The end of the long war is about to come to an end. Hijikata confesses his feelings for Chizuru. Now that he has her, he has a reason to live even after the war is over and the Shinsengumi are no more.
Thanks to some help from Otori, Chizuru is once again reunited with Hijikata. But their happy time together is short-lived, for despite their best efforts, it is only a matter of time before the Imperial Army strikes at Hakodate.
The final showdown between Hijikata and Kodo's furies has come to hand. Sannan, Hijikata and Heisuke fight the entire Fury Corps on their own. Some days later, the Shinsengumi decide to move to Ezo, but Hijikata orders Chizuru to stay behind.
Harada and Shiranui fight Kodo and his ranks of furies to protect Edo from their blood lust. Elsewhere, Okita dedicates every ounce of his strength to fighting a squad bent on killing Hijikata while he is still weak.
Kondou's pride leads him to make more bad decisions, leading to the deaths of countless men in a battle they had no chance of winning. Just as the Shinsengumi are trying to retreat, Kodo appears with an army of furies.