The BEST episodes directed by Kenichi Imaizumi

Zheng Speaks
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9.00
15 votes

#1 - Zheng Speaks

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 19

It's up to King Zheng to convince the people of Zui to fight, defending Xianyang and Qin itself. Li Mu's arrival makes them second-guess themselves.

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Pickers of Empty Cocoons
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8.97
98 votes

#2 - Pickers of Empty Cocoons

Mushi-Shi - Season 1 - Episode 17

"There are countless fissures in the physical world. Those who vanish like smoke are lost in such hollows. Without their memories, without their souls..." Ginko receives a letter in a cocoon, but it isn't adressed to him. Rather, it's addressed to an old accquaintance, Aya Tozawa, so he decides to visit her. Ginko is concerned about Aya, as she is still searching for her sister, who has been trapped in an Uroana for 5 years.

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Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune
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8.93
94 votes

#3 - Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune

Mushi-Shi - Season 1 - Episode 25

"All that is in my world... is seem sound taste and touch. That is all. That is enough..." Finally able to reach a city, Ginko comes across a "biwa hoshi" named Amane, singing songs about Mushi and she is immediately able tell that he is a Mushi-shi. So she forces him to stay a night at an inn when she later reveals that she once saw a "Ganpuku" a very rare Mushi that will make the host see better and better until they die.

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With All We Have
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8.60
15 votes

#4 - With All We Have

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 22

The castle town of Zui is struggling to stand strong in their drawn-out battle, suffering serious setbacks that put Li Mu on the path to victory.

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The Traveling Swamp
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8.56
119 votes

#5 - The Traveling Swamp

Mushi-Shi - Season 1 - Episode 5

Adashino-sensei is looking to buy some of the items that Ginko has obtained on his journey. He especially wants the wine cup that was drawn by Shinra, But Ginko says it's too rare to be sold to collectors. He tells Adoshenei-sensei about the strange being he met while in the forest and he also explains how the swamp is moving towards the sea. This looks like the work of a Mushi...

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Unprecedented Aid
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8.56
16 votes

#6 - Unprecedented Aid

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 23

Reinforcements arrive for Qin, and not a moment too soon. But even the most ferocious mountain warriors are no match for one of Zhao's Three Greats.

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Rise of a Young General
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8.47
17 votes

#7 - Rise of a Young General

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 5

As the Wei army tackles the mighty Hangu Pass, the allied army of Meng Wu and Teng are battling the Chu army--and there are old scores to be settled.

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A General's Pride
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8.47
15 votes

#8 - A General's Pride

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 11

As Cheng Hui's poison courses through Zhang Tang's body, the mighty Qin general takes advantage of Huang Yi's cunning strategy and enters the fray.

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A Wasteland Riddled with Holes
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8.40
15 votes

#9 - A Wasteland Riddled with Holes

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 7

The horrors of Changping nearly two decades ago have spurred Wan Ji and his army to seek revenge against Qin, with Xianyang slated for annihilation.

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A Secret Revealed
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8.40
15 votes

#10 - A Secret Revealed

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 21

Xin's training with Qiang Lei comes in handy at Zui. Zheng continues to rally the civilian and veteran troops--until something goes terribly wrong.

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Two Battlefields
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8.37
19 votes

#11 - Two Battlefields

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Lord Biao's army finds itself in a bad situation soon after fighting begins. The Wei army brings in equipment that has Zhang Tang rolling his eyes.

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Deepest Gratitude
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8.33
15 votes

#12 - Deepest Gratitude

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 24

An exhausted Xin draws on what remains of his strength to face Pang Nuan. The end of the war with the coalition army is in sight, but at what cost?

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The Battle of Hangu Pass
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8.30
20 votes

#13 - The Battle of Hangu Pass

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 3

Qin sends its troops to defend Hangu Pass, sole gateway to the kingdom. An impressive array of military might is on display as the battle kicks off.

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The Wa Lin Army's Charge
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8.27
15 votes

#14 - The Wa Lin Army's Charge

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 12

Qin general Wang Jian seemingly vanishes, army and all, mid-skirmish with Wu Lu Duo and the Yan army. Chu's newest commander goes after Teng's head.

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Beyond Hangu Pass
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8.25
12 votes

#15 - Beyond Hangu Pass

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 15

The Qin army is riding high when Wa Lin's elites arrive at Hangu Pass. An unpredictable Qin general steps in to assist. Diao is cautiously optimistic.

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The Ultimate Instinctive Type
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8.23
13 votes

#16 - The Ultimate Instinctive Type

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 17

Qin's Lord Biao confronts Li Mu at the center of his clever whirlpool trap, where he meets a savage warrior with a history of battling great generals.

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A Promotion in a Predicament
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8.19
16 votes

#17 - A Promotion in a Predicament

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 10

Teng makes a bold decision when his army finds themselves in a bind. Cheng Hui's move pays off. Wei's Wu Fengming has another trick up his sleeve.

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A Mutual Self-Confidence
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8.13
15 votes

#18 - A Mutual Self-Confidence

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 6

Xiang Yi brings out his favorite weapon: a legendary sword. Teng takes on the fierce Chu general Lord Linwu. Xin faces a Zhao army with a grudge.

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The Fearsome Pursuer
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8.13
392 votes

#19 - The Fearsome Pursuer

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 8

King has a final confrontation with Ban, finishing him off with Ban being frozen, with Elaine making an appearance, never showing herself to King. A holy knight Guila battles it out against Meliodas, Diane and Elizabeth. Ban continues his flashbacks with Elaine and the Fairy forest, at the foutain of youth.

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The Encroaching Coalition Army
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8.11
19 votes

#20 - The Encroaching Coalition Army

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 1

All's quiet in the kingdom of Qin until not one, but three armies attack--and, as a steady stream of messengers reveals, that's just the half of it.

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Even If It Costs Me My Life
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8.09
360 votes

#21 - Even If It Costs Me My Life

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 18

After a fight starts, Howzer and Guila combine their powers to protect Diane and Guila's little brother from the combined forces of Githunder, Helbram, Dreyfus, and Jericho.

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Zheng's Decision
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8.08
13 votes

#22 - Zheng's Decision

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 18

Xianyang is in disarray as Li Mu's army approaches and King Zheng goes missing. Qin formulates a strategy around a southern outpost--its last hope.

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The Difference Between Dances
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8.06
16 votes

#23 - The Difference Between Dances

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 25

The country of Qin celebrates its victory in its capital Kanyou, with a ceremony rewarding the warriors who have distinguished themselves in a notable way against the coalition. On the other hand, Kyou Kai, who left the Hi Shin unit to avenge his sister Kyou Shou, is getting closer and closer to his target, Yuu Ren...

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Here Comes the Leader of the Disciplinary Committee
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8.00
3 votes

#24 - Here Comes the Leader of the Disciplinary Committee

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Season 5 - Episode 27

Genkishi finds the Hibari from ten years past in Hibari's place. Meanwhile, Tsuna is still fighting the Deathstalk squad and is having difficulty due to Iris propagating her squad. Gingerbread also, arrives to aid Iris against Tsuna.

The Pool Gets Your Heart Racing!
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8.00
8 votes

#25 - The Pool Gets Your Heart Racing!

Komori-san Can't Decline! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Summer is here and the students are out to clean the pool. Everyone asks Shuri for help, but Otani can only feel jealous of Shuri instead...

Festivals Are Bittersweet!
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8.00
8 votes

#26 - Festivals Are Bittersweet!

Komori-san Can't Decline! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Shuri makes plans to have fun with her friends Megumi and Masako at a local bazaar, but Shuri keeps getting asked to help with things...

It's Easy to Catch Cold This Time of Year!
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8.00
9 votes

#27 - It's Easy to Catch Cold This Time of Year!

Komori-san Can't Decline! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Komari visits her sick friends.

Moment of Earnest
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8.00
137 votes

#28 - Moment of Earnest

Charlotte - Season 1 - Episode 4

After Yusa's loud transfer to Yuu's class, Nao brings her and the others to their third job in Kannai Academy, where they believe a user with telekinesis is attending. As proof, Nao shows them footage of a baseball pitcher, Arifumi Fukuyama, who pitches a knuckleball. However, Nao observes that Arifumi was about to throw a straight ball, but used his ability to position the ball and make it a knuckleball. After confronting Arifumi, who refuses to stop using his ability, Nao holds a baseball match between Kannai and Hoshinoumi's teams, saying that if they win, Arifumi will stop using his ability. After eight innings, both teams are evenly matched. In the last inning, Misa runs from second base to home with the help of Nao and Hoshinoumi subsequently wins by two to one. As a result, Arifumi agrees to stop using his ability, and Yuu possesses him for a little experiment by Nao.

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A Coming Together
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7.94
18 votes

#29 - A Coming Together

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Cai Ze gets a royal audience in hopes of using diplomacy to save Qin. Xin tags along with Lord Biao's army. Lord Changping works to find a solution.

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The Strongest
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7.93
15 votes

#30 - The Strongest

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 13

Meng Wu repeats his daring echelon sweep against Chu, but with a twist. Chu's massive Han Ming faces off against Meng Wu in a battle for the ages.

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Arrival!
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7.93
29 votes

#31 - Arrival!

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Season 5 - Episode 34

Tsuna unleashes a full powered X-Burner and defeats Genkishi. In the wreckage, Tsuna finds Irie Shouichi's white round machine. Irie appears and reveals he's holding all of Tsuna's friend's hostage in a tank. Irie reveals the white round machine holds the older Tsuna and the others. Irie reveals he sent them to the future in order to obtain the Vongola Rings. He demands Tsuna to hand over his Sky Ring or his friends will be killed. The Cervello counts down the time limit for Tsuna to make his decision.

Li Mu's Whereabouts
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7.93
14 votes

#32 - Li Mu's Whereabouts

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 16

The royal capital of Xianyang is feeling the heat as outpost after outpost falls in the south of Qin. The most ominous question: Where has Li Mu gone?

The First Night
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7.88
16 votes

#33 - The First Night

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 20

The first day of any battle is a high hurdle to clear, even without civilian troops. Li Mu employs unique tactics overnight to gain the upper hand.

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The Mightiest Man
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7.81
16 votes

#34 - The Mightiest Man

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 14

Wa Lin devises a way to hurry along the generals' duel. Li Mu and Lord Chunshen discuss a new strategy, while Wa Lin shows her hand at long last.

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The Reason For Her Smile
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7.80
86 votes

#35 - The Reason For Her Smile

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 6

The truth behind Kana's forecast of Kotori smiling over Neko's dead body is revealed, and Murakami has a possible lead on extending their pill supply.

A Samurai Never Looks Back
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7.77
57 votes

#36 - A Samurai Never Looks Back

Kuromukuro - Season 1 - Episode 26

With the security lockdown after the attack tightening on Zeru and Muetta, Kennosuke decides to accompany them on a last ditch effort to answer the call to defeat the Efidolg that was received through the Hinge's aborted activation.

Death Suppressants
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7.75
93 votes

#37 - Death Suppressants

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 3

Murakami learns that witches need to take "death suppressants" in order to stay alive. Can they find a way to get more pills before tragedy strikes?

Difference in Resolve
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7.75
4 votes

#38 - Difference in Resolve

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Season 5 - Episode 15

Gamma manages to open a box to unleash his box animal powers, turning his foxes black in color. Gokudera is defeated, but Gokudera's box animal Uri comes out of Kangayuu's pouch charged with Sun flames as a lepord to defend him.

Main Battle in Italy
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7.75
4 votes

#39 - Main Battle in Italy

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Season 5 - Episode 36

The Varia split up into three groups, Squalo, Lussuria with Levi, and Bel with the new illusionist member of Varia named Flan. Squalo meanwhile finds out Xanxus is displeased with his meal and sends injured soldiers to him. He meets some Milliefiore members and defeats them with his Shark box weapon named Grande Pioggia. Bel and Flan run into Milliefiore members and Bel easily disposes of them with his with his box weapon Storm Mink. Just then, Bel's butler from his childhood, Olgelt, reveals that Bel's older twin brother, Sil is alive. Sil then appears on a flying throne.

Meng Wu's Proclamation
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7.73
15 votes

#40 - Meng Wu's Proclamation

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 9

Rumors about Qin reach Qiang Lei on her journey. Li Mu calculates the best time to strike, and the Battle of Hangu Pass reaches its turning point.

Fake Memories
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7.70
81 votes

#41 - Fake Memories

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 9

Nanami demonstrates her ability to scan and modify people's memory, Black Suit buys her sweets for her cooperation. After crossing with Kitsuka and scanned her memory of Ryōta, she erases Black Suit's memory of her existence for the time-being. Nanami apparently wants to enjoy herself in the outside world more. She later manipulates Kitsuka to lure Ryōta to her not knowing why. Nanami scans Ryōta and learns of the observatory and the girls. Shock for being discover, Ryōta talks Nanami that there is hope for her to live normally. Disbelieving, Nanami erases Ryōta's memories and leaves. Ryōta appears unaffected due to his photographic memory, and alerts the girls; makes a decision. After staying at a hotel, Nanami tries to socialize with people but doesn't how to make friends. Ryōta, Neko, and Kotori (both wearing sunglasses) found her at a park and try once more to befriend her. Neko takes off her glasses to convince Nanami but she alters Neko's memories to attack Ryōta and Kotori. When Neko remarks Nanami as a 'friend' she realizes her wrongdoing and undoes her magic. Nanami finally decide to go with them. Black Suit eventually learns what's going on.

Hexenjagd
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7.70
80 votes

#42 - Hexenjagd

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 12

Meeting Mako and Chisato who have arrived at the observatory are demanding to hand over #1107 who's in fact—Kotori. Ryōta distracts them for Hatsuna to jump on Mako from behind, but can't figure out which button to push on Mako's harness having her to slice Hatsuna. Wanting an explanation why they have to be killed, Chisato states the B-rank witches are unreasonable to live. He orders Mako to kill Neko, but Ryōta push her away and takes the hit from Mako's magic. Losing consciousness, Nanami appears in astral form to Ryōta informing that Neko used to be an S-rank witch stronger than Mako, the way to regain her power is by pressing the top button of her harness but it's a high risk; then Ryōta dies. With the girls distressed and defenseless, Mako about to finish them off, but then a group of black individuals arrive who have neutralized Mako's magic. Following the device's signal that Ryōta turned on earlier. Yet, Chisato escapes using Mako's teleportation taking Kotori along. Hatsuna had recovered and using her ability to heal; with Neko and Kazumi giving heart aid, they revive Ryōta. Hatsuna melts in the process however. Miki and the individuals introduce themselves as Hexenjagd, a group resisting the lab, stating the witches still has to die because the amoebas "drasils" inside them - the witches' true form - will eventually hatch and devour their bodies into monsters. Moreover, Kotori has an entity called the "Grane" that can destroy all humanity. They tried to capture Kotori once, but failed, causing the witches' escape and losing a comrade (Akane). Kotori awakens before Chisato, calling her Rena. Rena was Chisato's younger sister whom believed was the only life meaningful to him until she died of sickness. He tells Kotori how aliens were believed to be the creation of humans on Earth. His efforts to revive Rena's soul within Kotori's body somehow. Not giving up, despite the revelation, Kazumi hacks in the lab's database locating Chisato's whereabouts ne

A Sudden Reunion
star
7.68
78 votes

#43 - A Sudden Reunion

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 11

An army of police confronts the Valkyria for questioning, provoking her to unleash her antimatter magic that erupts the mountain. Having the citizens devastated of the explosion, one of the witches, Hatsuna Wakabayashi, recovers from her wounds thanks to her regeneration ability and freed away. Looking up on what happened, the girls tell Ryōta that Valkyria is an ultimate witch with many types of magic. Despite that fighting Valkyria is out of their league, they think of any strategy to avoid her. Hatsuna who overheard Valkyria has detected the witches at an observatory searches for them. She finds the club members faking their deaths as to protect themselves. Hatsuna is welcome to the astronomy club and goes to wash at the onsen. The girls tell Hatsuna how reliable Ryōta is. Testing if he really is trustworthy, she pretends to be helplessly struck on a radio tower and calls Ryōta to get her. She deliberately slips off and Ryōta grabs her. Refusing to let go, even though she plead her regeneration power, Ryōta swings her back onto the tower but sends him falling to the ground. Luckily, Kotori saves him, at which point reliefs Hatsuna. Touch of Ryōta's actions, Hatsuna bluntly confess and kisses him in front of the others, incited Neko to blast down the tower in jealous rage. Later, Kogorō calls in Ryōta with a theory that the witches' melting is based on a digestive enzyme: protease. Using a thesis that he learned from a man (Chisato) in college, it's possible to shorten the time of producing the medicine, however it will still take a month. Mako Fujisaki the Valkyria is sightseeing when Chisato appears to her. Revealing to have unrequited feelings for him, Chisato requests Mako to bring him to where #1107 is. Ryōta returns with the good & bad news, although there a possibility for one of the witches can survive, but unwilling to sacrifice anyone. Kotori carries some juices then accidentally spills them on Neko. Exposing her chest, Ryōta discovers the mole

Fragments of Hope
star
7.67
86 votes

#44 - Fragments of Hope

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 7

The gang waits out the result of Kogoro's initial analysis of the pill to find out if he'll be able to copy it in time. Neko tries karaoke. Murakami and Kazumi head to Akihabara.

Revealed Truth
star
7.67
3 votes

#45 - Revealed Truth

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Season 5 - Episode 35

Shouichi tranquilizes the Cervello before they could kill Tsuna's friends. He reveals he is on the Vongola's side, and that all the events that have occurred was a plan devised by Shouichi along with future Tsuna and future Hibari in order to train their past selves to defeat Byakuran. Shouichi reveals that the next step of the plan will depend on the Millefiore base invasion in Italy, which is led by the Varia.

Ootani-kun wants to be relied on!
star
7.67
6 votes

#46 - Ootani-kun wants to be relied on!

Komori-san Can't Decline! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Otani proclaims he will never ask Shuri for help, and Shuri says he'll let Otani take care of everything himself, but...

Proof She's Alive
star
7.65
81 votes

#47 - Proof She's Alive

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 10

Taking Nanami to the observatory, Kogorō, who is there, asks him to find a way to remove the beacon on Nanami's harness. As Neko talks about how important friends are and painful it is to lose them. Before Kogorō can do anything, the beacon activates and Nanami melts to her death. She erased their memories of her, except Ryōta and Kogorō, to relief grieve. Ryōta cries then, Nanami appears beside him saying that she inserted her consciousness within his memory. Sometime later, studying for test finals next week, the club members decide whether continue going to school or not since they only have three weeks' worth of pills left. Ryōta reminds them how they wanted to live as high school students. He motivates them for a trip to the beach. In the evening, listening to Neko singing he comforts her. He notice Neko doesn't remember the time she went to karaoke with friends. Fearing that she will forget about him, Ryōta embraces her. After the finals, seeing the test scores: Neko 1st, Ryōta 2nd, and Kazumi 3rd. They then head for the beach as promise. Thinking of what they been through so far are happy with their lives for now. Elsewhere, Chisato took the initiative to release a Valkyria: an S-rank witch. In order to detect #1107, he has team of A-rank witches to monitor her but underestimate her, who had already killed them.

While I Wait For You
star
7.64
139 votes

#48 - While I Wait For You

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 1

Murakami Ryouta's best friend, Kuroneko, died in an accident trying to prove aliens existed when they were kids. Now, a girl who looks just like her transfers into his high school. When confronted Kuroha Neko insists she isn't Kuroneko, but she ends up revealing something else even more surprising...

Astronomical Observation
star
7.58
81 votes

#49 - Astronomical Observation

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 5

To welcome Kazumi and Kotori as members, the astronomy club goes stargazing on a mountaintop. Then Kana sees a forecast that wrecks the atmosphere.

An Invitation From an Ogre
star
7.58
57 votes

#50 - An Invitation From an Ogre

Kuromukuro - Season 1 - Episode 19

The Cactus unit returns to the space station with Yukina whom the Efy Dolgh believe is Muetta. At the UN, Dr. Hausen reveals that Yukina and Muetta share the same DNA and concludes that Yukina was taken by mistake. The UN discuss a rescue mission, but no decision is made. While sitting alone Sophie sees some writing appear, asking if she wants to learn the truth about demons. She agrees, and when she returns home the Demon is waiting. He introduces himself as Zeringer Mundef Bischrei. He reveals little, only that he is an enemy of the Efy Dolgh. Kennosuke asks Muetta (Yukihime) if she will pilot the Kuromukuro (Black Grongul) with him. She agrees to assist him to take the Kuromukuro to the space station, but cannot guarantee his return. As they prepare to leave in the Kuromukuro, they see a recorded message from Princess Yukihime imploring her ancestors to fight the demons and protect the Washiba Clan. Muetta wonders if there are things about her past that she does not know. On the space station, Yukina escapes from captivity and realises that she's no longer on Earth.