At the heart of Heaven or Hell, the reborn Kôran Mori splits into two entities, each meaner and uglier than the other. Worse, Recca gets his first look at the kidnapped Yanagi, now stripped of her memories and in the thrall of Mori's mind control. Things don't look good for the forces of non-evil, but with the help of the eighth Karyu (a.k.a. Dad) and the immortal ninja Kagerô (a.k.a. Mommie Dearest), Recca just might be able to break through Yanagi's brainwashing and turn the tide of battle!