Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Alt title: The Book of Bantorra

TV (27 eps)
3.295 of 5 from 2,695 votes
Rank #2,626

In a land where the souls of humans fossilize to become books, a group known as the Armed Librarians strive to maintain and protect the tomes stored within the Bantorra Library. Meanwhile the Shindeki church is transforming people into living weapons. These human bombs are known simply as ‘Meat’, and they have been programmed to carry out a single action: to kill Hamyuts Meseta, the Armed Librarians’ director. Now, alongside the threat of Dragon Pneumonia, the Librarians use their powerful and unique psychic abilities to stop the Shindeki Church at all costs. But when one of their colleagues betrays them and steals one of the seven war machines of the past, the Librarians must work even harder to prevent their enemies’ nefarious plans from coming to fruition.

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  • Bombs, Books and Sinking Ship image

    Episode 1

    Bombs, Books and Sinking Ship

  • Bombs, A Princess and a Gray Town image

    Episode 2

    Bombs, A Princess and a Gray Town

  • Bombs, Humans and the God of Death’s Disease image

    Episode 3

    Bombs, Humans and the God of Death’s Disease

  • The Setting Sun, Shiron and Colio image

    Episode 4

    The Setting Sun, Shiron and Colio

  • A Betrayal, A Cup and a Meandering Path image

    Episode 5

    A Betrayal, A Cup and a Meandering Path

  • Thunder, A Monster and a Girl’s Punch image

    Episode 6

    Thunder, A Monster and a Girl’s Punch

  • A Smile, A Mask and a Man With a Death image

    Episode 7

    A Smile, A Mask and a Man With a Death

  • A Pond, Comrades and a Seashell image

    Episode 8

    A Pond, Comrades and a Seashell

  • A True Man, A Battlefield and My World image

    Episode 9

    A True Man, A Battlefield and My World

  • An Eccentric, A Mother and the Black Ant’s Next image

    Episode 10

    An Eccentric, A Mother and the Black Ant’s Next

  • A Weakling, The Labyrinth and Moving the Queen image

    Episode 11

    A Weakling, The Labyrinth and Moving the Queen

  • The Past, Irrationality and a Pipe’s Smoke image

    Episode 12

    The Past, Irrationality and a Pipe’s Smoke

  • A Day Off, A Picture Book and Rusty Hair image

    Episode 13

    A Day Off, A Picture Book and Rusty Hair

  • The Settling Sun, a Storyteller and a Collection of Fables image

    Episode 14

    The Settling Sun, a Storyteller and a Collection of Fables

  • A Girl, a Girl and the Bed of God image

    Episode 15

    A Girl, a Girl and the Bed of God

  • A Banned Book, a Coward and the Sacred Eyes image

    Episode 16

    A Banned Book, a Coward and the Sacred Eyes

  • A Return Home, an Encounter and Fiery Green image

    Episode 17

    A Return Home, an Encounter and Fiery Green

  • A Propeller, Remembrance and a Man of Lead image

    Episode 18

    A Propeller, Remembrance and a Man of Lead

  • A Fool, a Void and a Spinning Fairy image

    Episode 19

    A Fool, a Void and a Spinning Fairy

  • Funeral Bells, a Book and a Boy With a Death Wish image

    Episode 20

    Funeral Bells, a Book and a Boy With a Death Wish

  • Enmity, the Color Blue and the Rope Princess image

    Episode 21

    Enmity, the Color Blue and the Rope Princess

  • The Sky, and Ending and a Girl’s World image

    Episode 22

    The Sky, and Ending and a Girl’s World

  • A Jailbreak, a Took and a Desert Violet image

    Episode 23

    A Jailbreak, a Took and a Desert Violet

  • Truth, Love and the Second Sealed Library image

    Episode 24

    Truth, Love and the Second Sealed Library

  • Tranquility, Indolence and a Tale of Despair image

    Episode 25

    Tranquility, Indolence and a Tale of Despair

  • Atonement, Delusion and Books Within Books image

    Episode 26

    Atonement, Delusion and Books Within Books

  • The Power of the World image

    Episode 27

    The Power of the World

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TristeFatum's avatar by TristeFatum on Jul 24, 2016
Score 8/10

I am writing this review for the first 3 episodes. To many of you that might sound stupid but for me that is where it ended. The only part that made me keep watching it was the side story of the young boy who was one of the brain washed men who had bombs impanted in them. His story was what had me going, I could care less about the other "main characters" who all seemed bland and one dimensional to... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Apr 21, 2012
Score 5.5/10

This series is in a few words full of great ideas as well as full of terrible storytelling. I really liked the themes of the story and the development of the cast but at the same time I was alienated by their illogical actions and the unsupported line of events. It is very good on a theoretical level and a nice one-time watch but plain mess when seen in action or repeat. 

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