Third volume of the Japanese anime series based on the classic Akira Kurosawa film 'Seven Samurai' (1954), and set in a war-ravaged future. When a poor village is plagued by heartless bandits who have altered their bodies with machine technology, they decide to hire samurai to protect them. Young priestess Kirara sets out to find the seven men who can save them. In this volume, Kikuchiyo has been captured by bandits, and the samurai face the uncertain prospect of betrayal by the very farmers who hired them. Episodes are: 'The Bandits'; 'The Journey'; 'The Village'; and 'The Truth'.