The BEST episodes directed by Michita Shiraishi

Fist of Kamui
star
9.87
31 votes

#1 - Fist of Kamui

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 38

Kamui hopes the fist of friendship will reverse the Reversed Gouki to normal! Emi and Mai are betrayed by a friend! And the old Ninja Master returns with a new name to take on a Reversed opponent of his own!

An Unsurpassable Existence
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9.77
31 votes

#2 - An Unsurpassable Existence

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 8 - Episode 10

Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion enter in a U20-qualifying tournament with their respective teams. In this tournament, players are randomly paired up, and the team with the most collective victories will get a guaranteed spot into the U20. As the tournament progresses, Kazuma eventually fights Mamoru. Believing to be on the verge of losing to Mamoru, Kazuma decides to quit before the fight properly concludes, which angers Chrono. He tries to ask Kazuma about his pessimism and convince him to just try, but this leads to a small fight between the two, ending with Kazuma leaving. At the end of the tournament, Shion's team is declared the winner, and Mamoru informs Chrono about thugs who are using Vanguard to attack people.

Eternal Marionette
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9.75
32 votes

#3 - Eternal Marionette

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 27

Ren and a Reversal-recovered Suiko finally find Asaka, but it's too late: she's been Reversed, too! Asaka throws down the gauntlet to Ren, and if he loses this match, he'll be made into her mindless marionette.

Ren's Promise
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9.75
32 votes

#4 - Ren's Promise

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 4 - Episode 12

While the Quatre Knights regroup and discuss their next move, Kai and Ren begin their cardfight while Miwa and Naoki watch them. Suspecting Ren is feigning ignorance about Aichi, Kai manages to defeat him in spite of Ren's powerful Legion skill. Although Ren does not give a straight answer, he does provide Kai and his friends with a photo of a place where he recommends them to go. Kai, Miwa, and Naoki then reunite with Misaki and Kamui, and they all prepare to find that location.

Yuri's Medal
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9.72
32 votes

#5 - Yuri's Medal

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 32

The Reversed Mitsusada intends to gather an army, and he's already started with a Reversed Team Genius. Yuri will be the next one to succumb, unless she either beats her captain or somehow breaks through the mind control!

The One Who Cuts Through Chains
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9.72
32 votes

#6 - The One Who Cuts Through Chains

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 52

Takuto faces off against his Reversed self while outside, Aichi is being protected by his friends when they get surrounded by other Reversed fighters. Takuto uses Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors to unlock his rear-guards from Reversed Takuto's lock effects, but he responds with Star-vader, "Omega" Glendios. Reversed Takuto uses its Limit Break to permanently lock all of Takuto's rear-guards one by one while also preventing him from using Ezel Scissors's skill to unlock them. After locking all of Takuto's rear-guards, Reversed Takuto activates the Ultimate Break of "Omega" Glendios to automatically win the fight and then absorbs Takuto into his body. Soon after, Aichi appears before Reversed Takuto.

Naoki's Fist
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9.72
32 votes

#7 - Naoki's Fist

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 4 - Episode 5

Also having lost his memories pertaining to Aichi, Kamui challenges Kai after being recommended to do so by Gouki. Kai mentions Aichi to Kamui, but he does not remember him. When Kamui adds that Aichi must be too weak to remember, Naoki gets infuriated and challenges him in Kai's stead. So, Naoki and Kamui have a cardfight while Kai, Misaki, and Miwa watch. In the midst of battle, Naoki cries out to Kamui to remember by recalling significant moments that he and Aichi shared. When Naoki finishes the game with a Legion attack, Kamui finally regains his memories about Aichi. After the fight, Kamui is informed about everything, and Miwa recommends for the group to search for Aichi by themselves. Elsewhere, a man swears to not allow anyone to get near Aichi...

Manly Big Bang
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9.72
32 votes

#8 - Manly Big Bang

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 4 - Episode 18

Although Naoki deals 5 damage to Serra while destroying his rear-guards, Serra performs Legion and replenishes his forces on the following turn. Serra also reveals to everyone that Aichi was the one who wanted him along with Gaillard, Neve, and Rati to become Quatre Knights. Naoki wonders why Aichi would do all of this and then remembers his training with Leon. Naoki performs Legion and again attacks and retires all of Serra's rear-guards while empowering his own units, leading to his victory. While in disbelief over this loss, Serra faces Judgment from the fight field and loses consciousness. Having sensed Serra's defeat, the other Quatre Knights prepare to face Kai and his friends in battle.

Aichi Awakens
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9.72
32 votes

#9 - Aichi Awakens

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 4 - Episode 24

Neve launches powerful attacks in the hopes of opening Aichi's heart from Link Joker. Although the attacks seem to have an effect on Aichi, he nonetheless remains possessed and wins the fight. However, when Neve receives Judgment as a result of his loss, Aichi snaps out of his trance and temporarily suppresses Link Joker, reverting to his normal self. Meanwhile, Rati is confronted by Serra, who reveals his true intentions to her. Serra wishes to break the remaining seals and use the power of Link Joker for himself. To stop Serra, Rati engages him in a cardfight. Elsewhere, Kai, Gaillard, and Naoki are freed from their ice prison by the unexpected appearances of Ren and Leon.

Sword of Destruction
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9.72
32 votes

#10 - Sword of Destruction

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 4 - Episode 30

The final battle between Kai and Aichi commences, with Aichi wanting Kai, Naoki, Ren, and Leon to become Quatre Knights if he wins. After all that Kai has done to get to this point and the feelings of his other friends, Aichi nonetheless is unfazed. To show this, Aichi uses the power of Star-vader, Blaster Joker, which is Blaster Blade tainted by Link Joker, to not only lock all of Kai's rear-guards but also breaks apart his Legion...

Body Measurements and a Vampire
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8.78
112 votes

#11 - Body Measurements and a Vampire

Rosario + Vampire - Season 2 - Episode 4

Yukari is bothered by the fact that she is still a child, but with help she has been given the chance to experience life as a grown up.

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The Promise to Keep
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8.49
74 votes

#12 - The Promise to Keep

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 8

Shido and Kurumi arrive back at the Tengu Square to reason with Miku. Obnoxious she attempts to assault Shido, but Kurumi's power intercepts as she's resistible to Miku. As Kurumi distracts Kaguya, Yuzuru, and Yoshino; Kurumi traps Miku with Shido in a dark void to have private conversation. Despite his apology she still will not listen, so Shido makes his way to rescue Tohka alone. Westcott torments Tohka for his ambition to harness her power in despair. Fake spatial quake alarms are set off to evacuate all civilians. Kurumi holds off a pack of Bandersnatch units, as Mana appears and everyone aboard Fraxinus are back in their right minds. Meanwhile, Miku struggles about Shido's justice whether he actually cares for others than himself. Infiltrating the DEM Industries, Mana and Jessica engage, communications are jammed, Shido summons the Sandalphon to swipe the guards and enduring Kotori's healing ability.

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Blue Rose
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8.08
284 votes

#13 - Blue Rose

No Game, No Life - Season 1 - Episode 10

After finishing their preparations, the time has come for Sora and Shiro to challenge the Werebeasts with the destiny of all Imanity at stake, accompained by Jibril and Steph. But just when the game begins, the siblings fall into despair when they see themselves in a city that resembles their own homeland and the traumas of their past come to surface.

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Play
star
8.00
6 votes

#14 - Play

Big Windup! - Season 1 - Episode 4

(Nishiura-0 vs. Mihoshi-0: bottom of the 1st – bottom of the 2nd inning) Mihashi is pitching nicely, outing all of Mihoshi’s batters so far. At the top of the 2nd inning, Tajima easily hits Kanou’s forkball. Kanai tries to compete with Tajima and do the same, but strikes out instead. Momoe-san then stresses the importance of the team to work together, because Tajima needs the help of his teammates in order to score runs since he is too small to hit home runs on his own. During the bottom of the 2nd, Kanou explains to Oda the secret behind Mihashi’s fastball, saying that it is “faster than a slow fastball”, which is why it is hard to hit.

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The Troubled Classmate
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7.95
66 votes

#15 - The Troubled Classmate

The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter - Season 1 - Episode 3

Noir finds out the social ladder at the Hero Academy. A duke's daughter named Maria is the only one who gives him a helping hand. But he finds out that she has a curse that will kill her when she turns 16.

You Guys Are Kind of Awful, Huh?
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7.88
77 votes

#16 - You Guys Are Kind of Awful, Huh?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 18

The protagonist is fully revived, and arrives in the town where the baby she once rescued, lives. It seems like she's being targeted by something... meanwhile, Shun has exited the Great Elroe Labyrinth, has arrived in the Kingdom of Sariella, that worships the goddess.

You're Rebelling? I'm, Self-Deprecating
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7.75
77 votes

#17 - You're Rebelling? I'm, Self-Deprecating

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 14

Our little spider gets involved in a human situation. On the other side, Hugo starts running his plan. What is going to change because of this? Will everyone be fine?

Nine Schools Competition Part V
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7.66
129 votes

#18 - Nine Schools Competition Part V

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 12

During Women's Battle Board, Mari Watanabe has an accident and is taken to the Susono Base Hospital. Tatsuya helps her recover with magic. Still, she has to withdraw from Mirage Bat. Tatsuya suspects that the accident wasn't just an accident at all!

Mrs. Sannuki and Karateka
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7.45
22 votes

#19 - Mrs. Sannuki and Karateka

Otherside Picnic - Season 1 - Episode 9

Akari enlists Sorawo and Toriko to help a friend when the Otherside comes a knocking once more. Shocking new details about Satsuki emerge, and Toriko seems fixated on a certain aspect of Sorawo's appearance.

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Be Forever, Me?
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7.22
85 votes

#20 - Be Forever, Me?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 22

The Ohts Alliance has begun its attack. The protagonist doesn't care about the outcome of the war, but she heads to the battlefield for the experience points! Despite her lack of investment, she sides with the Sariella Army in order to earn XP. She'll need to take advantage of this fighting in order to defeat Ariel. But then, Ariel herself appears on the battlefield...

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Arahabaki's Trap
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7.21
14 votes

#21 - Arahabaki's Trap

Scarlet Nexus - Season 1 - Episode 17

After stealing Kasane's power, Karen sets his sights on Yuito's. Yuito's broadcast triggers unrest. Yuito's platoon hatches a plan to save him. The New Himukan government orders a lockdown. Fubuki escapes, but will he reach Yuito in time?

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Whispers of the Devil?
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7.14
22 votes

#22 - Whispers of the Devil?

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 21

Days before the quarter finals, the Ouya and Seidou baseball teams prepare for their up coming match-up. At Ouya, the team practice seemingly in a hurry, while at Seidou, Ochiai expresses his disappointment in Miyuki and teaches Sawamura a breaking ball.

Kidnap
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7.11
27 votes

#23 - Kidnap

Garo -Vanishing Line- - Season 1 - Episode 11

Sword and Sophie stop in a western town, Sun Dell Dios, while they wait for reinforcements. However the town is run by a vigilante group led by the sheriff Alfil. The townspeople try to take Sword into custody because they believe he kidnapped Sophie, while the waitress, Natalia, grabs Sophie and Alfil drives them out of town. When Natalia tries to sedate Sophie, she causes the car to crash. Back in town, Sword runs from the townspeople, unwilling to harm humans, and is eventually rescued by the arrival of Gina. Meanwhile Alfil reveals that he is a Horror and prepares to take Sophie captive, but she shoots him before he changes, and gains a reprieve until Sword arrives. While Sword fights the Horror Alfil, Bishop appears and prepares to take Sophie whom he calls princess, but again Gina comes to the rescue. Realizing the usefulness of the town has ended, Bishop reduces it to dust, however Gina had taken the precaution of placing a barrier around the townspeople so they were saved. As Sword, Gina and Sophie prepare to continue their journey, Zaruba compliments Sophie on her resourcefulness.

Fissure
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7.04
23 votes

#24 - Fissure

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 13

Ugumori's team celebrates their win over Inashiro Industrial while at Seidou, there is a fallout between Miyuki and Maezono. On the day of the match, Sawamura, Furuya, and Haruichi encounter Umemiya in the washroom.

Space, Time, and a Middle-Aged Man
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7.04
26 votes

#25 - Space, Time, and a Middle-Aged Man

Otherside Picnic - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sorawo and Toriko hit a rough patch, and Sorawo teams up with Kozakura. Kozakura explains why Toriko is the way she is, and Sorawo reveals new details about her own past. The Otherside will test friendships like never before.

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