(図書館戦争, Toshokan Sensō
in Japanese) is an award wining Light-Novel series that was later adapted as an anime
and an ongoing manga series. A live action film was released on April 27, 2013.Set in 2019
, during an alternate timeline where the Japanese government has issued the Media Improvement Act, to prevent the spread of supposedly dangerous information by allowing censorship. In response, local governments have set up the Library Defense Force to fight against the censorship of the Media Improvement Committee, who frequently raid libraries.
The story itself centers around Iku Kasahara, a recruit in the Force, who joined after being inspired by a mysterious Defense Force member who protected her and a book she was trying to buy that was being targeted for censorship. However, she quickly learns how demanding the Defense Force can be, mainly from her "demon" instructor, Atsushi Doujo. Despite making several huge mistakes at first, Iku is promoted to her base's Library Task Force, which is essentially the most elite branch of the Defense Force and Iku is the first woman to enter.
As the series goes on, she begins to improve in her duties, and she even finds out more about the mysterious "princely" figure that inspired her all those years ago...