|Romanized Title:||Aratanaru Ippo|
|U.S. Release:||July 5, 2006|
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Act 249 is 249th Chapter of manga.
SynopsisEditHimura Kenshin and Yukishiro Enishi meet and face off for a second time. Kenshin plays mind games with Enishi, similarly like he did with Sojiro; he forces Enishi to visualize Tomoe not smiling at him, while stating that he (Kenshin) will move forward with his life with Kaoru (by seeking her smile or by being lovers depending on the translation). This disturbed Enishi to the point where he loses focus, and his ultimate attack (ko-fuku zeitousei) is defeated by Kenshin's amakaru ryu no hirameki, which has a longer stride in his left foot; literally and physically representing Kenshin taking a new step in his life. Enishi's sword is broken and the fight is over, so it seems...
Interesting to note that he uses similar tactics against Enishi as he did with Sojiro - he recognized Enishi's sword was more powerful than his own, while Sojiro's was faster, so he had to compensate.