Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal: Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by rebellion and civil warfare; small bands of soldiers roam the land, seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter the young orphan Kenshin, trained as a fighter by the master swordsman Hiko. Kenshins desire for peace is at odds with his brutal life, and the tension seems unreconcilable until he meets a mysterious woman named Tomoe. The enigmatic Tomoes actions may show Kenshin that another life can exist for him, or may instead conceal a destructive secret. Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal Directors Cut follows the progress of the rebellion against the Shogunate and the complex evolution of Kenshins and Tomoes involvement, and reveals how Kenshin received the distinctive cross-shaped facial scar that gives the film its name.