Ep 5 – “Change Tears to Courage: Kaoru Kamiya’s Choice” / “Namida o Yūki ni Kaete! Kamiya Kaoru ga Eranda Michi” (涙を勇気にかえて! 神谷薫が選んだ道)
Kaoru is deeply depressed and distressed since Kenshin left Tokyo. With the help of Yahiko Myōjin, Tae Sekihara, Tsubame Sanjō, and especially Megumi, Kaoru regains her courage and decides to leave Tokyo to go to Kyoto and see Kenshin. Saito also gets into a fight with Sanosuke, telling him not to go to Kyoto. Sanosuke leaves on his own despite Saito’s warning that he will be a liability to Kenshin.