by Kazue Kato, 203 pages
Rin and his classmates at True Cross Academy's exorcism cram school find more than just their skills tested as they learn the value of friendship and teamwork. Some of the "exams," however, go a little bit overboard and now they may have to worry about trusting their teachers as well as each other.
Mephisto, the school's director, seems to take a personal interest in testing Rin's limits, but to what purpose? He's funny, so I'm inclined to like him, even if he's not entirely deserving of "good guy" status. It's good to see the kiddos learning to be thoughtful of one another and figuring out their own strengths and weaknesses and goals.