Chapter 2 of the Jigokuraku manga.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Sagiri remembers the time she saw her father skillfully beheaded a criminal which made her pursue a career as an executioner. Sagiri is also reminded of her weakness of holding on to fear as she executes criminals. During the present day, the criminals gathered that are given the chance for pardon are told the details of their mission of capturing the Elixir of Life from an island for the shogun. However, before they could make their departure they must kill a number of criminals until there are only a few remaining. As the massacre begins, Sagiri is met by Yamada Asaemon Eizen who tries to discourage her from partaking in this mission. A few criminals then try to attack Sagiri as a chance to escape but fail as she manages to decapitate them, which frighten her. Gabimaru then spoke up saying that he rather avoid unnecessary killing which causes one of the guards to declare to a few criminals to kill him. Seeing as he had no choice in the matter, Gabimaru proceeds to brutally kill the criminals. After seeing Gabimaru kill the criminals, Sagiri comes to the realization that instead of trying to kill without fear she needed to try to bear the weight of her fear and the lives she takes like Gabimaru. Sagiri sheds a single tear and declares that she will be the one to execute Gabimaru. With the remaining criminals alive, they head to the island with their Yamada Asaemon.

Characters in Order of Appearance[edit | edit source]

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