This is the second part of the Musashi, or Samurai series. Read the book if you can. Musashi grows from being little more than a rebellious bandit to being a thoughtful swordsman looking to test himself and his skills in duels. Along the way is a twisting love triangle, battles with a fencing school (who else could take on eighty fencers at once?), and the emergence of a new enemy - a rival with skills equal to Musashi. Toshiro Mifune is, as usual, excellent in his prime role - that of a master swordsman.