Kabuki style story (with an American/English Style Farce): a dishonored samurai comes to the aid of a lord and his daughter to vanquish the evil bird demon Etsushi. More
Reminiscent of the Kabuki plays of Old Japan, an old man has come to tell us of the story of the Might Samurai Tatsuya, his loyal sidekick Tadao, and the evil bird demon Etsushi they managed to vanquish in the name of all that is good. However, it is not like the old tales at all. The old man is cantankerous, Tatsuya is foolish and manic depressive, the monk is a drunken womanizer, the bird demon can't stop rhyming for the life of him, and all the other characters are either insane, moody, or just plain silly. Tatsuya's mission is to regain his honor for losing a battle against the demon, and in his quest he comes along an ex-monk who left the temple because he couldn't get over his need for sex. Together they come across an old Lord and his daughters who are terrorized by evil creatures in the hills. Tatsuya, having fallen in love with the daughter, swears that he will slaughter the evil spirits. Little does he know, the leader of the evil spirits is the very same Etsushi who vanquished him long ago. Will he regain his honor and once again be a samurai, or will he fail and surrender his life?