Samurai X

Season 1 Episode 6

Appearance of Kurogasa

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Mar 24, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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When government officials start getting murdered by an assassin called Kurogasa, Kenshin is asked to protect a certain government official. Sano, never one to miss a fight, goes with Kenshin.
After seeing the assassin, Kenshin realizes that the assassin is Udou Jine, an outcast of the Shinsengumi. Jine was cast out from the Shinsengumi because he killed people for pleasure, not for the Shinsengumi cause. When Jine finds Kenshin, he realizes he has found someone who he can enjoy fighting against. He tells Kenshin to go back to being a Hitokiri (assassin) because if Kenshin doesn't, he will never be able to beat Jine, and Jine will keep killing people.
Jine kidnaps Kaoru, hoping this will speed up the process of Kenshin becoming a Hitokiri once more.

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  • Himura finally faces off against a Manslayer from the revolution.

    Jinei Udoh, a stray Manslayer who uses Shin-no-ippou to paralyze his victims. It has been ten years since Himura has killed and became a wanderer. Can he still remain true to his vow, to never kill again, while facing off against an opponent who is obsessed with the smell and color of blood? Shin-no-ippou has the power to paralyze victims with weak swordsman spirits. Himura wishes to be alone so that he can harness his swordsman spirit, but Ms. Kamiya is afraid that he will leave. Jinei has captured Ms. Kamiya, and now Himura must stop him at any means necessary. Himura shouts out his final cry, “Jinei!!!”moreless
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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

Recurring Role

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Yumi Komagata

Recurring Role

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Dr. Gensai

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Jinei was never called the Battousai in this episode, rather he was known as a stray Manslayer.

    • Actually the term "Manslayer" was not cartoon network's idea but Anime Works.

    • Jin-e is not a "battosai", but a hitokiri, which means assassin in Japanese, or as Cartoon Network puts it, "man slayer".
      Battosai is the nickname given to Kenshin because he has mastered all aspects of the battoujutsu techniques, that of starting the sword in the sheath to increase the speed of the attack.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Sanosuke: Those eyes... he's too dangerous.
      Kenshin: I'll deal with him.

    • Kenshin: Why are you here?
      Sanosuke: I won't let you hog such a big fight to yourself.
      Kenshin: It's not a fight...

    • Kenshin: The man Kurosaga, he must be a manslayer from the revolution like myself, that he is.

    • Kaoru: Oh, you're the police chief.
      Sanosuke: The police chief?

    • Sanosuke: It's not food from a strange land...
      Kaoru (While throwing foods at Sanosuke): If you have any complaints, then don't come here!

    • Kaoru: Oh, Sanosuke is drooling all over because it's so good! Just kidding!
      Sanosuke: It's disgusting.

    • Kaoru: Oh, Kenshin.
      Kenshin: Huh? Wha! Ow! (sword falls and slices thumb open)
      Kaoru: I... found you.
      Kenshin: She's scarier than Jinei she is!!

    • Kenshin: The murderer called Kurogasa he must be one of the Manslayers left over from the Revolution, just like myself. Even though it has been ten years into the Meiji era, his heart is still obsessed with the smell and color of blood. A man who cannot stop killing.

    • Kenshin: Nikaidou Method. Shin-no-ippou, another name for the spell of frozen terror. As I suspected it was you after all. I heard rumors in Kyoto during the Revolution of one who could use Shin-no-ippou and paralyze victims with the pounding energy emanating from his eyes. The stray Manslayer, Jinei Udoh.

    • Jinei: That wasn't any fun. You are nothing compared to the Battousai of the Revolution whose name froze the blood of men. A Manslayer who stops slaying for ten years. You should realize how obtuse your swordsman spirit has become.

    • Jinei: I'll give you one day to prepare yourself. Go ahead and search your soul. I know you'll find him. Revive the Manslayer within you. I want to kill the legendary Battousai from the Revolution.

    • Kenshin: Ms. Kaoru!
      Jinei: I assume this girl is your woman, Battousai! (Evil laugh)
      Kenshin: Jinei!
      Jinei: Show me your anger! That will bring back the Manslayer that you once were! Hate me as you never hated before! Bring back Battousai the Manslayer! (Evil laugh)
      Kaoru: Kenshin!
      Kenshin: Jinei!!!

    • Kaoru: Oh Kenshin, I found you.
      Kenshin: She's scarier than Jinei, she is.

    • Sanosuke: I guess selfishness and love go hand in hand.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jinei Udoh was originally based on one of the four real hitokiris in the Bakumatsu era, named Okada Izô, although the author admits that Jinei ended up nothing like Izô.