The Best Episodes Directed by Tetsuo Hirakawa

Inescapable Darkness

#1 - Inescapable Darkness

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 - Episode 5

The Kotetsujyo picks up survivors from Yatsushiro Station which has been destroyed by the Kabane. Among the survivors is Enoku, an old friend of Mumei's. He points out to Mumei how weak she'd become as he witnessed how close she's grown to the people of the Kotetsujyo. Rattled, Mumei chooses to throw herself into a reckless fight and finds herself in a dangerous situation.

star 8.00
234 votes
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Abandoned God

#2 - Abandoned God

Noragami Season 1 - Episode 11

As Yato and Yukine try to figure out how to restore Hiyori's memories, they are confronted by Nora, who reveals she had stolen Hiyori's memory of Yato and has become Furuhime, regalia of Rabo, who attacks Yato in an attempt to awaken some repressed memories. As Yato finds himself unable to beat Rabo and Furuhime, the two take their leave, with Furuhime stating she will return Hiyori's memory if Yato can defeat Rabo. It is revealed that Rabo is a calamity god, a god who answers malicious wishes to kill people, phantoms, and gods, who once worked alongside Yato, who was also a calamity god himself. As Yato becomes conflicted over whether restoring Hiyori's memory is the right thing to do, Yukine shows Hiyori a picture book detailing the times they have spent together. Meanwhile, Furuhime reveals that Hiyori's memory is further waning, shown when she loses her memory of Yukine, and will leave her as an empty vessel if nothing is done. Despite knowing the risks involved, Yato and Yukine resolve to restore Hiyori's memory.

star 7.87
223 votes
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The Witch and the Beastfallen

#3 - The Witch and the Beastfallen

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 1

A witch, Zero, and a half-beast, Mercenary, form an unlikely alliance to begin their quest. Meanwhile, they are being stalked by a mysterious figure.

star 7.50
109 votes
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The Road to Latette

#4 - The Road to Latette

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 4

As they make their way to Latette, Mercenary teaches Zero about different aspects of the world while also warming up to Albus.

star 7.49
88 votes
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Duel

#5 - Duel

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 3

The group comes upon the city of Formicum where they look to stay and rest. While there, Zero and Mercenary run into some trouble.

star 7.44
94 votes
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The Truth Revealed

#6 - The Truth Revealed

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 10

Mercenary tries to save Zero from Thirteen, only to have his plans compromised. Meanwhile, Holdem and Albus face their own problems as they try to escape their captors.

star 7.25
81 votes
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Thirteen

#7 - Thirteen

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 6

Thirteen and Zero are determined to finish what they started. Meanwhile, they learn more about Thirteen's intentions, including why he chose to become Sorcerer of the State.

star 7.15
87 votes
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The Sorcerers of Zero

#8 - The Sorcerers of Zero

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 5

The three start their investigation into the massacre in Latette, leading Zero to meet someone from her past.

star 7.12
86 votes
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Plasta, the Royal Capital

#9 - Plasta, the Royal Capital

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 7

Zero, betrayed by Mercenary's doubts about her, dissolves the agreement. Now alone, Mercenary finds himself helping out a young woman with a Beastfallen problem.

star 7.08
79 votes
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Witch-Hunting

#10 - Witch-Hunting

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 2

Albus joins Mercenary and Zero. With the new member in tow, the group heads out to a new village, but not all goes as planned.

star 6.99
104 votes
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Reunion

#11 - Reunion

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 9

With Mercenary, Holdem, and Albus on the run, they must figure out a way to free Zero from Thirteen's clutches.

star 6.90
84 votes
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Sorena's Granddaughter

#12 - Sorena's Granddaughter

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 8

Mercenary learns more about Holdem's past while tending to his wounds. Meanwhile, Thirteen has sinister plans for Albus.

star 6.77
82 votes
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The Grimoire of Zero

#13 - The Grimoire of Zero

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 12

The battle for Wenias has begun! Will Mercenary and Zero's plan come to fruition or will it fail?

star 6.64
85 votes
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The Witch and the Sorcerer

#14 - The Witch and the Sorcerer

Grimoire of Zero Season 1 - Episode 11

Zero and Thirteen faceoff with Mercenary looking on. Meanwhile, Albus is still looking for a way out from her captor's grasps.

star 6.05
81 votes
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