The BEST episodes directed by Nobuyoshi Habara

Love and a Cough are Not Kept Secret (Amor tussisque non celantur)
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9.84
64 votes

#1 - Love and a Cough are Not Kept Secret (Amor tussisque non celantur)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 16

To celebrate the end of the summer break, several of Negi's students hold a pillow fight in Mahora's old elementary school building, with Negi in the middle of everything.

Not For Me, Not For You, But For Us (Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis)
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9.74
34 votes

#2 - Not For Me, Not For You, But For Us (Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 26

Negi forms a Probationary Contract with the rest of Class 2-A so they will help him fight the demons and break the contract between Asuna and the Demon King.

Words Fly Away, Those Written Remain (Verba volant, scriptamanent)
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9.56
94 votes

#3 - Words Fly Away, Those Written Remain (Verba volant, scriptamanent)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 19

Kazumi starts investigating about a classmate named Sayo Aisaka, whom everybody seems to not notice she is present, not even Kazumi herself. It turns out Sayo was a student of Mahora Academy during the 1940s — and is now a ghost.

A Reliable Friend is Perceived in an Uncertain Situation (Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur)
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9.40
65 votes

#4 - A Reliable Friend is Perceived in an Uncertain Situation (Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 15

Home in the family estate for the summer break, Ayaka gets a visit, to her delight, from Negi and, to her horror, the rest of the class. Ayaka's childhood memories with Asuna are also brought up, mentioning how Asuna made Ayaka smile and laugh again after she was saddened by her little brother's death.

Nothing is Difficult for a Lover (Nihil difficile amanti)
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9.40
65 votes

#5 - Nothing is Difficult for a Lover (Nihil difficile amanti)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 17

To help Nodoka confess her feelings to Negi, Yue gives amusement park tickets to the pair so they can have a date. Yue and Asuna follow to support the two of them.

It Must Not At All Be Despaired (Nil desperandum)
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9.38
64 votes

#6 - It Must Not At All Be Despaired (Nil desperandum)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 21

With Konoka's safety already in danger, Negi, Asuna, and Setsuna, along with several other students, do all they can to save her.

Unless You Have Believed, You Will Not Understand (Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis)
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8.92
64 votes

#7 - Unless You Have Believed, You Will Not Understand (Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 20

Class 2-A finally make their trip to Kyoto, but a sinister group of mages sets its sights on Konoka.

Death is Certain, the Time is Uncertain (Mors certa, mora incerta)
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8.92
64 votes

#8 - Death is Certain, the Time is Uncertain (Mors certa, mora incerta)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 25

With the help of Chao and Satomi's time machine, Negi transports himself and Chamo to 1993 Germany to know more about Asuna's magic cancelling power and discover ways to bring her back in the present. In the process, he unknowingly takes along the rest of 2-A.

I Hope the Memory of Our Friendship Will Be Eternal (Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore)
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8.89
65 votes

#9 - I Hope the Memory of Our Friendship Will Be Eternal (Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 14

Konoka causes a ruckus with Negi, in the process making a mess and breaking Asuna's alarm clock. Negi and Konoka venture to Harajuku to buy a new clock for Asuna, not knowing they are being stalked by the Cheerleaders (Misa, Sakurako, and Madoka).

Both Weapons and Words Wound (Et arma et verba vulnerant)
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8.78
65 votes

#10 - Both Weapons and Words Wound (Et arma et verba vulnerant)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 24

Negi and the rest of Class 2-A are saddened by Asuna's death.

When They are Silent, They are Shouting (Cum tacent clamant)
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8.46
65 votes

#11 - When They are Silent, They are Shouting (Cum tacent clamant)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Negi receives a laptop computer from the Academy, but neither he nor most of the class know what to do with it. Upon Chamo's suggestion, he urges the class to help him build a homepage. The class's new site then competes against that of a net idol who turns out to be one of their own.

Either Learn or Leave (Aut disce aut discede)
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8.46
65 votes

#12 - Either Learn or Leave (Aut disce aut discede)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 12

With his stint in Mahora on the line, Negi and the Baka Rangers (Asuna, Yue, Kaede, Kū Fei, and Makie) explore Library Island's basements for a magical book that will make his five class dunces smarter for the exams.

The Appearances of Things are Deceptive (Fallaces sunt rerum species)
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8.45
66 votes

#13 - The Appearances of Things are Deceptive (Fallaces sunt rerum species)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Negi learns ninja skills from Kaede. Upon his return, he forms a Probationary Contract with Asuna and the two set off to stalk and face Chachamaru.

One Night Befalls All of Us (Omnes una manet nox)
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8.45
66 votes

#14 - One Night Befalls All of Us (Omnes una manet nox)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Negi finally faces Evangline using his newfound skills.

Love Does Not Recognize Rank (Amor ordinem nescit)
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8.45
64 votes

#15 - Love Does Not Recognize Rank (Amor ordinem nescit)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 18

Stunned by Nodoka's confession at the amusement park, Negi ponders on how to answer it. Meanwhile, inspired by Nodoka, Asuna bakes a cake for Takamichi's birthday.

It is Difficult to Make a Joke with a Sad Mind (Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum)
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8.45
64 votes

#16 - It is Difficult to Make a Joke with a Sad Mind (Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 22

Asuna is saddened when she saw Takahata together with Mahora's counselor.

Rumors Fly (Fama volat)
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8.44
66 votes

#17 - Rumors Fly (Fama volat)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Chamo arrives at Mahora Academy to personally bring a letter to Negi. But this ermine's visit is for more than an errand. Chamo's real intention was to find Negi a Pactio partner.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi)
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8.44
66 votes

#18 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place (A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Evangeline starts her rampage against Negi as she victimizes several of her classmates.

I'll Get You, Wascally Rabbit! (Te capiam, cunicule sceleste!)
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8.44
66 votes

#19 - I'll Get You, Wascally Rabbit! (Te capiam, cunicule sceleste!)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 9

On an errand towards the Tatsumiya Shrine, Negi is guided by the Narutaki twins (Walking Club).

Where There is Harmony, There is Victory (Ubi concordia, ibi victoria)
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8.44
66 votes

#20 - Where There is Harmony, There is Victory (Ubi concordia, ibi victoria)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Class 2-A battles in a dodgeball match against some high school girls who are also smitten by Negi's looks.

We Live and Learn (Tamdiu discendum est, quamdiu vivas)
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8.43
65 votes

#21 - We Live and Learn (Tamdiu discendum est, quamdiu vivas)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 13

Stuck for three days in one of Library Island's basements, Negi and the Baka Rangers manage to escape. When Negi was about to leave the school, it turns out that 2-A got the second-highest score in the exams.

Not Bad: Ceasefire Negotiation
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8.37
27 votes

#22 - Not Bad: Ceasefire Negotiation

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 3

Zesu Warukiuresu corps to lead approached to castle town binon ten steadily. Rye gut believing that surprise attack is not the real intention of zesu makes a sortie for negotiations alone in derufingu. Two who met as deadhead confront younger brother of the chief secretary in battlefield in military academy after time of four years. Negotiations not to hand over when partner should retire from soldier arrive at unexpected fate before long…

Every Beginning is Difficult (Omne initium est difficile)
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8.36
69 votes

#23 - Every Beginning is Difficult (Omne initium est difficile)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 2

While the rest of 2-A welcome Negi to their class, Asuna and Negi try to put up with one another now that she knows that Negi is a mage in training.

Pledge (Promise)
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8.33
9 votes

#24 - Pledge (Promise)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 5

Shouko's friends and mother express concern over her medical condition. The U.N.'s fleets makes an approach to the island to pick up the Mark Sechs that they requested but is attacked by a Festum along the way.

Dreaming of Peace
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8.33
6 votes

#25 - Dreaming of Peace

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 8

The pilots of Tatsumiyajima are struggling more than they expected in the battle when a new power suddenly springs forth. Sui is left terrified after a brush with death, Reo is frustrated after losing in a sword battle, and Seri begins to doubt the very fact that she's alive.

Remember you will die (Memento Mori)
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8.31
65 votes

#26 - Remember you will die (Memento Mori)

Negima! - Season 1 - Episode 23

Asuna starts to recall her past, seeing flames in her dream, and remembering the 10 year contract with the demon. Asuna dies.

Cross Combat: Close Quarters Battle
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8.23
22 votes

#27 - Cross Combat: Close Quarters Battle

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 4

Negotiations broke down, and battle was reopened. Both militaries were rye GATT which barely left mixed and confused confused fight, but meet with subordinate, rii of zesu. We are forced to single combat. rii which becomes rash for the loyalty and military exploit to zesu, and corners rye gut by severe attack. It was reality of too severe 〝 war 〟 that rye gut saw while movable limit of derufingu approached.

Counter Attack: Violent Retaliation
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8.23
22 votes

#28 - Counter Attack: Violent Retaliation

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rye GATT which did harshness of battlefield in one of eyes, and decided return once. But we know determination of hozuru which does not hesitate to conduct surrender for people either and choose way becoming soldier by oneself. Genius 〟 borukyusu general of 〝 war that begins to move in Athene's while the Krishna military gets powerful power called derufingu. And attack third wave of Creo warukiuresu corps which lost rii flocks in binon ten.

Symbiosis (The Final Battle)
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8.14
7 votes

#29 - Symbiosis (The Final Battle)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 25

Kazuki, Maya, Kenji, and Canon, all accompanied by Kyouhei, charge straight towards the entrance of the core in order to rescue Soushi, who is revealed to be inside the core. During the operation, Tsubaki is experiencing the death process to complete the learning process for the Festums to understand life and death. Moreover, she will need to return to the core to complete this process. Kenji maps out a plan of attack, Canon confirms the battle formations, and Maya reminds that all pilots will return back to the island alive. Soushi is being controlled by Idun, who uses the Siegfried System to exploit the weaknesses of the pilots, that being to break their battle formation.

Un Sorceror: One without Power
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8.14
36 votes

#30 - Un Sorceror: One without Power

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 1

"Deadhead" Rye who does not have magical power is summoned to Krishna King Hozuru and Queen Sigyn who are friend of the military academy era and is informed of fact of within the territory invasion by neighboring country Athens federation. As for the front commander being close friend, Zesu of three people. When we marched into Kodaiohei [under Gouremu] 1,000 years before estimate excavated in castle town accidentally, fate of Rye begins to greatly move…

Sacrifice (Soaring Sky)
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8.13
8 votes

#31 - Sacrifice (Soaring Sky)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 6

Two Festums have appeared, and with Kazuki preoccupied with one of them, Shouko makes a decisive decision to act. Her actions saves the island and she keeps her promises to Kazuki and her mother. But the cost for everyone is too great.

Parents & Children (Family)
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8.11
9 votes

#32 - Parents & Children (Family)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 7

Shouko's death is received with mix reactions. Kouyou's and Sakura's performance are tested against Kazuki's Mark Elf. An island showing similarities to the Tatsumiya island is discovered, a team is assembled to investigate.

Parting (Assimilation)
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8.11
9 votes

#33 - Parting (Assimilation)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 9

Efforts to rescue Maya and Kyouhei from the island come at a great cost to Kouyou. And Kouyou's friends and family react to the great loss differently.

Under Golem: The Ancient Giant Soldier
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8.07
27 votes

#34 - Under Golem: The Ancient Giant Soldier

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kodaiohei [under Gouremu] awakened to from sleep of 1,000 years by boarding of Rye gut crushes Quartz by overwhelming power; at last; appear. Fierce attack corps of Zesu standing in the way before confused Rye. Ex-close friends who assume fate of the mother country in the middle of intense battle, and meet again. Rye which had huge power that only he can change in its hand is swallowed without mercy to whirlpool of war.

World Wind: Storm and Stress
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8.00
21 votes

#35 - World Wind: Storm and Stress

Broken Blade - Season 1 - Episode 6

Multiplex armor and derufingu equipped with wide end crush Aruga's machine and crush body pit of Zesu machine. Creo overwhelmed enemy force by desperate charge, and oneself became the body of prisoner although we achieved zesu rescue. Rye gut which is merely collapsed for first campaign that might kill ex-close friend. And, as boarding person of erutemisu which we requisitioned, mysterious man, jirugu is chosen….

Truth (Labyrinth)
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8.00
9 votes

#36 - Truth (Labyrinth)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 3

Various children on the island are selected for enrollment into the service, much to the dispair of many parents. Meanwhile, Kazuki discovers someone at the basement of the base. A search plane flys in the direction of the island's location. And an enemy appears at a bad time.

Kouyou (Strife)
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8.00
10 votes

#37 - Kouyou (Strife)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 8

The team arrive on the island and various units set out to explore the apparently uninhabited island. Things go horribly wrong however.

Human Force (Old & New)
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8.00
8 votes

#38 - Human Force (Old & New)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 11

Kazuki leaves the remote island with Yukie, taking the Fafner Mark Elf with him, arriving at a rundown city. Both Fumihiko and Kyouhei speculate about the sudden departure. After Kazuki and Yukie decide to make camp, they are then attacked by a Festum. Michio Hino and Canon Memphis, both piloting Fafners, appear and annihilate the Festum. However, the two then turn on Kazuki and disable his Fafner. Both Kazuki and Yukie is taken prisoner aboard the Neo UN fleet, having the Fafner Mark Elf in its possession. Soushi tells Maya that Kazuki wanted to escape from the island, though she disagrees with him.

The Successors
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8.00
8 votes

#39 - The Successors

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 4

Three new pilots have been chosen: Mikado Reo, Kaburagi Sui, and Mikagami Mimika, third-year students at Tatsumiyajima Middle School and juniors to Kazuki and the other pilots. They have received more advanced genetic manipulation than the previous pilots, and each has unique strengths. Hazama Yuuko and Canon prepare their mechs, but the new pilots are dissatisfied with their colors and names... Meanwhile, Fumihiko and Chizuru have the difficult job of notifying the new pilots' families of their children's new placement.

Visitor
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7.88
8 votes

#40 - Visitor

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 1

June 25, 2150. One of the few surviving locations on Earth populated by humans, Hawaii, was attacked by Festums. The Neo United Nations declared ROE Alpha, burning the island and all its survivors to ashes.

Future (Sakura)
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7.83
6 votes

#41 - Future (Sakura)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 21

After the pilots relax in the bathhouse, they are told that a training camp will be conducted during the weekend. Meanwhile, Fumihiko deduces that the recent strings of alien invasions may be a diversion to a separate agenda. As the pilots later defeat eight Festums spotted coming towards the island, sunflowers and cherry blossoms spontaneously begin to bloom. During the second phase of the training camp, the pilots are given assigned cleaning duties. They each then deal with their personal feelings and fears after the training camp.

Power (Protection)
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7.83
6 votes

#42 - Power (Protection)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 22

Sakura has revealed to have undergone assimilation, due to the recent alien invasion when she was caught by one of the Rare Type Festums. After the pilots defeat three Festums, they all react upon seeing Sakura hospitalized. Fumihiko confronts Tsubaki about the string of alien invasions and the island's change of weather and wildlife. The idea of integrating the Siegfried System within the Fafner Mark Sein is mentioned and discussed at the base. A new Festum appears and counters each attack of the pilots, leaving them unable to fight. Mamoru desperately attempts to immobilize the Festum, while Kazuki successfully runs the lance sword through the Festum. However, Mamoru is killed in the process.

Battle in a New Dimension
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7.83
6 votes

#43 - Battle in a New Dimension

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 7

Festums cause chaos by attacking Srinagar, the base where the Tatsumiyajima expeditionary force is stationed, from both inside and outside. Maya runs to Yumiko and Miwa, but is shocked when she sees what Miwa looks like after trying to make contact with a Festum.

The March for Dawn
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7.83
6 votes

#44 - The March for Dawn

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 14

In order to initiate the regrowth of Ashoka the World Tree, the Mir fragment needed for Miwa and Altair to converse, Narain leads the Esperantos and the refugees to a new land. First they head for the Human Army base at Dhaka, accompanied by Kazuki and Soushi, but on the way they encounter a blinding sandstorm... and a swarm of enemies.

The Oath of the Living
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7.83
6 votes

#45 - The Oath of the Living

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 19

The actions of the Human Army send a shock through everyone in the camp. Wounded and desperate for salvation, everyone's true feelings begin to spill forth. Meanwhile, flight from Tatsumiyajima is still impossible and effects on the island ecosystem have grown severe. Their sights turn toward devising an escape, and Alvis depends on the Fafners' SDPs to break free of the current crisis. On top of everything, the pilots' new assimilation phenomena continue to worsen...

To a New World
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7.80
5 votes

#46 - To a New World

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 5

A giant Azazel-type Festum, called a Walker, attacks Tatsumiyajima, having been observing the island since Emery arrived there. The Walker blasts the shields open and sends Sphinx-types and other Festums inside.

A Future Within the Darkness
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7.80
5 votes

#47 - A Future Within the Darkness

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 13

A group of emigrants who strayed from the main party have been attacked by Festums. The Fafner unit, excluding Kazuki and Soushi, rush to help, but Kazuki insists that the two of them should have gone out in Sein and Nicht.

Decoy (Pillage)
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7.78
9 votes

#48 - Decoy (Pillage)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 23

At a Neo UN development base, Yukie is being tested to pilot the Fafner Mark Nicht, however Idun, who has taken human form, assimilates Yukie and destroys the development facility. Kazuki, Maya, and Canon are unable to bring Kenji back to the Alvis base, following Mamoru's death. Soushi, still in the Siegfried System, faces his past. Kazuki, assisted by Tsubaki, tries to save Soushi. However, Idun suddenly attacks the island and attempts to assimilate the entire base. Though Maya, Michio, and Canon intercept, they are easily defeated. Michio then activates the self-destruction sequence and attempts to ejects, but he is captured and dies in the blast. Also, Soushi disappears, along with the Siegfried System, infuriating Kazuki.

Departure (Escape)
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7.75
8 votes

#49 - Departure (Escape)

Fafner in the Azure - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kazuki rescues the search plane against the commander's orders. Their battle does not go well. And Kazuki's disobediance results in more trouble to come.

Tatsumiyajima
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7.75
4 votes

#50 - Tatsumiyajima

Fafner in the Azure - Season 2 - Episode 26

As the Human Army's large fleet approaches, the voice of Tatsumiyajima finally reaches them in the form of Birds sent by Fumihiko. Human Army forces begin to abandon the Neo UN's cause and aid Tatsumiyajima against the enemy core and those under its manipulation. As the battle goes on, Altair makes its appearance at last...