Ep 29 – “A Duel With an Extreme Moment” / “Kyokugen no Shōbu! Shuntensatsu Tai Amakakeru Ryū no Hirameki” (極限の勝負! 瞬天殺対天翔龍閃)
After pondering between the philosophies of Shishio’s survival of the strong and Kenshin’s protection of the weak, Sojiro becomes heavily confused, suddenly breaking down during the fight. Sojiro and Kenshin fight each other and full strength, the Shuntensatsu attack versus the Amakakeru Ryū no Hirameki attack. After Kenshin is claimed the winner, he and Sanosuke make their way to the final battle with Shishio. Sojiro tells Yumi of a secret passageway to get to Shishio’s room first, He also reveals the secret of Kenshin’s ultimate attack, in that Kenshin takes an extra step in his stance. Sojiro then requests Yumi to return the Wakizashi sword back to Shishio, as a parting gift to leave his side forever.