The vicious battle continues, and a key character meets a grisly end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura's spellbinding masterpiece finds several major story lines finally beginning to dovetail! A longtime character meets a violent end! This series spawned an anime series, a spinoff novel, and an art book.