Witchblade

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  • Season 1
    • Light
      Episode 24
      9/20/06
      9.2
      It’s the finale to Witchblade, with Witchblade Masane vs. Dohji and Maria. Rihoko, watching the mother's battle through TV live news, cannot help but rush out to where Masane is.

      Will Maria get what she wants? Will Masane be able to protect her daughter? Will the Witchblade get what it wants?
    • Chaos
      Episode 23
      4/29/08
      0.0
      In a daze, Masane stumbles home from battle to get some much needed rest. But her rest is to be short-lived as forces begin to gather around her. The good news: Wado's been unseated and Takayama's taken charge. The bad news: This time the lives of everyone in Tokyo are at stake! Takayama has reprogrammed the malfunctioning I-Weapons at Doji, but there's several thousands more approaching by boat. Three twisted Cloneblades head into the fray, planning to take the Witchblade by force. Masane is not alone and her few allies are prepared to join the battle, but another apocalypse hangs on the horizon.moreless
    • Disturbance
      Disturbance
      Episode 23
      9/13/06
      9.4
      Masane spends quality time with Riko, Maria and Asagi head to take the Witchblade, and thousands of malfunctioning I-Weapons converge on Tokyo. Will this be the end of Tokyo?
    • Inform
      Episode 22
      4/29/08
      9.5
      As all plot and plan around her, Masane's only concern is how best to tell Rihoko of her impending death. But their outing is interrupted by X-Con's attempting to take down the newest public threat, none other than Masane herself! Tozawa arrives to plead that she turn for this battle and run, but blood lust is already in the air and it's far too late. As Rihoko grasps her mother's message at last, she can only stand by and watch helplessly as the battle heats up. Meanwhile, Maria's chosen the next Sister to take on the Witchblade and there's even more trouble approaching from offshore.moreless
    • Telling
      Telling
      Episode 22
      9/6/06
      9.5
      Masane thinks about the future for her daughter and tries to tell her about her impending death at a park. Meanwhile, Maria makes plans to grab the power of the Witchblade and Nishida/Wado send out 3 IU-Weapons to capture the Witchblade.
    • Vow
      Episode 21
      8/30/06
      8.9
      Takayama goes to Douji to find data to help Masane’s condition. Meanwhile, Masane tries to remove the witchblade.
    • Request
      Episode 20
      3/11/08
      0.0
      Maria has gained control of the NSWF, but the business of running the organization is the last thing on her mind. Her intent is singular and sinister, her mind unstable: Possess the Witchblade. Aware of the threat, Nishida and Wado work together to attempt the very same thing. Elsewhere, Takayama and Rihoko are out having a not-so-fun-filled day, but things pick up as soon as Masane arrives. She's relieved that Takayama would protect her daughter should something happen in her line of work, for those dearest to the destined seem to be in the greatest danger? But the bond between mother and daughter remains safe in its strength.moreless
    • Wish
      Wish
      Episode 20
      8/16/06
      9.0
      Maria takes over the NSWF, meanwhile Masane sets up Takayama and Rihoko to go on a date, but Takayama is a bundle of nerves and Riko can’t enjoy herself. It looks like Masane will have to join in after all. This incident makes Masane wield the Witchblade in front of her daughter.moreless
    • Feelings
      Episode 19
      3/11/08
      6.0
      When a leader comes to power through means of deception, double-dealings remain on the agenda. Wado holds the reigns to control both Masane and Segawa, but their loyalty is an altogether different matter. Concern – and Rihoko's insistence – drive Masane into Takayama's arms at last, but only after reaching new levels of lust and rage to protect him. Over at the NSWF, work has begun on the next generation of sisters, but Father's joy will be short-lived as his latest little Cloneblade pulls a coup. True allegiance is nowhere thick as blood, and Maria unleashes a flood as she vows to claim the power of the Witchblade.moreless
    • Thought
      Thought
      Episode 19
      8/9/06
      8.5
      Masane forces herself to work with Wado for Riko’s sake, but Riko wants Masane to see Takayama. Meanwhile, Wado still sees Takayama as a threat and sends Ultimateblade Yagi to kill him.
    • Turn
      Episode 18
      3/11/08
      8.0
      The police are on the scene of yet another brutal murder, but this time the clues point to Doji Group Industries. Meanwhile, the media has gotten hold of the footage cleaning up the earlier jail incident, and the police are no longer the only ones out for blood. Between protestors and search warrants, Masane makes it inside Doji to check on Takayama. But she's too late, for Takayama has decided to step forward and claim responsibility for the incidents… And resign! She now reports to Wado! Poor Masane's head isn't the only one spinning, as researchers watch in awe as Maria takes over training the new generation of Cloneblades.moreless
    • Rolling
      Rolling
      Episode 18
      8/2/06
      8.2
      Investigations to new murders and an anonymous video footage brings trouble to Douji Industries, especially to Takayama.
    • Confusion
      Episode 17
      3/11/08
      0.0
      The dark history of the Witchblade and the cold cruelty of corporate cutthroat culture make for desperate bedfellows, and poor Masane's stuck right in the middle of it! Factions within Doji Group Industries are at constant war, with Takayama struggling to maintain the upper hand against his rival Wado, a man capable of dark deeds. Meanwhile, Tozawa's digging up all the dirt he can about Father, whose reasons and personal treasons have begun to warp his business sense. The Cloneblade project may have goals more sinister than mere profit? More sinister and far more personal.moreless
    • Mingling
      Mingling
      Episode 17
      7/26/06
      8.4
      Masane’s bothered a great deal about Rihoko being the next successor of the Witchblade, and Father Furumizu shows he’s got some problems, as Tozawa gets information of his personal history.
    • Relaxation
      Episode 16
      7/19/06
      8.4
      Masane gets a break from fighting and enjoy a day at a beach resort with Rihoko and their neighbours.
    • Bond
      Episode 15
      7/12/06
      9.0
      Maria, now armed with her dual cloneblades, seeks out Reina, whom she believes is her mother. However, she doesn’t like what she finds in Reina’s apartment.
    • Family
      Episode 14
      1/3/08
      7.0
      Mother and daughter may share four walls, but hearth and home are sadly lacking. Reina dryly interprets her role as a maternal caregiver, taking clinical notes along the way. But their happy little façade is not the only thing starting to crack. Masane, an asylum candidate by this point, ignores the incessant calls from Takayama… But Takayama will not be ignored. He arrives to drag Masane off to a derelict old building to prove that she does indeed have a past. Yet not a memory stirs. Elsewhere, Maria has risen to the challenge and embraced the Cloneblades. Her wish granted: To see the family tree laid out with scientific precision.moreless
    • House
      House
      Episode 14
      7/5/06
      8.8
      Reina and Rihoko get adjusted to their life as mother and daughter, while a depressed Masane learns something about her past. And Maria receives her cloneblades.
    • Separation
      Episode 13
      6/28/06
      9.3
      NSWF’s Child Welfare Division wants to take Rihoko away from Masane to live with her biological mother. Masane and Riko decide to run away, but Nishida sends Nora there to capture the daughter, then Reina interrupts.
    • Prisoner
      Episode 12
      1/2/08
      0.0
      The NSWF has Masane in captivity and they're wasting no time to study her, digging for insight into the symbiotic relationship between the bearer and the blade. The agency's intent is to use such knowledge to improve upon the original, and the young Maria just might be the first to benefit… Unlikely allies meet up in interesting places, sending Tozawa up the back entrance and into a hotbed of Cloneblade activity. But ten million magic words revive the Witchblade in the nick of time, with the heavy artillery ready and waiting. Back at the hospital, what should be a joyous reunion with Rihoko may shake Masane to the core.moreless
    • Capture
      Capture
      Episode 12
      6/21/06
      9.6
      Tozawa and Takayama try their best to rescue Masane, while NSWF gathers a lot of data. How boldly will Takayama move to get Masane and the Witchblade back?
    • Danger
      Episode 11
      6/14/06
      9.0
      Maria, a new generation of neo genes, is introduced. Takayama spends a lot of time with Masane due to his hangover, but Masane goes into a panic over her daughter’s illness and the threat of a Cloneblade.
    • Interaction
      Episode 10
      1/2/08
      0.0
      Masane leans on Doji Group big shot Takayama to gain the truth behind the X-Cons, and the secrets she unearths are vexing… The dead live on, meant to change the very nature of modern warfare. From disgust to further disgust, the feisty bearer of the Witchblade soon learns that as punishment for Tozawa uncovering her own "little secret," she must pretty up and play nice at a fancy party later that evening. Elsewhere, Reina is growing weary of the Cloneblade project as she seems to be seeking out some deeper meaning to life. But it may not matter much, as a little fresh blood may be all that the project was lacking.moreless
    • Association
      Association
      Episode 10
      6/7/06
      8.3
      Masane is forced to accompany Takayama to a party, where she must confront Wado, one of Takayama's rivals.

    • Sadness
      Episode 9
      5/31/06
      9.4
      Masane and Tozawa learn more about the ex-con's past.
    • Reciprocity
      Episode 8
      1/1/08
      0.0
      Tozawa has become a willing participant in the hunt for the industrial monsters that are Tokyo's latest plague, and Masane's along for the ride. She is still reluctant to share the truth which he already suspects? Uneasy alliances and shocking images caught on film. But understanding will need to come quick, because a new strain of terror has arrived in the beating heart of the city ? A previously unknown model of X-Con, acting and killing in ways that none have before. This technological nightmare exhibits traits that lead down a terrifying path towards madness. Sadness and regret are very human qualities.moreless
    • Mutuality
      Mutuality
      Episode 8
      5/24/06
      9.2
      Masane is forced to use the Witchblade in front of Tozawa, when they are attacked by an ex-con.

    • Past
      Episode 7
      5/17/06
      8.6
      Masane discovers more about Takayama's past. Meanwhile, Shiori goes berserk from over-using the Cloneblade, and decides to attack Masame one more time.

    • Change
      Episode 6
      5/10/06
      9.4
      Masane is badly injured after her fight with Shiori and is rescued and taken care of by some of Dohji's men. Tozawa has witnessed the fight and decides to find out everything about the Witchblade.

    • Search
      Episode 5
      5/3/06
      9.3
      Tozawa tries to investigate Masane, in order to find out the truth about the Witchblade. Masane refuses to talk, and is challanged to a fight by Shiori, one of the Cloneblades.
    • Movement
      Episode 4
      4/26/06
      9.0
      The appearance of the Witchblade draws the attention of Furumizu, the leader of the NSWF organisation. Meanwhile, Masane and her daughter start looking for a place to live.

    • Defiance
      Episode 3
      1/1/08
      6.0
      Reiji Takayama of the monolithic Doji Group Industries has Masane trapped like a rat, and the battery of harsh tests continues in clandestine corporate labs. There is no guarantee of her survival, no allusion that those at Doji even care. But a virgin lust for battle courses through Masane's blood ? The latest perfect vessel alive to the Witchblade's raw power. A beast stirs within her heart, unleashed with gleeful relish as engineered titans stalk city streets in search of prey. She must face them down in brutal barter for a promised life with her daughter. The perfect weapon as perfect mother? Neither role seems to fit.moreless
    • Opposition
      Opposition
      Episode 3
      4/19/06
      9.2
      Takayama offers Masane a job, but the only thing on Masane's mind is finding her daughter.

    • Bewilderment
      Episode 2
      1/1/08
      6.0
      From beneath a pile of rubble that was once the city jail, Masane Amaha emerges reborn a furious force of nature? But freedom remains elusive. Waking from carnage into captivity, the young mother has been conscripted into the service of the Doji Group. Within the glass and steel confines of corporate interest, Masane learns the truth about the artifact that is the Witchblade? And with the taste of death still sweet on her lips, she is subjected to tests and trials of maniacal intensity. While the bizarre and cruel reality of her new life sets in, Rihoko wanders the streets alone ? Alone and headed towards Tokyo Tower.moreless
    • Confusion
      Confusion
      Episode 2
      4/12/06
      8.7
      After managing to awake the powers of the Witchblade, Masane is captured again and used as a test subject. Meanwhile, Rihoko starts searching for her mother.
    • The Beginning
      Episode 1
      1/1/08
      7.0
      Masane Amaha is a woman on the fringe of society, but her strange destiny was written long ago. She exists as a soul with no memory, bouncing rootless from town to town with her young daughter, Rihoko. Back in Tokyo for the first time since waking at ground zero in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake, their arrival does not go unnoticed. While the fragmented family seeks security, unseen eyes search for mother and child. As Rihoko is spirited away by the Child Welfare Ministry, all rational thought is thrown from the window of a stolen police car. When the smoke clears? The Witchblade is unleashed.moreless
    • Beginning
      Beginning
      Episode 1
      4/5/06
      9.2
      Masane Amaha returns to Tokyo with her daughter, Rihoko, in order to start a new life. Unfortunatelly, a fight between her and some NSWF organisation members who want to separate her from her daughter, Masane is arrested.
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