The Phantom-filled Library


Dantalian No shoka or BIBLIOTHECA MYSTICA DE DANTAlian (The mystic archive of dantalian)

                This anime took place in England and is about a guy named hugh Anthony disward.he Inherits an old mansion from his grandfather  after world war 1.his grandfather loves collecting books and not just some ordinary books but rather odd books called phantom books. His life of mischievous adventures began from that faithful day he meets a girl at the basement of the mansion the very same day he took his first step in the mansion to start living in it. Only to find out that that girl named Dalian is a dantalian and a gateway to the dantalian’s bookshelf which

Is the stronghold for the prohibited books of demons or “gensho”.this illusory books of the demons are filled with words of great power that unleashes different unknown powers that can either be harmful or helpful for only another phantom book can counter or nullify such powers from other phantom books.


Now  hugh or as Dalian would call him Huey has to set

Off from here to there and vise versa in search for more phantom books. investigating every scenario that could have possibly been born from the miss use of another phantom book for he has been informed that they may cause chaos to the world and bring death to those who will succumb  the likings of such demonic books.


The main characters of the series are:


Hugh Anthony disward-is a pilot from world war 1 who’m receives a letter that states of the riches of his grandfather being transferred under his name along with his grandfather’s title as earl because of his untimely death. he is a kind ,caring and supportive type of guy not to mention that he has a lot of r.w.(real world) fan girls after him.

Dalian-is the leading female character in the story she is a vessel For the  dantalian no shoka or dantalian’s library which houses thousands of demon or phantom books that have been sealed by other people and previous partners that have made a contract with her or other dantalians to seal or for libricide officers to destroy such existence of terrifyingly demonic books.she is also known as the black bibliotheca princess. She loves sweets and would trade lots of unexpected things for an opportunity eat sweets.

 P.s. she is also one of my waifus or wives. Also applies for her other self Cause I love all sides of herself.

shoka no shoujo -A mysterious girl who lives inside the Dantalian Library, her true name is not known, but she is Dalian´s “other self”. Her character seems to be inspired in the ancient Greek myths of Ariadne and Pandora.


           About the Anime:

 Type: TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jul 16, 2011 to Oct 1, 2011

Producers: Gainax, TV Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, Kadokawa Pictures Japan, The Klock Worx, NTT Docomo, Dwango

Genres: Action, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural

Duration: 25 min. per episode

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

 The anime is an adaptation of the light novel  series version by mikumo gakuto this 12 episode anime is a great example of the balance of mystery and fantasy plus the right amount of cuteness and punch lines. and the character designs are good but not something very original or unique. but the backgrounds and sounds in addition to the very well made effects in the anime make up for the lack in originality and character development still I can say that even in its short run it has made an impression of awesomeness stuck inside my mind.


All in all , I can still say that I want more background about the characters both the main and supporting characters. Not to mention that the ending is to abrupt that it left to many questions. but  I think that’s because they crammed to many elements into one short run anime because if they wanted to make a masterpiece they could have made it longer . I’m sure it would have succeeded if it was longer  with that amount of cool and rarely used elements altogether if only they made it longer. Anyways all those questions just gives us fans more reasons to wait and hope for a season 2 were we get more of the mysteries that bothered our minds making us ask why and if I were him/her in the same situation would I use the book? I can also definitely give it a 3.5 star rating but it still has a lot to improve and a lot of questions to answer.


it has 2 manga titles the original manga and the dantalian no shoka Dalian days and a novel in addition to the anime it has an ova called dantalian no shoka: ibarahime. Although I haven’t watched the ova nor have I read any of the manga’s and the novel I have managed to gather some information about the following stuff I mentioned above.

Dantalian no shoka manga

Type: Manga

Volumes: 5

Chapters: 30

Status: Finished

Published: Mar 26, 2010 to Jul 26, 2012

Genres: Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Shounen, Supernatural

Authors: Abeno, Chako (Art), Mikumo, Gakuto (Story)

Serialization: Shounen Ace (Monthly)


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 Darian 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.”

Dantalian no shoka novel

Type: Novel

Volumes: 8

Chapters: 41

Status: Finished

Published: Nov 1, 2008 to Jul 1, 2011

Genres: Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Shounen, Supernatural

Authors: Mikumo, Gakuto (Story), G-Yuusuke (Art)

Serialization: The Sneaker


Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his

grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl Dalian.

She is a Dantalian and a gateway to “Dantalian’s bookshelf”, which stores the

prohibited books of the demons.

Dantalian no shoka Dalian days manga

Type: Manga

Volumes: 2

Chapters: Unknown

Status: Finished

Published: Mar 26, 2010 to Oct 26, 2011

Genres: Fantasy, Historical, School

Authors: Mikumo, Gakuto (Story), Sena, Monaco (Art)

Serialization: Comp Ace


A mystery at a prestigious girls’ school draws together Dalian and Priscilla, an impoverished aristocrat’s daughter.

As they attempt to solve the mystery concealed by the school, Dalian gets to

experience “every day school life”

dantalian no shoka: ibarahime

Type: OVA

Episodes: 1

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Aug 9, 2012

Producers: Gainax, TV Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, Kadokawa Pictures Japan, The Klock Worx

Genres: Action, Mystery, Historical, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per episode

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


A DVD containing an all new, original anime episode bundled with the fifth volume

of Chako Abeno’s Dantalian no Shoka manga adaptation.


Ladrido, Gio


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