This volume of Inuyasha has a lot of action included, but there are also moments that include character development. In this volume, the reader sees a little bit of progression in regards to the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome. I would also say that there’s also a little bit of character development for Sango in this volume as well.
Since I saw this portion of the Inuyasha anime series before reading this volume of the manga, I can safely say that the anime telling of the stories in this volume is quite faithful to its manga source material. Since I already knew what was going to happen in the story before I read this volume, I think it helped to make this manga a little bit of a faster read for me. Also, since there’s also a lot of action panels included in this volume, that also made this volume a quick read.
Compared to this point in her Ranma 1/2 manga series, Takahashi is still able to provide a quality story. Of course, it probably helps that Inuyasha is an over-arching story, while Ranma 1/2 tends to be more “episodic” in nature.
If you’re a fan of the Inuyasha series, I think you’ll enjoy this just as much as previous volumes in the series.