The Best Episodes Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa

Suicide Tour

#1 - Suicide Tour

Season 1 - Episode 12

Oculus confronts Nona concerning Decim, demanding to know what she has done to him. Chiyuki awakens in her house the living world again to find that Decim has brought her there to offer her the chance to reclaim her life.

star 8.79
131 votes
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Death Counter

#2 - Death Counter

Season 1 - Episode 9

As the two contestants continue their game, Shimada is surprised to learn that Detective Tatsumi is sympathetic to his desire for revenge against his sister's attacker. The black-haired woman is troubled by how far Decim is willing to go.

star 8.48
130 votes
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Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3

#3 - Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 7

After the retreat bell sounds, many cadets find themselves without enough fuel to scale the wall back to safety. Mikasa begins to lose hope once she hears of the deaths in Armin's squad, but the appearance of a new type of Titan stokes her will to fight.

star 8.39
969 votes
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Memento Mori

#4 - Memento Mori

Season 1 - Episode 11

Mayu is given a chance to spare Harada's soul from the void, for a price. With Chiyuki's judgment pending, she revisits her love of ice skating, with the hope that the memories she recovers will help her to come to terms with her passing.

star 8.37
117 votes
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A Loser I Can't Hate

#5 - A Loser I Can't Hate

Season 1 - Episode 7

Hearing about how many students have been starting their own clubs in order to become eligible to get better uniforms, and thus better living rights, Ryuko decides to start her own Fight Club, assigning Mako as the club president to handle all the paperwork and meetings. As Ryuko increases the club's reputation by defeating other club presidents, Mako manages to earn a One-Star Goku Uniform, upgrading the Mankanshoku family to a better apartment. Mako's determination to preserve her family's newfound happiness moves the family up to an even more luxurious lifestyle. However, as Mako becomes more serious about her duties as club president and the other family members indulge in their wealth, Ryuko starts to feel lonely as the family finds less time to spend together. Just as Ryuko decides to resign from the Fight Club, Satsuki gives Mako a Two-Star Goku Uniform, telling her to defeat Ryuko if she wants to keep her life of luxury. Ryuko decides to take the brunt of Mako's attacks, which leads to Mako eventually realizing the error of her ways, deciding to disband the Fight Club and return to her life in the slums. Meanwhile, Satuski reveals that by using Ryuko to purge the weaker clubs, she will restructure the student council by holding a reprisal general election.

star 8.31
200 votes
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Story Teller

#6 - Story Teller

Season 1 - Episode 10

Decim visits Nona and tells her that he believes that their way of passing judgment is flawed. Nona sends him another customer, whose case may unravel the mystery of the black-haired woman, and whom Decim chooses to judge without the aid of any memories.

star 7.96
114 votes
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Rolling Ballade

#7 - Rolling Ballade

Season 1 - Episode 3

College student Shigeru Miura wakes up in Quindecim, and falls in love at first sight with the woman at the bar. Unable to remember even her own name, the woman asks him to play a game with her, after being assured that it will jog her memory.

star 7.93
137 votes
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Death Rally

#8 - Death Rally

Season 1 - Episode 8

Prior to the arrival of a pair of guests--a police detective and young man raising his sister--Decim wonders if there has been a mistake, since the memories he has received are those of a killer. But despite his protestations, Nona prods him to continue.

star 7.85
117 votes
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Death: Seven Darts

#9 - Death: Seven Darts

Season 1 - Episode 1

A young couple, Takashi and Machiko, arrive in the bar Quindecim without any recollection of how they got there. The bartender tells them they cannot leave until they first finish playing a game, one in which their lives will be at stake.

star 7.84
158 votes
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Death Arcade

#10 - Death Arcade

Season 1 - Episode 4

TV personality Misaki Tachibana is convinced that she is in Quindecim as part of a hidden-camera TV show, and enlists her counterpart, Yousuke Tateishi, to help her liven the show up. Decim takes measures to ensure extreme conditions for the contestants.

star 7.71
119 votes
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Death: Reverse

#11 - Death: Reverse

Season 1 - Episode 2

A black-haired woman awakens in an unfamiliar place, unable to remember even her own name. She is taken by a girl named Nona to Quindecim, where she is told that she will be an assistant, and is instructed as to the purpose of the bar's existence.

star 7.67
144 votes
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Cross Heart Attack

#12 - Cross Heart Attack

Season 1 - Episode 6

A high-school girl named Mayu arrives at a Japanese-style bar being tended by Ginti. He demands that she play a game against the man in the bar, who she instantly recognizes as Harada, of the boy idol band C.H.A, and she eagerly accepts.

star 7.58
125 votes
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Death March

#13 - Death March

Season 1 - Episode 5

Two more people - a young boy and an older man - arrive at Quindecim, but this time, Decim senses something out of place. Before Decim can explain the game to the pair, the older man reveals that he remembers having seen Decim and the bar before!

star 7.43
119 votes
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Alcohol Poison

#14 - Alcohol Poison

Season 1 - Episode 7

When the black-haired woman stumbles upon a picture book, she asks Decim about it, and he tells her that it might belong to Quin, Quindecim's previous bartender. Decim reveals the reasons why he spends so much time putting together mannequins.

star 7.28
106 votes
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