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Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 4 by [Yumi, Kiiro]
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Iku and Commander Inamine are abducted by Bakushu-kai terrorists, who demand sensitive material from the library's protected collection in return for the hostages! Dojo is worried about Iku, his problem student with limited field experience. But what Iku lacks in training she more than makes up for in gumption, and she is not going to let library material go without a fight!

About the Author

Hiro Arikawa won the 10th Dengeki Novel Prize for her work Shio no Machi: Wish on My Precious in 2003 and debuted with the same novel in 2004. Of her many works, Arikawa is best known for the Library Wars series and her Jieitai Sanbusaku trilogy which consists of Sora no Naka (In the Sky), Umi no Soko (The Bottom of the Sea), and Shio no Machi (City of Salt).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 204781 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media: Shojo Beat; Original edition (Aug. 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDZKCS2
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Hiro Arikawa illustrates a world that is plausible and dystopian in nature. Library Wars is a lovable shoujo (aimed at a female audience) series, because of its characters. The characters are lovable and and hardworking, and even though the relationships in this series may seem straight-forward, they are wonderfully woven together with their interactions (which are never boring)!

A highly recommended series for anyone interested in some beautiful art, and a heartwarming read!
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By Nicola Mansfield HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on April 3 2011
Format: Paperback
Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Ahhhhh. This is my favourite volume in the series so far! The Commander of the library forces is kidnapped by the terrorists who want sensitive library material in exchange for his return. The Commander is in a wheelchair and Iku is right beside him when the kidnapping happens so she jumps in along with them saying she will look after the Commander. An exciting situation, with secret maneuvers and a final battle that leads us only to the middle of the book! Of course Dojo, was worried about Iku when she was in danger but knew she could handle herself since he had trained her so well. And look at the picture on the cover, don't Iku and Dojo look so close? Yes, what we have all been waiting for finally happens in volume 4. A brief interlude with the two of them in each other's arms, so romantic {sigh}! But it's over before you know it and nobody has revealed their feelings and the next thing you know Iku has to start the beginning of a three week visit from her parents who think she is a cleric at the library and would send her right back home if they knew she was an active librarian soldier. I'm loving this manga even though the romances are not my usual fare. It is funny, sweet, has an intriguing futuristic plot and the characters are so lovable.
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HASH(0x9ff416fc) out of 5 stars Iku is kidnapped April 3 2011
By Nicola Mansfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Ahhhhh. This is my favourite volume in the series so far! The Commander of the library forces is kidnapped by the terrorists who want sensitive library material in exchange for his return. The Commander is in a wheelchair and Iku is right beside him when the kidnapping happens so she jumps in along with them saying she will look after the Commander. An exciting situation, with secret maneuvers and a final battle that leads us only to the middle of the book! Of course Dojo, was worried about Iku when she was in danger but knew she could handle herself since he had trained her so well. And look at the picture on the cover, don't Iku and Dojo look so close? Yes, what we have all been waiting for finally happens in volume 4. A brief interlude with the two of them in each other's arms, so romantic {sigh}! But it's over before you know it and nobody has revealed their feelings and the next thing you know Iku has to start the beginning of a three week visit from her parents who think she is a cleric at the library and would send her right back home if they knew she was an active librarian soldier. I'm loving this manga even though the romances are not my usual fare. It is funny, sweet, has an intriguing futuristic plot and the characters are so lovable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fc61618) out of 5 stars Very good Sept. 13 2014
By Jude - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
~3.5-4/5

[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]

(Contains spoilers.)

I kind of love this series. I was really not expecting this series to be so good, but it is. The humor is perfect for me, the relationships and characters are great. It’s just such a pleasant surprise. I don’t know how long it’ll take me to catch up, but I’m definitely working on it.

This volume continues where the last one ended, with Iku and the Commander being kidnapped. I’m not going to spoil what happens, but it was handled really well. I really liked how Iku reacted, and knew what she was supposed to do. It was nice seeing the Commander handling things, too. I like him. Then there’re a couple sweet moments with Dojo, and the team has a celebration for Iku that’s sweet and funny.

Oh, Dojo’s thoughts on the whole thing was nice, as well. And it was revealed that he knows that Iku’s “Prince” is him. We get a flashback of both meetings (the original rescue, and again for her test to enter the school) from Dojo’s POV, and they’re sweet and rather humorous, including some teasing from Komaki and Genda (I love them, and their relationship with each other).

After that, Iku’s parents arrive. Iku’s worried, and nervous, and her friends are helping her hide what her actual job is from them. There are some sweet moments between Iku and her parents, and one between Dojo and Iku’s father; it was really interesting to meet them, and it seems like they genuinely love their daughter, so I’m interested to find out how they react when they find out the truth. There are a couple of close calls, and some very funny moments, but nothing big happens.

Also, Komaki ends up avoiding them at all costs, as it turns out that he won’t lie. He might be cryptic sometimes, and he teases all the time, but he won’t lie and he doesn’t want to give away Iku’s secret. We get a small chapter from his point of view, of his troubles trying not to run into them, that’s rather entertaining. And I swear, I just end up liking him more the more I see of him. It’s getting ridiculous at this point.

At the end of the volume, there’s a bonus chapter where Iku finds a lost puppy, which ends with a really cute moment between Iku and Dojo (and Dojo and the dog). Then another one where Iku and Dojo convince themselves out of the meaning behind one of their hugs, which Komaki just finds hilarious.

I love this series. It’s just getting to that point, I think. I have the next volume, and I’m going to be reading it right now.
HASH(0x9f03603c) out of 5 stars The love of books and the availability of books ought to make it fun for bibliophiles and those concerned about censorship Oct. 19 2012
By GraphicNovelReporter.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Iku has always loved books, and now she has to fight for the right to read them. The government has put in strict new censorship rules, wanting to be rid of "offensive" books. In response, libraries set up their own armies, and the government and the libraries fight over the right for knowledge. Iku joins the Library Defense Force, which is something she's wanted to do for a few years because she was so impressed when a soldier from the force protected her and a book she had. She refers to him as her prince...and, in shojo manga form, do you suppose her prince might be very nearby, and possibly someone she knows couldn't be him? Hmm.

Iku knows that Instructor Dojo isn't her prince...she can't stand him. Well, sometimes. At other times, she seems to be falling for him. And even though he acts as if she's a difficult recruit, the truth is that he admires her for her bravery and tenacity. Part of Library Wars concentrates on this romantic element, while other parts focus on its strong anti-censorship message. It shows how far people will go to censor works they don't like...and how hard people will fight back in order to stay informed and be able to speak their minds.

There is a fantasy element to Library Wars, though there can be no doubt that there are countries with very strict censorship rules where people can't read whatever they want. Library Wars celebrates a person's right to learning, art and individuality. Things get so dangerous that people protecting the libraries can be killed, and at one point Iku is captured and used as a hostage. When a boy is found out to be a murderer and "offensive" books are discovered in his room, this gets the government all the more gung-ho about its idea that reading certain books can only lead to trouble.

Library Wars started out as a light novel series by Hiro Arikawa, who is credited as the creator. The manga, however, has been adapted and drawn by Kiiro Yumi. The whole Library Wars franchise -- from the books to the manga to the anime -- has been very successful in Japan. Its love of books and the availability of books ought to make it fun for bibliophiles and those concerned about censorship. Each volume also has an additional short story or two involving the main characters.

Reviewed by Danica Davidson
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HASH(0x9f0363fc) out of 5 stars Amazing Manga Sept. 3 2013
By Firecat2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Library Wars: Love and War is a touching story of a girl and her desire to protect what she loves. It has action, romance, and drama and over all is very well done. I would highly recommend this to anyone. (just read them in order)
HASH(0x9ef5abdc) out of 5 stars A terrific volume--one of my favorites! Oct. 10 2014
By Beth M. Honeycutt - Published on Amazon.com
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This volume deals with Kasahara's kidnapping and rescue, a storyline I loved, especially since it allowed us to see the events of that fateful day that started it all back in high school from Dojo's point of view and then see Kasahara's interview for the Defense Force. We actually get to see inside his head for two chapters and realize how much he cares about Kasahara and why he's done some of the things he has, why he's been so hard on her. I especially like the bonus strip at the end of the first chapter from his POV. And the reunion scene is wonderful--lots of nice romantic pictures of them. I also adored the post-rescue party they threw for Kasahara and Dojo saving her from the Yakuza guys who were trying to harass her when she was passed out.

The rest of the book deals with the visit from Kasahara's parents (who still don't know she's in a combat role) and her relationship with them. We do get to see part of a chapter from Komaki's viewpoint, which is interesting. He's probably my third favorite character. We also get a snippet from Kasahara's childhood, which explains some things. And seeing Dojo cuddling that puppy in the bonus story is worth the cover price all on its own--so adorable!

All in all, probably my favorite volume so far.