Samurai X - Season 2

Cartoon Network (ended 2003)




Episode Guide

  • 10/18/03
    Yahiko visits Mount Hiei, and Sanosuke shows him where that battle with Shishio took place. Meanwhile, Kenshin visits an unknown woman’s grave, and places flowers by it. Also at this time, Megumi explains to Kaoru the severity of Kenshin's wounds, and that it is important to keep him from doing anything that dangerous again. Finally, the gang gets on the train to Kyoto, with Misao waving to them and telling them to visit again. When the gang reaches the road to the dojo, Kaoru extends her hand and welcomes Kenshin home. Kenshin smiles and says, "It's good to be home."moreless
  • The Choice for Life
    Episode 34
    Sano and Aoshi drag an unconcious Kenshin as they run to escape from the Shishio's burning lair. Saito stays behind and disappears into the flames. Anji and Soujiro also escape, Anji carrying Hoji. Aoshi, Sano, and Kenshin return to Akabeko.

    The story skips forward a month and Kenshin wakes up to find a big celebration. Cho comes and reveals that he has become a spy for the government. He then tells the gang about the fates of the other members of the Juppongatana.moreless
  • 10/4/03
    Both Kenshin and Shishio are ready to end the fight with their ultimate attacks. As they begin, Shishio uses the insight he received from Soujiro to parry the Amakakakeru Ryuu no Hirameki. He ignites he's sword to finish Kenshin, when Kenshin spins around to hit Shishio. Hiko reveals there is a second half to the ultimate attack of the Hiten Mitsurugi style, and Aoshi mentions that with the combined force of the parry and spin, the second half of the attack is far worse than the first. With Shishio defeated, Yumi begs for Kenshin to spar his life. Shishio kills Yumi as an attempt to get to Kenshin, but dies from being pushed to far over his limits. As Aoshi, Sano, Kenshin, and Saito leave, Gouji begins to destroy the boiler, causing the bridge the bridge they're on to break, and surrounding them in flames.moreless
  • Not Out of Luck!
    Episode 32
    Aoshi fights Shishio, but there's nothing he can do except stall for time. Sano and Saitoh are still useless, and Kenshin is still knocked out. But then, something causes Kenshin to awaken! He unleashes a flurry of Hiten Mitsurugi moves on Shishio. But Shishio comes roaring back. The guys know there's only one move Kenshin hasn't used: the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki...moreless
  • 9/20/03
    Kenshin & Shishio's fight continues. After a good bit of sparring, Shishio slides his flaming sword over his gunpowder-filled glove, creating an explosion which knocks Kenshin out. It seems all hope is lost when Saitoh appears out of nowhere and begins attacking him, but he too is no match for Shishio. Sano attacks Shishio with the Futae no Kiwami, but it has no effect and he gets thrown aside. Now the only man standing between Shishio and the title of strongest is Aoshi...moreless
  • 9/13/03
    The battle between Shishio and Kenshin begins however, Shishio shows that he has the upperhand by revealing the numerous techniques he knows. At the end of the episode, he shows that Kenshin is possibly "biting off" more than he can chew.
  • A Duel With an Extreme Moment
    Because Soujirou starts to show some emotions, Kenshin is able to read what Soujirou is going to do, which makes Soujirou even more frustrated. In the end, Soujirou and Kenshin square off with each other for the final duel where Kenshin's Amakakeruryunohirameki beats Soujirou's Shuntensatsu.
  • The Tragedy of a Stormy Night
    All Kenshin can do is defend against Soujirou's blindingly fast attacks. However, Soujirou becomes frustrated after failing to finish Kenshin off with all the chances he has had. Soujirou stops the fight for a while to get new waraji (grass sandals).
  • Hiten Versus Shukuchi
    Kenshin finally confronts Seta Soujirou, the one who broke Kenshin's old sakabatou. Soujirou's foot speed is greater than even Kenshin's "shinsoku" (God speed), for Soujirou's speed is in the realm of "shukuchi" (reduced land). To Kenshin and the others, Soujirou's speed seems close to teleportation. Kenshin barely manages to fend off Soujirou's attacks, and without the ability to read his opponents next move by judging the others feelings and emotions, Kenshin realizes he is in big trouble.moreless
  • 8/16/03
    After defeating Henya, Kamatari, and I wambo running away, Misao and the other think that it is over. But then the Destruction Army, Saizuchi and Fuji appear. After Saizuchi spent several minutes explaining his and Shishio's twisted logics, Fuji is about to attack when Seijuro Hiko appears. Seijuro recognizes from Fuji's strike that he is a proud martial artist. He convinces him to strip off his armor. After he does, they fight shortly, and Seijuro uses the Kuzu Ryusen to finish him off.moreless
  • To Make a Miracle
    Episode 25
    Yahiko defeats Henya with his version of Kenshin's Ryutsuisen. However, he falls unconcious due to the injuries he received during the battle. Kaoru and Misao are hard pressed by Kamatari, but they beat him by using some nice teamwork.
  • Wake Up Now!
    Episode 24
    Aoshi realizes that his quest for being the "ultimate" has led him down a dark path, and finally "awakens" with strong words from Kenshin. Aoshi and Kenshin confront each other for the final battle.
  • The Promised Time Has Come
    As Kenshin advances to the chamber where Seta Soujirou waits, he comes across another chamber which has an occupant that also wants to battle Kenshin: a deadly cool fighter by the name of Shinomori Aoshi. Shinomori is willing to give up his life to defeat Kenshin and obtain the name of "saikyou" (ultimate) for the Oniwanbanshu. But is his willingness to die just away of hiding from his feelings? Whatever his true feelings, he has Kenshin cornered and.....moreless
  • 7/12/03
    Saitou Hajime and the Juppongatana Usui battle each other. Kenshin, Sano and Yumi move on to the next room, which Seta Soujirou is waiting in. However, on their way to Soujirou's room they come across Houji's room where Shinomori Aoshi is waiting for Kenshin.
  • Reborn to Salvation
    Episode 21
    The reason why Anji became a "Hakaisou" (a monk who breaks certain restrictions, ie drinking, etc) becomes clear.
  • Sano, Kenshin, and Saitoh have arrived at the enemy compound. The first of the Juppongatana has arrived, too. Much to Sano's surprise, it's Anji! How can Sano win when he's fighting the very man who taught him his ultimate move?
  • 7/2/03
    Kenshin, Saitou and Sanosuke arrive at Osaka harbour to find Shishio ready to depart for Tokyo. While Kenshin and Saitou keep Shishio busy, Sanosuke uses small explosives given to him by Tsukioka Katsuhiro (an old friend of Sanosuke's who also used to be part of the Sekihoutai) to blast a whole into Shishio's ship. When the ship begins to sink, Shishio vows to kill Kenshin, Saitou, and Sanosuke.moreless
  • As If to Fly
    Episode 18
    Kenshin meets up with Saitou and Sanosuke. Kenshin realizes that the burning of Kyoto is just a ruse, and that Shishio's real plan is to go to Tokyo so he can wreak havoc on the city. The three go to Osaka harbor to stop Shishio. When they arrive, they find Shishio on his war-ship "Rengoku". Misao and the Oniwabanshuu at Aoiya organize the citizens of Kyoto to stop the burning of Kyoto while Kenshin and the others try to stop Shishio.moreless
  • 6/30/03
    All the members of the Juppongatana finally arrive at Shishio's fortress. Saitou and Sanosuke meet once again in a jail in Kyoto. Saitou and Sanosuke question the captured Chou about Shishio's plans.
  • 6/27/03
    Kenshin’s training with Master Hiko is finally coming to its conclusion as he prepares to learn the ultimate attack of the Hiten Mitsurugi Style. However, his life is in danger even as he draws this close to his goal. There can only be one Master of the Hiten Mitsurugi Style, and in the final teaching of the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki either teacher or student must lose their life. With just one night in hand, will Kenshin be able to come to terms with his own inner demons and learn the ultimate attack before it’s too late?moreless
  • 6/26/03
    While Kenshin continues his training with Master Hiko, the Oniwaban Group are in trouble. In Kyoto itself, Aoshi finds himself having to choose between his revenge and his old friends. Okina is determined to stop Aoshi to protect Kenshin and the rest of the Oniwaban Group, and the two meet to decide their fate with blades. Misao having learned of Aoshi's need for revenge, realises she must find them and stop them before she loses either her mentor or the man she loves.moreless
  • Kenshin completes his training with his master, Seijuro Hiko, learning the ultimate technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style; the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki.
  • 6/24/03
    Kenshin tries to fight Chou with his broken Sakabatou but doesn't end up doing so well. Seikuu, at first thinking that Kenshin was fighting Chou for pleasure, realizes that Kenshin is fighting to rescue Iori. As the fight goes on, Kenshin begins becomes worried that he may have to break his vow not to kill anymore.moreless
  • Kenshin pays a visit to the Seiku, son of the forger of Kenshin's original reverse-blade sword only to find out Sekiu wishes nothing to do with his father's past line of work. However, Sawagejou Chou of the Juppon-gatana pays a visit to the young man demanding the blade as well and instead kidnaps Seiku's son forcing Keshin to go and fight him.moreless
  • 6/20/03
    A Buddhist monk, Anji, tells Sanosuke of the Futae no Kiwami, the lethal punch which can kill people. Sano and Anji make a deal: if Sano can't master it within a week, then Anji will kill him. Can Sano learn the technique?
  • 6/19/03
    After defeating Senkaku, Kenshin Kenshin squares off against Soujirou; a battle of Battoujutsu (when a fighter has his sword in his sheath, increasing the speed of the sword stroke when the sword is drawn). Soujirou and Kenshin clash swords, and Kenshin's sakabatou is broken in two by Soujirou.
  • Kenshin and Saito arrive at the house where Shishio is staying at. Soujiro greets them and leads them inside the house. Meanwhile, Misao and Eiji sneak pass the gaurds. Shishio talks for a bit about his history, then Senkaku fights Kenshin. Misao and Eiji spy on the fight right as Kenshin defeats Senkaku. Finally, Kenshin challenges Shishio by telling him to draw his sword.moreless
  • Conquered Village
    Episode 8
    Kenshin decides to cut through a forest, hoping to shake Misao off his trail. Misao stubbonrly follows him, and shows him that it means everything to her to find out where Aoshi is. While going through the forest, Kenshin and Misao stumble upon a young man who is dying from countless sword wounds he had received. Clutching a small, unconcious boy in his bleeding arms, he begs Kenshin to take care of the boy. When the boy regains conciousness, he discovers his brother, the young man, dead.moreless
  • The Girl Bandit
    Episode 7
    After failing to steal from Kenshin, Kenshin forces Misao to return the money she stole, which in turn had been stolen from a merchant in a near by town. The men Misao stole the money off of come after her with their friends, and Kenshin is forced to rescue Misao from the mob.moreless
  • 6/13/03
    Kaoru and Yahiko leave on a boat as their friends see them off. Cut to Sanosuke taking out some of his anger (at both Kenshin and Saito) on poor innocent trees. He says he's going to get stronger and show Kenshin that he isn't a burden. Cut to Kenshin sneezing. Townspeople are frightened by Kenshin's sword (as intended). Cut to flashback of Saito asking Kenshin if he said goodbye to Kaoru. Kenshin glares at him and Saito says they should get on friendlier terms since they'll be fighting Shishio together. Saito goes on to explain that he'll be leading the police squad in Kyoto. Kenshin says he's taking a different route than Saito because he doesn't want to endanger innocent people. Saito get angered by Kenshin's peace loving ways and challenges him to a fight. Saito changes his mind and they both leave for Kyotomoreless
  • 6/12/03
    Ayame and Sazume are looking for Keshin and are upset when they don't find him. There is a fight between Sano and Saito; Sanosuke (Sano) loses the fight. Kaoru is convinced to go to Kyoto by Megumi.
  • A Wish Unrequited
    Episode 4
    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
  • 6/10/03
    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
  • 6/9/03
    Sano has recovered from the fever. meanwhile there is a plot to kill Kenshin by Sanito, a hired assassin. During the episode Kenshin fights Akamatsu an assassin who works for the same politicians as Saito. At the dojo, Kaoru and Yahiko are getting suspicious of Saito.
  • 4/23/03
    Kenshin, who normally doesn't dream about the time he fought in the Douran, is now having vivid and distrubing dreams about that period of his life. A deadly opponent from the past who Kenshin fought to a draw a couple of times is once again after Kenshin.