The BEST episodes directed by Shigeki Kawai

Constellation Dreams
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9.17
75 votes

#1 - Constellation Dreams

Galilei Donna - Season 1 - Episode 5

The next clue leads the sisters to the a cathedral Netherlands in a village that is the home of the Blue Hawks, a band of thieves with a grudge against Adnimoon for abandoning them. They initially act hostile until Hazuki lectured them about lawbreaking. Hozuki meets up with Theo, a young boy from the band aspiring to become an inventor. Theo shows Hazuki a telescope that he built to give to Karen, his childhood friend, and then gives him the sketch. However, Ludger, the leader of the Blue Hawks, sells out the band to Adnimoon in order to escape, and warns Theo and Hozuki that the village is about to be bombed. Instead of escaping, Theo goes back to the hideout to get Karen, who became too injured to walk in the attack retrieving the telescope. Hozuki attempts to rescue the Blue Hawks, but her request gets overridden and the Galileo escapes moments before the hideout was bombed, killing the members of the Blue Hawks.

A Princess in Slave Clothes
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8.63
161 votes

#2 - A Princess in Slave Clothes

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 22

The Rose Knights continue to fight off the Imperial Army at the Jade Palace. Shandy discovers the Pied Piper has planned another assassination attempt on Leilei. Pina has been formally accused of high treason and jailed…

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Shine Bright as the Sun
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8.44
163 votes

#3 - Shine Bright as the Sun

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 11

Rin finally manages to draw the demon sword. Shura tells him to, “Win a place for yourself in this world!” However, there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop the Impure King’s overwhelming growth. And if Suguro’s strength fails, the barrier will collapse!

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The Flame Dragon Once Again
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8.39
168 votes

#4 - The Flame Dragon Once Again

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 16

Itami has left in search of the powerful fire dragon. The SDF prepares a force to support him. Meanwhile, Chule baits Delilah into an assassination attempt on Noriko.

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The Hakone Mountain Night Battle
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8.37
216 votes

#5 - The Hakone Mountain Night Battle

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 9

Itami explains everything to his ex-wife Risa, who agrees to help him by bringing Rory, Lelei and Tuka for a shopping trip the next day while Akira accompanies Piña and Bozes to the library after both of them have taken interest in Boys-Love manga from Risa. Meanwhile, Itami meets with his old friend, Defense Minister Kanou Tarou, who orders him to bring their Special Region guests to a Hot Spring Inn guarded by the Japanese SFG. As Itami's group stays at the Inn for some fun and getting know Risa and Bozes' crush on Akira, three different Black Ops team enter the area via the forest and battle with the SFG. When the SFG manages to identity and informs Minister Tarou that two of the Black Ops operatives are foreigners, the Japanese Prime Minister is blackmailed by the US President who wants the SFG to stop attacking his Black Ops team so they can take the Special Region guests with them. The Prime Minister orders Tarou to tell his men to stand down but not before revealing he will be resigning. As the three Black Ops team heads to the Inn, Itami deals with a drunken and aroused Rory.

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I Love You!
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8.34
29 votes

#6 - I Love You!

BLEND-S - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Café Stile members are on a ski trip, when Dino finally decides to confess his feelings to Maika. However, there is an unexpected turn of events when Maika, right out of the bath, suddenly interrupts him. Is Maika going to beat Dino to the punch and confess her love for him?! The following day, Maika has an unforeseen, shocking confession for Kaho, Miu and Mafuyu.

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I'll Teach You ♡
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8.08
24 votes

#7 - I'll Teach You ♡

BLEND-S - Season 1 - Episode 10

A customer at Café Stile confesses to Mafuyu. However, she is immediately ready to reject, as not only is there a considerable height difference between the two, but her true self is too different from the character she plays at work. But even her little brothers have been worrying that she will never have a boyfriend. Meanwhile, Kaho’s string of failing marks at school prompts her mother to ban all video games unless she gets an average score or higher on the makeup test. Mafuyu agrees to supervise Kaho's study sessions, but…

Candid and Open
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7.95
161 votes

#8 - Candid and Open

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 12

The sight of a blue flame burning in the night sky is reminiscent of “Blue Night,” but has brought about a completely different result. Now that the incidents relating to the Impure King have been concluded, those affected are moving on.

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Strange Bedfellows
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7.81
177 votes

#9 - Strange Bedfellows

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Exwires arrive at Kyoto, and Ryuji, Konekomaru and Renzo take the opportunity to reunite with their families, while Rin and the others tend to the Exorcists of the Myoda Sect, who got wounded guarding the Right Eye of the Impure King. In the occasion, Rin meets Ryuji's father, and learns that Ryuji is resentful of him, as despite being the leader of the Myoda Sect, he is not respected by the others, as he relegated his duties since the Sect, which was weakened after losing several of its members on the Blue Night, joined the True Cross Order. Meanwhile, Todo, with the Left Eye of the Impure King replacing his own, contacts his mole inside the Sect, planning another attempt to steal the Right Eye.

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When the Sakura Blooms
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7.78
132 votes

#10 - When the Sakura Blooms

DARLING in the FRANXX - Season 1 - Episode 18

Squad 13 is told they will be abandoning Mistilteinn soon, and they decide to go out with a bang by making one last memory of their lives there.

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Swordsman's Pride
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7.74
201 votes

#11 - Swordsman's Pride

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 8

Kirito finds himself in a duel against the Elite Disciple Volo Levantein, using real swords. As the curious crowd looks on, Kirito is encouraged by Sortiliena, and the duel begins.

Small Beginnings
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7.74
191 votes

#12 - Small Beginnings

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 1

After his secret is exposed, Rin takes part in a special mission along Shura and Yukio to retrieve the "Left Eye of the Impure King", a demon relic that was stolen from the True Cross Academy's vault. In the occasion, they fail to retrieve it, but discover that the culprit is Saburota Todo, one of the exorcists in charge of the vault that was corrupted upon being possessed by a demon. After hearing that there was an attempt to steal the Left Eye's sister relic, the "Right Eye of the Impure King" in Kyoto, the Order sends a team there to investigate, including Shura, Yukio and the Exwires, who are in conflict after learning the truth about Rin.

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By the Waterfront Et Cetera (For Adults)
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7.73
26 votes

#13 - By the Waterfront Et Cetera (For Adults)

BLEND-S - Season 1 - Episode 6

A refreshing breeze blows on the riverbank where the Café Stile staff is having a get-together. Maika is excited despite the party-poopiness of the “indoor kids,” Kaho, Akizuki and Miu. Eventually, they start prepping for a barbecue, but a certain ingredient Maika brought takes them all aback. Dino and Maika make tentative plans to go to the beach next.

The Tides Of War Suddenly Turn
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6.87
15 votes

#14 - The Tides Of War Suddenly Turn

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 29

Xin has his first taste of fame, and Meng Wu is back to leading the Qin offensive. Will it go the same way as the last one, or does Meng Wu have a trick up his sleeve?