The BEST Episodes of Now and Then, Here and There

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Network: WOWOW

Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers the true terrors of war, which includes genocide, brutal torture, hunger, thirst, and child exploitation. Now Shu is trying to save Lala-Ru, as well as his hard earned, and often reluctant, new friends from the insane dictator, Hamdo. Whether Shu can possibly accomplish saving those he cares about while still holding up to his values remains to be seen.

This Bloody Earth

#1 - This Bloody Earth

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 13, 2000

Sara warns the people of Zari Bars that an impending attack from Hellywood is eminent.

star 9.84
31 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Now and Then, Here and There

#2 - Now and Then, Here and There

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 20, 2000

Nabuca finds himself at a crossroad: Continue killing for the empty promise of going home after the war ends, or listen to his heart and put down his gun.

star 9.81
32 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Night of Flight

#3 - Night of Flight

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 1999

While in prison, Shu uncovers an unbelievable mystery and the fate of this hellish future suddenly falls squarely in his hands.

star 9.70
33 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Eve of Destruction

#4 - Eve of Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 6, 2000

Sis, one of the citizens of Zari Bars, finds Sara in the desert, on the verge of death.

star 9.69
32 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Two Lone Souls

#5 - Two Lone Souls

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 1999

Now that Shu is on the run, he must face a whole new set of dangers in the wild desert.

star 9.67
33 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Discord

#6 - Discord

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 1999

The young soldiers have their marching orders: Search the entire ship from top to bottom for Lala-Ru’s missing pendant.

star 9.64
33 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
A Feast In the Dark

#7 - A Feast In the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 28, 1999

While imprisoned, Shu meets a fragile blue-eyed girl named Sara who found her way to this hellish future under similar circumstances.

star 9.62
34 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
In the Chasm

#8 - In the Chasm

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 1999

Shu and Lala-ru don’t realize it, but the village they’ve encountered is actually the target of King Hamdo’s revenge.

star 9.58
33 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Prelude to Chaos

#9 - Prelude to Chaos

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 16, 1999

Shu and Lala-Ru are tentatively welcomed by the villagers of Zari Bars.

star 9.58
33 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Disappearance In A Sandstorm

#10 - Disappearance In A Sandstorm

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 18, 1999

The young soldiers are now faced with a tour of duty as they leave Hellywood to seek more soldiers.

star 9.53
34 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
Murder

#11 - Murder

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 1999

King Hamdo’s frustration reaches a boiling point as the mission to recover the pendant continues to be fruitless.

star 9.51
35 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
A Boy and A Mad King

#12 - A Boy and A Mad King

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 21, 1999

Lala-Ru is captured by Abelia’s men, but her magical pendant escapes with Shu at the last moment.

star 9.27
37 votes
Directors: Daichi Akitaro
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki
A Girl Admiring the Sunset

#13 - A Girl Admiring the Sunset

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 1999

Happy-go-lucky boy Shu encounters a mysterious girl, and is drawn into time warp that thrusts him into a hellish future.

star 9.24
38 votes
Directors: Akitaroh Daichi
Writers: Kurata Hideyuki