Heishiro, a noble Samurai, sets out in search of the renegade who stole his clans treasure and killed his best friend. Heishiro should be able to hold his own against the villain Rannosuke, who has only killed hundreds of men and fought entire armies while simultaneously defending himself against dozens of deadly ninja assassins. This is Samurai Fiction. Dont believe everything you see in Chambara movies!
From the Back Cover
Heishiro Inukai is a noble samurai and the son of a loyal retainer. He seeks vengeance against Rannosuke, the renegade villain who stole the clan's prized treasure. To save the clan's honor, Heishiro resolves to take down Rannosuke and departs with his friends pursuing him in a bid for fame. A descendant from a long line of great warriors, he is a remarkable yet untested swordsman. On the other hand Rannosuke, has killed hundreds of men and fought entire armies to a standstill. Heishiro Must open his eyes to the true meaning of dying for the sake of pride. As he prepares for the showdown, Heishiro is faced with a conflict between reaching a peaceful or a bloody resolution. The superior man has a dignified ease without pride. The common man has pride without dignified ease. This is Samurai Fiction.