The first part of renowned storyteller Stan Sakai's tribute to giant Japanese monsters begins here! There's a new evil in the area--
a cursed ink box with the ability to bring its pictures from Japanese mythology to a horrifying reality. However, the inks are running low, and the box's owner is driven to replenish his supply. Unfortunately, there's only one source from which the sinister painter can draw, and that's the blood of young children! Before long, wandering ronin Usagi's young charge Jotaro is targeted, and even Usagi might not be strong enough to protect his companion from the horrors that await!