The Hovering Blade: A middle school aged girl is dragged into a car while her screams fades away into the darkness of the night. The next day, the young girls body is discovered along the Arakawa river. Detectives Takashi Oribe (Yutaka Takenouchi) and Shinichi Mano (Shiro Ito) arrive on the scene and discover that the girl was drugged and sexually assaulted before being brutally murdered. Shortly later, the girls identity is discovered. Her name is Ema and she is the only daughter of Shigeki Nagamine (Akira Terao). Shigeki Nagamine is then called in to the station to identify her body. After identifying the body of his only daughter Shigeki loses the will to live.