Titre original : Distant Visage
Shiranui, Harada, and Nagakura fight the Rasetsu, but there are too many of them. Shiranui uses his last bullet to blow up a cart of explosive material, allowing the Shinsengumi to escape. Kondou and Chizuru escape into the forest, but are confronted by Kaoru, who reveals his relationship to Chizuru. Chizuru refuses his offer to leave with him, and draws her sword against him which shocks Kaoru. She is almost killed by Kaoru but Okita interrupts him. He tries to defeat Kaoru, but fails. Kazama appears and kills Kaoru. The Shinsengumi moves into residences at Hatamoto, and Harada takes Chizuru out to eat dango, and they bring some back for Okita. Hijikata comes back to Edo with new troops, and Harada and Nagakura leave the Shinsengumi to fight the Satsuma and Choushuu in their own way.