Gessen Girls' Academy
Murakumo is on her way to visit Kurokage's grave with the other members of the Gessen elite. They are suddenly intercepted by Hanzo who not only eats the strabwerry daifuku meat to be placed on her grave, but also sexually harasses them by groping them as well.
Murakumo and the others feel too embarassed and upset to go see Kurokage after this, and decide to head back to the Academy. When they arrive, their teacher Wang Pai tells them of the Shinobi Battle Royale and per suggestion of Yumi they use this as their chance to strike back at Hanzo by challenging the Academy named in his honor.
Chapter 1: Mask of the South
Murakumo is in the middle of working on her comic, she decides to the draw the scene where the Mask of the South and the cruel shinobi fight, but she is having difficulty doing so due to her inability to draw action scenes.
At that moment she hears Shiki in the other room reciting the Heart Sutra and suddenly comes up with idea to ask Shiki for help. When she requests Shiki's assistance, Shiki gladly agrees to help her. In order to help her draw the scene, Murakumo and Shiki have a fight while pretending to be the characters of the comic.
After the battle Murakumo thanks Shiki, feeling more confident in drawing the scene now. Shiki says it was fun and wouldn't mind doing it anytime Murakumo wants. When hearing this, Murakumo says there is one more scene she's worried about -- love scenes.
She asks Shiki if she would play out a scene with her and give her a little kiss. Shiki is baffled at this and despite Murakumo's insistence, she quickly leaves due to feeling uncomfortable with the idea.
Chapter 2: Masked Princess
Murakumo meets with Ikaruga for their battle. Ikaruga notices Murakumo due to her mask and eventually remembers her from a company ball as the daughter of the Tairo family corporation. Murakumo tries to feign ignorance, but Ikaruga is certain of Murakumo's identity and proceeds to talk about she made a fool of herself at the ball.
Murakumo accidentally admits to it being her, but immediately retracts her statement saying she was thinking of something else. Ikaruga threatens to rip her mask off and prove it that way which leads to the two of them fighting.
Murakumo emerges victorious after the battle, but Ikaruga is still certain she knows who Murakumo is. Murakumo finally admits to being the daughter of Tairo family corporation. Ikaruga asks if Murakumo know that they're planing to redevelop the slums, to which Murakumo responds by saying she does. Ikaruga begs Murakumo to stop the project due to the people there having nowhere else to go if they lose it.
Murakumo inquires on how that concerns Ikaruga, and Ikaruga says she has a friend who's from there who probably doesn't even know about the project yet. Murakumo understand, but says it is against principle for the loser to make requests to the winner. Ikaruga accepts this, and says she has nothing more to say to her. With that settled, Murakumo takes her leave.
Chapter 3: Good and Evil
Gessen arrives at Hebijo Academy to challenge them to a Shinobi Battle Royale. Murakumo is put up against Ryoubi, a former student of Gessen Academy. Murakumo expresses her distastes for Ryoubi's traitorous acts. Ryoubi says she has her reasons, but Murakumo says her reasons don't matter since she destroys evil shinobi which includes her.
Ryoubi states that she hates people like her who always talk about destroying evil, and asks what Murakumo even knows about evil shinobi anyway. Murakumo fails to see how that's relevant as evil can ever be right and that's all the reason she needs, and all the more reason to cut her down.
After Murakumo wins, Ryoubi asks to say one last thing before she finishes her off. Ryoubi says she's been both good and evil, and if she can say one thing for certain: They're not that different. Murakumo believes she's just spouting nonsense, but Ryoubi goes on to say that all any of them do is fight for what they believe in.
They dress it up, but it all just comes down to different points of view. Ryoubi understands that good and evil will always fight, but believes that they should at least try to understand the other's point of view. Murakumo tells her to stop because her 'last words' are so ridiculous that she's lost the will to kill her. She then takes her lead.
Chapter 4: Small World
Murakumo reminisces about her past regarding the reason she wears her mask and also her childhood best friend. She is surprised to see that Yomi is her friend from so very long ago, and is an evil renegade shinobi. Murakumo asks why Yomi chose to become an evil shinobi, since it is her job to destroy all of them, and that includes her. Yomi states that she has her reasons and doesn't regret them, even with things ending up as they are.
The two old friends banter for a bit which leads to Yomi asking where Murakumo got he ogre mask from. Murakumo refuses to answer, saying that the two are shinobi first and friends second. Furthermore, she is a good shinobi and Yomi is an evil shinobi, which means they are destined to battle. Yomi understands and agrees to fight her. Murakumo tells her to prepare herself, and that it's time to leave their friendship behind.
After Murakumo's victory, she asks why it had to come to this since they were friends and raised in the same environment. Yomi says it's fact of life, and even best friends make their own choices. But even so, Yomi still considers Murakumo a friend no matter how they fought, or what choices they made. Murakumo understand Yomi's words and takes off her mask, saying she feels the same way and that being friends has nothing do with being good or evil. She thanks Yomi, saying she learned something important.
Chapter 5: For Friends
Murakumo meets Ikaruga once more for their final battle. Before they start, she asks her if her friend in the slums is Yomi. When Ikaruga says yes, Murakumo says that Yomi is her childhood friend. Hearing this, Ikaruga beseeches Murakumo to put a stop the plans for redeveloping slums.
Murakumo states that she can't help Yomi because she's an evil shinobi, but if Ikaruga wants to request something of her, she has to defeat her. Ikaruga understands and says she'll defeat Murakumo for Yomi. The two then begin their fight.
Murakumo wins the battle, but Ikaruga still wants to continue on for Yomi's hometown's sake. Murakumo tells her stop and says she will ask her father to stop the reconstruction project since the slums are her hometown as well. She also knows Ikaruga won't stop fighting until she dies, and Murakumo doesn't want to kill her.
Murakumo says she wishes to fight against both Yomi and Ikaruga again, and Ikaruga agrees. Ikaruga also says that she would love to join both of them for dinner and conversation every now and again. Murakumo, takes off her mask and happily agrees, saying that regardless of good or evil, they should spend time together as fellow shinobi.
Murakumo and the other Gessen elite head to Kurokage's grave to pay him another visit and report their progress. While cleaning his grave, Hanzo suddenly appears and reveals himself to be Wang Pai, saying that Kurokage asked for her to look after them after he passed on. Hanzo takes out some of his specially made futomaki rolls and invites all of them to have one which they happily agree to.
Hanzo National Academy
Chapter 1: The End of Peace
Chapter 3: At Any Cost
Chapter 5: Lost Time
Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy
Chapter 3: Gessen's Invitation
Homura's Crimson Squad
Chapter 3: Place of Memories
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Murakumo and Shiki are in the midst of training. During their training Shiki steals Murakumo's mask which sends her into a frantic. Despite her attempts to reclaim her mask, Shiki dodges her easily. Shiki calls someone on her phone saying she's going to bring over something super-awesome and the starts running off with the mask. Murakumo quickly follows after her.
Give My Mask Back!
While looking for her mask, Murakumo bumps into Yozakura. She tells Yozakura to give her back the mask, but Yozakura doesn't have it and was only shown it by Shiki who says Murakumo had been taking real good care of it. Yozakura says that Murakumo's mask looks really good, inside and out.
Murakumo quickly apologizes. Yozakura continues to compliment Murakumo saying she doesn't look bad up front but the real beauty is inside. Murakumo instantly disagrees, saying she's not beautiful at all and asks why Yozakura is teasing her. In the end she still says she needs to her mask back, and fast.
Murakumo bumps into Hikage who notices that she's not wearing her mask. Murakumo immediately panics and begs for Hikage not to look at her. Hikage asks why not, to which Murakumo says that she's embarrassed that she could die and has to find her mask right away.
Hikage is confused at her words, wondering if it's really possible to die from embarrassment. Murakumo says it is possible when you're as embarrassed as she is. Hikage says she didn't think feelings could kill people and asks for more explanation. Murakumo begs for Hikage to stop and not come any closer, saying over and over again that's she's embarrassed.
Murakumo encounters Asuka who notices she's not wearing her mask. Murakumo quickly apologizes and Asuka tells her she doesn't need to because she's cute without her mask. Murakumo naturally tells her that she's lying, but Asuka insists that she's not and thinks Murkaumo really is cute. Murakumo says that Asuka can say whatever she want, but just wants to be left alone.
Asuka thinks Murakumo should have more confidence in herself, and comes up with the idea to ask everyone what they think of Murakumo's face because she's sure they'll agree her. Murakumo begs for Asuka to stop, but Asuka gets ready to call over her friends anyway. She begins to panic, begging her to stop even more and stressing over the thought of everyone seeing her without her mask.
Without a Mask
Murakumo wonders what everyone means when they say cute, and questions who they're looking at. Yumi suddenly appears during her self-questioning and Murakumo wonders if she's there to return the mask, apologizing to her. Yumi says that even without her mask, she's still Murakumo and says she should believe in herself a little more.
Murakumo says that Yumi is right and she'll try her best, but immediately asks for the mask afterword. Yumi makes a mirror of ice to show Murakumo her reflection, asking if she's ever seen her face this clearly before. Murakumo immediately enters a frantic state, and Yumi comments saying that an elite shinobi should always maintain her composure. Murakumo wishes to simply be tossed into a hole due to her embarrassment.
Under the Mask
Murakumo finally reaches Shiki and begs for her mask back. Shiki says that Murakumo needs to relax because she looks all sad which makes Shiki seem like the bad guy. Murakumo tells Shiki to stop fooling around and just give her back her mask. Shiki proceeds to give Murakumo the same lecture Yumi did about believing in herself because she thinks she's way cuter that way.
Murakumo says she will just to end the conversation so she can get her mask back. Shiki knows that Murakumo says isn't what she means, and Murakumo doesn't care, still asking for her mask. Shiki says that if Murakumo starts actually believing in herself then she'll give her the mask. After a struggle, Murakumo finally takes her mask back by force and instantly goes back into her other persona.
Murakumo takes her mask back from Shiki just as she collapses and feels normal once again, placing the mask back on. Shiki insists that Murakumo looks cuter with her mask, which prompts Murakumo to question what exactly she meas by that, thinking she's not cute at all. Murakumo tells Shiki to stop flattering her as the word 'cute' holds no meaning for her.
The two of them go back and forth for a while with Shiki stating Murakumo is cute but Murkaumo denying it every time. Their pointless argument ends and then they start to laugh. Shiki says Murakumo is really stubborn, but Murakumo says Shiki is the stubborn one. For some reason, they both find that hilarious, and they go on laughing for a good long while.
Murakumo finally accepts that there's nothing wrong with being called cute, and that if Shiki insist so much then maybe she's not entirely wrong. She says she appreciates Shiki's encouragement and was actually happy. She nudges her mask to the side just a bit, just enough to let Shiki see her blushing, trembling smile.