a good librarian like a good shepherd
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai is another lengthy visual novel by August. Set in a school setting you’ll follow the life of Kyoutarou Kakei, an antisocial bookworm who’s the sole member of his own library reading club.
Everything changes however, when he gets a text from a person who calls themself a “shepherd”. The text tells him that his fate will soon change. Kyoutarou disregards it as nonsense at first, but is later that day involved in a situation where he saves a girl called Tsugumi Shirasaki from getting involved in a tram accident.
Not long after that Tsugumi Shirasaki asks him if he wants to help her make the school a much more fun place for everyone. Though in response Kyoutarou simply tells her to bring such matters to the student council.
But of course the story doesn’t end there. Together with her friend Tamamo, Tsugumi manages to convince Kyoutarou to help her. And they set about gathering more members for the “new version” of the library reading club. Senri, Kana, and Kyoutarou’s best friend Ikkei are the first members to join in their endeavor. Then there’s also a girl called Nagi Kodachi. Which has more going on around her than she lets slip out.
Kyoutarou’s life is about to get a lot more lively with all these people around him. And who’s this shepherd that send him the text that triggered all of this?
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai English fan-translation
A group called Library Shepherd worked on an English fan-translation for Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai. A final patch was eventually leaked through a Reddit post available here.