One man's mad quest to live forever inspires a deadly plot to kidnap young Yanagi Sakoshita. The key to life everlasting lies with the schoolgirls's extraordinary ability to heal the wounded. If Yanagi can cure the sick perhaps she can also stay inevitable death. Now it's up to teenage ninja Recca Hanabishi to protect his vulnerable charge. It's a matter of life and death for Recca and his two faithful sidekicks, Domon and Fuko. Is eternal life a possibility? And if so, why must someone sacrifice his (or her) life to achieve it?