The Best Episodes Directed by Norihiko Nagahama

Paradise

#1 - Paradise

Trigun Season 1 - Episode 23

Wolfwood's past catches up with him as the priest acknowledges he has a few sins to confess himself.

star 8.45
80 votes
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Welcome to the Durian Show

#2 - Welcome to the Durian Show

A Place Further Than the Universe Season 1 - Episode 6

The girls have a stopover in Singapore on their way from Japan to Fremantle. They decide to spend their time sightseeing, but Yuzuki notices Hinata acting strangely.

star 7.98
42 votes
World Where We Exist

#3 - World Where We Exist

Blood+ Season 3 - Episode 9

Saya saves Kai and Lewis from the chiroptera, but collapses afterwards. They take her back to Gray's house to recover. David learns Saya is at the farm, but doesn't react. When Monique touches the sleeping Saya, Saya pops her awake and almost attacks her. She barely acknowledges Kai's presence and calls Hagi to leave. Gray won't let her leave while she's still weak, though, and manages to get her to stay for breakfast. Kai tells her about David, but she cuts him off telling him it isn't relevant to her and that he should go back to Okinawa. Hagi finds David throwing up behind a building and asks if he's given up fighting. While they talk, a chiropteran attacks the farm, having followed Saya's scent. It gets upstairs and goes after Monique. Kai shoots it but is knocked aside. David also shoots at it, but is attacked. Saya, unable to find her sword, attacks it with a kitchen knife coated in her blood and kills it, then leaves with Hagi. As they walk through London, they spot an advertisement for a performance by Diva, who has changed her appearance to look similar to Riku. David and Kai also see the ad on TV.

star 7.94
16 votes
First Encounter by Scouting

#4 - First Encounter by Scouting

Baby Steps Season 2 - Episode 6

Coach Aoi explains to Eiichirō that he stopped the match against Takuma because his body wasn't developed to serve like Takuma yet. If he had continued to serve that way, he would have injured himself and forced himself to give up his tennis career. In order to use his new weapon of serving Eiichirō is given strict training that will develop his arm muscles and increase his speed. At school the career counselors call for all seniors to determine their future careers, and Eiichirō lists his desire to go Pro, noting that he will turn to college if he doesn't win the All-Japan Junior.

star 7.15
13 votes
To a New Land

#5 - To a New Land

Yona of the Dawn Season 1 - Episode 15

"I need to become stronger so I don't lose Hak or anyone else. What can I do...?" Yona names the Blue Dragon Sinha, or Moonlight, and he joins the group on its journey. While the group searches for the Green Dragon following Gija's guidance, they pass through a village abandoned by the king and generals. Yona is wounded by the miserable conditions and a villager's criticisms of her father King Il. Meanwhile, the new king Su-won travels with General Ju-do to the Earth Tribe capital of Chishin under General I Geun-tea's rule.

star 6.95
44 votes
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