The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman's honor and still live in the new era.
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Season 1Netflix | Hulu
S01 E01Jan 9, 1996
The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for Love Jan 9, 1996 A mysterious wanderer known as Kenshin is taken at the Kamiya Kasshin Dojo, a martial arts school run by a young woman named Kaoru.
S01 E02Jan 16, 1996
Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student Jan 16, 1996 Following an encounter with a young pickpocket named Yahiko, Kaoru risks her own freedom to gain his from some local gangsters.
S01 E03Jan 23, 1996
Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past Jan 23, 1996 After reining in some renegade police officers, Kenshin is recognized as the Samurai whose bravery helped establish the Meiji Era and is asked to rejoin the army.
S01 E04Jan 30, 1996
Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hire Jan 30, 1996 Gohei enlists a vicious street-fighter known as Sanosuke to seek revenge against Kenshin. And even though Kenshin exposes Gohei's plan, Sanosuke makes it clear that the two of them will fight each other one day.
S01 E05Feb 6, 1996
The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle Feb 6, 1996 After accepting Sanosuke's challenge, Kenshin encourages him to release his anger towards the corrupt Royalist forces.
S01 E06Feb 13, 1996
The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows Feb 13, 1996 With a ruthless ex-Samurai killing high ranking politicians, the Chief of Police asks Kenshin to catch him. But as Kenshin confronts the deadly Jin-nai Udo, Kaoru's efforts to stop the battle end with her kidnapping.
Season 2Netflix | Hulu
S02 E01Nov 5, 1996
Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near Nov 5, 1996 A persistent nightmare comes true when Kenshin's old enemy, the former leader of a shadowy anti-Royalist organization, is hired to assassinate him.
S02 E02Nov 12, 1996
Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike! Nov 12, 1996 Saito sets a trap for Kenshin by enlisting another assassin in his plan. And once Kenshin repels the accomplice, he's left to take on his old rival.
S02 E03Nov 26, 1996
A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio's Plot Nov 26, 1996 After stopping a fatal battle with Hajime Saito, a top government official asks Kenshin's help in killing a shadowy assassin who's threatening the future of the regime.
S02 E04Dec 3, 1996
A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin Departs Dec 3, 1996 While preparing to give his decision on helping to kill Shishio, Kenshin learns of the Home Minister's murder.
S02 E05Dec 10, 1996
Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya's Choice Dec 10, 1996 Following Kenshin's departure from the dojo, everyone, and especially Kaoru, are sad at being left behind. And while Saito tries to dissuade Sanosuke from following him, Megumi sends Kaoru to deliver some medicine that will aid in Kenshin's fight .
S02 E06Jan 7, 1997
For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi's New Conflict Jan 7, 1997 In the wake of Kenshin's departure, everyone at the dojo is anxious to join the battle against Shishio. With Sanosuke, Kaoru and Yahiko in pursuit, Kenshin encounters Misao, a young girl who also happens to be a clever thief.