Rurouni Kenshin Filler List

Rurouni Kenshin is used in Latin America as “Samurai X”. Manga is illustrated and written by Nobuhiro Watsuki and whose adaptation of the anime was produced by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. 

The series runs chronologically through the beginning of the Meiji era of the Empire of Japan.

Its most prominent persona of the Empire of Japan is Himura Kenshin who is the name that he uses to describe the show, was an inspiration from the character of the same name “Kawakami Gensai” and other historical figures. 

Kenshin is a samurai who has a dark past who is trying to make amends for the sins which he was responsible for and that’s why he is reluctant to make use of his Katana for the first time, and so is reunited with Kaoru who offers him a different viewpoint on the usage of Katanas inherited by his father.

The show enjoyed a huge amount of popularity however, they failed to not provide the correct ending. 

This is due to the fact that they added a third season to the show completely with only filler episodes and consequently confused viewers of the ending to know if it is actually and also the awful plot that was featured in the final season. 

The only thing that remains the same as the original story of the manga is up to episode 62 and thereafter, you have to go back and watch the final movie to conclude the story.

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Filler Episodes to Skip in Rurouni Kenshin

While the anime is 95 episodes, the only thing that happens until episode 62, is based on the original storyline. The rest of the episodes are samurai X filler chapters.

In the time between episodes 1 through 62, there are some filler episodes which I will mention in the list below so you are able to avoid it and enjoy the show at its best without getting bored of the horrible episodes with nothing of any significance.

Manga Canon Episodes:

2-12, 19-21, 23-24, 28-62, 95-98

Mixed Canon/Filler Episodes:

1, 79-82

Filler Episodes:

13-18, 22, 25-27, 63-78, 83-94, 99-100

SEASON 1 (1 TO 27)

  • 01. “The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for Love””
  • 02. “Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student”
  • 03. “Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past”
  • 04. “Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hire”
  • 05. “The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle”
  • 06. “The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows”
  • 07. “Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You Love”
  • 08. “A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From Nowhere”
  • 09. “The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban Group”
  • 10. “Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it’s Frightening”
  • 11. “Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and Shadow”
  • 12. “Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice Yahiko”
  • 13. “Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru’s Sumo Battle Log!” * Filler
  • 14. “To Save a Small Life.Lady Doctor Megumi to the Rescue”  * Filler
  • 15. “Assassination Group of Fire. Jinpuu Squad on the Run”  * Filler
  • 16. “A Promise From the Heart. The Secret Sword Technique of Shiden”  * Filler
  • 17. “Fly to Your Dreams. The Adventures of Marimo, the Human Bullet”  * Filler
  • 18. “Run, Yahiko!. Run Yahiko! Get the Reverse-Edged Sword Back”  *Filler
  • 19. “Raijuta’s Ambition. The Fantasy of the Forbidden Kingdom”
  • 20. “Revival of the Shinko Style. The Technique Which Heralds a Storm”
  • 21. “Dissolution of a Nightmare. Destruction of a Nightmare”
  • 22. “Danger on a Runaway Locomotive. Surprise Incident on a Runaway Locomotive”  * Filler
  • 23. “Sanosuke’s Betrayal. The Fateful Reunion”
  • 24. “Midnight Battle: Kenshin versus Sanosuke Revisited”
  • 25. “The Crimson Pirate. The Red Pirate – Kenshin and Kaoru Separated”  * Filler
  • 26. “Lightning Incarnate. Shura, The Mysterious Female Pirate”  * Filler
  • 27. “Burn, Island of Terror!. The Red Pirate – Conclusion”  * Filler

SEASON 2 (28 TO 66)

  • 28. “Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near”
  • 29. “Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike!”
  • 30. “A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio’s Plot”
  • 31. “A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin Departs”
  • 32. “Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya’s Choice”
  • 33. “For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi’s New Conflict”
  • 34. “The Girl Bandit: Misao Makimachi’s Hidden Side”
  • 35. “Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio’s Hands”
  • 36. “Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji: Kenshin and Shishio Face to Face!”
  • 37. “Shock! The Reverse-Blade is Broken: Sojiro’s Tenken verses Kenshin”
  • 38. “Sanosuke’s Secret Training: The Challenge of Anji the Destroyer”
  • 39. “The Creator of the Reverse-Blade Sword: Shakku Arai’s Final Swing”
  • 40. “A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the Juppongatana”
  • 41. “The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style: Reunion with a Mentor, Seijuro Hiko”
  • 42. “The Formation of an Alliance: The Day When Aoshi Joins with Shishio”
  • 43. “Between Life and Death: Master the Ultimate Technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki!”
  • 44. “A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop Juppongatana”
  • 45. “As if to Fly: Stop the Launch of the Battleship Purgatory!”
  • 46. “Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto Shishio”
  • 47. “Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami: The Fist of Sanosuke Screams!”
  • 48. “Reborn to Salvation: The Beginning of Anji’s New Life”
  • 49. “The Wolf Destroys the Eye of the Heart: The Fierce Attack of the Zero Stance Gatotsu”
  • 50. “The Promised Time Has Come: Aoshi and Kenshin Fight Again”
  • 51. “Wake Up Now! Ignore Your Wounds and Fight to the Finish”
  • 52. “To Make a Miracle: The Battle at the Aoiya”
  • 53. “The Giant Versus Superman: Like an Arrow Shot at a Time of Despair”
  • 54. “Hiten versus Shukuchi”
  • 55. “The Tragedy of a Stormy Night”
  • 56. “A Duel With an Extreme Moment”
  • 57. “Two Men at the End of an Era”
  • 58. “The Age Chooses Shishio?”
  • 59. “Not Out of Luck!”
  • 60. “The Man Who is Chosen for Victory”
  • 61. “The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)”
  • 62. “Kyoto, the Engraved Memory”
  • 63. “The Legend of the Fireflies”  * Filler
  • 64. “The Birth of Prince Yahiko”  * Filler
  • 65. “Find the Lost Treasure!”  * Filler
  • 66. “Kaoru, Ecstatic”  *Filler

SEASON 3 (67 TO 95)

  • 67. “The Gleaming Blade of Legends”  * Filler
  • 68. “The Medallion of Destiny”  * Filler
  • 69. “To the Battlefield of Shimabara”  * Filler
  • 70. “Shock of the Rai Ryu Sen”  * Filler
  • 71. “Kaiou’s Conspiracy”  *Filler
  • 72. “The Days of Remorse”  * Filler
  • 73. “The Sneering Demon”  * Filler
  • 74. “Sanosuke’s Tears”  * Filler
  • 75. “The Last Crusade”  *Filler
  • 76. “Bon Voyage”  * Filler
  • 77. “Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?”  * Filler
  • 78. “Crush!”  *Filler
  • 79. “Kaishu-Katsu and Kenshin”  * Filler
  • 80. “The Unending Revolution”  * Filler
  • 81. “Conspiracy of the Beniaoi”  * Filler
  • 82. “Kaishu-Katsu’s Determination”  * Filler
  • 83. “Yutaro Returns”  * Filler
  • 84. “The Sanada Ninja Squad”  * Filler
  • 85. “A Straying Journey”  * Filler
  • 86. “A Heatwave from Beneath the Earth”  * Filler
  • 87. “Schneider’s Bet”  *Filler
  • 88. “The Two Guides”  * Filler
  • 89. “To My Angel Misao”  * Filler
  • 90. “Feng Shui Surprise Attack!”  * Filler
  • 91. “The Magic of Feng Shui”  * Filler
  • 92. “Tokyo Under Martial Law”  * Filler
  • 93. “The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara”  * Filler
  • 94. “The Elegy of Wind and Water”  *Filler
  • 95. “End of Wanderings”  * Filled

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Aiko Nakamura

Hey there, I'm Aiko Nakamura! I'm a 28-year-old anime lover from Tokyo. I dove deep into the world of anime during my studies, earning a Master's in Media Studies. Now, I'm all about creating anime fillers and watch order guides. When I'm not working, you'll find me cosplaying at conventions or exploring otaku communities globally. Anime isn't just a passion; it's my life!

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