In the year 2019, the explosion of information and misinformation became a direct threat to society. In a daring decision, it was decided to create a new government agency dedicated solely to information management. Now some thirty years later, the government still monitors and controls information, suppressing anything they find undesirable, but standing against their abuses of power are the libraries, with their special agents called ‘the book soldiers.’
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Military, Romance, Science Fiction
Based on a light novel series by Arikawa Hiro, illustrated by Adabana Sukumo.
Also adapted into manga, Library Wars: Love and War.
As absurb this show may be, it is a deep commentary on censorship today and how things may yet be. I like the interplaying of characters which give some cohersion to the plot much like shows like Patlabor makeup.
I liked the two main characters but not the premise of the story which just seems too contrieved. Also the paramilitary setup was a little too mundane for my taste and the supporting characters weren't developed at all.
Review Date: July 27 2008
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