The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Valkyria is so similar to toshokan no sensou in many ways. Both have militar things, and romance, but i think there are so similar
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.
Both Ghost Hunt and Library War feature a talented but inexperienced female protagonist in a somewhat comical romantic relationship with an emotionally inaccessible superior. When I saw Ghost Hunt, I immediately thought 'this relationship is just like the one in Library Wars'.
Also, in both series the comedic relationship and goofy co-workers share equal time with a serious and frequently suspenseful situation. Ghost Hunt is horror and has lulls and spikes in intensity, while Library Wars is more military/political and the drama intensity is more consistent.