Toshokan Sensou: Library Wars (live action) promo video

February 11, 2013

As some of you know, I am a big fan of the Library Wars anime. I have been reading the Library Wars manga (available in the US from Viz), and I am eagerly anticipating an opportunity to see the anime movie that was in Japanese theaters last Summer, Library Wars: The Wings of Revolution. Now there is a live action movie based on the same novels that will be showing in Japanese theaters this Spring.

For those who are not familiar with Library Wars, it takes place in a near future in which the central government (of Japan) has passed censorship laws to “improve” society through book burning. The (regional) libraries arm themselves to defend the freedom of expression and the free flow of ideas. The main characters are librarians, and there is an interesting mix of action and romance.

As you can see from the video, above, the action sequences look like they will actually be decent, but I am, nevertheless, worried. In my experience live action adaptations are rarely well executed. I am very fond of this franchise, so if they are going to do it, I hope they do it right.

Some additional info about the movie, and alternative trailers (mostly recut, but with the same scenes), you can check out the report on Anime News Network.

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