Ep 1 – “Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near” / “Aratanaru Kessen e no Jokyoku: Semarikuru Ōkami no Kage!” (新たなる血戦への序曲· 迫り来る狼の影!)

The brief period of peace of the group is interrupted by the presence of former Shinsengumi captain Hajime Saito, who is now using the name of Goro Fujita and working for the Tokyo police, stirs up some of the bloodiest memories of Kenshin Himura of the Bakumatsu. Saito arrives at the Kamiya dojo disguised as a medicine seller and fights Sanosuke Sagara, injuring him severely in the process.