The BEST episodes of Tokyo Vice

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

Based on Jake Adelstein's non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. The drama captures Adelstein's daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.

Last Updated: 1/27/2023Network:HBO Max
Everybody Pays
481 votes

#1 - Everybody Pays

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2022

When Jake helps reveal the mole in Chihara-Kai, he must weigh the risks of accepting a favor in return from Ishida. Samantha attempts to take care of her Matsuo problem. Sato’s recruitment ends with a devasting lesson in loyalty.

Directors: Hikari
Writer: Adam Stein
Watch Now:Amazon
490 votes

#2 - Yoshino

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/28/2022

While Samantha risks it all for Polina’s safe return, Sato is forced to mix business with pleasure. As Katagiri devises a plan to finally take down Tozawa, Jake is confronted by the crime boss’s men.

Directors: Alan Poul
Writer: J.T. Rogers
Watch Now:Amazon
The Information Business
481 votes

#3 - The Information Business

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2022

An impromptu Yakuza Peace Summit finds Tozawa at the mercy of his own actions. Samantha begins to settle her debts with Matsuo. A determined Jake chases down a tip from Ishida.

Watch Now:Amazon
Sometimes They Disappear
484 votes

#4 - Sometimes They Disappear

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/21/2022

Jake struggles to regain his footing after the botched raid, while Samantha grows increasingly desperate to find Polina. Sato feels the pressure of his elevated standing in Chihari-Kai.

Writer: Brad Kane
Watch Now:Amazon
Read the Air
548 votes

#5 - Read the Air

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2022

Jake’s persistence pays off when he receives an exclusive from Detective Katagiri – but catches the less ideal eye of someone else in the process. Meanwhile, Samantha hits it off with a new customer, as Sato chooses between words and fists.

Watch Now:Amazon
I Want It That Way
526 votes

#6 - I Want It That Way

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/14/2022

As Samantha makes strides toward the future, her past catches up. With help from Emi, Tin-Tin, and Trendy, Jake has a breakthrough in connecting the cases - and comes face-to-face with the head of Chihari-Kai, who requires a favor.

Directors: Hikari
Writer: Naomi Iizuka
Watch Now:Amazon
The Test
738 votes

#7 - The Test

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/7/2022

Hired as Meicho Shimbun’s first American crime reporter, Jake Adelstein is quickly tasked with covering two cases that initially appear unrelated, but soon stakes his career – and life – on connecting the dots.

Directors: Michael Mann
Writer: J.T. Rogers
Watch Now:Amazon
Kishi Kaisei
596 votes

#8 - Kishi Kaisei

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2022

As crime boss Tozawa dangerously toes the line between territories, the rival Chihara-Kai scramble to collect dues. Samantha protects another hostess, while Jake witnesses a confrontation that changes everything.

Watch Now:Amazon

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