The Meaning of the Name is the thirteenth chapter of the Rurouni Kenshin manga.


Kenshin says that the time for talk is over, and tells his enemy to approach so that he can kill him. Jin-e answers that this is a speech worthy of a hitokiri, then uses his hypnotic power on himself to make himself believe that he is the strongest (which actually makes him stronger).

Kenshin responds by sheathing his katana and adopting a battōjutsu stance. Thinking that the reverse blade sword will slow down the battōsai's technique, Jin-e decides to charge, anticipating a slash that he dodges. He raises his weapon to strike down his opponent, declaring his victory, but his sword arm is then struck and broken by Kenshin's scabbard.

Kenshin reveals the name of the Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū technique he just used to defeat Jin-e. The latter ends up on the ground clutching his broken right arm; Kenshin declares that his enemy's life is over, and raises his katana to deliver the final blow.


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