Crunchyroll Adds Library War TV Anime to Catalog
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has added the Library War television anime series to its catalog. The anime is available to Crunchyroll users in the United States and Canada.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
Iku Kasahara wants more than anything to be an ally of justice--just like her prince. In the current age, the Media Betterment Act has allowed the Japanese government to impose heavy censorship on the expression of ideas, particularly those from books. When her favorite childhood book was marked for censorship, Iku felt that oppression firsthand, but she (and the book) was saved by a man from the Kanto Library Defense Force... her prince! Inspired by his example, Iku joined the Kanto library to safeguard expression of freedom, all while searching for the man she idolizes. Despite her natural athleticism, she'll have her work cut out for her, as her instructor seems to have a chip on his shoulder regarding her.
Library War adapts the novel series of the same name by Hiro Arikawa. The novels inspired a sequel anime film titled Library War: The Wings of Revolution in 2012.The novels have also inspired two live-action films (the latter of which opened last October) and several manga series, including Library Wars: Love & War, which Viz Media publishes in North America.
The 12-episode anime series premiered in 2008. Discotek Media licensed the series and released it on DVD last November.