Hugh inherits a musty old mansion, along with the entire book collection contained within, from his grandfather - a bibliomaniac who once traded half his lands in exchange for a copy of a rare book. The only condition was that he also inherit the "Archives of Dantalian." Having arrived at the mansion to put his grandfather's possessions in order, Hugh meets a girl of 12 or 13 quietly reading amongst the tall piles of books in the basement. She is dressed in jet-black, and wears a lock around her neck. Her name is Dalian, and she controls the gateway to the Archives of Dantalian, where the forbidden mystic books of demonic wisdom are kept...
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Story Dantalian no Shoka is set in post World War I England. Hugh Anthony Disward is the keykeeper of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, an otherworldly library which is embodied by the magical being Dalian, who takes the form of a young raven haired girl. Together, they investigate incidents related to phantom books, books containing knowledge and power beyond human reach, which if... read more
watched up to episode 4 So far so good. Can only really comment on the current story line which seems to be more episode based than a whole underlying ultimate story. Each episode is pretty much about an incident/event which is caused by a phantom book, and is usually resolved with the power of another magicl book. The colouring and drawing makes the anime seems dark and mysterious but the... read more
|Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime||OVA||2012||TBD|
|Dantalian no Shoka (Light Novel)||2008||TBD|
|Dantalian no Shoka||2010||TBD|