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In this issue, a former samurai-turned monk is called upon to come down off his mountain meditations to defend the town below from raiding bandits. He initially refuses, but finally agrees after a visit from a strange wandering man who also appeared in the first issue.

While the monk does finally come down from the mountain and wage battle against the raiders, he gives in to his rage and become observed as something of a monster. The monk saves the day and leaves the village, looking for a new temple where he can resume his meditations, reflecting on the inarguable place of violence in the world.

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A man who seeks solitude and oblivion, isolation in the highest top of a mountain, chanting prayers and salvation, often is trying to forget and forgive about the turmoils of his past, so he won´t turn into the monster that he was forced to glimpse and accept - that´s the story behind this "Hulk" version of the medieval/Feudal Japan, where a village is being constantly attacked by a group of bandits (samurais that have lost their masters) and in the mountain lives a monk, that legend says used t...

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