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  • Movie: Library Wars
  • Romaji: Toshokan Senso
  • Japanese: 図書館戦争
  • Director: Shinsuke Sato
  • Writer: Hiro Arikawa (light novel), Akiko Nogi
  • Producer: Kazuya Hamana, Tamako Tsujimoto
  • Cinematographer: Taro Kawazu
  • Release Date: April 27, 2013
  • Runtime: 128 min.
  • Genre: Action / Romance / Comedy
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set in the year 2019 in Japan. In order to crack down on free expression, a new law is passed, which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy objectionable printed material. Meanwhile, to oppose this oppressive crackdown, the Library Force is created. The Library force, including instructor Atsushi Dojo (Junichi Okada) and Iku Kasahara (Nana Eikura), work to protect the libraries. A fierce battle then ensues between these two groups.

Notes

  1. Based on the light novel "Toshokan Senso" by Hiro Arikawa (published February, 2006 by MediaWorks, Inc.).
  2. Filming begins October, 2012.
  3. Related titles:
    1. Library War | Toshokan Senso Kakumei no Tsubasa (2012)

Cast

Library Wars-Junichi Okada.jpg Library Wars-Nana Eikura.jpg Library Wars-Kei Tanaka1.jpg Library Wars-Sota Fukushi1.jpg Library Wars-Chiaki Kuriyama.jpg
Junichi Okada Nana Eikura Kei Tanaka Sota Fukushi Chiaki Kuriyama
Atsushi Dojo Iku Kasahara Mikihisa Komaki Satoshi Tezuka Asako Shibasaki
Library Wars-Kazuma Suzuki.jpg Library Wars-Koji Ishizaka.jpg Library Wars-Jun Hashimoto.jpg Library Wars-Naomi Nishida.jpg
Kazuma Suzuki Koji Ishizaka Jun Hashimoto Naomi Nishida
Kenji Takeyama Iwao Nishina Ryusuke Kenta Maki Orikuchi

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Yashel Dojo actor looks nothing like the manga or anime :P >:(

EvelynW It was such a joy getting to watch this movie first-hand in the cinemas for the Japanese Film Festival here in Melbourne, Australia! :) I am hoping to join as a volunteer for next year's film festival. Thus, am hoping I will be staying in Melbourne for that. Don't know if it will actually happen. Unfortunately, my friend and I were close to missing the last train so missed out on meeting the director. :"( Makes me tear up. The movie was so worthwhile! :D And neatly done. I think the actors did such a good job. And man, THAT DROP KICK. WOAH. Haha. Super! I loved the colonel too. I sincerely believe this movie lives up to its manga and anime counterparts. It could not have been better re-interpreted. :)

Meli Does anyone know if this movie is subbed and where I can watch this?

Icchan I read Library Wars, the manga and love it s much!! I watched Kakusho and thought, Nana Eikura would be perfect as Iku if the movie were to be made... and then I stumble upon this here, Oh My Gosh!!!! It came true!!

Kucchi Waaaa!!! Amazingg, I just saw this one.. Can't wait already!! APRIL HURRY UP AND COME!~

Pink I'm so excited for this one! Goodluck Nana -chan!! =)

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