Since killing his eternal foe in the heat of battle, Japanese martial artist Ryu Hoshi vowed to never fight again. Seven years later, Ryu continues to live his life in isolation, pursuing the way of the warrior with constant fear that the evil dormant power within him will awaken.
One harrowing night, Ryu suddenly feels his animalistic self being unleashed upon a quiet Japanese fishing village, destroying everything in sight. Strangely, it is only in the presence of a young American actress that he feels such malevolence open up to the world. Her body is scarred with Ryu’s name, and her aura mimics that of the demonic rival he destroyed so long ago.
Finding himself in a sea of doubt and confusion, Ryu must reopen old wounds to rediscover his destiny.