Fifth 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 volume, the Shinsegumi are being lured into a trap. But when they manage to infiltrate a spy into the enemy camp, who exactly is the hunter, and who is the hunted?