Best of Kenshin was a week-long Toonami event, which occurred from Tuesday, May 27, 2003 through Friday, May 30, 2003, at 6:30 PM (5:30 Central).[1] During Best of Kenshin, the 4 episodes of the "Oniwaban arc" were featured in Rurouni Kenshin's regular time slot. The event was meant to build anticipation for the return of new episodes of Season 2, which began airing on June 9th.[2] There were no Toonami promos created for this event, however, it did receive a special intro.

Monday, May 26th was not part of Best of Kenshin because Cartoon Network's Memorial Day movie marathon was aired during Toonami's time slot.[3] Best of Kenshin is similar, both in structure and name to another Toonami special event, DBZ: Best of Buu, which aired in March of 2003.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Tuesday, May 27, 2003[edit | edit source]

This schedule consisted of:[1]

  • 5:00 PM — G Gundam - Episode 43: "Royal Counterattack! Ambush of the Grand Gundam"
  • 5:30 PM — Dragon Ball Z - Episode 258: "Super Moves of Gotenks"
  • 6:00 PM — Yu Yu Hakusho - Episode 6: "Three Monsters"
  • 6:30 PM — Rurouni Kenshin - Episode 8: "A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From Nowhere"

Wednesday, May 28, 2003[edit | edit source]

This schedule consisted of:[1]

  • 5:00 PM — G Gundam - Episode 44: "Schwarz Rests in Grace! Domon's Tearful Attack"
  • 5:30 PM — Dragon Ball Z - Episode 259: "Trapped In Forever"
  • 6:00 PM — Yu Yu Hakusho - Episode 7: "Gouki and Kurama"
  • 6:30 PM — Rurouni Kenshin - Episode 9: "The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban Group"

Thursday, May 29, 2003[edit | edit source]

This schedule consisted of:[1]

  • 5:00 PM — G Gundam - Episode 45: "Farewell Master! Master Asia's Last Breath"
  • 5:30 PM — Dragon Ball Z - Episode 260: "Feeding Frenzy"
  • 6:00 PM — Yu Yu Hakusho - Episode 8: "The Three Eyes of Hiei"
  • 6:30 PM — Rurouni Kenshin - Episode 10: "Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's Frightening"

Friday, May 30, 2003[edit | edit source]

This schedule consisted of:[1]

  • 5:00 PM — G Gundam - Episode 46: "Rain's Crisis! Return of the Dark Gundam"
  • 5:30 PM — Dragon Ball Z - Episode 261: "Gotenks is Awesome"
  • 6:00 PM — Yu Yu Hakusho - Episode 9: "The Search Begins"
  • 6:30 PM — Rurouni Kenshin - Episode 11: "Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash Between Light and Shadow"

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References[edit | edit source]

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