I just finished volume 3 of this series, and I have to say I'm liking it more and more. Volume 3 reads less like a recounting of the details of manga creation and how to "make it big", and more like an action manga with complex characters who interact--even though the "tedious" details were really interesting and absorbing to read about, and we got to know quite a bit up till now about the characters. It just means the mangaka are really good at their jobs that this manga defies categorization. The plot flows quickly and there is quite a lot of drama and cliff-hangers, the art is both beautiful and funny by turns, the background details are stunning, and while depicting reality as closely as it can be, it still retails an aura of fantasy and excitement. Thanks to the cliff-hangers at the end of every volume, I really want to see what will happen in Volume 4. Considering that this manga originally appeared in Shonen Jump and were written by the mangaka who created Death Note (for example, Death Note, Vol. 1), I think we haven't seen everything yet, by a long shot. I expect lots more conflict and lots more unexpected plot twists, as well as much more character development. Can't wait!