It depicts a young monk, Teru, smiling in the foreground, with his pet, Yatagarasu, the three legged crow of Japanese mythology. They are being watched over by Amaterasu, sun goddess, who entrusted her powers to the young hero in order to defeat Susanoo.
It's the year 1466. Amaterasu, sun goddess, is beloved by everyone in the village of Kunigami. The festival of the sun is approaching and everyone in the village is getting ready to welcome the goddess, who descends from the sky once a year.
Meanwhile her brother, Susanoo, god of storms, was envious of all the love his sister was receiving from humans. One day Susanoo, driven by his anger, attacked Amaterasu, injuring her and forcing her to escape from her kingdom. Suddenly the sun vanished from the sky, leaving the villagers of Kunigami baffled and soon terrified as days went by. The monks at the sun shrine were doing their best to reassure the villagers when after a week a guest showed up at the shrine... a three legged crow, Yatagarasu, Amaterasu's companion. Nobody knew what to do, so they just stood still as the crow jumped around carefully looking at every monk. Suddenly he stopped in front of a young apprentice, Teru, an orphan who was raised by the shrine head master. Yatagarasu jumped, landed on Teru's head, opened his beak and started talking with Amaterasu's voice. "Young hero, you were chosen for your heart is pure and your mind is strong... I need your help".
It is up to the young Teru now to master the powers entrusted to him by Amaterasu, defeat the evil Susanoo and restore the light that the world so desperately needs.... Teru is sure pure hearted, but a bit childish... so it might take him some time.
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