Saturday, March 22, 2014

Manga Review: Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 10, by Kiiro Yumi and Hiro Arikawa

Rating (Out of 5): ~4-4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August, 2013
Volumes: 12+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 9. 11.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves--the Library Forces!

The Media Betterment Committee has censored an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Iku’s hometown! Iku’s top-ranked Library Forces team must train the local troops to defend the freedom of speech using any means necessary...but the librarians there resent her position and aren't shy about making their feelings known. Soon Iku's parents catch wind of her secret life as a member of the Library Forces, with disastrous results!


I’m all caught up now! It went by much too quickly, and now I have to wait with everyone else.
There’s another censoring article that goes up at the beginning of the volume, featuring a famous guy. And this really just made me angry at the MBA even more, because the censoring was just ridiculous. But I’m biased, because of my general thoughts on the topic.
Then the group goes to stay and help a smaller library that’s having a controversial art exhibit. The people running the library are frustrating. And the whole thing is hard on Iku, sadly; but Dojo does good at helping her with it. And they’re just going off into possible battle at the end of the volume.
Then there’s a cherry blossom viewing side story at the end. And it was cute, mainly because of how hard Iku works to view it with Dojo. I love Iku and Dojo and it’s so cute now that Iku has realized her feelings. I really hope something happens between them soon, because really, how long is it going to be pushed off? 
So the next volume is still a while away, sadly. I can’t wait for it to get here.

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