The BEST episodes directed by Hiro Kaburagi

Behind the Curtain
104 votes

#1 - Behind the Curtain

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 8

A hard-nosed prohibition agent, Delphy, is installed in Lawless. He claims he will cut out the mafia's power in the city, and begins clamping down on bars that sell bootleg liquor. Naturally, the Vanetti family considers him an unwelcome presence. While keeping one eye on Fango, Nero comes down hard against Delphy, and Avilio stands with him. But another man watches them with complicated feelings about the situation...

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All for Nothing
101 votes

#2 - All for Nothing

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 11

Vincent has flashbacks and regrets of killing Testa, his best friend. The Vanetti playhouse, is now complete. With the playhouse is complete, Don Galassia and his nephew Strega, have been invited to form new ties between the families. The playhouse's opening the next day is wreathed in tension. And at last, the day Avilio's been waiting for has arrived...

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Night of the Murder
198 votes

#3 - Night of the Murder

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 1

After returning to the Lawless district seven years after the massacre of his family, Avilio gets reaquanted with an old friend and they both dive into a new way of life.

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To Slaughter a Pig
110 votes

#4 - To Slaughter a Pig

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 6

Frate's betrayal has left Nero on the run with the Vanetti family in pursuit. To save the badly injured Tigre, Nero seeks the aid of Fango, who is currently holed up on the Island. In exchange for his help, Nero agrees to bring Don Orco to Fango alive. To that end, Avilio and Nero head for Orco's base of operations, Ottimo Orco.

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Phantom of Falsehood
171 votes

#5 - Phantom of Falsehood

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Vanetti family seeks revenge after the continued compromising of their smuggling routes leads to the death of one of their young runners; Avillo moves one step closer to completing his revenge.

Proof of Good Faith
98 votes

#6 - Proof of Good Faith

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 10

Having succeeded Don Vanetti, Nero decides to send a shipment of Lawless Heaven to Don Galassia to make way for the family's expansion. While the rest of the family searches for Corteo, Nero assigns Avilio to the task. He boards a boat to Chicago with his trunk. But where is Corteo? And what was the motivation behind the one who sent him the letter?

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A Poor Player
82 votes

#7 - A Poor Player

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Fango family has taken the place of the Orco family. Fango is grateful to Nero and Avilio for their hard work, and asks them to continue to work with him. But Nero is worried that Fango is going to use him and then kill him. It's then that Frate declares war on his brother, and things get to where there's no turning back. Nevertheless, Fio asks Ronaldo to make peace with Nero.

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Fine Rain
38 votes

#8 - Fine Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 6

Sweltering hot summer break. Akira, who's taking remedial classes bumped into Haruka (track team captain), and they go to school together for the first time in ages. Haruka wanted to find out the future of their friendship, but the bus arrives to school before she could bring up the subject, and they each go their ways. Akira went to a library during the sudden rain and meets Kondo by accident.

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Demons, Underwear and Crabs / The State of Hell and This and That
16 votes

#9 - Demons, Underwear and Crabs / The State of Hell and This and That

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 2

In hell, the river pollution was as controversial as it was in the land of the living with its trash-ridden Sanzu River. There were particularly large number of items from coffins such as Rokumonsen (a ferriage fee for the crossing of Sanzu), eye glasses, wrist watches and the deceased's favorite items from their lifetime. The new Gokusotsu, Karauri and Nasubi were ordered to clean up the mess. Despite working diligently at first, Nasubi, who gets bored easily soon started to sing a song. Satan, the king of hell from EU decides to visit Japan to meet The Great King Enma. Although he starts off in a friendly manner by handing The Great King Enma presents, his true intention was to take over hell in Japan. Satan later went on a tour around hell guided by Hozuki, but was soon flabbergasted by the extreme cultural differences starting with the strange lifeforms and also insubordinate workers leaving their bosses to die.

Slipping Through the Dirty Sky
103 votes

#10 - Slipping Through the Dirty Sky

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 12

The playhouse was left a blood-house. Avilio has been captured by Strega, who is thankful Avilio killed Don Galassia. All but complete, Avilio's revenge is nearly over, with the exception of Nero, who is out for Avilio now.

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Blood Will Have Blood
113 votes

#11 - Blood Will Have Blood

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 5

Avilio and Nero shake off the Orco family's assassin and continue to lie low, until Nero's regular call to Barbero reveals a new development in the conflict: Orco wants peace with the Vanetti family. Still, Barbero suggests that it might not be best for Nero to return to Lawless immediately, and tells Nero and Avilio to meet him at "the Lodge" in two days.

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The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell
10 votes

#12 - The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 8

Koban, the writer for gossip magazine "Weekly Sanzu River", was sipping tea while looking back at his most recent scoop involving the secret meeting between Hakutaku and Peach Maki and the eye-watering birth documentary at Fukisho. Everything was going fine until he tried nosing his way into Enma Palace and ended up taking a picture of Datsueba's bathing scene. Koban however, was still in the mood for an even trashier gossip. Who might his next target be? Nasubi was on his holiday, carving a life-like sculpture of a frog from a tree branch but something was bothering him. When he consulted Karauri how he was lacking inspiration, he was advised to simply be himself. Shortly after, a Kingyosou drifting calmly in the wind caught his eye. As advised by Karauri, he decided to bend with the wind like the Kingyosou in front of him.

Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell
14 votes

#13 - Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hozuki carrying a hand luggage met up with Shiro who was chasing his own tail at the station. Shiro who was off-duty was excited to hear that Hozuki was going to see someone from the Karasu Tengu Police. While paying close attention to the time, Hozuki then decides to take Shiro with him and headed to the Jigoku taxi stand where they found Oborogurumas who were excitedly talking about a taxi theft in the world of the living. Hozuki on top of Needle Mountain was sighing over how the new Gokusotsu were managing the dead and asked the shadowed figure next to him what he should do with the situation. A few days later, a re-training program was introduced to beat the slackers back into shape. The new Gokusotsu including Karauri and Nasubi were brought to King Enma's court and observed how their seniors handled the dead.

The Instrumental Duo of The Mighty Rivals / Mental Sports Day
10 votes

#14 - The Instrumental Duo of The Mighty Rivals / Mental Sports Day

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 5

The story begins at the herbal medicine store "Gokuraku Mangetsu" in Togenkyo. Hakutaku was explaining Momotaro the secrets of becoming popular around girls while making a medicinal hotpot. Around the same time at Hell's Enma palace, Hozuki was explaining the finer points of tortures in hell to Shiro and the gang while also making a special hotpot. While cooking, Hozuki realised that he was missing one important ingredient and decides to meet the gatekeeper who had them. At the public square, Gokusotsu all across Hell gathered for the "Gokusotsu Grand Sports Day". Nasubi was relaxed as usual but Karauri on the other hand was nervous. Female Gokusotsu like Oko were also present. Hakutaku and Momotaro arrived at the square and were greeted by Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio. As part of the program, Kakisuke was to do a coordinated group gymnastics and Rurio a song with his seniors. Shiro was however not quite sure what to do. Soon, the fireworks calling for assembly was launched and The Great King Enma announced the beginning of the sports day!

Black and Deep Desires
99 votes

#15 - Black and Deep Desires

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 9

The identity of the traitor who leaked information to Fango and tried to kill Nero has been revealed. With Corteo taken into custody, the Vanetti family has been thrown into an uproar. But Corteo stubbornly refuses to confess anything, a fact which will likely lead to his death. Though he won't admit to it, Avilio is unusually shaken by this. And then Cerotto pays him a visit..,

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The Samurai Who Was Once Inch-High / The Quagmire Sisters Of The Mountain
9 votes

#16 - The Samurai Who Was Once Inch-High / The Quagmire Sisters Of The Mountain

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 11

While Hozuki was reading a book at Enma Palace's library, Shiro came by and began complaining how he discovered the Japanese folklore "Momotaro" that described Momotaro's dog as an Afghan Hound. Shiro's issue didn't end there as he had trouble reading the Japanese folklore "Inch-High Samurai" to the puppies. Hozuki was kind enough to lend him a hand but... Speaking of which, where is the Inch-High Samurai? The Yamagami (mountain god) "Princess Iwa" was upset as usual and threatened to kill any beautiful women who entered her mountain. Meanwhile at Enma Palace's lounge, Hozuki and Oko were eating together talking about the TV show "Woman's Quarrel Over Appearance" while the Tree Spirit was sighing over his current situation. Although Tree Spirits normally dwell in the mountain of the world of the living, he now takes refuge in hell due to his pollen allergy and the discord between the top 2 members of the Yamagami family, Princess Iwa and Princess Sakuya.

The Ultimate Example of Ruin Through Wine and Women / Awash with Drunks
10 votes

#17 - The Ultimate Example of Ruin Through Wine and Women / Awash with Drunks

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hakutaku suffering from a hangover locked himself inside the toilet and prayed his pain to go away. Despite being used to seeing this kind of scenery, Momotaro was nonetheless disgusted with Hakutaku boozing himself and complained that it was no wonder why Hozuki looks down on him. However, when Momotaro mentioned how Hozuki would have the upper hand if he could hold his liquor well, Hakutaku got fired up and headed to Hozuki's place. Hakutaku and Momotaro decided to go along with the flow and joined Great King Enma's drinking party. Although King Enma intended to drink throughout the night, mentioning how it was a Japanese tradition, Hozuki quickly rejected the idea and allowed the rest of the Gokusotsu to go home before King Enma began boasting about his success story. When Hozuki sighed at the sight of the drunkards, he received an urgent message from someone.

Where the Footfalls Lead
153 votes

#18 - Where the Footfalls Lead

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 3

Tensions reach a boiling point once the Vanetti family begin to enact their "retaliation"; Nero is given an ultimatum.

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Hakutaku / How Their Discord Came to Be
15 votes

#19 - Hakutaku / How Their Discord Came to Be

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 3

Shiro goes to see Hozuki for an advice on the wedding present he wanted to give to his senior but was disappointed to learn that he was on a break. The Great King Enma suggested Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio, who happened to be there at the spot should go wake him up but also warned how cranky Hozuki can get when someone disturbs his sleep. Despite Enma's warning, the three headed off to Hozuki's room. Momotaro was visiting Hozuki's office at Enma-cho to get his seal and made a fatal mistake by mentioning how Hozuki and Hakutaku looked alike. Hozuki was instantly infuriated by this remark and ran his backhand into the pillar behind him. Hozuki rubbed his wrist and matter-of-factly apologised. Soon after, the Great King Enma appeared out of the blue to explain how their discord came to be 1000 years ago.

Dinner of the Ten Kings of the Afterlife / Diets are Hell
9 votes

#20 - Dinner of the Ten Kings of the Afterlife / Diets are Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 10

When a person dies, they are put on a trial taking place between the Shonanoka (a Buddhist memorial service that takes place on the sixth day after their death) and Sankaiki (the second anniversary of a person's death). On such a trial, the deciding factors were the memorial services and offerings from the bereaved. At the temporary Hell, where the fortunate souls lined up to go to heaven, Hozuki was preaching how they should thank the bereaved for their offerings. Karauri, staring at the sheer amount of offerings on the altar was then ordered by Hozuki to go assist the dinner party for the Ten Kings who passed the judgement for these souls. The Great King Enma indulged himself in an epic food binge, eating the sweets from the offerings and dinner party and at one point, he became so obese that he couldn't even pick up the pen he dropped on the floor. When Hozuki overheard King Enma grumbling about going to a sports gym after work, he planned a bootcamp to put his superior, Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio back into shape.

Losing to Win, and What Comes After
146 votes

#21 - Losing to Win, and What Comes After

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 4

Avillo and Nero adjust to life on the run while an assassin sent by Don Orco tails the duo; Avillo notices a discrepancy between the letter and his memory of the massacre.

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Hell Idol: Peach Maki / The Right Arm Blues
9 votes

#22 - Hell Idol: Peach Maki / The Right Arm Blues

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 6

Hell Idol Peach Maki was finishing up her gravure photo session at the Sento Farm in Togenkyo and along came Hakutaku in his usual manner. Oblivious of the suspicious shadowed figure up above, Hakutaku handed her a Sentou and began flirting. To her dismay, the shadowed figure turns out to be a gossip columnist who was attempting to get a scandal scoop on Maki who was advertising herself as a "pure" idol. The year is 102014 (Akuma Era). Satan's right hand man, Beelzebub from western hell arrived at Japan's hell. His name was written as "Lord of the Flies". It didn't take Beelzebub long to be shaking with anger as he was treated like a commoner despite him being an elite government official. To make matters worse, he couldn't even get through Hell Airport's inspection and was asked by Hozuki to literally empty his digestive fluids after stating that they were toxic. His patience was at its limit...

Hell's Bon Festival of Lights / Idle Chat with the Great King Enma
8 votes

#23 - Hell's Bon Festival of Lights / Idle Chat with the Great King Enma

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 13

Bon Festival is an annual event where the lids of hell are released allowing the dead to return to the world of the living. Every Gokusotsu looks forward to this day as it is an equivalent of a summer vacation and Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio were no exception. The open stalls were bustling with people and the scent of grilled Wagyu steak in the air was something Shiro just couldn't resist. To their surprise, Hozuki was also there wearing a demon mask and enjoying himself to the fullest. As the Bon Festival came and went, Enma-cho was back in business. Hozuki silenced the dead that was in his way and as if nothing had happened stated that the dead to be put on trial will be arriving late. The Great King Enma decided to take a rest but the last minute trials before the Bon Festival seemed to have left him a sore throat. What will Hozuki do?

Lady Lilith and her Husbaned / Why Monsters are so Widely Spread Throughout the Mundane World of China
7 votes

#24 - Lady Lilith and her Husbaned / Why Monsters are so Widely Spread Throughout the Mundane World of China

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 12

The word has it that Lady Lilith was once the first wife of the first man Adam before she became EU Hell special adviser Beelzebub's wife. Lilith made an excuse to go to Eastern Hell by volunteering for King Satan's escort and went on a shopping spree with her husband's cash card. Her next destination was Enma-cho. Could she be planning to seduce someone? Hozuki and Hakutaku were at it again. While Momotaro was making medicine, the 2 were locked in a word-chain game. Hakutaku was greatly disappointed about losing the game and while making Hozuki's medicine, he thought of asking a question that has been bothering him.

Making or Breaking Hell / The Discovery of Hell's Mysteries
29 votes

#25 - Making or Breaking Hell / The Discovery of Hell's Mysteries

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 1

Hōzuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hōzuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarō and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising "Goldfish Flowers.

Man & Woman and Mortal Hell / Hell-Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques & How-To Use the Johari Mirror
8 votes

#26 - Man & Woman and Mortal Hell / Hell-Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques & How-To Use the Johari Mirror

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 7

The new Gokusotsu were washing their senior's laundries collected from every corner of Hell. Seeing the mounds of laundry stacked up in the corner, Karauri and Nasubi decided to split up. Despite their effort however, the delicate laundry from Shugo Hell were time-consuming and there seemed to be no end. Their colleagues who were finished with their share started cleaning up and left one by one. Eventually Nasubi grew tired of hanging out the laundry and decided to show Karauri a new stunt he just thought up of. "Lay your eyes upon this mirror!" When one of the dead tried talking his way out of getting punishment, the Great King Enma pointed his finger to the mirror laid out in Enma Palace's court. The "Johari Mirror" was in essence an ultra high performance security camera that displayed any deeds that the dead did in their lifetime. With his evil deeds laid out in front of him, the dead instantly gave up and admitted his sins. Enma's day was proceeding as normal but after he tried stretching his back, a jolting pain ran through his body.