The Best Episodes Directed by Kenichi Kawamura

The Long-Awaited Reunion

#1 - The Long-Awaited Reunion

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 3

On the way to the Sanctuary, Subaru unwittingly finds himself invited to a witch's tea party, where the hostess introduces herself as Echidna, the Witch of Greed. Subaru is alarmed, but Echidna encourages him to sit and drink his tea before it gets cold. When he somehow makes it back outside after a conversation with Echidna, he finds Otto lying on the ground, battered and beaten. Then, before he even has a moment to assess the situation, Subaru himself is attacked.

star 10.92
120 votes
Cage- Die Gefangnis

#2 - Cage- Die Gefangnis

Rozen Maiden Season 1 - Episode 9

Suiseiseki is alarmed as Souseiseki seldoms open the door to dreams. Shinku surmises she must have been tricked. Suiseiseki is heartened when the gang votes to follow her to recuse Souseiseki. They enter into the master's dreamworld to look for Souseiseki and encounters Suigintou. Having possessed Souseisek's Renpika (shears), Suigintou wants Souseiseki's Amethyst Dream (watering can) as well. When the dream door disappears, Souseiseki knows that the master intends to lock all of them in his dream. Shinku askes Jun to leave with the twins while Hinaichigo and herself stays behind to deal with Suigintou. The twins bought Jun to a mighty tree that connects everyone's dreams in the world and whose branches allow them to travel between dreams. They enter into the dreamworld of the master's wife and to their suprise, sees Kadzuki. The master's wife refused to leave her dreamworld because of Kadzuki's presence and because both of them can live in a safe world without the pain of reality. Thi

star 9.53
34 votes
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Dual of Antinomy: Antinomic Dual

#3 - Dual of Antinomy: Antinomic Dual

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 8

Okabe is given a bittersweet reminder that in changing world lines, sacrifices must be made.

star 8.64
120 votes
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Stella Cadente

#4 - Stella Cadente

Gunslinger Girl Season 1 - Episode 13

The girls plan to see a meteor shower, but Henrietta is distressed when Jose reveals that he is too busy and cannot attend. As a result, Triela tries to find a new chaperone, and Hilshire agrees after Triela helps him with his work. Meanwhile, Henrietta visits Angelica in the hospital, where Angelica hears a dog barking, causing her to remember her old dog. Henrietta relays this information to Marco, who is apathetic, but Henrietta implores him to visit his charge. He initially refuses and asks Henrietta whether she is dissatisfied with her mechanical condition, to which she responds that she has accepted who she is. Marco later goes to visit Angelica as the other girls go to see the meteor shower. The girls begin to sing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 as Angelica listens to it in her hospital bedroom. She then asks Marco to read "Il Principe del Regno Della Pasta." It is strongly indicated that she dies as the story is read to her.

star 8.29
14 votes
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Eclipse of Vibronic Transition: Vibronic Transition

#5 - Eclipse of Vibronic Transition: Vibronic Transition

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 7

As Okabe seeks answers regarding the attack, trouble with Amadeus brings a surprising turn of events.

star 8.15
114 votes
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Lycoris Radiata Herb

#6 - Lycoris Radiata Herb

Gunslinger Girl Season 1 - Episode 9

Elsa, another mechanized assassin girl, completes a mission to terminate a group of corrupt police officers on the orders of her handler, Lauro. Lauro recruits Jose for his next mission, and the two remark over their different views on treating the girls, Lauro's indifference contrasting against Jose's empathy. Henrietta attempts to converse with Elsa before the mission, but is rebuffed by the girl's single-minded devotion to Lauro. Meanwhile, Elsa grows increasingly jealous over Jose and Henrietta's close relationship, and Lauro removes her from the mission when he notices this. After Jose and Henrietta succeed, Lauro comments on Elsa's uselessness, leaving her devastated.

star 8.12
17 votes
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A Gathering of Adventurers

#7 - A Gathering of Adventurers

Goblin Slayer Season 1 - Episode 11

Goblin Slayer does his usual rounds around the farm and finds a bunch of goblin footprints, and realizes that they're planning to attack the farm that night. Goblin Slayer tries to convince Cow Girl and her uncle to leave, but she refuses to leave, wanting to protect the one place that Goblin Slayer has to come home to. In order to protect the farm Goblin Slayer heads to the guild to make a request...

star 8.10
221 votes
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Moonlit Hunting Grounds

#8 - Moonlit Hunting Grounds

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 6

With the Neo-Nazis in possession of the painting, the Lagoon company declares that it is time for revenge. As the moon dips out of sight, Dutch and Revy board the ship in an attempt to recover the painting and shoot up some scum on the way. After Revy goes on a major shooting spree, spilling much blood, Dutch learns the truth behind their assignment.

star 8.10
331 votes
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Calm Down, Two Men

#9 - Calm Down, Two Men

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 7

Sensing that his two employees need to deal with their conflicts, Dutch assigns Rock to go into town and deal with some errands concerning different deliveries. But Rock is required to take Revy along with him, and it becomes questionable whether Rock and Revy will be able to deal with each other without someone dying on the way.

star 8.06
359 votes
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Beyond Good and Evil

#10 - Beyond Good and Evil

Parasyte -the maxim- Season 1 - Episode 9

Yuko is drawn to Shimada Hideo, but gradually realizes that something is seriously amiss with Shimada's face itself. As Yuko pursues Shimada's secret, she connects the dots between him and her brother's police investigation.

star 7.96
288 votes
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Greenback Jane

#11 - Greenback Jane

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 16

Jane is a counterfeiter and on the run from the Florida mob. She plans to hide in the Church of Violence, but that place is everything else than what she expected.

star 7.91
280 votes
Epigraph of the Closed Curve: Closed Epigraph

#12 - Epigraph of the Closed Curve: Closed Epigraph

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 2

After a chance encounter with Maho where they discover knowing someone in common, Okabe has his first face-to-face with her special AI, Amadeus.

star 7.88
128 votes
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Mother Goose of Mutual Recursion: Recursive Mother Goose

#13 - Mother Goose of Mutual Recursion: Recursive Mother Goose

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 12

Kagari attempts to track down the origins of a song in hopes that she discovers her lost memories.

star 7.80
96 votes
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Lock 'n' Load Revolution

#14 - Lock 'n' Load Revolution

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 11

The Black Lagoon has to transport some of Mr. Chan's papers he tries to hide from terrorists. It doesn't take the terrorists long to track down the Black Lagoon. Even worse, they manage to capture a crew member!

star 7.77
312 votes
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The Black Lagoon

#15 - The Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon Season 1 - Episode 1

Rokuro Okajima ('Rock') is sent on a mission, carrying with him a disk. He is captured by Dutch and Revy who are members of the ship called Black Lagoon. Problems arise for the crew when a skilled mercenary named Captain pursues them for the disk.

star 7.77
619 votes
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Missing Link of the Annihilator: Absolute Zero

#16 - Missing Link of the Annihilator: Absolute Zero

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 1

Though WWIII is on the horizon, Okabe attempts to live a normal college life. However, a newly developed AI is about to shake up his world.

star 7.70
138 votes
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Eclipse of Orbital Ordering: The Orbital Eclipse

#17 - Eclipse of Orbital Ordering: The Orbital Eclipse

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 6

Now that the girl's identity is known, Okabe and friends kick off the New Years with a shrine visit and party to never forget.

star 7.68
107 votes
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Pandora of Forgotten Existence: Sealed Reliquary

#18 - Pandora of Forgotten Existence: Sealed Reliquary

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 11

Okabe must convince Maho to give up her prized possession, but an unexpected danger has them negotiating for their own lives.

star 7.66
95 votes
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Yokohama Disturbance Part I

#19 - Yokohama Disturbance Part I

The Irregular at Magic High School Season 1 - Episode 19

Lately, Tatsuya has been reading about creating the Philosopher's Stone, thinking that it might have the capability to store Magic Sequences. Surprisingly, he is asked to participate in the Thesis Competition as a member of the First High School team.

star 7.65
114 votes
Protocol of the Two-sided Gospel: X-Day Protocol

#20 - Protocol of the Two-sided Gospel: X-Day Protocol

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 3

Mayuri tries to bring everyone together for a Christmas party at the lab, but Okabe has a rude awakening.

star 7.61
118 votes
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Solitude of the Astigmatism: Entangled Sheep

#21 - Solitude of the Astigmatism: Entangled Sheep

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 5

Their search continues as New Years swiftly approaches, though Ruka's dilemma with a certain guest might make matters worse.

star 7.60
117 votes
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Pandora of Eternal Return: Pandora's Box

#22 - Pandora of Eternal Return: Pandora's Box

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 9

It will take time for Okabe to identify the attackers and their motivation, but the impending crisis of WWIII forces Suzuha to resort to desperate measures.

star 7.56
97 votes
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Pandora of Provable Existence: Forbidden Cubicle

#23 - Pandora of Provable Existence: Forbidden Cubicle

Steins;Gate 0 Season 1 - Episode 10

After reinforcements are called to clean Maho's disastrous room, her and Okabe's Akihabara date ends with a surprising confession from Maho.

star 7.52
96 votes
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Fratello

#24 - Fratello

Gunslinger Girl Season 1 - Episode 1

Henrietta and her handler, Giuse, are ordered to apprehend a witness from an apartment building. With the aid of another Fratello, consisting of Rico and her handler Jean, the mission seems simple enough. However, things are complicated when one of the the armed men guarding their target threatens Giuse, causing Henrietta to snap and massacre everyone in the room. Meanwhile, in a series of flashbacks, the tragic events which led to Henrietta becoming a cybernetic assassin for Section 2 is shown.

star 7.27
71 votes
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The Grimoire of Zero

#25 - The Grimoire of Zero

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 12

The battle for Wenias has begun! Will Mercenary and Zero's plan come to fruition or will it fail?

star 6.64
85 votes
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Surviving World Gloria

#26 - Surviving World Gloria

Qualidea Code Season 1 - Episode 1

Bizarre creatures referred to as "Unknown" appear over the coast of Tokyo Bay. Defending against them is the mission of high school students in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba who possess a supernatural power known as "World." Among them all, the head of the Tokyo school, Ichiya Suzaku, defeats Unknown with particularly overwhelming power, but Tokyo's subhead, Canaria Utara, observes his lack of teamwork with a troubled expression.

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0 votes
Deep Blue Caricature

#27 - Deep Blue Caricature

Qualidea Code Season 1 - Episode 2

Rumors are swirling among students repairing the half-destroyed Aqua Line that an Unknown has appeared in the area. The representatives of each city divide into two teams to investigate, and Suzaku ends up on a team with Hotaru as well as Kasumi, one of his least favorite people.

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Rescue Paranoia

#28 - Rescue Paranoia

Qualidea Code Season 1 - Episode 7

Hotaru races toward Tokyo, determined to keep her promise to never keep Maihime waiting again. Meanwhile, Maihime is increasingly overcome with exhaustion as countless Unknown bear down on her. Just then, a unique Unknown that Maihime determines to be their boss shows up.

star 0.00
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