Holly Ellingwood writes:"The Book of Bantorra is based on the series of novels by Ishio Yamagata. It is a wildly imaginative and intriguing world. When people die, they become stone tablets upon which all their memories and feelings, some might say their soul, is kept. It is up to Armed Librarians to protect the souls of the deceased and keep them out of the dastardly schemes of the Shindeki Church. Very quickly however, the series produces questions as to whether everyone in the Library are the good guys. Very few people appear to be whom they project themselves as at first."