As I have said in my earlier reviews, this manga is one of my favorite. When I read that this was the second to last volume, I was not surprised, but still felt as if a friend was going off to a great job and I'd never see him again. Tamaki has started a new series, which I have not started to read, which almost always heralds the end of the current series. I very much look forward to the ending of Dance in the Vampire Bund in order to see what happens to Mina and Akira, but am sad at the same time. This volume begins where that last one ended with Mina in the Necropolis below Rozemann's castle with Angie. Again, the action is fast and furious. While the story cannot be classified as a tragedy, yet; we do see the death of some important characters, the rescue of Mina, and the beginning of her counterattack against the fake Mina. Along the way, we see the consequences of the vampires running wild in the streets of Tokyo and the fake Mina's glee at how Japanese society is being torn apart. I found it very interesting how Tamaki included depictions of humans turning on anyone who is a stranger or acting different, even if they were not a vampire. The book also includes characters from two of the side-stories: Akira Garcia Fujisakim (from Dive in the Vampire Bund) and Chimi from a story found in Volume 11. My guess is that both will play a key role in the resolution of the story. I have been following this story for almost two years and now have to suffer through another multiple month period until the last installment is published. The agony.