The BEST episodes directed by Eric P. Sherman

Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near
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8.99
225 votes

#1 - Prelude to the Impending Fight: The Shadow of the Wolf Draws Near

Rurouni Kenshin - Season 2 - Episode 1

The Kenshin-gumi's brief period of peace is interrupted by the presence of former Shinsengumi captain Saito Hajime - now using the name of Fujita Goro and working for the Tokyo police - stirs up some of Kenshin's bloodiest memories of the Bakumatsu. Saito arrives at the Kamiya dojo disguised as a medicine seller and fights Sanosuke, injuring him severely in the process.

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Dilemma
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8.90
39 votes

#2 - Dilemma

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 17

As Robin bides her time hiding from the Factory, she takes on two jobs: as a bike messenger for Nagira's Law Firm and as a babysitter for an unusual girl. While delivering packages one day, she spots Dojima being attacked by a Witch and his gang. After saving Dojima, she learns that the STN-J is seriously undermanned. Dojima begs Robin for help. Can Robin risk being exposed to the Factory by helping her friends at the STN-J?

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Replacement
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8.73
115 votes

#3 - Replacement

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 1

Robin Sena arrives in Japan to replace a fallen member of the STN-J. Engrossed in a witch hunt, the members of the team are unaware that this quiet 15-year-old is the new Hunter and brush her off. When they finally corner the Witch will they come to appreciate Robin's power?

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Loaded Guns
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8.67
70 votes

#4 - Loaded Guns

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 14

While on a case with Amon, Robin is ambushed by an unseen attacker. Later, back at the STN-J, Michael discovers that the shell casting left behind came from anti-Witch bullets. The weapon that could fire such bullets has not been used by the STN-J in five years. Who could be Hunting Robin?

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Missing
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8.60
65 votes

#5 - Missing

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 19

When Nagira brings in a couple to consult about the Fragment, Robin is unnerved by the woman's strange behavior. Her husband later explains that Robin resembles their missing daughter, whom they believe was Hunted by the Factory. Having being brought up without parents, the woman's reaction stirs up forgotten feelings within Robin and she begins to seek a relationship with the couple.

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The Eyes of Truth
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8.59
68 votes

#6 - The Eyes of Truth

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 13

Robin is surprised to learn that the Inquisitor who tested her has arrived in Japan to test a new potential Hunter. As Robin watches the Inquisitor test the candidate, Shiro Masuda, she is reminded of her own inquisition. She finds that there is a thin line between being a Hunter or a Witch. Masuda must now choose which side he will join, and accept the consequences of his decision.

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Time to Say Goodbye
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8.59
70 votes

#7 - Time to Say Goodbye

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 15

After the most recent attacks, the Team keeps Robin under careful guard at the STN-J. The only one absent is Amon, who can't be reached. As they analyze the odd shell castings left from the attack at Robin's apartment, they find that only three people could have fired the Witch bullet at Robin. Unfortunately, the prime suspect has been dead for years. With growing uneasiness, they realize the only other person that could do this is someone very close to them all.

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All I Really Oughta Know
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8.58
67 votes

#8 - All I Really Oughta Know

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 20

A new Hunter is killing Witches and placing origami cranes in his victims' hands with the word ‶Robin″ on them. Robin decides to retrieve the Fragment from Nagira only to find that it's been stolen.

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Time to Tell
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8.57
68 votes

#9 - Time to Tell

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 26

Robin and Amon finally confront Zaizen and learn the truth about Robin's existence. To Zaizen's surprise, instead of being traumatized, Robin is instead strengthened with resolve. Now Robin and Amon must stop Zainzen's final solution for the sake of both Witches and Humans alike.

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No Way Out
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8.56
68 votes

#10 - No Way Out

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 21

As Robin's powers grow, she wrestles with her old beliefs of what a Witch is. Meanwhile, Solomon Headquarters sends a powerful Hunter named Corneli after Robin. Will the secretive Amon help her this time, or will he allow Cornell to destroy her?

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Redemption Day
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8.51
69 votes

#11 - Redemption Day

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 25

Robin's mentor from Italy, Father Juliano, has made a sudden visit to Japan to see her. She confronts him about her real identity; who, or what, is she? Father Juliano gently revels to Robin her own true nature. Meanwhile, the STN-J Team and Nagira plan to stage an assault on the Factory.

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Family Portrait
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8.50
68 votes

#12 - Family Portrait

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 22

Suspicions about Zaizen's motives for Orbo leads Headquarters to cut funding by 40%. Nevertheless, Zaizen pushes ahead with his plan. Meanwhile, Robin and Nagira visit an old woman that was recently seen with Amon. When the woman is shocked to see Robin, they find out why; she has a photograph of a girl that resembles Robin in one of her bedrooms. Further investigations lead them closer to the truth behind Robin's past, as a link between genetics and Witches appears.

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Raindrops
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8.49
69 votes

#13 - Raindrops

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Robin's Vespa runs out of gas during a rainstorm, she is picked up by a kind-hearted motorist. Shortly after dropping Robin off, the woman is killed in a horrible accident. Upset over her death, Robin senses that a Witch may have been involved. Together with Amon, Robin pushes forward to uncover the truth.

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Rent
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8.47
68 votes

#14 - Rent

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 24

With Karasuma captured by the Factory, the team mobilizes to rescue her from an uncertain faith. They secretly gather to form a plan for the dangerous mission, one where they must not only get past Zaizen's watchful eye and armed guards, but also navigate a labyrinth of rooms and corridors. As Robin works with the team, though, the Factory Researcher's words haunt her. Why did he call her the ‶Devil's Child″?

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Sign of the Craft
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8.46
71 votes

#15 - Sign of the Craft

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 9

When two bodies are found apparently burned from the inside out, attention is drawn to Robin; whoever did this has the same power she has. A girl named Aki Yoshioka is the best suspect, but when the STN-J investigates they only find a pile of sand and a confession to killing three people on Aki's computer. Is the team chasing a ghost?

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Precious Illusions
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8.46
71 votes

#16 - Precious Illusions

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 12

To Michael's chagrin, a hacker has broken through his defenses and entered the STN-J's systems; a Witch's symbol is being broadcast from Robin's terminal. Meanwhile, Robin had spent the night talking to the mysterious old woman she met in the Walled City. Is she a ‶Methuselah″, a Witch rumored to be immortal? And will Robin be able to accept what she is telling her?

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Faith
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8.42
71 votes

#17 - Faith

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 8

Dr. Kirihara is touted as being a miracle worker; someone who even can heal people with terminal illnesses. However, the ‶miracles″ are really being done by another person; a doctor named Karosawa. Unfortunately, Dr. Karosawa performs these healings by using his power to take the life of someone who he feels is unworthy. It's an ethically difficult situation for the STN-J, who have been called in to stop him.

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The Soul Cages
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8.42
72 votes

#18 - The Soul Cages

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 11

A Witch is blowing up ATMs using a powerful microwave attack. Unfortunately, it appears that he can't control his powers. Disturbed by the sudden ‶awakening″ of this once dormant Seed, the STN-J must stop him before he harms anyone else. Meanwhile, a mysterious old woman lurks in the shadows. Why is she so interested in Robin?

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Separate Lives
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8.38
73 votes

#19 - Separate Lives

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 10

As part of an STN-J sting, Dojima and Robin take jobs as waitresses in Harry's bar. The man they're hunting was once betrayed to the STN-J by his own father, the owner of Harry's. As they wait for the prodigal son to return, the STN-J begin to realize that they're not the only ones after Yutaka Kobari.

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Stubborn Aesthetics
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8.34
74 votes

#20 - Stubborn Aesthetics

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Amon hands Robin the file for unsolved and possibly Witch related murder cases, she finds a string of deaths that occurred in the very same park she walks through to go to church. There is a young girl who paints landscapes there every day and Robin becomes concerned for her safety. She teams up with Ms. Karasuma to investigate the park, but is she sure the murders were caused by a Witch?

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Addicted to Power
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8.31
80 votes

#21 - Addicted to Power

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 2

A Witch named Kazuya Misawa is on a high-profile trial for murdering his business partner. However, in spite of police tampered evidence, since Misawa was never seen touching the man it's not likely he'll ever be convicted. The STN-J now has to take care of Misawa themselves, before he kills again.

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Dancing in Darkness
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8.31
78 votes

#22 - Dancing in Darkness

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 3

The STN-J is called in by the local police when a dried corpse is found. When Robin finds a dead insect on the body the team goes on a hunt for a Witch who can control insects. They find that there were two previous victims found in the same condition. The cases point to a similar rash of deaths leading back hundreds of years. Apparently, all the dead are Witches. Is the STN-J dealing with an immortal who feeds on Witches?

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Smells Like the Wandering Spirit
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8.28
74 votes

#23 - Smells Like the Wandering Spirit

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 5

While searching a shanty town for a potential Witch, Sakaki investigates an oddly agitated man. When the man suddenly flees from him in terror, Sakaki chases after him and inadvertently causes terrified man to run into traffic and struck by a truck. An autopsy reveals the man wasn't a Witch after all; just a normal man with the scent of olives. The question remains: Why did he run when he had no apparent reason to?

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Simple-Mind
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7.98
100 votes

#24 - Simple-Mind

Witch Hunter Robin - Season 1 - Episode 7

When a suspected thief's wrecked car is pulled from the harbor, the STN-J suspect there is more going on then a mere accident. When the go to question the suspect, however, he flees in his car, crushing Karasuma's vehicle with a powerful blow in the process. But, was it the thief doing the crushing or a more sinister force?

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The Reverse-Blade Sword vs. The Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle
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7.83
313 votes

#25 - The Reverse-Blade Sword vs. The Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle

Rurouni Kenshin - Season 1 - Episode 5

Zanza returns to fight Kenshin, and reveals his reason for fighting and his past with the Sekihoutai, where his captain and teammates were used as scapegoats by the government. Kenshin defeats him and breaks the zanbatou, and they become allies.

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Bad! Introducing Sanosuke Fighter-for-Hire
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7.15
283 votes

#26 - Bad! Introducing Sanosuke Fighter-for-Hire

Rurouni Kenshin - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hiruma Gohei, a man who Kenshin had previously defeated in episode 1 hires Sanosuke Sagara (aka Zanza after his signature weapon, a zanbato) to take Kenshin down. He accepts, but not for the money.

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Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past
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7.08
329 votes

#27 - Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past

Rurouni Kenshin - Season 1 - Episode 3

Yahiko is discontent with the teachings of Kamiya-Kasshin-ryū, wanting to defeat his enemies over protecting the innocent. An old acquaintance of Kenshin invites him to join the military.

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Run, Yahiko: Get the Reverse-Blade Sword Back!
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7.05
255 votes

#28 - Run, Yahiko: Get the Reverse-Blade Sword Back!

Rurouni Kenshin - Season 1 - Episode 18

Hiruma Gohei returns and hires the Onizaki brothers to kill Kenshin. Gohei tricks Yahiko into bringing him the reverse blade sword, and then he ties Yahiko up. Kenshin is outmatched by the Onizaki brothers, but Yahiko escapes and brings the sword, allowing Kenshin to win.