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 a parallel world where Japan has not privatized any of its railways, Naoto Takayama is an ordinary high school student who dreams of being a train conductor for the Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as to the Tokyo Central Railway Public Security Office. He is teamed up with Aoi Sakurai, a strong willed woman who excels in marksmanship and close combat, Haruka Koumi, who has an extraordinary memory, and Sho Iwaizumi, a hot-blooded man who relies on brute force. From lost children to bombings, Naoto must lead this team, despite not having any special strength!

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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.