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The Best Episodes of Aldnoah.Zero

Every episode of Aldnoah.Zero ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Aldnoah.Zero!

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Aldnoah.Zero" is "Toll for the Brave", rated 8/10 from 2 user votes. It was directed by Geisei Morita and written by Katsuhiko Takayama. "Toll for the Brave" aired on 1/24/2015 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Rose and the Ring".

  • Toll for the Brave
    8.0/10 2 votes

    #1 - Toll for the Brave

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2015-01-24

    The Mars Knights have assembled at Marineros Island. Slaine tries to take part in the battle, but he is looked down upon by his erstwhile fellow knights because he was born on Earth. Elsewhere, the crew of the Deucalion prepares for battle at Trident Base. Learning of the existence of Slaine’s swift Tharsis, they are wary of its capabilities.

    Director: Geisei Morita

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • The Rose and the Ring
    8.0/10 2 votes

    #2 - The Rose and the Ring

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2015-02-14

    Princess Lemrina is distraught over an unexpected situation, but Slaine tells her that on the contrary, he will use it to his advantage. But deep down, he gradually feels more and more cornered. Elsewhere, the Deucalion’s crew links up with a UFE company that is engaging a powerful enemy. Then, on the front line, Inaho gets out of his Kataphraktos.

    Director: Matsuo Asami

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Inherit the Stars
    8.0/10 2 votes

    #3 - Inherit the Stars

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-03-28

    The war has come to one final battle. Having reached an understanding, Slaine resigns himself to his fate. Elsewhere, Inaho answers the call of his own destiny. There is someone who sheds tears at the sight of the battlefield where all too many lights flare, then die out. A solitary girl saw the final moments of their battle.

    Director: Ei Aoki, Masako Matsumoto, Michio Sato

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Childhood's End
    7.9/10 63 votes

    #4 - Childhood's End

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-09-20

    While Inaho and the others are carrying out their plan, they encounter Count Saazbaum’s Kataphraktos. Slaine, who had been trying to catch up to Princess Asseylum, finds himself in an unexpected situation. The fierce battle on the snowy field builds in intensity, and then—

    Director: Makoto Kato

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Wind, Snow and Stars
    7.8/10 51 votes

    #5 - Wind, Snow and Stars

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-09-13

    Count Saazbaum launches his attack. The UEF meets its offensive in this land of brutal cold. Inaho and the others put together a plan to fight back. Working on his own, Slaine makes his way through the intense fighting to reach the Deucalion.

    Director: Akio Hosoya

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • The Boys of Earth
    7.7/10 48 votes

    #6 - The Boys of Earth

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-08-16

    Inaho and the others are hard pressed in their fight against the Martian Kataphraktos. But then a mysterious fighter craft appears and joins the battle. Elsewhere, Darzana and her crew hide the damaged assault ship in a dock, and there, they discover a combat mecha of unknown origin.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Then and Now
    7.6/10 51 votes

    #7 - Then and Now

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-08-23

    Slaine is interrogated under the assumption that he knows something. Slaine manages to keep silent and not reveal the truth, thinking back to the time he once spent with Princess Asseylum. Meanwhile, Count Saazbaum seems to have ulterior motives of some sort.

    Director: Kaoru Yabana, Taiki Nishimura

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • This Side of Paradise
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #8 - This Side of Paradise

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-01-10

    2016, a year and a half after the assassination of Princess Asseylum. Slaine, who has earned the status of Mars Knight in spite of being an Earthborn is now served by his own personal subordinate and has been taking part in battles against the UEF. Elsewhere, the Deucalion is finishing up repairs in order to proceed to a new battlefront. One after another, the ship’s former crew returns.

    Director: Shu Watanabe, Masako Matsumoto, Michio Sato

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • The Beautiful and Damned
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #9 - The Beautiful and Damned

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-01-17

    At the Vers Empire’s frontline stronghold in Earthspace, Slaine leaves for their base on Marineros Island accompanied by the Stygis Squadron, compound Kataphraktoi. Meanwhile, the Deucalion arrives at the United Forces of Earth’s Trident Base, but some of the soldiers there are not fond of a unit that is equipped with Aldnoah.

    Director: Tatsuma Minamikawa, Michio Sato

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Here to There
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #10 - Here to There

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2015-02-21

    The Orbital Knights rally under Princess Asseylum’s new proclamation with renewed determination. Slaine launches a new operation, partly to contain the factions who are against him. Elsewhere, Capt. Magbaredge, who has been summoned by senior UFE officials, realizes just what they think of the Deucalion. There, she receives orders for a new mission.

    Director: Yoshihito Nishouji

    Writer: Shinsuke Onishi

  • The Light of Day
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #11 - The Light of Day

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2015-02-28

    The UFE is overwhelmed by the Mars Knights’ advance. Inaho and the Deucalion take part in the fighting, but they find themselves hard pressed by an unexpected attack. Elsewhere, Slaine unburdens himself to Eddelrittuo. A Mars Knight who requested an audience with Princess Asseylum did so with an ulterior motive.

    Director: Nanako Fujisawa, Michio Sato

    Writer: Shinsuke Onishi

  • The Fortune's Fool
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #12 - The Fortune's Fool

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2015-03-07

    Under orders from United Forces of Earth’s General Headquarters, the Deucalion and her crew take part in an assault mission. They formulate a plan that will let them fight the Mars Knights. Elsewhere, with fresh determination, Slaine advances his invasion of the surface to broaden his power base. However, there are those who have doubts about his true motives.

    Director: Yoshihisa Matsumoto

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Out of the Past
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #13 - Out of the Past

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-03-14

    The Deucalion receives new orders, but Capt. Magbaredge senses that another mission is in motion behind the scenes. Inaho takes action to protect Princess Asseylum. Elsewhere, Slaine explains his intentions to Princess Lemrina. He does not know that the situation is changing…

    Director: Shu Watanabe

    Writer: Shinsuke Onishi

  • The Children's Echelon
    7.4/10 54 votes

    #14 - The Children's Echelon

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-07-19

    To complete his plan, the Mars Knight relentlessly pursues Inaho and the others. Inaho is suspicious about the manner in which that knight fights. With backing from Marito’s group, Inaho begins a counteroffensive. Meanwhile, Slaine, unaware of the truth, has been ordered to provide support for the Mars Knight and is out in the field with him.

    Director: Makoto Kato, Masaki Utsunomiya

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • Point of No Return
    7.4/10 50 votes

    #15 - Point of No Return

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-07-26

    Slain has misgivings about the war. However, he has no allies around him and no way of telling who the enemy is. Meanwhile, Inaho is entrusted with a secret request by Seylum as Rayet, who is hiding her own true identity, is on edge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Steel Step Suite
    7.4/10 48 votes

    #16 - Steel Step Suite

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-08-09

    There were no traces of the battle that once occurred on Tanegashima, which was heavily damaged in Heaven’s Fall. When they arrive, Marito is flooded with memories of the fierce fighting there. But then, the Kataphraktos of a female Mars Knight comes at them relentlessly. Meanwhile, Slain, who has been acting without the knowledge of his superiors, acts recklessly.

    Director: Yasuhiro Matsumura

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Princess of VERS
    7.3/10 67 votes

    #17 - Princess of VERS

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-07-05

    2014, fifteen years after a war between Earth and Mars. Desiring peace, Princess Asseylum of Mars holds a goodwill parade on Earth. Slaine a boy originally from Earth prays for her safety Meanwhile, on Earth, high school student Inaho and his friends receive pilot training in combat robots called Kataphraktos.

    Director: Makoto Bessho

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • Beyond the Horizon
    7.3/10 58 votes

    #18 - Beyond the Horizon

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-07-12

    The Landing Castles of the Mars Knights that have landed on Earth launched an attack using Kataphraktos with the aim of invading the planet. The United Forces of Earth launch a counteroffensive. As the fierce battle rages on, Inaho encounters a mysterious girl.

    Director: Makoto Bessho

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • Phantom of The Emperor
    7.3/10 48 votes

    #19 - Phantom of The Emperor

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-08-02

    Rayregalia, ruler of Mars, orders that an investigation be conducted on Earth. Slaine takes advantage of this opportunity to speak with the Martian emperor in person. Elsewhere, the assault landing ship that Inaho and the others are aboard has been sailing on a course to reach United Earth HQ.

    Director: Geisei Morita

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Darkness Visible
    7.1/10 48 votes

    #20 - Darkness Visible

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-08-30

    Inko and the others undergo piloting training in a Kataphraktos combat simulator. Inside, Rayet reflects on her hatred, anger, and fear towards the Mars Knights, as well as her own circumstances. Yagarai and Marito also use the simulator to recreate a past battle. And the truth of what happened on Tanegashima is revealed.

    Director: Tatsuma Minamikawa

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Soldiers' Pay
    7.0/10 2 votes

    #21 - Soldiers' Pay

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2015-01-31

    Lt. Marito, who is serving with Yuki Kaizuka, receives orders for a new operation. Yagarai is concerned about the position this will put Yuki in, who has been assigned to a unit away from the Deucalion. Meanwhile, a group of Mars Knights who oppose the Earthborn Slaine’s rise to power plan a new attack on Earth in hopes of securing more power of their own.

    Director: Yasuhiro Matsumura, Michio Sato

    Writer: Shinsuke Onishi

  • The Turning Wheel
    7.0/10 2 votes

    #22 - The Turning Wheel

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2015-02-07

    Irritated by Slaine’s actions, Count Marylcian works out a new strategy with Count Barouhcruz. Elsewhere, Rayet loses her composure in front of the Mars Knight prisoner, and Inaho deduces her true intentions. Meanwhile, Slaine talks about birds with Eddelrittuo.

    Director: Makoto Kato, Masako Matsumoto, Michio Sato

    Writer: Ayumi Sekine

  • The Unvanquished
    7.0/10 2 votes

    #23 - The Unvanquished

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2015-03-21

    Inaho and the crew of the Deucalion steel themselves for the final battle. Capt. Magbaredge confronts Vice Admiral Hakkinen and takes part in the dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Slaine is determined to commit all his forces to prepare for a final showdown. Princess Asseylum, having been rescued, resolves to confront their fate.

    Director: Makoto Kato, Michio Sato

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama

  • Before the War
    6.8/10 49 votes

    #24 - Before the War

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-09-06

    Seylum thanks Inaho for everything and then leaves. Elsewhere, Slaine learns Count Saazbaum’s true motives. Yagarai gives Capt. Magbaredge Marito’s patient chart. Feelings begin to stir within each of them.

    Director: Shu Watanabe

    Writer: Katsuhiko Takayama