Ep 19 – “Purgatory Bursts into Flames: The Destiny of Makoto Shishio” / “Rengoku Enjō! Shishio Makoto no Meiun” (煉獄炎上! 志々雄真実(まこと)の命運)
Sanosuke uses the Futae no Kiwami attack Anji taught him to stop gattling gun bullets from hitting him. He then throws the bombs Tsunan Tsukioka gave him before he left Tokyo right onto the Purgatory, damaging the engine and leaving a hole in the ship. The Purgatory eventually sinks, but not until Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Saito get off safely. Shishio issues a challenge; Kenshin can only meet him at his base and get to him by completing one-on-one fights. Kyoto is spared from the Kyoto Grand Fire as well, thanks to intervention by the Oniwabanshū, now headed by Misao.