The BEST Episodes of Grenadier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Network: WOWOW

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!

Showdown with Tenshi

#1 - Showdown with Tenshi

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 23, 2004

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

star 8.76
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroaki Yoshikawa
Rushuna Under Attack

#2 - Rushuna Under Attack

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 21, 2004

Rushuna is mistaken for another Senshi.

star 8.71
116 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroaki Yoshikawa
When The Wind Flower Dances

#3 - When The Wind Flower Dances

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 2004

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

star 8.49
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroaki Yoshikawa
An Enemy From The Past, Teppa Azien

#4 - An Enemy From The Past, Teppa Azien

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 2004

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

star 8.46
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Satoshi Nakagawa
Enlightened Evil

#5 - Enlightened Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 28, 2004

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

star 8.42
113 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroaki Yoshikawa
The Balloonist: Mikan's Revenge

#6 - The Balloonist: Mikan's Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 18, 2004

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

star 8.39
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Satoshi Nishimura
The Town that Does Not Smile

#7 - The Town that Does Not Smile

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 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.

star 8.39
141 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Satoshi Nakagawa
Destination Tento

#8 - Destination Tento

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 2004

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

star 8.39
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Heon Pyo Hong
Things Learned on the Road

#9 - Things Learned on the Road

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 30, 2004

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

star 8.39
114 votes
Directors: Hiroshi Koujina
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroshi Koujina
The Smiling Senshi

#10 - The Smiling Senshi

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 2004

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

star 8.32
144 votes
Directors: Hiroshi Koujina
Writers: Hiroshi Koujina
Entering Tento

#11 - Entering Tento

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 16, 2004

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

star 8.29
114 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Hiroshi takeuchi
Explosion, Kensousen, Kurenai Touka

#12 - Explosion, Kensousen, Kurenai Touka

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 2004

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

star 7.94
140 votes
Writers: Akira Okeya, Heon Pyo Hong