The BEST episodes directed by Shin Itagaki

 The Cat and the Lizard
star
9.75
66 votes

#1 - The Cat and the Lizard

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 15

Sven learns of a group of sweepers that gather and team up to take out the more dangerous targets. After discovering that the group is after Creed Diskenth, Sven tries to prevent Train from learning, worried that this will cause Train to recklessly go after Creed again. To distract him, Sven has Train and Eve help a woman get back her pet lizard, Flora. They soon find out that this isn't the easy task they expected, as Flora isn't an ordinary lizard.

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The Love Cat
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9.69
67 votes

#2 - The Love Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 13

Kyoko, a member of the Apostles of the Stars, leaves the group, along with Charden. They are being targeted for their betrayal. Train and Eve go to see if there are any good bounties available to capture, and come across Kyoko. Another member of the Apostles of the Stars, Dr. Kanzaki, has plans to test a new experiment, a bullet that will supposedly turn whatever it hits into a monster. His intention is to use Kyoko as a test subject. Can Train stop him?

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 The Sprinting Cat
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9.69
67 votes

#3 - The Sprinting Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 18

Train and the others arrive on the island, where the Apostles of the Stars are located. Eve fights Leon, while the others attempt to get rid of the soldiers and other members blocking their way to Creed. Can the sweepers and Chronos defeat the Apostles of the Stars?

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The Cat's Showdown
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9.69
66 votes

#4 - The Cat's Showdown

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 19

The war against the Apostles of the Stars continues. While Sven fights against Preta Ghoul, Train confronts Creed. Sephiria informs Train that the only way to defeat Creed is with a titanium bullet. Creed, having given up on Train joining him, is determined to kill him. Who will win in this climactic battle?

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The Napping Cat
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9.67
66 votes

#5 - The Napping Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 16

Train travels toward a port where he can get a boat to reach Kraken Island, where the Apostles of the Stars are. He decides to take a faster route, and goes through a dangerous canyon. Train soon collapses, and later awakens in a strange house. He meets a girl who looks remarkably like Saya. He stays there for a while, and learns more about this mysterious girl called Saki, and of the troubles that confront her.

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 The Cat Deploys
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9.66
66 votes

#6 - The Cat Deploys

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 17

Chronos and the sweepers make plans to leave and go to the island where the Apostles of the Stars' headquarters is. Dr. Kanzaki, however, doesn't plan on letting the sweepers reach the island alive. He sends monsters to destroy the sweepers, leaving them with no choice but to fight before they can even reach the island.

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The Wounded Cat
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9.12
95 votes

#7 - The Wounded Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 7

Train awakens in Sven and Eve's company. Confused and saddened, he has to decide what course of action to take with his life next. As Sven goes out to get supplies, Eve comes to realize that she has to repent for her sins as well. Meanwhile, someone from Chronos is close by, looking to capture Eve.

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 The Grinning Cat
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9.11
96 votes

#8 - The Grinning Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 4

As Sven begins to put his plan into action, to save Eve from Torneo, Black Cat is right behind him. Meanwhile in the Torneo's basement the thief Rinslet discovers a shocking truth about Eve. Back upstairs Sven and Black Cat make their own attempts to get Eve, with their own reasons. Who will get Eve and what is the shocking truth?

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Large Cheese Pork Cutlet Curry Rice 1080kcal
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8.90
61 votes

#9 - Large Cheese Pork Cutlet Curry Rice 1080kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 3

Yo gets a lot of hassle from the class president, Ume Shiraume, due to him hanging around Hana. As Yo and Hana go to a supermarket, they meet a kendo club member named Yamahara, who invites them to join a group called the Hounds, who use teamwork to help members get half-priced bento. As Yo and Hana take a trial period with the group, Yo feels the bento he obtains this method don't taste as good as he thinks. After reminiscing about old times, Yo turns down Yamahara's offer, realising that food tastes best when you fight for it. Having realised the true meaning of half-price bento, Sen gives Yo and Hana keys to the club room. The next morning, Yo finds his childhood friend, Ayame Shaga, sleeping in his bed.

Pocari Sweat 125kcal
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8.89
53 votes

#10 - Pocari Sweat 125kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yo goes to visit Sen, who had been absent from school with a cold, where she discusses plans to fight against the twins for eel bentos in a few days. After another defeat by the twins, Yo and Ren learn from Ayame that they are the daughters of a chain store owner who came over from Yumehiro. Ren travels to Yumehiro to find out more while Ayame passes on Sen's message to the twins, although Sen's cold has gotten worse. Ren learns that, three years ago, the twins were driven out of Yumehiro by a brawler known as The Club of Hercules.

Domestic Eel Bento 790kcal
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8.87
54 votes

#11 - Domestic Eel Bento 790kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 12

With four hours left until the bento brawl and Sen still not over her fever, Yo decides to let her sleep in whilst he goes in her stead. On the way he encounters Hercules, who tells him something that causes him to run away. As the twins arrive at the store, they encounter Hercules, who is forcing the cooperation of the other wolves to exclude them from the fight, just like he did three years ago. However, Yo returns, having ran to build up an appetite which reminds the other wolves why they fight and convinces them to brawl fairly. After beating Hercules, Yo manages to convince the twins to join in the fight, where the twins are defeated and Yo wins the prize seal to share with Sen.

 The Hesitant Cat
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8.86
100 votes

#12 - The Hesitant Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 2

Sven goes back to his usual sweeper to find some more work. Not long after, a girl runs in with a couple of thugs not far behind. Sven steps in and drives the thugs off. After talking to the girl, he finds out that the thugs have her little sister hostage, and she has the ransom money for her sister's return. She offers Sven the money if he can get her sister back. Will Sven take the job?

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The Cat in the Dark
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8.86
99 votes

#13 - The Cat in the Dark

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sven accepts the task of rescuing Elena's sister, Eve, and makes an attempt to infiltrate the manor, but without success. Afterwards, Sven learns that Eve is not really Elena's sister, nor is Elena who she appears to be. Later, Sven discovers Eve in a park, and decides to talk with her, and he shows Eve there's a entire world outside the manor she's been held in. Unfortunately for Sven, Torneo's men find them, and forcibly take Eve back to the manor. Sven comes to realize that Eve is not merely a bio-weapon, she's a human being with thoughts and feeling of her own, and becomes even more determined to rescue her, no matter what the cost.

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Ginger Fried Pork Bento 852kcal
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8.84
56 votes

#14 - Ginger Fried Pork Bento 852kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ayame is revealed to be a wolf known as 'The Beauty of the Lake' who throws down a challenge to Sen. After barely escaping from the wrath of Ume, Ayame accompanies Yo and Sen to a bento brawl, where she and Sen fight for the same bento. As Sen manages to defeat Ayame and claim her bento, Yo finds himself against a tough opponent but manages to win in the end.

A Warm, Gentle Flavor I Remember from Long Ago at my Grandmother's House. A Japanese Dish Easy on Both Mind and Body. Plum...
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8.83
52 votes

#15 - A Warm, Gentle Flavor I Remember from Long Ago at my Grandmother's House. A Japanese Dish Easy on Both Mind and Body. Plum...

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 10

... and Dried Sardines over Rice with Plenty of Stewed Seasonal Vegetables Bento 480kcal Ayame is visited by Ren who tells her about a group called Orthros who are severely attacking other wolves and placing baskets on their heads. As Yo resumes his bento brawl duties, he becomes the latest victim to the Sawagi sisters. As Yo, Sen, Ayame and the others get together at a supermarket for a bento brawl the next day, Sen soon finds herself attacked by the sisters and, despite assistance from the others, is severely beaten.

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The Solitary Cat
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8.73
108 votes

#16 - The Solitary Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 1

Train, better known as Black Cat, completes another mission for Chronos, and is informed of his next mission. Later, Sven is inside a restaurant, planning how to catch his next target. A parade is happening outside, celebrating a new governor coming into office. One of the waitresses informs Sven that the new governor is also a gangster, the same man that Sven is targeting. A party is held that night, and Sven learns he isn't the only one targeting the governor. The infamous Black Cat is as well, though with a very different objective...

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Hokkaido Salmon Fish Soup 326kcal
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8.69
59 votes

#17 - Hokkaido Salmon Fish Soup 326kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 5

Yo goes through some hassle to meet up with Ayame, where he also meets Asebi Inoue, who gives bad luck to anyone she touches. As Yo goes to a store with the others, he finds himself up against Ren Nikaidō, who is part of a group known as Gabriel Ratchett, and gets severely beaten by someone known as 'Monarch'. After Yo regains consciousness, Ayame explains how the Monarch seeks revenge for some ancient slight, while Sen questions why she didn't warn Yu about him.

Bosomelet Bento 752kcal and Loco Moco Bulging Bento 1100kcal
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8.66
53 votes

#18 - Bosomelet Bento 752kcal and Loco Moco Bulging Bento 1100kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 7

Matsuba gives Yo, Sen, Ayame and Hana free tickets to an indoor swimming pool, where they also run into Ren. There, they discover even a swimming pool has half-priced bento, featuring a unique bento brawl across the pool. As the waves provide a feirce battlefield, Yo manages to achieve his prey, albeit not without an embarrassing comeuppance.

Hamburg Steak Loaded with Garlic Chives Bento 765kcal
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8.61
51 votes

#19 - Hamburg Steak Loaded with Garlic Chives Bento 765kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 8

Yo becomes hospitalised after jumping out of a window whilst trying to protect his Sega Saturn that Sen threw out the window, ending up completely wrapped in bandages. Meanwhile, a pair of twin sisters from Ayame's school both named Kyo Sawagi, the older of which appears to have a thing for Sen, infiltrate the hospital hoping to meet Sen. They mistake Yo for Sen and perform some curious inspections on him, leading to chaos when they actually learn the truth.

Deluxe Western and Japanese Food Assortment 2910kcal and Piping Hot Porridge Bento 340kcal
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8.50
54 votes

#20 - Deluxe Western and Japanese Food Assortment 2910kcal and Piping Hot Porridge Bento 340kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 9

Asebi decides to make Yo a homemade bento, where everything component tastes of something completely different. Meanwhile, Ume meets up with the Sawagi sisters concerning both Yo and Ayame trespassing on each other's schools. Later that night, as Hana has an accident with her computer whilst finishing up one of her erotic novels, Ume believes her to have fallen sick and comes over to tend to her 'fever'. As she does, she discovers one of Hana's books which she had posted Yo's face all over. As Ume goes to punish Yo for this, Yo reveals Hana's passion for writing gay fiction, but she does not believe him and beats him to a pulp.

Special Hokkaido Style Fried Chicken Bento 795kcal
star
8.34
58 votes

#21 - Special Hokkaido Style Fried Chicken Bento 795kcal

Ben-To - Season 1 - Episode 6

As Sen heads towards a store alone, Ayame learns about how Yū triumphed over the previous Monarch Butterfly, Matsuba, with Endo, her successor, wanting revenge on Yū's successor, Sen. As Ayame warns Yō about this, Sen, who had gotten severely beaten up by the Gabriel Retchetts, arrives at the Ralph Store to face against Endo. As Ren feels regret after hearing words of disappointment from Matsuba, the current God of Discounts, he tries to stop Endo but is knocked away. As the brawl begins, Yō and Ayame arrive and together they manage to defeat Endo. Afterwards, Ren follows Matsuba's advice and starts to live for himself. Meanwhile, Yū leaves the country to study overseas.

Not Love
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8.32
213 votes

#22 - Not Love

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 3

The daughter of the mayor starts seeing a mysterious man behind her father's back. Under suspicions that the man is a demon in disguise, Dante is sent to investigate, and ends up entangled in something bigger than just a love affair.

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My Battle Has, Only Just Begun?
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8.19
81 votes

#23 - My Battle Has, Only Just Begun?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 12

Overcoming her weakness means settling things with the Earth Dragon, Araba. The protagonist begins preparing to bring her full power to bear against her past trauma. But the ultimate Earth Dragon wields a hidden power that is practically unfair!

You Could Just Ignore It
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8.11
38 votes

#24 - You Could Just Ignore It

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior - Season 1 - Episode 10

After helping out at the cafe where Usa works, the residents of Kawai Complex sit down for tea, with the exception of Shiro, who stands outside in an attempt to get sunstroke. That is when Ghost Whisperer Hayashi appears. She's come to apologize for how she treated Usa previously.

The Arcana of Invocation
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8.08
105 votes

#25 - The Arcana of Invocation

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Schierke's shield withholds against the trolls, but an Ogre and Kelpie appear and cause further havoc. As Guts and Serpico fight them off, Schierke loses control of the water spirit and the town floods. Just as everything washes away, two fall in...

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Am I Getting Ahead of Myself?
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8.07
75 votes

#26 - Am I Getting Ahead of Myself?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 16

After evolving into a Zana Horowa, the protagonist has gained an amazingly OP skill! But ruining the moment is Administrator D, who makes contact once again. Reluctantly engaging in conversation, the protagonist learns a bit about reincarnation and the secrets of the world...

The Corruption of Qliphoth
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8.04
111 votes

#27 - The Corruption of Qliphoth

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 8

Farnese and Casca have been taken by the trolls to Qliphoth, an astral place between life and death. Just as Guts and his party save them, a member of God Hand appears...

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Transcend Force
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8.01
152 votes

#28 - Transcend Force

Hellsing - Season 1 - Episode 11

With the freak problems getting much worse, the Royal Knights arrange a meeting at Westminster with Integra to discuss the matter. In addition, the Queen will be meeting with them so they can conduct a ceremony with Integra. Because of the danger that the freaks may pose, the media is told that the meeting will take place at the Tower of London while in truth Integra's ritual is at the Hellsing castle. What is at the tower are Fargason and his men waiting for the freaks. However, it is they who are being waited on as Incognito and his freaks attack the tower. While waiting for the Queen, Alucard butts in and says that her queen isn't coming and heads off to fight.

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I Am Legend
star
8.00
6 votes

#29 - I Am Legend

Basquash! - Season 1 - Episode 1

Dan JD is a young basketball player that terrorizes the city of Rolling Town under his alias "Dunk Mask". When he invades a match of BFB (Big Foot Basketball), he gets himself in more trouble than he could handle.

The Berserker Armor
star
8.00
102 votes

#30 - The Berserker Armor

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 9

After rescuing Casca and Farnese, Guts has retained grievous injuries from his encounter in the spiritual realm. The group decides to take Guts back to Flora for treatment, only to discover that Griffith has sent an assault force to kill Flora.

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Rolling Thunder
star
7.97
228 votes

#31 - Rolling Thunder

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lady meets up with a strange demon-woman who has a lightning-like technique. Later it's revealed that the strange woman is Trish, Dante's former partner.

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The Last Promise
star
7.94
269 votes

#32 - The Last Promise

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 10

Dante is attacked by Barusa, a former servant of Sparda who now seeks the power of the Legendary Dark Knight. In the meantime, Barusa's brother tries to find a way to prevent the fight between Dante and Barusa.

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Showtime
star
7.90
241 votes

#33 - Showtime

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 11

Dante encounters Patty's mother, and Sid's carefully laid plans come to fruition as he finally harnesses the power of Abigail, a demon that fought against Mundus.

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I Guess, This Is a Class Reunion?
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7.89
73 votes

#34 - I Guess, This Is a Class Reunion?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 19

Between saving Sophia and helping people out, the protagonist has ended up being worshiped as a Divine Beast. As embarrassing as that is, it's not too bad... Meanwhile, Shun is reunited with some old friends in the Elf Village.

So I'm Still a Spider, So What?
star
7.89
81 votes

#35 - So I'm Still a Spider, So What?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 24

The protagonist has always sought a way to win the day, no matter how doomed she might seem. Shun has always readied his sword, no matter how bad the odds have looked. Where will these two indomitable wills ultimately find themselves? As a secret from across time is revealed, the connections are all made clear.

You Guys Are Kind of Awful, Huh?
star
7.88
75 votes

#36 - You Guys Are Kind of Awful, Huh?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 18

The protagonist is fully revived, and arrives in the town where the baby she once rescued, lives. It seems like she's being targeted by something... meanwhile, Shun has exited the Great Elroe Labyrinth, has arrived in the Kingdom of Sariella, that worships the goddess.

Blood Flow of the Dead
star
7.87
188 votes

#37 - Blood Flow of the Dead

Berserk (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 9

As Luca leads Guts, Ishidro, and Puck into the tower, Casca is brought to the torture chamber. Just as Mozgus attempts to torture her, however, there is an unexpected turn of events...

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I Can't Speak, Isekai?
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7.86
86 votes

#38 - I Can't Speak, Isekai?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 9

The revered hero, Julius, has returned from his epic journey. Shun is excited at first, but it's short lived when Julius announces he's headed for the Empire next. He claims that the demons are making troubling moves. And that it could mean a large-scale battle in the future...

The Black Witch
star
7.85
199 votes

#39 - The Black Witch

Berserk (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Guts is finally close to finding Casca, but Casca has caught the heretics' eye, and the Holy Iron Chain Knights are also homing in on the heretics' location...

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Did Mother, Send These Annoying Puppet Spiders?
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7.85
73 votes

#40 - Did Mother, Send These Annoying Puppet Spiders?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 15

With her mental link to Mother, the protagonist uses her Parallel Wills to launch a psychic attack. Things seem to be proceeding smoothly, but the lack of any struggle is unsettling... and turns out to be a clever trap set by Mother.

Who Is This, Geezer?
star
7.85
79 votes

#41 - Who Is This, Geezer?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 10

It's pretty clear that Overseer D is incredibly dangerous. But no sense worrying about that now! The protagonist heads upwards through the labyrinth. All while dreaming of eating plenty of food, and having a new home for herself. Meanwhile, an assault by demonic forces have the kingdom in danger.

Proclaimed Omens
star
7.84
87 votes

#42 - Proclaimed Omens

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 11

Guts and party resume their journey to Puck’s home, an island called Skellig that exist between the planes and is home to both elves and mages. Skull Knight warns Guts of the effects of using the Berserker Armor. At night they are attacked by giant humanoid crocodiles controlled by Kushan sorcerers.

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Once Upon A Time
star
7.83
221 votes

#43 - Once Upon A Time

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 8

A man named Aaron keep on insisting that Dante is his childhood friend Tony and that he and his mother used to live in a small town before being banished by the town folks after a devil attacked the town 20 years ago.

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Stylish
star
7.83
239 votes

#44 - Stylish

Devil May Cry - Season 1 - Episode 12

With Dante impaled and crucified in the demon dimension, it's up to Lady, Trish, Morrison and Patty to hold off Sid/Abigail's final assault on the world.

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Spirit Realm
star
7.82
114 votes

#45 - Spirit Realm

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 5

While speaking with the witch of the forest, she tells Guts she is much more knowledgable of his situation than he thought. She indicated someone has told her to expect them. Guts is keen on finally getting some answers to all of his questions, but the witch can sense Guts' inner turmoil. She has her young apprentice join Guts' band to help remove trolls from a nearby village.

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A Journey Begins in Flames
star
7.82
102 votes

#46 - A Journey Begins in Flames

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 10

In his new cursed armor, Guts does not feel pain. This makes him near unstoppable, to the point that even one of the apostles of light cannot defeat him. But even if he doesn't feel pain, the damage still remains, and the armor itself threatens to engulf his soul...

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Legend Is Dead
star
7.80
5 votes

#47 - Legend Is Dead

Basquash! - Season 1 - Episode 2

After one year of imprisionment, Dan finds that his performance at the stadium inspired players throughout the city, but the commotion he caused left him with a huge debt on his shoulders. To complicate matters, he is challenged by another skilled player: Sela D. Miranda AKA the "Platinum Gale".

Fight for Survival Against the Demonic Legion
star
7.79
110 votes

#48 - Fight for Survival Against the Demonic Legion

Berserk (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Guts' band are not welcomed kindly when they arrive to help dispel trolls from a nearby village. Despite this, they manage to be allowed to stay the night, hoping they can intercept the trolls. Soon enough, the trolls come, but unlike before where there were just a few...the entire heard comes storming upon the city.

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What Am I Doing?
star
7.76
76 votes

#49 - What Am I Doing?

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 17

There was once a legendary creature that dwelled within the Great Elroe Labyrinth, known only as the Nightmare. And there are creatures that the Nightmare created that still dwell in the labyrinth. Shun and his allies attempt to avoid the Nightmare's Vestiges, in order to cross through the labyrinth...

You're Rebelling? I'm, Self-Deprecating
star
7.75
75 votes

#50 - You're Rebelling? I'm, Self-Deprecating

So I'm a Spider, So What? - Season 1 - Episode 14

Our little spider gets involved in a human situation. On the other side, Hugo starts running his plan. What is going to change because of this? Will everyone be fine?