The BEST episodes directed by Shunji Yoshida
#1 - The Public Embarrassment Chapter
When They Cry - Higurashi - Season 3 - Episode 1
Realizing that he forgot to pack his bathing suit while rushing to meet his friends at the pool, Keiichi borrows a pair of trunks from Mion's uncle, who claims that these trunks have the magical ability to make women attracted to whoever writes their name on them.
#2 - ―Grayland is in the House―
The Severing Crime Edge - Season 1 - Episode 13
Iwai carries the wounded Emily as a forest fire spreads. She sympathizes with Emily telling how much their father cared about them. The murderous Kiri appears and walks up to Iwai touching her body and then violently cuts her hair. Kiri then regains conscious and passes out. Iwai realize she mustn’t forget how painful fear is, and her hair suddenly grows long again. Later, as Kiri is being hospitalize at a clinic owned by the Gossip after Emily called for a rescue department. Iwai and Emily take a bath together as they recover from their injuries and form a sister relationship. Emily intimates Iwai if she and Kiri are dating or ever had sex, Iwai admits she has feelings for Kiri, in spite of how scaring he can be. Meanwhile, Kiri wakes up from his medicinal bed he gets an unexpected visit by Lady Violet Witchy. She gives Kiri a rough discussion on the Killing Goods and their Authors. Then she impulsively gives him his first kiss before saying that his days as a murder are far from done. The next day, Kiri is overjoying to cutting Iwai's hair once again with his scissor.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - ―Before the Game―
The Severing Crime Edge - Season 1 - Episode 5
Kiri and Iwai have made plans to cut her hair during the school trip. Iwai is enjoying the new experiences she is having as Kiri frets over his relationship status with Iwai. The school trip is thrown into chaos when a new Author makes an attempt on the Queen.Watch Now:Amazon
#5 - Two Mirrors: Wandering
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 25
Mr. Tsuyuki and Mr. and Mrs. Hasue, among others, have formed a mob. Mr. Tsuyuki convinces the others that they must kill Takuma. Hotaru looks for her brother, who is nowhere to be found, but she finds the book about Hell Girl, and runs away with Takuma.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Carnival
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 12
Kazuki, Tokiko, and Bravo infiltrate the LXE's base only to find out Dr. Butterfly and his army of Homunculi are targeting Kazuki's school. While Bravo engages in battle with the Homunculus in the base called Moonface, Kazuki and Tokiko defends the school from Dr. Butterfly and his army.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#9 - Two Mirrors: Fake Hell Correspondence
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 8
Baba Shouko is a teacher everyone dislikes because she frequently scolds students and is very strict. A fake Hotline to Hell was created by somebody and it is circulated among students who were just scolded by Baba sensei. Tracing was carried out and they concluded that a student named Ikami Waka created and circulated the fake Hotline to Hell. However, Ikami claims that she did not do it. On the same night, another teacher named Kuriyama Mami calls Ikami and tells her that it was Baba who made the fake Hotline to Hell, blames her for it and told Ikami to come to school. Mami-sensei waits in school for Ikami to come and tried to convince Ikami to access the real Hotline to Hell to send Baba to hell. To her surprise, the one who turned up is Ai. Mami and Ai already knew each other from their pasts. The truth is Mami was the one who created the fake Hotline to Hell and blamed the students for it. It was all because Baba scolded Mami when she was young and she blames Baba for all her problems. Baba comes and types in Mami's name into the real Hotline to Hell, as a punishment for an attempt to use her students as sacrifices. Baba agrees to go to hell as she blamed herself for coaching a teacher like Mami.
#10 - Three Vessels: Yuzuki
Hell Girl - Season 3 - Episode 25
Yuzuki lived happily with her parents, until her father, a bus driver, died in a bus crash due to faulty brakes. The whole town accused the Mikage family of murder and being irresponsible. Sick and without means to support herself she decides to leave.
#11 - Two Mirrors: Soft Paper Balloon
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 21
A young woman is trying to get her ex-boyfriend to get back together with her for the sake of her and the child she's carrying. She has the straw doll in case he refuses, but she is obsessively pursuing a reunion. Her story is intersected with Hone Onna's story. Originally, Hone Onna was a young woman named Tsuyu who was sold into prostitution to cover the debts of her lover. Tsuyu used to make paper ball balloons to sell. After a few years, Tsuyu is joined by a younger prostitute named Kion. Kion feels inferior to Tsuyu and ultimately betrays her, resulting in the violent death that transforms Tsuyu into Hone Onna. Back in the present day, the young lady sends her ex to hell, then attempts to jump off a bridge. Hone Onna realizes the spirit of Kion, who was wounded by her lover after she revealed her pregnancy and then jumped off a bridge, has been possessing women and forcing them to kill themselves by jumping off bridges. Kion tells Hone Onna it was nice to see her again, then vanishes, still on her path of vengeance. Hone Onna asked Ai to please pick Kion up someday, as Ai saved her from an eternity of sorrow and anger.
#12 - Till Death Do Us Part
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 11
Tokiko proceeds to eliminate the twins but is stopped by Kazuki who argues that they are still human and deserve to live. Shusui inflicts a critical wound on Kazuki while he is distracted. However, Ouka uses her buso renkin and absorbs Kazuki's wound damage claiming that Kazuki is someone they can trust. As Ouka begins to die, Kazuki, Tokiko, and Shusui are able to avert her death with the healing properties of the kakuganes. The next day, Kazuki and Tokiko visit Ouka in the hospital who reveals that her brother had left to train in order to rid himself of LXE's corruption.Watch Now:Apple TV
#13 - Period
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 26
Tokiko attacks Papillion in an attempt to settle the debt Kazuki made with him. Papillion makes no move until she threatens the large flask behind, which contains something he wishes not to be destroyed. Tokiko, thinking its his weapon to destroy the world, manages to crack the flask open only to reveal a white kakugane, made in one month from scratch. As everyone watches, the moon shines a light like the sun, proving that Muto Kazuki still lives on. Using aid from the General and others, Buster Baron launches into space to retrieve Kazuki. But upon his return, Papillion chooses this time for his duel. What outcome will this duel between Papillion and the now human Kazuki be? What will happen to Victor? The end of Busou Renkin is here.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - An Intermediate Existence
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 15
After a short battle, Victor concludes that it would take too much time to defeat Kazuki and leaves the school. After reuniting with Captain Bravo, Papillon leaves to research Victor in order to turn Kazuki back into a human being. The next day, they decide to head to the beach where Tokiko runs into Gouta Nakamura. He tells Tokiko to meet with him at night for important information.Watch Now:Amazon
#15 - A Decision Is Required
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 22
The Alchemist Warriors find and engage Victor in battle. Meanwhile, Kazuki, Tokiko, Gouta, and Papillon arrive at the school and meet a mysterious figure who introduces herself as Victoria and leads them to her brain in a vat mother, Alexandria, the creator of the black kakugane. Alexandria reveals her creation, a white kakugane, and explains it is able to negate the effects of the black kakugane. However, with only one in existence, Kazuki must decide whether to use it on himself or Victor.Watch Now:Amazon
#16 - Two Mirrors: Bubbles Under the Surface
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 2
Yayoi's sister, Sumire is missing. She is constantly hearing the sound of bubbles from underwater. She after a while begins to realize her sister is dead. But because she doesn't know the identity of the killer, she can't get onto the website to get her sister's revenge. She blames herself for Sumire's death because Sumire vanished on a day Yayoi didn't walk with her. Yayoi falls into a fountain and has a vision of what happened to her sister. Sumire was kidnapped, raped, killed, and dumped in a lake, which explains the bubbles. Yayoi knows the identity of the killer and sends him to Hell for Sumire.Watch Now:Apple TV
#17 - Three Vessels: Trap of Temptation
Hell Girl - Season 3 - Episode 16
Naowa sends a coworker to hell because of his suspicious behavior.
#18 - Whoo, a Mixer with Kyoko!
Is This A Zombie? - Season 2 - Episode 8
Kyoko returns, offering to reveal Chris's weakness, but only if Ayumu will keep her sufficiently entertained. She wants him to throw her a big blind-date party, with lots of people. Will getting all of the arrangements made be too much for Ayumu?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - New Strength
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 16
That night, Gouta calls Tokiko out and tells her that Kazuki will be killed. Captain Bravo tells Kazuki that in six weeks, Kazuki will be passively draining energy from those around him like Victor and that Bravo has been ordered to kill Kazuki before the transformation is complete. In a short battle, Bravo handily defeats Kazuki, and leaves him for dead by throwing his inert body into the ocean.Watch Now:Amazon
#21 - No, Get Lost, Good Sir
Is This A Zombie? - Season 2 - Episode 4
Thinking he is doing him a favor, Orito invites Ayumu out to a restaurant run by the vampire ninjas, which offers a full course of unsociable service. Afterward, the two of them engage the ninjas in a mood-changing contest, to win the cost of their meal.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#22 - To Protect Someone
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 5
Kazuki and Tokiko retreat to form a plan on how to defeat the eagle Homunculus but not all goes as planned when Tokiko receives possibly critical injuries. Hurt but not out for the count the eagle Homunculus plans to target Tokiko, but Kazuki won't hear of it and they face off in an exciting and explosive duel. Kazuki learns the reason behind this Homunculus's awesome strength is quite similar to the source of his own will to fight. When the battle turns against him and all seems lost Kazuki decides to go for broke and unleash a powerful but dangerous attack. With Tokiko's life on the line will Kazuki succeed in defeating the Homunculus? And even if he does with only one day left can he hope to save Tokiko's life?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#23 - Signs Of Death
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 13
After defeating the Homunculi, the flask Dr. Butterfly has with him activates and begins to drain energy from everyone inside the school. Papillon appears with his own buso renkin activated and challenges Dr. Butterfly to a battle, eventually coming out victorious.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#24 - Autumn of Arts, Appetite, and Attack
GJ Club - Season 1 - Episode 10
The autumn of arts. Kyoya is drawing something in his sketchbook. Mao thinks it is a monster, but actually... Just before Halloween, the sisters invade the GJ Club room!! Apparently, they have formed a middle school GJ Club.
#25 - Two Mirrors: The Calm Lake Shore
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 14
A washed up writer decides to take revenge on a producer friend of his who became famous. During his attempted revenge the producer's wife is killed and their son is framed. The son contacts Hell Girl but decides not to go through with it. Shortly after this the producer is killed by the writer, but before the writer can kill the son a woman whose child he killed sends him to hell. This show is significant because it introduces character Takuma Kurebayashi, whom Ai empathizes with.
#26 - Gone Into Flame
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 21
Hiwatari engages the four in battle and Bravo is critically wounded in the process. Just before Kazuki and Hiwatari finish each other off, the Alchemist General, Shosei Sakaguchi, stops them explaining Kazuki's assassination has been suspended and that the top priority for the Alchemists is the battle against Victor. Shosei then reinstates Tokiko and Gouta as Alchemy Warriors and allows Kazuki to continue his search for a cure.Watch Now:Amazon
#27 - With Strength And Spirit
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 20
Kazuki runs into Captain Bravo, engages him in battle but is soon overwhelmed. Despite the information Tokiko is able to relay, Bravo tells him that after he kills Kazuki, he will kill himself to repent for his death. Kazuki, enraged that his failure will result in Bravo's death, pierces Bravo's buso renkin and wounds him. Bravo accepts that Kazuki has become strong and allows him to continue his search for a cure. However, they are then interrupted by Hiwatari's appearance.
#28 - Still, That's Okay
Is This A Zombie? - Season 2 - Episode 10
Head Teacher Ariel proposes a test to Ayumu, to see if he is ready to take on Chris. At stake are Ayumu's memories, which will be erased if he fails the test. Haruna decides to help Ayumu pass the test, but will her help end up doing more harm than good?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#29 - Two Mirrors: Silent Glance
Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 17
A girl named Nene, contacted the Hell Girl to send her mother to Hell, because she thinks her mother, Honami, kills her father; although the truth is, Honami sends her husband to Hell because he was abusing them (Honami and Nene) eleven years ago. Honami then finds out that Nene is trying to send her to hell, but then kills herself so that Nene doesn't need to go to Hell too. Also where Ren's past is revealed showing that he was once a sword.
#30 - After School's Cultural Festival Party
GJ Club - Season 1 - Episode 4
A marriage ceremony is preformed. A sweet potato vendor comes around, and the girls fight over the last one. The GJ Club discuss what they will do for the culture festival. Megumi, Mao, and Shion decide to dress up to tease Kyoya. Mori, the Amatsuka family maid, brings something Megumi forgot. Kirara and Kyoya dance, and Kyōya says something that embarrasses her.
#31 - Three Vessels: The Blotted Page
Hell Girl - Season 3 - Episode 11
Kamisaka Rokurou is a novelist whose mystery genre book, The Skyscraper's Shadow, has gotten publicity because of strange incidents resembling its plot. The first victim's older sister, Michio Yui, meets with Kamisaka and the murderer, Chouchi Hiroto, to see which one of them is to blame. She intends to send one of them to Hell.
#32 - The Hayasaka Twins
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 9
Kazuki and Tokiko befriend the Hayasaka twins, Shusui and Ouka. However, the twins are actually humans working with the LXE ordered to kill the Alchemist warriors at the school. When two LXE Homunculi invade the school, Kazuki and Tokiko intercept the threats, causing the twins to realize who the Alchemist Warriors are and that they must kill their friends.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#33 - It Seems We're Well Matched
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 10
The four begin to battle and Kazuki eventually inflicts a fatal wound on Shusui. Ouka uses her buso renkin and heals Shusui while at the same time receiving Shusui's wound on her own body. Due to this, Kazuki realizes they are both humans and not Homunculi and questions whether they are the enemy or not. Shusui reveals that they worked under the LXE so that one day the two can become Homunculi and live together for eternity.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#34 - You've Become A Little Stronger
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 3
Muto Kazuki and Tsumura Tokiko are investigating who is behind all the homunculi appearances and hostile acts. Only with two leads: He wears a Papillion Mask and attends Kazuki’s high school. With that in mind, Kazuki and Tokiko do a thorough search of the high school–searching for more leads as to who this mysterious ” Papillion Mask Creator ” is. Time is short because of the Homunculus attached to Tokiko, which threatens to take control and transform her into one of the Homunculi in one week!Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#35 - No One Could Ever Take His Place
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 25
Kazuki had sacrificed himself to save the world and left Tokiko in tears. Life continues–Captain Bravo relays the news of Kazuki to his friends as Tokiko is hospitalized, Chouno is left reminescing in Kazuki’s memory. Tokiko goes through a series of thinking and rethinking (in her own way) and finally comes to a conclusion that the last thing she can do for Kazuki before she leaves is to defeat Chouno in his place. Her friends, Gouta, Hayasaka Oka, Oka’s Busou Renkin: Gozen Angel, and Hayasaka Shuusui goes with her to defeat Papillion/Chouno/butterfly man. Can they manage it? Will Papillion even acknowledge Tokiko as a formidable opponent–one as worthy as Mutou Kazuki?Watch Now:Amazon
#36 - As Long As I Can Protect You
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 19
Hiwatari's buso renkin separates Kazuki from Tokiko and Gouta. Papillon manages to defeat Ikusabe and learns about Kazuki's whereabouts from him. Tokiko and Gouta are able to defeat the enemy, Shinobu Negoro, and resume searching for Kazuki. Elsewhere, the other group of Alchemist Warriors finds Victor and engages him in battle, only to be easily beaten, though Shusui's abilities save them from certain death.Watch Now:Amazon
#37 - A Night in the Dorm
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 8
During the night, Bravo takes Kazuki out to the woods for special training while Tokiko protects the kakugane acquired from the previous battle. Later on, a Homunculus named Jinnai uses a buso renkin and takes control over the students in the dorm, ordering them to take the kakugane from Tokiko. Tokiko is able to avoid her classmates and kill Jinnai, freeing them from his control. Papillon takes the kakugane from the defeated Homunculus, declares that he will defeat Kazuki and then leaves the scene.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#38 - Another New Life
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 4
After searching hard for the Papillion Mask, they finally found him–although he was definitely not what they were expecting. He supposedly wanted to bargain with Kazuki: the antidote to the Homunculus attached to Tokiko’s body for his Busou Renkin, but Kazuki refused. With a single Kazuki punch, The Papillon Mask was knocked out and brought to be questioned. (The “antidote” was a fake.) As soon as they finished “talking”, the super-powerful Homunculus came to save the Papillion and thus–A NEW BATTLE BEGINS!Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#39 - When Dawn Comes
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 17
Tokiko manages to find Kazuki's body in the ocean and is able to revive him. Meanwhile, Gouta learns that a team led out by Alchemist Warrior Chief Sekima Hiwatari is sent to confirm Kazuki's death. Gouta learns they plan to assassinate Tokiko and impedes their mission before escaping and rendezvousing with Kazuki and Tokiko. The three then prepare to travel to the school where Kazuki's kakugane was found in order to find a way to restore his humanity.Watch Now:Amazon
#40 - Three Vessels: Caged Bird
Hell Girl - Season 3 - Episode 2
Yuzuki is still disturbed by her encounter with Ai. Meanwhile, a middle school girl has developed a crush on a middle-aged shopkeeper -- and a grudge against her abusive husband.
#41 - Who Are You?
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 14
Before Dr. Butterfly dies, he explains that a man named Victor is inside the flask and that he is a being far superior to humans and Homunculi. Kazuki destroys the flask and engages Victor in battle and is seemingly killed after having his kakugane destroyed. Kazuki regains his kakugane which is revealed to be a black kakugane, causing him to transform into a being like Victor with glowing light green hair, red eyes, and tanned skin.Watch Now:Amazon
#42 - Whether or not You're a Hypocrite
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 7
Captain Bravo, a member of the Alchemist Warriors and the one who delivered the cure to Tokiko, offers Kazuki to join their mission on combating against the LXE, a group consisting of Human-type Homunculi based in Kazuki's town. Koushaku, having been resurrected by the LXE's leader who is also his great-great grandfather, Dr. Butterfly, and now calling himself Papillon, seeks Kazuki and declares war on him. Kazuki, Tokiko and Bravo are then attacked by Kinjo, a Homunculus of the LXE, but he is quickly dispatched by Bravo.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#43 - When You Die, I'll Die With You
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 24
Kazuki retrieves the white kakugane from Alexandria and proceeds to where the battle between Victor and the Alchemist Warriors is taking place. Using his buso renkin, he forces the white kakugane into Victor; However the white kakugane fails to restore him into a human and merely weakens him. Kazuki then flies to the moon, dragging Victor with him and saves the Earth from Victor's reign.Watch Now:Amazon
#44 - The Butterfly of Black Death
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 6
Kazuki finds Koushaku in his great-great grandfather's laboratory and attempts to destroy the Homunculus matter. However, due to the interference of Koushaku's younger brother, Koushaku is able to have the Homunculus matter attach to him and is turned into a Homunculus. He then begins to eat everyone in the vicinity until he is killed by Kazuki, who passes out from exhaustion before he is able to deliver the cure to Tokiko. Kazuki awakens to find that Tokiko has been cured and that his buso renkin shall be called Sunlight Heart.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#46 - The Escape
Buso Renkin - Season 1 - Episode 18
Tokiko explains that a mysterious person gave her Kazuki's kakugane and that person may know how to reverse the black kakugane's effect. Meanwhile, Papillon intercepts the team searching for Kazuki and engages one of its members, Genji Ikusabe in battle. Elsewhere, Shusui is recruited by the Alchemist Warriors for the upcoming battle against Victor. Kazuki's group is ambushed by the team at a graveyard.Watch Now:Amazon
#47 - Three Vessels: Hell Doctor vs. Hell Girl
Hell Girl - Season 3 - Episode 20
Yamawaro and Kikuri approach a large mansion belonging to a client but are unable to enter due to an encircling barrier. At night, the owner of that mansion accesses the Hell Correspondence website and types Tsugumi's name. Each sensing the request, Yuzuki, Ai, and Tsugumi make their ways towards the mansion. Once they gather, he explains that he yearned to meet Ai.
#48 - The Temple of the Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!
Slayers - Season 2 - Episode 18
Lina is fed up for looking and getting unexpected results for the Claire Bible, but Xellos reveals ontop of that mountain, in the temple holds the Claire Bible Manuscript. After a hike up to the mountain, they enter the temple, and find out they entered another dimension-- a desert like place. Xellos manages to reveal a tablet that is an actual manuscript of the Claire Bible. The only problem is, it's written in code, which is very confusing... and that 1,000 more tablets have been brought up by Xellos. They don't know where to start, but they get help when a mysterious old lady, Auntie Aqua, tells them she is the keeper of the tablets. They ask for her help, and she reveals the tablet they seek is a three-day journey to the other side. They decide to camp out the first night, and while Lina can't sleep, she sees Auntie Aqua by herself. Auntie Aqua reveals the tablet that Lina was looking for, and tells her to touch it. Lina does and gets a glimpse, if she used a Giga Slave spell thWatch Now:Apple TV
#49 - On a Journey With a Pack of Scoundrels?! Take Back That Magic Power!
Slayers - Season 2 - Episode 10
After the battle (Kanzel and Mazenda got away), Lina can't use her powers, so she (by herself) decides to see the doctor (at mount Rune) who is famous for curing problems. Lina manages to get Xellos (and Martina as a stowaway) up there as well. When they get there, they find out that is doctor is a 10 year old kid, who is actually a relative's real doctor who died long ago. When mixing up a sensitive potion together, Martina manages to slip something in, in hopes of killing Lina only to have the potion blow up and house and everyone in it. In the midst of the debris, they are attacked by monsters. Lina notices that Xellos is using some magical orbs/amplifers to give a power up on his magic. Lina manages to convince Xellos to give her the ampliers, and she puts it one. After killing the monsters, Martina stumbles out of some debris, only to have something ontop her head... The Claire Bible Manuscript!Watch Now:Apple TV