Top Cow Productions and Bandai Entertainment proudly present a wholly unique interpretation of the WITCHBLADE mythos in this authentic manga. The battle between the demon Kira and Takeru is on! Will Kou be an asset or a liability in this fight? And how much control will Takeru have to give over to the Witchblade in order to survive? In the final analysis, will the price of victory be too high? 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. This issue features a second fully painted cover by David Mack (KABUKI: ALCHEMY, DAREDEVIL).