The BEST episodes directed by Hidekazu Sato

Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!
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9.54
37 votes

#1 - Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!

Slayers - Season 2 - Episode 24

Phibrizzo takes Gourry back, and which forces them to go to Sairaag. They reached Sairaag, and eariler reports were true. Sairaag was the city that the Copy Rezo had destoryed, but is suddenly back for no reason. Further evidence is proven, when Sylphiel manages to meet/hug her dead father. He then reveals they are all dead but was brought to ""life"" by Phibrizzo. Lina tries to get more out of Phibrizzo, but they way that Sylphiel's father and everyone else, he is limited to answer questions. Although he can answer this... Phibrizzo is in a temple located in the center of the town. Lina and company tries to enter the temple, but it has no doors. Suddenly a door appears, and Lina rushes into, only to have her running back out. They figure it's something to do with the dimension, but before they could invistage more, they are ""cornered"" by villagers, who doesn't attack. Lina knows they are under Phibrizzo's order, and leave quietly. Later in midnight, they decide to come up with a

A Wonderful Business! Being a Bodyguard isn't Easy!
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9.46
39 votes

#2 - A Wonderful Business! Being a Bodyguard isn't Easy!

Slayers - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lina and Amelia fight over which restaurant is better, Roast Beef or Hot Pot. Lina/Gourry goes to the Roast Beef restaurant, while Amelia and Zelgadis goes to the Hot Pot restaurant. Both parties are approached by two different men, and are asked to take a position as body guards for two candiates that are running against each other. What they both don't know is when playing dirty, Lina/Gourry attack Amelia/Zelgadis, and vice versa. Both candiates, Tarimu (for Lina/Gourry), and Demia (for Amelia/Zelgadis), decide for them to have a showdown at the ruins of the city, which is just north of there. When parties meet, they are not surprised who are they challenging, but they head back to town, where magical slime beasts are attacking everyone. Lina/Amelia goes to find the roots of the beasts, and it is revealed that it's coming for both of their candiates home. They throw Taimu and Demia in jail, but both Lina and Amelia forgot that they didn't get paid (after being promised to get high

The Sudden Pinch! The Terror of the Monstrous Zoamelgustar!
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9.10
41 votes

#3 - The Sudden Pinch! The Terror of the Monstrous Zoamelgustar!

Slayers - Season 2 - Episode 1

In the season's opener, We see Lina and Gourry in an inn, eating, when suddenly a fight breaks out, spilling all of her food. They get a taste of her power by this. Amelia wonders what Lina is up too, since months passed by. Amelia, representing Seillun, goes into the city and hears the fight. It reminds of her of Lina, and to surprise Lina is there, teaching several guys a lesson. She hugs Lina, and say a few minor stuff together. Lina reveals she is here to see the Xoana book, which had several connections with Shabringo 1,000 years ago. Word is, it's about valuable as the Claire Bible, and is only being shown every fifty years. Amelia is about to say something else (why her being there) but lies and tells her she is there for that reason too. Amelia then wonders off, to the castle. At the castle, King Moras, and his daughter, Martina, plot away the kidnapping of Saillune's daugther. They think their forces will be sucessful in invading, Saillune, and taking ver the world! HA

Pierce It! The Insect Part
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8.00
2 votes

#4 - Pierce It! The Insect Part

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 8

In the shadow of his popular comedian older brother, Tsutomu slaves away like a worker ant to make his online comedy videos. But when the world is suddenly bitten by the bug of mad ambition, Tsutomu's off-beat comedy may be the only cure!

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Reach Them! My True Voice
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8.00
2 votes

#5 - Reach Them! My True Voice

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 10

When the Verbalism Club puts on a stage play, Kokone finally gets to live her acting dream - but on opening day, she can barely say her lines. She must find her voice quickly, as a powerful new M.J.B.K. threatens to silence her permanently!

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A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors
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8.00
2 votes

#6 - A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 13

Members of the Verbalism Club unite to take a M.J.B.K. head-on! Afterwards, Akira encounters Sougon face-to-face!

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Fall in Love! Asagaya
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8.00
2 votes

#7 - Fall in Love! Asagaya

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 19

Love is in the air in Asagaya! The members of the verbalism club pair up for a couples challenge - but Akira and Maia don't quite know how a couple should act. Will they win the tickets, the crowns… or perhaps, something far greater?

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Gather! Voices for Tomorrow
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8.00
2 votes

#8 - Gather! Voices for Tomorrow

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 25

Akira throws himself into the void for Maia's sake, and by Nesta's will, the written world comes to an end. What will Maia and Subete make of this new world of truth?

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Eternal Songs
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7.67
21 votes

#9 - Eternal Songs

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 19

While Mikumo and Hayate are both recovering from the infiltration on Voldor, Berger Stone from the Epsilon Group meets with Delta Flight and Walküre and reveals how the power of song and the Var Syndrome are related.

Moonlit Sorcery
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7.63
40 votes

#10 - Moonlit Sorcery

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? - Season 1 - Episode 9

Things continue to get worse for Chtholly, who bravely decides to live in the moment. Meanwhile, the rescue operation to the surface finally begins.

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BRAINS & HEARTS
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7.59
37 votes

#11 - BRAINS & HEARTS

SAKUGAN - Season 1 - Episode 3

Memempu finally reaches the Labyrinth and wants to take the shortest route to their goal, but Gagumber continues to shoot down her suggestions. Their bickering only stops when a kaiju attack leaves them separated.

Scatter On Stage
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7.52
23 votes

#12 - Scatter On Stage

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 17

Delta Flight and Walkure devise a plan to interrupt the Windermeran Mind Control in the Brisingr Cluster, using a special Walkure concert as a distraction. Hayate learns the shocking truth about his father.

Flap! Bound Wings
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7.50
2 votes

#13 - Flap! Bound Wings

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 11

Stoic, industrious Hayato drafts a comprehensive operating strategy for fighting the M.J.B.K. menace, but behind his calm façade, ambition, resentment, and jealousy whirl through his mind.

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Bring them Together! Heart and Heart
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7.50
2 votes

#14 - Bring them Together! Heart and Heart

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 12

With the help of a terrifying new M.J.B.K., Subete breaks the Deava's Aquarions apart and forces the pilots to retreat. In the wake of their defeat, Akira suddenly becomes strangely distant from his comrades…

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Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down
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7.50
2 votes

#15 - Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 17

There can be no salvation if there is no threat, no enemy. A dangerous M.J.B.K. turns friend against friend - and, lost in his obsessive desire to become a savior, Akira Kaibuki might be willing to make an enemy of the world itself…

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Fatal Judgment
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7.44
16 votes

#16 - Fatal Judgment

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 24

Hayate, Freyja, and Mirage have been captured and are put on trial by order of King Heinz. Meanwhile, Commander Arad and the rest of Walküre plan their rescue.

Take it Back, Our Summer
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7.25
4 votes

#17 - Take it Back, Our Summer

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 5

The girls of Shirobaco take a trip to the beach, but the rise of a new M.J.B.K. tosses their plans out in the cold! Can Akira, Tsutomu, and Hayato save the day, or will they be forced to live in a dull, passionless world without swimsuits?!

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Light Up! Your Strength
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7.00
3 votes

#18 - Light Up! Your Strength

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 6

Feeling guilty for risking the lives of her young squadron, Sakurako moves to infiltrate Nesta herself, only to find herself face to face with Subete. She soon learns that her past ties to the shadowy organization may not be fully severed.

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Resound, A Dream for Me Alone
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6.80
5 votes

#19 - Resound, A Dream for Me Alone

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 3

A young, new member joins the Verbalism Club with high hopes, but something is amiss!

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Let Fly, An Arrow that Pierces the Heart
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6.75
4 votes

#20 - Let Fly, An Arrow that Pierces the Heart

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 4

As the Verbalism Club prepares for the Tanabata Festival, Tokyo is twisted apart by a tainted love! Kokone must overcome her fears and speak her heart to overcome this powerful new M.J.B.K.

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Shine! Light of Thought
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6.60
5 votes

#21 - Shine! Light of Thought

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 2

Sougon’s power menaces with a deadly illness as the captured Maia seeks to escape from Deava’s underground facility. Will she heed her master’s command, or will she follow the voice of her conscience?

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Their Estrangement
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6.54
41 votes

#22 - Their Estrangement

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 7

The newest test scores have been posted and Yukino and Arima's scores weren't up to their typical standard.

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Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows
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6.33
3 votes

#23 - Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 9

Maia finds herself in a strange and empty version of the world as she knows it. The voices of old allies, new friends, and a mysterious stranger beckon her - but can Maia, alone in the dark, find her footing and set out on her own path?

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Show It! You at Your Worst
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6.33
3 votes

#24 - Show It! You at Your Worst

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 14

A month after the battle in the Logos World, the M.J.B.K. threat seems to have disappeared - along with Sougon and Subete. As Sakurako writes up her report on the incident, a strange creature suddenly appears in the Shirobaco office!

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Howl! An Honest Beaten Dog
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6.33
3 votes

#25 - Howl! An Honest Beaten Dog

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 18

In politics, show business, and even everyday life, people choose comforting lies over harsh realities. When a new M.J.B.K. threatens to smother the truth completely, Hayato Kujyo's unflinching honesty may be the world's last defense.

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Know It! The Reason You Were Born
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6.33
3 votes

#26 - Know It! The Reason You Were Born

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 20

As her friends work on Shirobaco's third-anniversary menu, Maia digs into DEAVA's history in an effort to save Akira. Her search leads her back to Nesta, where she learns more of her own history than she ever wanted to know...

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Tragic! An Immoral Gattai
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6.33
3 votes

#27 - Tragic! An Immoral Gattai

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 21

Maia goes to great lengths trying to save Akira, and one member of the Verbalism Club gives their all to restore order to the world.

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Listen! The Voice Calling out to You
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6.33
3 votes

#28 - Listen! The Voice Calling out to You

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 22

Due to the recent string of unusal events, the government turns against DEAVA and Shirobaco finds itself under siege.

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Revive! The Vow Beneath the Moonlight
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6.33
3 votes

#29 - Revive! The Vow Beneath the Moonlight

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 23

With Deava's existence now known to the world, Hayato seeks to recruit the public for their cause. Subete digs deeper into Maia's memories, unearthing the lifelong link between Maia, Subete, and Akira.

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To Battle! With My Existence on the Line
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6.33
3 votes

#30 - To Battle! With My Existence on the Line

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 24

12,000 years ago, the struggle between the world of truth and the world of the written word was set in motion. Now, Akira Kaibuki and Subete Kenzaki prepare to bring it to its ultimate conclusion.

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Burn It! The Savior's Flames
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6.25
4 votes

#31 - Burn It! The Savior's Flames

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 7

Sougon uses society's online vitriol to his advantage as a figurative flame war soon becomes literal! Can the team stop humanity from being consumed by the fires of its own hate?

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Ah! Days of Our Youth
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6.00
3 votes

#32 - Ah! Days of Our Youth

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 15

Out of date phrases and unpopular words make a sudden resurgence in Asagaya, and Sakurako suspects multiple M.J.B.K.s are to blame! Will her Yurei busting plan restore verbal order or will it like majorly fail?

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Shout! Sousei Gattai!
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5.86
7 votes

#33 - Shout! Sousei Gattai!

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 1

When the enigmatic Sougon unleashes the twisted power of the written word upon Tokyo, Sakurako Soda and the members of the Verbalism Club – secret soldiers of Deava – unite with the mysterious youth, Akira Kaibuki, to protect the city!

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Carve Them In! The Scars of Destiny
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5.50
2 votes

#34 - Carve Them In! The Scars of Destiny

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 16

In the early days of the internet, Sougon and his partner Mao Hayashi built what would become the greatest networking company in Japan: Nesta. In their quest to reach the next level of human communication, they also took in a young boy…

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It Will Not End! Aquarion Logos
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5.50
2 votes

#35 - It Will Not End! Aquarion Logos

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 26

Akira and Subete battle it out to save the world, and a new legend unfolds before everyone's eyes. Special Ending after credits.

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