Charles's stepdad appears out of the blue and creates a rift in Charles's relationship with Cassie.
In the wake of an epic bloodletting, Tetsu dreams of his father, mourns the loss of a precious friendship, and makes a promise to the girl he loves.
Rival spies battle to a standstill in the dead of night, and young boy struggles to choose between bloodshed and peace. Meanwhile, a heartbroken page is left with nothing but the head of his master.
The bloodshed is great as the Shinsengumi cut down their enemies one by one. Even young Tetus joins the fight after a pep talk from Yamanami.
As the Shinsengumi prepare for all-out war, Yamanami struggles with painful flashbacks to a night of violence, and a traumatized Tetsu locks himself in seclusion.
Souji and his men set out on a quest for vengeance after the murder of their comrade, and Tetsu's next encounter with Suzu could be his last.
Reports of a woman being brutally beaten by a group of samurai send the Shinsengumi flying into action, but will they arrive in time to prevent the death of one of their own?
Concern over Ayumu's prolonged absence continues to grow at Shinsengumi headquarters, but Tetsu's earnest attempt to speak with her brother ends in violence.
Hijikata and Souji pursue a murderous imposter, but their search leads them straight to the gates of death. Their future will surely be short-lived if they cannot escape a twisted realm of illusion!
Tatsu barely survives another chaotic encounter with the mysterious Sakamoto, and a man with a passion for murder poses as Souji!
Souji causes a commotion at headquarters when he steals Hijikata's collection of haikus, and Suzu's master commands him to carry out a chilling mission involving his new friend.
Tetsu arouses concern at Shinsengumi headquarters when he refuses to get out of bed. His friends want to know what's bothering the young page, but Tatsu refuses to shed light on the mystery.
After their paths cross yet again, Tetsu and Suzu realize they have much in common, but the sudden arrival of Suzu's master threatens to end their blossoming friendship.
Tatsu struggles with the responsibility of looking out for his reckless younger brother, and Tetsu is shocked beyond belief by an unexpected encounter with Saya.
Tatsu is visited by an outlaw who claims to have known his father, and Shinsengumi headquarters is infiltrated by a deceptively-adorable spy.
During a tense reflection on past battles, Hijikata and Yamanami nearly come to blows. Later, in the dead of night, they draw their swords against supernatural foes!
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