Saturday, December 12, 2015

Manga Review: Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 14, by Kiiro Yumi and Hiro Arikawa

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: October 2015
Volumes: 15.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

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 Library Forces have decided that a censored author, Toma, must defect. But as he and the LF attempt to leave the courthouse, the roads are blocked by Media Betterment Committee troops!

Library Forces member Iku Kasahara and her sergeant (and secret crush) Dojo make off in another direction with Toma. But when Dojo is injured in the escape attempt, Iku is charged with protecting both the endangered author and the man she loves!


My god, do I love this series.
Most of this volume focuses on the continuing of the library forces protecting the author. When the judgment is decided, they have to hurry with their plan to get him out of the country. This plan is impeded a couple of times, including injuring Dojo. But Iku is doing her best to follow through with the author’s wishes and get him out.
The biggest moment in the volume is when Dojo is hurt and Iku has to carry him along, then when they have to separate. I won’t spoil the hugest moment in the volume, what Iku does, because it’s a surprise and it’s heartbreaking that she has to leave him right after. And it’s so sweet and aww… I’ve been waiting for this moment, and now I have to wait for the next volume to see what happens after. Ugh!
There’s more behind the scenes stuff, as the rest of the task force deals with the fallout of what they’re doing with the author. Shibazaki works to find out who leaked their plans, and then they all have to worry about what Iku and Dojo are doing, until they find out he’s been injured. It shows how close Dojo and Komaki really are, too, when we see how worried he is about him.
Ah, I just want the next one! I can’t wait for it.

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