Ep 26 – “The Two Guides” / “Futatsu no Michishirube, Yahiko to Yutarō Towa no Yakusoku” (ふたつの道標(みちしるべ)· 弥彦と由太郎永遠(とわ)の約束)

Kenshin faces off against Melder, who has the upper hand due to his horse and his armor. Melder continues to attack but creates a spark and ignites a flame with the oil on the ground, causing the garden to quickly char. Lentz attempts to get a sample of the divine elixir, only to be interceded by Yahiko and Yutaro. Kenshin uses the Amakakeru Ryū no Hirameki attack to defeat Melders, but was badly injured in the process. Melders ultimately is lost within the flames, and both Lentz and Schneider survives the demolition. Yutaro is able to retrieve a sample of the divine elixir. Misanagi remains the leader of the Sanada Ninjas, even after making the mistake of temporarily joining forces with the Black Knights. Professor Hans recovers thanks to the divine elixir. He receives a report saying that Lentz and Schneider turned themselves in, in which they will be investigated for further information.