Mao manga volume 11 features story and art by Rumiko Takahashi.
A cursed sword is claimed and reforged for Nanoka, but the blade is stolen before she can wield it. Who does the original weapon belong to, and why do they want it back so badly? Battles ensue, and this time it’s Mao’s turn to sacrifice himself to save Nanoka… Meanwhile, Soma gets a new motivation to do Hakubi’s bidding. And then Nanoka is taken hostage!