Samurai X

Season 2 Episode 3

A Devil of Vengeance

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jun 10, 2003 on Cartoon Network
9.9
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The fight between Kenshin and Saito begins, during the battle Kaoru attempts to help Kenshin. An old man who is a top official from the Japanese government stops the fight. They then offer Kenshin a job to assassinate Shishio, an enemy of the government. He also tells Kenshin that they won't arrest Megumi for opium possession if he goesmoreless

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  • Suspenseful much?

    9.9
    Woah, this episode was amazing! The fight between Kenshin and Saito was like so crazy. It was scary, Kenshin was so cool and yet so terrifying. In the end it all got called off, I wonder who would've won if the police imperialist guy didn't call it all of though. So now the police guy wants Kenshin to assasinate this guy named Shishio, or the Battousai's succesor, protege, whatever. He looked very scary, and in a week the guy will collect his answer. It's really scary, what Kaoru says in the end adds a lot of suspense as well, I can't wait to watch the next episode!moreless
  • This episode would have to be the one of the one best epsiode in the seris. The old riverlery comes back to show the best fight ever. Hijime Satiou v.s. Kenshin Himura finle stats. the only bad part is that i wished it last a bit longer then what it did.moreless

    9.8
    the fight between Satiou and Kenhsin is probably one of the best fight i have seen in any anime around. its really fast pace but u can still tell whats going. Other than the fight the reason why kenshin mit have to choose weather to be a manslayer or raeman a wounderery. But when he hears who is going against he has tuogh time to wether to kill shishio or find a way to beat him without killing him. Shishio is a manslayer from the revolution like how kenshin was and so Shishio knows he knows how to beat the governtment currently in power then start A war all over and strat the bloodest time ever to exist. So kenshin decide on what he is going to do.moreless
  • Battousai vs. The Wolf of Mibu and Battousai's successor is first mention.

    9.7
    This episode contains one of the best fights in Anime. We also see more of Kenshin's Battousai side. The one thing that kind of ruins the fight is Kaoru's crying. The fight was stop by Okubo. Okubo is a famous man in Japan back a hundren years ago. It turns out that Saito is a spy that is testing Kenshin's abilities for his coming battle. This episode also first mentions Shishio, the villian of this season. I didn't like the fact that Kenshin's friends are speaking for Kenshin about him going to Kyoto when Kenshin didn't say a word about this. Since the beginning of the season, you can tell that the mood of the story has change greatly.moreless
Philece Sampler

Philece Sampler

Misao Makimachi

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Yahiko Myojin

Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Beshimi, Gekki, Cho Sawahimojo

Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Sanosuke Sagara

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Shura/Soba Waitress (English)

Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes

Yohei Senbonya

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Hajime Saito

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Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Yumi Komagata

Recurring Role

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Dr. Gensai/Shibumi

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Addition to the prior goof: it's possible that the room Kenshin and Saitoh are fighting in isn't in the direct line of sunlight, so it would seem darker than normal.

    • At the beginning of Saitou and Kenshin's fight, the sun sets. This is why its so dark while they're fighting (for the dramatic effect, i suppose). however, when it cuts to Okubo Tochimichi and Inspector Kawaji riding along in the carriage, the sun has not set yet, it appears to still be early evening.

    • After Saitou's sword breaks and he throws it at Kenshin, Kenshin blocks it with his left fist. Several minutes later, when he's breaking the Battousai trance by punching himself in the face with his left hand, the wound magically disappears.

  • QUOTES (9)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Shishio is based off a member of the Shinsengumi, Serizawa Kamo. Kamo was a skilled swordsman, he obtained the highest level a swordsman could reach in his style, the Shintou Munen Style. This meant that he mastered every aspect of the style, including the sucession technique. However, he not a great person. He was always covering up his actions. He also frequented brothels.

    • Toshimichi Okubo, who shows up in this episode, is another figure from real Japanese history like Aritomo Yamagata.

    • Shishio is similar to Kenshin in the nature to his job during the Bakumatsu war. Shishio was the man who replaced Kenshin as Hitokiri for the Chosu, when Kenshin became depressed from a certain loss (not to spoil, watch the OVA's). Once the war was over, the government burned Shishio alive in fear that he might leak important information. To no avail, though... Shishio survived, and has an agenda of revenge.

    • At no point in the series does it show Kenshin and Saitoh fight to a finish with any definable winner. "Who is more skilled?" is always left unanswered. One can assume after Kenshin masters Ama Kakeru no Hirameki in a later episode that he is superior.

    • Saitoh's motto, "Aku-Soku-Zan," means "Evil-Instant-Kill." Meaning that any evil Saitoh confronts will be destroyed. This is the same motto as the Shinsengumi, of which Saitoh was a commander.

    • During his duel with Saitoh, Kenshin reverts completely to his Hitokiri Battousai persona, and almost kills Saitoh.

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