Angel Heart

The WORST episodes of Angel Heart

Every episode of Angel Heart ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Angel Heart!

An assassin at the tender age of fifteen cannot cope with the pressure and commits suicide. Through fate or luck, she is given the transplant heart of Kaori; the partner of Saeba Ryo-City Hunter. Now the former assassin works with Saeba Ryo-City Hunter to solve the problems of others while the deceased Kaori lives on in the body of an assassin.

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Farewell...Kaori
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9.48
29 votes

#1 - Farewell...Kaori

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2005

Li Jian Qiang, the boss of Zheng Dao Hui, was critically wounded in the assassination attempt. Saeko, the superintendent of Shinjuku West police station, sets up an emergency response headquarters because of the potential power vacuum in the Shinjuku gangland if Li dies. Glass Heart, who is assumed to be the assassin, becomes the prime target of the Zheng Dao Hui, who aggressively search for her in the streets of Shinjuku. Meanwhile, Glass Heart, has lost her identity and reason to live, and prepares to shoot herself in her heart, but Kaori's influence stops her from pulling the trigger. Me awhile, Master Li visits Umibozu's café and appears before Ryo who realizes that the person shot was Li's secret double, his twin brother, Li Qian De.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Reunion
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9.50
28 votes

#2 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/7/2005

Ryo recalls the time, 22 years ago, when he rescued Li Qian De from a country's guerrillas on the request of his twin brother Li Jian Qiang. Ryo visits the Zheng Dao Hui medical facility where he recognizes Qian De and says goodbye to him as he takes his last breath. Back in Umibozu's café, Li Jian Qiang, explains to Ryo that Glass Heart is his long lost daughter Xiang-Ying who had attempted suicide, and confesses that Kaori's Heart was stolen in order to save her without him knowing its origin. Later, Glass Heart finds her way to the café, and emotionally meets Ryo, face-to-face for the first time.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Kaori has Returned
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9.53
30 votes

#3 - Kaori has Returned

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2005

Given a new chance to live Glass Heart escapes from the surgery and decides to seek the meanings of her visions. She must find Saeba Ryo but when she gets to Shinjuku she finds it hard to leave old habits like killing behind as her heart is not made of glass anymore. Will she find what she is seeking without losing herself in memories that dont belong to her and the places which are familiar to a part of her but she has never been to.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Encounter and Separation On Board The Ship
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9.54
28 votes

#4 - Encounter and Separation On Board The Ship

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/19/2005

Ryo and Xiang Ying attended the funeral of Qian De, who was her uncle. Jian Qiang tells Ryo how he met Xiang Ying's mother, Lin Xiang Ping, and how it was his caring brother Qian De who brought them together and encouraged him to have children. Although he lived in his brother's shadow Qian De was happy to be out of the limelight, and especially enjoyed that Xiang Ying thought that she had two fathers. As Qian De's ashes are scattered on the ocean, Xiang Ying asks Ryo to scatter her ashes on the ocean if she dies before him.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Present from Master Li
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9.54
28 votes

#5 - Present from Master Li

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/2006

Ryo and Xiang Ying adjust to life together and she insists that Ryo undergo a medical exam and he is pronounced healthy. When Xiang Ying also undergoes an examination, it is discovered that there is an unusually high level of compatibility between her and Kaori indicating that her heart is unlikely to be rejected and that she may outlive Ryo, to her great relief. Later, Chen, Master Li's right hand man, shows Ryo a new ornate message board in Shinjuku Station with the words "XYZ: Be a good father - Li" and Ryo decides to start up his City Hunter business again.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Old Man Chen's Place
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9.54
28 votes

#6 - Old Man Chen's Place

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/20/2006

Chen opens a Chinese restaurant called Genbumon, a reference to his former, Genbu unit of Zeng Dao Hui. Ryo volunteers Xiang Ying and Xin Hong to be his waiters since there aren't any requests on the message board. The two ex-assassins initially have difficulty understanding the process of serving others or the reason for dining out, because previously they always ate alone and quickly to minimize their vulnerability to attack. However, Xiang Ying and Xin Hong easily defend the restaurant from disruptive yakuza, especially after they realize the staff are ex Zeng Dao Hui operatives. The yakuza boss even leaves Mochiyama to assist in the restaurant. Later, Ryo teaches them about the enjoyment of eating slowly together with your loved ones.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Family Time
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9.55
29 votes

#7 - Family Time

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2005

Xin Hong loses his confidence at the last second and decides not to tell Glass Heart her real name, but he accidentally says "Xiang Ying". Embarrassed, he tells her that Ryo made up the name and she accepts it. Ryo arranges for Xiang Ying to show Master Li around Shinjuku, without revealing that Li is her father. Li and Xiang Ying ended up taking pictures together at a photo booth, and when the photos are printed out, they realize they are both wearing the same expression.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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My Everyday Life
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9.56
27 votes

#8 - My Everyday Life

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 8/7/2006

Tomomi's boss Sanemichi Bando reveals that Ryo is City Hunter but Tomomi refuses to believe it. She is abducted in the street by Yang Fang Yu, leader of the Black Panther group. It appears that Ryo saved Fang Yu when they were mercenaries 10 years earlier and she fell in love with him and he promised to email her every Christmas, but because of Tomomi, he missed this year. Fang Yu challenges Tomomi to a drinking contest, but when Tomomi passes out, Xiang Ying arrives to rescue her. Fang Yu challenges Xiang Ying, but when they start, Fang Yu sees Kaori before her, and confesses that she still cares about Ryo. Later, Tomomi thanks Ryo for changing her life, and when he arrives home, he finds Xiang Ying, Fang Yu and Bando partying in his apartment.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
True Friends
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9.57
28 votes

#9 - True Friends

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/2005

In preparation for the gunfight with Qing Long, Ryo takes Glass Heart into a district that is blockaded off, and they finally reached the Hotel Kojyo. Waiting for them there is a large group of Ryo's friends including Umibozu, Saeko and Doc in the midst of a party. They intended to fight along Ryo against Qing Long which Glass Heart cannot comprehend, as she was trained to never rely on anyone. As the showdown draws near they all drink a toast to Kaori. Meanwhile a scout from Qing Long has infiltrated the building, and Glass Heart goes to engage him by herself. However the man turns out to be Liu Xin Hong who she knew only as Number 36, and she was known as Number 27, while training for Zheng Dao Hui. He was her only friend, but she thought she had killed him in the final trials for the Suzaka Unit. After declaring his love for her, Xin Hong leaves to set off a massive explosion in the Qing Long headquarters to protect her, but he is saved from death by Ryo.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Miki's Hidden Secret
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9.59
27 votes

#10 - Miki's Hidden Secret

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 7/17/2006

Saeko Nogami prepares to arrest Joy Law's movie producer Zhang Yi for staging dangerous promotional stunts when they a shot at by a group of assassins. Joy moves into the Cat's Eye café for safety and to be close to Miki. Ryo takes Joy to Miki's living quarters in the abandoned underground arcade, but everything is gone, however Joy believes that Miki's mother truly loved and cared for her. Miki arrives and treats Joy like her lost mother. Having found Miki for her ex-lover, Joy decides she has nothing more to live for.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Glass Heart
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9.61
31 votes

#11 - Glass Heart

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2005

14 year old assassin code named Glass Heart from the Suzacu unit doesn't want to kill anymore. Every time she kills her heart breaks and all she wants is to break free. Will her answer to her problems be the right one and solve all her problems like she wants. She’s not a lost cause yet and one year later Glass Heart is about to learn what her heart truly wants. Meanwhile somewhere else another broken heart wonders the streets. After an accident his fiance was involved in one year ago he wonders if his life will ever be the same.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Untainted Heart
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9.63
27 votes

#12 - Untainted Heart

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 6/26/2006

Miki appears in front of Umibozu and starts reading for him. Meanwhile, Xiang Ying tracks Miki to her living quarters in an abandoned underground arcade. In a flashback, Miki's mother, Sato, is shown dying in the snow. Ryo and Xiang Ying question the locals about Miki, when suddenly they hear the girl has been hit by a car. While Miki is in the clinic they realize that she has been waiting for her mother to return. Miki returns to her quarters and after Xiang Ying calms her, Miki sees Kaori appear before her.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
The Client is a Famous Actress
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9.63
27 votes

#13 - The Client is a Famous Actress

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 7/10/2006

Xiang Ying doubles as the famous action film actress Joy law, but after she is almost assassinated at a press conference, she demands the truth. Joy reveals that her life is under threat because her lover, the King of Thamannant has disappeared and been replaced by a double. Before he disappeared he asked Joy to find his daughter, the child of a Japanese woman, one of his 30 lovers. Joy searches for the girl, but after meeting Miki, she suspects that she may be the girl.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Become My Eyes
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9.67
27 votes

#14 - Become My Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 7/3/2006

Kaori explains to Miki that her mother's body no longer exists, but that she still lives on within Miki's heart. The next morning, Xiang Ying returns Miki to the clinic with a high fever. Miki has a vision of seeing her mother who explains that she will always be with her. Miki decides to spend her days with Umibozu, being his eyes, although she returns to her underground arcade at night. However, after Umibozu shows kindness to a woman who tries to cheat him with his change, Miki eventually decides to live with him.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Bright Future?!
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9.69
26 votes

#15 - Bright Future?!

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 9/4/2006

Xiang Ying encounters a woman in the street that says an accident is about to happen which proves to be true. Later, Xin Hong takes Xiang Ying to visit Pure Reisen, a future-teller. She predicts that in ten years, Xin Hong will not be married, and that Xiang Ying is supposed to be dead. She reveals that she is the same woman Xiang Ying saw days earlier and her name is Reiko Kawamoto. She has become tired of seeing other people's futures and asks City Hunter to make her life worth living, to find a man whose future she cannot see. After a night of heavy drinking Xiang Ying takes he home, but in the morning she meets Ryo and she thinks he is the ideal man because she cannot see his future, but after she sobers up she is hugely disappointed. Meanwhile, Shougo Shimazu, a young police officer whose future Reiko predicted would end badly if he continued seeing his girlfriend Si Zhong, is demoted after he rejects the proposal of a senior policewoman.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Drawing in Destiny
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9.69
26 votes

#16 - Drawing in Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 9/11/2006

Xin Hong and Xiang Ying decide to protect the police officer, Shougo Shimazu from his impending death and take Ryo and with them to his village so Reiko can more accurately predict Shougo's end. Reiko sees a vision that Shougo will be killed on the night of the village festival, but is burdened by being able to see tragedies that befall people. On the evening of the festival, Xiang Ying intercepts some gangsters, but one escapes with a gun, meanwhile Shougo hears gunshots and heads towards the same location.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Get My Life
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9.69
26 votes

#17 - Get My Life

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 9/18/2006

Xin Hong waits at the place where Reiko predicted Shougo would be killed, and Reiko staggers towards him, very drunk. Suddenly the gunman being chased by Xiang Ying arrives and takes Reiko hostage. At that moment, Shougo cycles towards them on his bicycle, and as the gunman fires at him, Xin Hong leaps into the path of the bullet and crashes into Shougo. Moments later, Xin Hong is shown to be only wounded in the shoulder and Shougo is alive. Later, Reiko explains everything to Shougo and Si, who finally understand why she advised them against staying together. Ryo then tells Reiko that both Xin Hong and Xiang Ying had cheated fate before, which is why they tried so hard for Shougo. Reiko finally acknowledges that fate can be changed and offers to look into Xiang Ying's future, but instead she sees her own happy future with her child.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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The Vision She Saw on the Last Night
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9.77
26 votes

#18 - The Vision She Saw on the Last Night

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/15/2006

Sayuri’s dream continues, to the time when Kaori discovers that Hideyuki and Ryo are collectively the City Hunter and Kaori joins them. She sees the time when Ryo awkwardly proposes to Kaori and the fact that he was always there for her. When Sayuri awakes the next morning, Sayuri and Xiang Ying realize that they shared the same dream in which Kaori told them about her life. Satisfied that Kaori was happy with Ryo, and that her memories live on through Xiang Ying Sayuri returns to America.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
For the Sake of Our Children
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9.77
26 votes

#19 - For the Sake of Our Children

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 8/14/2006

Yang Fang Yu, Ryo's former mercenary teammate, now runs an orphanage for children whose parents were killed in war zones. She asks Ryo for help to develop a vaccine for a deadly virus which an organization has developed for warfare, of which she has a sample. Meanwhile she has kidnapped twelve researchers and is now seeking funding to develop a vaccine. Her plan is to free the arrested son of an oil tycoon from prison who will pay highly to save his family's embarrassment. They burst into the prison, but Fang Yu takes a dislike to the tycoon's spoiled son, and leaves him there. Meanwhile, the organization raids her headquarters and kidnaps the researchers.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Revival, City Hunter!
star
9.78
27 votes

#20 - Revival, City Hunter!

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/16/2006

Xiang Ying has trouble adapting to normal life away from the battlefield while Ryo accepts his first City Hunter job since coming out of retirement. His first client is Nagisa, a high school drop-out who carried out a "roofie robbery" on a member of the yakuza. Ryo assigns Xiang Ying to take her to their apartment for protection, but there is considerable friction as Xiang Ying is only focussed on the mission and Nagisa wants to have fun. A crisis presents itself when the yakuza find them and grab Nagisa, but Xiang Ying doesn't believe protecting her is part of the mission. Eventually Xiang Ying intervenes, sending the yakuza to hospital. Later, a grateful Nagisa decides to return to school and asks Xiang Ying to be her friend, but the ex-assassin doesn't know how to react.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
City Hunter's Qualifications
star
9.78
27 votes

#21 - City Hunter's Qualifications

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/26/2006

Xiang Ying prepares to snipe Kishimoto, the man responsible for framing Tanya's father, Kurahashi. Meanwhile, Ryo finds that Kurahashi is working as Mr. Bear, a mascot handing out balloons to children in a playground were Tanya plays. He then leaks information from Kurahashi about Kishimoto to the Taiwan media exposing Kishimoto's corruption. Meanwhile, Xiang Ying is unable to pull the trigger to kill Kishimoto. After the family are reunited, Xiang Ying is distraught at not being able to pull the trigger but Ryo the qualifications for being a City Hunter means more than just killing. Ryo realizes that it is her growing awareness of her new life and the influence of Kaori's heart in her body is slowly changing her.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Encounter in a Dream
star
9.78
27 votes

#22 - Encounter in a Dream

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/6/2006

Xiang Ying has a recurring dream in which she is a child and cannot find Ryo. Ryo suggests that she tells Doc about it when she goes for her periodic physical check-up. When she arrives, Doc mistakes her for Kaori because of her similar manner. While waiting for Ryo, Xiang Ying drifts off again and experiences visions from Kaori's past where Kaori goes to Ryo's aid. She then sees Kaori at home with her brother Hideyuki Makimura, a police detective, who criticizes her for pursuing a nursing job. Then, she sees an injured Ryo whom Hideyuki insists is a "stray dog" who should be handed over to the police as all his identity documents are fake, but Kaori argues that he is a patient. That night, Ryo, fearing that he will be arrested, prepares to kill Kaori when he thinks she notices that he has regained consciousness.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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Find Papa!
star
9.81
27 votes

#23 - Find Papa!

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/23/2006

A little girl, Tanya, leaves a message for City Hunter and Xiang Ying decides to take the job herself without telling Ryo. Tanya wants to find her father "Shinjuku's One-Shot Wolf" and her description matches Ryo. Ryo and Xiang Ying find that her mother Irina was engaged to Katsumi Kurahashi, however he was framed for the activities of Kishimoto, a corrupt politician, and went into hiding to protect his family. Xiang Ying's solution is to kill Kishimoto and she begins to scout sniping locations.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
Unfair Happiness
star
9.81
27 votes

#24 - Unfair Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/13/2006

Yume points the gun provide by Dog Walker at Xiang Ying, but she cannot not pull the trigger. She leaves the clinic with her teacher, Haruka, and Walker's gun. Separately, Ryo and Xiang Ying deduce that Dog Walker is Haruka's boyfriend, the famous violinist Masaomi Kazama also named "Slow Finger". Meanwhile, Masaomi enters Yume's house and tells her how Mad Dog raised her as his own child, however Yume already knew this. Dog Walker prepares to kill Yume and Haruka, but Ryo and Chen's Genbu unit are waiting outside to attack. Suddenly, Xiang Ying arrives and she drives her car into the house and disarms Dog Walker. Seeking revenge, Yume points Walker's gun at Xiang Ying's heart, prepared to kill her.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
To the Future...
star
9.81
27 votes

#25 - To the Future...

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/12/2006

Hayakawa threatens to kill Bai Lan, but she convinces him that she did not betray him. He then reveals that he is dying from leukemia. They confess their devotion to each other, and he gives her a ring meant for his daughter. Xin Hong rushes into the burning building, but is stopped by Ryo and Xiang Ying, who say that only Bai Lan can save herself. They find Hayakawa engulfed in flames and Ryo and Xiang Ying help rescue Bai Lan. Later, Ryo reports that Bai Lan died in the fire, but in fact she leaves for Palawan in the Philippines, a favorite place of Hayakawa, and begins working as an elementary schoolteacher. Two months later Xin Hong receives a letter from Bai Lan explaining how happy she is, and hopes that he can find happiness with Xiang Ying.

Directors: Toshiki Hirano
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