Ryunosuke Tsukue (played to perfection by Happyotter favorite Tatsuya Nakadai) is a crazy SOB and he doesn’t give a shit. One day while out on a leisurely walk he overhears an old man who’s traveling with his granddaughter (she ran off to get some water) praying to Buddha to let him die so he will quit being a burden on his granddaughter. Ryunosuke answers his pray by walking over and slicing the dude’s back open. He walks off. Another traveler (a thief) walks up right when the granddaughter finds her murdered grandfather. The thief feels pity on the girl so he takes her in as his own daughter.