Well the series is nearing the end (volume 20 is the final release). The creators are tying up a lot of the threads and getting the stage set for the final artistic showdown between Muto Ashirogi and Eiji Nizuma. This volume focuses mainly on the process of getting Ashirogi's REVERSI and Nizuma's ZombieGUN into Weekly Shonen Jump - but there are problems! Can Mashiro handle the art for both Perfect Crime Party as well as REVERSI? The editors don't want to end the popular PCP series, but they also don't want Mashiro to overwork himself into the hospital again.
The interactions of the principal characters and editors are quite interesting in this volume. About 2/3 of the volume is Mashiro, Takagi, and their editor Hattori. The remaining focus is mainly on Aoki and Hiramaru. Their story plays out interestingly and amusingly.
Don't expect to see too much of the other members of Team Fukuda, they pop in periodically, but this volume is all about the Muto Ashirogi duo. I actually read the entire volume in one sitting, the first time I have done so with this series. It is an excellent series, and I see the tension and excitement building now that the end is in sight. Can't wait for May 7th for volume 19 and August for volume 20.