The BEST episodes directed by Akihiko Uda

A Forged Bond
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8.47
552 votes

#1 - A Forged Bond

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Season 1 - Episode 18

Tanjiro and Inosuke face off against the Father Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo. Tanjiro unleashes an attack, only to get hurled away by the demon's overwhelming power. Landing near a river, he comes upon the young demon Rui torturing the Sister Spider Demon. When Rui calls their bond of terror and hatred "a family's bond," Tanjiro is enraged. So begins the battle between Rui and Tanjiro.

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Knight on a Two-Wheeled Steed
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8.42
137 votes

#2 - Knight on a Two-Wheeled Steed

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 21

Saber is hot on the trail of Rider, much to his delight. Meanwhile, Kiritsugu sets off on a different lead. The new player, Matou Kariya, watches in the background as his play unfolds perfectly.

The Forbidden Feast of Madness
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8.13
160 votes

#3 - The Forbidden Feast of Madness

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 13

Rider and Waver make a trip into town, and stop in a bookstore along the way. There, Waver reads a biography on Rider's life and learns why he aimed to conquer the far east. Meanwhile, Caster and Ryuunosuke return to their destroyed base. A conversation with his Master leads Caster to an epiphany, and with insanity in his heart, the mad magician begins casting a certain spell...

A Flower in Bloom
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7.74
201 votes

#4 - A Flower in Bloom

God Eater - Season 1 - Episode 7

Lenka and Alisa are rescued from a violent attack of Aragami, then taken by Lindow to Asyl (asylum), a place where people who were turned away at the Fenrir Far East Branch refugee center live and support each other. Making the rounds with Lindow, Lenka comes upon a shocking sight. Lenka is unable to answer when Lindow pointedly asks why he wants to destroy Aragami. A Vajra appears and moves threateningly toward Asyl, and Lindow orders Lenka to “Go back and protect everyone. No one is to die...including yourself.

Rehabilitation Training
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7.66
523 votes

#5 - Rehabilitation Training

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Season 1 - Episode 24

The injured Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke are sent to the home of the Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho, for treatment. Two weeks later, Tanjiro and Inosuke start rehabilitation training. But the drills are brutal, and they find themselves broken in spirit. Unaware of the grueling regimen, Zenitsu joins them late and is visibly enthusiastic in front of girls, but...

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Be Like the Wind
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7.65
43 votes

#6 - Be Like the Wind

Tales of Zestiria the X - Season 1 - Episode 23

Despite being thwarted by numerous dragons and the Malevolence, Sorey and company forge ahead and catch up to the Lord of Calamity. But after declaring that he is going to the center of the world, the Lord of Calamity disappears. Sorey and the others pursue him far to the north to the town of Meirchio where they encounter Grimoire of the Normin Clan. In town, Sorey ponders about the origin of the Malevolence, as well as the seraphim and the Lord of Calamity. After their short respite, Sorey along with Alisha, Rose and the five seraphim bid farewell to their friends who had traveled with them, and they set out to their final battle.

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Lindow Amamiya
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7.60
237 votes

#7 - Lindow Amamiya

God Eater - Season 1 - Episode 2

Wielding his God Arc, Lenka rashly leaps into action to save Eric who is injured. God Eaters Lindow, Sakuya, and Soma of the First Unit arrive to help, but Aragami Vajra is powerful and Lindow and the unit have their hands full. Ultimately, Lenka is injured and falls unconscious, only to awaken in a holding cell. He is being detained for disobeying orders and is told by Tsubaki, “I should never have let you go.” Meanwhile, there is a girl God Eater who has left the Russian Branch, headed toward the Far East Branch.

Wind Seraph, Dezel
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7.24
45 votes

#8 - Wind Seraph, Dezel

Tales of Zestiria the X - Season 1 - Episode 14

In Lastonbell, the assassination guild known as the “Scattered Bones” led by Rose kills the bishop who has been fattening his pockets and silencing any who might talk. Despite feeling uncomfortable about Rose’s attitude, Sorey joins her for breakfast. Sergei, the general of the Rolance imperial guards, the Platinum Knights, appears. The previous night, he had come looking for Sorey, only to end up getting intoxicated, and has come to apologize for his unbecoming behavior. Just then, an explosion occurs near the city’s sanctuary, causing the ground to collapse. Sorey and company rush to check. After confirming that the Malevolence caused the collapse, they enter the sanctuary to perform a purification.

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