The BEST episodes directed by Takehiro Kubota

The Rebellious Limb
8 votes

#1 - The Rebellious Limb

BBK/BRNK - Season 2 - Episode 8

The Buranki Epimew soars over hills and plains, faster and lighter than the wind, disappearing from sight in an instant only to rise high into the sky again. In the cockpit, Laetitia is delighted by the sight of whooper swans flying by. Since she lives her life in a wheelchair, the world as seen from the birds' point of view is wondrous to her. Epimew flies past the birds and shoots high above the clouds, higher and higher. What's going through Laetitia's mind as she finally reaches the heights of space?

Heart and Limbs
28 votes

#2 - Heart and Limbs

BBK/BRNK - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ten years ago, many Buranki fell to Earth and were destroyed by Banryuu Reoko and her Buranki, Entei. That was the day Reoko and Entei's reign of terror began. In the present, Azuma and his companions flee Shinjuku and meet a woman named Horino, who tells Azuma that his mother was the only person who ever defeated Reoko. She then tells him there's more he should know, and leads him to the "Kazuki library."

Gymnastics Samurai
14 votes

#3 - Gymnastics Samurai

The Gymnastics Samurai - Season 1 - Episode 11

All eyes are on Jotaro on the day of the All-Japan finals, but Leo is already on his way to the airport to go back to London.

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Ninja & Samurai
17 votes

#4 - Ninja & Samurai

The Gymnastics Samurai - Season 1 - Episode 9

As All-Japan draws near, Jotaro practices hard to perfect his new move in time for the competition, but he has an unexpected setback.

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The Boy from Treasure Island
18 votes

#5 - The Boy from Treasure Island

BBK/BRNK - Season 1 - Episode 12

As Reoko, full of bitter resentment, grasps Migiwa in Entei's hand to try to crush her, both women look back to when they were sixteen years old and best friends. Reoko called forth Entei in Ueno to bring the long-buried existence of Buranki to light, but Migiwa burned Entei's limbs to stop this uprising, which left Reoko's body with the curse it still bears today. Why did Reoko decide to walk a path of blood after she was released from her years of confinement? Their hidden past is finally revealed.

Intensive Training Samurai
14 votes

#6 - Intensive Training Samurai

The Gymnastics Samurai - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kitty comes to visit Rei in Japan and takes her on a shopping spree. Meanwhile, Jotaro works on his quadruple with the help of Leo.

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Training Camp Samurai
16 votes

#7 - Training Camp Samurai

The Gymnastics Samurai - Season 1 - Episode 7

At the joint training camp with China, Jotaro and the other Japanese gymnasts see the powerful gymnastics of the Chinese team firsthand.

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The Stopped Heart
18 votes

#8 - The Stopped Heart

BBK/BRNK - Season 1 - Episode 8

The only two Buranki currently on Earth that possess a beating heart are Oubu and Entei. What's more, Reoko has defeated the headless Buranki, also called the "déraciné," and obtained its heart. One man declares this a situation that cannot be overlooked, and sends several Bubuki users to Japan in order to reclaim the stolen heart. Meanwhile, as Azuma and his companions continue to ride the Buranki transport train, a man carrying a guitar shows up in front of them and forces Hiiragi to slam on the brakes. Just who is this man?

Battling Samurai
16 votes

#9 - Battling Samurai

The Gymnastics Samurai - Season 1 - Episode 5

It's time for the NHK Cup, Jotaro's first official competition after his press conference, but all eyes are on the young gymnasts he's competing against.

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