I think I may love Kitchen Princess a little more with every passing volume. It's really all about the characters. I love that nobody seems to be totally irredeemable, even Daichi and Sora's father. I do get why he hated Najika so much, and the rest of his actions become a lot clearer in this volume. And he does seem to relent, at least a little, when he sees how much Najika cares for Daichi. I love the turn that their romance is taking (even with that cliffhanger). The best scene for me was Najika visiting Sora's grave and telling him that she likes Daichi now, but she'll still never forget him.