The BEST episodes directed by Tomoki Kobayashi

Child of the Night
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9.75
32 votes

#1 - Child of the Night

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 19

With the Imperial Senate dead the Empire is in chaos and the Gael tribe faces a new enemy in the guise of the White Spirits, who are sending an army of Golems to destroy them. In order to defeat the approaching army Arawn decides to lure them to Mt. Claes and trigger an avalanche. However, he cannot do this alone and must first gain the assistance of the legendary Giants. En route to the Giants' home, Taliesin encounters first a baby dragon, and a memory calling itself "Lucifer" and promising to show him the Truth Behind the World.

Londinium
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9.74
34 votes

#2 - Londinium

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 5

Gaius decides to head to Londinium. At night, Arawn and Ogam discuss the possibility of the Empire catching on to them and how they do not have a proper defense or weaponry yet. In Avalon, Epona is polishing sword while Limwris and Ermin prepare dinner. Riannon decides to use Gael pots again, much to the displeasure of Ermin. Arthur drags Arawn on another hunting trip but find that they can not hunt as they are on another tribe's hunting territory. At dinner, Morgan becomes drunk and challenges Arthur for the title of First Warrior. Arawn permits the duel, and the drunken Morgan attacks Arthur. The duel is stopped when everyone hears the sound of a lyre. A minstrel named Taliesin comes out of the forest and plays a song for them. After revealing he knows they are of the Gael tribe, he leaves after telling them they are in the territory of the Brigante tribe. Gaius arrives in Londinium as Arawn and the Gaels go to Londinium for sight seeing. There, Gaius waits for their arrival. The Gaels ambush two soldiers carrying good bounf for the front lines. The gaels take the horses and goods as Gaius and his men watch. After defeating a man of Gaius', the carts are revealed to be a trap as they all contain sand. The Gaels decide to pull back. At night Arawn sees Arthur pracitcing with his sword. In the morning, the group go hunting, and after Morgan uses the crab flute, a humanoid girl rises out of the water and comes toward them.

Dyrnwyn
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9.71
34 votes

#3 - Dyrnwyn

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 22

As Arawn and Ogam head towards Palladium with the rest of the tribe and their allies, Arthur along with Riannon, Octavia and the elves attempt to retrieve Dyrnwyn who is capable of killing a god, the brother sword to Arawn's. Upon touching the sword, Arthur is shown a flash back of Arawn's meeting with Pwyll and how Dyrnwyn came into the elf king's possession. While watching the scene, Golems begin to surround them and the group, bar Arthur, attempt to hold them back. After the scene of King Pwyll and Arawn's meeting, he is shown Arawn who was nearly killed at the final battle and how both he and Pwyll used Dyrnwyn to seal the world off from the Heavens before Arawn had to be put to sleep to recover. Learning the truth of the world, Arthur manages to draw Dyrnwyn, ala sword in the stone style, whereby the entire area is encapsulated in a blinding white light. Dyrnwyn changes colour to its former glory and all of the Golems disintegrate. The group now head towards Palladium to rejoin their friends.

For the Sake of Friends
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9.68
34 votes

#4 - For the Sake of Friends

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 17

On the third day the battle grows hotter. Riannon swears an oath on the scarf she gave to Arawn, to protect him with her life. Arawn has healed, but hasnt woken up. He sees first Myrndill, then Pwyll and Primula in his dreams. They all show him the valour with which his comrades are fighting to defend his city, Avalon. Both Pwyll and Primula assure him their deaths were not his fault. Gaius's seige towers keep proving innefective, as Lyr and Rathty have now got Morgan and Octavia to help them. He then launches the battering ram, after gainng control of the drawbridge. Riannon draws everybody back to the inner city walls to continue the defence. The battering ram breaks through the main door, and Gaius attacks in full force.

Return
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9.67
33 votes

#5 - Return

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 18

When all hopes are gone suddenly Arthur returned to their rescue together with Taliesin's tribe. Arthur screams for Arawn and as Gaius' is about to break the last line of defense Arawn shows up giving hope once more to his comrades and friends. All were enlightened with his return, especially Riannon. Arthur and Gauis had a duel and as he realized that what Arawn wants is not the way of the king but Little King he died in Arthur's hands. His last wishes were to spare his remaining soldier's lives. At the Empire's capital, a figure in white attacks and burns the Imperial Senate to death after revealing to them the death of the Holy Emperor.

Lucifer
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9.67
33 votes

#6 - Lucifer

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 20

In the past the 12 Angels gather in heaven and one questions why a new Angel has been created. One of the Angels, Merlinus, tells everyone that they have cannot completely perceive the will of God, so the other Angels leave the new Angel to him. The new Angel turns out to be none other than the Arawn of the past. Now in charge of Arawn, Merlinus asks him to refer as Myrddin or father and then gives Arawn the name Lucifer. As time passes, Myrddin tries to break Lucifer of the ways the other Angels see things, while further continuing his own plans for humanity. He ultimately frees a human girl from the other Angels mind control and ends the Ice Age by using the Song of Creation, but at the price of his own life.

Avalon
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9.65
36 votes

#7 - Avalon

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 4

Arawn leads the Gaels to Avalon, a city run by elves and their former capital. As Arwan open's the city's gates, they are greeted by two Houses Elves,Limwris and Ermin. While both of them know who Ogam and Arawn is, Limwris is surprised to learn that Arthur and Riannon are King Pwyll's descendants. As they give a tour around Avalon Castle, she reveals that the numbers of elves living here have dwindle and the castle was made by an angel. But the mention of an angel angers Arthur as he saw his father killed by one when he was younger. While exploring a weapons store, Arawn and Arthur are trapped by a magic spell by Epona, a merchant elf who at first mistaken them for thieves. As the Gaels hunt Giant Crabs for food using a crab flute, Arawn leaves the feast to find Riannon praying at a cliff. There he learns she is praying for the god Myrddin, who gave fire to humans and was punish by the other gods. Arawn comments the god isn't suffering anymore as he’s always with them as part of this world, which makes Riannon wonder if Arawn have meet Myrddin before in his time. Unbeknownst to them, Gaius is heading to Albion with an Armada.

Merkadis
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9.65
34 votes

#8 - Merkadis

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 25

When they reach the top floor, they are surprised to see a beautiful garden. Riannon feels a cold presence despite the beauty of the garden. As they go further, they notice the Emperor's corpse sitting at the center of the garden, and then a voice greets them. They are shocked to see a figure in white before them. Ogam realizes that Lector the Astrologer from the Emperor's Court is the Lector, one of the 12 Angels, and the one who killed Arthur's father and framed Arawn for it. Arthur uses Dyrnwyn to destroy the Garden, which is revealed to be an illusion. A passageway to the Heavens opens, and Skeleton Warriors attack, but Arthur and Arawn manage to attack Lector. Arthur manages to wound Lector, making him furious and consequently summoning Merkadis. Ogam tells everyone that Merkadis is the one who killed Arawn before. Lector then becomes one with Merkadis. Arawn and the others are nearly killed when Merkadis destroys Palladium, but are saved by Taliesin and the Dragons.

Stairs - Die Treppe
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9.64
64 votes

#9 - Stairs - Die Treppe

Rozen Maiden - Season 1 - Episode 5

Nora did not realise that a classmate is trying to confess to her and rushes off to home after her club practice. Shinku, Jun and gang is hooked on a doll detective show with the lead being a doll called KunKun. While they're engrossed in the show, Hinaichigo's strawberry is stolen by Suiseiseki. Hinaichigo is angry when Nori believes Suiseiseki's claim that HInaichigo finished her own strawberry and is so selfish as to covert Suiseiseki's as well. All riled up, Hinaichigo decides to go on a strike on the second floor with Jun as her ally. Their antics caused Suiseiseki to launch an offensive from the first floor. Tricked by Jun/Hinaichigo, Suiseiseki finally admitted she's the culprit. Nearing to dinnertime, Suiseiseki tries to tempt Jun/Hinaichigo into surrendering by emptying the fridge's contents and eating the goodies in front of them. To get Shinku on their side, Jun comes up with a plan to use a KunKun doll to lure Shinku in. However, he didn't expect Hinaichigo to lurch forward

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Gravitas
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9.62
34 votes

#10 - Gravitas

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 24

As Arawn and Ogam make their way to the source of Gravitas, Arthur and the others continue to hold the upper hand against the enemy. Right as victory seems apparent, an increase in the amount of Gravitas quickly turns the tide of the battle. With things going downhill fast, Ogam prepares to use the Flames of Creation to stop the spell even at the cost of his life. As he does so, Etlym and Dyrnwyn resonate, renewing their strength. Ogam destroys the Obelisk's tip, stopping the flow of Gravitas. As a result, Rathty and Llyr destroy the Cauldron of Rebirth, destroying the Golems, allowing Morgan and Octavia to kill Creon, Mayor of Londinium, and a servant of the White Spirits. Drwc is killed by Arthur, and the group reunite at the Palladium's top, the Garden of the Sky. There they are shocked to see the Emperor's corpse, and Arawn is horrified to see the Angel Lector before them.

 Colosseum
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9.61
35 votes

#11 - Colosseum

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 7

Arthur is seen training the Gael warriors, but Morgan sick of their excessive training is moping around in the kitchen with Limwris. Llyr also comes in feeling bad at how she can't milk a cow. Limwris suggests going to see the tournament in Londinium. After Morgan expresses this to Arawn, he tries to refuse on the basis the empire will be there. But both Arthur and Ogam side with Morgan he reluctantly agrees. Morgan hopes to find an item called the red branch by going to Londinium (something important to her) The group arrive in Londinium and are seen in a busy street (all the crowds coming to watch the tournament), Epona is seen selling merchandise. The group arrive at the coliseum to watch the tournament. The first round is a miner elf Rathty vs an Ogre, despite looking child like in appearance Rathty easily beats the Ogre.The mayor of Londinium who had stakes that the ogre would win decides to kick Rathty out on the basis of being a child (Rathty escapes their grasp). Arawn confronts Rathty and finds out Rathty joined the tournament for the grand prize ( Silvanus Steel) and Arthus offers for Rathty to join them. The next round is Octavia vs Bubulcus , Though Ocatvia beats him easily Bubulcus cheats by sending in a group of chariots with archers. Morgan who can't stand the site of this aids Ocatvia. After the match Morgan accidentally lets slip she's from the Gael tribe though for helping her Ocatvia says she will pretend she heard nothing. The final scene Rathty follows the group and after finding out Arawn is the demon king joins the group officially.

Palladium
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9.59
34 votes

#12 - Palladium

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 23

Having reunited at Palladium, Arthur and Arawn along with the rest of their party enter the tower and prepare for what they hope will be their final battle. However, no sooner do they enter than the group are separated. Octavia and Morgan find themselves in an arena where they must face off against an army of Golems. Llyr and Rathty stumble upon the Cauldron of Rebirth and decide to try and destroy it. Finally, Arawn, Arthur, Ogam and Riannon find themselves facing off against a resurrected Drwc.

Assault
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9.58
36 votes

#13 - Assault

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 9

Lidia finds a bounded Octavia trapped in a box as she is to be sent to a mine as punishment by the Empire for insubordination against her superior and finding about the corpses. Lidia has a love/hate obsession with Octavia ever since she beaten her when they were young and she is angry she can not do anything against her. Meanwhile, the Gaels have come to the Imperial base to steal their supplies as payback. While sneaking into the base, Arwan finds two interesting boxes: one containing corpses, the other a tied up Octavia, which he tries to ignore. When the Imperial's learn of their presence, Arthur and Arwan distract the soldiers while Riannon and the rest escape with the supplies. By the time Lidia has come back to the base, it is already on fire and the theives have escaped.

Letter - Der Brief
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9.56
32 votes

#14 - Letter - Der Brief

Rozen Maiden - Season 2 - Episode 5

Hinaichigo tries to send a letter to Jun. Suiseiseki tries to earn Jun's respect. Souseiseki tries to keep order in the house Kanaria tries to get into the Sakurada residence yet again. Jun and Shinku are in the background during these events.

The Reason to Fight
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9.56
34 votes

#15 - The Reason to Fight

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 16

Arthur wanders in grief and guilt, horrified at his deed. Gaius attacks Avalon, but the Gaels are too disraught, as Arawn is in a coma, and Arthur has run off after stabbing him. Gaius thinks it will be an easy victory. However, Riannon talks to the warriors in the courtyard, assuring them of Arawn's recovery and Arthur's return. She then takes charge of their leadership and rouses their batle instincts. Lyr and Rathty marvel at this change in her timid nature. At the Gaels' camp, Ogam tells Morgan and Octavia, that all contact with Avalon was lost, and he suspects a trap, well-laid by the Empire. He proposes a wait of four days, and sets off to find Arthur. At Avalon, Lyr and Rathty hold off the seige towers scaling the walls. Gaius marvels at Riannon's resolve. At an old shrine, Arthur find Ogam and thinks that he is there to punish him, but Ogam tells him of his sorrow when the Second Moon fell from the sky and destoyed his homeland. He claims to be a dragon, but Arthur disbelieves him. He says he hates the enemy and that is his reason to fight, and he puts the question to Arthur. Ogam tells him he is too bound to his vow and has deserted his companions, hence losing the right to lead them. Arthur is confused, and Ogam tells him to go to "Gorsedd Arawn" or Arawn's throne to find the answer. Meanwhile, Morgan and Octavia set out alone for Avalon, fed up of waiting. The guardian boar demons attack the shrine as Arthur struggles with his doubt. In battle, he calls out Arawn's name, and realizes that Arawn was a true friend to him. He is then cleared of all doubts. At that point, an Electrum Golem stored in the shrine attacks them, and Ogam transforms to his real form - a blue dragon - and fights it to let Arthur escape. Arthur sets out for the Brigantes tribe forest.

The Song of Origin
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9.56
34 votes

#16 - The Song of Origin

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 21

Arawn becomes the 12th Angel to replace Myrddyn but he leaves Heaven after realizing that the other Angels have placed humanity under mind control again. He then frees Primula but as a result is cursed by the other Angels by being banished from the Heavens and losing his light. After seeing Arawn's past, Taliesin knows what he has to do. After parting with the baby dragon and leaving the cave, Taliesin gets his first look at the enemy. Elsewhere Arawn and the others defend the giants as they try to start an avalanche. Immediately after the avalanche starts, it is stopped by the snowstorm picking up. Realizing the Spirits are behind the snowstorm Arawn decides they will have to face the enemy at the foot of the mountain. Taliesin then uses the Song of Creation to end the blizzard and starts a new avalanche, destroying the Dark Army, but is seemingly killed.

Noble Swordsman
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9.56
36 votes

#17 - Noble Swordsman

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 10

As Octavia recovers from her wounds she begins to explore the castle and meet its inhabitants. Although most welcome her warmly Arthur is at first distrustful of having a soldier of the Empire so close at hand. When Octavia tells Arthur about his weak swordsmanship, Arthur doesn't take it and challenges her to a duel. However, she is eventually accepted by Arthur and decides to join the Gael Tribe.

Threat of the Empire
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9.49
35 votes

#18 - Threat of the Empire

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Riannon is captured by Gaius, Arthur is desperate to save her but Arawn persuades him to wait until they have more information. As such Arawn uses meditation to locate Riannon and check on her safety. Meanwhile, the captive Riannon is making herself useful by healing and feeding the Imperial troops. She is surprised by Taliesin being at the camp, and eventually with Arawn and Taliesin's help, she manages to escape.

White Spirit
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9.49
35 votes

#19 - White Spirit

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 14

The Gael Tribe is in need of funds so Arawn decides to take Arthur and the others to his tomb where an abundance of treasure is buried. However, when they arrive they are attacked first by a group of Talos and then by an ogre. Rhiannon sees a vision of King Pwyll and an adult Primula before Arawn's tomb. Arthur makes a connection between a depiction of the Creator Watos and the Twelve Angels of the Heavens with Arawn. Meanwhile, Gaius is called before the Imperial Senate and accused of treason.

Words of Power
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9.49
35 votes

#20 - Words of Power

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 26

Merkadis fires the Electrum Cannon and destroys a mountain. It then uses tentacles to scatter the army, but Arawn, Arthur and the others meet up. Ogam reveals that the only way to stop Merkadis is to use the Power of Words, but the only one who can do it is Riannon. Arawn and Arthur buy time for Riannon to remember the Words of Power; they succeed in cutting several tentacles but are unable to damage Merkadis' main body. Arawn is nearly killed by a shot from the Electrum Cannon, but seeing Pwyll in Arthur encourages him. Riannon remembers the Power of Words with help from Primula and uses it to cripple Merkadis and expose the Angel Lector who begs the Creator Watos for help before he is killed by Arthur. Later in Avalon, Pwyll tells Arawn that Arthur must now become Elf-King of Albion as Arthur Pendragon. Arthur becomes Elf-King of Albion. Limwris tells Ermin to continue writing their stories; Rathty comforts Llyr and forges a commemorative medal for Albion's rebirth. Taliesin and Epona continue their love/hate relationship, and Ogam reveals the Brigantes Prophesy's truth; Taliesin will be an errand boy for the Dragon he befriended for the rest of his life. Arawn leaves his sword at Myrddyn's memorial, and Rhiannon thanks the Morning Star for his guidance.

Candid
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9.47
34 votes

#21 - Candid

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 15

Feeling the threat of the Empire, the Gaels venture into the forest to head them off before they have a chance to make the first attack. As they ventured deeper, Arawn and Ogam realize that the area is enchanted with the power Gravitas (God's Gravity). Soon, they stop because a swamp is blocking their path. From the water rose their slain Gael comrades who were turned into "the living dead" by Creon's use of the Urn of Hell. Swords and arrows were completely useless against them, and Llyr and Rathty were growing weaker because of Gravitas' effects on elves. Ogam concludes that the living dead are similar to the enemies deployed in the great ancient battle who tortured the elves. He proposes to use his Fire of Genesis to defeat them but Arawn stops him because he deems there was no need to use such power against lowly foes. Arawn then uses a divine spell and calls upon Candidus, obliterating the enemy immediately. As a result, he has been purified and appears pure white, similar to what he "looked like in the past". Also, the spell has left Arawn weak with burns on his body. The white light Arthur sees returned the memory of his father being killed by a pure white being who called himself "Arawn". In a fit of rage that possesses him, Arthur stabs Arawn in order to fulfill a promise he made to kill the one who slayed his father. Arawn is left unconscious by his injury, and Arthur flees full of shame and guilt. The entire incident is reported to Gaius as he prepares to launch a full-scale invasion of Albion.

Callous Valley
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9.46
36 votes

#22 - Callous Valley

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 6

The girl arrives on shore and reveals her name to be Llyr who is from a faerie tribe. She has come to celebrate the return of Arawn and is at his disposal from now on. Llyr helps the group hunt crabs. Arawn finds seal skin and they use it for a fire. At night, Llyr requests a leave of absence as she tells everyone that she lost her precious clothing which is important to her tribe. If she doesn't have her clothing, she can't return to her homeland. It turns out that her precious clothing was actually the seal skin that Arawn had burned. Ogam reveals that in her tribe if a man takes a womans clothing and can not return it, they become engaged. Therefore, Llyr is now "engaged" to Arawn. Llyr trvels back home with the group but proves to be bad at chores and housework. Meanwhile a group of soldiers and a knight named Octavia from the Empire find a wheel from the carts the Gael tribe took. The troop of soldiers head into the forest and are ambushed by the Gael tribe. After the death of many soldiers, Octavia takes command and orders a retreat. At the rope bridge, Octavia's superior cuts the bridge leading to several soldiers falling.

Rose Garden - Rosengarten
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9.45
32 votes

#23 - Rose Garden - Rosengarten

Rozen Maiden - Season 2 - Episode 11

Because they have yet to fulfill Rozen's wish, the remaining dolls fight Barasuishou and Suigintou. When things spiral downward, Shinku is left to fight Barasuishou.

Rubrum
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9.43
35 votes

#24 - Rubrum

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 8

As everyone prepares to fortify the castle, Gaius returns to the Empire just in time to find out that Ludlum, the Senate's security force, has been ordered to take out the Gael tribe. Later back in Albion, Morgan stands watch at the beach and notices a ship approaching. Knowing the ship is filled with Rubrum soldiers, Ogam advises against taking the group lightly, but Arthur chooses to ignore his warning. As a result the Gael is forced to retreat to Avalon. Arthur falls into despair but Arawn brings him to his senses by punching him in the face. Rathty then says she has a good idea; at the Imperial Camp, Octavia discovers the Empire is collecting corpses but is knocked out by an Imperial soldier.

Brigantes
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9.40
35 votes

#25 - Brigantes

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Imperial forces led by Gaius have begun to move against the castle of Avalon. As such Arawn decides it is necessary to form an alliance with the neighboring Brigantes Tribe. However, when they arrive they meet Taliesin, and it emerges that the Brigantes Tribe's Chief is dead and there is no successor to take his place, because of a prophecy claiming that the next Chief will "...offend the Heavens...be cast into the Darkness...and be devoured by a monster...".

Requiem
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9.28
36 votes

#26 - Requiem

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 11

Rubrum has discovered the location of the castle of Avalon and some of the Gael tribe believe that Octavia may be in league with them. However, when one of the children is put in danger, Octavia proves her loyalty and helps the Gael tribe repay Rubrum for their last encounter. Octavia also faces off against Lydia for the last time.

Akame ga Kill!
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8.75
309 votes

#27 - Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 24

With the Empire all but defeated, Esdeath still refuses to surrender and challenges Akame to a duel. With all of her attacks deflected, Akame is forced to unleash her Imperial Arm's trump-card by poisoning her own body with it, increasing her abilities and making a comeback to the point of wounding Esdeath's left arm. As a result, Esdeath cuts it off to prevent the poison from spreading through her body. With no time left to act, Akame puts all of her efforts into one final strike, forcing Esdeath to use her own Imperial Arm's trump-card to freeze time, which fails to prevent Akame from dealing her a fatal blow.

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Kill the Emperor
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8.68
283 votes

#28 - Kill the Emperor

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 23

Now with only four members left in their ranks, Night Raid decides to start their final mission to assassinate the prime minister. While Najenda leads the Revolutionary Army into the capital, Tatsumi, Akame, and Leone break into the palace, where they are confronted by Run. Leone stays behind to fight Run while Akame and Tatsumi push forward to the throne room. Refusing to listen their pleas, the Emperor activates Shwarzentazer, the Ultimate Imperial Arm, which reveals itself as a towering armored giant. Witnessing the destruction the Emperor inflicted against his own subjects, Tatsumi confronts him and is assisted by Wave while the others help the citizens evacuate the capital. After continuously striking the Imperial Arm's armor at a single point, Tatsumi manages to destroy it and defeat the Emperor once he unlocks the true power of Incursio. However, when the giant threatens to fall over the citizens, Tatsumi uses his last ounce of strength to stop it, despite being gravely wounded, and dies in Akame's arms, much to her grief and Esdeath's.

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Kill Despair
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8.56
314 votes

#29 - Kill Despair

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 21

Esdeath implores Tatsumi to join her side but he refuses, so she resolves to execute him. Mine is about to sneak out to rescue Tatsumi on her own, but Akame, Leone and Najenda intercept her, and decide to accompany her. At the execution site, just as Esdeath is about to kill Tatsumi, the remaining members of Night Raid attack. Budo fights Leone and Mine, Najenda and Susanoo confront Esdeath, and Akame faces the Imperial Guard to retrieve Incursio. With Leone paralyzed by Budo's lightning-based Imperial Arms, Mine takes him on by herself and unleashes an overwhelmingly powerful blast enough to kill Budo, and leave Mine severely wounded. Meanwhile, Najenda uses Susanoo's trump card, Magatama Manifestation, which drains a portion of Najenda's life force each time it is used, but Esdeath overpowers him by using a spell that briefly freezes time and she destroys Susanoo's core.

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Kill Fate
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8.54
335 votes

#30 - Kill Fate

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 19

Night Raid plans to infiltrate the palace during Path of Peace's anniversary festival. Mine and Tatsumi are assigned as a diversion, and the two are eventually driven to the city's edge, where Seryu spots and recognizes them. She attacks the pair alongside the last member of the Four Rakshasa Demons, Suzuka. Mine manages to slice Seryu and Coro in half, but Seryu retaliates by setting off a suicide bomb implanted in her head. Exhausted, Mine struggles to escape the bomb, but is saved by Tatsumi, who had previously defeated Suzuka by crushing her with nearby ruins. Meanwhile, the rest of Night Raid storm the palace. Despite being told by Esdeath to stay put, Borick attempts to flee, but is quickly killed by Lubbock and Akame.

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Kill the Mad Scientist
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8.50
345 votes

#31 - Kill the Mad Scientist

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Team Stylish carries out their attack on the Night Raid base, and multiple foot soldiers are killed during the assault, while Leone is incapacitated by a member named Trooma. One of the members, Toby, decides to duel Akame, and she is unable to fatally poison him with her Imperial Arm, Murasame, because his body is mostly machine due to it being installed with multiple weapons, but she is eventually able to kill him after he is impaled by Lubbock in an ambush. Meanwhile, Tatsumi fights Kaku, another member of Team Stylish, and is shocked to find that he has possession of Ecstasy, Sheele's old Imperial Arm. The battle is interrupted by Mine, who is also horrified to see Ecstasy, and she quickly kills Kaku, safely retrieving Ecstasy. Trooma prepares to ambush Mine, but is attacked by Leone, who had recovered, and she accidentally kills him with a single blow, to her displeasure. After Night Raid regroups, everyone but Tatsumi suddenly collapses, having been afflicted with a paralytic poison during the battle. When more foot soldiers move in, a biological Imperial Arm named Susanoo intervenes and dispatches them. Outmatched, Dr. Stylish injects himself with a liquid that turns him into a Danger Beast, and he consumes his remaining men. Tatsumi, Akame, and Susanoo fight Dr. Stylish before he is shot by Mine, allowing Akame to slash Dr. Stylish's real body contained in the Danger Beast, killing him. Najenda and a girl observe the aftermath of the battle.

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Kill the Little Sister
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8.48
278 votes

#32 - Kill the Little Sister

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 22

Even with Esdeath's efforts, the Revolutionary Army draws close to the capital, where the people start rebelling as well. Meanwhile, Kurome knows that she does not have much time left and sends a message to Akame, challenging her to a duel. Tatsumi attempts to dissuade her, but she leaves to confront her sister nonetheless. Once they meet, Kurome expresses all of her resentment for being left behind when Akame defected to Night Raid. Then, they begin fighting, but a giant beast interrupts their duel. After defeating the beast together, the two resume their fight. Wave appears and assists Kurome, but Tatsumi arrives to stop him, claiming that no one must interfere in their fight. Eventually, Akame defeats and kills Kurome. As Wave departs, taking Kurome's body with him, Akame mourns over the loss of her sister. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Army surrounds the capital, and the prime minister instructs the Emperor to activate the Ultimate Imperial Arm in order to stop the revolution.

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People of the Covenant
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8.39
70 votes

#33 - People of the Covenant

Tears to Tiara - Season 1 - Episode 2

Arthur tries attack Drwc but can't since he has his sister under his control. Unknown to both of them, Arawn has dived into Riannon's subconscious and releases her from Drwc's spell. Drwc orders Arawn to kill Arthur but he kills Drwc instead. Despite rescuing his sister, Arthur doesn't trust Arwan since he's the Demon Lord and fights him. To prevent both of them from killing each other, Riannon wraps her red scarf around Arwan and by her tribe's traditions, she has chosen Arwan as her husband and Chief of the Gael Tribe. Arthur is shocked by her sister's decision but has no choice to accept it since as the First Warrior, he is honor bound to serve the Chief of the tribe. As Skeleton Warriors start to emerge, the three of them try to escape until they meet an old man named Ogam, who both Arthur and Arwan know, who leads them to exit with the rest of the taskforce. Knowing there will be repercussion if the Empire knew about Drwc's fate, Arthur rallies his people for the upcoming war against the Empire. Somewhere in the Empire, General Gaius of the Imperial Army has learn on what the Gaels did to Drwc and must now crush the Gael's rebellion.

Kill the Three Beasts - Second Half
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8.34
322 votes

#34 - Kill the Three Beasts - Second Half

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Liver and Bulat engage in a battle, while Tatsumi fights Nyau. Liver unleashes his Teigu, Black Marlin, which manipulates and controls preexisting liquid, and lands some attacks on Bulat, causing the latter's Incursio armor to gradually lose strength. Liver notices Bulat's determination despite this growing disadvantage and uses a special attack that finally wears out Incursio. Now without Incursio, Bulat decides to engage Liver in a sword fight. Liver tries recruiting Bulat to Esdeath's army, but he refuses, realizing that his former general's views have changed. The two fight, and both eventually wound each other. Mortally wounded, Liver reveals before dying that the reason he joined Esdeath is simply because he admired her. Though victorious, Bulat finds that his wounds are poisoned from a last-resort attack inflicted by Liver. He subsequently entrusts his Incursio to Tatsumi so the latter could use it against Nyau, who taunts Tatsumi and doesn't believe he will be compatible with the Imperial Arm. However, Tatsumi proves to be compatible with Bulat's Incursio, and with it, he kills Nyau. Despite Tatsumi's victory, Bulat succumbs to his wounds, and Tatsumi mourns for his mentor. Elsewhere, a girl, Kurome, is informed that she has been chosen to be a part of a new group, and she believes this could be a chance to see her sister again.

Kill Pandemonium
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8.30
305 votes

#35 - Kill Pandemonium

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 20

The prime minister creates an elite unit headed by his son, Syura. Despite reassuring Wave of her health, Kurome collapses and falls unconscious. Night Raid plan to invade the capital's palace to kill the prime minister; Mine and Leone investigate tunnels underneath the capital, while Najenda, Susanoo, and Akame meet with resistance spies. In order to support the Revolutionary Army's break-in from within the palace, Tatsumi and Lubbock covertly meet up with a member of the resistance, but are ambushed by Syura and his men. Syura reveals that he was the one behind the modified Danger Beasts and teleporting Esdeath and Tatsumi to the island. Commander-in-chief Budou appears and battles against Tatsumi, while Lubbock battles Syura. Lubbock manages to get the upper hand, but is stabbed in the back by a member of the resistance, who was being blackmailed by Syura. Syura then teleports Lubbock into an abyss, but Lubbock manages to drag him with him using his Imperial Arms. He then kills Syura and they are promptly teleported back, high above the palace. Lubbock's Imperial Arm breaks and he falls to his death, being impaled on spikes as Tatsumi, who has been captured, watches. Tatsumi is set to be publicly executed and Esdeath, who was away on an expedition, returns and volunteers to do the job herself.

Kill the Darkness
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8.29
465 votes

#36 - Kill the Darkness

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 1

Tatsumi heads for the capital despite warnings about the area's dark nature as he needs to raise money for his village. Shortly after arriving, Tatsumi is robbed by a woman and has to sleep in the streets. However, he is invited to the manor of a young rich girl named Aria. As he awaits his best friends, Sayo and Ieyasu, Tatsumi learns of an assassin group named Night Raid. One night, the group appears and starts killing Aria's family and their guards. Tatsumi faces Night Raid's Akame but their duel is interrupted by Leonne, the same woman who robbed him. Leonne reveals to Tatsumi that Aria and her family has tortured several people from the countryside including Ieyasu and Sayo, the latter already being dead. Tatsumi kills Aria just before Ieyasu dies and Leonne invites the young man to join their group.

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Kill the Lust for Combat
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8.28
350 votes

#37 - Kill the Lust for Combat

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 9

After taking a bath, Mine fully resolves to avenge the deaths of her comrades Sheele and Bulat. At the training grounds, Tatsumi and Lubbock are taking push-ups, with Akame and Leone respectively sitting on their backs. Najenda later tells Night Raid that she will be leaving to recruit new members and assigns Akame as temporary leader. At the Capital, Wave tries to make an impression as other Imperial Arms users, namely Kurome, Seryu, Dr. Stylish, Run, and Bols, come and introduce themselves one by one. Esdeath arrives and introduces herself to the group, called the Jaegers, then announces their intention to hunt down enemies of the Empire. At Lubbock's library, Lubbock, Tatsumi, and Leone learn that Mine is now included in the Wanted list and an upcoming tournament sponsored by Esdeath is to be held at the Capital. Tatsumi pretends to be a blacksmith and joins the tournament, where he flawlessly defeats a muscular opponent without using his Incursio. Esdeath suddenly becomes infatuated over Tatsumi's fighting prowess and approaches him. Tatsumi thinks that the reward for winning the tournament is money, but instead, he is shackled by Esdeath and taken inside the Palace. Learning of Tatsumi's capture, Akame and the others wonder whether they should rescue Tatsumi.

Kill Absolute Justice
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8.27
345 votes

#38 - Kill Absolute Justice

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Leone and Tatsumi storm the illustrious Red Light District to assassinate a gang of drug smugglers. Infiltrating a temple where the targets reside, they find a large room full of women being held captive by the gang, who incapacitates them with their drug. Enraged at this, they assassinate the gang and their clients. Meanwhile, after assassinating their own target, Sheele and Mine are ambushed by Seryu, who had been seeking out the former. During the battle, the two seem to overwhelm Seryu and Coro, forcing Seryu to use Coro's special attack, its Berserker form. Coro transforms and attempts to crush Mine, but Sheele intervenes and rescues her. However, when she is distracted by Mine, she is shot by Seryu, then bitten in half by Coro as Mine watches in horror. When additional Imperial Guards arrive, Sheele manages to activate her Imperial Arm's special attack and orders Mine to escape. She is then devoured by Coro as she reminisces of her experiences with Night Raid and expresses her happiness in finally being useful. After informing the others of Sheele's fate, Mine swears to avenge her friend with her own hands, while Esdeath returns to the Capital by the Prime Minister's request.

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Kill the Dolls
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8.27
302 votes

#39 - Kill the Dolls

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 16

Night Raid engages Bols and Kurome along with her puppets. Kurome draws first attack from her puppet Destaghoul, an ultra-class Danger Beast, who shoots a powerful beam and afterwards the hand-to-hand combat begins as Akame engages Bols and the puppet bodyguard Woll after a short melee with Kurome and their deceased friend turned puppet Natala, then Tatsumi against Apeman and Hentarr, Susanoo against Destaghoul, Leone against Rokgough, and Mine against the gunslinger Doya. Leone's left arm gets amputated by Kurome while battling Rokgough and Najenda tells Leone to leave Rokgough to her because they're both Imperial generals and close friends. Najenda destroys Rokgough and quickly heads to Susanoo. Bols questions Akame in joining the Revolutionary Army and Akame responded that she chose it from her heart and thinks it is the right path. Leone joins Akame as they double-teamed against Bols, eliminating Woll in the process and Leone disables Bols' flamethrower. Tatsumi is having a hard time fighting Apeman and Hentarr but a disguised Chelsea distracts Hentarr which disables his movement by the use of a needle punctured on his head then being sliced by Tatsumi. Then Tatsumi gains the upper hand in eliminating Apeman. Mine was swallowed by a Kaiser frog, the eight puppet summoned by Kurome. However, Mine destroys the frog. Susanoo transforms into a much powerful form gained from Najenda's life force and destroys Destaghoul. In a desperate attempt, Bols throws his Rubicante upward and detonates intending to destroy Akame and Leone.

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Kill the Seduction
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8.26
338 votes

#40 - Kill the Seduction

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Following Tatsumi's capture by Esdeath, Tatsumi is dragged along with Esdeath and the Jaegers to raid and destroy a bandit's fortress as a backup Jaeger. Esdeath forces Tatsumi to watch the destruction as part of his training. Afterwards, Esdeath tries to seduce Tatsumi in her bedroom, but Tatsumi resists the temptation and believes he can convince her to turn against the Empire. However, Esdeath slaps him and explains her motive of "survival of the fittest" as well as her being the one to change Tatsumi, even if it meant protecting his family. After further arguing, they both decide to end the discussion and sleep, with neither convincing each other. However, Esdeath still remains in love with Tatsumi. The next day, Tatsumi meets up with Wave and Kurome. Tatsumi notices Kurome's gluttony, to which she reveals that she is Akame's sister and wants to kill her for betraying the Capital. Later, Esdeath, Kurome, Wave, and Tatsumi go on a hunt at Mount Fake, with Tatsumi and Wave paired together. Both Tatsumi and Wave fight tree-like Danger Beasts with ease and without their Imperial Arms. Upon destroying the monsters, Tatsumi attempts to escape using Incursio and Wave follows him with his Imperial Arm, Grand Chariot. Unaware of each other's identities, Wave attacks while Tatsumi tries to escape once more. Tatsumi is defeated, but he escapes using invisibility and is rescued by Akame and Lubbock. Wave is punished by Esdeath for allowing Tatsumi to escape. Tatsumi returns back to the Night Raid base and tells them about the Jaegers. Meanwhile, Dr. Stylish and his men, Team Stylish, locate the base and prepare to attack.

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Kill Authority
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8.26
423 votes

#41 - Kill Authority

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tatsumi is taken to the Night Raid's secret hideout by Leone, in which he's introduced to the rest of the members of Night Raid--Bulat, Sheele, Mine, Najenda, Lubbock, and of course Akame, the latter of which who tried to kill him the previous night--and instantly formed distinct relationships with each one of them. While he didn't think much of Bulat, Sheele, Mine, Najenda, or Lubbock either way, he still got flustered around Leone all the time, and began to dislike Akame at first, both because of her strange attitude toward him, and because she tried to kill him the previous night. Before Tatsumi could be excepted into Night Raid, he had to help them with a specific assassination to prove his skill to them.

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Kill the Demons
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8.25
299 votes

#42 - Kill the Demons

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 18

Night Raid enters the city of Kyoroch, which is the headquarters for Path of Peace. The prime minister orders the Jaegers to protect Borick, who simultaneously sets the four "Koukenji Rakshasa Demons" on the offensive. Kurome, still recovering from her previous battle, continues on with her mission in order to not be disposed of. Lubbock, intending to meet with a spy from the city, is attacked by two of the Demons, Sten and Mez. Akame fights against another of the Demons, Ibara, whom she recognizes as being from her old assassination squad. Both Lubba and Akame succeed in killing their opponents. While searching the outskirts of town, Tatsumi and Mine encounter the leader and founder of Path of Peace.

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The Devil and the Hero Take a Break from the Daily Routine
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8.24
206 votes

#43 - The Devil and the Hero Take a Break from the Daily Routine

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Following the success of the previous day's business, Mayumi informs Sadao that she has selected him based on a request by the MgRonald branch at the Fushima Park to assist them with business during a fair. That night, Hanzō informs Sadao that they might be able to harvest magic off people's fear by investigating the advertised haunted house at the fair, while Suzuno eavesdrops on their conversation, which she relays to Emi as a precaution. Later, Chiho invites Emi to the fair, who also brings along Suzuno after being suspicious of Sadao and co.'s intentions. While Sadao continues being busy with his work at the park's MgRonald and impressing its manager, Chiho tries and fails to get Sadao's attention. Afterwards the girls decide to check out the rest of the fair, visiting the haunted house, which proves to be too much for them, followed by the reptile exhibit where both Emi and Chiho reveal their fear of reptiles although Suzuno remarks on having eaten them before as a delicacy in the southern part of Ente Isla, before she is stopped by Emi. While exploring the exhibit, Emi bumps into a maintenance worker causing him to drop his keys. These keys are subsequently picked up by an escaped circus monkey, humorously called "Sadao" much to Sadao's irritation. Before being found it is revealed that the monkey had unlocked the crocodile exhibit. This allows the beasts to escape and sneak into the water park. As the crowd erupts into a panic Emi, Chiho and a stunned Suzuno watch as Satan absorbs their fear and chants a spell to calm the beasts, thus saving the fair and leaving Suzuno to echo Emi's previous thoughts of why he would save the humans. Afterwards, as the girls head home, Suzuno feels the presence of a white-winged being watching her which disappears when she turns to look.

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Kill the Giant Dangerous Beast
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8.20
300 votes

#44 - Kill the Giant Dangerous Beast

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 14

Esdeath's shock at seeing Tatsumi turns to delight, but the reunion cut short when Syura (the hooded man overseeing the activities of the new Danger Beasts) appears and uses his Shambala, an Imperial Arm that is capable of teleporting objects. Esdeath and Tatsumi are teleported to a remote island, where they are confronted by a gigantic modified Danger Beast created from Dr. Stylish's experiments. After it repels Esdeath's attacks, the Danger Beast is slain by Tatsumi. As night falls, Tatsumi and Esdeath decide to tell each other their back-stories; Tatsumi fakes his, while Esdeath reveals that she hailed from a clan that hunted Danger Beasts, with her father telling her that the strongest will survive and the weak shall fall. When her clan was attacked by a rivaling tribe and all of its members killed, she was told by her dying father that the clan was weak and that she needed to live strong. As a result, Esdeath enlisted in the Imperial army and ended up becoming a skilled general. Now thinking about getting off the island, Esdeath tries to hunt a flying Danger Beast, but Syura's teleport field appears and they jump in. Although they return back to the mountains, Tatsumi flees using his Incursio. Realizing that Esdeath cannot be convinced, he vows that the next time they meet, it will be as enemies.

Produce Results
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8.19
26 votes

#45 - Produce Results

Remake Our Life! - Season 1 - Episode 8

The roommates of Share House Kitayama are entering the final crunch for their doujin game, and if they can produce enough sales, Tsurayuki's tuition woes will be solved. But as time starts to run short, Kyoya decides to prioritize deadlines over quality and creativity...

Kill the Three Beasts - First Half
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8.19
323 votes

#46 - Kill the Three Beasts - First Half

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 7

After Sheele has passed, the group have no other option than to get on with their lives. However, Tatsumi is still greatly affected by this but admires the way that Akame is so composed (only to find out, after a midnight confrontation, that she is everything but). The group shortly thereafter are tasked with bringing down a new threat; a group of skilled fighters who -under the command of Esdeath- are killing political opponents and trying to put the blame on the Night Raiders. Leone is tasked with watching over Esdeath, Akame and Lubbock are to hunt the imposters down while Tatsumi and Bulat are to act as bodyguards to another political opponent that maybe on the kill list. Though things don't go as planned when the false Night Raiders are on the same ship as Tatsumi and Bulat. Tatsumi is confronted by one of the three and is saved by Bulat. Bulat then confronts General Liver.

Kill the Religion
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8.14
296 votes

#47 - Kill the Religion

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 15

Lubbock asks Tatsumi why he teleported Esdeath back to the mainland instead of leaving her on the island. However, Najenda responds that Esdeath would have escaped the island either way before revealing that she knows her personally. Meanwhile, Wave confronts Seryu about murdering three bandits who were suspected Night Raid members, but she brushes him off. Despite remarking that the Capital is twisted, Wave maintains his loyalty as a soldier. Later, Najenda tells Night Raid about Path of Peace, a pacifist religious organization that is inciting a religious insurrection, and that the Revolutionary Army (the rebellion force Night Raid is a part of) and an allied tribe will launch attacks against the Capital simultaneous to Path of Peace's uprising. She then assigns Night Raid to assassinate Borick, the adviser to Path of Peace's founder who is a spy for the prime minister and is drugging several of the religion's followers into obedience, also instructing them to take out the Jaegers, especially Kurome and Bols, who will undoubtedly respond. The next day, Akame begins expressing her doubts about battling Kurome, but Mine comforts her. Meanwhile, Esdeath splits the Jaegers into two teams: she will attack Najenda with Seryu and Ran, while Wave, Kurome, and Bols will pursue Akame. Wave's team arrives at a canyon, where Mine fires at Kurome, but she dodges the shot. Susanoo arrives and knocks Wave away, leaving Kurome and Bols to be confronted by the entire Night Raid team. Kurome activates her Imperial Arm, Yatsufusa, which brings forth the last eight victims of its blade as Kurome's puppets. Among those summoned is a gigantic Danger Beast, which Night Raid prepares to battle.

The Girl From Heidelberg
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8.13
213 votes

#48 - The Girl From Heidelberg

Monster - Season 1 - Episode 5

Nina Fortner, a talented young student in Heidelberg has been having nightmares. She also cannot remember anything about her life before she was 10 years old. She soon suffers from fainting spells at her university and starts receiving anonymous emails.

Kill the Imperial Arms User
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8.09
361 votes

#49 - Kill the Imperial Arms User

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 4

The unknown figure from the previous episode kills a girl by beheading her despite her pleas. Tatsumi is informed of the crazed former executioner of the largest dungeon in the kingdom (the unknown figure), who became addicted to cutting off heads and crazed for blood. He possesses a powerful Imperial Weapon, which every member of the Night Raid possesses in one form or another, and the Executioner's is in the form of a large green eye strapped to his forehead. It is revealed that when two imperial weapon welders fight, one has to die. Night Raid is then sent on a mission to eliminate him. During the mission, Tatsumi, who is paired Akame, is led away by a vision of Sayo and severely wounded in a battle with the Executioner. The green eye is revealed to be a weapon that can foresee the future movements and attacks of the opponent and can befuddle the opponent by dazing them with the image of their most beloved one. Just when Tatsumi is about to be killed, Akame appears and battles with the Executioner. The Executioner attempts distract Akame with the vision of a beloved one, a young girl that is shown to have fought with Akame in the past through Akame's flashback. However, Akame quickly kills the Executioner and replies that because the girl is who she loves the most, she must kill her the quickest. The Executioner's earpiece, which is what drove him mad in the first place with the cries of those he killed, breaks and the Executioner dies in peace. Akame goes to Tatsumi's aid and promises to clean his wounds.

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Kill the New Recruits
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8.09
301 votes

#50 - Kill the New Recruits

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 12

After Dr. Stylish's death Night Raid ventures into a Danger Beast-infested area so they can set up their new hideout. Najenda introduces Susanoo and Chelsea, the girl from the previous episode. After their introduction, Chelsea berates Night Raid for their incompetence, which she alleges led to Sheele and Bulat's deaths. Angered, Mine decides to teach Chelsea a lesson and recruits Lubbock and Tatsumi, the latter of whom uses Incursio to sneak on the hot spring where Chelsea is bathing. However, Tatsumi instead confronts Susanoo, but it is actually Chelsea using her Teigu, Gaea Foundation, which changes her physical appearance. Chelsea tells her story about her former team being massacred, leaving her as the only survivor, and she reveals that she berated Night Raid because she didn't want them to die like her former team did. Meanwhile, a depressed Esdeath learns of the loss of Dr. Stylish and comforts Seryu when she grieves his death. At the Capital, Run tells Esdeath that there are many lookalikes of Tatsumi for her to court, but Esdeath declares that there is only one Tatsumi. At the mining caves, miners are being devoured by modified Danger Beasts while watched by a hooded man.