The BEST episodes directed by Shingo Suzuki

79 votes

#1 - Angel

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 13

Ibara and the other passengers rejoice after their train has successfully escaped from the Zone. But their celebration is cut short when they see a vengeful Kanon chasing after them in the Iron Spider, which they thought had been destroyed.

79 votes

#2 - Promise

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ibara and the Diversion Team are nervously waiting for the train to arrive when they are attacked yet again by the Ozu Sisters. After a fierce battle, Ibara manages to fend off the sisters and make it on board the train.

82 votes

#3 - Awakening

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Diversion Team find themselves in serious trouble when the 1st Division brings out their secret weapon, the Iron Spider. As Ibara tries to hold off the Ozu Sisters, Aoi is left with the task of stopping the Iron Spider alone…

83 votes

#4 - Human

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Coppelion set their escape plan into motion by dividing into two teams, with the Diversion Team led by Ibara, who is tasked with drawing the Ozu Sisters’ attention away from the others.

78 votes

#5 - Diversion

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 9

Haruto informs the group that a massive and lethal Zone is approaching the Planet. With time running out, Ibara comes up with a last-ditch plan to evacuate everyone from the area using an old abandoned train.

83 votes

#6 - Sisters

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 8

While heading to the hospital, Ibara and her team run into Cleanup Crew members Kanon and Shion Ozu, otherwise known as the Ozu Sisters. But to Ibara’s surprise, the Ozu Sisters turn against their former classmate…

85 votes

#7 - Haruto

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ibara is critically injured after getting caught in a blast caused by the 1st Division’s tank. Thanks to the efforts of Haruto and Taeko, Ibara manages to pull through, only to learn that a guilt-ridden Aoi has now secluded herself.

89 votes

#8 - Planet

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 6

Aoi’s careless action results in her being captured by the 1st Division. Realizing that the enemy is actually after the Coppelion and not the survivors, Ibara tries to rescue Aoi, only to be knocked unconscious by one of the men.

112 votes

#9 - King

K - Season 1 - Episode 13

Reisi and Mikoto continue their fight while Shiro tries to catch the Colorless King who's still in Kukuri's body. Helped by Kuro, who becomes his clansman, Shiro tricks the Colorless King to get out from Kukuri's body and trap him into his own body. Shiro teleports to where Mikoto and Reisi are and tells Mikoto to kill him while the Colorless King is still trapped in his body as only a king can slay another king. Mikoto does so, finally avenging Tatara's death but his Weismann level reaches its limit, which his Sword of Damocles is about to crash into the campus. Reisi is forced to kill Mikoto to prevent that which the latter shares some words with his fellow king before passing away peacefully. The Homra gang honors their late leader with a battle cry as they lose their powers. Neko and Kuroh escape the island, still believing Shiro is still alive.

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111 votes

#10 - Killer

K - Season 1 - Episode 11

After a confrontation between the Blue and Red Kings, Homra and Scepter 4 forces begin to clash. Mikoto goes off on his own to hunt down Shiro where he eventually finds him with Neko, Kukuri, and Kuroh. During the struggle between Mikoto and Kuroh, Reisi intervenes and strikes at Mikoto. Shiro, Kuroh, Neko, and Kukuri make the chance to escape when all of a sudden, Kukuri stabs Shiro. It is revealed that she is possessed by a White Fox spirit out to target Shiro. The possessed Kukuri escapes while Shiro begins to remember his memories and awakens as Adolf K. Weismann, the Silver King.

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109 votes

#11 - Knell

K - Season 1 - Episode 9

In the year 1945 at Dresden, Germany, Adolf and his older sister experiment a relic called the Slate that gives people magical powers. During a bombing raid, Adolf's sister is killed but he himself survives thanks to the power of the Slate. Distraught over her death, Adolf leaves Germany and brings the Slate into his airship Himmelreich. Back in the present, Reisi visits the Golden King, Daikaku Kokujōji, wanting to confirm if the immortal Adolf is really dead. Believing Adolf is faking his death, Reisi orders Scepter 4 to keep on eye on him. Meanwhile, a mysterious man calls Mikoto from Ashinaka where he mocks him and claims he killed Tatara. Angered, Mikoto breaks out of prison and overpowers Scepter 4. Reuniting with the rest of Homra, Mikoto and gang heads to Ashinaka.

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Adolf K. Weismann
106 votes

#12 - Adolf K. Weismann

K - Season 1 - Episode 12

Shiro, with his recovered memories as the Silver King reveals that his current body was once possessed by the new Colorless King (White Spirit Fox) who wanted to take over his original body to gain his power, but to no avail instead just possessing his body and not his powers. At that moment, his spirit had jumped to the Colorless King's recent body where he got amnesia. He uses his power to let the students of Ashinaka escape, at the same time cooperating with Kusanagi and Awashima to stop the two clansmen from fighting. Shiro asks Neko to become his first clansmen, and uses her power to find the Colorless King. After she successfully locates him, she passes out and Shiro leaves to confront the Colorless King.

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61 votes

#13 - Life

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 5

While heading to their next destination, the girls encounter a father and his pregnant daughter being attacked by a group of armed men.

68 votes

#14 - Hope

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 3

Vice Principal Mishima learns from the rescued Tanizaki about a man known as the Delivery Man believed to be their leader. Meanwhile, the girls follow a lead that unexpectedly takes them to the Delivery Man himself.

89 votes

#15 - Karma

K - Season 1 - Episode 6

Shiro begins to question his own identity after realizing there is an inconsistency between what he remembers and what actually happened. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Seri Awashima of SCEPTER 4 makes a visit to the bar owned by Izumo Kusanagi.

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80 votes

#16 - Kindling

K - Season 1 - Episode 8

Shiro finds out from his recovered memory about being involved with the Silver King. He contacts Reisi about his findings, while the rest of Scepter 4 tracks his location. When they reach the location they find out that the phone call was rigged by Shiro. Meanwhile, Reisi send his forces towards the Silver King's airship to take him into custody, unaware that Shiro, Kuroh, and Neko are secretly on a plane also heading to the ship, but as they approach, the Silver King sets off an explosion.

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89 votes

#17 - Key

K - Season 1 - Episode 7

Scepter 4 has finally tracked down Shiro as they prepare to arrest him. Neko creates an illusion in order for Shiro to escape, but is easily thwarted by Reisi who reveals that she has the power to manipulate people's minds by giving them false memories. While Kuro fights Reisi, Neko escapes with Shiro. When Kuro is nearly defeated, Shiro appears and reveals his true identity to them as the new Colorless King, using his power to let him, Kuro, and Neko escape. After they get away, Shiro convinces Neko to undo the amnesia spell on him to find out the truth.

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107 votes

#18 - Kaleidoscope

K - Season 1 - Episode 10

Homra takes over Ashinaka campus as they search for Shiro, Totsuka's killer. Scepter 4 also arrives and are ordered to stand by before they attack. Reisi confronts Mikoto, telling him his actions have gone too far. Reisi is willing to forgive Homra if they leave the campus and Scepter 4 will hunt down and punish Shiro for them but Mikoto refuses. Reisi warns Mikto if he kills Shiro, a King, he will lose control of his powers. Meanwhile, Shiro, Kuroh, and Neko manages to sneak into campus and decides to rescue their friends.

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123 votes

#19 - Coppelion

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the not-so-distant future, a catastrophic event has turned the old capital of Japan into a wasteland, forever changing the lives of its people. Decades later, three schoolgirls set foot into the now forsaken city.

88 votes

#20 - Knife

K - Season 1 - Episode 5

Shiro, Neko and Kuroh heads to the city to buy more fireworks for the festival. Meanwhile Seri and Saruhiko arrives at Ashinaka and orders the principal to give them all their information on Shiro, unaware he had just left. While Saruhiko illegally access the student council's computer to find Shiro in the student database, Misaki and Rikio asks the students for information about Shiro but due to their looks and Misaki's temper, they only scared them. Saruhiko soon encounters Misaki and Rikio, where he mocks and insults his former friends which angers Misaki to fight him. The fight is soon stopped by Seri who orders Saruhiko to returned to Scepter 4 as neither the school or it's database has a record of Shiro being a student at Ashinaka. When Misaki asks a female student about Shiro before leaving, the student, Kukuri tells him she has no idea who Shiro is.

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67 votes

#21 - Sunset

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Coppelion succeed in bringing down the monster crow, which then crash-lands in one of the Zones. When the girls arrive at the site, they discover that a company named YELLOW CAKE is responsible for dumping high-level waste into the Old Capital.

Knock-on Effect
91 votes

#22 - Knock-on Effect

K - Season 1 - Episode 4

Shiro desperately tries to find a possible alibi in order to prove to Kuroh he was not there during the time of the video. Meanwhile, Homura and Scepter 4 are able to close in on Shiro's whereabouts. Thanks to Kukuri who is able to provide proof that Shiro was with her during the time of the shooting, Shiro and his friends prepare for the school festival. When he goes to his dorm and opens his closet, he is shocked to discover a bloody school uniform that matches the murderer's picture which leads Shiro to rethink the whole situation. As he contemplates, Yata and Kamamoto arrives at Ashinaka.

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95 votes

#23 - Kitchen

K - Season 1 - Episode 3

In a flashback, Mikoto surrenders to Reisi rather than fight him. As Reisi interrogates Mikoto, he wonders why the Red King has yet to choose his successor. Meanwhile Shiro asks Kuroh who were the people with powers chasing him and the "Kings". Kuroh reveals Japan is secretly being ruled by seven psychic clans called the Seven clans of Color, each ruled by a King. Unlike the Red Clan Homura and Blue Clan Scepter 4, whose clans posses the power of fire and ice respectively, his late master's clan, the Colorless Clan, have the power of premonition. Before his master, Ichigen Miwa passed away, he had a vision that his successor, Shiro, might become evil, which Kuroh is tasked to kill him if there is proof. Shiro convinces Kuroh the video released by Homura might be a fake and he shouldn't use that to quickly judge him that he is evil without knowing him first. Kuroh agrees to stop attacking him and get know to Shiro but if he ever turns evil, he will kill him.

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18 votes

#24 - Kings

K - Season 2 - Episode 13

Nagare informs that Neko was also present in the Kagutsu Incident, and she manipulated her own memory to live as a cat. Meanwhile, as Awashima stand ready to kill Munkata should his Democles reach Down, Anna takes the power of Red from all her clansmen and opens a path from the top to the place where Nagare, Shiro and Neko are, exposing them to the Democles of all the four kings. Kuro defeats Yukari and reaches Shiro. Meanwhile, Shiro tells Nagare that he has calculated that the power of Democles Down is enough to counter the power of the Slates and both can negate each other. He maximizes the Weismann level to the limit and brings the Democles down and effectively negates the power of the Slates. This results in Nagare's death, since he was only alive using the power of the Slates. On the other hand, since all the Democles disappear, Munakata is saved from death. Iwa arrives and asks them to escape the building, which is collapsing from explosions, but he stays back with Nagare. As everyone evacuates, the Silver King tells Kuro and Neko that he has to leave Shiro's body, since it was borrowed and he was only able to contain in it due to the power of the Slates, and that he has to return it to the original owner. In the epilogue we see that Neko has become a student in the school and the Silver King has returned into his earlier body and is a teacher in the same school.

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104 votes

#25 - Future

Coppelion - Season 1 - Episode 2

The girls encounter a man searching for his missing child. Hearing that the child may have wandered into a dangerous area, the girls rush to find the child before it’s too late.

20 votes

#26 - Kickdown

K - Season 2 - Episode 7

Green King Hisui Nagare enters battle. Unleashing his tremendous power, Hisui quickly makes his way up towards Mihashira Tower, where the other three kings stand by ready to face him.

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139 votes

#27 - Kitten

K - Season 1 - Episode 2

Shiro manages escape from Kuoh by tricking him. As he heads back to Ashinaka in disguise, Homura offers a 10 million Yen reward on Shiro. As he heads to his dorm room, his pet Neko, suddenly transforms into a naked girl. However, Kuoh manages to track him down but is lead into a wild goose chase throughout the campus no thanks to Neko who uses her illusion powers to confuse him. After an exhausting chase, Kuoh gives up the notion of killing Shiro and cooks dinner for him and Neko.

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Knuckle Bump
20 votes

#28 - Knuckle Bump

K - Season 2 - Episode 12

In a flashback, Munataka informs Yata that Fushimi went to the Green clan on his orders, since he was the only one capable of a successful infiltration, even knowing that it might result in his death. In the present, the Red clan members attack and cover the Green's hideout, making a way for the Silver King, Shiro and Neko to reach Nagare. In the meantime, Munakata, with the help of the Blue clansmen, defeats Iwa. As this happens, Munataka's Democles is reaching Down. Yata and Fishimi fight and defeat Sukuna and Yata tells him that if he is ready to go so far for the Blue King, then he has already accepted him as his king, and so is not a traitor. As Kuro and Yukari fight, Shiro and Neko reach Nagare.

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68 votes

#29 - Knave

K - Season 2 - Episode 1

A year has passed since the School Island incident, where four of the seven kings fought for their lives to stop the evil Colorless King. Since then, Silver King Yashiro Isana has gone missing and the Green Clan JUNGLE has become more active in...

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22 votes

#30 - Keeper

K - Season 2 - Episode 6

Shiro gathers SCEPTER 4 and HOMRA to inform them about the Green King's past...

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Kid's Room
20 votes

#31 - Kid's Room

K - Season 2 - Episode 9

Kusanagi and Awashima infiltrate a party hosted by JUNGLE to get the list of attendees who are tied to the Green Clan. However, their attempt is thwarted by an unexpected figure.

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18 votes

#32 - Kali-yuga

K - Season 2 - Episode 11

As the Slates liberate power to all mankind, chaos arises among people. Nagare keeps all paths except the Yomito Gate closed and asks Iwa to 'greet' the Blue King while he guards the Slates. He tells Iwa that he can't be beaten since keeping connected to the Slates enables him to use his power without being limited to time. As Munakata and Goki advance towards the tower where the Slates are kept and are blocked by the Jungle U rank members. The Blue clan members gather intel and observe Munakata and Goki approch the Green clan members. Watching this, Awashima resigns from Sceptre 4, since she wants to join Munakata. As she hands over the rights of acting Captain to Akiyama, he orders Sceptre 4 to intercept the Green clan. As Fushimi opens the gates for the Blue King, he is deemed to be a traitor by Nagare and Sukuna starts a duel to death with him. As Iwa meets Munakata and Goki, the Silver blimp lands just behind Iwa, uninfluenced by his fog. Iwa and Munakata start to clash.

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34 votes

#33 - Kindness

K - Season 2 - Episode 2

Blue King Reisi Munakata summons Kuro to SCEPTER 4 to learn more...

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19 votes

#34 - Keystone

K - Season 2 - Episode 10

Fushimi rises to the J rank and also becomes an administrator of the game. Captain Munakata steps down as Captain, after being fired by the Prime Minister, for being responsible for the thievery of the Slates. The Blue clan members are detained until further notice. It also seems that there are plenty of Green clan memebers at Government positions and that they are favoring the Green over the Blue. Anna tells Kusanagi that Shiro intends to destroy the Slates. When Munakata arrives at HOMRA, Anna tells him too about Shiro's decision to destry the Slates. He tells them that he still intends to aim for order, even when his Democles Sword is in danger. He remembers how the situation is similar to an year ago, when he was trying to stop the Red King. He also tells them that the alliance between the Kings is void, since he is no longer the Captain. Shiro comes up with an idea to destroy the Slates through his research. He also gives Kuro and Neko silver coins with the new symbol of the Silver clan and Kuro names the Silver clan as Hakumaitou. Shiro and Anna are influenced as the Slates are liberated.

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20 votes

#35 - Kaput

K - Season 2 - Episode 8

Tenkei Iwafune is revealed to be the Gray King, who was thought to have died years ago during the Kagutsu Incident. Once a man of great virtue and compassion, Iwafune has since abandoned his own ideals to serve the Green King instead.

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24 votes

#36 - Ken

K - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Red, Blue and Silver Clans agree to form an alliance to stand against the Green Clan...

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156 votes

#37 - Knight

K - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri but on the way he gets chased by several men. He was the saved by Kuro Yatogami who claims that he wants to put an end to all evil.

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31 votes

#38 - Kismet

K - Season 2 - Episode 3

Green King Nagare Hisui orders his two most powerful clansmen...

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27 votes

#39 - Knot

K - Season 2 - Episode 4

Silver King Yashiro Isana finally makes his return...

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Cocoon Cocoon
34 votes

#40 - Cocoon Cocoon

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 11

The menacing man introduces himself as Daichi Nagaoka, an old associate and former Hand Shaker partner of Makihara. He also introduces the white-haired girl beside him as Mayumi Akutagawa, who is none other than Koyori's twin sister. Koyori's sinister past is revealed through a flashback concerning both Makihara and Nagaoka, as well as the Akutagawa professors. Like Makihara and Nagaoka, the Akutagawa professors are Hand Shaker partners and scientists striving to discover the mystery behind Hand Shakers' existence. To help in their research, they draw one another into the Ziggurat (the two parties being two pairs of Hand Shakers) and there, Mrs Akutagawa gives birth to two white-haired twin girls: Mayumi and Koyori. Being born in the Ziggurat, the twins are naturally gifted Hand Shaker powers and become partners. While the Akutagawas are ecstatic with the success of their project, this soon proves to be a curse as the twins, being children, are easy targets. This also results in them unable to lose or let go of each other hands lest they die. The Akutagawas, filled with regret, slowly but surely get infatuated with the possibly of meeting God and killing him to protect their daughters and end this battle. It is also at this time when Makihara and Nagaoka stop being Hand Shakers as their relationship worsens and they lose their will to fight together. True to their word, the Akutagawa professors depart to kill God, but have never returned. Then Koyori and Mayumi abruptly lose all their memories, powers of speech and movement, and fall into a coma. Wishing to fulfil the Akutagawas' dream, Nagaoka kidnaps Mayumi and puts her on drugs, turning her into his Hand Shaker partner and leaving Koyori and Makihara for good. Returning to the present, Tazuna, Koyori, Mayumi and Nagaoka are drawn into the Ziggurat as they prepare to do battle.

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Festival and Carnival
38 votes

#41 - Festival and Carnival

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tazuna returns to Makihara's lab, and questions him about his identity, to which Makihara reveals the truth that he was once a Hand Shaker. With much on his mind about it, Tazuna is further forced to help with the school's festival, where Tazuna's class is setting up a booth with free snacks. Asked to approach Lily, Tazuna apologises for the incident, to which Lily bats it away, and casually offers help, but turns out is unable to. Tazuna then asks Chizuru and Hayate for help, to which Chizuru makes Koyori wear a kimono to advertise their company. Problem solved with getting ingredients, Koyori then reveals her interest in cooking and offers to help out with the booth. After a busy two days of working, Koyori prepares a special meal for Tazuna.

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Meet Yet
37 votes

#42 - Meet Yet

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 5

During a trip around the city, Koyori and Tazuna get separated, and Tazuna goes around the whole city searching for her, fearing she will die. Koyori is confronted by the friendly Riri "Lily" Hojo, the student council president of Tazuna's school. She kindly takes Koyori with her to a card tournament, where she calls Tazuna but he does not pick up. Koyori spends the rest of the afternoon with Lily and her younger brother, Masaru, a mature young boy who is also a card game champion. The siblings play a few card games with her to pass the time, while Lily makes frequent attempts to call Tazuna. Meanwhile, he meets an odd man outside Makihara's lab, who knows a lot about Hand Shakers and Makihara. Frightened, Tazuna leaves hastily, and finally picks up Lily's call. Koyori and Tazuna finally reunite, but when Lily holds Masaru's hand, the world shifts to that of Ziggurat, and the siblings reveal their true identities as Hand Shakers and their Nimrods: two decks of shuffling cards, one pink and the other blue.

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Finally Fairy
35 votes

#43 - Finally Fairy

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 9

Tazuna's condition worsens as he soon gets a high fever. In his present condition, Makihara then forbids Tazuna from leaving the house to fight. However, Tazuna storms out at the protests of his parents and takes Koyori along. Drawing Kodama and Hibiki into the Ziggurat, they once again begin to duel. Within minutes, Tazuna is at his limit. Dealing the last blow, Kodama delivers a favourite quote of hers: True strength comes from an unbreakable will. These words spark Koyori's wish to protect Tazuna as much as he had protected her, resulting in an unexpected transformation. Changing into a white-clad fairy, Koyori successfully earns her Nimrod as well as her power of speech. With both pairs of Hand Shakers on even ground, Koyori uses her keen observation skills to predict Kodama's movements just as she had done with Masaru's cards and the two win to Kodama's utmost despair.

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Lead by Red
36 votes

#44 - Lead by Red

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 2

Makihara finally settles down sufficiently to explain that Koyori and Tazuna are now a group of Hand Shakers, two people that combine abilities to challenge God through holding hands, thus the name Hand Shakers. This act also enables them to stay in the twisted reality of Ziggurat, where other Hand Shakers battle with one another and is also the very core of their Nimrod, or power. Makihara is researching the various reasons of Hand Shakers' existence, and originally planned to keep Koyori asleep before she found her partner, lest her life force be drained. However now, with Tazuna, Koyori can live on, and Makihara takes the both of them to Tazuna's house, lying that Koyori will be staying with them as she is on an exchange program in Tazuna's school. With the price of constantly holding hands, this results in embarrassing moments in the bathroom, and many rumours spreading around school that the duo are a couple. Meanwhile, three business partners bid goodbye after a meeting, one of them being a tiny young girl that is believed to be a middle school student who is an intern, but it turns out she is the boss of a certain company known as Centeolt, with the name of Chizuru Mitsudera, accompanied by her subordinate, a tall lanky man named Hayate Azuma.

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Conductor to Contact
59 votes

#45 - Conductor to Contact

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 1

High school student Tazuna Takatsuki is a kind young fellow who is in love with mechanics, stopping anytime to help anyone fix anything problems that have to do with mechanics, and he is almost always successful. When he goes to an university to meet a scientist named Nagamasa Makihara who has requested his help in fixing something, only to come across a hospital room where a young girl with short white hair is lying unconscious on a bed. Reminded strongly of his deceased sister, Tazuna approaches the girl, only for her to wake up and reach for his hand. The moment their hands make contact, both of them are transported to an alternate reailty, where Tazuna collapses, only to wake up to find himself back in the room, with the girl awake and Makihara dancing with glee. Makihara barely explains the details clearly, only bluntly stating that Tazuna cannot let go of the girl, Koyori Akutagawa's hand or else she will die. When Tazuna looks up however, Makihara is gone, and the duo are attacked by metal chains snaking through the walls. The two escape, only to be confronted by a rebellious-looking man that controls the chains, along with a young woman treated like a puppy dog. The man roughly introduces himself as Break and the girl Bind, but makes one point clear: he has come to kill them. Tazuna and Koyori runs, but the chains are everywhere. It seems the two are doomed, when metallic gears materialize suddenly, forming a protective barrier around Koyori and Tazuna before taking the form of a sword. Together, Tazuna and Koyori stab Break as Bind reaches her limit, and wins the battle.

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Emperor of Fortune
38 votes

#46 - Emperor of Fortune

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 6

The two pairs of Hand Shakers summon their Nimrods, and Lily and Masaru then disappear into thin air. This is followed by a barrage of attacks from nowhere, which Koyori recognises comes from the attack cards in the much-loved card game "Precious Memories", the game Masaru excels most at. Unable to pinpoint the attacks, Tazuna and Koyori are at a losing end as they dodge attacks barely to make their way to Lily and Masaru, who have reappeared on a skyscraper. Due to Koyori's experience with Masaru's playing, she manages to predict his attacks while Tazuna defends them with his sword, and the duo get closer. Running out of cards, Masaru bades Lily give him her retrot cards, and he converges it into one final attack, but to no avail. Despite Tazuna's injuries, Lily and Masaru are defeated.

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Kitten Kitchen
34 votes

#47 - Kitten Kitchen

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 10

Koyori and Tazuna are hired by Chizuru at one of Cocktail Corn's premises. During work hours, Hayate reveals his true feelings about his boss to Tazuna and Koyori, causing Chizuru to misunderstand that he loves her. At their break, Koyori and Tazuna also come across Lily and Masaru, who enlists Tazuna's help in taking care of his older sister while volunteering to teach Tazuna how to play "Precious Memories". While shopping, the two come across Kodama making a live concert on a makeshift stage. Approached by Hibiki who formally reintroduces himself, he promises that there are no hard feelings between them. Satisfied after a great day, they bump into Makihara. After being thoroughly overjoyed at Koyori's newfound ability to speak, his joy is short-lived however as they are soon approached by the menacing man Tazuna had met previously on his quest to find Koyori. Emerging with him is another girl with an uncanny resemblance to Koyori holding his hand, as Makihara grows grim with understanding.

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Sing a Sonic
37 votes

#48 - Sing a Sonic

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 8

While shopping, Tazuna and Koyori get thrown into another Hand Shaker battle. This time, they are up against Kodama Awaza, a popular idol famed for her singing and widely recognisable through her prominent pigtails and use of proverbs. Accompanying her as her partner is her portly manager Hibiki Moriyama. As they begin to duel, Kodama gains the upper hand as her Nimrod begins to affect the world of Ziggurat directly, forcing Tazuna and Koyori to retreat as Kodama prepares to deal the final blow. In the process of escaping, Tazuna is gravely injured and brought back to Makihara's lab for recuperation and recovery. When he is finally discharged, Koyori reveals her worries of being her burden to him due to her absence of a Nimrod to Lily while crying bitterly over Tazuna.

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Live Lab
37 votes

#49 - Live Lab

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tazuna lures Hayate and Chizuru to the rooftop of a temple, where their shadow clones are ineffective and Tazuna successfully traps Chizuru and injures Hayate. Winning the battle, the two groups of Hand Shakers return to Makihara's lab, where they caution Tazuna about constantly holding hands with Koyori and revealing their identity. They also explain clearly how they are transported to Ziggurat, either within a kilometre range of one another or by targeting other groups. Despite suffering bitter defeat, the duo offer to be Tazuna and Koyori's guides around the world of Ziggurat.

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Blade and Dagger
37 votes

#50 - Blade and Dagger

Hand Shakers - Season 1 - Episode 3

Makihara gives Koyori a check-up, and informs Tazuna that he can let go of her hand for a maximum of fifteen minutes now, and can also eat real food. While out for lunch, Chizuru and Hayate spot Koyori and Tazuna working together in the kitchen to make the appliances more effective, and Hayate takes this chance to thank Tazuna for helping to fix his car previously. Mistaking them to be a couple, Chizuru offers to take them to the restaurant run by their company for a date. The "couple" goes, and after a wonderful time, Chizuru and Hayate reveal themselves to be Hand Shakers. Fighting ensues, but Tazuna's gears prove to be ineffective against Chizuru's circular blades, known as Dagger Blades, and Hayate's sword, known as Blade Shadow. With double Nimrods and shadow clones, this pair of Hand Shakers prove to be more than a match for Tazuna and Koyori, who has no way to fight.

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