Live Action LIBRARY WARS Movie in 2013
Toho will release the live action feature film LIBRARY WARS (図書館戦争, Toshokan Senso) on April 27, 2013. The movie is based on the Library War novels written by Hiro Arikawa, previously adapted as an anime series in 2008 and the animated film LIBRARY WAR: THE WINGS OF REVOLUTION (図書館戦争 革命のつばさ, Toshokan Senso Kakumei no Tsubasa) in 2012.
In 2019, public anger at media excess has led to censorship of television, newspapers, the internet, books, movies, and music under the ‘Media Betterment Act’. To fight the armed ‘Betterment Squads’ that go around destroying objectionable materials, the nation’s libraries have formed their own para-military ‘Library Corps’.
Iku Kasahara is a new recruit to the corps, where her instructor and squad leader is Atsushi Dojo. At first repelled by his by-the-book approach to leadership, she is gradually won over by his commitment to their battle for ‘books’ and ‘the freedom to know’.
Japan Release: April 27, 2013
Atsushi Dojo: Junichi Okada
Iku Kasahara: Nana Eikura
Asako Shibasaki: Chiaki Kuriyama
Mikihisa Komaki: Kei Tanaka
Satoshi Tezuka: Sota Fukushi
Gen Nishina: Koji Ishizaka
Maki Origuchi: Naomi Nishida
Ryusuke Genda: Jun Hashimoto
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Screenplay: Akiko Nogi
Original Story: Library War by Hiro Arikawa
Cinematography: Taro Kawazu
Original Music: Yu Takami
Production Company: Sedic International
Production: “Library Wars” Movie Project (Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, Sedic International, Toho)
International Sales: TBS