1 December 1995
Ginya Yabuki is a successful criminal on the fringes of Kabukicho, dealing in whale meat and flash memory chips with a small group of six comrades. But it wasn't always like this. Yabuki used to be a member of the Yamaryu crime syndicate. However, by cozying up to the boss he earned himself a major beat down from the 2nd in command of the Yamaryu group, Iwagami. After getting his face bashed in and an ashtray to the head, Yabuki turns the tables on the overzealous Iwagami by pulling a gun and shooting him in the leg. He bites off his pinky in a spectacular show of atonement for his actions, and resigns from the syndicate, followed by his well meaning but not so bright lackey, Yuki. Nowadays, Yabuki is content to make his cabbage in deals with the various criminal organizations around Tokyo, including the Chinese mafia (who have a habit of cutting off limbs of people who oppose them), and spreading the cash around the guys in his little group - including some white dude named "Smith". But, as the money rolls in his small cadre starts to grow, and his old Yakuza connections start to get interested in Yabuki's goings-ons. His old friend Sho Saimon helps broker a deal between Yabuki's group and the Yakuza. But quickly the various Yakuza groups want a bigger piece of the pie, and in the words of Yabuki, "Can 70 men stand against 3,000?"