Toshokan Sensou: Love & War
Library Wars: Love & War
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Toshokan Sensou: Love & War

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Japanese: 図書館戦争 LOVE&WAR
English: Library Wars: Love & War
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2007 to Feb 10, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Military Military
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Arikawa, Hiro (Story), Yumi, Kiiro (Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 24712,471 users)
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Ranked: #7282
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Popularity: #2693
Members: 7,511
Favorites: 257

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At the end of the Showa era, the Media Betterment Act was enacted, beginning a country-wide hunt for all media that were deemed offensive. Witnessing the senseless censorship, libraries stood up against this law; the Library Defense Force (LDF) became the only entity capable of fighting off the Media Betterment Committee (MBC).

Tomboyish and avid reader Iku Kasahara is the newest member accepted into the Kanto branch of the LDF. Her love of reading has inspired her to join the force in more ways than one: she almost landed in trouble with the MBC five years prior when an unknown LDF agent came to her aid. Iku has since vowed to protect books just like that agent did, and—at just 22 years old—she has now become a promising talent among the new recruits.

Although Iku has achieved her dream of joining the LDF, she clashes with her superior Atsushi Doujou, a straight-laced instructor who seems to be particularly hard on her. For that reason, Iku is surprised to find out Doujou, among others, recommends her to be part of the Library Task Forces (LTF). Now part of an exclusive team, Iku must show her value as a member of LTF while executing her duties diligently.

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Toshokan Sensou: Love & War has been published in English as Library Wars: Love & War by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from June 1, 2010 to April 5, 2016. It has also been released in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing from January 9, 2009 to September 2, 2016; and in French by Glénat Editions from June 2, 2010 to August 24, 2016.

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Oct 3, 2018
i really enjoyed this manga. I read it as it came out in North America so I was able to not binge read and appreciate the plot more.
The story deals with a military force who protect books. For some people this may be ridiculous but to me it was quite realistic (but maybe that's because I enjoy reading a lot). the premise reminded me of Bootleg or Chocolate Underground. I enjoyed how every action in the series had purpose. It wasn't all just that oh we did a thing, it's all good, nothing matters now and it really showed how interconnected the ...
Nov 26, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (48/90 eps)
I have a very low tolerance for annoying characters and over-used clichés. This story has both in spades and I can’t put up with it anymore. I was initially drawn to this series because it was about government censorship and I liked the anime a lot so I figured I would love the manga. Well I don’t. Why? Because despite this being about an adult woman in the military, Iku is your typical shoujo heroine: socially awkward, air headed, clumsy/not good at anything (well except for physical fitness), damsel in distress, and a complete crybaby. She is practically crying every other chapter and is being ...
Dec 29, 2022
Preliminary (33/90 eps)
So basically I found out about this manga through my secret Santa on Animeplanet. At first I really liked the idea with a tall female lead and the short male lead bickering at first in a military setting then later on, we see them warm up obviously. I like my opposite attracts genre stories lemme tell ya.

However I hate the fact that it was just too over the top like I felt both ML and FL’s scenes needed to be more focused than the side characters point of view. I thought having the Tezuka character being the “ third wheeler” was just pointless like ...

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