The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Or is he just another enemy? That's what Rin and Manji are trying to find out when they visit the headquarters of the mysterious Akagi assassins. It's clear that the beautiful Hyakurin and her deadly colleagues are not the little rag-tag band they describe themselves as. But who's pulling the strings, and is it worth working together with them no matter who that is, so long as they can destroy Kagehisa Anotsu and the Itto-ryu?