The Shinsengumi - fearsome and formidable protectors of the Shougunate, with whom Kenshin did battle during the final days of the Meiji Restoration. One man in particular - Saitou Hajime, captain of the third unit - lingers in Kenshin's mind.
Now an officer of the law and known as "Fujita Gorou," Saitou arrives on the steps of the Kamiya Dojo, challenging Kenshin to a duel that will force a reawakening of Kenshin's own past. But the confrontation with Saitou is just the beginning of something much larger, something that will involve the future of the new Japan....
Story and art by Nobuhiro Watsuki.