Ep 8 – “Conquered Village: The Grasp of Shishio’s Hands” / “Ubawareta Mura – Osoikakaru Shishio no Ma no Te!” (奪われた村· 襲いかかる志々雄の魔の手!)

Along the way to Kyoto, Kenshin and Misao come across a nearly dead man with his little brother in his arms, Eiji Mishima. The man dies, and Eiji wants to avenge his brother’s death by killing Senkaku, the man who slayed his elder brother. Kenshin, Eiji, and Misao travel to Shingetsu Village, Eiji’s hometown, and fight some of Shishio’s soldiers off. Kenshin and Saito leave Misao and Eiji behind, as they go to Shishio’s mansion nearby.