List of fictional librarians

In order to keep track of the librarians I have mentioned on this blog, I decided to make a list of those I have written about on this blog and those which I have listed elsewhere. This list is divided into librarians appearing in anime series, animated series, webcomics, and film.

Anime series

Japanese women

The first six women on this list

Current count: 41

  1. Myne in Ascendance of a Bookworm [Voiced by Yuka Iguchi in Japanese and by Reba Buhr in English dub]
  2. Hisami Hishishii in R.O.D. the TV [Voiced by Taeko Kawata in Japanese and by Megan Taylor Harvey in English dub]
  3. Yamada in B Gata H Kei [Voiced by Yukari Tamura in Japanese and Brittney Karbowski in English dub]
  4. Lilith in Yamibou [Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi]
  5. Azusa Aoi in Whispered Words [Voiced by Mayuki Makiguchi]
  6. Fumi Manjōme in Aoi Hana / Sweet Blue Flowers [Voiced by Ai Takabe]
  7. Chiyo Tsukudate in Strawberry Panic! [Voiced by Chiwa Saitō]
  8. Librarian in Little Witch Academia episode (“Night Fall”) [No voice]
  9. Anne in Manaria Friends [Voiced by Yōko Hikasa in Japanese and Cat Thomas in English dub]
  10. Grea in Manaria Friends [Voiced by Ayaka Fukuhara in Japanese and Avery Smithhart in English dub]
  11. Iku Kasahara in Library War [Voiced by Marina Inoue]
  12. Asako Shibasaki in Library War [Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro]
  13. Sophie Twilight in Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood [Multiple episodes]
  14. Fumio Murakumi in Girl Friend Beta [voiced by Kaori Nazuka]
  15. Hasegawa Sumika in Bernard-jou Iwaku a.k.a. Miss Bernard said [Voiced by Aya Suzaki]
  16. Himeko Agari in Komi Can’t Communicate [Voiced by Yukiyo Fujii in Japanese and Sarah Williams in English dub]
  17. Aruto in Kokoro Toshokan a.k.a. Kokoro Library [Voiced by Yumi Ichihara]
  18. Iina in Kokoro Toshokan a.k.a. Kokoro Library [Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro]
  19. Kokoro in Kokoro Toshokan a.k.a. Kokoro Library [Voiced by Chiwa Saitō]
  20. Hamyuts Meseta in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Romi Park in Japanese and Shelley Calene-Black in the English dub]
  21. Mirepoc Finedel in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro in Japanese and Shannon Emerick in the English dub]
  22. Noloty Malche in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Haruka Tomatsu in Japanese and Cynthia Martinez in the English dub]
  23. Ireia Kitty in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Akiko Takeguchi in Japanese and Marcy Bannor in the English dub]
  24. Isomura in Let’s Make a Mug Too episode (“The Garden of Sky and Wind”) [Voice actor not known]
  25. Rin Shima in Laid Back-Camp [Voiced by Nao Tōyama]
  26. Librarian in Akebi’s Sailor Uniform episode (“There’s No School Tomorrow, Right?”) [Voice actor not known]
  27. Unnamed/uncredited librarian in Kin-iro Mosaic aka Kinmoza (“The Girl on My Mind”) [Voice actor not known]
  28. Unnamed/uncredited librarian in Gabriel DropOut (“Fun Forever After…”) [Voice actor not known]
  29. Four unnamed/uncredited librarians in Cardcaptor Sakura episode (“Sakura and the Summer Holiday Homework”) [Only two voiced]
  30. Two librarians in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (“My Senpai is a Bunny Girl”) (not voiced)
  31. Nagisa Yasaka in My Roommate is a Cat (“What Connects Us”) [Voiced by Hisako Tōjō]
  32. Kamiya in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (“Cultural Festival I”) [voiced by Ayaka Fukuhara]
  33. Sumireko Sanshokunin a.k.a. “Pansy” in Oresuki [voiced by Haruka Tomatsu]
  34. Female Student B (librarian) in Azumanga Daioh (episode 19 segment “Springtime of Life”) [voiced by Akane Omae]
  35. Unnamed nurse (librarian) in Spy x Family (“Stella”) [Voice unknown]
  36. Unnamed librarian in K-On! (“Finals”) [No voice]
  37. Unnamed librarian in Encouragement to Climb: Next Summit [Voice unknown]

Japanese men

The first six men on this list

Current count: 15

  1. Atsushi Dojo in Library War [Voiced by Tomoaki Maeno]
  2. Mikihisa Komaki in Library War [Voiced by Akira Ishida]
  3. Hikaru Tezuka in Library War [Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki]
  4. Ryusuke Genda in Library War [Voiced by Kanji Suzumori]
  5. Kazuichi Inamine in Library War [Voiced by Haruo Satō]
  6. Mattalast Ballory in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Toru Ohkawa in Japanese and David Wald in the English dub]
  7. Volken Macmani in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Yuichi Nakamura in Japanese and Greg Ayres in the English dub]
  8. Ruruta Coozancoona in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai in Japanese and Chris Patton in English dub]
  9. Mokkania Fluru in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Akira Ishida in Japanese and David Matranga in English dub]
  10. Fhotona Badgammon in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Tooru Furusawa in Japanese and Illich Guardiola in the English dub]
  11. Makia Dekishart in Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra [Voiced by Masaki Terasoma in Japanese and John Gremillion in English dub]
  12. Riichi Miura in The Ancient Magus Bride: Those Awaiting a Star  [Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai]
  13. Yuu Izumi in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (“Cultural Festival I”) [Voiced by Shūichirō Umeda]
  14. Shirusu Mochizuki in Makura no Danshi aka Makuranodanshi (“Librarian Danishi”) [voiced by Kōsuke Toriumi]
  15. Male Student A (librarian) in Azumanga Daioh (episode 19 segment “Springtime of Life”) [voiced by Naoki Yanagi]

Others

Current count: 8-14 people

  1. Doctor Oldham in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet [Multiple episodes] [presumed Japanese man] (I previously said White man based on images like this, but changed my mind) [voiced by Hideyuki Umezu in Japanese original, English dubbed voice is Stephen Mendel]
  2. Two-three unnamed librarians in Revolutionary Girl Utena episode (“The Sunlit Garden – Prelude”) [Japanese, presumably; no voices]
  3. Assorted librarians in episodes of Bibliophile Princess [Voices are varied, probably between 5-10 librarians so far]

Animated series

Black people

Current count: 7

  1. Lydia Lovely in Horrid Henry episode (“Horrid Henry: Computer Whizz”) [Black woman, voiced by Joanna Ruiz]
  2. Clara Rhone in Welcome to the Wayne [Black woman; voiced by Harriet B. Foy]
  3. George and Lance in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power [Gay Black men, Regi Davis as George and Chris Jai Alex as Lance] (technically historians)
  4. Librarian in We Bare Bears episode (“Our Stuff”) [Black man; voice not known]
  5. O’Bengh / Cagliostro in What If…? episode (“What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?”) [Nigerian man; voiced by Ike Amadi]
  6. Librarian in Little Demons episode (“Possession Obsession”) [Black woman, voiced by Laci Mosley)

Asian people

Current count: 4

  1. Unnamed librarian in We Bare Bears episode (“The Library”) [Thai woman; presumably voiced by Ashly Burch]
  2. Mira in Mira, Royal Detective episode (“The Case of the Missing Library Book”) [Indian woman; voiced by Leela Ladnier]
  3. Sahil in Mira, Royal Detective episode (“The Case of the Missing Library Book”) [Indian man; voiced by Aasif Mandvi]
  4. Wong in What If…? episode (“What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?”) [Hong Kong man; voiced by Benedict Wong]

Other marginalized groups

Current count: 8

  1. Desiree in Too Loud [White, trans woman, voiced by Nico Colaleo]
  2. Mateo in Elena of Avalor [Latine man; voiced by Joey Haro]
  3. Unnamed librarian in Dexter’s Laboratory episode (“The Blonde Leading the Blonde”) [voiced by Mindy Cohn; White person]
  4. Ms. Herrera in Archie’s Weird Mysteries episode (“The Haunting of Riverdale”) [Voice not known; possibly Latine]
  5. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Homer Goes to College”) [Not voiced; Person of color]
  6. Librarian in The Owl House episode (“Lost in Language”) [Voice not known; Person of color]
  7. Bobby Daniels in The Ghost and Molly McGee episode (“Bad Boy Bobby Daniels”) [voiced by Danny Trejo, possibly of Mexican descent like Trejo]
  8. Lorraine Murillo / La Llorona in Craig of the Creek episode [voiced by Carla Tassara, who is Latine]

White women

Top six women on this list

Current count: 44

  1. Kaisa in Hilda [Voiced by Kaisa Hammarlund]
  2. Librarian in Steven Universe episode (“Buddy’s Book”) [Voice not known]
  3. Librarian in Futurama episode (“The Day the Earth Stood Stupid”) [No voice]
  4. Librarian in DC Super Hero Girls episode (“#SoulSisters Part 2” ) [Voiced by Kimberly Brooks]
  5. Librarian in Zevo-3 episode (“Zevo-3”) [Voice not known]
  6. Mrs. Higgins in Sofia the First episode (“The Princess Test”) [Voiced by Russi Taylor]
  7. Violet Stanhope in Archie’s Weird Mysteries episode (“The Haunting of Riverdale”) [Voice not known]
  8. Librarian in Martin Mystery episode (“Return of the Dark Druid”) [Voice not known]
  9. Librarian in Martin Mystery episode (“The Warlock Returns”) [Voice not known]
  10. Librarian in Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil [Voiced by Susanne Blakeslee]
  11. Librarian in Rugrats episode (“Quiet Please!”) [Voiced by Beverly Archer]
  12. Miss Dickens in Carl Squared episode (“Carl’s Techno-Jinx”)
  13. Francis Clara Censorsdoll in Moral Orel [Voiced by Jay Johnston, David Herman, and Scott Adsit]
  14. Sara in Too Loud [Voiced by Kelsy Abbott]
  15. Sarah in Too Loud [Voiced by Julia Vickerman, then Vivienne Medrano]
  16. Amity Blight in The Owl House [also a lesbian] (shown as a librarian in the episode “Through the Looking Glass Ruins”) [voiced by Mae Whitman]
  17. Ms. Hatchet in Kim Possible episode (“Overdue”) [Voiced by April Winchell]
  18. Mrs. Shusher in The Replacements episode (“Quiet Riot”) [Voice not known]
  19. Rita Book in Timon & Pumbaa episode (“Library Brouhaha“) [Voiced by Tress MacNeille]
  20. Ms. L in Dexter’s Laboratory episode (“Book ‘Em”) [voiced by Kath Soucie]
  21. Librarian in Martin Mystery episode (“Return of the Dark Druid”) [Voiced by April Winchell]
  22. Librarian in Totally Spies episode (“Totally Switched”) [Voiced by Janice Kawaye]
  23. Two unnamed librarians in Phineas and Ferb episode (“Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together”) [Voices not known]
  24. Librarian in Uncle Grandpa episode (“Back to the Library”) [Voice not known]
  25. Librarian in Amphibia episode (“True Colors”) [No voice]
  26. Librarian in Beavis and Butt-Head episode (“Cyber-Butt”) [Voice not known]
  27. Marion the Librarian in Hanny Manny [Voiced by Susan Blu]
  28. Arlene in Phineas & Ferb episode (“Phineas and Ferb’s Quantum Boogaloo”) [voiced by Jennifer Grey]
  29. Librarian in Phineas & Ferb episode (“The Doonkelberry Imperative”) [Voice not known]
  30. Librarian in The Flintstones episode (“The Hit Songwriters”) [Voice not known]
  31. Lisabella in The Simpsons episode (“Last Tap Dance in Springfield”) [voiced by Yeardley Smith]
  32. Librarian in multiple The Simpsons episodes (“The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”, “Brother’s Little Helper” (not voiced), “Sweets and Sour Marge” (not voiced), “Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe” (not voiced), and “No Good Read Goes Unpunished”) [Voiced by Maggie Roswell, except for her last appearance when she is voiced by Tress MacNeille]
  33. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Bart the Mother”) [voiced by Tress MacNeille]
  34. Prison librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Dial “N” for Nerder”) [voiced by Tress MacNeille]
  35. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“The Color Yellow”) [voiced by Pamela Hayden]
  36. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“The Color Yellow”) [voiced by Tress MacNeille]
  37. Ms. Norton in multiple The Simpsons episodes (“Dead Putting Society”, “Lisa the Greek”, and “Marge On The Lam”) [voiced by Maggie Roswell, only in first two eps, last one not voiced]
  38. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Margical History Tour”) [voice actor not known]
  39. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Looking for Mr. Goodbart”) [voice actor not known]
  40. Librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Sweets and Sour Marge”) [Not voiced]
  41. Millie in Madagascar: A Little Wild episode (“Melman at the Movies”) [voiced by Johanna Stein]
  42. Bookmobile Lady in My Life as a Teenage Robot aka Teenage Robot (“The Boy Who Cried Robot”) [voiced by Candi Milo]
  43. Librarian in My Life as a Teenage Robot aka Teenage Robot (“Shell Game”) [No voice]
  44. Librarian in The Owl House (“Thanks to Them”)

White men

Top seven men on this list

Current count: 10

  1. The old librarian in She-Ra: Princess of Power episode (“Three Courageous Hearts”) [voiced by George DiCenzo]
  2. Unnamed librarian in Sofia the First episode (“Forever Royal”?) [Voice not known]
  3. Swampy in Phineas and Ferb [only a librarian in debut episode, voiced by Steve Zahn]
  4. Cletus Bookworm in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends [one episode, but broken into various parts; voice not known]
  5. Archie the Archivist in Regular Show [Voiced by John Cygan]
  6. Librarian in Sarah and Duck episode (“Lost Librarian”) [Voice not known]
  7. Harold in Craig of the Creek [voiced by Matt Burnett]
  8. Human librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Lisa’s Wedding”) [voice actor not known]
  9. Library Clerk in The Simpsons episode (“Bart’s Girlfriend”) [Voiced by Hank Azaria]
  10. Mr. Ambrose in Bob’s Burgers episode (“Y Tu Ga-Ga Tina Tambien”) [Voiced by Billy Eichner]

Non-human librarians

Six of the unnamed librarians from this list

Of voices which are known: White men (13); White female (7); Filipino actor (1); Latine men (1); Latine woman (2); Japanese woman (1).

  1. Turtle Princess in Adventure Time and Adventure Time: Distant Lands [Voiced by Steve Little]
  2. Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls [Voiced by Tara Strong]
  3. Mr. Snellson in Mysticons episode (“Happily Never After”) [Voiced by Mr. Snellson]
  4. Librarian in Big City Greens episode (“Quiet Please”) [Voiced by Linda Hamilton]
  5. Librarian in Courage the Cowardly Dog episode (“Wrath of the Librarian”) [Voice not known]
  6. Librarian in Teen Titans Go! episode (“Magic Man”) [No voice]
  7. Librarian in Prisoner Zero [Voiced by Gary Martin]
  8. Blinkous “Blinky” Galadrigal in Tales of Arcadia [voiced by Kelsey Grammer]
  9. Libro Shushman in Teamo Supremo episode (“Word Search”) [Voiced by Ermelinda Duarte]
  10. Kaeloo in Kaeloo episode (“Let’s Play at Reading Books”) [Voiced by Emanuel Garijo in French, Doug Rand in English dub, and Domenico Coscia in Italian dub]
  11. Bat Librarian in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode (“Mystic Library”) [Voiced by Gillian Vigman]
  12. Mr. X in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood [Voiced by Tony Daniels]
  13. Little Squeak in Colonel Bleep [No voice actor]
  14. Val the Octopus in Dora the Explorer episode (“Backpack”) [Voiced by Elaine Del Valle]
  15. Mumm-Ra in Fudêncio e Seus Amigos episode (“Biblioteca Maldita”) [voiced by Thiago Martins]
  16. Flippy in Happy Tree Friends episode (“Random Acts of Silence”) [Voiced by Kenn Navarro]
  17. Mr. Noisy in The Mr. Men Show (“Library”) [voiced by Richard Epcar]
  18. Mr. Quiet in The Mr. Men Show (“Library”) [voiced by Paul Greenberg]
  19. Ms. Giggles in The Mr. Men Show (“Library”) [voiced by Rebecca Forstadt]
  20. Ms. Chatterbox in The Mr. Men Show (“Library”) [voiced by Katie Leigh]
  21. Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig (“The Library”) [voiced by Sarah Ann Kennedy]
  22. Gary in Spongebob Squarepants (“Library Cards”) [Voiced by Tom Kenny]
  23. Foghorn Leghorn in Tiny Toon Adventures (“Weirdest Story Ever Told”) [voiced by Jeff Bergman]
  24. Eztli in Victor and Valentino episode (“An Evening with Mic and Hun”) [presumably voiced by Jenny Lorenzo]
  25. Robot librarian in The Simpsons episode (“Lisa’s Wedding”) [voice actor not known]
  26. Dantalian in As Miss Beelzebub Likes episode (“A Bit Bitter, Bibliomania”) [voiced by Aoi Yūki]
  27. Wan Shi Tong in The Legend of Korra episode (“A New Spiritual Age” [voiced by Héctor Elizondo]

Webcomics

Six of the librarians. in comics, from this list

Of characters which are known: White men (12); White women (12); person of color (3); Black woman (2), Vietnamese woman (1)

  1. Librarian in Diamond Dive [White woman]
  2. Librarian in Boyfriends [White woman]
  3. Mr. Scott in Tamberlane [Non-human librarian]
  4. Librarian in Merlin’s Story [Female librarian; person of color?]
  5. Barebones in Brownie and Barebones [White man]
  6. Sabine in Sabine: an asexual coming-of-age story [White woman]
  7. Lara in Action Comics [White woman]
  8. The Librarian in Detective Comics [White man]
  9. Mo Testa in Dykes to Watch Out For [White woman] [also lesbian]
  10. Rupert Giles in Giles: Girl Blue [White man]
  11. Grandpa Bats in Grandpabats and the Library of Infinite Worlds [Non-human]
  12. Mina in Grandpabats and the Library of Infinite Worlds [Person of color]
  13. Skeezix in Guillotine Public Library [White man]
  14. Barbara Gordon in Huntress: Year One [White woman]
  15. Ghost in Library Ghost [White man]
  16. Crawley in Library of Ruins [White man]
  17. Librarian in Meau! [White woman]
  18. Karma in Mekanix [Vietnamese woman and gay]
  19. Rabbi Rava in Monolith [White man]
  20. Marten Reed in Questionable Content [White man]
  21. Claire in Questionable Content [White woman]
  22. Rex Libris in Rex Libris [White man]
  23. Suzie in Sex Criminals [White woman]
  24. Prysia in Smitty and Majesty [Person of color]
  25. Lazurus Luca in Sword & Sphere [White man]
  26. Daniel in The Library [White man]
  27. Mr. Reese in The Prince(ss) of the Library [Not known]
  28. Librarians in The Turtle Library [Not known]
  29. Librarians in Unshelved [Not known]
  30. Jane Case / Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman [White woman]
  31. Valerie (the librarian) in Spidey Super Stories* [Black woman]
  32. Unnamed librarian in Zatanna & the Ripper [White woman]
  33. Fiona Standish in The Fantasy Book Club [White woman, assistant librarian]
  34. Jayla Morgan in The Fantasy Book Club [Black woman, library science professor and special collections curator]
  35. Beth in The Vampire Librarian [White woman]
  36. Julian in The Vampire Librarian [White man]

*Technically this is a comic, but I’m not making a category for just one entry.

Film

Of characters which are known: White men (2); White women (2); Black man (3)

  1. Stewart Goodson in The Public [White man, played by Emilio Estevez]
  2. Mr. Anderson in The Public [Black man, played by Jeffrey Wright]
  3. Myra in The Public [White woman, played by Jena Malone]
  4. Blinkous “Blinky” Galadrigal in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans [Non-human librarian, voiced by Kelsey Grammer; White man when in human form, but not in the film]
  5. Gabrielle in I Lost My Body [White woman, voiced by Victoire Du Bois (French voice) and Alia Shawkat (English dub)]
  6. Unnamed library supervisor in I Lost My Body [White woman, No voice actor]
  7. Unnamed librarian in All the President’s Men [Black man, played by Jaye Stewart]
  8. Vox in The Time Machine [A.I./computer system who looks like a Black man, played by Orlando Jones]