Kutsukake Tokijiro is a traditional Japanese gangster story that explores the themes of love, obligation and self-sacrifice. After Kutsukake Tokijiro (a.k.a. Toki) slays rival gangster Sanzo, he promises to take care of Sanzo's pregnant wife and son and, most importantly, free them all from the violent gangster lifestyle. Initially, they live the life of poor artists and all is well. But when they fall on hard times, Toki is offered a high-paying job for the gangster Boss and faces a tough decision that will affect the course of many lives.