The Best Episodes Directed by Hideyo Yamamoto

Elegy of the Back Alley

#1 - Elegy of the Back Alley

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 18

Pacifica, Fulle, Leo and Winia disguise themselves and escape the city. Leo and his rival for Pacifica's love, Fulle, go back for horses. Fulle is killed making sure that Leo can escape. Shannon and Cz grow closer together.

star 8.25
4 votes
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The Sound of Chains

#2 - The Sound of Chains

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 - Episode 6

Subaru's first day at the Roswaal mansion begins for the third time. The first time, he grew weak and died of unknown reasons in his sleep, and the second time, he was killed by an attacker. The sound of chains that he heard as he died the second time replays in his mind, waking him in a terrified, cold sweat. He has no idea what the killer is after, let alone who it is, so he makes a plan to leave the mansion on the fourth night and watch for the attack to happen.

star 8.23
184 votes
The Sea Floor Dries Up, and the Moon Grows Full

#3 - The Sea Floor Dries Up, and the Moon Grows Full

DARKER THAN BLACK Season 2 - Episode 11

Hei decides to leave for awhile to settle his own problems. After which, Suō decides to do the same - going to find her father and ask him about her. Suō, July and Mao go to the aquarium and they find Dr. Pavlichenko there. He tells Suō the truth about the meteor incident that year and about Shion's abilities to copy. On the other hand, MIAC head for the aquarium and Genma bumps into Suō and gang. Misaki bumps into Madam Orelle and she tells her to follow because there will be a bloodbath soon. Suō and gang run and hide, but Dr. Pavlichenko is shot by a contractor while trying to protect Suō. They hide somewhere while Genma calls for Suō. Suō tells the rest to hide while she confronts Genma herself. She manages to knock out Genma in the battle, but gets back to the rest only to find her father dying. They leave while MIAC finds Dr. Pavlichenko's body, with Suō's origami of a star on him. Meanwhile, Hei tries to find Yin, but was surprised to see the containment empty. Mina comes out and attacks Hei. Back at the Gate, Misaki meets with Mao and July, only to have found Suō disappeared. It is shown that she found Shion on the floor, unconscious.

star 8.03
39 votes
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#4 - Intercepter

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Season 1 - Episode 4

A former colleague of Togusa's named Yamaguchi calls and asks him to look at some sensitive data related to the Laughing Man case. Before Yamaguchi can arrive with the material, however, the car he is driving swerves off of the road and explodes. Aramaki allows Togusa to investigate Yamaguchi's death and Togusa is able to retrieve the information that his colleague wanted him to look at. The information could implicate high-ranking officials within Police HQ.

star 7.98
187 votes
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Gunsmoke Blows, Life Flows

#5 - Gunsmoke Blows, Life Flows

DARKER THAN BLACK Season 2 - Episode 5

Hei was attacked by a group of MIAC agents led by Michiru, the wife of a local restaurant owner who left him three years ago after being a Contractor for the MIAC. Suou and July were able to escape capture from the agents under Hei's instructions. Misaki is tasked by the MIAC to lead a Section 3 unit in delivering a device with the codename as Izanami under orders from Kobayashi. Hei recruits Suou to assist him in launching a raid on the Section 3 convoy under orders from his employers to seize Izanami with the mission seemingly a success after the truck drives away in the attack. Michiru appears to her family in Sapporo, startling her ex-husband and son. Suou watches the waters of Sapporo after the mission, seeing an unknown submarine covertly entering Japanese territorial waters.

star 7.84
45 votes
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City Under Crackdown, Moist with Tears... (2)

#6 - City Under Crackdown, Moist with Tears... (2)

DARKER THAN BLACK Season 1 - Episode 22

Mao is taken by Amber to the headquarters of the EPR. While there, Amber calls a meeting for all of the EPR's contractors, including Mao, and the Doctor. She reveals that there was a plan to destroy the South American gate, which would have led to the eventual disappearance of all world-wide contractors. The Doctor notes that the plan was interrupted by a mysterious blue light. November 11 meets the head of East Asian MI6 operations, who is revealed to be a member of the Syndicate, and they kill each other. Hei attacks the EPR to rescue Mao. Hei uses his powers on Amber while Amber activates her meteor shard, resulting in the illumination of the whole building in a blue light.

star 7.81
53 votes
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Battle Hymn of the Two Princesses

#7 - Battle Hymn of the Two Princesses

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 12

Natalie explain that Pacifica is the "Providence Breaker" and that Guardians, people with magic powers, have been created to protect her. She is the only human capable of resisting the Peacemakers. Shannon and Zeferis combine and drive off Steyr.

star 7.80
5 votes
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Red Giant over Eastern Europe... (2)

#8 - Red Giant over Eastern Europe... (2)

DARKER THAN BLACK Season 1 - Episode 6

Havoc is iterrogated by Hei on the whereabouts of Amber and Pai (Who is Hei's younger sister) Unfortunately, Havoc does not know anything useful. She offers to help Hei by approaching the Gate and recovering her memories and powers, but that only leads her to wanting her own death. With the MI6 agents in pursuit, her wish may be granted.

star 7.75
87 votes
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Season 1 - Episode 14

Acting on a tip, Section 9 breaks up a cabal of thieves hell-bent on wrecking a Japanese financial institution. Shortly after the raid a Chinese intelligence official contacts Section 9 and informs them of suspicious activity that he believes may indicate an assassination attempt by Chinese Socialists on a prominent, yet reclusive, Japanese multi-millionaire.

star 7.71
122 votes
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When One Takes Back What Was Lost Within the Wall...(2)

#10 - When One Takes Back What Was Lost Within the Wall...(2)

DARKER THAN BLACK Season 1 - Episode 12

Nick and a few other researchers are sent into the restricted section of the Gate to retrieve what is to believed to be the meteor fragment. Everything goes wrong and the entire team ends up dead, except Nick. Now Hei realizes that Nick is a contractor too, who seems to have the same power, and he also has the meteor fragment. Upon confronting Nick, the two begin to fight. Can Hei defeat Nick or will something else end the battle?

star 7.53
60 votes
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Perplexed Song of the Knights

#11 - Perplexed Song of the Knights

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 6

Pacifica recovers from her illness but Galil kidnaps Racquel and Shannon. Leo and Pacifica are given their location by Kidaf Gillot and go to save them. Ultimately, Zeferis makes Shannon a D Knight and helps him destroy Galil.

star 7.40
5 votes