After the Ittô-Ryû lay a clever trap for Kagimura and his men, everybody's on the road and hot on their trail. But Anotsu still has a trick or two up his sleeve.
Arg! Whom do I root for, here? I like so many of these people and feel at least a little sympathy for most of the ones I don't. Stupid bureaucracy and vengeance and indebtedness, pulling everybody into messes. Kagimura's still a "villain"--as most definitely are some of the people previously or presently in his employ (including the vilest of the vile)--but, dude, you can't help but pity him a little after this volume.