Top Cow Productions and Bandai Entertainment proudly present a wholly unique interpretation of the WITCHBLADE mythos in this authentic manga. Takeru is an average schoolgirl being raised in a Buddhist monastery by a group of nuns. That is until a group of mysterious black clad monks show up at the monastery with bad intent! In this issue Takeru joins with the Witchblade, the Demon Claw, for the first time. And as Takeru struggles against the power of the Witchblade, Kou also realizes his own destiny and struggles with the burden of his heritage. Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, CHAMPION RED and written by WITCHBLADE ANIME head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this uniquely Japanese tale is collected for the first time in standard comic format and in glorious full color.