History LightNovel / BibliothecaMysticaDeDantalian

8th Feb '16 11:56:46 PM spirasen
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''Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian'' (or ''Dantalian no Shoka'') is a LightNovel series written by Gakuto Mikumo. It was adapted into manga by Chako Abeno and a Summer2011Anime series by Creator/StudioGainax.
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''Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian'' (or ''Dantalian no Shoka'') is a LightNovel {{Light Novel|s}} series written by Gakuto Mikumo. It was adapted into manga by Chako Abeno and a Summer2011Anime series by Creator/StudioGainax.
8th Feb '16 11:51:08 PM spirasen
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* EquivalentExchange: Episode 4 and Episode 8.
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* EquivalentExchange: Episode 4 and Episode 8.
8th Feb '16 11:48:52 PM spirasen
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* FanDumb: InvokedTrope. See the bit about {{Fangirl}}, below.
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* FanDumb: InvokedTrope.{{Invoked|Trope}}. See the bit about {{Fangirl}}, below.

* FixFic: InvokedTrope. Dalian's first instinct upon reading the final book in Episode 4 is to write one.
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* FixFic: InvokedTrope.{{Invoked|Trope}}. Dalian's first instinct upon reading the final book in Episode 4 is to write one.

* FranchiseZombie: The LightNovel was in danger of becoming one, having already been completed at 8 volumes; however, as the author was preparing a 9th, the editors screwed that over last spring by requesting the series be extended. After months of disagreements, the 9th volume, along with its scheduled OVA, was finally scrapped.
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* FranchiseZombie: The LightNovel {{Light Novel|s}} was in danger of becoming one, having already been completed at 8 volumes; however, as the author was preparing a 9th, the editors screwed that over last spring by requesting the series be extended. After months of disagreements, the 9th volume, along with its scheduled OVA, was finally scrapped.
8th Feb '16 11:43:34 PM spirasen
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* PhenotypeStereotype: While there certainly are blondes in Britain, they're not quite as numerous as shown in the anime.
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* PhenotypeStereotype: While there certainly are blondes in Britain, UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}, they're not quite as numerous as shown in the anime.
8th Feb '16 11:42:14 PM spirasen
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* PrettyInMink: Dalian has a [[http://avvesione.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/dantalian_no_shoka-04-dalian-huey-winter-snow-cute.jpg?w=533&h=300 black coat trimmed with white fur, and a white fur hat.]]
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* PrettyInMink: Dalian has a [[http://avvesione.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/dantalian_no_shoka-04-dalian-huey-winter-snow-cute.jpg?w=533&h=300 [[http://i.imgur.com/NPhjMk1.jpg black coat trimmed with white fur, and a white fur hat.]]
8th Feb '16 11:40:10 PM spirasen
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* ReplacementGoldfish: {{Deconstructed}} in Episode 6.
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* ReplacementGoldfish: {{Deconstructed}} [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in Episode 6.
8th Feb '16 11:37:33 PM spirasen
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* SnowMeansDeath: Used in Episode 4 of the {{Anime}}.
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* SnowMeansDeath: Used in Episode 4 of the {{Anime}}.anime.
8th Feb '16 11:34:36 PM spirasen
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* TwoShorts: Episode 3 consists of two separate stories.
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* TwoShorts: [[ThreeShorts Two Shorts]]: Episode 3 consists of two separate stories.
8th Feb '16 11:32:34 PM spirasen
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Huey, a young ex-pilot, inherited the old mansion of his deceased bibliomanic grandfather and with it the book collection stored in there. However, there was one condition: he also had to inherit the "Bibliotheca." When he inspects the mansion, Huey discovers a cellar that is filled with piles of books. In the middle of these books he comes across a black-dressed girl who is silently reading a book. She is called Dalian and has a big lock hanging before her. She herself is the gateway to the "Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian," which contains the prohibited "Phantom Books."
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Huey, a young ex-pilot, inherited the old mansion of his deceased bibliomanic grandfather and with it the book collection stored in there. However, there was one condition: he He also had to inherit the "Bibliotheca." When he inspects the mansion, Huey discovers a cellar that is filled with piles of books. In the middle of these books he comes across a black-dressed black dressed girl who is silently reading a book. She is called Dalian and has a big lock hanging before her. She herself is the gateway to the "Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian," which contains the prohibited "Phantom Books." "

!!This series provides the following tropes:
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!!This !! This series provides the following tropes:

* AltumVidetur: ''Libricide''. You know what their job is. Also, the OP song.
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* AltumVidetur: ''Libricide''. ''Libricide.'' You know what their job is. Also, the OP song.

--> ''"Who says anything about reading it?"'' * ArsGoetia: The Great Duke Dantalian/Dantalion is the demon of knowledge and is the 71st demon in the listing. * ArtShift: Most of episode 9 is drawn in a different style than usual to represent the fact that [[spoiler:it took place inside a story]]. * ArtificialHuman:
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--> ''"Who -->''"Who says anything about reading it?"'' * ArsGoetia: The Great Duke Dantalian/Dantalion Dantalian / Dantalion is the demon of knowledge and is the 71st demon in the listing. * ArtShift: Most of episode Episode 9 is drawn in a different style than usual to represent the fact that [[spoiler:it [[spoiler: it took place inside a story]]. story.]] * ArtificialHuman: ArtificialHuman:

** In episode 12, Rasiel refers to Dalian as a "doll" - with strong implications that all three Biblioprincesses are puppets/golems of some kind. * AuthorExistenceFailure: In-universe; Leni Lentz dies before he can complete his ''Crown of the Dog Days'' trilogy.
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** In episode Episode 12, Rasiel refers to Dalian as a "doll" - -- with strong implications that all three Biblioprincesses are puppets/golems puppets / golems of some kind. * AuthorExistenceFailure: In-universe; Leni Lentz dies before he can complete his ''Crown of the Dog Days'' trilogy.

* BerserkButton: Dalian has ''plenty'' when it concerns books or food. Or Camilla making a joke about Dalian being Huey's "daughter". * BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Episode 12 implies that the Biblioprincesses accompanied many famous historical figures (such as Dalian seen at the side of who is very likely Joan of Arc). It's also implied that the girl trapped in the Black Library is in fact the classical Pandora.
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* BerserkButton: Dalian has ''plenty'' when it concerns books or food. Or Camilla making a joke about Dalian being Huey's "daughter". "daughter." * BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Episode 12 implies that the Biblioprincesses accompanied many famous historical figures (such as Dalian seen at the side of who is very likely Joan of Arc).UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc). It's also implied that the girl trapped in the Black Library is in fact the classical Pandora.

* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Estella Lillburn when her cousin gets brutally murdered in front of her. [[spoiler: Nope, sorry, she killed him.]]
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* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Estella Lillburn Lilburn when her cousin gets brutally murdered in front of her. [[spoiler: Nope, sorry, she killed him.]]

** In episode 8, Armand [[spoiler: is taken over by vines which engulf his whole body and burn him to death.]] He gets better though. * ButterflyOfDoom: Mentioned as part of the ...incantation... in episode 1.
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** In episode Episode 8, Armand [[spoiler: is taken over by vines which engulf his whole body and burn him to death.]] He gets better though. * ButterflyOfDoom: Mentioned as part of the ...incantation... in episode the... Incantation... In Episode 1.

* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler: Estella Liliburn, being a female of the Liliburn family and all.]] * DeclarationOfProtection: Armand, Lord Roskin and the other three rivals vying for [[spoiler:Viola's]] heart. * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Although it can actually not be redundant, since it could say that it's a supposed flying machine that actually works, the newspaper article Ilas discovers as a boy qualifies. It's entitled: ''A Flying-Machine That Flies''. * DidNotGetTheGirl: When Viola is asked to choose between Armand and his four rivals, she walks over to Armand and [[spoiler:[[TakeAThirdOption runs off with a sixth guy]] who shows up at the end]]. * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler: Estella Liliburn, Lilburn, being a female of the Liliburn Lilburn family and all.]] * DeclarationOfProtection: Armand, Lord Roskin and the other three rivals vying for [[spoiler:Viola's]] [[spoiler: Viola's]] heart. * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Although it can actually not be redundant, since it could say that it's a supposed flying machine that actually works, the newspaper article Ilas discovers as a boy qualifies. It's entitled: ''A Flying-Machine That Flies''. Flies.'' * DidNotGetTheGirl: When Viola is asked to choose between Armand and his four rivals, she walks over to Armand and [[spoiler:[[TakeAThirdOption runs off with a sixth guy]] who shows up at the end]]. end.]] * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:

** The series dispense with subtlety with Flam Berge, it's clearly meant to be an ''abortion''.
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** The series dispense with subtlety with Flam Berge, it's clearly meant to be an ''abortion''.''abortion.''

* ExpressiveHair: Dalian has a tuft of hair that perks up whenever she anticipates [[SweetTooth eating sugar]]. * FanDumb: [[invoked]] See the bit about {{Fangirl}}, below. * {{Fangirl}}: The first chapter has Dalian gush over "Crown of the Dog Days ," which she insists is a romance novel and desires to read the last of the trilogy. [[spoiler: Paula Dickinson has the same idea, but only acted on it through torturing the author and his lover countless times to get the ending of the book that ''she'' preferred.]] * FantasticDrug:
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* ExpressiveHair: Dalian has a tuft of hair that perks up whenever she anticipates [[SweetTooth eating sugar]]. sugar.]] * FanDumb: [[invoked]] InvokedTrope. See the bit about {{Fangirl}}, below. * {{Fangirl}}: The first chapter has Dalian gush over "Crown of the Dog Days ," Days," which she insists is a romance novel and desires to read the last of the trilogy. [[spoiler: Paula Dickinson has the same idea, but only acted on it through torturing the author and his lover countless times to get the ending of the book that ''she'' preferred.]] * FantasticDrug: FantasticDrug:

* FixFic: [[invoked]] Dalian's first instinct upon reading the final book in Episode 4 is to write one.
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* FixFic: [[invoked]] InvokedTrope. Dalian's first instinct upon reading the final book in Episode 4 is to write one.

* GirlsWithMoustaches: Camilla wears a [[PaperThinDisguise top hat and fake moustache]], and then sticks the latter on Dalian. * {{Golem}}: One of these guards the Lillburn house. Huey and Dalian have to fight it off. * GoryDiscretionShot: When Paula Dickenson is killed, the viewers are shown the wall near Huey's and Dalian's cell, but we can clearly see her body being viciously ripped apart and blood spattering everywhere.
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* GirlsWithMoustaches: Camilla wears a [[PaperThinDisguise top hat and fake moustache]], moustache,]] and then sticks the latter on Dalian. * {{Golem}}: One of these guards the Lillburn Lilburn house. Huey and Dalian have to fight it off. * GoryDiscretionShot: When Paula Dickenson Dickinson is killed, the viewers are shown the wall near Huey's and Dalian's cell, but we can clearly see her body being viciously ripped apart and blood spattering everywhere.

* GratuitousGerman: Rasiel, her EvilCounterpart, uses ''ja'' and ''nein''. She's even used ''Es ist das Ende'' (This is the end) once.
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* GratuitousGerman: Rasiel, her EvilCounterpart, uses ''ja'' and ''nein''. ''nein.'' She's even used ''Es ist das Ende'' (This (It is the end) once.

* HoistByHisOwnPetard [=/=] KarmicDeath: ** [[spoiler: Paula Dickison's constant killing and reviving of Leni Lentz and his wife eventually made them immune and resisted death itself, allowing them to become one body and soul that ultimately destroys their captor.]]
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard [=/=] KarmicDeath: / KarmicDeath: ** [[spoiler: Paula Dickison's Dickinson's constant killing and reviving of Leni Lentz and his wife eventually made them immune and resisted death itself, allowing them to become one body and soul that ultimately destroys their captor.]]

* LargeHam: The [[SmugSuper magician]] in episode 5.
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* LargeHam: The [[SmugSuper magician]] in episode Episode 5.

* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: [[spoiler:Viola]]
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* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: [[spoiler:Viola]][[spoiler: Viola.]]

* ManEatingPlant: The rare cactus that the main characters keep in their greenhouse. In keeping with the series' theme, it has book page-like petals which it uses to attract prey. * MarionetteMaster: [[spoiler:Mabel Nash]], although she's more of a doll master.
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* ManEatingPlant: The rare cactus that the main characters keep in their greenhouse. In keeping with the series' theme, it has book page-like page like petals which it uses to attract prey. * MarionetteMaster: [[spoiler:Mabel Nash]], [[spoiler: Mabel Nash,]] although she's more of a doll master.

* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Viola]]
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* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Viola]][[spoiler: Viola.]]

* PrettyInMink: Dalian has a [[http://avvesione.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/dantalian_no_shoka-04-dalian-huey-winter-snow-cute.jpg?w=533&h=300 black coat trimmed with white fur, and a white fur hat]]. * RapunzelHair: Dalian and Flamberge * ReplacementGoldfish: {{Deconstructed}} in episode 6.
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* PrettyInMink: Dalian has a [[http://avvesione.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/dantalian_no_shoka-04-dalian-huey-winter-snow-cute.jpg?w=533&h=300 black coat trimmed with white fur, and a white fur hat]]. hat.]] * RapunzelHair: Dalian and Flamberge Flamberge. * ReplacementGoldfish: {{Deconstructed}} in episode Episode 6.

* ShoutOut ** All of episode 4 is pretty much an anime version of ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' condensed into a half hour. And somehow makes the original look tame in comparison. ** From the same episode, a chapter title page (or something similar) in the book Dalian is reading says "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones", the title of a short story by Creator/SamuelRDelany. ** Hal's staff greatly resembles [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Raising Heart]]. It even goes "Cartridge Load" when he stuffs a Phantom Book at one end to fuel his attack magic. ** In episode 8, a stuffed bear appears in an auction catalog, whose design is noted to have become famous thanks to "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt a certain president]]." ** A certain scene in episode 3 looks strikingly similiar to Gainax's earlier mini-series, ''Anime/HoukagoNoPleiades''.
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* ShoutOut ShoutOut: ** All of episode Episode 4 is pretty much an anime version of ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' condensed into a half hour. And somehow makes the original look tame in comparison. ** From the same episode, a chapter title page (or something similar) in the book Dalian is reading says "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones", Stones," the title of a short story by Creator/SamuelRDelany. ** Hal's staff greatly resembles [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Raising Heart]]. Heart.]] It even goes "Cartridge Load" when he stuffs a Phantom Book at one end to fuel his attack magic. ** In episode Episode 8, a stuffed bear appears in an auction catalog, whose design is noted to have become famous thanks to "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt a certain president]]." president.]]" ** A certain scene in episode Episode 3 looks strikingly similiar similar to Gainax's earlier mini-series, ''Anime/HoukagoNoPleiades''.''Anime/HoukagoNoPleiades.''

* StopMotion: Used in the anime ending * SoundtrackDissonance: The opening a calm operatic piece of music with action sequences overlayed. * SweetTooth: Dalian. She even gets into a game of {{shiritori}} with sweets in the OnTheNext for episode 3. * TalkingIsAFreeAction:
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* StopMotion: Used in the anime ending ending. * SoundtrackDissonance: The opening is a calm operatic piece of music with action sequences overlayed. overlayed. * SweetTooth: Dalian. She even gets into a game of {{shiritori}} with sweets in the OnTheNext for episode Episode 3. * TalkingIsAFreeAction: TalkingIsAFreeAction:

** Inverted in episode 6 [[spoiler:Mabel mentions that Hal has little time to read the book. He then shows that he doesn't have to read by loading the book into his staff and firing away... With fire.]]
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** Inverted in episode Episode 6 [[spoiler:Mabel [[spoiler: Mabel mentions that Hal has little time to read the book. He then shows that he doesn't have to read by loading the book into his staff and firing away... With fire.]]

* VerbalTic: Dalian ends nearly all of her sentences with "-desu" * WaistcoatOfStyle: Huey has one under his coat. * {{Yandere}}: Subverted with Paula Dickinson. She killed both Lenny and his lover in order to the get the ending she wanted for "Crown of the Dog Days" ** Miss Liliburn from episode 2 is a better fit. * YaoiFangirl: [[spoiler: Both Dalian and Paula Dickinson were hoping Dyer would end up with either Ignatius or Arthur in "Crown of the Dog Days ." and even ended up engaging in ShipToShipCombat]].
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* VerbalTic: Dalian ends nearly all of her sentences with "-desu" "-desu." * WaistcoatOfStyle: Huey has one under his coat. coat. * {{Yandere}}: Subverted with Paula Dickinson. She killed both Lenny and his lover in order to the get the ending she wanted for "Crown of the Dog Days" Days." ** Miss Liliburn Lilburn from episode Episode 2 is a better fit. * YaoiFangirl: [[spoiler: Both Dalian and Paula Dickinson were hoping Dyer would end up with either Ignatius or Arthur in "Crown of the Dog Days .Days." and even ended up engaging in ShipToShipCombat]].ShipToShipCombat.]]
7th May '15 7:37:44 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian'' (or ''Dantalian no Shoka'') is a LightNovel series written by Gakuto Mikumo. It was adapted into manga by Chako Abeno and a Summer2011Anime series by {{Gainax}}.
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''Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian'' (or ''Dantalian no Shoka'') is a LightNovel series written by Gakuto Mikumo. It was adapted into manga by Chako Abeno and a Summer2011Anime series by {{Gainax}}. Creator/StudioGainax.
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