The Best Episodes Directed by Daisuke Tokudo


#1 - Rebirth

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 19

Haruka opens a safe guarding the third and final Void Genome, but is stopped by Shuichiro, who is revealed to be her older brother. He confesses that he was the one who killed her husband, Shu's father, before shooting her, but she manages to escape with the Void regardless. An arrest warrant is issued on Haruka, Segai offers to lead the search for her. As she heads to the Kuhouin estate for shelter, her old friend Kurachi tells her the estate is no longer safe now that Okina is dead, and they head to an Undertakers hideout. Arisa is approached by Shu who convinces her to help him rescue Inori, as she wants to learn more about Gai's true intentions.

star 8.35
69 votes
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Reunion of Childhood Friends

#2 - Reunion of Childhood Friends

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 11

Finally, Mika and Yu reunite, but their circumstances does not allow for much time. Mika tries to "save" Yu from the humans, who have been experimenting on him, but Yu wants to save his squad. Torn between Mika and his squad, something in Yu is awakened... ▽ Osananajimi no saikai [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Reunion of Childhood Friends [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Reunion of Old Playmates [Japan: literal English translation]

star 8.33
103 votes
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Results of the Choice

#3 - Results of the Choice

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 10

Learning that Mitsuba, Kimizuki, and Yoichi are in a pinch, Yu and Shinoa rush to their rescue. Meanwhile, Guren and his troops fight off the vampire's main forces, but Ferid's strength seems to be out of their league, cornering Guren in a tough spot. ▽ Result of the Selection [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Results of the Choice [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Sentaku no kekka [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 8.32
102 votes
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First Extermination

#4 - First Extermination

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 8

With the information obtained from the little girl they saved, Yuichiro and his squad goes to the subway station where the vampires are in order to free the people. However, they quickly learn that everything was a trap from the start... ▽ Beginning of the Annihilation [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ First Extermination [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Senmetsu no hajimari [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 7.99
99 votes
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Mitsuba's Squad

#5 - Mitsuba's Squad

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 7

With the addition of a new member, Mitsuba, to the squad, they head to Harajuku to find a vampire settlement and destroy it. When they arrive, they see a girl being chased by the Four Horsemen of John. Knowing it's the vampire's trap, Yu goes to save her. ▽ Mitsuba no chīmu [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Mitsuba's Squad [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Mitsuba's Team [Japan: literal English translation]

star 7.95
98 votes
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Vampire Attack

#6 - Vampire Attack

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 9

After saving the captured people from vampires, Yu and his unit reach Shinjuku. However, by the time they reach there, the war had already begun and some vampires had gotten through. To prevent Shinjuku from falling, they must fight off the vampires. ▽ Shuugeki no vanpaia [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Vampire Attack [Japan: literal English translation]

star 7.89
99 votes
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New Family

#7 - New Family

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 6

Yuichiro, Kimizuki, and Yoichi begin their Contract Ceremony to obtain their own Cursed Gear. The demons attempt to take over their bodies, and while Kimizuki and Yuichiro manage to subjugate them, Yoichi fails the trial and becomes a human-eating demon. ▽ A New Family [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Atarashī kazoku [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 7.88
99 votes
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The Demon in Your Heart

#8 - The Demon in Your Heart

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 3

A student sneaks into the Forbidden Chamber, where the army keeps a demon for training. To show how dangerous a demon is, Shinoa takes Yuichiro and Yoichi there, but her plan fails when Yuichiro ignores Shinoa and starts to fight the demon. ▽ Kokoro ni sumu oni [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ The Demon in Your Heart [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ The Demon Lives in Your Heart [Japan: literal English translation]

star 7.87
108 votes
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#9 - Emergence

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 21

As the combine forces of the Undertakers and the UN forces arrive at GHQ Headquarters, realizing the 256 Leukocyte satellites was a bluff, Shu helps Ayase into her new Steiner Endlave and promises his friends and allies that they will rescue Inori and stop Gai. As the UN forces attack, Gai uses Yuu, Kenji and Arisa voids to decimate them and Shuichiro orders the GHQ/Anti Bodies/Daath forces to destroy them. Daryl is forced to join the attack in his new Gespenst Endlave due to having his void taken. Thanks to Tsugumi's void, Shu and his Undertakers/PMC allies manage to sneak inside and hack into the base system, allowing the UN the chance to counterattack. As Tsugumi group split up with Shu and the others, Gai prepares to get rid of Inori's memories before Mana can take over her body but ask her why she loves Shu.

star 7.84
58 votes
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Black Demon's Contract

#10 - Black Demon's Contract

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 5

Eager to obtain the Cursed Gear, Yuichiro tracks down Guren and persuades him to provide him a chance at the Contract Ceremony. Passing Guren's test, Yuichiro, Kimizuki, and Yoichi put their lives on the line to make a contract with the demon kings. ▽ Black Demon's Contract [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Contract With the Black Demon [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Kuroki tono keiyaku [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 7.83
106 votes
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The World of Blood Legacy

#11 - The World of Blood Legacy

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 1

A deadly virus sweeps the earth, leaving behind only children and vampires. Yuichiro Hyakuya and the other orphans are captured by these vampires and are forced to provide them blood in order to survive. Fed up, they plan on an escape, but... ▽ Kechimyaku no sekai [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ The World of Blood Legacy [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ The World's Bloodline [Japan: literal English translation]

star 7.83
132 votes
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Everyone's a Sinner

#12 - Everyone's a Sinner

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 12

Trying to figure out what happened to Yu, Shinoa tracks down Guren and asks what he’s conspiring to do. However, Guren doesn't answer and keeps it a mystery. When Yu finally wakes up from a seven-day-coma, he explains he doesn't remember what happened. ▽ Everyone's a Sinner [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Minna tsumibito [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 7.79
99 votes
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Vampire Mikaela

#13 - Vampire Mikaela

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 4

Mikaela, who was thought to be dead, was actually turned into a vampire by Krul and is working with them. Meanwhile, Yuichiro starts his first day at the Extermination Unit's training school, but soon gets into a fight with one of his classmates... ▽ Kyuuketsuki mikaera [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Vampire Mikaela [Japan: literal English translation]

star 7.73
105 votes
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A Preparation

#14 - A Preparation

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 5

Shu arrives at the Undertakers Headquarters at Roppongi Fort where Gai introduces him to the Undertakers and plans to hold a trial for Shu before he can officially join them. Gai assigns Ayase as Shu's instructor while he leads a mission to take over "Leukocyte". Ayase dislikes Shu but is only training him because it was Gai's orders and Shu has to pass the trial as Ayase has his pen, unaware it's a transmitter but she will only give it back after passing the trial. After some hard training, Shu encounters Inori, telling her that he joined the Undertakers because of her and asks her if she will join him if he wanted to leave the Undertakers. But Inori tells him she won't because Gai gave her a life and purpose and claims Gai told her to use his feelings for her to join Undertakers before entering Gai's room. Dejected, Shu runs away and bumps into Ayase, who consoles Shu and gives him some encouragement for tomorrow's trial. Unknown to both of them, despite what it seems, Inori is actually giving Gai a blood transfusion. On the day of trial, Shu has a mock battle with Ayase's Steiner where if he gets past Steiner and into the vehicle behind it, he will pass the trial. Shu succeeds the task after using Arugo's Void to blind Steiner and get into the vehicle where Ayase and the Undertakers congratulate Shu of the becoming one of them. Just as Kenji arrives, the Undertakers receives a troubling report from Tsugumi. Gai earlier led a team to intercept the arrival of mercenaries and Endlaves at an airport but their position was shoot by Leukocyte, an orbital satellite laser.

star 7.73
82 votes
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Humanity After the Fall

#15 - Humanity After the Fall

Seraph of the End Season 1 - Episode 2

After his escape from the vampires, Yuichiro learns that humankind hasn't perished. Determined to get his revenge, he joins the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Four years later, Yuichiro feels his training is enough, but his bad attitude gets him suspended. ▽ Hametsugo no ningen [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Humanity After Ruination [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Humanity After the Fall [Int'l: renamed English title]

star 7.73
120 votes
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