This story takes place during the Heian period in Japanese history, a time when evil spirits still resided in the forests, mountains, and rivers. A woman named Kaidomaru with the Chinese character for "flame" tattooed on her upper arm disguises herself as a man and battles against these evil spirits for the honor of her lost love, Minamoto no Raiko, who sacrificed his life in order to protect the capital Kyoto from the evils deeds of a princess cursed by a malicious ogre. The princess, whom Kaidomaru used to play with as a child, has now become her ultimate enemy.
Release Date in Japan: December 19, 2001
Format: 1 x 46'
© 2001 Production I.G/ANX