Saturday, September 13, 2014

Manga Review: Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 11, by Kiiro Yumi and Hiro Arikawa

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 2014
Volumes: 13+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 10. 12.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Fighting censorship at her hometown art museum, Iku Kasahara and her fellow Library Forces team members are involved in a fierce skirmish in which several ranking officers are severely injured. The damage is far reaching, causing a rift in the Library Forces management that makes Iku question her place in the organization. In the midst of this controversy, Iku’s relationship with her direct supervisor, Dojo, grows more intimate when a long-discussed tea-date begins to sound more like a romantic liaison!


This volume was much more serious than the previous ones.
There’s a lot going on, with them fighting censorship, and then having to deal with the repercussions, some of which are very serious. There’s even some crying. I’m not going to go into detail, though, so as not to spoil anything.
And while this volume was very good, I’m honestly looking forward to getting back to the fun stuff.
There’s some intense stuff going on with Iku, particularly romance wise. Honestly, I love that she’s admitted her feelings to herself. The development with her emotions toward Dojo is great. I love seeing her deal with it, get embarrassed over it, try to hide it. Especially in the bonus chapters at the end of the volume.
I’m also enjoying the development between Shibazaki and Tezuka. They are quite cute and hilarious. I also still love Komaki and Marie. Meaning, of course, that I’m just loving all of the characters.
While this volume was very serious, and a lot of important stuff happened, it was still very good. I can’t wait for the next one.

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