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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 is about to face her most difficult challenge--her parents are coming to visit the library where she works! When 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 is about to face her most difficult challenge--her parents are coming to visit the library where she works! When she joined the Library Forces, she told her parents that she was just going to be a librarian Now they might discover that she's on the ultra-dangerous Task Force. Can her parents ever accept that she's a library warrior?


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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 is about to face her most difficult challenge--her parents are coming to visit the library where she works! When 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 is about to face her most difficult challenge--her parents are coming to visit the library where she works! When she joined the Library Forces, she told her parents that she was just going to be a librarian Now they might discover that she's on the ultra-dangerous Task Force. Can her parents ever accept that she's a library warrior?

30 review for Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5

  1. 4 out of 5

    Merb

    Summary This volume continued and concluded the story from volume 4 and focused most pages on another story that concluded in this volume. Plot/story I loved this volume. The major story was great. It focused on two characters who are not the protagonist and main side character. One of the characters was introduced this volume, Marie, and she was refreshing and interesting. I really liked her sweet and gentle nature, which is so lovely to see in a manga filled with many rash and aggressive characte Summary This volume continued and concluded the story from volume 4 and focused most pages on another story that concluded in this volume. Plot/story I loved this volume. The major story was great. It focused on two characters who are not the protagonist and main side character. One of the characters was introduced this volume, Marie, and she was refreshing and interesting. I really liked her sweet and gentle nature, which is so lovely to see in a manga filled with many rash and aggressive characters. I really hope she isn't placed into the background from now on, I'd really like to continue seeing her play a role in this series. The story itself was a bit dark which I also thought was refreshing. It was a nice break from the previous plot lines that were getting a bit repetitive and predictable. The love story in this volume was really sweet and heartwarming. I also thought it was paced well by providing us with backstory so I felt really aware of what was going on. Art style As always I loved the art in this volume. Just gorgeous and executed perfectly. The time and effort does not go unnoticed. Characters There was more variety for characters in this volume and I loved it. I'd been wanting this and I am so happy it happened. I liked seeing a new side of Komaki I hadn't seen. He had previously been a very two dimensional character who was only ever in the background. This volume was really about him and I loved it! Summary This was one of my favourite volumes so far. I just loved having focus on characters other than Kasahara and Dojo. I am very happy with this series!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jerry

    Another fun volume in this series. I wish my local library had more of these books; this was the last one on the shelf.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Maddaford

    I don't remember Marie from the anime, which is kind of unfortunate because her character brings out something really nice in Komaki's character. It also allows Iku to show some backbone without actually disobeying orders or breaking rules. I wouldn't have waited as long as she did though, unless she needed to wait until they figured out where they were holding him. The best part of this volume was the second bonus chapter where Iku ends up dressed in a pretty dress with a wig. Dojo's reaction to I don't remember Marie from the anime, which is kind of unfortunate because her character brings out something really nice in Komaki's character. It also allows Iku to show some backbone without actually disobeying orders or breaking rules. I wouldn't have waited as long as she did though, unless she needed to wait until they figured out where they were holding him. The best part of this volume was the second bonus chapter where Iku ends up dressed in a pretty dress with a wig. Dojo's reaction to all the guys hitting on her is excellent. There is a bit of violence in this one including torture (that doesn't include physical beating, but is still pretty intense on the victim). There is mention of menstrual cycles (for the purpose of getting out of work...) and some scenes that are almost kisses. I was slightly discomfited by the relationship between Komaki and Marie because Marie is only 17 and Komaki is at least 10 years older. Him starting to see her as a woman after having grown up seeing her as a little sister is just a tad weird to me, but that could just be my issue and not something that would bother anyone else. As for language, there are some curse words and there was some name calling including the word floozy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    beth {hiatus} F.

    4.5 - Such a fun addition! The plot really thickens in a different way than I expected. I really enjoyed this one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Another good volume in the series so far. This is slowly becoming my new favorite series. I liked the anime and heard there's a movie. But as for the manga, yeah, pretty good so far. Good volume. Like that we got to know the side characters a bit more. Another good volume in the series so far. This is slowly becoming my new favorite series. I liked the anime and heard there's a movie. But as for the manga, yeah, pretty good so far. Good volume. Like that we got to know the side characters a bit more.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie - Books Less Travelled

    This one was a fun, yet heartbreaking addition to the series. I hated seeing Komaki go through his ordeal, but I loved the story overall, and really enjoyed a love story other than Kasahara's! I really loved the art in this one, and it was fun seeing Kasa get dolled up! This series keeps getting better, and I'm looking forward to reading more. I'm loving the mix of relaxed and playful with the serious and danger air that keeps coming up. I also loved how the parent arc was handled and the ending This one was a fun, yet heartbreaking addition to the series. I hated seeing Komaki go through his ordeal, but I loved the story overall, and really enjoyed a love story other than Kasahara's! I really loved the art in this one, and it was fun seeing Kasa get dolled up! This series keeps getting better, and I'm looking forward to reading more. I'm loving the mix of relaxed and playful with the serious and danger air that keeps coming up. I also loved how the parent arc was handled and the ending was much better than I had expected!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Read more graphic novel reviews at www.graphiclibrary.org. We begin with the conclusion of Iku's parents visiting, in which Iku finds an advocate in an unlikely place. Next, we are introduced to Marie, a young woman who has a condition that is destroying her hearing. She is friends and neighbors with Instructor Komaki, and he always finds the right book to recommend to her. In her latest visit, Komaki recommends a book with a heroine suffering from the same condition. Bystanders at Marie's school Read more graphic novel reviews at www.graphiclibrary.org. We begin with the conclusion of Iku's parents visiting, in which Iku finds an advocate in an unlikely place. Next, we are introduced to Marie, a young woman who has a condition that is destroying her hearing. She is friends and neighbors with Instructor Komaki, and he always finds the right book to recommend to her. In her latest visit, Komaki recommends a book with a heroine suffering from the same condition. Bystanders at Marie's school report Komaki because they think he is cruel for giving her a book that focuses on her deafness, and officials forcibly remove Komaki for questioning and investigating into the alleged "abuse" of a disabled person. Of course, Iku can't wait for the rest of the squad to come up with the plan to save Komaki, so she puts things in motion for herself. In the Bonus manga of this volume, there is a story of a Publisher Party where the Library forces are providing security. Iku ruins her clothes, so she has to borrow a dress and get all dolled up, and she doesn't understand why all the men are hitting on her! Iku is definitely a hot head, but after seeing her interaction with her parents, I think we can understand why she is defensive and is quick to act. I like the storyline with Marie, but I think some readers will be a little concerned for the age gap - she's in high school, and he's post college. In Japan, 16 is the age of consent in most prefectures, and it isn't that unusual to see large age gaps in relationships. In the U.S., this would be ghastly, so readers just need to keep in mind the difference in cultures between the U.S. and Japan. Overall, I might be biased towards this series coming from a library background, but I think this series has a decent blend of action and romance to keep many readers happy. ​ Sara's Rating: 9/10 Suitability Level: Grades 9-12

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)

    In this volume we get to see some of the side characters shine a bit. It was great to actually focus on the romance for once. I loved seeing how much Marie loves Komaki and how she was willing to help him. I love how Komaki wasn't going to confess to anything at all. It shows he's a lot stronger than I thought. Overall, wonderful as always and I can't wait to keep going! In this volume we get to see some of the side characters shine a bit. It was great to actually focus on the romance for once. I loved seeing how much Marie loves Komaki and how she was willing to help him. I love how Komaki wasn't going to confess to anything at all. It shows he's a lot stronger than I thought. Overall, wonderful as always and I can't wait to keep going!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ashley (Tiny Navajo Reads)

    Super adorable This is such a cute series! I love Iku and Dojo and their dynamic and how much they want to protect the library.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Yodamom

    What happens when the parents come to town ? How does she hide the fact that she's in defense ? Well she gets the whole gang to support her and cover her tracks. it's funny, a bit sad and very sweet at the same time. Another fun edition to the series What happens when the parents come to town ? How does she hide the fact that she's in defense ? Well she gets the whole gang to support her and cover her tracks. it's funny, a bit sad and very sweet at the same time. Another fun edition to the series

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kendra

    One extra star for (albeit a pretty awkward) attempt to include a deaf character. Three stars of enjoyment. Hahhh and also cross off the "Character gets dolled up and dudes all realize SHE WAS SECRETLY PRETTY ALL ALONG!" bingo box of manga! One extra star for (albeit a pretty awkward) attempt to include a deaf character. Three stars of enjoyment. Hahhh and also cross off the "Character gets dolled up and dudes all realize SHE WAS SECRETLY PRETTY ALL ALONG!" bingo box of manga!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Katt Hansen

    Series continues to be solid with a nice romance in this issue - not between who you would expect. :) The bonus stories are a lot of fun. Smile Tezuka!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lavonia Reid

    The second bonus manga made this Volume so cute!

  14. 5 out of 5

    DonutKnow

    Finally some interested reaction from Dojo! I love the bonus manga at the end :D

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Schnoebelen

    Even though these volumes always put a smile on my face and I love Iku Kasahara, these volumes have never gotten to a 4 star for me. I really enjoy the story line and all the bonus content but I think it's because they aren't as memorable as I would like them to me. The story line with Marie Nakazawa was great though because it provided an excellent source of disability rep without over doing it and it showed her a strong female character who deals with all the same stuggles of growing up as any Even though these volumes always put a smile on my face and I love Iku Kasahara, these volumes have never gotten to a 4 star for me. I really enjoy the story line and all the bonus content but I think it's because they aren't as memorable as I would like them to me. The story line with Marie Nakazawa was great though because it provided an excellent source of disability rep without over doing it and it showed her a strong female character who deals with all the same stuggles of growing up as anyone else; only difference is that she loses her hearing. The bonus manga at the end of the volume was probably my favorite part with Iku having to dress up after getting soaked in her uniform. The blindness to guys hitting on her was great but the confidence she had while doing her job in the outfit was even better.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Laura Grace

    All I can say is...KOMAKI!!! He has been my absolute favorite side character (excluding probably Dojo, who doesn’t count) and was SO happy to read more about him! Super super happy reader and hope that will not be the last time we get a story of him like this. :) Also, bonus manga was on par. (No surprise though. Seriously. They are so good and this one with Dojo was absolutely priceless.) The only thing is I can’t stand the way Dojo treats Iku sometimes. Not going to say specifically how, but ugh! All I can say is...KOMAKI!!! He has been my absolute favorite side character (excluding probably Dojo, who doesn’t count) and was SO happy to read more about him! Super super happy reader and hope that will not be the last time we get a story of him like this. :) Also, bonus manga was on par. (No surprise though. Seriously. They are so good and this one with Dojo was absolutely priceless.) The only thing is I can’t stand the way Dojo treats Iku sometimes. Not going to say specifically how, but ugh! Dojo you can find a better way to get through to her. -_-

  17. 4 out of 5

    David Basora

    I knew Komaki would have more going on soon! I have to say, my favorite aspect of this series is the interjection of pertinent library topics, such as service for disabled patrons. Given the systems in place in this story, the angle of attack the MBC took makes perfect sense. The correlation between Komaki's romantic predicament and Dojo's conflict is a pretty clever way of bringing Dojo's attention to it in the plot. It seems we might be closer to having them bring them together after all... I knew Komaki would have more going on soon! I have to say, my favorite aspect of this series is the interjection of pertinent library topics, such as service for disabled patrons. Given the systems in place in this story, the angle of attack the MBC took makes perfect sense. The correlation between Komaki's romantic predicament and Dojo's conflict is a pretty clever way of bringing Dojo's attention to it in the plot. It seems we might be closer to having them bring them together after all...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

    The parents are on their way home so it's time to get back to work and crank up the romance. First, we meet Komaki's lovely childhood friend Marie. They're so cute together! But it ends up backfiring because of her condition and his job. Then we get two fabulously fluffy bonus stories. Let the squeals of the feels begin. This series has 15 volumes. The parents are on their way home so it's time to get back to work and crank up the romance. First, we meet Komaki's lovely childhood friend Marie. They're so cute together! But it ends up backfiring because of her condition and his job. Then we get two fabulously fluffy bonus stories. Let the squeals of the feels begin. This series has 15 volumes.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lynsy

    This one focused a lot on representation in literature, as well as women ignoring the wishes of noble idiots and rescuing them anyway. It also continues the story line from the previous volume, concerning Iku's parents and her fear of their disapproval. The romance between Iku and Dojo continues to heat up, and I'm obviously all over that. This one focused a lot on representation in literature, as well as women ignoring the wishes of noble idiots and rescuing them anyway. It also continues the story line from the previous volume, concerning Iku's parents and her fear of their disapproval. The romance between Iku and Dojo continues to heat up, and I'm obviously all over that.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Neyly

    4.5 stars I almost dropped Vol. 5 a star because (view spoiler)[Dojo slapped Iku - second time. I understand he needed to shut her up immediately but it still makes me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] . However, this one contains not only the visit from Iku's parents but the side story of Komaki and Marie. So, five stars it is. Reminder: manga. 4.5 stars I almost dropped Vol. 5 a star because (view spoiler)[Dojo slapped Iku - second time. I understand he needed to shut her up immediately but it still makes me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] . However, this one contains not only the visit from Iku's parents but the side story of Komaki and Marie. So, five stars it is. Reminder: manga.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    OH NO PARENTS. Also yikes, the whole plot with Marie is both a yikes on the age-gap romance front and a yikes on the treatment of deaf/hoh folks. I mean, everyone is happy for how it ended, so yay for that, but over here and not used to those particular tropes, yikes.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nadina

    Okay. Short version of my review: It was easy to pick up this volume after a break between volume 4 and this volume. It was great to see more character development and seeing how Inspector Dojo reacted to Iku's dress (and the reaction she got from wearing it) in the bonus manga. Okay. Short version of my review: It was easy to pick up this volume after a break between volume 4 and this volume. It was great to see more character development and seeing how Inspector Dojo reacted to Iku's dress (and the reaction she got from wearing it) in the bonus manga.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Setasha Hall

    There's good plot, but it felt misplaced. I do like the deaf character, but I'm not sure if they're going to be keeping her in the story. Also, there were only three chapters in this one and then it was all bonus manga... That made me rate it down because I think that's completely silly. There's good plot, but it felt misplaced. I do like the deaf character, but I'm not sure if they're going to be keeping her in the story. Also, there were only three chapters in this one and then it was all bonus manga... That made me rate it down because I think that's completely silly.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Roo

    I don't like this one as much as the others. The relationship between Komaki and Marie is super creepy and I hate that it's shown as romantic. Also the plot line with him kidnapped and tortured was where I finally drew the line with the realism of this series. But the bonus story was cute! I don't like this one as much as the others. The relationship between Komaki and Marie is super creepy and I hate that it's shown as romantic. Also the plot line with him kidnapped and tortured was where I finally drew the line with the realism of this series. But the bonus story was cute!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kai Hunter

    Yep, this one is definitely my favorite so far! It's the first appearance of Komaki's love interest and in a bonus short Dojo gets jealous. It was perfect (But no cats)! Yep, this one is definitely my favorite so far! It's the first appearance of Komaki's love interest and in a bonus short Dojo gets jealous. It was perfect (But no cats)!

  26. 5 out of 5

    C

    5/5 One of my favourite mangas! Love the plot love the characters!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    These are what I read when I am waiting for code to run or tea to brew in the Burney Centre, now

  28. 4 out of 5

    Milaryn

    I SHIP THEM SO HARD DOJO IS SUCH A TSUNDERE

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shanna

    A very cute shojo manga, as always. I am excited to be nearing the halfway point in the series. 😃

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ailurophile

    KOMAKIIII!!!! Come to think of it, I started really enjoying this series because of Komaki!

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