Ep 34 – “The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life)” / “Nokosareta Juppongatana: Ikite Yuku Tame no Sentaku” (残された十本刀· 生きてゆくための選択)
Sanosuke and Aoshi drag Kenshin out of the building, eventually escaping the eruption. Saito is left behind due to his overly injured legs not being able to jump the collapsed bridge. The Inferno Arena finally demolishes, seemingly killing Saito. Kenshin Sanosuke, and Aoshi regroup with Kaoru, Yahiko, and Misao. Chō also appears to tell the group the aftermath of the Ten Swords. Meanwhile, Shishio, Yumi, and Hōji gather in the underworld and plot an ambush.