Two damaged warriors wear the scars of a twisted and violent past. Bitter rivals for the secrets of their master's sword and the right to his daughter, these samurai inflict wounds on each other that would destroy lesser men. The final chapter of their saga unfolds within a brutal samurai tournament, a gruesome contest arranged to satisfy the bloodlust of a cruel tyrant overlord. The disfigured legends of the blade must summon the strength for one last battle - a final lesson in the artistry of violence where nothing is more beautiful than the kill. 1. Sword Match at Sunpu Castle 2. The Yodare-Azuki Ceremony 3. Kamaitachi 4. Children s Song 5. Secret Swordplay Technique Instruction 6. Birth Cry 7. Fangs 8. Chorus of Cicadas 9. Tiger Cubs 10. Kengyou s House of Punishment 11. Moonlight 12. Mumyo Sakanagare
In 17th-century Japan, a blind samurai and a one-armed master are about to face off in the first match of a traditional-weapons tournament organized by feudal lords. As the two warriors prepare for battle, they recount the events that brought them to this juncture. The set includes all 12 episodes of this historical chanbara (sword-fighting) anime.