by Del Rey Publishing Jintetsu is a wanted man. After his father is murdered, he swears vengeance against the corrupt official responsible for his death. Branded an outlaw and an assassin, there’s a price on his head, and everybody wants to see him dead.
Attacked and dismembered by a pack of dogs, his battered body is found by Genkichi. The inventor needed a fresh corpse for one of his experiments, and Jinapchi’s fit the bill. Resurrected, he now has a mechanical body. No longer able to speak, he’s given another of Genkichi’s inventions, a modified, talking sword. He heads off for his hometown, hoping to learn the truth behind his father’s murder. Once there, matters are complicated by Otsuki, the girl he loved and had to leave behind.