The Book of Bantorra

Alt title: Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

TV (27 eps)
2009 - 2010
Fall 2009
3.449 out of 5 from 2,995 votes
Rank #3,500

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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roriconfan Apr 22, 2012
Score 5.5/10

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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OnLittleFeet Apr 15, 2011
Score 7.5/10

You are an Armed Librarian. Granted amazing powers, you have been recruited to represent the Library of Bantorra--a sacred duty that generations of Librarians have been protecting long before you. You are mortal enemies with the Shindeki Church, who will do anything to undermine you—including hollowing out the memories of fellow human beings and implanting them with bombs to kill you and your Acting... read more

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