Toshokan Sensou

Alt titles: Library War

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Patlabor: The Mobile Police

Patlabor: The Mobile Police

At the turn of the twenty-first century, policing in Tokyo has taken a very unique approach: officers fight crime with cutting-edge mecha called Patlabors. Division 2 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 is one team entrusted with these powerful weapons, but its assembly of clumsy eccentrics could prove a challenge all of its own. Under the staunchly old-fashioned leadership of Chief Sakaki, there are, among others, deadpan Captain Goto, mecha-obsessed Noa Izumi, and straight-talking Asuma Shinohara. Follow them as they try to outwit mad terrorists one minute and survive dysfunctional team dynamics the next!

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are slightly futuristic (Patlabor more so), and focuses about new and special branches of government: library military forces and police mecha task forces. There is lots of focus on characters, a good amount of humour and are very down to earth.

If you liked either one you should do yourself a favour and check the other one out.

Chocolate Underground

Chocolate Underground

In the name of a good and healthy lifestyle, the Good For You Party has banned sweets, pastries and chocolate in favor of nutritious substitutes such as fruits and vegetables. Smudger has to watch his father's pastry shop fail under this new government rule, but when Smudger and his friend Huntly discover a secret cocoa shop in an abandoned mine, they realize that there might just be hope for sweet tooths everywhere!

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

The main characters in Chocolate Underground and Toshokan Sensou fight against an oppressive government. Chocolate is banned in Chocolate Underground while books are censored in Toshokan Sensou. Chocolate Underground is more lighthearted and seemingly aimed at young kids while Toshokan Sensou has a mix of romance, action, and comedic moments, but the premise is still quite similar. 

Rail Wars!

Rail Wars!

In present-day Japan, train fanatics and those looking for a lifetime of job security seek employment at Japanese National Railways - also known as JNR - the country's largest railway company. Naoto Takayama is one such train lover who aspires to become an engineer, but his on-the-job training places him on the security force instead. Alongside busty companions Aoi and Haruka, not to mention his well-endowed superiors at JNR, Naoto will do his best to keep the populace safe, whether he’s helping defuse a bombing in Tokyo Station, helping hand-deliver a life-or-death delivery in the midst of a storm, or escorting a famous prince to his destination!

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Rail Wars and Toshokan Sensou (also known as Library War) are two very unusual action shows. They both have a type of "task force" that is dedicated to protecting and serving something important; rail ways and trains in Rail Wars, libraries and books in Toshokan Sensou. Rail Wars includes a good bit of ecchi while Toshokan Sensou has a romantic comedy thing going on, but if you liked the somewhat silly premise in one, you may want to check out the other.

Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer

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vazzaroth vazzaroth says...

They give me similar vibes. Mostly normal girls in alternate universes where things that don't normally war are warring and they're put into the middle of it.

Animation style is also fairly similar!