Summary: Adapted from book and successful play of the same title, the film takes place in Edo period in alternative Japan where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. A beautiful oni named Bizan appears on Earth. She wants to bring the demon queen Ashura back to life, so the demons can take over the world beginning in Edo, which is modern day Tokyo. Opposing her is the Oni Makado, an army of demon slayers, which was created by the Japanese government. Izumo once fought with the Makado, but resigned to become a kabuki actor after he thought he accidentally killed a young girl. After 5 years, Izumo encounters Tsubaki, who is a member of a group of an all-female acrobatic troupe who rob the citizens of Edo during the night. Falling deeply in love, Izumo notices a red, ugly scar on Tsubaki's shoulder, which is the mark of the demon queen Ashura. Meanwhile, Jaku, one of Izumo's ex-comrades, falls for Bizan, leading the Oni Makado over to the dark side.