Library War Anime Film's TV Ad Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series' main cast, staff return for June adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's novels

Kadokawa's official website for the anime film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Library War light novels began streaming a 15-second television commercial on Monday. The video features the "Hatsukoi" (First Love) theme song by the Japanese rock band Base Ball Bear (Gintama, Big Windup!).

The Library War: The Wings of Revolution film's main cast will reprise their roles from the 2008 television series: Marina Inoue as Iku Kasahara, Tomoaki Maeno as Atsushi Dōjō, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Hikaru Tezuka, Miyuki Sawashiro as Asako Shibasaki, Akira Ishida as Mikihisa Komaki, and Kanji Suzumori as Ryūsuke Genda.

Director Takayuki Hamana (Appleseed XIII, The Beast Player Erin, The Prince of Tennis), scripwriter Takeshi Konuta, original character designer Sukumo Adabana, and the animation studio Production I.G are also returning from the television anime series.

Like the television series and two manga series before it, the film adapts Hiro Arikawa's Library War (Toshokan Sensō) light novels about a future version of Japan. A law threatens to clamp down on freedom of expression in 2019, and Iku Kasahara joins the Library Defense Force, a military unit dedicated to protecting books from being confiscated. However, she finds that the job of her childhood dreams is harder than she bargained for.

Library War: The Wings of Revolution will open in Japan on June 16.

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