Even Better Sequel: Thou Shalt Not Die is an improvement in every way from dialogue to graphics and gameplay mechanics and is considered the best Saturn game period along with Panzer Dragoon Saga and Virtua Fighter 2.
Shinnosuke Yamazaki (Aoi Satan) was stabbed to death by the Demon King in the last moments of the first chapter. It becomes even more harsher after the revelation that he and the Demon King (then known as Kazuma Shinguji before his death) were initially comrades.
The army instigating a coup and taking over the theater when they did the same thing in the movie, thanks to Brent and Tanuma's machinations.
One-Scene Wonder: Shinnosuke Yamazaki's brief battle sets up the rest of the game's plot involving his comrade Kazuma Shinguji and the Black Demons.