Copyright: © 1993 AIC / Pioneer LDC, Inc.
Director: Anno Takashi Screenplay: Aikawa Noboru Character Design: Ochi Hiroyuki Art Director: Waki Takeshi
The Year is 1458. A child is born in the village of Otsuka, in Mushi Province. His name is Shino Inzuka. After coming of age, he is entrusted with a legendary sword, the Murasame, by his father Bansaku. Shino's father, however, commits hara-kiri after losing face when his brother-in-law, Hikiroku Otsuka, tries to trick him into giving up the sword. Then Shino, devastated by his father's death, somehow comes into possesion of a small bead. On this symbolizing filial devotion, mysteriously appears.
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