After his ordeal with Udō Jin-e, Himura Kenshin’s brief period of peace is interrupted by the presence of Hajime Saito, the former captain of the Shinsengumi who assumed an alias in Tokyo’s police force. With Takani Megumi’s freedom at the balance, Kenshin learns that he is being enlisted in a covert operation at the city of Kyoto. There, Kenshin deals with a small army under the leadership of Hitokiri Battōsai replacement and successor, who was deemed a great enough threat to the Meiji government’s stability that they attempted to burn him alive: Makoto Shishio.
When the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka’s biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone’s amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.