The BEST episodes of Grenadier

Every episode of Grenadier ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Grenadier!

In an era where guns are replacing swords, samurai are desperately trying to keep their ideals alive, though many become honorless mercenaries in desperation. Yajiro Kojima is one such mercenary who led an average life until running across the beautiful Rushyuna Tendo, an expert gun wielder (known as a senshi, or Enlightened One) who upholds one ideal above all others: never kill, simply destroy one's will to fight. Together, the duo travel the world encountering dangerous enemies and bathhouses galore, all while removing their adversaries' "armor" with a smile!

Last Updated: 10/13/2023Network: WOWOWStatus: Ended
Showdown with Tenshi
116 votes

#1 - Showdown with Tenshi

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/7/2005

The reason for all of the attacks on Rushuna is revealed, and Rushuna finally confronts Tenshi.

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Rushuna Under Attack
118 votes

#2 - Rushuna Under Attack

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/22/2004

Rushuna is mistaken for another Senshi.

When The Wind Flower Dances
115 votes

#3 - When The Wind Flower Dances

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/10/2004

While crossing the mountains, Yajiro remembers the last time he came through there and Jester's identity is revealed

An Enemy From The Past, Teppa Azien
116 votes

#4 - An Enemy From The Past, Teppa Azien

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/3/2004

Another one of the Joutensen attacks, and this time it's a childhood friend of Rushuna's.

Enlightened Evil
115 votes

#5 - Enlightened Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/29/2004

Rushuna storms Furon's castle to get revenge for Koto.

The Town that Does Not Smile
142 votes

#6 - The Town that Does Not Smile

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/2004

Rushuna and Yajiro arrive at a town run by a ruthless Senshi who forces everyone to pay him and forbids anyone from laughing or smiling.

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Destination Tento
115 votes

#7 - Destination Tento

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/26/2004

Mikan joins Rushuna & Yajiro and they're off to find Tenshi and learn why she put a bounty on Rushuna.

The Balloonist, Mikan's Revenge
116 votes

#8 - The Balloonist, Mikan's Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/19/2004

Just as Rushuna straightens things out at the brothel, bandits attack.

Things Learned on the Road
116 votes

#9 - Things Learned on the Road

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/14/2005

It's the final showdown: Kaizen vs Yajiro, Rushuna vs Setsuna and Touka & Mikan vs the Army.

Directors: Hiroshi Koujina
Entering Tento
115 votes

#10 - Entering Tento

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/17/2004

The gang arrives in Tento and while Rushuna is having yet another bath, Yajiro sneaks into the castle.

The Smiling Senshi
146 votes

#11 - The Smiling Senshi

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/15/2004

After a failed attack to get back their leader, Yajiro meets Rushuna, who wants to get into the same castle he does.

Directors: Hiroshi Koujina
Explosion! Kensousen, Kurenai Touka
141 votes

#12 - Explosion! Kensousen, Kurenai Touka

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/2004

Rushuna and Yakiro hide at an inn in the red light district and come under attack by bounty hunters.