Library Wars! And other manga in the March previews

This is shopping day at my blog, I suppose, as I take a peek at the March Previews:


Viz has some great stuff coming out this month, like Afterschool Charisma #1, Children of the Sea #3, Butterflies Flowers #3, and 20th Century Boys #9. But by far the most exciting thing that I’m looking forward to is Library Wars: Love and War Volume 1. I have made no secret of my love for this franchise, and I hope that the manga does well so we get to experience other Library Wars goodness. Here’s the synopsis:

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she’s finally a recruit, she’s finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

So Library Wars is a shoujo romance about a group of soldier-librarians who FIGHT CENSORSHIP WITH MACHINE GUNS!!! How could any self-respecting librarian not love that?! If you have a librarian or book-lover in your life, you should buy them a copy. This manga could be drawn by monkeys, I would still want to buy it, read it, and cherish it forever. LIBRARY WARS!!!! It could be yours on June 1st! One week before my birthday!


There are a ton of good ongoing series coming out from Tokyopop this month, even if none of them are related to combat librarians:

Karakuri Odette 3
Deadman Wonderland 2
Alice in the Country of Hearts 3
Silver Diamond 6


Also, a couple 9th volumes from CMX that I want to read, even if they don’t feature a new librarian falling in love with her short drill sergeant.

I’m looking forward to Venus in Love #9 and Apothecarius Argentum #9

Yen Press

I’m on the fence about these since they don’t feature librarians in combat, anyone have any opinions?

Black Butler 2
Kobato (Clamp Series)
My Girlfriend’s a Geek

Del Rey Manga

Night Head Genesis #2 – I will buy this because of You Higuri despite the woeful lack of uniformed librarians with grenades.