Rurouni Kenshin Episode 21: Dissolution of a Nightmare

Rurouni Kenshin is available to watch on various streaming platforms, including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Additional InformationEpisode 21 is the 21st

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Jenny Tapia
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November 19, 2023 6:20 AM

Episode 21 of Rurouni Kenshin, titled "Dissolution of a Nightmare: Destruction of a Nightmare," is the culmination of the Shinko-ryū arc, which has seen Kenshin Himura and his companions confront the villainous Raijūta and his band of swordsmen.

As the government strike force arrives, a fierce battle erupts between them and Raijūta's forces. Amidst the chaos, Kenshin grapples with the weight of his past as the legendary Hitokiri Battousai, struggling to maintain his vow of pacifism while protecting those he cares about.

Meanwhile, Yutarō, a young kendo student who has lost his confidence after being injured, wanders the forest near his home. He encounters one of the thugs who tried to kidnap him, who reveals that their actions were orchestrated by Raijūta.

Back at the Tsukayama mansion, the battle intensifies, leaving many casualties in its wake. Kenshin, unable to bear the bloodshed any longer, rushes into the fray and shouts for everyone to stop fighting. His intervention momentarily stuns the combatants, but some still recognize him as the Hitokiri Battousai and continue to attack.

As the fighting resumes, Kenshin realizes that he cannot simply stand by and watch innocent people die. He must confront Raijūta and end the violence once and for all.

Release Date and Time

Episode 21 of Rurouni Kenshin originally aired on July 17, 1996.

Countdown

As of today, October 4, 2023, there are 95 days until the anniversary of Episode 21's release.

Where to Watch

Rurouni Kenshin is available to watch on various streaming platforms, including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Additional Information

  • Episode 21 is the 21st episode of the Rurouni Kenshin anime series.
  • It is the final episode of the Shinko-ryū arc.
  • The episode is directed by Kazuo Terasawa and written by Nobuaki Kagawa.
  • The original Japanese title of the episode is "Ubawareta Mura - Osoikakaru Shishio no Ma no Te!" (奪われた村· 襲いかかる志々雄の魔の手!), which translates to "The Stolen Village - Shishio's Demon Hand Closes In!"

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Jenny Tapia

Jenny Tapia is an anime lover and writer from New York City. She has been an avid fan of anime since she was a child, and her passion only grew as she got older. She has written countless articles and reviews on anime, manga, and other related topics. She has also written and edited scripts for various animated series. Her love for anime and knowledge of the medium have made her an invaluable asset to any project she takes part in. She is always looking to further her understanding and knowledge of the medium, and she is always excited to share her enthusiasm with other fans.

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