Monday, 26 June 2017

Manga Review: Library Wars: Love & War by Kiiro Yumi (2nd Review)

Title: Library Wars: Love & War
Original Title: Toshokan Sensou: Love & War
Author: Kiiro Yumi & Hiro Arikawa
Artist: Kiiro Yumi

Year of Release: 2008
Genres: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shoujo

Status: Completed (Not Fully uploaded)
Chapters (Translated in English & Uploaded): 

Volumes & Chapters: 15 Volumes


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!

My Thoughts

Review covers 39-90 chapters 

See the first review HERE!

Have you been waiting for this one? As I promised to review it back in 2016 as soon as I received the last volume, but I didn't receive it until summer and as you all know, whatever I read and reviewed during summer, saw the light only now. Though if you have been following the blog's Facebook page you would have seen me posting my favourite scenes along the way. Mostly they were all from last 2 volumes and usually kiss scenes with # it finally happened.

But let me get back to the story. If you haven't read it yet, you can check my first review before starting the series, but trust me you should as this story is spectacular in its own way. You'll read a lot about freedom and especially freedom of expression and speech. The story is based on a novel so if you want you can read the novel, though I loved the manga so much I didn't even search for the novel. If you've been following Iku and Dojo on their fight to free the world of censorship you'll love the last volumes, as now that Iku found our that Dojo is her prince she's evaluating her feelings and their love gets a whole new attention. But it is not until Iku Makes the final move that they confirm their feelings and even get married at the end. 

The couple that was the most interesting was Shibazeki and Tezuka. I really loved how he took kisses as collateral, but I'm still mad that they are not together at the end of the story, thought it was implied that they will get together at some point. Enjoy this fantastic roller-coaster of duty, love and freedom and don't forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Don't miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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