To ensure that Shin's tragic fate doesn't repeat itself, Mitsuomi and Maya put aside their differences and go in hot pursuit of Aya, who's stolen the mystical sword Reiki. Later, they make a pact to resolve those differences - through a fight to the finish at the upcoming Imperial Martial Arts Tournament.
In order to get Soichiro ready for the competition, Maya sends him to train with two very special coaches, who promise to unlock the unfulfilled potential of his Magabarai blood - or kill him in the attempt!
Story and art by Oh! great.