The Best Episodes Directed by Shinya Kawamo

Crushed Memento

#1 - Crushed Memento

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Season 1 - Episode 7

Arriving in the next world, Syaroan and the gang get harassed by the son of the lord there and his thugs. Shortly after, they meet a young girl by the name of Chu'Nyan who chasses the thugs off. When the son runs home to his father, we realize that his source of power is one of Sakura's feathers inclosed in a ball. Due to the wierd clothing that Syaroan and co. are wearing, Chu'Nyan then mistakes them for Mitteishu, or secret investigators from the government sent to the many kingdoms to right wrongs, and takes them to her house. After a long talk with them, she realizes that they couldn't possibly be Mitteishu she tells them about the evil lord of the area and how he murdered her mother. Later on, the young lord and his thugs burn down a townspersons house because they didn't pay their taxes. After a fight between them and Syaroan, Chu'Nyan only keepsake from her mother, her magical fan, ends up getting destroyed.

star 8.90
92 votes
The Afternoon Piano

#2 - The Afternoon Piano

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Season 1 - Episode 20

Syaoran and Kurogane go to a sword shop. Kurogane buys a longsword named Sōhi (Blue Ice) and Syaoran gets a sword called Hien (Scarlet Flame). After they buy the swords, Kurogane tells Syaoran not to unsheathe the sword yet because he isn't ready to use it yet. Fay buys a piano for The Cat's Eye but he doesn't know how to play it. Kurogane begins training Syaoran on how to counteract him being blind in his right eye by learning how to balance between his left and right side. A strange woman comes into the The Cat's Eye and starts asking Sakura where she's from and why she's here. Sakura goes into a trance and the woman starts playing the piano and Sakura starts singing. At the end of the episode Sakura is seen inside an egg shaped pod.

star 8.76
117 votes
The Chosen Tomorrow

#3 - The Chosen Tomorrow

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Season 1 - Episode 11

The villagers tried to attack the Ryanban's castle and are now under his control. To make matters worse, Syaoran sees that Chu'nyan and Sakura are trapped in a bubble and learns that if he attacks the villagers, the girls will feel the effects tenfold. But his determination gives him an edge in the fight as he finds out that the girls trapped inside the bubble are not the real Sakura and Chu'nyan.

star 8.75
119 votes

#4 - Surveillance

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Season 1 - Episode 14

Reiji and Cal go out to get clothes before he started to train her in firearms when he was told by Lizzie that McGuire wished to get details on Cal's training. Meanwhile, Claudia tells Reiji that she plans to use Godoh and his henchmen to smoke out Isaac as she believes that he's the one responsible for the shootings back in Los Angeles. Reiji shadows the Godoh group in Las Vegas before he finds one of the group's henchmen killed in his Las Vegas hotel room. Reiji pursues the supposed assassin towards the elevator when he caught a supposed glimpse of the assassin, who he thinks is Elen. However, Reiji thinks that Elen can't be alive since he remembers accidentally shooting her when the girl tried to protect Scythe Master from being killed back in San Francisco.

star 8.38
71 votes
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#5 - Name

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Season 1 - Episode 9

Reiji, now rejecting his Phantom codename Zwei, escapes with Ein while the rest of Inferno gets worked up on their escape. Ein had planned to commit suicide by shooting herself as she had no place to call home before Reiji stops her from killing herself. He consoles her and gives her a new name and identity of her own: Elen. Elen encounters Scythe Master in an alley after gunning down an armed man looking for her. Lizzie and Claudia capture Reiji in a parking lot when he was about to hotwire a car. Reiji was subsequently interrogated, being accused of assisting Scythe Master in rebelling against Inferno. Claudia offers Reiji assistance in saving Elen, locked up in an unknown location, by releasing his restraints and offering him a pistol for him to use. In return, Reiji promises Claudia that he would take care of Scythe Master.

star 8.33
76 votes
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#6 - Assassination

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Season 1 - Episode 4

Ein and Zwei are given the order to kill Don Lucio, the boss of a mafia family based in Dallas, Texas as their first assignment together. Because he never leaves his mansion, the two Phantom assassins have one chance in either making the mission work or not. With the unexpected help of Scythe Master, who drove in to assist the two assassins in making their getaway, Ein and Zwei were able to successfully kill their assigned target and flee for safety. The two were later sent abroad to lie low due to the success of their mission. Zwei contemplates on how he had been indoctrinated successfully by Inferno as a now skilled hired assassin and killer.

star 7.93
107 votes
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