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Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 7 (Library Wars: Love & War #7)

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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!

Hikaru's big brother is working for the enemy, and he wants to reunite with Hikaru. Meanwhile, someone is posting ne
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by VIZ Media (first published March 4th 2011)
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Dec 27, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it really liked it
Well this is not as light as the last one but has its moments. Loyalties are tested in this one. I like the determination of the main character and how she has her friends at the library. And of course that Dojo helps her while pushing her to do her best. Good volume.
Oct 16, 2012 Magella rated it it was amazing
The plot suddenly gets a lot heavier in this volume with loyalities questioned, and the mechanisms of beauracracy rearing its ugly head. That said, just as always, the comedy hitt's a high note [SPOILER] especially after a conversation between Iku and Dojo is accidently taped! Shojou at it's best!
Kristine Hansen
Sep 18, 2015 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Kasahara on the hot seat - for something she didn't do for a change. She's got some really great people behind her - that's the important thing. Will she make it through the most awful persecution she's ever faced?
Dec 18, 2015 Bobby rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Apr 01, 2017 Shawna rated it really liked it

My god, this story
Ivana Ciglar
Jan 12, 2015 Ivana Ciglar rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone

"You're so busy feeling sorry for yourself you forgot how to treat your friends. Is this who you are? I don't think so! Don't keep stuff bottled up! Let it out like a man! If you need to work it off, well I'm here. Bring it on!" - Kasahara (to Tezuka)

Someone is posting quite nasty book reviews on the Library's website and it is an actual librarian called Kazuki Sunagawa, believe it or not. The reviews have provoked many people, among them Marie and Kasahara because their favourite books were por
Oct 12, 2016 Dani rated it it was amazing
Iku and her superior, Dojo work in the Library Forces, protecting the written word from the government! In this volume a librarian's harsh reviews bring down criticism on the library. And when he makes things worse by holding a modern book burning, Iku is named as an accomplice. Hikaru's brother is also involved...

I love the secondary characters in this series and I love them more now that they are getting more characterization and back history. Hikaru plays a big part in this one and I love how
May 18, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I absolutely LOVE this series :)
Romi (likes books)
The bonus story in this one was rather wonderful. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
Lisa B Buesing
Jul 11, 2017 Lisa B Buesing rated it really liked it
This one moved the story along. The last couple have not.
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Sep 21, 2013 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own

[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

I freaking love this series. My emotions are starting to just bubble over with my feelings for this series, and I’m starting to not even be able to anymore. I just can’t even. I don’t even understand how this series worked up to this level so quickly, but it did, because it’s so good, and I love it.

So there’s some starting drama with Tezuka’s older brother. Tezuka gets all tense, and Iku one-ups him rather nicely, literally smacking some sense into him.
Tammy Smith
Aug 05, 2012 Tammy Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
The series deals with the censorship of printed material and freedom of the press. Book burnings aren't that far back in our cultural history. Should people be allowed to write what they will and is it up to us as individuals to choose to read it or not? That is the heart of the struggle in this series. The only issue I have with this series is that it sometimes does get a bit political in tone because there are warring factions within society, those that are in favor of censorship and those who ...more
A librarian trainee that writes harsh, opinionated book reviews is only the start of the Library Defense Force's troubles. After both Kasahara & Tezuka separately confront trainee Sunagawa, the troublemaker reveals that he is a sympathizer for the pro-censorship cause. This faction growing within the library supports' ranks is led by Tezuka's older brother Satoshi, who believes that giving into the MBC now will end the war & pay off in more autonomy for the library later. But as the Defe ...more
May 04, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it
Like most shojo manga series, this one is essentially a romance. The problem this series ran into is that it quickly becomes apparent that there doesn't seem to be anything but stubbornness keeping the two main characters apart, and a single conversation would resolve the conflict. Basically, the hero rescued the heroine in the past and he remembers her, but she can't remember his name or what he looks like. It's a flimsy premise. But then, the whole series is based on a civil war where physical ...more
Holly Letson
After reading this recently, I have been looking everywhere to find a Read-Online version of Volume 8. You just can't leave me with an ending like this one, and expect me to jump right into Volume 9, and understand it.
Major things happen in this volume. For one, Sunagawa starts a page on the library website, where he--as a librarian--posts snarky and sarcastic negative reviews about every book he reads. This, of course, gets under Kasahara's skin, and the expected outburst at him does promptly
Lady Lioness
May 16, 2012 Lady Lioness rated it really liked it
Intrigue! Plots! No movement on the relationship front! A glaring mistake in the first bonus manga!

I'm a little punchy. In any case, volume 7 delivers what we've come to expect from the Library Wars series. No game changers or real movement forward. Tezuka's character is expanded slightly and there are a couple of moments from Dojo's point of view, but nothing else out of the ordinary. The only thing that made me go O.o was a moment on the fifth page of the first bonus manga. It involves the de
Aug 30, 2012 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series and political intrigues
Recommended to Estara by: auto-buy series
Shelves: manga, read-in-2012
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nicola Mansfield
Apr 02, 2012 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This volume has a bit of a shaky transition from the last volume. It pretty much starts right in with a new mini story arc which is dealt with from beginning to end within this one volume. However this story arc paves the way for a new plotline involving a book burning and someone (or group of someones) out to get not only the Library Forces but Kasahara in particular. I said for the last volume, I wanted to get back to the sci-fi story and am happy that th
This volume was kind of boring in comparison to the others, even though they did finally tell you some things that they had been hinting at forever. There is a mysterious reviewer on the library's website, and the Library Task Force find out it is Sunagawa, Tezuka's roommate. The reader is finally introduced to Tezuka's older brother who works for the Library Association of Japan. He and his younger brother had a falling out once he found out that the elder believed that the library should becom ...more
S. J.
Aug 20, 2013 S. J. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Manga lovers, teenage boys and girls, people interested in manga, fans of the series
Recommended to S. by: Rebecca; Series
Another great volume in what is fast becoming one of favorite manga series of all time. I love the characters, the idea, the various stories - everything about this series.

The lead up to and beginnings of Iku's disciplinary hearing as well as our introduction to Tezuka's brother.

I already knew this was coming and how awesome this story arc is from the anime. It has everything that fans of this series want: Iku getting into trouble, the team helping her, Dojo and Iku sweet/angry/and humorous ti
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!

Hikaru's big brother is working for the enemy, and he wants to reunite with Hikaru. Meanwhile, someone is posting negative reviews on the library's website, and Kasahara intends to find out who. Later, personal issues are set aside when the
Oct 30, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Less comedy, romance or fighting than in previous volume, replaced instead with more suspense and intrigue.

The plot focus is heavily on the ethics of censorship and partisan politics within the library system. It does provide more information about how the two government forces can be fighting each other (the Library vs. the pro-censorship faction), which is helpful. We also get more information about Hikaru's brother (is he a total baddie or can he be redeemed? With this series, it's hard to k
Sarah Maddaford
This particular volume deals more with censorship than with romance, which isn't too bad considering you still get some cute moments along with the intrigue and political maneuvering. Tezuka's older brother is messing with every one, but especially Iku in an attempt to get Tezuka to leave the library and join him. Iku is now suspected of burning books because she helped carry a box of books for the person who actually burned them. Now, Dojo has to trust that she will use his advise and her own w ...more
Nidhi Srivastava
Aug 10, 2016 Nidhi Srivastava rated it really liked it
Another funny and heart warming volume. Teamwork better and better. Tezuka's soft and humourous side - I think this is the first time he has laughed in the entire series? Shibazaki not as evil and scary any more, just very.... competent, as Iku astutely observes. When will Iku astutely observe Dojo though? The tension is maddening. Somebody TELL the poor girl already. Why is nobody telling her? Is everybody assuming she already knows?

Btw, this makes me think of how although the series focuses on
Genevieve Angelique
Apr 26, 2014 Genevieve Angelique rated it really liked it
Author: Arikawa Hiro

Artist: Yumi Kiiro

Genre: YA (Manga)

In a Snapshot: In a age of extreme book censorship, the militant Library Force fights the Media Improvement Committee. Told and illustrated in Japanese graphic format and read backwards.

Why I picked it up and why I couldn’t put it down: This book series was recommended by a fabulous librarian on Twitter @bookgoil. Once I got the hang of reading backwards, it was a super quick and fun read.

Who will like this? Japanese manga and comic fans. Th
Feb 24, 2012 Lissibith rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This manga remains one of my guilty pleasures. If you think too much about the premise, it'll give you a headache, but the characters are fun and interact in engaging ways.

This volume looks at the relationship between one of our central cast and his brother, a relationship which hasn't really been looked at before now, but which has a massive impact on the library and those he works with.

Its a fun, light story even at the most serious of times, and while its definitely not for everyone, if you
Mar 15, 2012 Miss rated it really liked it
Raise your hand if this volume made you want to kiss Tezuka in a platonic fashion. (Or non-platonic; he's a good looking guy, I'd understand) So much affection for him right now, I'm a sucker for family related angst. Stop sucking Satoshi! Look at how you're hurting your baby brother, this is unacceptable.

This volume goes more into library politics; touching on the eternal negative reviews debate and partisan politics and scapegoating. I liked it! Iku's having a hard time because of the second o
Feb 28, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This is my current favorite ongoing manga series. I love the concept, and the way the issues with censorship are presented do not bog down the story. It’s a little more action oriented than many shojo manga, but this suits both the plot and the combination of drama and comedy. I love the characters. The core cast is incredibly engaging, and their dynamics make for both great comedy and great drama. There are currently six volumes released in North America. The seventh volume is due out in early ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Ok, in the next days I'm going to read all the volumes of this series. As usual, one volume a day (keep the doctor away)...

I like this series because of its original setting: a futuristic Japan that has to fight against censorship and people wanting to burn books. As a bookworm, the topic is very interesting.

I like the characters, even if Iku is a bit on the dummy side. The romance is very slow and there are no real progress.

I like the side story concerning Tazuka and his brother. Well, I guess
Aug 28, 2011 Bry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga, 2012
Geeze, I love this series. This wa a great installment too! Iky has been accused of book censorship and burning and is being investigated. This has made her a pariah within the library organization and the stress is totally taking its toll on her. She is such a great character though, that with the help of all of the other great characters I am sure she can pull through it.

If you like manga, books/reading, action, and a little romance you must read this manga!
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