A new story arc begins in these episodes, as Kenshin and the others meet Daigoro, a young man whom they find intriguing because of his Western education. When Daigoro tells them he has been rejected as a student by Kaishu, Kaoru puts in a word for him and he becomes a student at the Kamiya Dojo. Suspicious, Kenshin does some research and uncovers a strange conspiracy dating back to the Tokugawa Era involving the outlaw group Beni Aoi. Convinced that Kaishu is the heir to a Tokugawa treasure, the outlaws are determined to find it before they will leave him alone. This 19th volume includes the television series' episodes 79-82.
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