Sanshiro's chances of having an adventure are slim to none in his tiny island hometown, until the day a mysterious stranger invites him to play a game... Without warning, Sanshiro is taken to a backwards universe to play BakéGyamon--a game pitting monsters against monsters. Along the way he meets other players who have a particular reason for being there--to obtain the wish that is granted to the winner.
Sanshirou is always itching to go on a new adventure, much to his mother's dismay. One day after class, he boards a ship, determined to travel throughout Japan. However, after a freak storm batters the boat and the boy is thrown overboard, a strange man appears and asks if he'd like to play a special game called Pandemonium. In a flash, Sanshirou is transported to a strange place filled with monsters, special cards called Gekifu, and danger at every turn. Alongside his new mysterious companion Fue
, Sanshirou must battle against others in an attempt to become the greatest Gekifu player of all – but just what is this game, and what does Fue
have to benefit from it?