The Best Episodes Directed by Kenichi Imaizumi

Pickers of Empty Cocoons

#1 - 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.

star 9.05
83 votes
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Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune

#2 - 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.

star 9.01
81 votes
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The Traveling Swamp

#3 - 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...

star 8.74
100 votes
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The Disciplinary Chairman Arrives

#4 - The Disciplinary Chairman Arrives

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.

star 8.00
2 votes

#5 - 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.

star 7.93
28 votes
A Samurai Never Looks Back

#6 - 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.

star 7.80
50 votes
Various Resolutions

#7 - Various Resolutions

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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Main Battle in Italy

#8 - 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.

star 7.67
3 votes
An Invitation From an Ogre

#9 - 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.

star 7.57
51 votes
Revealed Truth

#10 - 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.

star 7.50
2 votes
Twin Princes

#11 - Twin Princes

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 37

Sil is revealed to be one of the Six Funeral Wreaths. Bel, Flan, Olgelt, and Sil release their box weapons for battle. Sil's box weapon is revealed to be a Storm Bats with the ability to fire invisible sonar waves enchanted with storm flames; The storm flames when in contact with something causes an explosion. Bel and Flan are defeated. Olgelt sends his Rain Elephant and destroys the castle the Varia invaded. In the remains of the castle, an unharmed Xanxus on his throne is seen drinking wine.

star 7.25
4 votes
Sistema C.A.I.

#12 - Sistema C.A.I.

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 14

Gokudera talks about his Sistema C.A.I. and explains how he discovered its use. Hibari continues his way into the subway and uses his box weapon to trap the Millefiore members on the other side. Spanner explains to Tsuna that he will create contact lenses so Tsuna would be able to measure his flame power on his gloves and help him balance his X-burner.

star 7.14
28 votes
The Sword Emperor`s Teachings

#13 - The Sword Emperor`s Teachings

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 22

Yamamoto and Genkishi continue to battle, until Yamamoto's sword appears cracked. He then remembers in the video Squalo sent him of Genkishi, that he mentioned mist illusions have gotten to the point it can trick everyone in the surrounding area and even cameras. Meanwhile, Gingerbread and Iris continue searching for Spanner. Yamamoto realizes that Genkishi created the illusion of his sword being cracked and continues their battle.

star 7.13
30 votes
The Storm Counterattacks

#14 - The Storm Counterattacks

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 16

It is revealed the Sun flames from Ryohei's box animal was used by Uri to transform. Uri manages to hold back Gamma's box animals while Gokudera deals with Gamma. Meanwhile, Gamma remembers when his family was separate from the Millefiore. In his memory, the boss just died, and her daughter Yuni is the heir.

star 7.10
29 votes
The Princess' Determination

#15 - The Princess' Determination

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 17

In Gamma's memory, after a failed bargaining with the Millefiore Family, Genkishi returns with injuries to the Giglio Nero family. Yuni decides to meet with Byakuran to prevent anymore of her subordinates being hurt. After meeting with him privately, Yuni returns emotionless and a loyal servant to Byakuran. Gamma mentions how Genkishi was the biggest traitor to the Giglio Nero Family and how he wants to defeat Byakuran.

star 7.10
29 votes
The Best Vs. The Best

#16 - The Best Vs. The Best

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 25

Hibari and Genkishi match each other blow for blow. Meanwhile, Iris gives her death squad a power boost. Another squad team is sent to defeat Chrome, but her illusions of Yamamoto, Gokudera and Ryohei defeat the squad. Hibari is about to use his last 3 rings.

star 7.10
29 votes
The Blocking Mist

#17 - The Blocking Mist

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 23

Chrome was revealed to have impersonated a person in the base. Yamamoto is defeated by Genkishi who reveals the room they were fighting in had steel walls covered by the mist causing Yamamoto to run into one of them. Gokudera and Gamma unleash their final attack.

star 7.07
28 votes
Mystic Flower

#18 - Mystic Flower

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 26

Hibari use his last 3 rings for Reverse Neddle Sphere. Iris's death squad attacks Tsuna and Tsuna fights back which defeated 2 of 4 of Iris's death squad. Hibari from the past comes to the future.

star 7.04
55 votes
Virtual Space

#19 - Virtual Space

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 19

Tsuna needs to be placed in battle so the contacts can be adjusted for the X-burner. Tsuna puts on gears that puts him in a virtual space to fight Moscas; he could die if he dies in that space. Later, Irie Shouichi moves the base again and places a virus in the virtual space and Tsuna must defeat it.

star 7.04
28 votes
Another Sky

#20 - Another Sky

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 39

Xanxus returns Besta to his box, warning Sil that when he releases Besta, he will be finished. Xanxus demands Sil to call Byakuran. Sil refuses and attacks Xanxus with his Storm Bats. Xanxus releases Besta and kills Sil. Tsuna and the others receive news that the battle in Italy was successful. At that moment, Ryohei from ten years ago arrives from the past. Shouichi opens up the white capsule containing the ten years later version of Tsuna and his Guardians and gives Tsuna the Vongola Box from his future self.

star 7.04
28 votes
Further Intruders

#21 - Further Intruders

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 24

Gokudera and Gamma finish the battle destroying the battlefield. Meanwhile, Reborn and Tsuna figure out that the circle machine was created by Irie Shouichi for time travel causing them all to be stuck in the future. Iris arrives finding Spanner's hiding place. Genkishi about to deal the final blow to the unconscienced Yamamoto, but is intervened by the arrival of Hibari.

star 7.02
56 votes
The Two Battles

#22 - The Two Battles

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 20

Yamamoto runs into the same black spell member Nosaru. Meanwhile, Tsuna after a long battle defeats the mysterious Ultimate Cube. Yamamoto in his battle manages to push back his enemy and the base is moved again.

star 7.00
28 votes
The Strongest Swordsman

#23 - The Strongest Swordsman

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 21

Tsuna's contacts are completed and Tsuna waits for the contacts to adjust. Iris and Gingerbread investigate Spanner and suspect him of haboring Tsuna. Yamamoto ends up in a room of water and faces the strongest soldier of the Millefiore, Genkishi. Genkishi reveals that he faked his defeat against Squalo for the purpose of Milliefiore. Back at the Vongola base, Kyoko and Haru are trying to find the missing Chrome, Lambo, and I-pin.

star 7.00
29 votes
Operation X

#24 - Operation X

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 28

Chrome finds Gokudera in the ruins of the battlefield. Meanwhile, Tsuna continues his battle with Iris and Gingerbread. Spanner completes the contact lenses which then allows Tsuna to use a full powered X-Burner aimed at Gingerbread and Iris.

star 7.00
1 votes
The Knight From Hell

#25 - The Knight From Hell

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 33

Genkishi recalls a certain memory of when he had been ordered by Byakuran to annihilate the Giglio Nero Family but was too intimidated by Yuni's eyes to do so. Genkishi tries to gain even more power from the ring in order to make up for his blunder and transforms into a skeletal figure. However, Tsuna sees through his scheming plots and prepares to fire a full powered X Burner.

star 7.00
2 votes
Resolve and Irritation

#26 - Resolve and Irritation

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 29

Tsuna defeats Iris and Gingerbread with his X-Burner while destroying three rooms in the process. Meanwhile, Genkishi was about to kill Hibari when the others manage to arrive to Hibari's location and save him. Hibari mentions he's learned how to use the ring from Dino in the past and ignites it. He then uses the flame to release his hedgehog box weapon.

star 6.93
27 votes
A Game-Changing Move

#27 - A Game-Changing Move

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 32

Genkishi engages Tsuna in a battle using his hell ring, an armour and a special sword. Tsuna is at a disadvantage as he does not have much energy left due to firing the X Burner few times before. However, Genkishi wavers when Tsuna's resolute eyes reminds him of Yuni. Tsuna then sets up a plan to absorb Genkishi's flames, and he regains his energy. Tsuna gains the upperhand and manages to overpower Genkishi.

star 6.50
2 votes
Furious Roar

#28 - Furious Roar

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 38

The corpse of Bel and Flan are revealed to be illusions of Flan, who wanted to see whether Sil or Xanxus is stronger. Olgelt sends his Rain Elephant after Xanxus but they become petrified in mid-flight. Xanxus' Sky Lion box weapon, Besta, is revealed to be the one petrifying the Elephant. Sil attacks Xanxus with his storm bats causing heavy damage to him. Xanxus unmoving from his throne becomes enraged and reveals Besta is actually a Sky-Storm Liger, an offspring from a Sky lion with a Storm tiger.

star 6.50
2 votes
A Battle's Intervals

#29 - A Battle's Intervals

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 18

Lal Mirch recaps what has happened during their invasion of the Milliefiore base up to the point Gokudera's and Gamma's battle.

star 6.33
30 votes
The Strongest Seven

#30 - The Strongest Seven

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 6 - Episode 2

star 6.33
3 votes

#31 - Rampage

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 30

When Hibari starts to open the hedgehog box weapon, the hedgehog starts to act drunk from the flame from the amount of Dying Will Flame given to it. After accidentally poking Hibari's hand, the hedgehog becomes mentally shocked and goes out of control. It rapidly starts to grow, endangering all those around it. Meanwhile, Tsuna is heading towards the others when a plant box weapon blocks his path. He quickly defeats it.

star 6.00
1 votes
Final Block of Defense

#32 - Final Block of Defense

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 5 - Episode 31

Tsuna flies through Merone Base with a mission and that mission is to find Shoichi Irie and the white, round device in his laboratory. Irie tries to interfere with Tsuna's movements by moving Merone Base's blocks. With Spanner behind him, Tsuna cannot shake off a homing missile, but he is able to fend it off with chaff and flame shots that Spanner modified. He is later intercepted by the Phantom Knight, Genkishi.

star 5.00
1 votes

#33 - Reunion

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Season 6 - Episode 1

Filler Arc: Shoichi Irie tells Tsuna that in order to open the Vongola Box, the Seven Arcobaleno Seals are needed. In order to obtain the seals, Tsuna needs to overcome the Arcobaleno trials. To do so, Irie will momentarily send everyone who came from 10 years ago back home. Chrome Dokuro asks Irie on Mukuro Rokudo's status and Irie reveals that his death was not confirmed. Tsuna and the others return to the Vongola base where they are reunited with everyone else. At the base, Ryohei Sasagawa is filled in on the events that have occurred and Tsuna thinks how he should tell Kyoko and Haru about this and whether they could return to the peaceful days again.

star 5.00
1 votes