The BEST episodes directed by Fumio Maezono

Turmoil on Day One
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9.16
37 votes

#1 - Turmoil on Day One

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 17

Truant Koutaro Araki finally gathers the courage to come to school, and instantly becomes popular. His classmates try to help make his transition as smooth as possible, but Kanan and Makina get involved in a slightly different way.

Luce vs. The First
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9.05
39 votes

#2 - Luce vs. The First

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 12

Junichiro organizes a party to celebrate the victory of Team 23. He invites a surprise guest - Koutaro's former classmates - and challenges Koutaro to a fight. Koutaro must survive a hopelessly uphill battle to keep his secret.

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The Ultimate Natural Enemy
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8.45
142 votes

#3 - The Ultimate Natural Enemy

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 116

“When the owner of the four-leaf grimoire is filled with despair, the five-leaf clover grimoire will be born.” Patry is filled with despair after learning he had been manipulated by the devil all this time and turns into a dark elf. He then starts attacking Yuno and Asta, fueled by nothing but hatred and malice. Somehow, becoming a dark elf had made Patry even stronger, which gives Yuno and Asta an even harder time fighting him. Then Captain Nozel appears before them. Nozel happens to have the best magical attribute to fight against light magic, mercury magic.

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A Crow in the Dark Night
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8.43
83 votes

#4 - A Crow in the Dark Night

Durarara!! - Season 2 - Episode 6

A sudden attack strikes Celty. Shinra waits at home for her return, unaware of what’s happened, and is visited by Shizuo, who brings along the mysterious young girl. Mikado hears of a bad rumor about the Dollars and starts trying to figure out the truth.

Battlefield: Heart Kingdom
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8.26
101 votes

#5 - Battlefield: Heart Kingdom

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 164

Yami continues to fight Dante from the Dark Triad and finally, he deals a fatal blow! However, Dante has horrifying regeneration powers and manages to heal immediately. He then tells the Black Bulls of the Dark Triad's plan to destroy this world. Meanwhile, in the Heart Kingdom, Leopold, Charmy, and Luck go to help the Spirit Guardians, but are also having a hard time.

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The Desperate Path Toward Survival
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8.24
138 votes

#6 - The Desperate Path Toward Survival

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 99

After being surrounded by members of the Royal Knights who were affected by the reincarnation spell, Captain Mereoleona had managed to let Asta and Zora escape. She uses her sheer will and the help of the mana zone to fight the elves. Is it actually possible for her to defeat the elves that hate the humans so much? Meanwhile, after being flung away from the battle, Zora tries to find a way for them to escape, but Asta doesn’t like that idea.

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The Plum Trees of My Home Will Always Keep Their Old Scent
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8.14
29 votes

#7 - The Plum Trees of My Home Will Always Keep Their Old Scent

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 18

With the others looking to improve their rank, Chihaya participates in a Class A tournament where she has trouble adjusting her play style to focus less on speed. Although she loses against her opponent, Sakura Kanai, she learns that what she is lacking is timing. Afterwards, as Taichi and Yusei face each other in the Class B finals, Chihaya finds herself drawn to the Class D final between Kanade and Tsutomu, learning more from watching them play.

Smiles, Tears
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8.12
136 votes

#8 - Smiles, Tears

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 105

Asta had caught up with Magna and Vanessa with his new sword. Asta tries to work with Magna and Vanessa to save Luck, who had been reincarnated into an elf, but Luck’s body had a lot of pent up magical power that was now surging and they have a hard time getting to him. Despite that, Asta and the others try to bring the normal Luck back. Will their feelings get through to their precious friend?

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Confession Time
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8.08
118 votes

#9 - Confession Time

Assassination Classroom - Season 2 - Episode 15

Koro Sensei begins to come clean about his background after a tense and terrifying encounter with a student who has her own reasons to kill him,

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The Vessel of Gyze
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8.00
1 votes

#10 - The Vessel of Gyze

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 9 - Episode 13

Three apostles aiming at Chrono, the most promising candidate for "The Vessel of Gyze". Kazuma and Taiyo fight to protect Chrono, and the Stargate Zeros Dragon, led by Chaos Breaker, attacks.

The Red Thread of Fate
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7.99
141 votes

#11 - The Red Thread of Fate

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 64

As promised, Asta and the others get rid of the invaders who attacked the Witches' Forest. However, the Queen of Witches was after Asta and his swords to begin with. She uses a spell to make Asta her puppet and tries to get him to kill his own friends. Vanessa begs the queen to stop, but she refuses. But in her helplessness, Vanessa ends up awakening to a new spell...

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Peasant Trap
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7.92
126 votes

#12 - Peasant Trap

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 78

Much to the irritation of both the Clover King and Solid, Asta and Yuno have made it through the first round. For the second round Asta's team face Kirsch's team. Zora looks forward to his chance to humiliate a royal. Asta confronts Zora about his cheating, but Zora points out he has not technically broken any rules. Kirsch covers the entire battlefield in a storm of flower petal illusion magic. Asta uses the Anti-magic demons power to perform a new move, Black Hurricane, which erases the petals, nullifies Kirsch's illusions and even nullifies all Zora's traps. Zora is irritated until Asta tells him he never cared about his tactics; he only wanted them to work as a team. Zora has a flashback to his father and decides to cooperate by revealing how his magic works. Kirsch is furious his beautiful spell was ruined by Asta’s peasant magic, and abandons Magna and Sol to attack alone. Asta tries to draw him into Zora's new traps but Kirsch avoids them with detection magic. He begins to attack Asta but suddenly falls into a pit Zora dug by hand, so as to avoid it being discovered by Kirsch’s detection magic. Asta then knocks the furious Kirsch unconscious and thanks Zora for working as a team.

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Beautiful Valkyrie
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7.84
37 votes

#13 - Beautiful Valkyrie

The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made - Season 1 - Episode 8

After eating the Fruit of Evolution, the donkey Lulune evolves into a beautiful woman! Seiichi’s harem just keeps growing… but shortly after a brigade of female knights, the Valkyries, takes Seiichi into the royal castle. What awaits him there is the beautiful brigade captain, Louise. She suddenly challenges Seiichi to a duel, but how does he fare...?! And what is the sad past that Louise hides?

A Third One!?
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7.83
23 votes

#14 - A Third One!?

Girlfriend, Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rika, who’s outed as a popular MeTuber, insists on dating Naoya. When he rejects her, she decides to try to live at his home along with the other two.

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Reincarnation
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7.77
137 votes

#15 - Reincarnation

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 95

Long ago, there were beings with very high magical powers living in the Clover Kingdom called elves. The elf Licht possessed a four-leaf grimoire and he lived peacefully with his brethren, who trusted him greatly. One day, a human named Tetia and her older brother happened to come by their village. Her older brother also had a four-leaf grimoire just like Licht and hoped to bring humans and elves together. The siblings and Licht shared similar ideals, so they became rather close, and eventually, Tetia became pregnant with Licht’s child. But then, a great tragedy fell upon the elves...

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The Raging Bull Joins the Showdown!!
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7.76
133 votes

#16 - The Raging Bull Joins the Showdown!!

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 110

As the battle at Clover Castle continues the Shadow Palace appears. Captain Yami and Captain Jack get a bad feeling about this, so they try to infiltrate the palace, but Magic Knights who had reincarnated as elves keep getting in their way. Then Asta and the other Black Bulls as well as Rades, Sally, and Valtos arrive! Asta tries to undo the reincarnation spell that’s been cast on the Magic Knights, but then the Captain of the Coral Peacocks, Dorothy Unsworth, who has also reincarnated as an elf appears before them!

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Storming the Eye of the Midnight Sun's Hideout!!!
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7.70
134 votes

#17 - Storming the Eye of the Midnight Sun's Hideout!!!

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 88

Asta and Noelle visit Leopold in hospital where Fuegoleon is still in a coma. Having both received encouragement from Fuegoleon Asta and Noelle swear to defeat the Midnight Sun on his behalf. Asta shares his confusion with Noelle about something Vetto said about not being able to forgive humans. Klaus warns them to be vigilant against the Midnight Sun's spies, though as they leave a shadow attaches itself to Asta and follows them. Klaus worries that despite being the strongest knights in the kingdom; most of the Royal Knights are also some of the worst troublemakers, such as Luck and Zora. The shadow attempts to spy on Mereoleona but she spots and exposes it as a spy whom she captures and interrogates. She decides they will attack the Midnight Sun in the morning rather than in three days, though Zora suspects she always intended to do so. To infiltrate the Midnight Sun's hideout they split into teams with orders to reach the centre by any means necessary. Mereoleona teams up with Asta and Zora. As the battle begins Rhya decides to join the battle, activating the Third Eye in his forehead while secretly revealing Licht is not in the hideout but is somewhere else entirely.

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Starry Sky's Picture Book
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7.70
23 votes

#18 - Starry Sky's Picture Book

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 5

Unveiling Teppei Arashi's origin.

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The Uncrowned, Undefeated Lioness
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7.67
130 votes

#19 - The Uncrowned, Undefeated Lioness

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 71

Asta and Yuno end up seeing Mereoleona scolding the members of the Crimson Lion Kings after the Star Festival. Mereoleona is the older sister of their former captain, Fuegoleon, and was unhappy with their performance at the Star Festival. She calls her brother a fool and Leopold and the other squad members defend him. She then says they're going to a volcano for a training camp and also ends up taking Asta, Yuno, Yami, Charlotte and Noelle with them as well...

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Clues
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7.67
120 votes

#20 - Clues

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 127

In order to find out more about the forbidden curse, Asta, Gordon, Grey, and Gauche head to Gordon's house, since he comes from a family of famous curse mages. Once they get there, they can't help but show their wariness towards Gordon's family. But in the end, they end up finding out valuable information while they're there. Meanwhile, Noelle goes to talk to the Dorothy Unsworth, the Captain of the Coral Peacocks, after her brother tells her to talk to her to find out the truth behind their mother's death. Dorothy tells her the name of the devil who had killed her mother, and the same name is spoken by Gordon's grandmother. That devil's name is...

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Deserters
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7.63
16 votes

#21 - Deserters

Young Black Jack - Season 1 - Episode 3

Having witnessed Hazama's skills first-hand, Okamato visits his apartment bent on uncovering his secret. All she finds are evidence of Hazama's stringent surgical practice regimen using fish, pig feet and the like as subjects. Suddenly, they hear a groan next door…

Quiet Lakes and Forest Shadows
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7.61
105 votes

#22 - Quiet Lakes and Forest Shadows

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 159

Charmy is trying to eat all of the food in the Heart Kingdom. Yuno is contacted by Sister Lily and heads back to his home village of Hage.

Seven Deadly Sins End
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7.57
140 votes

#23 - Seven Deadly Sins End

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 3 - Episode 16

King prepares to face Chandler, who's returned in his demonic form. Gloxinia and Drole appear, risking their lives so the Deadly Sins can escape.

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The Black Leopard of Sindhura
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7.55
47 votes

#24 - The Black Leopard of Sindhura

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 15

Arslan and his subjects assist Rajendra's campaign to overthrow his brother and Jaswant, a Shindran guide is introduced to them. However, Jaswant is not who he claims to be, but it does not take long for the party to realize that for their own advantage.

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The Tilted Scale
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7.55
103 votes

#25 - The Tilted Scale

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 143

Kabwe Carillon's team of Devil Banishers returns to Bow Nokude's house in Tiulyu. They report to the other team about their failure to capture Asta. Gordon Agrippa and Noelle Silva take Asta to Owen, who discovers that it was a sleeping potion. Yami drags Marx Francois into the room so they can look into Asta's memories of the attack. Meanwhile, Gauche threatens Sister Theresa for allowing Marie to fall into danger a third time. Thinking it has do with Kira, Gauche and Finral barge into the chairman's office, blasting a hole in the wall. Damnatio then forces Gauche and Finral to their knees, but Yami barges into the office, breaking another wall. Nozel Silva enters the office and shows that the signal from Asta's monitor bracelet has appeared in Tiulyu. They figure out that Secre removed it from Asta so that she could be tracked. They fly to the town and split up into teams of two: Gauche with Gordon, Nozel with Noelle, and Yami with Finral.

Can't Wait for the Hot Springs
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7.55
22 votes

#26 - Can't Wait for the Hot Springs

Girlfriend, Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 10

As a way to clear the air after Rika kisses Naoya, he, Saki and Nagisa decide to go on vacation at a hot spring.

Night at the Lake
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7.50
66 votes

#27 - Night at the Lake

Hundred - Season 1 - Episode 8

Claudia joins in the mission to go and eliminate the Savage, and her goal is to separate Hayato and Emilia by getting Hayato to spend time with Claire. They end up alone, but not everything goes to plan...

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Dark Wings
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7.50
16 votes

#28 - Dark Wings

Mars Red - Season 1 - Episode 11

Maeda appears before Defrott and Aoi in Rufus's trap on Tsukishima Island. With Aoi losing blood fast, Kurusu will have to cross Tokyo in broad daylight if her hopes to reach her in time. Meanwhile, Ltg. Nakajima receives an unexpected summons.

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The 5 Spirit Guardians
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7.46
92 votes

#29 - The 5 Spirit Guardians

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 155

Asta and the other Magic Knights chosen to train in the Heart Kingdom are joined by Magna and they start their training under the Spirit Guardians.

Convenience Store, Job Magazine, and...
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7.44
16 votes

#30 - Convenience Store, Job Magazine, and...

Dagashi Kashi - Season 2 - Episode 6

Kokonotsu, To and Saya go check out the new convenience store. There, they meet the store’s manager, who begins to see Kokonotsu as his rival.

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Hajime Owari, Chocoball, and...
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7.44
16 votes

#31 - Hajime Owari, Chocoball, and...

Dagashi Kashi - Season 2 - Episode 7

A woman walks into Shikada Dagashi after seeing the help-wanted flyer that Kokonotsu put out on the shop's door and asks him to hire her.

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I'm Back, Welcome Back, and...
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7.40
15 votes

#32 - I'm Back, Welcome Back, and...

Dagashi Kashi - Season 2 - Episode 12

After a surprise reunion with Hotaru at a train station, Kokonotsu asks her why she suddenly disappeared without saying anything to him.

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Step on it! Maruhige Shipping
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7.37
19 votes

#33 - Step on it! Maruhige Shipping

Atom: The Beginning - Season 1 - Episode 5

Ummataro and Hiroshi reach Maruhinge corp. In search of work where they find the owner to Kensaku Han he agrees to give the boys the job but blindly refuses for A106. Suddenly an important moving job comes in so he hires them all out of desperation. The client turns out to be Motoko who has a habit of moving out whenever she gets involved/hopes to get involved with someone, Six quickly learns the job and gracefully packs and puts away the boxes while Maruhinge struggles. Accomplice of sketchy man hacks into cities system causing all connected robots to go haywire. Guys notice an berserk autonomous truck going at high speed in direction of jam they decide to stop it but are unable to gain control they try to override the system by plugging Six into its system this makes Six throw Ummatoro & Hiroshi take into the truck and he himself take control of the situation, they both think that Six also went out of control while Six manages to stop the truck damaging his own body and overheating his system. On site investigation causes delay to moving.

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Sortie -Apocalypse-
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7.36
11 votes

#34 - Sortie -Apocalypse-

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor - Season 1 - Episode 7

The council orders an all-out offensive against the forces of Physis in Burgot Volcano. Once inside the stronghold, Faria, Nemo, and Shirley come face to face with three new hero successors... who fight in the name of destruction!

Adult Event Time
star
7.15
40 votes

#35 - Adult Event Time

Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier Than Real Life! - Season 1 - Episode 3

After being betrayed by Ginji, Hiro is arrested by the City Guard. Can he find a way to clear himself or escape?

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On a Journey to the Holy Land of Kachu Rabu
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7.08
24 votes

#36 - On a Journey to the Holy Land of Kachu Rabu

Kiss Him, Not Me - Season 1 - Episode 7

Everyone goes together on a one night trip in order to attend the death anniversary of Hyakki Sametora, the samurai the lord in Kachu Rabu is modelled after. Both Kae and Nishina are enraptured by the real armor and helmet Akane is modelled after, and a portrait of Sametora. After, Kae and the gang decide to go to a small island in a lake where Sametora's head is rumored to be buried. But what will happen next?

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Beginning of the Holy War
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7.07
147 votes

#37 - Beginning of the Holy War

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 3 - Episode 21

Inside Camelot, Arthur makes his last stand against Meliodas and the others. Merlin comes to his rescue, but not before he falls under Cusack's spell.

The One Who Has My Heart, My Mind, and Soul
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7.02
122 votes

#38 - The One Who Has My Heart, My Mind, and Soul

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 135

Though their betrothal was decided between their families, Finral tries to become a better man for Finnes’ sake. However, his impulse to instantly hit on any girl he happens to see doesn’t seem to get better, so he asks Asta to help him train... But they end up going to a mixer. Meanwhile, the members of the Blue Rose Knights want to help Charlotte out with her chances at love and invite Yami to a mixer-like setting at the same pub. What will result from both of these mixers?

Painless Revolution Part 2
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7.00
12 votes

#39 - Painless Revolution Part 2

Young Black Jack - Season 1 - Episode 8

A patient has analgesia, an inability to feel pain. While Hazama and Maiko investigate the cause they have a chance encounter with Yabu. Yabu's patient has something in common with Hazama's -- they were in same platoon. Hazama is certain the cause of their issues is related.

The Lingering Night
star
7.00
1 votes

#40 - The Lingering Night

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 47

Mayor Bardot's wife, Danielle, recognizes Duke Togo at a party at a hotel from a previous sexual encounter. Bardot hires some thugs to persuade him to leave town but they are easily overpowered and are forced to lead Duke to Bardot. There he recognizes Danielle as a former prostitute who had killed her pimp that same night she met Golgo. Fearful that Golgo was responsible for threatening to blackmail Bardot about Danielle's past he tried to get Golgo to leave but, just as he had done before, Golgo warned them to never bother him. However Danielle had also hired an assassin to kill Golgo for the blackmail but now realizes that he was not responsible and tries to persuade the assassin to abort but due to pride he continues. Golgo shoots the assassin during a car chase causing Danielle to die in the ensuing crash.

Cherry Blossoms and Spring and Spring and the Moon
star
7.00
17 votes

#41 - Cherry Blossoms and Spring and Spring and the Moon

Adachi and Shimamura - Season 1 - Episode 10

Adachi and Shimamura start a new school year and Adachi is nervous to see if they actually end up in the same class. They do end up the same class, but as Adachi tries to get closer to Shimamura, others get in the way.

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Prepared to Die
star
6.92
101 votes

#42 - Prepared to Die

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 147

Asta, Noelle, and Magna manage to catch up to the Devil Believers who had taken Nero. But they find that the Devil Believers have now grown in numbers. Magna goes back to tell Yami of the situation. Asta and Noelle are left behind and try to do what they can to save Nero. But it appears that the Devil Believers have made up their minds on achieving their goal, even if it costs them their lives.

An Everlasting Kingdom
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6.88
86 votes

#43 - An Everlasting Kingdom

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 4 - Episode 23

A vicious beast in his true form, Cath attacks the reawakened Arthur. Now separated from the Sins, Merlin attempts to take on the monster herself.

Six Is Unfit to Fight
star
6.88
8 votes

#44 - Six Is Unfit to Fight

Atom: The Beginning - Season 1 - Episode 9

After winning their first two fights the gang and Six are walking back to the room. However, instead, they're stopped by the people they've faced and by some that they will fight in the future. Luckily, this isn't a bad encounter though rather the other fighters are just curious about Six. While talking about how Six works, it becomes clear that something is wrong. Six's defibrillator has given out. They ask around for parts and are able to find a quick replacement. It doesn't last long though and gives out shortly after Six's new fight. Angry with how Six isn't listening and isn't as brutal as he wants, Tenma takes it out on Six. He talks about how Six is just a robot, and despite the fact that Six isn't at full strength, he insists on forcing him to fight. Calming that then it'll just prove what a poor robot he is when he's beaten. When all hope is lost though, help comes from an unlikely person.

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The Season of Mania
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6.75
8 votes

#45 - The Season of Mania

Young Black Jack - Season 1 - Episode 12

Hazama meets and treats the injury of a student activist named Eri. Following this, Eri and Hazama develop a friendship. Eri sends Hazama a postcard from Gunma, where the government is raiding.

To Tomorrow!
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6.67
98 votes

#46 - To Tomorrow!

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 152

Asta and Noelle go to see the Magic Knight Entrance Exams with Yami. The testing site and the anti-birds that gather there are rather nostalgic (?) to Asta and remembers his own experience at the exams last year after seeing the hopefuls from this year.

Homerun Bar Winning Stick, Snow, and...
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6.65
17 votes

#47 - Homerun Bar Winning Stick, Snow, and...

Dagashi Kashi - Season 2 - Episode 11

With the help from Hajime, Saya, and To, Kokonotsu completes his manga in time and brings it to the On-site Manga Review Event.

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Data_06_Revelation
star
6.56
16 votes

#48 - Data_06_Revelation

DRAMAtical Murder - Season 1 - Episode 6

As Mizuki breaks down, Aoba is pulled into a Rhyme Field and meets Toue. Toue addresses the baffled Aoba with familiarity, and encourages him to discover who he truly is before disappearing. Aoba awakens in the real world, but quickly collapses after spotting an unconscious Mizuki. At Oval Tower, Takahashi reports to Toue about the data they received on Aoba's powers, and that he had sent the police to apprehend him. Later that night at their house, Tae informs Aoba that Mizuki and the rest of Dry Juice were taken to a hospital, but all of them are in a comatose state. She explains that Mizuki was being controlled by Morphine, who works for Toue, and how she was once a neuroplasticity researcher for Toue's labs twenty years ago. Tae quit once she learned that her research was being abused for Toue's brainwashing experiments, but upon her recent refusal to come back to the research labs, Toue used Mizuki to force her to cooperate.

Calling Your Name in the Town of Flowers
star
6.00
1 votes

#49 - Calling Your Name in the Town of Flowers

Concrete Revolutio: Superhuman Phantasmagoria - Season 2 - Episode 3

The city of Sapporo is excited about the upcoming international winter sports event. The Japanese superhuman ski jumping athletes are expected to win medals, but dark clouds gather over the venue.

Dragon Deity of Destruction, Gyze
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4.00
0 votes

#50 - Dragon Deity of Destruction, Gyze

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 9 - Episode 20

The decisive battle begins in the opposite position. Kazumi challenges Gize with all his heart to help Kazuma. Kazumi hunts down Gize with Shiranui who has gained new power.