In 2019, the Japanese government (following a trend that we start seeing today in many developed societies) pass a very strong censorship law in order to protect the country but it has the adverse effect of dangerously diminishing the freedom of expression. An armed force is created to search and eliminate any documents that contravene the law. However, libraries in Japan have their own law that gives them freedom in collecting and offering their materials, guaranteeing privacy to their users and categorically opposing any type of censorship (it's based on the Statement on Intellectual Freedom in Libraries, a real law passed in 1954 and amended in 1979). Therefore, an armed force is created to protect libraries against such censorship. The story follows Iku Kasahara, a young woman who had always dreamed to join the Library Defense Force, as she becomes a recruit and discovers all the challenges of a paramilitary life.
Yesterday, we've learned from Anime News Network that “Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival will screen the Canadian premiere of the live-action Library Wars film this summer”. Fantasia's scheduling is yet to be announced.
In the meantimes, you can have a quick look on the movie's trailer Dailymotion:
Library Wars Official Trailer (2013) - Sato... by Filmclips
Update: Now you can also read my comment on the movie.
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