Graphic Novel Spotlight | Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 15 by Kiiro Yumi & Hiro Arikawa **FINAL VOLUME**
by Kiiro Yumi, Hiro Arikawa
Expected Publication: April 5th, 2016
Pre-Order Purchase: Amazon
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!
The war between the Library Forces and the government's censorship committee heats up! Iku Kasahara, once a lowly Library Forces recruit, is now a high-profile militia member, undercover and off the radar as she accompanies a censored author to a foreign embassy. All the while, her mentor and secret love Dojo is recovering from a gunshot wound. The last time she saw Dojo, Iku vowed to tell him her true feelings, but now she's not sure she can go through with it. Are Iku and Dojo destined to be together, or will the battle for books tear them apart?
Kiiro Yumi won the 42nd LaLa Manga Grand Prix Fresh Debut award for her manga Billy Bocchan no Yuutsu (Little Billy’s Depression). Her latest series is Toshokan Senso Love&War (Library Wars: Love & War), which ran in LaLa magazine in Japan and is published in English by Viz Media.
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).