The Best Episodes Directed by Hideyuki Satake
#1 - Things We Said Today
Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 22
Ursula tells Akko about the final work, following Croix's more aggressive movements. While meeting Andrew, Akko notices some techno-magic hovering around the protesters. She chases after one of the cubes and comes across Croix, and discovers that Croix has been manipulating everyone's emotions in order to convert it into magical energy. While saving Akko, Ursula's identity is finally revealed to Akko. Akko also learns the disturbing truth behind her lack of magical ability.
#2 - Samhain Magic Festival
Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 13
Akko works tirelessly to try and improve her magic for the show. During her performance, Akko and the others learn what has made Vajarois a sorrowful ghost.
#3 - Orange Submariner
Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 7
Akko studies hard for her exams, but still struggles to get decent grades despite Ursula's tutorage. After getting into a fight with Hannah and Barbara, Akko is threatened with expulsion from Luna Nova should she fail her final exam, which requires an understanding of fish language. While attempting to bribe the fish philosophy teacher, Pisces, Akko accidentally drops her down a drain into the school's sewage system. Transforming into a merman to search for him, Akko comes across a sad fish and chooses to use her emergency magic reserve to free her family from a poacher's trap, coming across Pisces in the process. When Akko is once again faced with expulsion for her actions, Pisces gives her an A in his exam for helping the fish family while Ursula vouches that, despite the gap between her and her classmates, Akko's magic has improved considerably since her enrollment. After the fish Akko rescued are revealed to be an endangered species, her expulsion is cancelled and she is given a less severe punishment instead.
#4 - Nothing Good Comes from Being Around All of You
Kiznaiver Season 1 - Episode 6
Something from Honoka's past comes back to haunt her, and Nico makes another attempt at becoming her friend.