Toshokan Sensou
Library Wars
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Toshokan Sensou

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English: Library Wars
Synonyms: Library Wars, Toshokan Kakumei, Toshokan Kiki, Toshokan Nairan, Library Revolution, Library Rebellion, Library Crisis
Japanese: 図書館戦争


Volumes: 4
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Feb , 2006 to Nov , 2007
Genres: RomanceRomance, MilitaryMilitary
Authors: Arikawa, Hiro (Story), Adabana, Sukumo (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.881 (scored by 338338 users)
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Ranked: #9422
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Popularity: #7711
Members: 1,624
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In 2019, the freedom of speech and writing is severly suppressed by the "Media Improvement Law" and its executive "Media Improvement Committee". As the sole organization that can resist their censorship, libraries take arms to protect their books.


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Jun 19, 2016
alexismv (All reviews)
I wasn't aware that the Toshokan Sensou light novels existed until quite some time after I was introduced to the 12 episode anime adaptation, and let me tell you, there's great value in reading the original source material. At least, this was my personal experience with reading the light novels. It was a new and intuitive insight into the premise of Toshokan Sensou, its characters, and the main conflict that waged between the Library Defense Force and the Media Betterment Committee that the anime didn't provide in nearly as much depth.

This usually happens with anime adaptations; sometimes it's necessary for time or money constraints, read more
Apr 19, 2008
dtshyk (All reviews)
The overall framework of this novel is a love comedy and it has some military gun action spices and lots of political claims for the freedom of speech and writing.

The balance of the comedy and serious part is maintained well throughout the pages. Especially the straight forward and passionate character of Kasahara Iku makes the serious plot mild and funny.

The background setting where two public organizations keep on fighting with guns in the middle of the city sounds too eccentric, but I feel the plot close to real because the topics of discussions of this novel are taken from the up-to-date controversy. In read more

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