Ultimo and Vice are Karakuri Doji, the mechanical embodiment of pure good and pure evil, devoid of human emotions that can cloud one's judgment. Their purpose: to battle to the death to prove once and for all whether good or evil is the most powerful force in the universe.
Just when Jealousy and Rune get Yamato in their nasty clutches, his ancient self awakens to save the day. But does the bandit Yamato from nine-hundred years ago have the same priorities and desires as our modern-day hero Yamato? Even if he can keep his mind on the business of stopping the Hundred Machine Funeral, Desir - now with a comely human accomplice - has a plan to sidetrack him yet again!
Story and art by Hiroyuki Takei.