The Best Episodes Directed by Hideaki Nakano

Xing Point

#1 - Xing Point

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer Season 1 - Episode 20

Ecarlate and Jugglaburk will spend their first night together and Ecarlate is prepared to fulfill her duties. Kon is beside himself and can’t handle the atmosphere.

star 9.88
33 votes
Two Mirrors: Chain

#2 - Two Mirrors: Chain

Hell Girl Season 2 - Episode 24

People are disappearing one after the other in the town of Lovely Hills - Mr. Mariyama is sent to Hell by his daughter who hates him for scolding her. A woman named Akiko sends her husband to Hell because she regrets marrying him. Then Akiko's friend sends her to Hell, because she's always hated Akiko, and so forth. All of the disappearances are blamed on Takuma. While the disappearances are happening, Detective Meshiai goes to the library and finds the book written by Shibata Hajime about Hell Girl.

star 9.76
64 votes
Masquerade

#3 - Masquerade

Golden Time (2013) Season 1 - Episode 7

Kōko tells Banri that she loves him, but before he can respond Kōko is arrested for stealing a bike that she used to catch up to Banri. At the police station, Kōko is cleared of any charges, and after explaining the reason behind her sudden confession, Banri reciprocates and the two officially become a couple. The next day, Kōko openly expresses her love for Banri as they walk to school, and their relationship is met with disbelief from Nijigen, and mild surprise from Mitsuo, who has dyed his hair blonde out of depression from being rejected. When Chinami comes to greet them Mitsuo flees, and Chinami says that he has been avoiding her, while explaining the reason she rejected him was because his confession was made in public. Linda soon appears, and Banri flees, noting that he has been avoiding Linda since their last conversation, despite her constant attempts to speak with him again. As time passes, Banri and Kōko enjoy their time as a couple, but Banri continues to ignore Linda, which upsets her, and causes Nana to take notice. One day, Banri is called back to his apartment because of a leak, but when he arrives he meats Nana again, who reveals that she is his neighbor, and that she faked the leak to get him to meet up with Linda. Back in Banri's apartment, he apologizes for his behavior, and the two rekindle their friendship, just as Banri gets a call from Kōko who worries that Mitsuo might be in trouble.

star 9.17
106 votes
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Two Mirrors: That Person's Memories

#4 - Two Mirrors: That Person's Memories

Hell Girl Season 2 - Episode 18

A girl comes home from work one day to find her mother, who went away when she was still young, has returned. Not only that, but her father wants her to have to pamper her mother every day, causing problems for the girl. She uses the Hell Hotline to get try to get rid of her mother, and tries to do so eventually, but finds that she cannot, because her father used the Hell Hotline and therefore got the straw doll she had. She rushes over to where her father is taking her mother for a walk, but finds her father has already sent her mother to Hell. He father tells her the truth: she is not the daughter of the woman she thought was her mother. After discovering his wife was infertile, her father had a her with another woman. This caused his wife to get angry, and eventually she got involved in a car accident to try and kill herself. The girl then remembers that her mother did accept her once, but knows it is too late.

star 9.08
96 votes
Setting the Old Woman's Qualms Aside, the Flying Pussyfoot Departs

#5 - Setting the Old Woman's Qualms Aside, the Flying Pussyfoot Departs

Baccano! Season 1 - Episode 2

In the late 1930 of California, Isaac and Miria are in a mine digging for gold and months pass without any success. They receive a letter from Ennis in New York, who ask for them to return but they don't have any money. So after stealing some cash from the mafia they board the Flying Pussyfoot to New York, where they happen to spot a lot of suspicious characters. Whilst Isaac and Miria are getting acquainted with Jacuzzi and Nice something to do with the "Lemurs" is about to begin.

star 8.48
224 votes
I'm Not Wrong

#6 - I'm Not Wrong

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 9

Misono and Tetsu go to save Lawless and Licht while Mahiru wanders within Kuro's mind to find a way to save him. Misono realizes how little they know of Tsubaki's intentions and Mahiru realizes just how much resolve it takes to face Kuro head-on.

star 7.86
21 votes
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Because I Am...

#7 - Because I Am...

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 7

Kuro continues to act strangely ever since Lawless brought up the past. Mahiru steps gingerly around Kuro, unsure whether to ask about his past or not. All the while, Tsubaki moves to take revenge on Lawless and his Eve, Licht.

star 7.65
23 votes
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I Am an Adult. This Is Society.

#8 - I Am an Adult. This Is Society.

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 5

Mahiru continues to meet new people one after another. Next, he meets a strange boy carrying a coffin at the summer festival as he tries to turn in a lost suitcase given to him by a stranger. People start to take action, each with their own reasons.

star 7.65
31 votes
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For Not Forgiving Me

#9 - For Not Forgiving Me

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 11

Lawless and Licht are able to corner Higan, pushing the Subclass to unleash his full power. Meanwhile, Mikuni and Jeje arrive and save Misono and Lily from Sakuya, urging the Lust Pair to go to where Tetsu and Hugh are fighting against Tsubaki's remaining Subclass.

star 7.61
23 votes
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Lawless

#10 - Lawless

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 10

Licht breaks through the wall to give Lawless a piece of his mind, face-to-face. Licht gets swallowed up by the darkness and the curtain rises on Lawless' past. What is it be unique? How can one become the one and only?

star 7.60
20 votes
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Sakuya

#11 - Sakuya

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 4

Mahiru nearly gets consumed by the power that he had asked for, but a stranger with the servamp of Envy comes to save them in the nick of time. Mahiru realizes that just having power doesn't solve anything and struggles to figure out what to do next.

star 7.48
33 votes
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Nothing Begins Without Action

#12 - Nothing Begins Without Action

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 8

Kuro has been trapped away in a ball and the others will have to try and rescue Licht and Lawless before midnight without them. As they plan, Mahiru and Kuro head to the shop of a certain antique dealer, to find a way to get Kuro free.

star 7.41
22 votes
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Angel or Demon

#13 - Angel or Demon

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 6

Mahiru meets with another suspicious character, a visiting pianist from Austria. He comes to find that the pianist, Licht, is actually the Eve of Greed, Lawless. However, Lawless isn't as friendly as the other siblings Mahiru has met so far.

star 7.37
27 votes
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Thinking Simply

#14 - Thinking Simply

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 12

Tsubaki reveals that he has defeated Hugh and then proceeds to break Lawless' contract item, causing the Servamp to lose his power. He confronts Kuro, recognising his lion form as the one who killed their creator.

star 7.32
22 votes
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Mahiru and Kuro

#15 - Mahiru and Kuro

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 1

Mahiru is a boy who loves simple things and hates troublesome things. He decides to take a black kitty home, but soon finds out that his new pet Kuro may be one of the most troublesome things of all.

star 7.16
58 votes
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Tsubaki

#16 - Tsubaki

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 2

Mahiru's pet Kuro turns out to be a servant vampire, or servamp. Mahiru rushes back to school to find out what happened, but his friends do not remember. All Mahiru knows is that a person named Tsubaki is after Kuro...

star 6.98
44 votes
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About the Future That Never Came

#17 - About the Future That Never Came

Servamp Season 1 - Episode 3

Mahiru finds out that his best friend, Sakuya, is actually one of Tsubaki's subclass. Why did he get close to Mahiru in the first place? Is Sakuya truly Mahiru's friend or is that another one of the lies that Sakuya hates so much?

star 6.97
36 votes
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Squall

#18 - Squall

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 1

Continuing west, the Sanzo party are climbing a nearly vertical cliff face. During their cruel rock climbing, a band of demons attack. The party fends off the demons and reaches the top, only to be greeted by numerous vultures.

star 0.00
0 votes
Cloud Mirror

#19 - Cloud Mirror

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 2

Running out of food and tobacco, Sanzo and his followers come upon a lake with a beautiful, mirror-like surface—a saltwater lake. The local village has prospered as a salt producer and distributor. The numerous villagers are happy and lively.

star 0.00
0 votes
Sky Burial

#20 - Sky Burial

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 3

Continuing west, the Sanzo party are climbing a nearly vertical cliff face. During their cruel rock climbing, a band of demons attack. The party fends off the demons and reaches the top, only to be greeted by numerous vultures.

star 0.00
0 votes
Nataku

#21 - Nataku

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 4

500 years ago in Heaven, Konzen Douji is suddenly put in charge of taking care of a heretic child named Goku, who has golden eyes.

star 0.00
0 votes
Flower Banquet

#22 - Flower Banquet

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 5

Goku continuously tries to see Nataku to tell him his name, but is refused every time. Tenpou and Konzen talk about Nataku's true origins and how Goku's existence may be a threat to Li Touten.

star 0.00
0 votes
Promise

#23 - Promise

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 6

Goku's true power is revealed and Konzen, Kenren, and Tenpou are deemed traitors for protecting him. With no other choice, the four make a run for it, and try to get Goku safely down to Earth before any harm can come to him.

star 0.00
0 votes
Kouten

#24 - Kouten

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 7

Sanzo, Gojyo and Hakkai start feeling the effects of altitude sickness as they travel further west. They are attacked by demons when a man named Hassan saves them. He takes them back to his hideout, where they meet someone rather unexpected...

star 0.00
0 votes
Barrier

#25 - Barrier

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 8

The barrier that Sharak Sanzo had erected to protect the surrounding area has been breached. Demons pour in to attack the villages and the Kouten temple.

star 0.00
0 votes
A Chance Encounter

#26 - A Chance Encounter

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 9

Sanzo and Kougaiji continue their battle as Sharak continues the spell to put the barrier back up. Hakkai worries about what might be happening to Gojyo, and Dokugakuji thinks back about the first time he met Kougaiji.

star 0.00
0 votes
Imperial Order

#27 - Imperial Order

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 10

Sanzo was badly hurt after his battle with Kougaiji and was still asleep three days later. However, Sharak and Sanzo then received a message summoning them to have an audience with the Sanbutsushin...

star 0.00
0 votes
Raid

#28 - Raid

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 11

Because Prince Nataku had awakened after five hundred years and was the original person to defeat Gyumaou, Sanzo and his party were relieved of continuing their journey west.

star 0.00
0 votes
Haiten

#29 - Haiten

Saiyuki Season 4 - Episode 12

Will the Sanzo party be able to defeat the War God Prince Nataku?

star 0.00
0 votes