Library Wars Needs Less Library, More Wars

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 plot is pretty ridiculous, but that’s been beaten to death.

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
Simultaneous subplots
Comical victimization
Recurring random character(s)
Badass mid-episode transitions
Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura
Themes of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge
Graphic violence
Non-pedophilic character design
Failed confessions
Amusing facial distortions
Pimp in a white suit
Soft-spoken girl voiced by Mamiko Noto
Time Travel
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…

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