Library War

Toshokan Sensou

MyAnimeList - 7.53
Anilist - 7.1
Kitsu - 7.41


Average Rating

Toshokan Sensou tells the story of Kasahara Iku, the first woman to join the Library Task Force. In the near future in Japan, the Media Enhancement Law has been forced upon the population censoring all books and media. To counter this, the Library Defense Force was created. To protect themselves against the Media Enhancement Law Commission, all major libraries are fully equipped with a military Task Force, who take it upon themselves to protect the books and freedom of media of the people. This anime follows Iku and her fellow soldiers as they protect various special books and artifacts from the oppression of the Media Enhancement Law Commission. A love story, war story, and comedy all rolled into one.

User Rating: 4.65 ( 1 votes)


English: Library Wars
Japanese: 図書館戦争
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV, Code, Asmik Ace, ASCII Media Works, Sony Music Entertainment, Atelier Musa
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Military, Comedy, Romance
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Takayuki Hamana – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takuya Hiramitsu – Sound Director
Kazunobu Fuseki – Episode Director, Storyboard
Michiya Katou – Episode Director, Storyboard
More >>

Theme Songs

OP1: “Atashi no Machi, Asu no Machi (あたしの街、明日の街)” by Hitomi Takahashi
ED1: “changes” by Base Ball Bear

Episode List

01: My Prince Is In The Library Force
02: Library Task Force
03: The Battle To Defend Odawara
04: Retrieve the Library Force Commander
05: Oeration Parental Distraction
06: The Library Force Will Not Fire
07: Romantic Reference
08: The Man Behind The Curtain Is Satoshi Tezuka
09: The Promotion Exam Arrives
10: The Sudden Home Visit
11: Life-Or-Death! Ibaraki Exhibition Security
12: Who Is The Library For?



A brilliant little anime that any anime fan could enjoy watching. Highly recommended.


An anime of freedom of speech and (surprisingly) romance. Don’t let the synopsis weird you out, it’s great fun.


If you love animes and books, this is the perfect combination !


The animation is beautiful. I’m not going to check but it had to be one of the best looking anime of 2008. MC is annoying but grows on ya.


Books are serious business.


I enjoy this series. The MC is just a foolish tomboy girl in love and yet it took them so long too


Really good show with a cool premise.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."