Ancient Feudal Japan was ruled by clans of Shoguns - and the rule was absolute! They owned the land and the people on it, but one man they did not own was Shuranosuke Sakaki, the masters swordsman. Bearing the distinctive "Scythes Of Death" crest he walks alone an unafraid, cutting a swathe through those who stand in his way. Shuranosuke is hired by the Tokugawa Shogunate to rescue Princess Mayu from the clutches of a group of bandit ninjas, the Seki Ninja. They will stop at nothing to prevent him from succeeding and call on the undead spirits of Seki Ninjas in Hell to assist them. Shuranosuke's skills are put to the ultimate test as he leaves a trail of blood and severed limbs behind him in a desperate attempt to save the Princess.