It’s the Bakumatsu, the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and wandering mercenary Yojiro Akizuki travels the length and breadth of Japan. In the course of his quest, he crosses paths with a traveling theater group whose members have their own dark agenda. Is it a chance meeting or the result of some, as yet, undiscovered conspiracy?
An ominous star lurking in the sky while two horsemen deliver an urgent message to the emperor. Later, Youjiro saves two kabuki students from sudden death.
The assassin-bodyguard Hario follows Youjiro. Later, Youjiro agrees to travel with the kabuki troupe to offer his protection.
Parkes arranges a bodyguard for Katsu. Meanwhile, Youjiro and the theatre troupe have finally caught up with their target. But even out-numbered and surrounded he puts up a good fight.
Yuyama becomes an increasing threat to Nakaiya Juubei; Saigo Magozou is sent to assassinate him. Youjiro's history is revealed.
Nakaiya Juubei recruits three dangerous men who quickly become possessed by demons. This causes them to lose their minds, and Youjiro must save them.
We learn ofthe bloody history of Yokohama and of the even bloodier history of Youjiro's sword. Meanwhile, the troupe is creating a clever plan.
Soutetsu leaves the troupe and seeks out a strange object capable of summoning a demon before he meets with Nakaiya Juubei. Meanwhile, the rest of the Troupe think back to when they first met.
Nakaiya Juubei finally shows himself and tries to manipulate Katsu with the Conqueror's Head. Meanwhile, Youjiro must fight Kanna to try and reach the Head before it is too late.
Youjiro meets an old friend from his childhood, and he thinks back on his life--in particular the time he spent with Sakamoto. Meanwhile, a huge army is headed towards Yokohama.
Juubei's death threatens to split the troupe apart.
The troupe travels to Edo based on the information in Soutetsu's script.
The troupe is attacked by a group of strange ghosts, and it is up to Youjiro to save them.
Soutetsu lets Juubei escape with the Conqueror's Head. Youjiro and Kakunojou chase after him, but their attempt is thwarted by the English forces. Later, a very dark and dangerous enemy is born.
Kanna has been promoted to the head of the elite English forces, and is planning an assault on Enomoto.
Akizuki and Kakunojou are traveling together across Japan to find Kakunojou's new sword when they receive an interesting message.
Now that Kakunojou has foun dher sword, she travels north with Akizuki to reach Enomoto and the Head of the Conqueror.
Kakunojou and Akizuki have a difference of opinion on how to proceed against Enomoto.
The English knights launch a second attack, but it ends in disaster.
Kakunojou is in a state of shock regarding her actions onboard the ship, but her spirits are lifted when she is reunited with the troupe.
Akizuki is nursed back to health by a young woman and her son.
Akizuki sets off for Ezo where Kakunojou is still waiting at the hospital.
Akizuki finally manages to catch up with Enomoto but, once again, Kakunojou gets in the way.
Under the command of Kanna, the English knights launch a daring raid against Enomoto.
Hijikata finally starts to realize that Soutetsu is up to something.
With Akizuki closing in on Enomoto, he uses the fearsome power of the Head of the Conqueror to defend his castle.
Akizuki strives to defeat Enomoto but he must first take on both Kakunojou and Soutetsu to do it.