Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai are finally fed up with the constant demon attacks. With demons trying to get Sanzo's scripture at every turn, the three come to the conclusion that everything is Sanzo's fault! So, they decide to set off on their own, and get to the West before the chain-smoking priest can. Abandoned, Sanzo continues on his path when a familiar man suddenly appears before him. Zakuro, the master manipulator of illusions, is after Sanzo! However, Hazel shows up to save Sanzo in the nick of time...but are those two plotting something together?