Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good! Having returned peace to Tanuki Village, Utsuho and friends add Tsukumo to their number and set out on their next journey! Following information from the imperial palace, they arrive at the Land of Owari, where they hear of a "hero" who quelled the country's conflicts. By chance, Utsuho and the others encounter that very hero in town!