Samurai X

Season 2 Episode 31

The Age Chooses Shishio?

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 20, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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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

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  • I am somewhat speechless for a summary...

    Ok, I'll try to make this review a good one... first it was a perfect episode, it was just plain amazing. At the beggining we see Kenshin recovering from Shishio's cannibal acts of biting him, and then after some small talk Shishio traps Kenshin in a fire vortex, and finishes him off with an attack using the fire from his sword mixed with the gunpowder in his glove, finishing Kenshin. Is he dead? He better not be... maybe he'll survive, I doubt they would kill the main chatacter like that though. But that's not all.

    Then, out of know where Saito pops out and does an ambush straight for Shishio's forehead and it's it head on. Does it even scath Shishio? No, because Shishio anticipated it. Then Saito uses all four stances of the Gatotsu and fails to even scratch Shishio. He is hopelessly defeated, sadly. I think he is dead, that wound had so much blood, so he has a higher chance of death than Kenshin.

    Now that two of our heroes our down, Sanosuke tries to stand up to fight. It's not helping, because Sanosuke is completely, utterly completely outmatched by Shishio and loses almost instantly, even after trying so hard to keep his promise to his friends. All of our heroes are down. Wait... except one. Aoshi Shinomori.moreless
Philece Sampler

Philece Sampler

Misao Makimachi

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Hajime Saito

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Yumi Komagata/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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Yumi: Aoshi Shinomori.
      Shishio: Oh, I had totally forgotten. I still have one failure hanging around.

    • Shishio: In the end, only the fittest survive in this world.
      Kenshin: Those same words...
      Shishio: I was the one who engraved those words into Soujiro's head. But, those words don't just describe swordsmanship. It is a law dictated by the natural order of things.

    • Shishio: (after using the Guren Kaina on Kenshin) What? Is he dead already? That's it, huh? He didn't even use his succesion technique. Shit! That was a waste.

    • Shishio: (To Sanosuke) Before you decide to face me, you should have tried to bridge the apparent and OBVIOUS gap in our skills and power.

    • Aoshi: (To Shishio) The end has not been written, and the title of strongest has not been bestowed.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The full title of this episode is The Age Chooses Shishio? Kenshin's Greatest Crisis.

    • This episode was the gathering of swordsmen, who have different views all, to defeat the great evil known as Makoto Shisio. With Kenshin, Saitoh, and Sano badly injuried it seems that there is no hope for the "weak" who are now beginning to live peaceful lives in the Meiji Era. But one remains, Aoshi, Aoshi Shinomori. Even though he is badly hurt by Kenshin's attack, he will not let Japan fall to the likes of Shisio.