The BEST episodes directed by Ryūta Kawahara

Handler One
91 votes

#1 - Handler One

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 23

Shin and his friends and Frederica return to Ernst's home to celebrate their second Night of the Holy Birth holiday. Shin visits Eugene's grave and apologizes for being unable to save him, but tells him he has a newfound purpose to live and promises to return to tell him about the things he's seen.

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108 votes

#2 - Goodbye

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 9

Shin confronts his brother deep within Legion held territory. But even if he wins, there's no going back.

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Well-prepared Traps
119 votes

#3 - Well-prepared Traps

Overlord - Season 4 - Episode 11

To gain more information, Ains and Albedo use themselves as bait as they approach the royal capital. Azuth comes to defend the capital and quickly separates the two. While the two of them exchange blows in the air, a mysterious figure comes to visit Ains.

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355 votes

#4 - 291045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 4

Emma, Norman, and Ray figure out that there may be a traitor among the children, an informant for Mom. As Norman attempts to solve this mystery, Emma notices something strange about Gilda.

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The Last King
118 votes

#5 - The Last King

Overlord - Season 4 - Episode 10

Ains and his army marches towards the royal capital to finally annihilate the Re-Estize Kingdom. Various forces prepare themselves for the coming onslaught. Before the last battle, Zanac rides alone to meet with Ains for a peaceful discussion.

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Another Battle
187 votes

#6 - Another Battle

Overlord - Season 3 - Episode 11

Carne Village is in a pinch once again. An army led by the first prince of Re-Estize has appeared, demanding to be let in so the villagers can be questioned about Ains Ooal Gown. Enri must make a decision for the village and its people.

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Talk of the devil, and he is sure to appear.
157 votes

#7 - Talk of the devil, and he is sure to appear.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 7

The dog, with its flowing, black hair and burning red eyes, called Chise by the name "Isabelle." The Church's final request is to investigate a black dog that emerged in a cemetetry, but the black dog ends up saving Chise from danger. Meanwhile, Renfred's apprentice, Alice, is also on the move, looking for the black dog.

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Like a Fire Burning Bright
149 votes

#8 - Like a Fire Burning Bright

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 7

The Impure King has been revived! In his letter, Tatsuma asks Rin to use the Koma sword to fight, but will that even be possible? And to make matters worse, Mephisto suddenly appears with the news that Rin has been sentenced to death!

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1045 votes

#9 - Sin

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 6

While sins of the past reveal new truths, both sides prepare for the upcoming showdown before they run out of time.

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The Final Battle of the Disturbance
187 votes

#10 - The Final Battle of the Disturbance

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 12

Evileye petitions Momon to help her, and he begins fighting the disguised Demiurge. As Climb and the others try to get Tuare out of the compound, they face resistance. Renner convenes an emergency strategy meeting.

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Necessity has no law.
139 votes

#11 - Necessity has no law.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 21

Elias and Chise attend Mariel’s coven meeting and meet Phyllis, Mariel’s high priestess. Secretly, Elias is given information that could help Chise. Following the meeting, Chise becomes suspicious of Elias' activities.

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There is no place like home.
154 votes

#12 - There is no place like home.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 15

With King Oberon taking Chise into the Fairy realm for recovery, Silke becomes agitated waiting at home. Chise slowly recovers under Dr. Shanon's care, a fairy that was raised as a human.

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Double-Edged Moroha
25 votes

#13 - Double-Edged Moroha

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - Season 1 - Episode 16

Moroha once had a master named Yawaragi, who was keeping a life-threatening secret. In order to resolve the secret and protect her pupil, Yawaragi made an agreement with Jyubei.

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Fortress vs. Fortress Akt III: The Return of the Magician
10 votes

#14 - Fortress vs. Fortress Akt III: The Return of the Magician

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 3 - Episode 12

An Alliance relief fleet is finally heading to the Iserlohn Corridor, but combat forces on the battlefield are limited, and a wrong move could turn fatal. Should the Iserlohn garrison fleet be unable to break the blockade imposed by Kempff's ships, the reinforcements from Heinessen would be easily destroyed. On the command bridge of Iserlohn, Caselnes and his officers animatedly discuss the countermeasures, but what sounds like the best plan comes from somebody most unexpected.

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The Male Beauty Pageant
53 votes

#15 - The Male Beauty Pageant

Grand Blue Dreaming - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Izu Spring Festival has begun! The members of Peek-a-Boo run an okonomiyaki stall with Iori, Kohei, Chisa, and Azusa helping out. Iori finds himself in a complicated situation when a misunderstanding with Azusa occurs and a rivalry with the tennis club Tinkerbell begins. When Chisa gets nervous and freezes up during the women's beauty pageant, Iori and Kohei think of a plan to cheer her on.

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The Gateway to the Past
40 votes

#16 - The Gateway to the Past

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - Season 1 - Episode 4

Towa decides to return to the feudal era to help Setsuna regain her memories. The trio enter the corridor leading to the feudal era, but within it awaits the spirit of a certain priestess.

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Stay This Way Forever
72 votes

#17 - Stay This Way Forever

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 19

Nordlicht finds themselves up against a massive foe in the middle of enemy territory, with no hope of escape and no reinforcements coming to help.

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Welcome Back
80 votes

#18 - Welcome Back

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 15

The members of Spearhead are reunited as a massive Legion offensive looms. With the next deadly phase of the war almost here, how will they spend their remaining hours?

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The World is but Rock n' Roll
5 votes

#19 - The World is but Rock n' Roll

Angel's 3Piece! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kyo and the girls have no success at all to gather attendants to the concert, and he then decides to return to school and ask for his classmates' help, while suggesting the girls to do the same at theirs.

A Reason to Fight / Nobility
80 votes

#20 - A Reason to Fight / Nobility

Noblesse - Season 1 - Episode 2

Two nobles, Regis and Seira, arrive at Ye Ran High School as part of their investigation into a series of incidents in Japan. Raizel and Frankenstein conceal their identities when they interact with the duo, but Regis and Seira realize that M-21 is a modified human and grow wary of him. Meanwhile, Tashiro is caught up in another fight with street punks on his way home from school...

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Cutest Girl
8 votes

#21 - Cutest Girl

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kasumi refuses to accept the fact that the School Idol Club has been disbanded and decides to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Karin tries to track down the elusive Setsuna Yuki.

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6 votes

#22 - Thunderclaps

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 4 - Episode 3

Military Police Commander Ulrich Kesler informs Reinhard that Count Alfred von Landsberg and Leopold Schumacher, two former members of the now-dissolved Lippstadt Nobles Coalition that fought against Reinhard during the Civil War, have reportedly infiltrated the Imperial capital of Odin. Unsure of their true intentions, Reinhard first asks Hilde to assure Annerose's safety, then summons Fezzani High Commissioner Boltik. It's June of the 489th year of the Imperial Calendar...

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A Stormy Night
9 votes

#23 - A Stormy Night

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 3 - Episode 3

Mittermeyer’s sense of justice has unleashed the wrath of Duke von Braunschweig, one of the most powerful men in the Empire. He may now be executed without going through military court. Fearing the worst, Reuenthal turns to Reinhard to save his best friend.

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