The Great Kyoto Fire behind them, Kenshin and the others consider their next move. The Oniwabanshu may indeed be allies this time, but their leader, Shinomori Aoshi, is not. Is Kenshin truly, as it is claimed, the only one who can bring peace to the former Okashira, or "head" of the Kyoto-based spy group?
Elsewhere, madman Shishio Makoto has made his own plans for Kenshin and the others, plans involving a "man-to-man," death match-style battle to the finish...
Story and art by Nobuhiro Watsuki.