From Director Takashi Miike (Ichi The Killer, One Missed Call) Okada Izo- A historical figure, was a samurai warrior from a low-class family of mid-west Japan. His talent as a swordsman was discovered by a powerful samurai warlord, who recruited Izo as a soldier. Under his guidance, Izo murdered so many people that he earned the terrifying nickname "Izo the Slaughterer." He was crucified for his carnage and became the incarnation of a deep-seeded grudge when his soul couldn't enter Heaven or Hell. His restless soul travels beyond time and space filled with deception, despair and an insatiable murderous anger unleashed on all those who cross his path!