The BEST Episodes of Valvrave the Liberator
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2019
The story is set in an era when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers—the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS)—there is a small neutral nation called Jiouru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto, a high school student who lives in Jiouru, encounters the mysterious "forbidden" humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorushia army invades.
#1 - Revolution to the Future
Season 2 - Episode 12
The modified Valvrave 02 piloted by Cain destroys the Module 77 communications terminal and proceeds to clash with the Valvrave 01. As Unit 01 becomes overwhelmed by Unit 02's power, X-eins' Kirchbaum intercepts the duel to avenge H-neun. As the Magius also pass off the conference's events as an act to the world, A-drei's Kirchbaum finds himself blocked by a battle crazed Q-vier. When Unit 01 finds itself blasted straight into Module 77, X-eins mounts a failed suicide attack against Unit 02. In the midst of Haruto's Rune deprivation, L-elf shows up and they combine their skills against Cain by way of a possession. At the same time, A-drei kills Q-vier after failing to reason with him. As the Valvrave 01 and 02 head into space once more, Cain blames the Valvrave pilots for disrupting the Magius' attempt at world peace. Amidst the chaos, President Anderson also exposes the Magius to the world, sparking various Dorssian uprisings in favor of the Royalists. As Unit 02 pushes Unit 01 to its limit, Haruto calls upon the fighting spirit of his friends, amplifying Unit 01's power and brutally destroys Unit 02, killing Cain whilst also losing all of his memories in the process. In the aftermath, L-elf awakens in the cockpit and rushes to a weakened amnesiac Haruto. Realizing the steep cost of their victory, L-elf sheds tears for his friend before Haruto passes on. In the epilogue, humanity bands together to hunt down the remaining Magius while peace finally dawns on the new world order. Finally, as Saki and Akira conclude the origin story of the Third Galactic Empire to the Prince, Shōko meets two hostile alien lifeforms in the Memorial Core and offers them friendship—echoing what Haruto would have done.
#2 - Tears Like Falling Snow
Season 2 - Episode 7
L-elf declares his love for Lieselotte while Q-vier later intercepts their escape attempt. Cain also anticipates L-elf's plan of using the rocket and has his forces surround the hanger and destroy its runway. In the meantime, the Valvrave 01 interrupts L-elf and Q-vier's knife duel and L-elf has Haruto take Lieselotte while he works on keeping a step ahead of Cain. Afterwards, the Pino AI detects similarities with Lieselotte who admits her race as a Magius. Lieselette explains that the Magius crash landed on Earth a few centuries ago and began possessing Earth's lifeforms in order to survive. She continues that as time passed they created an organization called the Council of One Hundred and One to conceal their existence from humanity while securing Runes for their survival and shows Haruto a mark of her rejection to the Council, which constantly drains her of Runes. Afterwards, L-elf manages to make it to the drawbridge controls of a road to the east of the hangar and has the New JIORians use it as a runway for the rocket which then manages to take off despite one of the hydrogen tanks being ruptured by the Dorssian military. Lamenting her feelings for L-elf, Lieselotte uses the last of her Magius powers to seal the fuel tank before it separates and allows the rocket to safely gain enough thrust to achieve escape velocity—killing her in the process.
#3 - The Heretic Activates
Season 1 - Episode 12
In the year 211, Saki is telling the story of the Magius to a boy who looks like L-Elf. Back to the present, Saki calmly rejects Haruto's marriage proposal and proceeds to help the other 2 Valvraves hold off the Dorssian forces. Meanwhile, the drill that was sent into the Module is moving up through the space with the intention of releasing poison gas into the atmosphere of the Module. L-Elf receives a call from Haruto and meets up with him to try to defeat the Dorssians. Satomi calls Shoko and asks her to save his sister, Akira, who is trapped in the school. Akira, who overhears this conversation, tries to stop Shoko but to no avail. Shoko was knocked unconscious by the drill while trying to get to Akira, and this prompted Akira to face her hears of being bullied and come out into the open to save Shoko. Facing a dead end due to the damage by the drill, she almost gave up until a crack in the debris reveals Valvrave unit 6. Akira climbs into it and confirms herself to be the 6th pilot of the Valvraves. She saves Shoko and using the Hummingbird equipment hacks the drill and stops it short of the surface of Module 77. Haruto and L-Elf, meanwhile walks into a trap laid by Cain and A-Drei who are watching Valvrave 1. Cain and A-Drei almost made it out when Akira, piloting Valvrave 6 appears and is sending the drill in the opposite direction. Haruto and L-Elf takes this opportunity the break free and get back into Valvrave 1. As they try to kill Cain and fails to do so, Cain tells them that their efforts to kill him are futile. Cain makes it to the unfinished Valvrave 2 and plants Blue, a life unit into it and pilots it. L-Elf wonders what Cain is if he is not human. A cutscene reveal the Magius, an organization which governs the world from the shadows in a meeting which involves representatives from ARUS and Dorssia, and at the same time Cain reveals he is from that organization.
#4 - Module 77 Recapture Strategy
Season 2 - Episode 11
X-eins listens to the audio recording from H-neun's earring and decides to join L-elf to avenge H-neun and take down Cain. L-elf infiltrates Module 77 by posing as an injured Dorssian soldier and meets up with A-drei, who joins him in his rebellion. While Shoko and some other students are treating the injured, Haruto appears. Shoko shows her gratitude towards Haruto, but she says that she still does not trust him, and Haruto responds by saying that he will expose the truth to the world. While fighting off enemy vessels, Haruto continues to lose his memories of his time with Shoko as kids, while Amadeus and Anderson have a press conference to announce the alliance between ARUS and Dorssia. Akira tries to hack into Module 77's computer system, but is under attack by Q-vier. Raizo engages in a one-on-one duel with Q-vier to give Akira time to complete the hacking. After Akira completes the hack, Q-vier destroys the Valvrave 03 and kills Raizo. At the same time, L-elf interrupts the press conference and stabs Amadeus in the neck to activate his regeneration powers and expose him as a Magius.
#5 - The Abyss of the Runes
Season 2 - Episode 5
Haruto, L-elf and Takumi learn from the Pino AI that the Valvrave 01 began extracting the Runes of Marie's life force when she ran out of memories, killing her in the process. Also showing mild signs of the same phenomenon, this new revelation rattles Haruto to the point of becoming terrified of operating the Valvrave 01. Afterwards, L-elf announces that they will ally with the Dorssian Royalists and aid them in destroying a Dorssian Military submarine known as "The Phantom." Meanwhile, X-eins informs H-nuen of his invitation to a private meeting in Grünau by Cain which prompts an investigation by H-neun. Haruto and L-elf later infiltrate the Phantom ship and shockingly discover a covert room where Runes are harvested from humans. Simultaneously, Cain attacks H-neun in his Grünau villa when the latter stumbles upon on a Magius meeting whereby they intend to use X-eins and the collected Runes for a particular ceremony. At the same time, the Dorssians discover the New JIORians and upon deeming Haruto mentally unfit, L-elf tries to have Satomi protect them with the Valvrave 01 much to Haruto's protest. However as Haruto and L-elf recognize their feelings of powerlessness, the former uses Unit 01 to repel the Dorssians while resolving to end the war before the Valvrave takes his own life. Meanwhile, as X-eins discovers the ruined meeting, another Phantom ship makes its way to the Moon.
#6 - Haruto Under the Ruins
Season 1 - Episode 7
L'elf hands Shoko papers which include a plan for the military development and territorial expansion of JIOR. A-drei, Q-vier and H-neun interfere and Rukino tries to stop them. Haruto possesses L'elf to use his Valvrave. Will he be able to help Rukino?
#7 - The Cost of Lies
Season 2 - Episode 9
ARUS News reporter, Barlet broadcasts his discovery of the Phantom ship in Module 77's hangar filled with captive JIORians being drained of their Runes. The Magius then has Amadeus claim that the Dorssian Military were at war against the inhuman Module 77 occupants. Anderson immediately takes action by deeming all the Module's inhabitants an international threat and Youhei Onai's untimely death triggers a massacre of the Sakimori students. Anderson then forms the Dorssio-ARUS Alliance with Amadeus to eliminate Module 77. As the remaining students scramble to escape, the last ship gets damaged by the incoming united armies. Out of fear Iori Kitagawa and the other occupants then trick Haruto into the ship claiming Anderson's offer of safety in exchange for Haruto. However Iori's rages bests her and she shoots Haruto—who resurrects. Feeling betrayed by Haruto's secrets, Shōko agrees to hand over Haruto and L-elf. Anderson then reveals his ploy and orders the ship be destroyed, however the Valvrave 05 protects it. Kyūma then has Akira and Raizo protect the ship while he goes to save Haruto despite Unit 05 sustaining heavy damage. Kyūma then manages to rescue Haruto and L-elf and after finally getting Haruto to admit his love for Shōko, Kyūma throws them to safety before he and the Valvrave 05 destroy the attacking Kirchbaum with a suicide attack.
#8 - Fist of the Moon
Season 2 - Episode 10
After having crash landed on a remote part of the moon Haruto mourns Kyūma's death while L-elf tries and gives up on devising a plan. At the same time the Dorssians transport Module 77 to a Dorssian Dyson Sphere. Elsewhere, A-drei interrogates Saki on L-elf's betrayal and realizes that he was acting on their shared goal of revolutionizing the corrupted Dorssia. Meanwhile Haruto and L-elf start blaming each other on everything that had happened which quickly escalates into a physical confrontation. Meanwhile, Shōko decides to pilot the Valvrave 01 and protect the Sakimori students but finds it inoperable until presented with the start up question. The Pino AI then replays the video of Haruto first piloting Unit 01 and she breaks into tears after realizing that everything he did was for her. Back on the moon, Haruto reveals to a disbelieving L-elf that Liselotte was a Magius, with the latter soon connecting the dots. After realizing that they have much yet to accomplish before they die, they put aside their differences and agree to build a unified world where everyone including humans and Magius can live in peace. They then manage to ignite a rescue flare using Haruto's Magius powers which draws a squadron of Dorssian mecha. Much to Haruto and L-elf's surprise however Saki and the Valvrave 04 show up and rescue them. At the same time, X-eins demands answers after A-drei releases Saki.
#9 - A Father's Wish
Season 2 - Episode 6
When the New JIORians learn of the Phantom ship's course to the Moon L-elf decides to use the location of an antique multistage rocket to return to space after rescuing some captive JIORian citizens in the nearby city of Dorssiana—of which Haruto's distant father Soichi Tokishima also resides. The New JIORians later infiltrate the city to secure the rocket while Haruto, L-elf, Kyūma and Takumi rendezvous with Kriemhild's Royalist squad. However, when Kriemhild mentions a person called "Mikhail" L-elf acknowledges it to be his pre-Karlstein name and abandons the operation to search the city for Lieselotte. Moving ahead with the plan, Haruto and co. meet up with the captive JIORians who all turn out to be the scientists behind Project VVV, with Soichi himself at its head, much to Haruto's shock. Soichi explains that the project used JIOR military funding to create new lifeforms with the goal of transcending the human existence—using the genetically modified embryos of the Sakimori students. As Soichi begins to revel in the project's success, Haruto fails to reason with his father about the curse that their ability has become before punching him and adamantly stating his goal to destroy the Valvraves. Meanwhile, as Cain becomes aware of the New JIORians plans, L-elf manages to successfully break into Lieselotte's prison tower and asks to let herself be rescued.
#10 - Marie Released
Season 2 - Episode 4
As Marie heals from L-elf’s gunshot, it becomes quickly apparent that she has a mysterious history with Valvrave Unit 01. With A-drei leading the Dorssian troops, L-elf finds his plan compromised, and Marie wrestles with losing precious memories.
#11 - Siblings in the Atmosphere
Season 2 - Episode 2
After breaking through Dorssian forces, the students of New JIOR have made it far enough to begin their decent onto Earth. However an untimely mistake throws the mission into peril, and siblings Akira and Satomi Renbokoji must face their dark past.
#12 - Dog and Thunder
Season 1 - Episode 9
L-elf has the students perform military training and establish plans to increase the defenses of Module 77. Meanwhile, Raizo is caught once again trying to hijack one of the Valvraves and is put into prison, while Kyuma dedicates himself to training in order to avenge Aina's death. Soon after, Module 77 is once again under Dorssian attack. Haruto and Saki engage the enemies unaware that they are being drawn away from the base and giving an opening for a second invading force. With Haruto and Saki occupied fighting A-Drei's party, a shortage of power renders the module defenseless until Kyuma takes control of the blue Valvrave and starts a counterattack. However, Kyuma finds himself in a disadvantage until the yellow Valvrave, piloted by Raizo, appears to assist him and they manage to drive away the enemies. After the battle, Haruto confronts L-elf as he did not warn them about the enemy's strategy, but he is calmed down by Kyuma who claims that he chose becoming a Valvrave pilot by his own will just like Raizo. Sometime later, Takumi is confronted by L-elf and confesses that except by Rion, all teachers and personnel in module 77 were part of the military and involved with the Valvrave project and unbeknownst to them, the students were also part of it.
#13 - Revolutionary Transfer Student
Season 1 - Episode 1
True Calendar (T.C.) 71 - A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space. Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77”—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion!
#14 - The Holy Spirits Exposed
Season 2 - Episode 8
Upon arriving in outer space, the Valvrave pilots manage to locate and destroy the threatening Phantom ship and return to Module 77 to a grand reception by their schoolmates. In the meantime, L-elf falls into a state of depression after learning that Liselotte's death was inevitable. Elsewhere, Cain learns that the once peaceful Dorssian Royalists have begun staging public displays of resistance against the Dorssian Military due to Liselotte's death. At the same time, Haruto remains burdened with all the tasks they've yet to accomplish although Kyūma tries explaining that they can only do what they can for the time being. Sometime later, Haruto visits L-elf and discovers the latter's shattered resolve. Afterwards, Shōko relays the news that ARUS and eighty-four other counties had voted to condemn Dorssia for their initial attack following pressure from the New JIORian government hence forcing Dorssia into peace talks or risk being sanctioned. The next day, ARUS President Anderson and his associates arrive in Module 77 to begin their talks and are interrupted by an international broadcast from Amadeus. Amadeus then reveals the captured Saki and executes her on live television much to the world's horror. However Saki's regenerative powers manifest, resurrecting her and disrupting the peace talks with Amadeus revealing that the Valvrave pilots are not human.
#15 - Return to Karlstein
Season 2 - Episode 3
After crashing down to Earth, the students find themselves stranded in Dorssian territory, far from their targeted landing in JIOR. In order to infiltrate the enemy forces, L-elf uses his familiarity with his surroundings to devise a plan, however…
#16 - L-Elf's Prophecy
Season 1 - Episode 3
L-elf is held in interrogation but he manages to escape. Haruto makes a triumphant return and is considered a hero by the masses for taking on the Dorssian military. Haruto has a meeting with Senator Figaro.
#17 - Military Tribunal #54
Season 1 - Episode 11
Ryuuji Sashinami is brought before Dorssian 54th Military Tribunal on the charge of touting JIOR neutrality while constructing Valvrave weapons. At the same time, Shoko expresses her optimism for their future on the Moon to Akira. Raizo begins practicing with the Valvrave Three in order to lengthen its operation during combat. Meanwhile, Shoko along with her fellow students who now form the New JIOR government gather for a photoshoot. Here, Akira opens up to Shoko by speaking for the first time through a phone call. Although she soon erupts into a fit of panic after being overwhelmed by everyone's excitement to hear her speak, which is reminiscent of a traumatic experience she had in the past. Elsewhere, Saki and Haruto go around the city ruins for the day, visiting a bar and a movie theater. As Saki's feelings of wanting companionship are returned by Haruto, they are interrupted as Module 77 meets the Dorssian blockade en route to the Moon. As Module 77 prepares for battle, L-elf has the Valvraves move the Module away from the blockade, causing the Dorssians to peruse and break formation which coincides with his plan to have the Valvrave One's Harakiri Blade destroy them in one strike. Meanwhile, Admiral Delius Wartenberg threatens Ryuuji in an attempt to get Shoko to surrender. While she struggles to decide on a course of action, Valvrave One's Harakiri Strike annihilates the Dorssian forces, subsequently killing Ryuuji, much to Shoko's agony. Meanwhile, Cain, having predicted L-elf's course of actions, makes a surprise attack beneath Module 77, infiltrating it with a squadron of Dorssian soldiers and using a drilling Mech to begin ploughing straight through the heart of the Module. Haruto has Saki return him to the Module. As Saki laments on Haruto's actions to save Shoko, he surprises her with a sudden marriage proposal.
#18 - The Valvrave is the Hostage
Season 1 - Episode 4
L-elf tells Haruto to make a pact with him. ARUS kidnap Haruto and attempt to escape without saving the students of Sakimori. Shoko imparts the plans of ARUS to the student council. Not willing to depend on others, Sakimori students declare independence.
#19 - Campaign Promise of Love
Season 1 - Episode 10
While in the holding bay, Takumi explains to L-elf the circumstances under which Sakimori High School was created, for Project VVV which is virtually a JIOR military initiative. As Module 77 continues to progress towards the moon, Haruto and co. discuss the terms of keeping their possession ability a secret while Shoko continues improving her relationships with their fellow schoolmates. At the same time, Rion announces that Module 77 will hold elections for a new Prime Minister that will handle their public affairs once they get to the moon, with herself along with Raizo and Satomi running as well. L-elf surprises Haruto by volunteering to take care of the election affairs since having an appointed leader would help meet his goals. Later on, the frequency at which the foreign gene within Haruto's system tries to take over increases, as noticed by Saki, and she opts to kill him should he resort to physically harming their fellow students. At the same time, Shoko is pressured by their schoolmates to run for Prime Minister, but she uncharacteristically refuses. Cain also plans for a final attack of Module 77 before they reach the neutral grounds of the moon. Haruto later beats himself up for not realizing that Shoko already knew that her father might be dead, and vows to find him and end her pain. This gives Shoko resolve to enter the election and is able to sway the popular vote by proposing a cultural festival upon reaching the moon. Simultaneously, as Saki tries to talk Haruto out of his decision he suddenly begins to regress into a beastly state, becoming completely overtaken by the foreign gene and engages in sexual intercourse with her, who finally realizes they have been cursed by the Valvrave power. When Haruto awakens, horrified at what he had done, Saki checks the WIRED network and tells him Shoko won the election.
#20 - Beyond 666
Season 1 - Episode 2
Enraged by his loss, Haruto uses the Valvrave to seek vengeance against the Dorssian Military. But an equally furious A-drie stands up against the attack and quickly overwhelms the inexperienced fighter.
#21 - Princess of Light
Season 1 - Episode 8
Students of Sakimori are mourning for Aina. L-elf is held prisoner by the students, and he recalls the time he first met Lieselotte. Sakimori is attacked by the Dorssians. Haruto and Saki go out to battle against them, trusting L-elf's tactical advices.
#22 - A Cursed Bond
Season 2 - Episode 1
The Chancellor of Dorssia is summoned for an audience with the Magius, where he receives unwelcome news. Meanwhile Captain Cain learns more about the Valvraves as he pilots what L-elf though was a broken unit, and Shoko faces new diplomatic challenges...
#23 - Saki's Comeback
Season 1 - Episode 6
Saki goes inside the Valvrave in hopes of becoming a famous singer. She bites Haruto on the neck and then pretends to be his little sister. Dorssia forces start an attack despite Shoko's threat, while Saki pilots a female robot, which she named Carmilla.
#24 - The Sakimori Academy Sings
Season 1 - Episode 5
Since Shoko declared independence, the students of Sakimori have been leading a carefree lifestyle. All of a sudden, the power goes out. Finally, the students manage to turn the power back on, and they broadcast a video of themselves singing a song.