A warrior fighting against the pacification of Japan, Raijuta attempts to build an army of the most powerful bandits to rebel against the new Japanese government. He saves Yutaro, a child of a rich family, in order to acquire the resources to build his army. Raijuta's fighting style Shinko Ryu has the ability to create a long distance attack that travels through the air with the force of his Katana. This attack injures Yutaro's arm to an extent the nerves are permanently damaged. Raijuta and his plot of rebellion are defeated by Kenshin.