Kenshin's battle with Raijûta to decide the fate of Meiji Era swordsmanship is coming to a head. One fact is quickly becoming apparent: Raijûta will stop at nothing to ensure the supremacy of his own school of sword-fighting! Reunited with a member of the former Sekihô Army--that doomed civilian unit--Sanosuke runs into trouble of his own. Old alliances are challenged when a plan to topple the current government by any means necessary is shared...and as his friend puts it, Sano's either "in," or "in the way." Plus a bonus installment containing the first story Nobuhiro Watsuki ever published!