↳ Episode 43: Between life and death & Episode 62: Kyoto, the engraved memory
"I have to live because they died for me.”
As incomplete and silly as the Rurouni Kenshin anime was, it still had its beautiful moments — most of which can be found in the Kyoto Arc. Notable parts include the FFF scene, the Kenshin vs. Saitou fight, the Kenshin vs. Chou fight, and the Kenshin vs. Soujiro fight. However, my favorite episodes will always be Episode 43 and Episode 62 because of the scenes above.
One of the things I love most about Kenshin is how he continues to live honorably despite everything he went through. He could have held a grudge, he could have killed himself, he could have put the blame on others. But he didn’t. He accepted what life gave him and did what he thought was the right thing to do. And his idealism makes you sympathize with him the most. It makes you want to live as honorably as you can. It makes you think that however messed up you are, you can still be a good person.