Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father whohad mysteriously vanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, andspent the next four years working with them to locate her father. In 1868, the finalyear of the Bakumatsu Period, the Shinsengumi, with Chizuru at their side, took part inthe Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the Tokugawa Shogunate against therising tide of Imperial Nationalism. Unfortunately, defeat for the Shinsengumi cameswiftly at the hands of the Imperial Army, and they retreated back to Edo in shame. Itwas a bittersweet homecoming for both Chizuru and the warriors of the Shinsengumi,as the city of Edo resembled very little of its former self, engulfed by the harrowingwinds of change that were sweeping through the country. As the Shinsengumi'ssurvival came under threat, they were faced with a choice: discard their principles, orgive up their lives. Some of them had no such choice, and they cloaked themselves indarkness to protect the Shinsengumi's greatest secret: the Furies.