Rurouni Kenshin Filler List

Updated on November 17, 2021

Rurouni Kenshin was an anime series that ran from 1996 to 2002. 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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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

Rurouni Kenshin Episode List

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1The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for LoveMixed Canon/Filler1996-01-10
2Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New StudentManga Canon1996-01-17
3Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His PastManga Canon1996-01-24
4Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hireManga Canon1996-01-31
5The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the BattleManga Canon1996-02-07
6The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the ShadowsManga Canon1996-02-14
7Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You LoveManga Canon1996-02-21
8A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From NowhereManga Canon1996-02-28
9The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban GroupManga Canon1996-03-06
10Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's FrighteningManga Canon1996-03-13
11Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and ShadowManga Canon1996-04-24
12Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice YahikoManga Canon1996-05-07
13Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru's Sumo Battle Log!Filler1996-05-08
14To Save a Small Life Lady Doctor Megumi to the RescueFiller1996-05-15
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 KingdomManga Canon1996-06-26
20Revival of the Shinko Style Revival of the Killer Sword – Shinko StyleManga Canon1996-07-10
21Dissolution of a Nightmare Destruction of a NightmareManga Canon1996-07-17
22Danger on a Runaway Locomotive Surprise Incident on a Runaway LocomotiveFiller1996-07-31
23Sanosuke's Betrayal The Fateful ReunionManga Canon1996-08-14
24Midnight Battle:Kenshin versus Sanosuke RevisitedManga Canon1996-08-24
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 NearManga Canon1996-10-30
29Strongest Opponent From the Past: Merciless Fangs Strike!Manga Canon1996-11-06
30A Devil of Vengeance: Makoto Shishio's PlotManga Canon1996-11-13
31A Wish Unrequited: Kenshin DepartsManga Canon1996-11-27
32Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya's ChoiceManga Canon1996-12-04
33For the Title of Strongest: Aoshi's New ConflictManga Canon1996-12-11
34The Girl Bandit: Misao Makimachi's Hidden SideManga Canon1997-01-08
35Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio's HandsManga Canon1997-01-15
36Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji: Kenshin and Shishio Face to Face!Manga Canon1997-01-22
37Shock! The Reverse-Blade is Broken: Sojiro's Tenken verses KenshinManga Canon1997-01-29
38Sanosuke's Secret Training: The Challenge of Anji the DestroyerManga Canon1997-02-05
39The Creator of the Reverse-Blade Sword: Shakku Arai's Final SwingManga Canon1997-02-12
40A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the JuppongatanaManga Canon1997-02-19
41The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten-Mitsurugi Style: Reunion with a Mentor, Seijuro HikoManga Canon1997-02-26
42The Formation of an Alliance: The Day When Aoshi Joins with ShishioManga Canon1997-03-05
43Between Life and Death: Master the Ultimate Technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hikameki!Manga Canon1997-03-12
44A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop JuppongatanaManga Canon1997-03-19
45As if to Fly: Stop the Launch of the Battleship Purgatory!Manga Canon1997-04-16
46Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto ShishioManga Canon1997-04-23
47Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami: The Fist of Sonosuke Screams!Manga Canon1997-04-30
48Reborn to Salvation: The Beginning of Anji’s New LifeManga Canon1997-05-14
49The Wolf Destroys the Eye of the Heart: The Fierce Attack of the Zero Stance GatotsuManga Canon1997-05-28
50The Promised Time Has Come: Aoshi and Kenshin Fight AgainManga Canon1997-06-04
51Wake Up Now! Ignore Your Wounds and Fight to the FinishManga Canon1997-06-11
52To Make a Miracle: The Battle at the AoiyaManga Canon1997-06-18
53The Giant Versus Superman: Like an Arrow Shot at a Time of DespairManga Canon1997-06-25
54Hiten versus ShukuchiManga Canon1997-07-02
55The Tragedy of a Stormy NightManga Canon1997-07-09
56A Duel With an Extreme MomentManga Canon1997-07-16
57Two Men at the End of an EraManga Canon1997-08-06
58The Age Chooses Shishio?Manga Canon1997-08-13
59Not Out of Luck!Manga Canon1997-08-20
60The Man Who is Chosen for VictoryManga Canon1997-09-03
61The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)Manga Canon1997-09-10
62Kyoto, the Engraved MemoryManga Canon1997-09-17
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
79Kaishu-Katsu and KenshinMixed Canon/Filler1998-02-24
80The Unending RevolutionMixed Canon/Filler1998-03-03
81Conspiracy of the BeniaoiMixed Canon/Filler1998-03-10
82Kaishu-Katsu's DeterminationMixed Canon/Filler1998-04-14
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 SwordManga Canon1999-02-20
96The Lost CatManga Canon1999-04-21
97The Previous Night at the Mountain HomeManga Canon1999-06-19
98The Cross-Shaped WoundManga Canon1999-11-22
99After So Many Years Have Lapsed, Part 1Filler2001-12-03
100After So Many Years Have Lapsed, Part 2Filler2002-03-20

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