Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi

クローバー図書館の住人たち

Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi
TitleClover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi
Original titleクローバー図書館の住人たち
AliasesThe Residents of the Clover Library
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperMio
Publishers Mio
 Traducciones Strawberry
Relations
Sequel
Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi II

Description

On the corner of a modern town, on higher ground atop a hill is a Western building, old as though it were left behind by time. Closed for many years, it is a private library called "Clover Library". Loving books from a young age, Aikawa Chihiro wishes to one day have a job involving books. She then earns the job of a live-in custodian of the Clover Library.

With a look like that of on old photograph, strange and impossible things occur there, one after another.

The sense of being gazed upon, even though nobody should be inside. Books that moved before one knew it. Large, large shadows peering through the window. Finally, at night, people that come out of nowhere who call themselves "frequenters since the olden days".

Surrounded by these individuals- all of whom possess distinct personalities- Chihiro prepares the library for its opening day. Eventually, she's no longer able to suppress her suspicions and confusion over the continuous occurrences of strange happenings, as well as the truth behind who or what these frequenters really are.

Struck by her questions, this is their reply:

"I'm sorry. We kept our mouths shut about it. We are not human."
"In truth, we are actually books."

[Translation of the official website's story summary.]

Protagonist

Aikawa Chihiro
Aikawa Chihiro相川 千紘 
Hair, Brown, Long, Ponytail
Eyes, Brown
Body, Teen
Clothes, Scarf
Personality, Bookworm
Role, Nameable, Orphan

Description

Her parents died when she was young and she was taken in by some relatives, but after she graduated from high school living with them became difficult, so she became the live in caretaker of the Clover Library.

Main characters

Aoi
Aoi 
Hair, Brown, Short, Slicked Back
Eyes, Amber
Body, Teen
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object
Engages in, Shapeshifting
Voiced bySatou Takuya

Description

A book that was once a best seller around the world -- a fad book.
A popular best seller that was even made into a movie, however that was all years ago.

Itsuki
Itsuki一樹 
Hair, Blue, Short
Eyes, Blue
Body, Young-adult
Clothes, Glasses, Necktie
Personality, Naive, Serious
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object
Engages in, Shapeshifting
Voiced byNamikawa Daisuke

Description

A serious and uptight -- hard to read technical book.
He can't be checked out, a reference book for in library use only.

Shuu
Shuu 
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Black
Body, Teen
Clothes, Bolo Tie, Vest
Personality, Loyal, Old-fashioned, Stubborn
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object
Engages in, Shapeshifting
Voiced byAbe Atsushi

Description

A masterpiece from a rather old era -- a pure literature book.
A book so famous everyone knows of it and it's even taught in schools.
He's a rather old fashioned and stubborn youth.

Side characters

Kuu
Kuuクゥ
Hair, Black
Eyes, Amber
Role, Cat
Voiced byKobori Miyuki

Description

A mysterious pet cat that lives at the library.

Natsume
Natsume 
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Green
Body, Young-adult
Clothes, Apron, Hairpin, Sweater
Personality, Kind, Refined
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object
Engages in, Cooking, Shapeshifting
Voiced byKonishi Katsuyuki

Description

Kind and polite -- an easy to understand cookbook.
A cookbook with easy to understand home cooking recipes.
Reflecting those contents he is very family oriented and well mannered.

Riku
Riku莉玖 
Hair, Pink, Short
Eyes, Pink
Body, Kid
Clothes, Hoodie
Personality, Friendly, Mischievous
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object
Engages in, Shapeshifting
Voiced byHanae Natsuki

Description

A pleasant to play with -- fun to read picture book.
He has a childish mischevious personality.

Shikimi
Shikimi 
Hair, Shoulder-length, White
Eyes, Grey
Body, Young-adult
Personality, Stoic
Role, Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object, Painter
Engages in, Shapeshifting
Voiced byHamada Kenji

Description

A book of paintings that has a unique world view.
He does things at his own pace and is a bit of an artist.
He is also a reference book for in library use only.