Japan 1633. Hideki travels to Kyushu where he learns that something is killing Kirishitans (Christians) on Mt. Taro and Buddhist Temples are being turned into slaughter houses. Before Hideki and his friends are through, they are attacked by a tengu, tangle with a yellow-eyed demon, fight with pirates, defend a village of Ryukyuan sailors and hire out to protect the female owner of a brothel.
Japan, 1632. Hideki is one of the young descendants from the line of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The sword is his life and Bushido is his mantra. As he journeys to Edo with his brother, Hideki grows from a day dreaming teenager to a responsible man, dealing with his first crush on a woman, assassins out to extinguish his life, and deceptive and corrupt police and government officials along the way.