With cafe Anteiku in the Investigator’s cross-hairs, it’s all out war as Ken and his friends fight for their lives. Added in is some backstory on Investigator Juzo; a kid treated like a toy and a lab rat before being picked up by the Investigator organization.
A good chunk of this volume is the calm before the storm set up to show how much the players have to lose and tug at your heartstrings since a lot of them will likely die. With that kind of set up, I expected a lot more casualties in this installment. But the battle is left on a cliffhanger. Of course it’s no shock Ken is down to protect Anteiku and his friends.
Somehow, I bet Rize will get involved in this before the dust settles. A lot of time has been spent establishing her existence so it would be foolish to have that plot thread dangle with nothing to show for it. What we see here is awesome and what’s next is sure to be great. 4 out of 5.