Summer Anime Previews - ダンタリアンの書架

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Books, demons and Victorian England. Kind of like a more supernatural Gosick with a cuter heroine. Yes, I just said that.

Title: ダンタリアンの書架 , Dantalian no Shoka, Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, The Mystic Library Dantalian
Animation Production: GAINAX
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Airs: 15/07 TV Tokyo

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
The young man Huey took over the old mansion of his deceased bibliomanic grand father as well as the book collection that's stored in there. But there was a condition: he also had to inherit the "Bibliotheca".
When he inspects the mansion, Huey discovers a cellar filled with piled up books. In the midst of them he comes across a black-dressed girl who's silently reading a book. She's called Dalian and has a big lock hanging in front of her. She herself is the entrance to the "Bibliotheca of Dantalian" which contains the prohibited "Phantom Books".
Kenn's Comment: Had a quick look at the series a while back, and comparing it to Gosick probably isn't the best thing. If you really needed to compare it with something, crossing Gosick and The Book of Bantorra might be the best I can think of. Anywho, Dalian is adorable when she's not kicking ass, and Huey's an awesome character (better than what's-his-face from Gosick at least). If you've seen the manga kicking around somewhere, I'd just like to make sure you know that it's also based off of the novel series. It's at 6 books and is still going, so they've got plenty of material to work with. It's GAINAX too, so I've got my hopes high for this one.


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