Seventh volume of the Japanese anime series. When young Ichimura's parents are viciously murdered, he seeks out the legendary Shinsegumi swordsmen in the hope that they can train him to seek revenge. Locked into a deadly battle with the Choshu rebels, the Shinsegumi soon reveal themselves as equally violent and bloodstained, and Ichimura struggles between his need for vengeance and his desire for peace. In this final volume, the Shinsengumi clash at last with the Choshu rebels, in an attempt to foil their plan to burn Kyoto. But for Tetsu, away from the fighting, the struggle is within himself as he fights to uphold the vow he made to his parents.