TV Episodes Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes

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Below is a complete Rurouni Kenshin episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Rurouni Kenshin episodes are listed along with the Rurouni Kenshin episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Rurouni Kenshin episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This list features items like “Fight To The Limit! Shun Ten Satsu Versus Ama Kakeru Ryuu No Hirameki” and “Tragedy In The Storm. Soujiro's Past.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Rurouni Kenshin episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 3 - The Previous Night at the Mountain Home Jun 19 1999 - Act 3 details how Kenshin lived with Tomoe and married her as a cover until his side replenished its forces to continue the rebellion.

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Shin Kyoto-Hen OAV: Act 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Shin Kyoto-Hen OAV: Act 2 Jun 23 2012

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Requiem for Patriots (The Movi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Requiem for Patriots (The Movie) Dec 20 1997 - The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of ...more

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Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 4 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 4 - The Cross-Shaped Wound Sep 22 1999 - Act 4 is about the betrayal against Kenshin, how he lived for the next few years as a manslayer, and the origin of his cross-shaped scar.

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Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 1 ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 1 - The Man of the Slashing Sword Feb 20 1999 - This is the story of how Kenshin came under the wing of Soujiro Hiko the 13th, and how Kenshin became a manslayer.

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Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Trust and Betrayal OAV: Act 2 - The Lost Cat Apr 21 1999 - Act two details Kenshin's role in the revolution, how he met Tomo, and how the rebellion was almost quelled.

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Shin Kyoto-Hen OAV: Act 1 - Ca... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Shin Kyoto-Hen OAV: Act 1 - Cage of Flames Dec 17 2011 - The first of 2 OAVs. A remake of the Kyoto story arc from the original manga and the previous anime adaptation.

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Reflections OAV: Act 2 - End is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Reflections OAV: Act 2 - End Dec 03 2001 - Sano finds Kenshin and nurses him back to health just enough for him to get back home into Karou's arms. Meanwhile Yahiko teaches, Kenji, Kenshin's son, the value of being the son of a legendary ...more

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Reflections OAV: Act 1 - Begin... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Reflections OAV: Act 1 - Beginnings Dec 03 2001 - Kaoru goes to the harbor every day to see if Kenshin has returned. After a while, she starts looking back at her life with Kenshin and all the things that have happened.

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Handsome Swordsman of Legend is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Handsome Swordsman of Legend Jan 10 1996 - Kaoru makes Kenshin stay in the separate room because he saw her naked when she was taking a bath. He was trying to ask if she was OK but thought she was quiet because she was trying to kill ...more

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The Bratty Samurai...Why Don't... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Bratty Samurai...Why Don't You Become My Student? Jan 17 1996 - After nearly being pick-pocketed by the young street urchin Myojin Yahiko, Kenshin takes sympathy on the boy who declares himself to be from a samurai family. After his mother's death, Yahiko ...more

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The Swordsman in Sorrow. The M... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Swordsman in Sorrow. The Man That Cuts The Past Jan 24 1996 - Yahiko is discontent with the teachings of Kamiya-Kasshin-ryū, wanting to defeat his enemies over protecting the innocent. An old acquaintance of Kenshin invites him to join the military.

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One Word: Evil. The Fighter Sa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
One Word: Evil. The Fighter Sanosuke Appears Jan 31 1996 - Hiruma Gohei, a man who Kenshin had previously defeated in episode 1 hires Sanosuke Sagara (aka Zanza after his signature weapon, a zanbato) to take Kenshin down. He accepts, but not for the

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Sakaba Sword vs. Zanba Sword. ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Sakaba Sword vs. Zanba Sword. At the Battle's End! Feb 07 1996 - Zanza returns to fight Kenshin, and reveals his reason for fighting and his past with the Sekihoutai, where his captain and teammates were used as scapegoats by the government. Kenshin defeats ...more

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Visitor From The Darkness... T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Visitor From The Darkness... The Kurogasa Appears Feb 14 1996 - Government officials are being murdered. Jinei, a former hitokiri known for his ruthless attitude, is doing it and the government asks Kenshin for help. When Jinei sees Kenshin, he realizes he ...more

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Fight To The Death Under The M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Fight To The Death Under The Moon... Protect The Ones You Love! Feb 21 1996 - Jinei has kidnapped Kaoru in order to force Kenshin back into his murderous ways. Kenshin almost kills Jinei, but Kaoru calls out, and he spares him. Jinei then takes his own life.

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A New Battle! The Mysterious A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
A New Battle! The Mysterious And Beautiful Woman Who Jumped In Suddenly Feb 28 1996 - One of Sano's friends has died from opium when a mysterious woman (Takani Megumi) shows up and needs his and Kenshin's help. She is being pursued by the Oniwabanshuu onmitsu, an elite group of ...more

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The Ultimate Stealth Army... T... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Ultimate Stealth Army... The Dreaded Oniwa Banshu! Mar 06 1996 - Takeda Kanryū forces Megumi to return by threatening the people at the dojo. Sano convinces her to return, but Megumi is captured by one of Kanryū's underlings.

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Aoshi... The Man So Scary As T... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Aoshi... The Man So Scary As To Seem Almost Beautiful Mar 13 1996 - The group goes to retrieve Megumi, but the Oniwaban group stands in their way. Kenshin narrowly defeats Hannya and then he and Sano confront commander Shinomori Aoshi. Aoshi takes out Sano with ...more

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Farewell, The Ultimate Men! Th... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Farewell, The Ultimate Men! The Clash Of Light And Darkness Apr 24 1996 - Kenshin narrowly defeats Aoshi. Aoshi asks Kenshin to finish him off, and when Kenshin refuses, Aoshi vows revenge. Kanryū shows up with a gatling gun and kills the four members of the Oniwaban ...more

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The Birth Of A Junior Samurai!... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Birth Of A Junior Samurai! First Disciple, Yahiko's Battle May 01 1996 - Yahiko meets a cute girl named Tsubame, who works at the Akabeko. She's being forced into making a copy of the key to the Akabeko by a group of thugs, and Yahiko decides to help her by himself. ...more

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You Can Do It! Toramaru's Dosu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
You Can Do It! Toramaru's Dosukoi Journey May 08 1996 - Kaoru takes in Toramaru, a sumo wrestler who has been kicked out of his sumo stable. The leading wrestler fears being overtaken, and uses his status to keep Toramaru down. Kaoru teaches Toramaru ...more

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To Save A Small Life! Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
To Save A Small Life! Challenge! Doctor Megumi! May 15 1996 - Megumi treats a girl with a life threatening heart condition, but a faith healer enters town and begins to seeminly perform miracles to cure the sick at exhorbitant sums, while spreading rumors ...more

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The Operation Starts! The Terr... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Operation Starts! The Terrorist Group Jinpu Tai May 22 1996 - The Jinpuu squad is performing vigilante assassinations. They try and force Sasaki, a local schoolteacher, to pick up his sword again, but Sano and Kenshin fight them off. Toma, the Jinpuu ...more

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Take a Pledge! The Hidden Swor... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Take a Pledge! The Hidden Sword Technique, Shiden No Tachi! Jun 05 1996 - Toma was a former student under Sasaki. Ultimately, the Jinpuu squad is taken down and Toma repents to his former master.

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Blast To Your Dream. The Adven... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Blast To Your Dream. The Adventure Of Marimo The Flying Bullet Jun 12 1996 - The group goes to the circus and Yahiko takes a liking to the "Human Cannonball" girl Marimo. A circus boss tries to sabotage the show and make Marimo work for him, but the ...more

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Run! Yahiko, Bring The Sakabat... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Run! Yahiko, Bring The Sakabatou Back! Jun 19 1996 - Hiruma Gohei returns and hires the Onizaki brothers to kill Kenshin. Gohei tricks Yahiko into bringing him the reverse blade sword, and then he ties Yahiko up. Kenshin is outmatched by the ...more

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Raijuuta's Desire. Vision Of A... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Raijuuta's Desire. Vision Of A Forbidden Empire Jun 26 1996 - The Kenshin-gumi go on vacation in Izu. There, a wealthy boy Yutaro falls under the influence of Raijuta, who intends to create a kingdom with his warriors. Kenshin battles Raijuta's men for the ...more

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Shinko Ryu's Revived! Show Of ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Shinko Ryu's Revived! Show Of Evil, Ultimate Killing Technique! Jul 10 1996 - Kenshin leaves Raijuta's warriors to save Yutaro from drowning. Kaoru teaches Yutaro the Kamiya Kasshin style of swordsmanship, although he doesn't understand its moral aspects. The military ...more

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The Nightmare Falls Apart! Rai... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Nightmare Falls Apart! Raijuuta's Dream Jul 21 1996 - Kenshin stops the battle by challenging Raijuta to a one on one battle. He figures out the trick to Raijuta's vacuum cut, and defeats him. Yutaro is injured in the battle, and decides to move to ...more

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First Time! Crazy, Insane Stea... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
First Time! Crazy, Insane Steam Engine Train Trip Jul 31 1996 - The Kenshin-gumi take a train trip to Yokohama for fun. A train robbery ensues, and they defeat the robbers. All the while, Sanosuke complains technology is the work of the devil.

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Betrayed By Sanosuke?! Greetin... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Betrayed By Sanosuke?! Greetings Of Fate Aug 14 1996 - Sanosuke goes to a picture shop to buy a picture for Miss Tae at the Akabeko. While at the picture shop, he stumbles across a portrait of Captain Sagara, drawn by Tsunan Tsukioka, another ...more

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Midnight Fight! Sansuke VS Ken... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Midnight Fight! Sansuke VS Kenshin Again! Aug 21 1996 - Sanosuke throws a party at the Kamiya Dojo for everyone. Little does everyone except Kenshin know, Sanosuke is really planning to leave the Kenshin group for good to revive the long lost ...more

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Scarlet Pirate! Tear Up Kenshi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Scarlet Pirate! Tear Up Kenshin And Kaoru Aug 28 1996 - The Crimson Pirate: Kenshin and Kaoru, Seperated! In this episode, Kaoru finally gets fed up with Kenshin, Yahiko, and Sanosuke hanging around the Kamiya Dojo, without working or paying any ...more

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An Incarnation Of Thunder Stor... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
An Incarnation Of Thunder Storm! The Mysterious Nobility Of The Female Pirate Shura Sep 04 1996 - Shura and the Kairyu land at Kairyu Island with Kenshin. Shura doesn't have the heart to kill Kenshin, and so Ginjo, one of the Kairyu who wants to be the new leader instead of Shura, makes up a ...more

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Ferocious Fighting Island! Sca... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Ferocious Fighting Island! Scarlet Pirate Oct 16 1996 - Kenshin helps to nurse Shura back to health, then Shura finds out that Ginjo gave Old Iwa opium. Shura goes off to fight and defeat Ginjo. She is defeated by him, since he played a dirty trick ...more

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Prelude To A New Threat. The S... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Prelude To A New Threat. The Shadow Of The Wolf Is Drawing Near Oct 30 1996 - The Kenshin-gumi's brief period of peace is interrupted by the presence of former Shinsengumi captain Saito Hajime - now using the name of Fujita Goro and working for the Tokyo police - stirs up ...more

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The Ultimate Fatal Rival! The ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Ultimate Fatal Rival! The Waylay Of The Desperate Fangs Nov 06 1996 - Sanosuke is beginning to recover from the wounds inflicted by Saito, but Kenshin's mind is greatly disturbed. Akamatsu, another assassin hired by the same man who is paying Saito fights Kenshin ...more

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Evil Monster Of Revenge... Shi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Evil Monster Of Revenge... Shishio Makoto's Plot! Nov 13 1996 - The battle between Kenshin and Saito continues after Kenshin is stabbed by Saito's Gatotsu Sanshiki. Kaoru is frightened to see Kenshin's Battousai persona begin to emerge and begins to lose ...more

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Newer Reaching Feelings... Ken... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Newer Reaching Feelings... Kenshin's Departure Nov 27 1996 - As the deadline for Kenshin's decision on whether to go to Kyoto nears Kaoru becomes anxious at the possibility of his leaving. After Okubo's assassination by Seta Sojiro, Kenshin decides to go ...more

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Changing Tears To Courage! The... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Changing Tears To Courage! The Path Chosen By Kamiya Kaoru Dec 04 1996 - Kaoru is deeply depressed and distressed since Kenshin left Tokyo. With the help of Tae, Yahiko, Tsubame, and especially Megumi, Kaoru regains her courage and decides to leave Tokyo to go to ...more

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Time To Be The Strongest Warri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Time To Be The Strongest Warrior! Aoshi's New Battle! Dec 11 1996 - Aoshi Shinomori has now chosen the path of chaos. He will do anything to defeat Kenshin, as he feels it will prove to the world that the Oniwaban Group were the strongest fighters of the ...more

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The Little Thief... Makimachi ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Little Thief... Makimachi Misao's Deceptive Looks! Jan 08 1997 - Makimachi Misao, the girl bandit, whom Kenshin meets in the forest, is a member of the Oniwaban Group. She wants very badly to see Aoshi and the other four Oniwaban Group members, though she is ...more

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Occupied Village! Shishio's Ev... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Occupied Village! Shishio's Evil Shadow, Ever Closer! Jan 15 1997 - Along the way to Kyoto, Kenshin and Misao come across a nearly dead man with his little brother in his arms, Eiji Mishima. The man dies, and Eiji wants to avenge his brother's death by killing ...more

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After The End Of The Dynasty. ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
After The End Of The Dynasty. First Meeting Of Kenshin And Shishio Jan 22 1997 - Kenshin and Senkaku fight, and Kenshin wins with ease. Misao and Eiji make their way up to the same mansion in an attempt to defeat Senkaku for themselves.

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Shock! Sakabatou Broken... Sou... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Shock! Sakabatou Broken... Soujirou "The Heavenly Sword" vs. Kenshin Jan 29 1997 - Shishio is then challenged by Kenshin, but Shishio refuses to accept, saying that Kenshin is weak as a wanderer, and that even if there were 100 of him, Kenshin could not defeat Shishio as ...more

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Sanosuke, The Secret Of Patien... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Sanosuke, The Secret Of Patience... Challenge The Hakai Priest, Anji Feb 05 1997 - Sanosuke gets lost in a forest. He finds a monk there that goes by the name of Anji. Anji gives Sanosuke some food. Sanosuke ends up convincing Anji to teach him how to use the Futae no Kiwami, ...more

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The Man Who Makes Sakabatou...... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
The Man Who Makes Sakabatou... Arai Shatku's Masterpiece! Feb 12 1997 - Kenshin and Misao make it to Kyoto. There, they meet Okina and four other members of the Oniwaban Group. Okina knows Kenshin is the legendary Battousai the Manslayer the moment he lays eyes on ...more

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Cold Blooded Samurai! Battle W... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
Cold Blooded Samurai! Battle With Juppon Gatana Chou! Feb 19 1997 - Kenshin finds Sawagejo Cho has kidnapped the child of Shakku's son in order to obtain Shakku's final work for himself. Kenshin is forced to choose between keeping his vow not to kill and saving ...more

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A Hidden Technique Of Hiten Mi... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Full List of Rurouni Kenshin Episodes
A Hidden Technique Of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu! Reunion With Master Hiko Seijuro! Feb 26 1997 - Kenshin finds his master Hiko Seijuro living as a potter near Kyoto, but Hiko is initially unwilling to take Kenshin back due to his walking out to join the Revolution. Yahiko and Kaoru meet ...more