Based on the popular manga comic and Japanese television series, LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS comes to theatres. With a new story that prequels the series, this gripping family drama anime is not to be missed. Part one begins one year after the great battle against the "Orochi" (gigantic snake). Kumou Tenka, paralyzed in the final battle and experimented on by the government, is reticent about what happened to him. Tenka has withdrawn himself from society but his younger brothers, Soramaru and Chutaro, find out the secret past of their older brother. Then, part two explores the viscious environment of the childhoods of Shirasu and his twin brother Ichiu and how they became the leaders of the Fuuma ninja clan.