Library War Blu-ray

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About Library War Blu-ray

Library War: Complete TV Series contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Takayuki Hamana.

In an alternate future Japan, all forms of expression are strictly regulated by the Media Betterment Act. Libraries are the only oases of free thought, which puts them under constant threat by the government’s Betterment Special Agencies. The only ones capable of opposing them are the Library Forces, militarized prefectural organizations that protect the content of local libraries for the sake of the people.

After a dangerous brush with government forces and salvation by a mysterious “prince,” a young girl named Iku Kasahara is inspired to join her local Library Force. Although Iku clearly has the skills, she leaves a lot to be desired in the discipline department: a source of both amusement and irritation to her instructors and squadmates.

Balancing harsh training, interpersonal drama, and political intrigues, Iku and her team repel aggression from all those who would seek to threaten the freedom of speech represented by their local libraries. Adapted from Hiro Arikawa’s award-winning light novel series, Library War is at once a work of serious speculative fiction, and an ensemble adventure examining the sometimes comedic, sometimes tragic situations faced by a colorful group of young men and women in a near-war situation.


  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 300
  • Year Created: 2008
  • Release Date: 2/27/2018
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Awesome Series With a Crazy Premise

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The setup for this series is pretty insane. It would essentially be the equivalent of if the US government starting censoring books and making them illegal based on content that was supposedly bad for public morals, and then the states passed laws to protect those books, and both groups set up military forces - one to attack libraries and bookstores and the like to take books, and the other to defend them, with the whole thing being formalized rather than being outright war. In spite of this insanity though, it's a great series.

The female lead loves to read and joined the library defense force after someone from that group defended her when she went to buy a book that the "Media Betterment" folks had decided should be banned. And the story covers her adventures in the library defense force, including potential romance related to her "prince" that saved her (this is definitely a shoujo or jousei story in that regard). Her friends and colleagues are a fun and interesting group as well.