The BEST episodes directed by Nobuharu Kamanaka

Monday of Upheaval - III
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9.19
121 votes

#1 - Monday of Upheaval - III

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation - Season 1 - Episode 4

Following Keita's sudden death, Hibiki remains visibly shaken due to the fact that they couldn't prevent it. As Merak arrives in the city, Yamato has JP's members move Hibiki into position to intercept it. At the Osaka Juso Ohashi Bridge, the Japanese military tries and fails in their attack against Merak while Botis and "The Anguished One" discuss the state of affairs. With of the loss of most Osaka's spiritual barriers, Merak fully manifests itself and makes its way to the final barrier - "Tsutenkaku". Meanwhile, as Hibiki is deployed into the field, Hinako and Io discuss his mental state due to Keita's death. Meanwhile at the Umeda Sky Building, JP's summoners try to stop Merak with a swarm of Itsumade but it kills them all in an instant. As Io heads to Hibiki's location, Merak then launches a devastating ice attack, at the "Tsutenkaku" barrier, which survives, but the attack leaves a path of destruction and kills many more people, upsetting Hibiki. Not wanting any more people to die, Hibiki abandons his post and proceeds further up the battleground to confront Merak. Io arrives just as Hibiki departs and Yamato sends a "replacement" for Hibiki. Hibiki arrives at the current battleground at Kawaramachi in the Osaka Chūō-ku Ward and intervenes in Hinako and a platoon of JP's summoners fight against Merak. Hibiki has Byakko unleash a strong lightning attack at Merak, which doesn't have any effect. Merak counterattacks and Hinako protects Hibiki but gets severely injured which then shatters his fighting resolve. In the wake of the attack, the "Anguished One" approaches Hibiki and introduces himself as Alcor. He informs Hibiki, that because of his "choice" to fight, Io has taken his place at the final defensive line, causing Hibiki to head over there. Io's feelings allow her to summon Kikuri-Hime and proceeds to attack Merak with support from the JP's summoners. Although Kikuri-Hime manages to severely damage Merak, it sheds its outer layer and begins charging up i

Marionettes
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8.70
62 votes

#2 - Marionettes

Freezing - Season 2 - Episode 6

Satellizer comes face to face with Luis, a part of her dark past she had hoped to forget.

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Spellbound
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8.63
63 votes

#3 - Spellbound

Freezing - Season 2 - Episode 7

Emotions run wild as Satellizer and Kazuya square off against Luis and Holly in an epic, decisive battle in Bali.

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She is Rana Linchen
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8.38
139 votes

#4 - She is Rana Linchen

Freezing - Season 1 - Episode 5

Satellizer finally accepts Kazuya as her Limiter as she doesn't feel uncomfortable when he touches her and he can do Freezing without performing a baptism. Arthur and Kaho are shocked by this development and even more so when they learn Satellizer has invited Kazuya into her room tonight. Meanwhile, a new student from Tibet named Lana Linchen has arrived at West Genetics Academy. As Kazuya, Arthur and Kaho head to the girls' dormitory, they are confronted by the 3rd to 5th-ranked Second-year Pandoras, Audrey Duval, Tris Mackenzie and Aika Takeuchi, whom all lost to Satellizer at the battle royale and wants to take it out on Kazuya, and tortures Arthur and Kaho for interfering. In anger, Kazuya activates his Freezing powers but soon lose consciousness as Lana arrives to rescue them and defeats the second-year Pandoras. Informed on what just happened, Satellizer visits the hospitalized Kazuya. As she has a chat with Arthur and a hospitalized Kaho, Lana believes Kazuya is her chosen one (a Limiter) but Arthur and Kaho advise her not to as Kazuya is Satellizer's Limiter. Meanwhile, Attia, Elizabeth Mably and the other third-years discuss about these recent developments. 

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My Amazing Challenge For the Lead Role
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8.20
5 votes

#5 - My Amazing Challenge For the Lead Role

Kaleido Star - Season 1 - Episode 9

Kaleido Stage is presenting a new stage production, The Little Mermaid. Kaleido Stage featured this theme before, and a sponsor, Mr. Kenneth, wants someone other than Layla featured for the lead role. At the audition, Sora becomes the only candidate. On the same day, Sora makes an attempt at the featured trick: a trapeze triple somersault jump through flowing water. Her attempt fails, and she is rendered injured and fearful of falling. Consulting Fool, Sora must conquer this fear, or she will lose her ability to see Fool. So with the help of Ken and a martial arts specialist, she gradually works to restore her confidence. Still fearful, she makes one more attempt at the stunt per Kalos's remarks. For her attempt, she uses a blindfold and executes it successfully, despite almost falling again.

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Try Hard and You'll Get An Amazing Chance
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8.00
7 votes

#6 - Try Hard and You'll Get An Amazing Chance

Kaleido Star - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Cinderella production is presented, and Sora meets Marion Benigni back stage. During practice, Mia struggles her role's trampoline portion, and Layla threatens to cancel the performance. The next day, Mia's proposes to share the fairy godmother role with her two friends. Given three days, the three friends practice their own specially designed acrobatic routine, The Triple Illusion. During practice, Marion struggles with the idea of other trampoliners replacing her dead mother. Furthermore, Layla is adamant to replace Sora and Anna with more qualified trampoliners. After talking with Marion's father, Sora practices on her own to Marion's satisfaction. Mia and Anna join the practice to perfect their routine; after the demonstration, Kalos grants them their proposal.

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Two Camps, Two Campers' Views
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7.87
47 votes

#7 - Two Camps, Two Campers' Views

Laid-Back Camp - Season 1 - Episode 5

Nadeshiko's group takes a nice relaxing dip in the hot springs, almost succumbing to the urge to eat before they reach their campsite. Meanwhile, Rin arrives at the Takabotchi Highlands and is overcome by a desire to go to a hot spring too, only to discover the nearest one has closed down. Dejected, Rin decides to climb up the peak, where she is rewarded with a lovely view, before finding a spot to cook some pasta. The club finally arrive at their campsite, where Nadeshiko makes curry for everyone. While the others are asleep, Nadeshiko goes to take a picture of the city lights to send to Rin, who goes to the summit of Mt. Takabotchi to send her a similar view in return.

The Ever Amazing Miss Layla
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7.67
3 votes

#8 - The Ever Amazing Miss Layla

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 8

Order! Awaken, Evil Powers!
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7.44
66 votes

#9 - Order! Awaken, Evil Powers!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 1

10 years ago, the world was suddenly brought to ruin by The Great Destruction, and ever since then Orders, people capable of wielding super powers, have appeared. Hoshimiya Eiji is one such Order--and the very cause of The Great Destruction!

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Greatful Sound
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7.33
99 votes

#10 - Greatful Sound

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Season 1 - Episode 20

At the fishing pond the band talks with Kazuo about Greatful Sound. She wants Ryusuke to ask Eddie to come. Ryusuke agrees, but he also wants Beck to play although Ran is strongly against it. Ryusuke says that he'll get Sykes' support in order to get Beck to play. After the movie, Yoshito announces that he's going to play in Greatful Sound along with Belle Ame. Later, Ryusuke explains a dream he had, which is the same Koyuki had some days ago, in which dead rock stars appeared picking up trash (meaning they are cleaning up after Beck). Incidentally, Saku and Taira had had such a dream as well. Later, Maho sneaks into Koyuki's house and decides to sleep over, making him ponder about their relationship. The next day, Koyuki becomes the talk of the school due to his appearance at the Dying Breed movie, while Ryusuke gets in touch with Sykes.

Ciel Bleu
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7.30
101 votes

#11 - Ciel Bleu

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Season 1 - Episode 13

Ryusuke's been bothered by Erica Blige's death and often checks the news. At school, Saku and Koyuki form a band for the cultural festival with Tanabe and a bassist. Tanabe names the band Ciel Bleu. Hyodo tries to ruin Ciel Bleu's practice.

Hyodo and the Jaguar
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7.24
103 votes

#12 - Hyodo and the Jaguar

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Season 1 - Episode 6

Taira, the newest member of Beck and the others have their first session together to start the band off on a good note. Koyuki's teacher is on maternity leave and a new cute teacher is introduced. As coordinator of the choir contest, she wants Koyuki to be the leader for the class to get them ready for the contest.

Order! Run, Don't Hesitate!
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7.24
50 votes

#13 - Order! Run, Don't Hesitate!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Eiji dominated Kurenai Rin, a new Order appears, and they're both taken captive along with Sena! While Rin repeatedly fails to kill Eiji during their escape, Eiji sets out to rescue his sister--and a new group of Orders appears!

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Order! Protect Your Beliefs!
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7.24
38 votes

#14 - Order! Protect Your Beliefs!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 7

Shirabyoushi Kuroko, their chance at saving Sena's life is murdered. While Eiji is at a loss for options, Hiiragi orders him to withdraw to Dazaifu. When Eiji refuses to accept it, Hiiragi corners him. But then DAISY appears, connecting a line to Rin.

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Order! Hurry to the Battlefield!
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7.22
40 votes

#15 - Order! Hurry to the Battlefield!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 8

After witnessing Kamimusubi die in front of him, Hiiragi calls for Hoshimiya Eiji to withdraw. Ayahito lets slip that Gennai is trying to cause another Great Destruction, and Hiiragi begins to share the events of ten years ago. Shortly thereafter, Gennai's forces attack in order to kidnap Sena.

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Order! Don't Forget Your Wish!
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7.20
44 votes

#16 - Order! Don't Forget Your Wish!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 5

After stopping the nuclear missile, Hoshimiya Eiji has a moment to rest, but then Franc awakens his sister Sena! While the others gather information on the Order who can help cure Sena, Eiji and Rin head out to claim Hiroshima as his domain, but while they're enjoying themselves a mysterious new force appears! What's happening to Rin?!

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Order! Amidst Resentment!
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7.17
47 votes

#17 - Order! Amidst Resentment!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 4

The operation to capture Yamaguchi heats up as Hoshimiya Eiji learns it's all a ploy to turn him into a moving target for tactical nuke strikes. As the nuke draws closer, Eiji is forced to fight against all the hatred turned towards him as he struggles to save Yamaguchi from the nuke all by himself.

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Order! Execute Strategies!
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6.98
44 votes

#18 - Order! Execute Strategies!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 3

The operation to capture Yamaguchi is a go! Rin and Eiji are kept in the dark about the operation, but Iyo arrives to help and lead them toward the target VIP. But the Rock God breaks through their lines and draws near...

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Order! Merge, Souls!
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6.93
45 votes

#19 - Order! Merge, Souls!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 6

Hoshimiya Eiji heads to Izumo along with Iyo, searching for the Order who can cure Sena, Kamimusubi. After playing with her and the gods of Izumo, they finally win her over, but they're forced to work together when PS6 agents attack!

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Order! Uncover the Truth!
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6.85
41 votes

#20 - Order! Uncover the Truth!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 9

UNIGM Public Safety Division Vice Director Hoshimiya Gennai enters his facility in Heijoukyou, Nara to finally open the Gate to the other world. Hiiragi Yoshitsune and Dazaifu's Group of Ten surround the facility and commence their attack in order to put a stop to Gennai's scheme. Meanwhile, Hoshimiya Eiji has trouble hiding his hesitations toward Iyo's feelings for him.

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Order! Fight and Believe in Yourself!
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6.58
38 votes

#21 - Order! Fight and Believe in Yourself!

Big Order - Season 1 - Episode 10

Hoshimiya Eiji is forced the truth--The Great Destruction was caused by his sister, Sena, and to protect her, he stole her powers and rewrote her memories. With Sena helping him, Gennai begins to open the Gate. The Group of Ten rushes to the scene to face him in the final showdown, but can they stop him in time to prevent another Great Destruction? With Sena's life and happiness at sake, what choice will Eiji make?!

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The Ninja of Passion, the Bloody Shinsengumi!
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0.00
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#22 - The Ninja of Passion, the Bloody Shinsengumi!

Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution - Season 1 - Episode 7

Knowing that the curse has been lifted, Keiichiro goes out to the city as he does with Hyakusuke. Kiriko and Chiharu, who knew it, hunted down the two, but Kiriko's childhood friend, Rakumaru, who came to pick up Kiriko, appeared. Keiichiro is anxious about the appearance of Sutemaru. Meanwhile, the assault of the strong enemy Shinsengumi!

BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 1
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#23 - BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 1

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 10

BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 2
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#24 - BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 2

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 11

BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 3
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#25 - BPS Retiring! The Counterpart at the 'All is Vanity' Marriage Interview is Sae-sensei! Part 3

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 12