In their quest to conquer the 12 palaces of the Gold Knights, the Bronze Knights have made unthinkable sacrifices, fought desperate battles, and faced death time and again. Now, with the rebellious Phoenix Knight, Ikki, reluctantly joining their mission, the Bronze Knights are certain victory is finally at hand. Little do they know that their most soul-shattering conflicts are still ahead of them. They're about to face Shaka, who draws his strength from the sacred power of Buddhist belief, and who is so untouchable that even his fellow Gold Knights call him godlike. When Shaka opens his eyes, no mortal can survive his gaze. Ikki doesn't know it, but he's met Shaka once before…and when he meets him again, he will have no choice but to bow down in terror!