From the back cover:
Kimihiro Watanuki’s after-school job working for the mysterious witch Yuuko Ishikawa has taken a dangerous turn. A recent assignment cost Kimihiro his right eye to a spider with a grudge. Now the missing eye has become the latest must-have item in the spirit world. Even the Zashiki-Warashi, the pretty spirit who has a crush on Kimihiro, has become entangled in the mess… and she’s being held captive by an unknown evil! Can Kimihiro save both the girl and his eye—without getting himself killed by beings more powerful than he can imagine?
Watanuki continues to grow on me. Though he continues to spaz, he displays a lot of quiet bravery in this volume that put him in a new light. I was a little surprised to realize how much I really like him now.
Yuuko seems to be orchestrating things to ensure that Watanuki learns certain lessons, which he duly does. The first time, it’s obvious that that’s what’s happening, but the second time, in the very cute final chapter wherein Watanuki and Doumeki build snow creations, it’s much more subtle. I particularly liked the possible foreshadowing of the very last panel.
I want more!