Royal Bodyguard Hatter MadiganGÇÖs search takes an unexpected detour when he travels withinGÇÖ guided by a mischievous and often maddening young girl named Nekko. NekkoGÇÖs origin is a Zen mystery, but her devotion to HatterGÇÖs quest to find the lost Princess is unwavering. After Nekko kidnaps his Hat and leads him on a fearless chase across the rooftops of 1871 San Francisco, Hatter must acknowledge her as a teacher. It is written that when you are ready the teacher will appear, but if the teacher is a 12-year-old girl and you are a High Ranking Bladesman you may discover that all you can do is laugh.
Hatter and NekkoGÇÖs adventure around the ring of fire begins when they track a stolen samurai sword with a Wonderland connection to San FranciscoGÇÖs styling 19th century hiphop crime madam Missy Tong and her eager prot+¬g+¬, the outspoken LilGÇÖ Dick. A stowaway trip aboard a shanghai sailing ship ends on the Hawaiian Islands where a surfboard becomes HatterGÇÖs vehicle to illumination. And then on to Japan! Good grief itGÇÖs Chikao and the gang, schoolhouse demons, cosplay, manga, noodles and a long lost brother from another world. Duality? No. Milliners.GÇ¥