NO. This volume annoyed me beyond belief. What the hell happened to Azusa's character? He's going to humiliate Hatsumi because her dad had an affair with his mother, which led to her demise? He was so sweet and nice... yes, I know that makes it all the more shocking, since he was so sugary, but he it just feels like: "BOOM - I hate you now."It's deliberate pandering to the Hatsumi x Ryoki crowd. But the ending did pique my interest...Someone stop me reading these. They're just too addictive.