Library Wars took the badass premise of War and had to ruin it with Libraries. What’s next, Homework Dinosaurs? Income Tax Lesbians? Indian Food?
The lousy first impression doesn’t end with the title. I rarely skip an opening sequence in this golden age of crappy yet catchy j-pop intros, but honestly, if I want to see a lead character bawling her eyes out, I’ll rewatch Evangelion. You might not think it’s so bad when the crybaby is a girl, if you’re a sexist (which I’m not).
The best thing about Library Wars is this awesome guy named Lieutenant Doujou who’s always yelling at the female lead for being imperfect. Verbal abuse builds character. To hell with free hugs. The male cast as a whole is refreshingly rugged, unlike all those weak-ass non-threatening sissy boys you typically see in shoujo anime.
|Well developed minor characters|
|Recurring random character(s)|
|Badass mid-episode transitions|
|Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura|
|Themes of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge|
|Non-pedophilic character design|
|Amusing facial distortions|
|Pimp in a white suit|
|Soft-spoken girl voiced by Mamiko Noto|
|Showdown in a warehouse|
Overally, the show is fairly good. Some of the girl-bloggers absolutely love it, so if you’re a girl and you read this site, I’m sure you’ll like it as well because you’re undoubtedly attracted to real men. As for my male readers…well, you could do a lot worse.
Final Grade: +
UPPDATE: Income Tax Lesbians might not be such a bad idea…