Blade of the Immortal reaches its landmark 50 issue with a new chapter of "The Gathering"! Ittö-ryü swordsmen, masters of dirty fighting, have strung Manji up in a tree with barbed spikes! Handa and Uruma are more than ready to find out just how immortal Manji is -- by chopping him into little pieces! With his body pierced by Uruma's spikes, and two trained assassins ready to use every trick in the book to kill him, matters couldn't get much worse. All the samurai has to save him is his ingenuity and the supernatural bloodworms that keep him alive. But this time, will he have a body left for the worms to knit back together...?