Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything
- except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order
to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters,
bargain with a few ghosts, outwit the sinister schemers of the emperor's
court, find a way to defeat an assassin who cannot be seen, heard, or touched
- and change the course of history. Fortunately, Yamada specializes in
achieving the seemingly impossible, so he is sure in some way to succeed...if he
doesn't drink himself into oblivion first.