Samurai X

Season 2 Episode 14

The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jun 25, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Kenshin completes his training with his master, Seijuro Hiko, learning the ultimate technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style; the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki.

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  • Oh no, poor Misao...

    I can't wait to see how Misao will react when Kaoru and Yahiko will tell her what happened to the Oniwaban group and Aoshi. I hope she doesn't hurt Yahiko and Kaoru, even though it must be hurtful and full of tears...

    The reunition (is that a word?) of Kaoru and Kenshin was subtle, yet beautiful at the same time. Kaoru saying she just wanted to see Kenshin, that truly showed how Kaoru doesn't care about herself as much as she does him. A beautiful pairing in all its entirety.

    As for the rest, I wonder how Kenshin will learn the new technique and what the technique. Also, it was nice to get a glimpse of some of Shishio's group.moreless
Azusa Nakao

Azusa Nakao

Girl with Letter

Guest Star

Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

Nenji Kashiwazaki/Anji Yukuyama

Recurring Role

Koichi Kitamura

Koichi Kitamura

Nenji Kashiwazaki

Recurring Role

Tara Sands

Tara Sands

Sojiro Seta/Omasu

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Juppongatana - East Members

      Anji - the guy who met and trained Sanosuke in a previous episode.
      Hennya - the guy with the dark red spiky hair and bottom part of his face covered, with two scroll sheets with writing spread over his shoulders.
      Iwanbou - the grinning pink chubby guy with the palm tree looking hairdo

    • Hiko Seijiro reveals he's 43 years old. Yahiko says Kenshin is 28 years old. Misao is 16.

    • The cape that Hiko wears was inspired by the title character of the American comic "Spawn". In volume 12 of the manga, it is stated that the cape has counter weights which applies roughly 37.5 kg of force to the soulders of all the masters of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu, thus keeping their immence power in check during times of peace.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Aoshi:(to Soujiro) How long have you been spying on me?
      Soujiro: Spying? We just arrived in Kyoto this morning.
      Aoshi: I see. Then it's a coincidence...Someone's been following me since this morning.
      Soujiro: Oh figured it out.

    • Misao: I need to know something. You're aware that Himura's fighting a battle that may decide the future of this country.
      Kaoru: Y-Yes...
      Misao: And you understand it will be dangerous for you and Himura if you can't handle the risk. Knowing that, you still want to see Himura?
      Kaoru: ...If you were me...Could you travel from Tokyo to Kyoto without knowing what was at stake?

    • Hiko:(to Kenshin) Trying to stab a solemn sculptor in the back...What kind of monster are you?

    • Kaoru: Kenshin...are you mad at me for coming to Kyoto?
      Kenshin: Half of me is. The other half feels somewhat...relieved.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Additional Cast
      Gamanari - Hideshi Takemoto

    • We find out Kenshin has mastered all Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu Style techniques except for two techniques.

    • Seijiro Hiko is not Kenshin's master's real name, but a title given to all masters of the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu. This Hiko is Seijiro Hiko the 13th, and he had hoped that Kenshin would become Seijiro Hiko the 14th. The first Seijiro Hiko was introduced in a Sengoku Jidai-set (pre-1600's) story, and Kenshin was created to be the antithesis, visually, of that character.

    • Kenshin has referred to Hiko as Shishou, which is a polite way of reffering to his master. Were Kenshin being less formal, he would have reffered to him as sensei, or teacher.