Set in the same feudal Japanese world of Legend of the Scarlet Blades and Izuna, comes an origin tale, full of the universe's signature magic and blood. PUBLICATION IN 2 VOLUMES - COMPLETED WORK. Nobu Fudo has worn the pale, wooden mask since childhood, when he was still known as Shinnosuke. He was just a poor boy who dreamed of becoming a powerful samurai. When his sister is attacked, his inner warrior awakens and his anger is unstoppable. But something else has also awakened. Something dark and terrible.