Rurouni Kenshin

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Welcome to the Meiji Era. Japan is a land experiencing times of troubled peace and renewal after a long and bloody civil war. Swords and killing are outlawed, but all is not as well as it would seem. Lurking in the shadows are many survivors of the revolution awaiting their chance for vengeance. Only the former government assassin, Kenshin Himura can keep the peace. Kenshin gives up the life of "Battousai The Man Slayer" and sets off as a lone wanderer. His travels lead to the Kamiya Dojo where he discovers the chance to start life over.

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Welcome to the Meiji Era. Kenshin gives up the life of "Battousai The Man Slayer" and sets off as a lone wanderer. His travels lead to the Kamiya Dojo where he discovers the chance to start life over.

The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for Love
1. The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for Love

A mysterious wanderer known as Kenshin is taken at the Kamiya Kasshin Dojo, a ma...

Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student
2. Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student

Following an encounter with a young pickpocket named Yahiko, Kaoru risks her own...

Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past
3. Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past

After reining in some renegade police officers, Kenshin is recognized as the Sam...

Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hire
4. Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hire

Gohei enlists a vicious street-fighter known as Sanosuke to seek revenge against...

The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle
5. The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle

After accepting Sanosuke's challenge, Kenshin encourages him to release his ange...

The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows
6. The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows

With a ruthless ex-Samurai killing high ranking politicians, the Chief of Police...

Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You Love
7. Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You Love

After kidnapping Kaoru, the ruthless Jin-nai Udo draws Kenshin into the fight he...

A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From Nowhere
8. A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From Nowhere

When local gangsters threaten the life of a beautiful woman, Kenshin and Sanosuk...

The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban Group
9. The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban Group

Though her medical knowledge has saved Yahiko's life, Sansosuke suspects Megumi ...

Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's Frightening
10. Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's Frightening

Having pledged to save Megumi, the Peace Force must first take on a band of ruth...

Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and Shadow
11. Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and Shadow

Kenshin defeats a local mob's most powerful fighter, only to then face a gang le...

Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice Yahiko
12. Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice Yahiko

When a criminal gang threatens a young girl he loves, Yahiko seeks Kenshin's adv...

Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru's Sumo Battle Log!
13. Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru's Sumo Battle Log!

After jealous harassment forces an aspiring young man out of a sumo wrestling sc...

To Save a Small Life: Lady Doctor Megumi to the Rescue
14. To Save a Small Life: Lady Doctor Megumi to the Rescue

After a shady faith healer discredits her medical skills, Megumi's patients aban...

Two Legendary Manslayers: Two Legendary Slashers
15. Two Legendary Manslayers: Two Legendary Slashers

A group radicals intent on assassinating political leaders attempt to recruit a ...

A Promise From the Heart: The Secret Sword Technique of Shiden
16. A Promise From the Heart: The Secret Sword Technique of Shiden

After saving Heihachiro's life, Kenshin sets out to stop the teacher's misguided...

Fly to Your Dreams: Marimo, The Human Cannon
17. Fly to Your Dreams: Marimo, The Human Cannon

Samurai X protects a circus ringmaster and his talented human cannonball daughte...

Run, Yahiko! Run Yahiko! Get the Reverse-Edged Sword Back
18. Run, Yahiko! Run Yahiko! Get the Reverse-Edged Sword Back

After stopping a restaurant robbery, Yahiko's boastfulness lands him in trouble ...

Raijuta's Ambition The Fantasy of the Forbidden Kingdom
19. Raijuta's Ambition The Fantasy of the Forbidden Kingdom

While on vacation at the home of Dr. Gensai's niece, Kenshin and company attract...

Revival of the Shinko Style Revival of the Killer Sword - Shinko Style
20. Revival of the Shinko Style Revival of the Killer Sword - Shinko Style

Though Kenshin tries to warn him of the bad influence, Yutaro continues to belie...

Dissolution of a Nightmare: Destruction of a Nightmare
21. Dissolution of a Nightmare: Destruction of a Nightmare

After learning the truth behind Raijuta's duplicitous plan, an injury sidelines ...

Danger on a Runaway Locomotive: Surprise Incident on a Runaway Locomotive
22. Danger on a Runaway Locomotive: Surprise Incident on a Runaway Locomotive

During a train trip to Yokohama, Kenshin and his friends must save a wealthy Eng...

Sanosuke's Betrayal: The Fateful Reunion
23. Sanosuke's Betrayal: The Fateful Reunion

An artist's work leads Sanosuke to a reunion with an old army comrade, Tsukioka....

Midnight Battle: Kenshin versus Sanosuke Revisited
24. Midnight Battle: Kenshin versus Sanosuke Revisited

Following a lavish party at the dojo, Sanosuke can no longer resist joining his ...

The Crimson Pirate: The Red Pirate - Kenshin and Kaoru Separated
25. The Crimson Pirate: The Red Pirate - Kenshin and Kaoru Separated

In order to earn money for their dojo, the Peace Force signs on to help protect ...

Lightning Incarnate: Shura, The Mysterious Female Pirate
26. Lightning Incarnate: Shura, The Mysterious Female Pirate

After Kenshin's kidnapping, a bond begins to develop between him and Shura. Howe...

Burn, Island of Terror! The Red Pirate - Conclusion
27. Burn, Island of Terror! The Red Pirate - Conclusion

After her trusted colleagues betray Shura, it's left up to Kenshin to save her l...

Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near
28. Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near

A persistent nightmare comes true when Kenshin's old enemy, the former leader of...

Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike!
29. Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike!

Saito sets a trap for Samurai X by enlisting another assassin in his plan. And o...

A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio's Plot
30. A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio's Plot

After stopping a fatal battle with Hajime Saito, a top government official asks ...

A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin Departs
31. A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin Departs

While preparing to give his decision on helping to kill Shishio, Kenshin learns ...

Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya's Choice
32. Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya's Choice

Following Kenshin's departure from the dojo, everyone, and especially Kaoru, are...

For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi's New Conflict
33. For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi's New Conflict

In the wake of Samurai X's departure, everyone at the dojo is anxious to join th...

The Girl Bandit: Misao Makimachi's Hidden Side
34. The Girl Bandit: Misao Makimachi's Hidden Side

After befriending Misao, Kenshin insists that she return the money she's stolen ...

Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio's Hands
35. Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio's Hands

When he and Misao come across a village terrorized by forces loyal to Shishio, K...

Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji: Kenshin and Shishio Face to Face!
36. Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji: Kenshin and Shishio Face to Face!

Leaving Misao behind, Kenshin and Saito make their way inside Shishio's fortress...

Shock! The Reverse-Blade is Broken: Sojiro's Tenken verses Kenshin
37. Shock! The Reverse-Blade is Broken: Sojiro's Tenken verses Kenshin

Following Kenshin's defeat of the giant Senkaku, Shishio pits him against the yo...

Sanosuke's Secret Training: The Challenge of Anji the Destroyer
38. Sanosuke's Secret Training: The Challenge of Anji the Destroyer

As Kaoru and Yahiko continue tracking Kenshin, Sanosuke encounters a fallen Budd...

The Creator of the Reverse-Blade Sword: Shakku Arai's Final Swing
39. The Creator of the Reverse-Blade Sword: Shakku Arai's Final Swing

As the showdown with Shishio approaches, Misao finds someone who could produce t...

A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the Juppongatana
40. A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the Juppongatana

After watching an unarmed Kenshin bravely defend himself, Shakkuu Arai's only ch...

The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style: Reunion with a Mentor, Seijuro Hiko
41. The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style: Reunion with a Mentor, Seijuro Hiko

To prepare for Shishio, Kenshin asks a former teacher to help him master the las...

The Formation of an Alliance: The Day When Aoshi Joins with Shishio
42. The Formation of an Alliance: The Day When Aoshi Joins with Shishio

Although Misao is excited by the return of her mentor and hero, she's stunned to...

Between Life and Death: Master the Ultimate Technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hikameki!
43. Between Life and Death: Master the Ultimate Technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hikameki!

As Kenshin struggles to learn, Sijuro teaches him the most secret of his fightin...

A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop Juppongatana
44. A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop Juppongatana

While waiting in jail, Sanosuke learns of Shishio's plan to overthrow the govern...

As if to Fly: Stop the Launch of the Battleship Purgatory!
45. As if to Fly: Stop the Launch of the Battleship Purgatory!

Reunited with Sanosuke, Kenshin lays plans to stop Shishio from burning Tokyo to...

Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto Shishio
46. Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto Shishio

After Kenshin, Saito and Sanosuke destroy his battleship, Shishio issues his cha...

Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami: The Fist of Sonosuke Screams!
47. Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami: The Fist of Sonosuke Screams!

As Shishio prepares for battle, a henchmen suggests a plan to weaken Kenshin and...

Reborn to Salvation: The Beginning of Anji's New Life
48. Reborn to Salvation: The Beginning of Anji's New Life

During his battle with Sanosuke, the fallen monk recalls how his hatred was born...

The Wolf Destroys the Eye of the Heart: The Fierce Attack of the Zero Stance Gatotsu
49. The Wolf Destroys the Eye of the Heart: The Fierce Attack of the Zero Stance Gatotsu

In his defeat of Usui, Saito exposes the blind warrior's plot to kill Shishio. A...

The Promised Time Has Come: Aoshi and Kenshin Fight Again
50. The Promised Time Has Come: Aoshi and Kenshin Fight Again

Kenshin sets out to honor his promises to both fight Aoshi and bring him back al...

Wake Up Now! Ignore Your Wounds and Fight to the Finish
51. Wake Up Now! Ignore Your Wounds and Fight to the Finish

Following his defeat by Kenshin, Aoshi vows to renounce Shishio. And while Shish...

To Make a Miracle: The Battle at the Aoiya
52. To Make a Miracle: The Battle at the Aoiya

After Yahiko's fighting skills are stretched to the limit during his defeat of S...

The Giant Versus Superman: Like an Arrow Shot at a Time of Despair
53. The Giant Versus Superman: Like an Arrow Shot at a Time of Despair

Despite the overwhelming odds, Kaoru, Yahiko and Misao continue to face warriors...

Hiten versus Shukuchi
54. Hiten versus Shukuchi

As Sanosuke looks on, Kenshin goes to battle with Souijuro, the emotionless assa...

The Tragedy of a Stormy Night
55. The Tragedy of a Stormy Night

In an effort to explain Souijuro's emotionless posture, Kenshin recalls how the ...

A Duel With an Extreme Moment
56. A Duel With an Extreme Moment

In the face of Kenshin's probing questions, Souijuro's concentration is broken. ...

Two Men at the End of an Era
57. Two Men at the End of an Era

As Kaoru and Yahiko anxiously await his return, a wounded but determined Kenshin...

The Age Chooses Shishio?
58. The Age Chooses Shishio?

In their long awaited battle, Kenshin and Shishio compare ideologies as well as ...

Not Out of Luck!
59. Not Out of Luck!

As Aoshi tries to stop a takeover of the country, Kenshin poses Shishio with his...

The Man Who is Chosen for Victory
60. The Man Who is Chosen for Victory

Kenshin's final effort to win the ultimate battle ends with Shishio destroying h...

The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)
61. The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)

Following Shishio's defeat, his remaining allies put their fate in the hands of ...

Kyoto, the Engraved Memory
62. Kyoto, the Engraved Memory

As Kenshin is nursing the wounds sustained in his fight with Shishio, Kaoru prep...

The Legend of the Fireflies
63. The Legend of the Fireflies

Back at home, Kaoru works to restore the dilapidated dojo, while Kenshin encount...

The Birth of Prince Yahiko
64. The Birth of Prince Yahiko

After stepping in to stop what appears to be a robbery, Kenshin and Kaoru meet a...

Find the Lost Treasure!
65. Find the Lost Treasure!

Sanosuke adopts a stray dog, unaware that it holds the key to a criminal gang's ...

Kaoru, Ecstatic: Kenshin's Proposal?!
66. Kaoru, Ecstatic: Kenshin's Proposal?!

After Kenshin finds a ring inside a catfish, he's persuaded to give it to Kaoru....

The Gleaming Blade of Legends
67. The Gleaming Blade of Legends

Alerted by Misao, Kenshin and the rest of the Peace Force arrive to help Aoshi f...

The Medallion of Destiny
68. The Medallion of Destiny

In an effort to prevent more revenge killings, Kenshin must take on Shogo Amakus...

To the Battlefield of Shimabara
69. To the Battlefield of Shimabara

As Kenshin prepares to honor his promise to stop Shogo Amakusa, he and Sanosuke ...

Shock of the Rai Ryu Sen
70. Shock of the Rai Ryu Sen

When neither Kaoru nor Kenshin can persuade Shogo Amakusa to abandon his plan to...

Kaiou's Conspiracy
71. Kaiou's Conspiracy

Though blinded by his duel with Shogo Amakusa, Kenshin seeks another battle in h...

The Days of Remorse
72. The Days of Remorse

Along with the story of his parent's martyrdom, Misao uncovers the truth behind ...

The Sneering Demon
73. The Sneering Demon

Sir Kaioh unveils his plan to use Shogo Amarusa's loyal followers to overthrow t...

Sanosuke's Tears
74. Sanosuke's Tears

As Kenshin tries to stop the slaughter of the Christians as they march towards m...

The Last Crusade
75. The Last Crusade

As Misao and the Dutch consul ask the Army delay to their attack, the sightless ...

Bon Voyage
76. Bon Voyage

Following Shogo's surrender, Kenshin asks the government not to execute him. As ...

Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?
77. Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?

When the Peace Force comes across a man posing as Kenshin, everyone else wants t...

Crush!
78. Crush!

When Kenshin accidentally loses all their money, the Peace Force must go to work...

Kaishu-Katsu and Kenshin
79. Kaishu-Katsu and Kenshin

Kaoru offers to take on a scholarly young student who's been expelled by his tea...

The Unending Revolution
80. The Unending Revolution

As Kaoru continues her training of Daigoro, Kenshin is warned to steer clear of ...

Conspiracy of the Beniaoi
81. Conspiracy of the Beniaoi

Despite Kaishu's determination to free his daughter on his own, Kenshin joins th...

Kaishu-Katsu's Determination
82. Kaishu-Katsu's Determination

Though Daigoro is wounded in the battle, Kenshin and company free Itsuko.

Yutaro Returns
83. Yutaro Returns

With his arm nearly healed, Yutaro and his doctor arrive for a visit at the dojo.

The Sanada Ninja Squad
84. The Sanada Ninja Squad

When a letter from Dr. Hans reveals the story of the miraculous medicine, Yutaro...

A Straying Journey
85. A Straying Journey

Using the clues left behind by Dr. Hans, Kenshin and company are led to the hidd...

A Heatwave from Beneath the Earth
86. A Heatwave from Beneath the Earth

After surviving a fall into a volcano, the Peace Force comes across an injured S...

Schneider's Bet
87. Schneider's Bet

After their search leads them to the hidden cure, the leader of the Black Knight...

The Two Guides
88. The Two Guides

As he faces off against the Black Knight's leader, Kenshin must rely on his brai...

To My Angel Misao
89. To My Angel Misao

As Aoshi arrives to bring her home, Misao joins Kaoru and some friends for a fin...

Feng Shui Surprise Attack!
90. Feng Shui Surprise Attack!

Following a series of accidents in town, a master of feng shui blames an imbalan...

The Magic of Feng Shui
91. The Magic of Feng Shui

As Kenshin learns of a battle between the Wind and Water families for control of...

Tokyo Under Martial Law
92. Tokyo Under Martial Law

The Water family's efforts to gain control of the Ki have left Kaoru seriously w...

The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara
93. The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara

With help from the Wind family's leader, Kenshin saves Kaoru's life. But the Wat...

The Elegy of Wind and Water
94. The Elegy of Wind and Water

With Kenshin's help, the Wind family derails their rival's plan to redirect the ...

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