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Library Wars: Book Of Memories (Toshokan sensō Book Of Memories,図書館戦争 BOOK OF MEMORIES)


Director and screenplay: Satō Shinsuke, Nogi Akiko
Photography: Fukumoto Jun

· Okada Junichi
· Eikura Nana
· Kuriyama Chiaki
· Tanaka Kei
· Tsuchiya Tao
· Hashimoto Jun
· Nishida Naomi
· Nakahara Takeo

Production: Library Wars Movie Project, SEDIC INTERNATIONAL
Running Time: 128 minutes
Release Date: Autumn 2015
Official Site: www.toshokan-sensou-movie.com/

The bizarre series of events of the Defense Forces of Libraries in the struggle against the forces of obscurantism continues.
In this episode we always see Iku (Eikura Nana) who continues his secretly in love with the man who saved a book she kept in her hand in a bookstore during an enemy troop eruption. Obviously, we find that man, who is but Atsushi (Okada Junichi), his superior officer. Finally, with a certain degree of visibility, Asako (Kuriyama Chiaki), employed by the Defense Forces of Libraries.
The novelty is Marie (Tsuchiya Tao), a notorious high school student, childhood friend of the officer Mikihisa (Tanaka Kei) and secretly in love with him. The clue of the story is Mikihisa’s own arrest because of a book he suggested to Marie and that the reaction forces claim to be censored because it is not suitable for disabled people. The task force in defense of the books is mobilized but before the bloody clash, Marie is convinced to present himself publicly to explain the misunderstanding and claim Mikihisa’s innocence. Until then, Marie had been sordid and communicated by writing on the mobile phone, but by the circumstance he found the word again and displayed a simple but engaging eloquence.
The story, always drawn from the same series of novels by Arikawa Hiro and always directed by Satō Shinsuke, compared to the previous Toshokan Sense (Library Wars, 2013) is much less bloody and gives more room to interpersonal relationships. Do not shoot, beating is more than imagined, while there are many more conversations between the various characters, often of a personal nature. In short, you move from the B series action movie to a TV movie (transmitted from the TBS network) and that might well be one of the television drama of the moment.
Pleases the algae interior and the chromatic choices often played on the shades of gray. The books remain firm to their being a pretext for organizing the disputes of two factions, although it can be always nice to see even an army in defense of culture (they also sent it to mission in Italy …).
The actors, almost unchanged team, do their job professionally. Eikura Nana, with only the passage of time, refines her magnetic presence, while Okada Junichi confirms her image of “quick” action man. In short, as in all series that are respected, nothing new under the sun.
[Katsuyuki Nakanishi]

Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

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