The BEST episodes directed by Daisuke Chiba

Inaudible Cry
131 votes

#1 - Inaudible Cry

Hell Girl - Season 1 - Episode 4

Junko-chan's life has been plagued by eternal heartache and sorrow due to the loss of both her parents at a very young age as well as the recent loss of her best friend and loyal dog Candy. She's horrified to discover that the doctor who was supposed to be taking care of Candy's injured body had actually been too busy chatting on the phone at the time instead of tending to the dog's care. By the time he finally looked at the dog, it was too late and the poor soul had already left its injured body. It's obvious that Junko-chan's now going to utilize Ai's services to get back at Honjou-sensei for ignoring her dog's pleas of help, but she initially doesn't want to go through with it because of her fears of spending eternity in Hell.

Birds of a Feather
68 votes

#2 - Birds of a Feather

Durarara!! - Season 2 - Episode 23

Kadota was in a hit-and-run and the resulting rumors have Saburo and Walker taking action. In an effort to get information on the Dollars, Shuji Niekawa contacts Haruya Shiki. Meanwhile, Akabayashi follows up with Izaya on his investigation of Mikado.

Despair vs. Hope
162 votes

#3 - Despair vs. Hope

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 48

Asta continues his attacks against Vetto with support from Vanessa and Finral. They finally manage to land a blow on Vetto, but it’s not very effective. Vanessa and Finral remember when they were younger and much weaker.

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King vs Nobody
69 votes

#4 - King vs Nobody

SK8 the Infinity - Season 1 - Episode 11

"I skate because it's fun." Reki remembers his origins of skating and deepens his bond with Langa. However, by doing so, ADAM targets Reki, and Reki must now go up against ADAM. An unexpected rematch against ADAM. It's an opponent that planted terror in him with a crushing defeat, but Reki feels no fear. "Let's go head-to-head in the finals." An exchange of emotions with Langa. Reki challenges himself to beef against ADAM.

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Meteor Shower...
274 votes

#5 - Meteor Shower...

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 24

Hei's team, on the orders of Eric Nishijima, has been kicked out of the syndicate and contracts taken on all their lives. Misaki discovers that the "syndicate" is really a collaboration between intelligence agencies of multiple countries and that she herself has been an unknowing member. Hei, Yin, and Mao infilitrate Hell's Gate while Huang detonates a suicide bomb for distraction. Mao is disconnected from the Syndicate's network and his feral cat behavior takes over and runs away. The EPR's contractors attack the gate, leaving the focus open for Hei and Yin. The syndicate takes out the EPR's doll system, leaving Hei with only Yin for guidance as they head towards the conclusion of the story.

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Febbre Alta
16 votes

#6 - Febbre Alta

Gunslinger Girl - Season 1 - Episode 11

Pietro and Elenora leave for Sicily to meet with Jose and Henrietta, who are staying at one of Jose's family's summer homes. Pietro questions Jose on details about Elsa while Elenora helps Henrietta with the cooking. As they prepare to go shopping, a thief steals Henrietta's camera, and she retrieves it, with Elenora preventing her from seriously injuring the thief. With Elenora's aid, the dinner is a success, and Henrietta later confides in Elinora that she feels a compunction to be more than an ordinary girl for Jose's sake. She then determines that Elsa committed a murder suicide with Lauro after realizing that her love for him was not reciprocated.

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Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh
82 votes

#7 - Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 5 - Episode 2

Jolyne gets acquainted with Green Dolphin Street Prison and her two-faced cellmate, Gwess, who has obtained Jolyne's locket and a pint-sized new Stand.

Light Magic vs. Dark Magic
175 votes

#8 - Light Magic vs. Dark Magic

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 34

After defeating Sally and Baro, Asta and Gauche suddenly end up having to face Licht, the leader of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Licht's attacks are too fast for Asta to see, and he gets injured.

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Fallen Meteor
188 votes

#9 - Fallen Meteor

Darker Than Black - Season 2 - Episode 2

Before Hei could obtain the Meteor Core from Suou, Hazuki attacks him in order to secure Suou. Suou sought sanctuary alongside Nika to avoid being captured by FSB agents due to the events regarding Tanya's Contractor powers being known and for Suou being mistaken for Shion. When Hei tries to recapture Suou, he tries to obtain the Fragment when he realizes that "Shion" is actually Suou, which greatly changes Hei's mind of securing her when a FSB squad ambushes Hei. Hei escapes with Suou along when August 7 and Genma attack the FSB squad separately to secure Suou for their own objectives. Hei and Suou were caught in a trap after Hei seemingly kills August 7 by electrocuting the British contractor. Later on, Misaki is shown looking through a telescope which is directed towards BK201's star. The star fades away.

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Dreaming Shallow, Uninebriated... (2)
251 votes

#10 - Dreaming Shallow, Uninebriated... (2)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 20

The Organization orders Huang to kill Shihoko, and as a secondary directive secretly orders Mao and Hei to kill them and Alma if Huang fails. In Huang's past we see him falling for Shihoko, and then Shihoko killing his then police partner Isozaki. Isozaki's wife's memory is wiped by the ME, and Huang is drafted into the Syndicate. He is unable to kill Shihoko, and asks Hei to kill them both. Hei tries to help them run away while Mao refuses to have any involvement. When they arrive at the docks to wait for a boat, Shihoko sees someone from the Syndicate and realizes they cannot escape. For love of Huang she runs into the path of an oncoming truck and dies.

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Black-blooded Terror – There's a Weapon inside Crona?
227 votes

#11 - Black-blooded Terror – There's a Weapon inside Crona?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 7

Soul and Maka arrive in Italy to dispose of another evil human. After the job is completed, Maka senses a strong energy coming from inside a church and the duo decide to investigate it. There, they meet Chrona, an evil weapon meister and Ragnarök, the mysterious sword which emanates from Chrona's body. During their fight, Maka figures that she cannot cut down Chrona as Chrona's blood has the property of turning solid, and to complicate matters, Chrona's attacks cannot be blocked as they can hurt Soul even in his scythe form. Soul urges Maka to continue fighting, but she is afraid of hurting her partner, and in the end, he receives a severe blow while trying to protect her.

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When One Takes Back What Was Lost Within the Wall...(1)
289 votes

#12 - When One Takes Back What Was Lost Within the Wall...(1)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 11

When an explosion is set up to steal a meteor fragment from PANDORA headquarters, Hei is sent it to steal it before anyone else does. On his first day he meets up Corinna Moku, who breaks down not long after arriving at the gate, and Meena Kandaswamy, who is from the same organization as Hei and will be helping him find the fragment. Now Hei must keep from being detected as a Contractor and find the meteor fragment. But will a death at the headquarters break his cover?

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201 votes

#13 - Friends

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 16

Yuno, Mimosa, and Klaus get close to the treasure chamber in the dungeon. However, a mage from the Diamond Kingdom named Mars gets in their way.

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Acquired Immunity/Peyer's Patch
40 votes

#14 - Acquired Immunity/Peyer's Patch

Cells at Work! - Season 2 - Episode 2

Memory Cell sees a dream where the arrival of messengers from the outside signal the end of this world... As if his dream became reality, unidentified enemies enter the body! Does Memory Cell not only have the power to remember the past, but also predict the future now? Will this world be ruined as Memory Cell predicts?

Memories of Betrayal in an Amber Smile... (2)
282 votes

#15 - Memories of Betrayal in an Amber Smile... (2)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Stargazer of the Astronomical Bureau finally speaks, giving vague information on the Evening Primrose. November 11 kills Maki in a final showdown as Hei finally reaches Amber, who has taken Yin. Misaki also arrives at their location, but, with the help of Amber's contract, everyone escapes.

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192 votes

#16 - Blackout

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 24

While the masses were praising the Magic Knights for saving them, most of the Magic Knights present are swallowed up by a spatial magic spell known as Blackout.

The Man Named Fanzell
135 votes

#17 - The Man Named Fanzell

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 55

Asta first met Fanzell Kruger shortly after he received his grimoire. He runs into him while training with his new anti-magic sword. Fanzell uses wind magic and is able to turn wind into a sword so he helps Asta train. One day while they’re in the forest, someone comes for Fanzell’s life..