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Though the Shinsengumi took a huge blow following the Incident at Aburano Koji, they prepare themselves to carry out their devotion to the Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Meanwhile, the Imperial Court proclaims the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, and Yoshinobu withdraws to Osaka. The Shinsengumi prepares for battle as well, relocating their station to the Fushimi magistrate's office.

Keiou 3 (1867)--the tumultuous era of the shogunate's end.

Ichimura Tetsunosuke, a soldier of the Shinsengumi, had grown even closer to the young girl, Saya, and though his thoughts were with her, as the page of its vice commander, Hijikata Toshizou, he tries to share in the fate of his friend, medical officer Yamazaki Susumu, his older brother, Tatsunosuke, and the rest of the Shinsengumi......