This action packed volume picks up with the kids trying to stop Medusa and her minions before they can free the Kishin and his madness. Medusa faces off with Stein and Spirit, almost completely unbalancing Stein’s fragile sanity. He’s just looking for excuses to dissect someone.
Maka and Soul have to face Crona and the demon sword. Maka has been infected by the black blood madness, sinking in deep as she tries to react Crona’s tormented soul. Black Star, Tsubaki, Kid, Patti and Liz are all after Eruka and Free trying to stop them before they can infect the Kishin with the black blood.
This volume really hits its stride. The art begins to settle down and mature some and the storytelling is solid. This is a manga that takes a bit to get going but by this point the mangaka has found his voice. It’s well worth looking up.