Some men kill in order to live. Some don't need a reason- because of their bonds with others. No Name is a ronin who abandoned his name in troubled times, and who vowed to never unsheathe his sword again. Luo-Lang is a blond-haired, blue-eyed Western assassin working for the Ming Dynasty who feels something is missing from his life. No Name and Luo-Lang are destined to clash, as the only thing they believe in is their swordsmanship. These two strangers meet when a mysterious young boy named Kotaro enters their lives. They kill and kill some more in a blazing display of Japanese sword action, and ultimately find that they share a common destiny. This high-quality Japanese animated film features both dynamic action and delicate drama.