Armed Librarians – The Book of Bantorra

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

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In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past, Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious society known as Sindeki Kyoudan.

User Rating: 4.4 ( 2 votes)


English: Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra
Japanese: 戦う司書 The Book of Bantorra
Type: TV
Episodes: 27
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Apr 2, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Sakura Create, Atelier Musa
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: David Production
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Seinen, Super Power
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Kouhei Kawase – Producer
Toshiya Shinohara – Director
Satoshi Motoyama – Sound Director
Masashi Abe – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Datengoku Sensen (堕天國宣戦)” by ALI PROJECT (eps 1-16)
OP2: “Seisai no Ripieno (星彩のRipieno)” by Sasaki Sayaka (eps 17-27)
ED1: “Light of Dawn” by Annabel (eps 1-16)
ED2: “Dominant Space” by Yuuki Aira (eps 17-27)

Episode List

01: Bombs, Books and Sinking Ship
02: Bombs, A Princess and a Gray Town
03: Bombs, Humans and the God of Death’s Disease
04: The Setting Sun, Shiron and Colio
05: A Betrayal, A Cup and a Meandering Path
06: Thunder, A Monster and a Girl’s Punch
07: A Smile, A Mask and a Man With a Death
08: A Pond, Comrades and a Seashell
09: A True Man, A Battlefield and My World
10: An Eccentric, A Mother and the Black Ant’s Next
11: A Weakling, The Labyrinth and Moving the Queen
12: The Past, Irrationality and a Pipe’s Smoke
13: A Day Off, A Picture Book and Rusty Hair
14: The Settling Sun, a Storyteller and a Collection of Fables
15: A Girl, a Girl and the Bed of God
16: A Banned Book, a Coward and the Sacred Eyes
17: A Return Home, an Encounter and Fiery Green
18: A Propeller, Remembrance and a Man of Lead
19: A Fool, a Void and a Spinning Fairy
20: Funeral Bells, a Book and a Boy With a Death Wish
21: Enmity, the Color Blue and the Rope Princess
22: The Sky, and Ending and a Girl’s World
23: A Jailbreak, a Took and a Desert Violet
24: Truth, Love and the Second Sealed Library
25: Tranquility, Indolence and a Tale of Despair
26: Atonement, Delusion and Books Within Books
27: The Power of the World


A show shrouded in mystery at first, tons of twists, and a great ending. Highly recommend, although a bit hard to watch.


Anime is divided in several small arcs , The art is ok . The characters are a bit less than ok


A really good show that slid under the radar. Action, nice arcs, and the world is harsh; it’s a war and good people die on the regular.


I don’t know. Liked the early bits of this. Later story arcs just fell flat though.

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