Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Alt title: The Book of Bantorra

TV (27 eps)
3.296 of 5 from 2,731 votes
Rank #2,698

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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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

INTRO
The Book of Bantorra is in a few words great ideas ruined by terrible storytelling. I liked the themes and the development of the cast while getting alienated by illogical actions and unsupported line of events. Very good on a theoretical level and a nice one-time watch, but it’s a plain mess when seen in action or repeat.

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