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!
Utsuho's closest companion is Pochi, a tanuki or raccoon dog. Tanuki are familiar to most people but seem to be rather rare, so it's quite something for Utsuho and his other companions to come across an entire village of them! There they meet Tsukumo, defender of the village and, as it happens, Pochi's betrothed! How will Utsuho deal with the effect this seems sure to have on his relationship with his best and most trusted friend?