 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Large chance that GainaX would make it. They don't say it directly but a lot of facts makes think so...
I don't think so.

Gainax only make 1-2 anime each year normally and they are already working on Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt, possibly alongside another project, so I don't see them making this. I don't think that Gainax have ever animated a light novel series either (the FLCL novel and anime ran pretty much at the same time). Almost all of their work up to now has either been original or adapted from a manga

Seven arcs might be a possibility since they created Asura Cryin' (one of the previous posters mentioned hey have the same author), but I am almost certain it won't be Gainax.

Jun 5, 2010 12:09 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

Good grief! I don't wan to wait for Baka-Tsuki novel translation anymore since this series is stalled.

Jun 4, 2010 4:05 PM by Kleeyook

Large chance that GainaX would make it. They don't say it directly but a lot of facts makes think so...

Jun 4, 2010 9:24 AM by Nachtwandler_21

id like to find something like that in my basement

Jun 3, 2010 5:18 PM by Neilikki

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