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. Average except for the mysterious demonic claw locked deep within the monastery which Takeru is irresistibly drawn to! In this issue Takeru and Kuo reconcile and begin researching the lore surrounding the "Demon Claw", the Witchblade. Their research is cut short when they encounter Kira, a powerful demon warrior! 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.