The Best Episodes Directed by Akira Kato

Prayer's End

#1 - Prayer's End

Gun X Sword Season 1 - Episode 19

The protagonists enter a secret passageway inside a cavern using the hover-base, but they later encounter two dragon armors. The El Dorado Five as well as Priscilla dispatch themselves to hold them off, though the seawater pierces through the tunnel during their attack. After Carmen destroys one dragon armor, Priscilla manages to damage the dorsal fin of the other dragon armor, while The El Dorado Five tear it apart. Meanwhile, Van summons the Dann of Thursday and Ray concurrently arrives on the scene with the Vulcan. They are met by Carossa and Melissa in the Sin of Friday and the Sen of Saturday, respectively the sixth and seventh armors of the Original Seven. While Van spars with them head on, Ray launches a missile and kills Melissa. Saddened by her death, a furious Carossa charges at Ray, but is soon shot as well.

star 9.84
32 votes

#2 - Past

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway Season 1 - Episode 9

Before she goes home, Sayu decides to open up about her terrible past, and what made her run away.

star 8.21
34 votes
Multiplayer games have their own special appeal

#3 - Multiplayer games have their own special appeal

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 1 - Episode 10

Tomozaki gets a taste of the traditional overnight normie camp activities he'd always shunned as the group plots to get Izumi and Nakamura together.

star 8.18
28 votes
Part-Time Job

#4 - Part-Time Job

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway Season 1 - Episode 4

Sayu picks up a part-time job, which leads her to make a new friend. The new friend wants to come over, but what if she finds about Sayu and Yoshida?

star 8.05
44 votes
The Scheming Kingdom of Falmuth

#5 - The Scheming Kingdom of Falmuth

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 - Episode 4

Tempest is preparing a feast in celebration of Rimuru's return home. Then a newcomer, the majin Myulan, arrives to scope out Tempest on the Demon Lord Clayman's orders, having joined up with Youm's crew as their military advisor in order to enter the nation. Upon arriving, she's surprised to see what a strong nation it is, but continues to talk with its citizens to learn more. Meanwhile, the king of Falmuth, who sees Tempest as a nuisance, conspires with the Western Holy Church in a plot to invade the monster nation.

star 7.56
122 votes
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The Fate of Time

#6 - The Fate of Time

RErideD – Derrida, who leaps through time – Season 1 - Episode 8

A trap set by Donna ends up leading the group to the man they're searching for. Can Derrida use time rides to save them all from their merciless pursuer?

star 7.20
10 votes
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Scars and Gunfire

#7 - Scars and Gunfire

Izetta, The Last Witch Season 1 - Episode 2

Finé and Izetta escape the burning wreckage of the plane on the back of a rifle.

star 7.05
86 votes
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Cross Angle

#8 - Cross Angle

Golgo 13 Season 1 - Episode 13

Victor Lance, a paparazzo photographer, decides to take a photo of Golgo 13 before he retires for good. Unfortunately, Golgo 13 takes out Lance's camera with the help of reflected sunlight on his camera before Golgo takes out his target in Britain.

star 7.00
4 votes
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I Want to Keep Liking You

#9 - I Want to Keep Liking You

ISLAND Season 1 - Episode 7

Rinne and Setsuna thought they had left their pasts behind. Then, Rinne is a horrible memory she cannot ignore. Meanwhile, Setsuna is faced with a new revelation. The situation changes suddenly as Rinne, believing new information she just learned sets out into the stormy night and raging sea, and disappears.

star 6.64
22 votes
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Santa Anna

#10 - Santa Anna

Golgo 13 Season 1 - Episode 24

Brigitta, a female assassin is hired to kill Golgo 13 but she knows she is no match for him. As a means to even out the contest she meets with him and gives him the job of taking out a mafia boss who is using a meat factory as a front. Whilst Duke is preparing for the job she informs the boss of Golgo 13 who promptly sends over his band of goons to kill him. However he escapes and leads the goons straight to the meat factory and lures them out of their cars where the sirocco wind is blowing the sand from the desert restricting their visibility, where he picks them off. Brigitta planned this as a way to put Duke at a disadvantage so that his eyesight would be impaired when it came to the duel. Donning a pair of goggles she sets out to finish off Golgo but she underestimates just how well-prepared he is.

star 6.25
4 votes
On a Quiet Day

#11 - On a Quiet Day

Izetta, The Last Witch Season 1 - Episode 6

Following the battle, Finé and Izetta enjoy a moment of peace, from dancing lessons to enjoying a simple slice of pie. Meanwhile, Sieg suspects Jonas overheard Izetta's secret. After discovering a Germanian spy, Sieg sets out to silence all ties to the secret.

star 5.46
58 votes
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