May 31, 2012
The smaller squad of Shinsengumi prepare to apprehend the Choushuu conspirators at Ikedaya. Chizuru is sent with Yamazaki to request reinforcements from the other soldiers surveilling at Shikokuya, but is forced to run the message herself as Yamazaki fights off attackers. Back at Ikedaya, Okita and Heisuke engage with two mysterious and very powerful strangers on the upper floor. The Ikedaya Incident leads to a request for the Shinsengumi to fight on the front lines—the beginning of the Kinmon Incident.