The BEST episodes directed by Akira Iwanaga

The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will
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9.44
81 votes

#1 - The Mass Slaughter Chapter - Part 6 - Strong Will

When They Cry - Higurashi - Season 2 - Episode 11

The efforts to rescue Satoko reach a conclusion, and with the Cotton Drifting Festival the next day, everything seems to moving in the direction of a happy ending — until the true culprit finally comes forth.

The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 2 - Writhing
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9.29
78 votes

#2 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 2 - Writhing

When They Cry - Higurashi - Season 2 - Episode 15

Takano's story continues, including how she met her foster grandfather, and her determination to continue his work.

Problematic Hobby
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8.86
91 votes

#3 - Problematic Hobby

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 6

Genshiken is making preparations to go to the upcoming Winter Comifes as a group, but when the other members invite Ogiue along, she adamantly refuses. That doesn't stop her from appearing anyway in the guise of her high school persona to buy all the latest yaoi dōjinshi, but things get complicated as she (literally) runs into the rest of the club.

An Era Undiminished
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8.65
16 votes

#4 - An Era Undiminished

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 32

Meng Ao encourages Lian Po to leave the past behind and embrace a new era. Bai Guixi gets an unexpected visitor that could turn the tables on Wei.

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The Silent Battlefield
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8.50
43 votes

#5 - The Silent Battlefield

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Zhao's master tactician Li Mu is forced into negotiations with Qin's crafty Lü Buwei. What will the outcome mean for the future of their kingdoms?

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Multiple Separation
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8.48
71 votes

#6 - Multiple Separation

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Season 1 - Episode 1

A group of schoolmates from Kisaragi Academy perform a friendship charm called "Sachiko Ever After" for classmate Mayu Suzumoto, who is about to transfer to another school. Upon completing the charm, they are engulfed by an earthquake and transported to the cursed Heavenly Host Elementary School, separated from one another. Friends Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara reunite and search for an exit together, but find that all the windows and doors in the building are sealed. While they are resting in an infirmary, Seiko notices she has lost her paper charm slip and leaves Naomi to look for it. Naomi is then attacked by a ghost and narrowly escapes with her life before encountering a girl in a red dress. When Seiko returns, Naomi berates her for leaving and drives her away in anger. Naomi later searches for Seiko to apologize, only to find her hanged in a bathroom stall.

A New Era
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8.44
45 votes

#7 - A New Era

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 1

Former servant Xin now commands 300 troops in the formidable Fei Xin Force--and the big battle he's itching for may be right around the corner.

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A Wall to be Overcome
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8.44
15 votes

#8 - A Wall to be Overcome

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 24

Bi gets a surprise visit and a new role in the battle against Wei, while Wang Ben and Xin fight against time to put an end to the masterful Lun Hu.

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The Great General at Midnight
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8.41
16 votes

#9 - The Great General at Midnight

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 16

Lian Po gives his reasons for returning to the battlefield. A chance meeting in the dead of night could have a major impact on Xin's military career.

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The Tactician Arrives
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8.36
14 votes

#10 - The Tactician Arrives

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 34

Despite the recognition Xin receives after the Shanyang Offensive, the Fei Xin Force just hasn't been the same. Perhaps a new tactician is in order...

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In a Heartbeat
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8.31
16 votes

#11 - In a Heartbeat

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 29

Xin must cope with a grave injury in his fight to take Lun Hu's head. Lian Po continues his seemingly unstoppable march on Meng Ao's main camp.

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A Good Friend
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8.31
16 votes

#12 - A Good Friend

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 30

As his battle with Lun Hu ends, Xin remembers the people he met along his path. Jie Zifang's men launch a brutal attack against the wounded Qiang Lei.

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Meng Ao Stays Firm
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8.31
15 votes

#13 - Meng Ao Stays Firm

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 31

It's a showdown between Meng Ao and Lian Po as the mighty generals face each other for the first time in forty years. Will Meng Ao have his revenge?

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Going Up
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8.19
16 votes

#14 - Going Up

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 36

He Liao Diao pulls out all the stops in a strategy meant to shut down Wei troops bent on revenge for the Fei Xin Force's fierce battle at Shanyang.

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Victory and What Follows
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8.14
14 votes

#15 - Victory and What Follows

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 33

With the Shanyang Offensive over, Lian Po shares with Xin a sure way of achieving great fame and glory. Qiang Lei prepares to leave the Fei Xin Force.

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The New Chairman's Ambition
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8.13
147 votes

#16 - The New Chairman's Ambition

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 1

Things are looking up for Sasahara as the Genshiken secures a spot among the dōjinshi vendors at the next Comifes, but the devil is in the details as they quickly need to figure out the finer points of actually making one. An unexpected relief comes when Ogiue actually volunteers her services (if in limited quantities), but will the new President have what it takes to stand up to the other obstacles in their way?

Connecting Wishes
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8.13
16 votes

#17 - Connecting Wishes

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Zheng's flashback shows the lengths to which a black marketeer was willing to go to make sure he got home and became King of Qin, against all odds.

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The Final Twist
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8.13
16 votes

#18 - The Final Twist

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 28

Meng Ao reveals a surprising strategy for taking on Lian Po in hopes of finally claiming victory over his rival. Xin's battle with Lun Hu intensifies.

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Ordeal and Resolve
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8.07
14 votes

#19 - Ordeal and Resolve

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 35

The Fei Xin Force is eyeing tactician He Liao Diao with great distrust, but who else can think up a way to deal with the latest wave of Wei attackers?

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Xuan Feng's Cunning Scheme
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8.07
15 votes

#20 - Xuan Feng's Cunning Scheme

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 19

As Wang Ben and the Yu Feng Force do battle with Lun Hu, the Fei Xin Force is called into battle. A devious strategy takes the Qin army by surprise.

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A New Legend
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8.00
19 votes

#21 - A New Legend

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 39

New ministers take positions in the Royal Court, and Xiang has big news for Zheng. Xin sees a potential problem as a way to get closer to his goal.

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Robber vs. Strategist
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7.94
17 votes

#22 - Robber vs. Strategist

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 21

Meng Ao's lieutenant Huan Yi takes the battlefield with some real tricks up his sleeve. The Wei army must scramble to beat him at his own game.

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Meng Tian's Proposal
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7.94
17 votes

#23 - Meng Tian's Proposal

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 22

After Huan Yi's masterstroke, Meng Tian suggests the Le Hua, Yu Feng, and Fei Xin Forces team up in the hopes of leaving their own mark on history.

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A Staging Area for Intrigue
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7.94
16 votes

#24 - A Staging Area for Intrigue

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 38

Zheng approaches his stepbrother for help ousting Lü Buwei. The Fei Xin Force fights to defend a tiny country and stumbles onto something huge.

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Distant Thunder
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7.93
15 votes

#25 - Distant Thunder

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 37

Zhao makes a surprising move, while the Fei Xin Force makes a discovery. Back in Xianyang, Zheng reveals a trump card in the Court's power struggle.

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Showdown
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7.88
17 votes

#26 - Showdown

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 27

The Le Hua, Yu Feng, and Fei Xin Forces find themselves bringing up the rear in the final battle. Lian Po makes a daring move to get the ball rolling.

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Behind the Behind
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7.88
16 votes

#27 - Behind the Behind

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 25

Lieutenant Wang Jian's plot comes to fruition with help from the skillful Commander Bi, but the battle--and the battle of wits--is far from over.

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Charge!
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7.87
15 votes

#28 - Charge!

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 18

The battle at Shanyang is underway. Xin and his fellow temporary thousand-man commanders must face the fearsome Lian Po--and the deadly Lun Hu.

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Three Forces United
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7.82
17 votes

#29 - Three Forces United

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 23

Meng Tian skillfully brings all three special forces together in his plan to eliminate Lun Hu, but will the shrewd assassin fall prey to his scheme?

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The Fei Xin Force Retaliates
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7.81
16 votes

#30 - The Fei Xin Force Retaliates

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 20

The Qin army is at a standstill in their battle against Wei--until Qiang Lei devises a workaround. Will her idea be enough for them to claim victory?

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Shattered Love
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7.79
14 votes

#31 - Shattered Love

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 10

As Zheng and his supporters await word from the Inner Palace, the Queen Dowager reveals where her allegiances lie. Xiang is put in a tight spot.

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True Name
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7.78
18 votes

#32 - True Name

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 2

Shinichirou becomes friends with Tamako, the cat-monster, and ends up helping Sakuya clean, as she lives alone. Sakuya is bossy and doesn't give Shinichirou a break. Another monsters appears at the school, which takes girls underground and eats their flesh.

The Third Force
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7.75
16 votes

#33 - The Third Force

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 5

As the Fei Xin and Yu Feng Forces play at one-upmanship, Si Shi proposes a surprising potential ally in Zheng's power struggle with Lü Buwei.

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Betrayal
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7.74
35 votes

#34 - Betrayal

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 2 - Episode 11

With her trap sprung and all of the students rendered unable to fight, Eri reveals her true nature and sets the rest of her plan in motion.

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Eye of Truth
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7.72
18 votes

#35 - Eye of Truth

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 5

Shinichirou has the Eye of Truth and it allows him to figure out people's true names, but Sakuya doesn't want anyone to know her true name, so she's keeping Shinichirou away from her.

The Air of a General
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7.72
18 votes

#36 - The Air of a General

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 15

An assassin is picking off Qin's thousand-man commanders! Xin encounters a formidable young man who sees promise in the scrappy Fei Xin leader.

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General Caliber
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7.71
14 votes

#37 - General Caliber

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 26

Lian Po judges Wang Jian's worth as a commander, while a badly injured Xin returns to camp. The end of the Shanyang Offensive is in sight at last.

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Promise
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7.69
16 votes

#38 - Promise

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 6

Shinichirou tries to cheer Sakuya up after he finds out that she might lose her right to become next head of the family. The secret behind Sakuya's birth, and why she's so hung up on taking over the family becomes evident. But then a monster shows up which will test her allegiances to the past, to the present, and to herself.

The King and the Ant
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7.69
16 votes

#39 - The King and the Ant

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 4

Xin gets a lead on a big battle that could propel him up the ranks to general, but soon learns he's not the only young, ambitious warrior around.

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Exquisite Poison
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7.65
17 votes

#40 - Exquisite Poison

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Zheng's supporters discuss the pros and cons of bringing the Queen Dowager onto their side, while Zheng takes matters into his own hands.

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The Way I Fight
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7.63
16 votes

#41 - The Way I Fight

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 13

As Qin's war against Wei rages on, Xin follows his convictions only to land in hot water. A new opponent emerges that could turn the tide of battle.

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The Night Before Battle
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7.63
16 votes

#42 - The Night Before Battle

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 17

Xin settles into his new position as the Qin army prepares for a battle that could change the face of China. Qiang Lei discusses her plans with Xin.

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Resolution
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7.61
18 votes

#43 - Resolution

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 10

The power I get from Shinichirou is so rich and energizing.

The Man Lian Po
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7.61
18 votes

#44 - The Man Lian Po

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 14

Lian Po, once one of Zhao's Three Greats, is called to the battlefield again. The Fei Xin Force tries unconventional tactics to storm Jinliguan.

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Confrontation
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7.59
17 votes

#45 - Confrontation

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sakuya's younger sister, Suseri, shows up. She also works to rid the world of monsters, and is a rival to the head of the Shimadzu family. She wants to bring Shinichirou over to her side, so she attempts to seduce him, and eventually kidnap him, but they run into a bit of trouble with monsters on the way...

The Siege of Gaolang Castle
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7.53
15 votes

#46 - The Siege of Gaolang Castle

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 12

Wang Ben's Yu Feng Force tries unconventional tactics to gain ground in the siege of Gaolang Castle. Lü Buwei's actions start to have consequences.

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The Lineup
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7.50
16 votes

#47 - The Lineup

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 11

Xiang struggles to bring Zheng some shocking news. The Qin army mounts its offensive against Wei's Gaolang Castle, but is Xin in over his head?

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Trials
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7.47
15 votes

#48 - Trials

Isuca - Season 1 - Episode 8

Sakuya is in a coma now that she's lost her spiritual energy, and Shinichirou would like nothing more to save her. Suseri decides to undergo the exorcism ritual after seeing Sakuya in her state. She must subdue a lightning beast on her own in order to make it into a shikigami, and during the fighting we learn about Suseri's hidden past and her feelings towards Sakuya.

Black and White
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7.43
44 votes

#49 - Black and White

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 2 - Episode 3

Hajime completes the grueling trial at the end of the Grand Gruen Volcano labyrinth, but at that exact moment, Freid, a demon commander, launches a surprise attack. Hajime is heavily injured, and a desperate battle begins.

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A Tempestuous Feast
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7.35
17 votes

#50 - A Tempestuous Feast

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 3

Xin confronts Li Mu, the man who orchestrated Wang Yi's battlefield defeat, while Diao touches base with Kaine. Zheng reveals his future plans.