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Black Torch. Seventeen-year-old Jirou Azuma lives a quiet life with his grandfather, using his supernatural ability to talk to and protect animals. Both Jirou and his grandfather are descendants of a long-standing Shinobi clan, educated in battle to keep the art of war alive within their families. Jirou 's life is thrown into turmoil after saving a seemingly normal black cat, Ragou, only to learn that the cat is really a mononic — a dark entity that has been at war with mankind for a long time. When an aggressive mononoke comes searching for Ragou, Jirou uses his shinobi skills to run to the cat 's defense, but he suffers a deadly wound instantly. In the face of the decision whether or not to devour the dwindling energy of Jirou and restore himself to full power, instead, Ragou chooses to give his remaining energy to Jirou. Reviving the boy, the transition also gives him great supernatural powers that complement his own Shinobi style of combat. This act is observed by Ryousuke Shiba, an officer in the Espionage Bureau whose job is to dispatch hostile mononoke. Shiba extends the offer to Jirou and his grandfather: to join the Bureau's new squad, the Black Torch, and help them fight the evil Mononoke who try to devour innocent people.