The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

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This story takes place in England after World War I. After the death of his grandfather, Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, receives a mysterious key and according to his will, must take custody of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian in order to inherit his estate and all his possessions. Upon meeting Dalian, a child living at the estate, he learns that she is the guardian of the Archives which contain forbidden knowledge stored in thousands of magic books called "Phantom Books". Upon agreeing to become Dalian's new Keykeeper, Huey joins her into investigating incidents regarding people misusing the power of the Phantom Books, most of them with tragic consequences, and using his power as Keykeeper to seal the power of the Phantom Books and restore order to the area.

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This story takes place in England after World War I. After the death of his grandfather, Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, receives a mysterious key and according to his will, must take custody of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian in order to inherit his estate and all his possessions. Upon meeting Dalian, a child living at the estate, he learns that she is the guardian of the Archives which contain forbidden knowledge stored in thousands of magic books called "Phantom Books". Upon agreeing to become Dalian's new Keykeeper, Huey joins her into investigating incidents regarding people misusing the power of the Phantom Books, most of them with tragic consequences, and using his power as Keykeeper to seal the power of the Phantom Books and restore order to the area.

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Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 12 - Song of the Unseen Tomorrow

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While Huey is reading a newspaper article about an immortal man who doesn't die after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, Dalian is busy buying buns after spotting an ad for a new shop in the paper. However, once her shopping is finished, a crowd of zombies appear in the vicinity. Dalian believes that the Book of Atonement has been printed onto copies of the newspaper, so they go out in search of the factory printing the newspapers. There they meet the Professor and Raziel, who seem to have ulterior motives serving against the benefit of London. Upon realizing that Huey would be a threat to their cause, the Professor shoots him, but Huey grabs Dalian and together the two of them attempt to escape from the hoard of zombies running the newspaper factory. Suffering from his fatal wounds, Huey asks Dalian that he go into the archives and retrieve the girl inside, who up until that point had been the one handing the books to Huey when he called upon them. Huey and the girl try to leave the archives, but the guardian of the gates to the archives send Huey into an infinite space, where he forgets all that he has known. Distraught, Dalian, back in the human world, agrees with the girl inside the archives to work together to bring him back. Thus, Huey's child form appears before him with the Phantom Book needed to escape, thus allowing Huey to remember who he is. Huey returns to the human world and kills all the zombies; meanwhile, Hal and Flam arrive at the factory and burn all of the newspapers, briefly encountering Professor and Raziel before they depart from the scene. Thus, the three Biblioprincesses and Key Keepers go their separate ways, but are bound by fate to meet again.
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Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 1 - Turn-up Book

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s1e1 Turn-up Book
July 16, 2011
Six months after receiving a letter with news of his grandfather's death, Huey arrives at his grandfather's estate, only to discover a young girl among his grandfather's library. To his surprise, the young girl claims to be the one called Dalian, whom his grandfather had entrusted to Huey to take care of, along with the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian. After becoming acquainted, Huey is invited to the Conrad estate, and Dalian insists on tagging along, saying that Conrad was the one who killed his grandfather. They arrive to find everyone to be slaughtered and the estate to be in shambles; Dalian explains that it is the work of a Phantom Book Conrad stole from the library, which had gone on a rampage due to Conrad's incapability of wielding it. As they venture through the mansion and fight off the fabrications of the Phantom Book, Dalian decides that Huey is worthy of inheriting the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian and becoming her Keykeeper. Together they restore the Phantom Book to its original form and seal its powers away.
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Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 1 - Turn-up Book
s1e1 Turn-up Book
July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
Turn-up Book
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Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 2 - Book of Fetus
s1e2 Book of Fetus
July 23, 2011
July 23, 2011
Book of Fetus
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 4 - Book of Soul Exchange
s1e4 Book of Soul Exchange
August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
Book of Soul Exchange
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 6 - Libricide
s1e6 Libricide
August 20, 2011
August 20, 2011
Libricide
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 7 - The Perfumer
s1e7 The Perfumer
August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
The Perfumer
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 9 - Book of Twilight
s1e9 Book of Twilight
September 10, 2011
September 10, 2011
Book of Twilight
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 10 - Phantom Music
s1e10 Phantom Music
September 17, 2011
September 17, 2011
Phantom Music
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 11 - Rasiel Shelves
s1e11 Rasiel Shelves
September 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
Rasiel Shelves
Watch The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Season 1 Episode 12 - Song of the Unseen Tomorrow
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A show where books are the main source of power is my kind of show! Although this may seem dry Hugh is a military man who keeps things exciting and his relationship with Dalian is very entertaining. All in all a very enjoyable watch.
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