Toshokan Sensou

Alt titles: Library War

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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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Terronae Terronae says...

The character in both of these anime is trying to become good at what they do, although the reasons differ somewhat. They both have some trouble with the world, this being angry at an institution or just plain angry. There is a male character in both series that supports the main protagonist with words of encouragement, although it will not always be recieved as such.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The female protagonists in Library Wars and Skip Beat have an upbeat personality even though their current situation may be relatively bleak, they always see the sunshine at the end.  They strive to make it to the top of their respective fields as the main male characters help them along the way without the female characters knowing.

Emmame Emmame says...

skip beat and Toshokan Sensou are simalar in way to me because of how the heroines are so alike. their both tall when you look at their apearences, but they both hate thier instuctors at first but they gradually start to have feelings and start liking each other.

for the hero of the story their hieghts are completly different. tall-short.lol! but they both affected the heroines past. they were the people who helped the heroines chose and make choices.

if you liked the humor in skip beat or if its the other way around you will love these seies!

 

Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

The Nation of Gallia has always remained neutral in conflicts and has only gone to war to defend itself. However, as war flares between the East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation, Gallia is soon targeted for its abundance of ragnite ore, a versatile and hugely valuable material. The Civilian Militia is soon called into action, and Welkin Gunther - son of a legendary war hero - is named leader of Squad 7. Under his command are the headstrong and practical Alicia Melchiott; the sharp-tongued Brigitte Stark; the grizzled veteran, Largo Potter; and Welkin's adopted sister Isara, whose Darcsen heritage means she faces prejudice, even from members of her own squad. With the rest of Squad 7 and the mighty tank Edelweiss, they must do their best to defend Gallia.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The first thing I thought of when watching Valkyria Chronicles was how similar it was to Library Wars in my mind.  The whole entire feeling of fighting for something you believe in while having strong female leads to set the pace and a bunch of supporting characters around her making it possible for her to complete her mission.  Each tale has a tragic side to it making the storyline all that more interesting.

vazzaroth vazzaroth says...

Both series have a focus on the teamwork and bonds between squad mates in war-type situations. Not to mention the "Love can blossom on the battlefield" storys in each. They both have pretty excellent gunfight scenes as well.

While both have government and politics as influences to the plot, they are handled very differently.

Sora04 Sora04 says...

Valkyria is so similar to toshokan no sensou in many ways. Both have militar things, and romance, but i think there are so similar

Read or Die

Read or Die

Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko (along with the help of Ms. Deep and Drake) uses her powers of paper manipulation to stop a group of resurrected men from fulfilling the plan.

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JAhU JAhU says...

Read or Die and Toshokan Sensou (Library War) revolve around books and library military forces. If you like such themes then Read or Die and Library War are titles for you.

P.S. ROD TV has more in common with Library War in terms of the story, and you should check it out too.

Merryberry Merryberry says...

Libraries and the power which they wield are both explored from different perspectives in these two series. The matter of the power of a single book and the effort that goes to save it makes both R.O.D. and Library War, an anime that deserves to be watched if you've seen the other. Both series also have characters with whom you are able to relate to easily, making the viewing of both easy.

Patlabor: The Mobile Police TV

Patlabor: The Mobile Police TV

"Labors" are large construction robots that are now being used to commit crimes. To meet the challenge, Special Vehicle (SV) units are established by the Tokyo PD. However, the Second SV unit is a total joke. Determined to change this, Izumi and Shinohara become pilots of the new Ingram 98 police labors, and are determined to change that reputation, with the help of the SV-2 gang of misfits.

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abunai abunai says...

In many ways, Patlabor and Library Wars are built up around the same story: a young female joins a quasi-military unit filled with dedicated but quirky characters. The story focusses on her acceptance into the corps and her achievements, while at the same time telling a larger, if somewhat episodic, story. If you like one, you will likely enjoy the other.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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hellonavi hellonavi says...

Book worms will definitely appreciate the literary focuses of Library Wars and Hataraki Man.  Besides that they both work with literature, these two titles have very interesting, adult characters who deal with subjects like hard work, career, life philosophy and relationships, and politcs.  Both are great josei/seinen titles.