Library War

Alt title: Toshokan Sensou

TV (12 eps)
3.858 of 5 from 3,494 votes
Rank #1,278

The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.

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mahius Aug 21, 2015
Score 7.5/10

Toshokan Sensou AKA Library Wars is a unique 12 episode political military action anime featuring some light comedy and romance. It’s definitely an anime unlike any other and the way it comes across, it’s not aimed at the usual younger (and male) demographic, but rather a wider audience. This might be one to watch if you don’t like anime. The fictional story has themes of censorship... read more

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PurplePeopleEater Apr 2, 2015
Score 5.5/10

I give this anime a 5.5 out of 10, but I did still like it. I felt it had some common problems that short animes have, mainly being lack of time to fully develop a story from start to finish. Also, I don't like how bulky the characters were. I don't mean they were fat, I mean their clothes were just bulky and made them look very rectangle and as if they had a bunch of layers on. However, it wasn't a waste of... read more

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