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At the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga decides to hold a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords, but this time real swords will be used. The one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and the blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this tournament, even though both of them are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan--known as Japan's greatest swordsman. Both are determined to prove himself the Iwamoto school's proper successor; however, there can only be one champion. So begins the story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.