Rurouni Kenshin Filler List

Updated on November 13, 2018

Rurouni Kenshin was an anime series that ran from 1996 to 2001. In total 100 episodes of Rurouni Kenshin were aired. With a total of 40 reported filler episodes, Rurouni Kenshin has a moderate filler percentage of 40%.

The story takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan and follows a former assassin from the Bakumatsu, named Himura Kenshin, who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan.

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Filler Episodes:13-18, 22, 25-27, 63-78, 83-94, 99-100
Canon Episodes:1-12, 19-21, 23-24, 28-62, 79-82, 95-98

Rurouni Kenshin Episode List

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#TitleTypeAirdate
1The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for LoveMostly Canon1996-01-10
2Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New StudentCanon1996-01-17
3Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His PastCanon1996-01-24
4Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hireCanon1996-01-31
5The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the BattleCanon1996-02-07
6The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the ShadowsCanon1996-02-14
7Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You LoveCanon1996-02-21
8A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From NowhereCanon1996-02-28
9The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban GroupCanon1996-03-06
10Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's FrighteningCanon1996-03-13
11Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and ShadowCanon1996-04-24
12Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice YahikoCanon1996-05-07
13Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru's Sumo Battle Log!Filler1996-05-08
14To Save a Small Life Lady Doctor Megumi to the RescueMostly Filler1996-05-15
15Two Legendary Manslayers Two Legendary SlashersFiller1996-05-22
16A Promise From the Heart The Secret Sword Technique of ShidenFiller1996-06-05
17Fly to Your Dreams Marimo, The Human CannonFiller1996-06-12
18Run, Yahiko! Run Yahiko! Get the Reverse-Edged Sword BackFiller1996-06-19
19Raijuta's Ambition The Fantasy of the Forbidden KingdomCanon1996-06-26
20Revival of the Shinko Style Revival of the Killer Sword – Shinko StyleCanon1996-07-10
21Dissolution of a Nightmare Destruction of a NightmareCanon1996-07-17
22Danger on a Runaway Locomotive Surprise Incident on a Runaway LocomotiveFiller1996-07-31
23Sanosuke's Betrayal The Fateful ReunionCanon1996-08-14
24Midnight Battle: Kenshin versus Sanosuke RevisitedCanon
25The Crimson Pirate The Red Pirate – Kenshin and Kaoru SeparatedFiller1996-08-28
26Lightning Incarnate Shura, The Mysterious Female PirateFiller1996-09-04
27Burn, Island of Terror! The Red Pirate - ConclusionFiller1996-10-16
28Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws NearCanon1996-10-30
29Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike!Canon1996-11-06
30A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio's PlotCanon1996-11-13
31A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin DepartsCanon1996-11-27
32Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya's ChoiceCanon1996-12-04
33For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi's New ConflictCanon1996-12-11
34The Girl Bandit: Misao Makimachi's Hidden SideCanon1997-01-08
35Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio's HandsCanon1997-01-15
36Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji: Kenshin and Shishio Face to Face!Canon1997-01-22
37Shock! The Reverse-Blade is Broken: Sojiro's Tenken verses KenshinCanon1997-01-29
38Sanosuke's Secret Training: The Challenge of Anji the DestroyerCanon1997-02-05
39The Creator of the Reverse-Blade Sword: Shakku Arai's Final SwingCanon1997-02-12
40A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the JuppongatanaCanon1997-02-19
41The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style: Reunion with a Mentor, Seijuro HikoCanon1997-02-26
42The Formation of an Alliance: The Day When Aoshi Joins with ShishioCanon1997-03-05
43Between Life and Death: Master the Ultimate Technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hikameki!Canon1997-03-12
44A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop JuppongatanaCanon1997-03-19
45As if to Fly: Stop the Launch of the Battleship Purgatory!Canon1997-04-16
46Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto ShishioCanon1997-04-23
47Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami: The Fist of Sonosuke Screams!Canon1997-04-30
48Reborn to Salvation: The Beginning of Anji’s New LifeCanon1997-05-14
49The Wolf Destroys the Eye of the Heart: The Fierce Attack of the Zero Stance GatotsuCanon1997-05-28
50The Promised Time Has Come: Aoshi and Kenshin Fight AgainCanon1997-06-04
51Wake Up Now! Ignore Your Wounds and Fight to the FinishCanon1997-06-11
52To Make a Miracle: The Battle at the AoiyaCanon1997-06-18
53The Giant Versus Superman: Like an Arrow Shot at a Time of DespairCanon1997-06-25
54Hiten versus ShukuchiCanon1997-07-02
55The Tragedy of a Stormy NightCanon1997-07-09
56A Duel With an Extreme MomentCanon1997-07-16
57Two Men at the End of an EraCanon1997-08-06
58The Age Chooses Shishio?Canon1997-08-13
59Not Out of Luck!Canon1997-08-20
60The Man Who is Chosen for VictoryCanon1997-09-03
61The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)Canon1997-09-10
62Kyoto, the Engraved MemoryCanon1997-09-17
63The Legend of the FirefliesFiller1997-10-14
64The Birth of Prince YahikoFiller1997-10-28
65Find the Lost Treasure!Filler1997-11-04
66Kaoru, EcstaticFiller1997-11-11
67The Gleaming Blade of LegendsFiller1997-11-18
68The Medallion of DestinyFiller1997-11-25
69To the Battlefield of ShimabaraFiller1997-12-02
70Shock of the Rai Ryu SenFiller1997-12-09
71Kaiou's ConspiracyFiller1997-12-16
72The Days of RemorseFiller1998-01-06
73The Sneering DemonFiller1998-01-13
74Sanosuke's TearsFiller1998-01-20
75The Last CrusadeFiller1998-01-27
76Bon VoyageFiller1998-02-03
77Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?Filler1998-02-10
78Crush!Filler1998-02-17
79Kaishu-Katsu and KenshinMostly Canon1998-02-24
80The Unending RevolutionMostly Canon1998-03-03
81Conspiracy of the BeniaoiMostly Canon1998-03-10
82Kaishu-Katsu's DeterminationMostly Canon1998-04-14
83Yutaro ReturnsFiller1998-04-21
84The Sanada Ninja SquadFiller1998-05-05
85A Straying JourneyFiller1998-05-19
86A Heatwave from Beneath the EarthFiller1998-05-26
87Schneider's BetFiller1998-06-02
88The Two GuidesFiller1998-06-09
89To My Angel MisaoFiller1998-06-16
90Feng Shui Surprise Attack!Filler1998-06-23
91The Magic of Feng ShuiFiller1998-07-21
92Tokyo Under Martial LawFiller1998-08-04
93The Enemy Awaits in SenjogaharaFiller1998-08-18
94The Elegy of Wind and WaterFiller1998-09-08
95The Man of the Slashing SwordCanon1999-02-20
96The Lost CatCanon1999-04-21
97The Previous Night at the Mountain HomeCanon1999-06-19
98The Cross-Shaped WoundCanon1999-11-22
99After So Many Years Have Lapsed, Part 1Mostly Filler2001-12-03
100After So Many Years Have Lapsed, Part 2Mostly Filler2001-12-03