This volume goes back in time to when the villagers were still protesting the damn project that would end up flooding the town. The grandson of the construction minister has been kidnapped and Detective Akasaka is called in from Tokyo to investigate. While in the village, Akasaka becomes friends with Rika Furude; a child who is believed o be the reincarnation of the town’s guardian deity; Oyashiro-sama. The residents believe Rika can tell the future and she strangely wars Akasaka to leave the town before something bad happens to him.
With an actual investigation taking place, this part one of an arc feels like it had more going on than the previous ones. I was anticipating more information on the town’s past concerning the damn project mentioned in previous volumes. Hopefully, the next will give me some insight as to what is going on overall. 4 out of 5.