Ep 25 – “The Crimson Pirate, The Red Pirate – Kenshin and Kaoru Separated” / “Shinku no Kaizoku – Hikisakareta Kenshin to Kaoru” (真紅の海賊· 引き裂かれた剣心と薫!)
Kaoru goes on a boat cruise to get some money. Miraculously, Kenshin, Yahiko, and Sanosuke find the same boat cruise and get on it, not knowing that Kaoru is on the same ship as they are. Kenshin eventually finds out, and then the Kairyu, fearsome pirates who fight like demons, attack the boat. Kenshin, poisoned, defeats Shura, the leader of the Kairyu. As the pirates retreat, they capture Kaoru. Kenshin exchanges himself for Kaoru and is taken by the Kairyu, leaving Kaoru, Yahiko, and Sanosuke behind.