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Episode List


Season 1

10 Jan. 1996
The Handsome Swordsman of Legend
Young Kaoru, heiress of a respectful Döjö in Meji-Era Japan, meet a wandering ("rurouni"), master-less samurai. She confronts him, as she thought he is the infamous killer "Battousai", but he saves her life from the one who's calling himself "Battousai" and it's making a bad reputation of Kaoru's deceased father's Döjö.
17 Jan. 1996
Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student
"Rurouni" Kenshin and Kaoru meet young orphan Yahiko, who is forced to steal to pay a debt to the Yakuzas.
24 Jan. 1996
Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past
The Imperial Police are looking for Himura Kenshin at Kaoru's dojo. Kenshin is out, so Kaoru sent Yahiko to town to warn him. Soon they will be faced with violent policemen and Kenshin will meet again with someone from his past.
31 Jan. 1996
Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, the Fighter-for-Hire
During lunch at a restaurant, Kenshin and the group faces three drunken bandits, calling themselves "pro-democracy". They soon prove their double-standard, threatening innocent people. A young man appears and defeat the men. Later he is introduced as a "fighter-for-hire", known as "Zanza", and he will be offered to fight against Kenshin under contract.
7 Feb. 1996
The Reversed-Blade Sword vs. The Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle
The young man known as "Zanza" will finally have his match against Kenshin. "Zanza" is no ordinary fighter, he's the only one who mastered the use of the giant sword "Zanbatou". He's also an orphan, who was under Captain Sagara teachings, a leader of the "Sekihötai". He holds a huge resent against the "Imperialists", which he sees represented in the figure of "hitokiri battousai", Kenshin Himura.
14 Feb. 1996
The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows
A rogue killer from the Revolution is on the loose, systematically killing officials of the new Meiji government. The police come to Kenshin and ask for his help as all efforts to apprehend this criminal have ended in failure.
21 Feb. 1996
Deathmatch Under the Moon: Protect the One You Love
Jin-e and Kenshin fight to the death with Kaoru's life on the line.
28 Feb. 1996
A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty from Nowhere
A mysterious woman shows up and requests Kenshin's help. She is being pursued by the Oniwabanshuu, an elite group of ninja that used to protect the Edo castle.
6 Mar. 1996
The Strongest Group of Ninjas
Takeda takes Megumi away by threatening the people at the dojo. Sanosuke convinces her to come back, but she is captured.
13 Mar. 1996
Aoshi: Someone So Beautiful It's Frightening
The group goes to retrieve Megumi, but the ninjas stand in their way. Kenshin and Sanosuke confront commander Aoshi.
24 Apr. 1996
Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and Shadow
After the fight between Kenshin and Aoshi, Megumi tries to kill herself for her past mistakes.
1 May 1996
The Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice Yahiko
Yahiko meets a cute girl who works at the Akabeko restaurant. She is being forced into helping a group of thugs to steal from the restaurant, and Yahiko decides to help her by himself.
8 May 1996
Going for the Grand Championship You Can Do It! Toramaru's Dosukoi Journey
Kaoru takes in Toramaru, a sumo wrestler.
15 May 1996
To Save a Small Life! Challenge! Doctor Megumi!
A sick girl is put in a life threatening situation because of her parents who pay money to a shaman to heal her instead of requesting the help of doctor Megumi.
22 May 1996
Assassination Group of Fire the Operation Starts! The Terrorist Group Jinpu Tai
The Jinpu squad is performing vigilante assassinations. Kenshin and Sano try to stop them.
5 Jun. 1996
A Promise from the Heart Take a Pledge! The Hidden Sword Technique, Shiden No Tachi!
Toma, the Jinpu leader, fights against Kenshin after his group was defeated.
12 Jun. 1996
Blast to Your Dream. The Adventure of Marimo the Flying Bullet
The group goes to the circus where they discover a plot to sabotage the show.
19 Jun. 1996
Get Back the Reverse-Blade Sword Run! Yahiko, Bring the Sakabatou Back!
Hiruma Gohei returns and hires the Onizaki brothers to kill Kenshin.
26 Jun. 1996
Raijuuta's Desire. Vision of a Forbidden Empire
A wealthy boy falls under the influence of Raijuta, who intends to create a kingdom with his warriors.
10 Jul. 1996
Shinko Ryu's Revived! Show of Evil, Ultimate Killing Technique!
The military attacks Raijuto and his gang.
17 Jul. 1996
Dissolution of a Nightmare Destruction of a Nightmare
Kenshin stops the battle by challenging Raijuta to a one on one battle.
31 Jul. 1996
Danger on a Runaway Locomotive Surprise Incident on a Runaway Locomotive
The group takes a train trip to Yokohama for fun.
14 Aug. 1996
Sanosukes Betrayal the Fateful Reunion
Sanosuke discovers a portrait of his former captain Sagara and plans a revenge.
21 Aug. 1996
Midnight Battle: Kenshin Versus Sanosuke Revisited
Sanosuke throws a party at the Kamiya Dojo. But others are his intentions.
28 Aug. 1996
The Crimson Pirate the Red Pirate: Kenshin and Kaoru Separated
To make money for the dojo, Kaoru gets a job on a boat cruise and the boys sign up for a team of warriors who must defeat the Kairyu pirates.
4 Sep. 1996
Lightning Incarnate Shura, the Mysterious Female Pirate
Shura, the pirate leader, takes Kenshin to the Kairyu Island as a prisoner where a mutiny is arising.
Burn, Island of Terror! The Red Pirate: Conclusion
Kenshin must help Shura to end the mutiny.

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