The BEST episodes directed by Kazuya Nomura

Mitsuhide’s Betrayal! Honnoji Temple Goes Up in Flames!
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9.49
35 votes

#1 - Mitsuhide’s Betrayal! Honnoji Temple Goes Up in Flames!

Sengoku Basara - Season 1 - Episode 11

Date and Sanada arrive at Honnoji, but the showdown with evil will have to wait - the Demon Lord has set a trap. Meanwhile, a voice from beyond the grave encourages Ichi to take action against Oda.

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The Final Problem, Act 2
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8.80
25 votes

#2 - The Final Problem, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 24

William aims to complete his plan with his death, as Albert and the others each carry out their roles. Meanwhile, Sherlock deduces William's true reason for having him vanquish the Lord of Crime. Overlooking London, the pair face each other one last time.

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Joker Game (1)
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8.78
131 votes

#3 - Joker Game (1)

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 1

In Autumn 1937, Lt. Colonel Yuuki establishes the spy training group "D-Agency,” which went against the Imperial Army's wishes. The army sends Lieutenant Sakuma to serve as their liaison to D-Agency, and Lieutenant Sakuma observes the applicants brutal examination process. Disguised as military police, Sakuma leads D-Agency on their first mission: to search the home of a suspected American spy, the Japanophile John Gordon.

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The White Knight of London, Act 2
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8.62
29 votes

#4 - The White Knight of London, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 20

Whiteley goes alone to deal with the House of Lords with the irrefutable proof obtained from Albert in hand, but finds Milverton, the king of blackmailers. Even as Whiteley negotiates with him, Milverton's devilish clutches close in on his dear brother.

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The Two Criminals
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8.50
26 votes

#5 - The Two Criminals

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 22

Milverton blackmails Mary, exploiting her dalliance in antigovernment activities as a student. Sherlock decides to sneak into Milverton's estate to steal his evidence, but even that act was anticipated. Sherlock finds that he is not the only trespasser.

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Joker Game (2)
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8.50
95 votes

#6 - Joker Game (2)

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 2

Sakuma gambles his life and the raid of home comes up empty. And when Gordon lets it slip that this is the second time his home's been searched, Sakuma realizes he’s been set-up - he’s the Joker. Sakuma takes a gamble….

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In The Wind
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8.47
36 votes

#7 - In The Wind

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 23

Kakeru is bewildered by this new experience. His speed overwhelms the other competitors. Meanwhile, reigning champion Rikudo's ace Fujioka breaks the section record as promised and pushes his team into first place. Fujioka finds Haiji. What answers wait for them at the ends of their roads? They reassure one another as they exchange words. Prince's smile pushes Haiji's quiet resolve forward. Kakeru eventually appears at the relay station, running at shocking speeds. Their dream lies before them. Kakeru passes to Haiji. Their sash unites them and their entire team. At what peak will the Kansei University track and field team arrive?

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You're Not Alone
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8.40
34 votes

#8 - You're Not Alone

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 14

The Kansei University track team accepts Kakeru's past and begins running once again. Their hellish training camp continues, and once they return to the city, they busily engage in recruiting for the fan club, fundraising, and job hunting. The last traces of their amateurism fade as every one of them swells with the strength of a true athlete. The ten of them sprint through a single fleeting summer. As Hanako watches over their brilliant progress, they begin to see a certain path leading towards their future. A single man's dream passes from one man to another. Nico-chan and King draw ever closer to achieving official records. Only one man remains...

The Merchant of London
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8.37
27 votes

#9 - The Merchant of London

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 18

William outshined the adults in knowledge and nerve while saving the orphanage where he was staying. Judicial records state that William lent a nobleman £600 in the spirit of a certain play. But when the contract is broken, William takes drastic measures.

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A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 3
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8.37
30 votes

#10 - A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 3

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 14

Despite Sherlock recognizing that Irene is dealing with the Lord of Crime, he sees her off. Irene negotiates with the Lord of Crime in an abandoned church, but before she can turn over the papers, Sherlock arrives, and makes a deal to keep Irene safe.

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The "Noahtic", Act 2
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8.36
41 votes

#11 - The "Noahtic", Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 7

William helps to cover up Enders's crime, and Enders believes he is in the clear. As the first ballet performed aboard a sailing vessel takes place, William and the others secretly prepare another production in criminal theatre behind the scenes.

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Even If I Break
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8.31
31 votes

#12 - Even If I Break

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 20

Hanako cheers for him on the sidelines. Pieces of memories run through his head. Finally realizing his romantic feelings, Jota accelerates and climbs in the standings. As the older twin passes the sash to his younger brother, Joji is informed about Hanako's feelings and becomes distracted. The sudden Hanako panic leaves the other members of the team disconcerted as well. In order to get the race back on track, Kakeru asks Tazaki to deliver a message. Meanwhile, Haiji calls Shindo, who has arrived at the relay station. Their time feels simultaneously too long and too short. A tragic resolve spreads through Shindo's burning, feverish body...

Goodbye, Beautiful World
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8.31
31 votes

#13 - Goodbye, Beautiful World

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 21

His teammates faced death to pass the sash along. Bearing that weight in his mind, Yuki prepares for the race. Shindo approaches him. Turning his overflowing anxiety and regrets into strength, Yuki waits for the race to start. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Kakeru and Haiji wait for Sections 9 and 10 to start. However, when Haiji is nowhere to be found, Kakeru grows uneasy. As though confirming his concerns, a sports doctor exits Haiji's room. Kakeru interrogates Haiji, but Haiji remains the same calm Haiji he's always been. It's 8AM. The second half begins!

The Moment of Release
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8.28
31 votes

#14 - The Moment of Release

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 19

The Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race finally begins. Haiji was right, and Section 1 moves at a slow pace while the teams try to feel each other out. Prince, who bears the heavy responsibility of starting the race, takes up his position behind the other runners and conserves his strength. It's all part of Haiji's plan to take the top. Haiji also sends a message to Prince through Tazaki in the coach's vehicle and heads to the Tsurumi Relay Station where Musa waits. The group raises its pace. Prince desperately hangs on. And in the back of his mind, he recalls a conversation he once had with Haiji...

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The Two Detectives, Act 1
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8.27
44 votes

#15 - The Two Detectives, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 10

Holmes is frustrated at the thought of there being a mastermind behind the Noahtic and Drebber cases whose identity eludes him. After an unsatisfying investigation into a third nobleman death, Holmes has a chance encounter on a train.

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Our Speed
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8.25
35 votes

#16 - Our Speed

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 10

Haiji suddenly faints. The residents realize how Haiji has been supporting them, and Nico-chan encourages Kakeru and Prince to reconcile. However, the stubborn boys refuse to bridge the gap. The next day, Shindo suggests that the team pick a temporary captain. When all the older members refuse, Kakeru agrees to do the job. Desperate to do something about Prince, Kakeru follows him around while nagging him. Prince's opposition increases in response. As the residents are unable to even feed themselves, someone comes to extend a helping hand...

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Dreams and Reality
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8.25
35 votes

#17 - Dreams and Reality

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 16

A runner from another school trips and falls right in front of Haiji. Fortunately, he's able to avoid crashing into him, but he puts all his weight on his right leg. The fall causes a commotion at the water station. The cold rain mercilessly pounds down on the runners and the fans watching over them. Eventually the races moves into the city streets, and the runners' race for survival accelerates.

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The "Noahtic", Act 1
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8.24
38 votes

#18 - The "Noahtic", Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 6

William embarks on a new project to make the citizens of London audience to crimes exposing the skewed nature of the world. For his first performance, he chooses the luxury cruise ship Noahtic, where he encounters an extraordinary man.

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The Phantom of Whitechapel, Act 2
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8.20
30 votes

#19 - The Phantom of Whitechapel, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 16

A series of murders is being carried out by someone claiming to be Jack the Ripper. In response, a vigilante group of the town's poor confronts Scotland Yard while William and the real Jack scramble to uncover the true culprit's aims and foil their plans.

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The Riot in New Scotland Yard
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8.15
27 votes

#20 - The Riot in New Scotland Yard

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 17

A culprit is arrested in the Jack the Ripper case which was solved by the Moriartys. Suspecting a frame-up by Arterton, Lestrade asks Sherlock for help in finding evidence that would prove it. Meanwhile, Paterson works to sneak Bonde inside the station.

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Embrace Your Loneliness
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8.14
36 votes

#21 - Embrace Your Loneliness

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 22

Sakaki's fighting spirit verges on tragic. As though dragged along by it, King loses his pace. He thinks back on a conversation he had once with Haiji. The words he can't say, the reality he can't escape. Will Haiji's words free him from the doubts that cling to him? King's thoughts eventually arrive at the day he arrived at the Chikusei-so. It was the beginning of a lonely but also dream-like time. That small disappointment, that small pride. Carry all of it with you as you run. The men continue to fight to find themselves...!

The Scarlet Eyes, Act 1
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8.12
50 votes

#22 - The Scarlet Eyes, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 2

In 1866, a brilliant young orphan and his ailing younger brother are taken in by a charitable aid organization, where they catch the attention of the son of an earl, who is discontent with Britain's class system.

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And Then, Morning
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8.09
31 votes

#23 - And Then, Morning

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 18

While walking home with Musa, Kakeru runs into reigning champion Rikudo's Fujioka Kazuma. When Kakeru can't let go of the inconsiderate remarks made by some passers-by, Fujioka methodically and without faltering shows him the answer. Then Fujioka tells them about his shared history with Haiji. The burden Haiji has borne alone. The response he gave to Fujioka. In Fujioka's words, Kakeru begins to sense the meaning of the "strength" Haiji once described to him. Meanwhile, Haiji is at a consultation with his doctor. His eyes are glued to the harsh reality they see...

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The Final Problem, Act 1
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8.08
26 votes

#24 - The Final Problem, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 23

When William James Moriarty claims responsibility for being the Lord of Crime in all the papers, aristocratic condemnation and public anger falls upon the Moriartys. The final problem of the Moriarty Plan that William has concocted at long last begins.

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The Sign of Mary
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8.07
29 votes

#25 - The Sign of Mary

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 21

John introduces Sherlock to Mary, his fiancée. A stunned Sherlock realizes that Mary has another concern. She produces six pearls, detailing their connection to her missing father. She asks Sherlock to look into the matter, but is holding something back.

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The Scarlet Eyes, Act 2
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8.07
46 votes

#26 - The Scarlet Eyes, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 3

Albert invites the brothers to come live at the Moriarty's estate, but the pair are not warmly welcomed by the other members of the household. Albert grows increasingly disturbed by his family's intolerance, and resorts to drastic measures.

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A Rare Breed
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8.04
51 votes

#27 - A Rare Breed

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 4

William begins teaching at a university, and is invited to dinner at the home of the Viscount of Belfor. He and his brothers receive a tour of the viscount's well-kept conservatory, but are taken aback by what they hear of the gardener and his wife.

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A Study in "S", Act 1
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8.03
39 votes

#28 - A Study in "S", Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 8

After receiving the approval of Miss Hudson, landlady of 221B Baker Street, John H. Watson, recently returned from the Afghan War, becomes the housemate of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who himself is soon implicated in a serious crime.

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The White Knight of London, Act 1
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8.00
28 votes

#29 - The White Knight of London, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 19

Adam Whiteley, a young MP in the House of Commons working toward an equitable society, garners public support as a "White Knight." Milverton is hired by those opposed to Whiteley to oust him. William takes interest in Whiteley, and decides to test him.

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A Study in "S", Act 2
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7.97
40 votes

#30 - A Study in "S", Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 9

Searching for the true killer of Count Drebber, Sherlock and John set a trap for the culprit using a wedding ring found at the murder scene as bait. After a struggle in which the ring is lost, Sherlock is able to deduce who the real killer is.

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A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 2
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7.97
28 votes

#31 - A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 13

Following William's plan, Albert invites Irene to a masquerade, where a game with the famed "Lord of Crime" as its theme is being played. Dressed as a man, Irene uses the game to contact Albert, pleading for her safety in return for the stolen papers.

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The Two Detectives, Act 2
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7.95
40 votes

#32 - The Two Detectives, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 11

With 48 minutes remaining before the train reaches the next station, Sherlock declares that William and he can find the murderer in time. Sherlock relies on the evidence at the scene, while William pursues a psychological profile of the killer.

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And Then Start Running
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7.95
36 votes

#33 - And Then Start Running

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Kansei University track team runs into Tokyo Sport University at Lake Shirakaba, where they're holding their training camp. Sakaki insistently provokes Kakeru over his past actions. Pushes to his limit, Kakeru grabs ahold of him, but his friends come between them before anything can happen. Later they begin their grueling practice, but Kakeru can't stop recalling heavy memories from his high school days: a cruel past that pushed a group of elite runners to their breaking point. Recalling how he chose his own destruction, Kakeru agonizes over his past. That night, the sky is full of stars. Haiji appears next to Kakeru as he's hanging around by himself...

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A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 1
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7.93
29 votes

#34 - A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 12

Military Intelligence Service Director Mycroft orders Albert to recover classified papers that could rock the nation, and kill the woman who stole them. Sherlock is hired by the king of Bohemia to pursue Irene Adler, who threatens the king's wedding plans.

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Searching for the Answer
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7.91
34 votes

#35 - Searching for the Answer

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 17

The Kansei University track team miraculously makes it through the qualifier. The team is inundated by club applicants and interview requests. Despite them, Haiji calmly focuses on preparing for the race. However, Jota and Joji suddenly begin to oppose him. "Haiji's fooling us, isn't he?" What misgivings weigh heavily on their minds?

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Mismatched Runners
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7.91
33 votes

#36 - Mismatched Runners

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 9

Kakeru asks Prince to quit the team depending on his performance at the next track meet. Though Haiji says Kakeru's words are ineffective, Prince asks if he'll be able to achieve an official record. But there's something else bothering Haiji: there's one leftover portion of food.

Overflowing Drops
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7.86
35 votes

#37 - Overflowing Drops

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 11

The twins and Musa achieve official records, and the residents of the Chikusei-so feel there's hope for them. However, Shindo and Yuki begin to panic as they fail to beat their personal records for close to a month. Haiji tries to reason with them, but words alone aren't enough to save them. Meanwhile, the heavy rains continue, impeding the progress of the residents. The other residents grow concerned as Shindo continues to work hard at practice and his studies. Meanwhile, Kakeru and Haiji spot champion Fujioka Kazuma in a track and field magazine...

The Phantom of Whitechapel, Act 1
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7.86
28 votes

#38 - The Phantom of Whitechapel, Act 1

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 15

Receiving a new name, Bonde joins the Moriarty ranks, and is sent to retrieve the contents of a safe deposit box with Moran, Louis, and Fred. But when an unexpected bank heist spurs the others into spontaneous action, Bonde is left wondering what to do.

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Pursuit
star
7.84
43 votes

#39 - Pursuit

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 10

Aaron Price, Far East correspondent for the British Times, investigates the true identity of Lieutenant colonel Yuuki, the man rumored to have founded D-Agency. Flipping through the Military Preparatory School's list of past enrollees, his eye is drawn to a boy who passed the entrance exam at the top of his class, but was expelled for violence. His name? Arisaki Akira.

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Double Joker (2)
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7.83
45 votes

#40 - Double Joker (2)

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 9

It's spy vs. spy as D-Agency and Wind Agency both race to prevent Japan's "Grand Strategy" from falling into enemy hands.

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Robinson
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7.82
48 votes

#41 - Robinson

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 5

Izawa Kazuo has a good life running a simple photography store in London... until he's suddenly arrested under suspicion of espionage. As Isawa undergoes a harsh interrogation, Lieutenant colonel Howard Marks, master spy for the British Secret Intelligence Service, appears before him.

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Dear Yuuki...
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7.81
131 votes

#42 - Dear Yuuki...

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 - Season 1 - Episode 11

Mirai "escorts" Yūki back home, and is reunited with her mother and father. One month later, Tokyo is well into recovery and reconstruction, but it is still clear that the city has been permanently changed. Mari visits Mirai, and returns her cell phone and Yūki's backpack. Mirai goes though her e-mail inbox, and finds a message from Yūki (sent from Mari's phone some time before he died) hoping that he can get a phone soon too so he can talk to his sister whenever they are not together. Mirai gives her mother the birthday present Yūki bought for her. In the end, Mirai, while watering the tree Yūki planted seen in episode 1, resolves to move on with her life, knowing that Yūki will always be in her heart. The ending credit montage shows life continuing in Tokyo.

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XX (Double Cross)
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7.71
47 votes

#43 - XX (Double Cross)

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 12

Karl Schneider, writer for the Berlin Allgemeine, is suspected of being a German/Soviet double agent. While D-Agency searches for proof of his espionage activities, Schneider suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances. Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki sends his men on individual missions in order to uncover the truth.

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The Dancers on the Bridge
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7.70
43 votes

#44 - The Dancers on the Bridge

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 5

Lucian, one of William's students, fails to come home for three days, while the pub waitress Lucian declared his love for leaps to her death from a bridge. However, one of the school's administrators assures William that there is no cause for alarm.

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Coffin
star
7.69
44 votes

#45 - Coffin

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 11

Hermann Wolff, a Wehrmacht Colonel assigned to German's intelligence agency, the Abwehr, investigates a suspicious train crash on the outskirts of Berlin with his right-hand man, Lieutenant Johann Bauer. Among the belongings of one of the bystanders is one of a spy's standard tools of the trade. When interrogated, its owner claims to have stolen it from a Japanese man named "Maki Katsuhiko..."

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The Earl's Crime
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7.67
69 votes

#46 - The Earl's Crime

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 1

A rash of abductions of young boys that end up brutally murdered is plaguing London, and police are powerless to stop it. When William Moriarty discovers a clue linking all the victims, he and his brothers take an interest in the case.

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The Emperor's New Clothes
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7.65
33 votes

#47 - The Emperor's New Clothes

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 6

King rebels against Haiji's escalating demands. His job search continues to go poorly, causing him to close himself off to even Shindo, who is concerned for him. Eventually King begins acting independently. The other residents are also unable to hide their befuddlement at being told they can't work. Meanwhile, Kakeru goes to Nico-chan in order to dispel his doubts about Haiji, but he's unable to find a definitive answer. While this is happening, Shindo has an idea and suggests it to the other residents, but...

Bear Your Fangs at the Summit
star
7.53
36 votes

#48 - Bear Your Fangs at the Summit

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 7

The residents of the Chikusei-so go to Tokyo Sport University in order to attend their first track meet. While there, Kakeru is reunited with his old teammate Sakaki Kosuke. Sakaki persistently attempts to provoke Kakeru. When Haiji tries to stop them, a man calls out to him. That man is the champion of Hakone and Rikudo University's ace, Fujioka Kazuma.

City of Temptation
star
7.52
49 votes

#49 - City of Temptation

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sergeant Honma Eiji has been assigned to the Shanghai military police. Not long after assuming his new post, he is summoned by Captain Oikawa Masayuki. Oikawa orders Honma to conduct an internal investigation and uncover an enemy agent who's infiltrated their ranks. As he explains the mission, they hear an explosion...

Codename: Cerberus
star
7.52
51 votes

#50 - Codename: Cerberus

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tokimaru is a luxury liner making its way from San Francisco to Japan. Along the way, it will stop at each Hawaiian island. While sitting on deck, Utsumi Osamu is approached by a man calling himself Jeffrey Morgan. At that same moment, cries of terror erupt from those looking out at the ocean.