5 out of 5
Stunning. The assault on Forge security continues, and that’s enough to fill this volume with awesomeness, given that Sato joins in, creative and creepy as always, but then Sakurai isn’t content to just coast on cool action and expands on demi-human abilities – logically – and adds another slab of character work at the end, through an intense interaction between Kai and Ko.
Every page, every panel, there’s something arresting, or smart, or intriguing. Cripes.