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Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 1 by Kiiro…

Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 1

by Kiiro Yumi, Hiro Arikawa (Creator), Kinami Watabe

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I can't wait to read more of this series! I really like the idea behind the book and the characters are great! ( )
  JillKenna | Dec 10, 2017 |
Love the idea behind the story, librarians fighting to stop government forces from banning books. For me, it wasn't executed well...lots of hyper running back-and-forth, the risks didn't seem high enough, the books weren't in enough danger for me. ( )
  vonze | Sep 19, 2017 |
This manga is from a Japanese light novel series by Hiro Arikawa called Toshokan Sensō.

Set on the year Seika 31, this futuristic manga reminds me of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The main plot is about their national government bans "harmful" books. The local government, however, sets up a Library Task Force to defend books in question. The heroine named Iku Kasahara enlists to Library Task Force to attain her dream of protecting books. She is inspired by a high ranking Library Defense Force man who helped her acquire the book she waited for ten years; she then calls him Prince. Even if she is very hardworking, her mentor Sergeant Atsushi Dojo, is very strict and mean to her.

The personalities of the characters are expressly shown in the illustrations. It is good.
I like the plot. I will expect more of it in the future ;) ( )
  phoibee | Apr 23, 2017 |
Fun, and crazy. Banned books cause the need for heavily armed library patrols. Well done illustrations. I like the love interest thing going on and the struggles. Combat Librarians ! LOL ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
Surprisingly good read, I really enjoyed reading this book. This is a manga series with about 8 books. Book 1 was a great introduction to the series. I was hooked instantly by the artwork and storyline. The focus is on libraries and the freedom of information. One group wants to censor what the citizens can read and write while another group (library defenders) fights to save books and materials and public access. There is action and romance and the main character is an interesting female pushing through the ranks to defend the right to read. I can't wait to start book 2! I wonder if there is an anime series based on these books? ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
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"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! Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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