Samurai X

Season 2 Episode 4

A Wish Unrequited

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jun 11, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Kenshin must decide wheather he wants to go back to Kyoto or not, to go back to becoming a manslayer. Lord Okubo is riding in his carriage, thinking to himself that he hoped Kenshin would chose to go to Kyoto. However, Soujiro assassinates him. Soujiro tells Kenshin that it's a warning to stay out of Shisho's way. At the end Kenshin announces that he will be going to Kyoto. Kaoru is worried that this means he will go back to being the Battosai.moreless

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  • This day will never be forgotten.

    10
    The eleventh day of Meiji, the fourteenth of May, the day Okubo was assasinated leading Kenshin to go to Kyoto, and leaving behind his friends. I swear, this episode was the most emotional one yet out of the other thirty. The ending was so sad, I felt so sorry for Kaoru, it was exactly when Sasuke left Sakura! And that's how I fell in love with the couple in Naruto, and now I love this couple in Ruroui Kenshin! It's so sad, seriously... the ending just made me want to cry. He could've kissed her or something, but it was just so fast, the flashback and the final hug, the thank you for everything, and bang. Kenshin is wandering off again, leaving Kaoru, and back to Battousai. This episode definetly deserves a ten.moreless
  • A very sad day during the 11th year of Meiji

    10
    (this will be a really long summary..sorry!^_^)

    This was a very depressing and sad episode. In the beginning, it is May 14th, the time when Lord Okubo would come over and confirm if Kenshin would stay or leave to go to Kyoto. If Kenshin decides to go back to Kyoto he would become a manslayer once again..which makes the decision hard for kenshin. And if he stays he thinks he would be endangering everybody every time he fights since he would be becoming a manslayer little by little, But when Kenshin says that instead of Lord Okubo seeing him he would go see Lord Okubo. But Megumi puts a leash on him to stop him and if Kenshin still refused she would give him some powder that would make Kenshin do whatever she wanted. After taking the leash off, Kenshin said that he was going to see Okubo now. The others want to come with him but he said that it would be a very long conversation and so he leaves. In the other part of the city, Okubo is riding in his carriage when Soujiro comes over and kills him. Kenshin is walking around trying to look for Lord Okubo but he finds a huge crowd of people looking at something. Kenshin is shocked that it turned out to be Okubo, dead. Soujiro whispers to Kenshin that he shouldn't mess with Shishou or he would die for sure and dissapears within the crowd. Kenshin goes to the police to go see Saito and ask him what he was going to do and Saito replies that he will be going to Kyoto. Back in the city the word gets out that Secretary Okubo was assassinated and people are starting to think that the revolution would repeat itself. Kenshin finally decides to go to Kyoto. Back at the house everyone is waiting for Kenshin to come back from the visit. But when megumi, Sano, the little girls leave, Kaoru sees if she can find Kenshin. And pretty soon Kenshin pops up and announces his decision to go to Kyoto. But before he leaves he thanks Kaoru for everything she had done and says “Farewell”and leaves to Kyoto to settle things once and for all, Leaving behind a crying and distressed Kaoru. And the credits roll. -(Im so sorry if it was long..but i kinda told you the whole episode so..hehheh^^*sweatdrop*)moreless
  • The 11th year of Meiji, May 14th. On this day, Kenshin Himura returned to wandering once again. And into the pitch black darkness he disappeared, alone.

    9.8
    The episode starts with Kenshin's friends talking about how much Kenshin is worth to them. I didn't like the fact that his friends assume that Kenshin has chose to stay in Tokyo while Kenshin didn't said a thing. As Okubo was on his way to visit Kenshin, Soujirou came and killed him and Soujirou smiles happily. The new character is creepy. When the attackers on the street pretended that they killed Obuko, I had a feeling that it is connected to real Japanese history. At the end, Kenshin meets Kaoru alone. Kenshin says thank you to her and gives her a hug. He told her about the assassination and he is going to Kyoto because he fears that the Battosai in him will come back soon. As soon as I saw Kaoru crying and the epilogue appear on screen, I was quiet for a long time.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

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Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sugimoto/Dr. Gensai

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Kenshin: (referring to Saito) He lives to this day carrying out the justice of the Shinsengumi. Even in the peaceful times of the Meji Era he's still the wolf of Mibu. And his fangs bared in the darkness far beyond the sun's reach But while we may have some things in common I would certainly not call him a friend.
      Yahiko: (agreeing with Kenshin) No way!
      Sanosuke: (sternly agreeing) You got that right.
      Kaoru and Megumi: (agreeing in unison) I hate that guy!

    • Kenshin: Sanosuke hates the Meiji government from the bottom of his heart, that he does...
      Sanosuke(Stopming on Kenshin's head): What's wrong with that?

    • Okubo: I'm finding out slowly that it is far more difficult to raise a new era than it is to break an old one.

    • Kenshin: A manslayer is a manslayer till the day he dies. There's no doubt that Battousai is forever a part of my true self. Destined only to live and breathe in the heat of battle. The times are drifting by again. And they're no longer allowing me to remain still like they used to.

    • Kenshin: For ten years, I've forbidden myself from becoming that man again. Always staying in control. However, my battle with Saito earlier taught me something very clearly. It showed me that deep within myself, there's an angry manslayer who'll never be able to change his ways.

    • Kenshin: I am a wanderer, and it is time for me to wander of again. Farewell...

    • Jinei Udo: Can your Blood Soaked hands let go of the Sword? Of course they can't!! Be honest with yourself, Battousai!!!! Muwhahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Toshimichi Okubo a real person who was killed on May 14, in the 11th year of the Meiji era. The real Toshimichi Okubo was not killed by a someone named Soujirou , but was assassinated by Shimada Ichirô and six others.

    • Slight correction to the above note... the music is titled Intermezzo from the Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Mascagini.

    • The song played is "Chopin - Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana."

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