Village leader Koutarou Fuuma's arrival chases away Yoite and company in the nick of time. As the Banten and Fuuma ninjas recuperate from their injuries, the group discusses how to go about removing the secret art from Miharu . . . without ending his life in the process. Has Banten gained a strong new ally in Koutarou Fuuma, or is he just another power-hungry tyrant in skirt-chaser's clothing who's after Miharu and the Shinrabanshou?