Library Wars demonstrates the future of the libraries role in Japan in the year 2020. This new short film is a precursor to much larger cinematic experience that is entitled Library Wars: The Last Mission and will open in Japan on October 10.
This short film does not require you to watch anything in advance. The premise is actually fairly interesting. A new law threatens to clamp down on freedom of expression. Iku Kasahara joins the Library Defense Force, a military unit dedicated to protecting books from being confiscated. You can think of it as a romantic comedy that is cenetred around the lives of people working in a library.
I would recommend checking out this nine minute short film, it was composed with no dialog and just has music and subtitles.
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