The Museum of Information is closing because it’s founder passed away. In his will, he left a treasure trove of documents, records, and books to the Library. The MBC can’t raid personal libraries, but now that it’s in the hands of the Library, they are free to go after it! Iku has been “benched” and is attending the funeral as the Director’s body guard, all because she has yet to tell her parents she’s a combatant, and this fight will surely be televised. Meanwhile, Tezuka and Instructor Dojo are on the front lines moving C-trains full of information from the Museum to the Library while MBC soldiers close in.
There is a lot of tension between Dojo and Iku in this one, which is where the "love" of "love & war" comes in. Tezuka has seemed to drop his suit on Iku, claiming that he only asked her out in the first place to see what was so special about her that everyone else saw. Dojo insists on protecting Iku in any way possible, and that includes shielding her from any situation where her name or picture might appear in the papers or on newscasts. This volume moved very quickly and didn't have many of the normal side characters in it because of all the focus on the two mains. The detailed illustrations are definitely going to be a plus when we get to the big battles between the MBC and the Library Force.
I'm still waiting to see why this series is rated Teen Plus from VIZ. There is nothing in this volume that warrants a plus rating.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, War
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