This is is beautifully illustrated and intricately plotted volume. There's so much depth to the characters, and their feelings and personalities really come out, especially near the end (when it gets VERY sweet and exciting). I love how Fujishima is able to show his characters' every emotion on their expressions and in their poses. THIS is Japanese animation, folks, so much more than those Marvel and DC comics superheroes can do, even with their over-flaunted muscles. Also, check out Ayashi no Ceres by Yu Watase. The illustrations are just as beautiful (but in a different style, of course), and the story is absolutely gripping and touching. Both of these manga have a tendency to get dark at times, but that's when the characters really show their true selves, and who would want a manga that has a happy storyline all the time? That's not how real life goes, and in any case, the characters BECOME more human to the readers because of what they go through and how they react to their problems. This is one of the best in the Oh My Goddess! series so far. THANK you, Kosuke.