The BEST episodes written by Satoshi Nishimura

A Vow
28 votes

#1 - A Vow

Hajime no Ippo - Season 3 - Episode 25

Kamogawa resorts to pounding a log with his bare fists as he trains to face Anderson and avenge Nekota. Anderson rediscovers his pride as a boxer and brings Miguel along as his cornerman. Everything comes down to this!

44 votes

#2 - Heat

Gungrave - Season 1 - Episode 11

Brandon begins unleashing round after round on the deadmen, when Blood reveals that the only way to kill them is to rip apart their entire body, on that note, Brandon pulls out his new D-point gun, the size of a pistol with the recoil and strength of a shotgun. Lee inserts numerous needles into Harry in a flash, but Harry reveals he's had snipers and hitmen all around them the whole time, he wanted to do this to prove how much he wants Lee to help him in his dream, even if it means ignoring Millennion's iron law. With the arrival of Bunji, Brandon tears the remaining deadmen apart, leaving only Blood. Lee and Harry pay a visit to Cannon, and though it seems the deadmen will beat them, Dr. Tokioka walks in and the deadmen all over begin to burn and distentegrate, as the formula has been expended. Blood and Cannon, both dying from numerous wounds, communicate with each other on a mental level. Blood then drinks a large dosage of Necro-Rise and shoots himself in the head, becoming a large demon-like creature. Before it can do any damage, however, Bear Walken's Overkill squad arrives and tears it apart with gunfire.

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The Balloonist: Mikan's Revenge
114 votes

#3 - The Balloonist: Mikan's Revenge

Grenadier - Season 1 - Episode 6

Just as Rushuna straightens things out at the brothel, bandits attack.

The Courage to Live
28 votes

#4 - The Courage to Live

Hajime no Ippo - Season 3 - Episode 23

Prizefighting turns out to be no match for boxing as Sergeant Ralph Anderson easily manhandles Kamogawa and Nekota. The two fighters redouble their training even as they adjust to their new lives living with Yuki...and each other.

Step on it! Maruhige Shipping
18 votes

#5 - Step on it! Maruhige Shipping

Atom: The Beginning - Season 1 - Episode 5

Ummataro and Hiroshi reach Maruhinge corp. In search of work where they find the owner to Kensaku Han he agrees to give the boys the job but blindly refuses for A106. Suddenly an important moving job comes in so he hires them all out of desperation. The client turns out to be Motoko who has a habit of moving out whenever she gets involved/hopes to get involved with someone, Six quickly learns the job and gracefully packs and puts away the boxes while Maruhinge struggles. Accomplice of sketchy man hacks into cities system causing all connected robots to go haywire. Guys notice an berserk autonomous truck going at high speed in direction of jam they decide to stop it but are unable to gain control they try to override the system by plugging Six into its system this makes Six throw Ummatoro & Hiroshi take into the truck and he himself take control of the situation, they both think that Six also went out of control while Six manages to stop the truck damaging his own body and overheating his system. On site investigation causes delay to moving.

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Wolf's Confession
28 votes

#6 - Wolf's Confession

Monster - Season 1 - Episode 16

Nina escapes the mansion. And Tenma meets with the unrecognizable General Wolf at the mansion later.

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Flower of Hope
28 votes

#7 - Flower of Hope

Hajime no Ippo - Season 3 - Episode 22

An old photo and a little prodding from Ippo and Aoki prompts Coach Kamogawa and Nekota to take a trip down memory lane. Theirs is a tale of hope, frustration, and ultimately redemption in the early days of postwar Japan.

Iron Fist
28 votes

#8 - Iron Fist

Hajime no Ippo - Season 3 - Episode 24

Kamogawa breathes a sigh of relief as he watches Nekota run circles around Anderson with his spectacular footwork... Until round four, when the soldier's frustration reaches a critical mass and things take a dark turn.