Tatakau Shisho Series Novels Reportedly Get Anime (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The Ki ga Muitara no Light Novel Shūhō blog reports on Sunday that a teaser announcement was made for the fall anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata's Tatakau Shisho series of light novels. The announcement was said to have been made at the Hatsukoi Limited & Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō Joint Festival event which was held on Sunday. The staff and cast of the Tatakau Shisho anime have not been announced yet. The official website will reportedly open on July 10.
In the story of the light novels, all the dead people of the world have been turned into "books" stored in the Bantorra library. A boy named Koria Tonisu has had his memories erased and his chest embedded with a bomb. He is sent to kill Hamyuttsu Meseta, the world's most powerful armed librarian. However, he falls in love at first sight with this beautiful woman in charge of the "books," and he gets enveloped in the great war over the library.
Yamagata has published eight light novel volumes in the Tatakau Shisho series with illustrations by Shigeki Maeshima. (Maeshima created the Dragon Fly manga in the Robot and Gelatin anthologies and designed the characters in The Five Killers pilot for Gonzo.) Kokonotsu Shinohara has been adapting the first novel (Tatakau Shisho to Koisuru Bakudan) into a manga since the launch of Shueisha's Ultra Jump Egg web comic magazine in March of 2008, and the second compiled book volume of the manga will be published in July.
Update: More background information and story information added.
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