When I first started reading Omamori Himari, I really liked it and Matra's artwork. As time progressed, I found myself impressed with his writing and characterization. This volume shows how his skills have really matured. There are the obligatory panty shots and sexual innuendos, but Matra does reveal more about the characters and expands our knowledge of the overall setting of the story. It begins with Yuuto dreaming about Himari in a much more explicit sexual way than in the past. Himari is frustrated that he stops when he wakes up. The action then moves to Rinko her anxiety over what to do about Tama (the Nine-Tailed Fox) and her control of Class President, Yuu Shimamura (whose name we learn for the first time here). We also see Yuuto's visit to the Top Ranked Tsuchimikado demon slaying family's compound and his acceptance as an equal among the other families. On the other hand, the other families want to separate Yuuto from Himari and attempt to draw out her demon side. Finally, we see the gang decide to confront Tama and Shuten-dōji, where Liz overcomes her shyness and finally kisses Yuuto. The volume ends with Tama coming to Yuuto's house and destroying it while fighting Himari and Shizuku. Another volume with lots of action and more character development. If you liked the previous volumes, you won't be disappointed with this one.