Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
|Alternate title : Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books |
Studio : Avex Entertainment, Inc.
Also involved: Studio DEEN
Length : 13 Episodes
Year : 2003
Genre : Shoujo-ai - Mystery - Fantasy - Fan Service - Adventure
Long ago, only a single being by the name of Adam existed in the universe, Adam wanted to create things to fill the universe with, hence Risisu was born. With her, Adam created many worlds safe for people to live in. And for that purpose, Eve was born. With Eve, Adam created humans who spread across the worlds. But soon, other beings of great power (Gods) appeared and started to wage battle against each other. Fearing the universe would be destroyed forever, Adam created the Great Library, where each book was a record of a seperate world. And in order to protect the Great Library, Yami was born...
Added : 2005-10-30
Synopsis by : gc
Last update : 2017-09-10
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Score : 7.25
Number of reviews : 4
OP1 : Aiko Kaiyou - Hitomi no Naka no Meikyuu / The Maze Within the Eyes
ED1 : Sanae Kobayashi - Eien no Inori wo Sasagete / Offering an Eternal Prayer
2017-09-10 -- Episode(s) 1-13 by Jumonji & Giri. BT Link
2007-10-11 -- Episode(s) 13 by Shinsen-Subs. BT Link
2007-10-11 -- Episode(s) 12 by Shinsen-Subs. BT Link
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Posted by : kitty_xx07722
Posted on : 2008-05-29
Yami no Boushi to hon no Tabibito is a unique and hard to find anime. The style of the art actually passes the type of art in most 2004 animes, which is the main reason that it is unique. Plus the extra effects - more clothing folds, shaky cameras - made this animation well-made as well as unique. The opening theme and ending theme are very fitting for Yami no Boushi, a wizardy and magical touch in the opening and endings. But why a score of seven?
Because the plot and the ecchi are the problem. Ecchi doesn't really match Yami no Boushi many times. I understand the makers of Yami no Boushi were trying to make this anime popular with the ecchi, but it kinda it worse. The outfits are a bit awkward too. The makers of Yami no Boushi worked too hard on the art but didn't pay enough attention to the plot. Pretty much, the episodes are mixed up so you don't know what happens first. But the end's nice. It makes you feel like they dropped off in the middle of the story. Plus, there are some mini character plots that make Yami no Boushi more enjoyable, like why Hatsumi doesn't speak.
A little more concentration on the plot and a little less fanservice; Yami no Boushi could have been a hit. So overall, I think Yami no Boushi NOT a good anime for beginners at the otaku society. Rather, for advanced anime watchers.
Posted by : MrSentimental
Posted on : 2007-06-20
Well, I was kind of interested in the main character. She seemed sincere enough, and she kicked some butt. This reminded me alot of Burst Angel with the one "kind of" interesting main character in the series, and really not much else. I'd say I liked the artwork better in Burst Angel, and I liked that there was a little more humor in Yami.
The plot really didn't interest me much, and I found myself wearing out the fast-forward button on my remote. There was a good share of caring among some characters, and this IS a love story, but still not good enough quality (even with the "alternative" nature of the love) to make it worth while.
The artwork was nothing great. Kind of old-schoolish. The music also was nothing great, and actually sometimes annoying.
So, the creators did obviously TRY to make something good. This was "kind of" OK, and not offensively bad or anything like that. But there has to be others out there that are better worth your time. 6 out of 10 rating. 3 STARS.
Posted by : Baboonbutte
Posted on : 2006-10-27
I really like the opening and ending theme songs to this anime~ it's so cool! It goes with the mysterious genre~ and ya, you will know what I mean when you hear it.
Although I don't really like Shoujo-ai, this anime is ok-ish acceptable because if Hatsuki was a man, it would be different...
The storyline is a bit confusing though, as it is quite short, and the reason for why Hatsumi hardly spoke even though she's not dumb was never explained... but at least the ending wasn't a cliffhanger and left you hanging there thinking the story is nowhere near ended.
I like the characters though, especially Garuganchua... he's hilarious! Him and his goblins in the castle... I love his ballet poses... I mean... why?! haha~
Ooh~ and like many adventure anime, there has to be a weird creature that tags along... ken-chan! He's sooo funny~ a piece of cute cholesterol indeed. =>
I think that the animation is very nicely done, they're not out of proportion , and I like the broad range of settings~
Hmm, what else.
It's not really ecchi...only that sometimes the clothes of the characters are a bit over-skimpy...
I don't think this anime is anything special, it's quite predictable, but it's good for just passing time because I think it's one of those anime that just makes you watch it just for the sake of seeing what is going to happen next.
Posted by : Himitsu
Posted on : 2004-11-14
Being based on an H-game, I thoroughly and surprisingly enjoyed watching Yami to Boushi. Most game to anime series are similar amongst another and are quite bland. The series I've watched featuring H-game to anime contain promises, childhood friends and a swarm of girls. However, Yami to Boushi takes a different premise of the supernatural. Mystery, sci-fi, echiness come out of this series, but in an ominous behaviour. I don't usually enjoy ecchi series, but Yami to Boushi is an exception. The fanservice was tastefully rendered, not the "oops I tripped and landed on your breasts and coincidently I'm fondling them" type of ecchi scenes.
The animation is probably the best point of the series, they give you luminous effects of light and vivid colours. Most colours are featured in dark overtones, but you appreciate the colours this way. There is above-obvious yuri themes, but I actually enjoyed the lesbian-service. The character design is beautiful, but the voluptuous girls could have been toned down a bit.
The story itself does not run on a linear basis, fragments of stories are distributed. Each episode focuses a story of one character. There are a lot of characters introduced that leave no significant interest. I was quite confused at times, but I followed. I really liked the music, the opening theme flows in with the song beautifully - down to the beat. The opening theme is probably one of my favourites because it catches the rhythm of the music and ties it in with the art/animation smoothly. I never skipped the opening song, but always skipped the end song, it seems that rotating books are not very entertaining.
The ending tied itself nicely to leave a sweet but sad conclusion. It shows a brief summary of what happend. I really did enjoy watching Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito, I would watch it once more to grasp the story better, but I don't think it has a good rewatching value.
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