The BEST episodes directed by Hiroki Negishi

Lovely Style
67 votes

#1 - Lovely Style

IS: Infinite Stratos - Season 2 - Episode 5

By request of his teachers, Ichika is drawn to an event where each of the girls are allowed to provide service for him for a limited amount of time. Initially, Houki stumbles while performing a Japanese Tea Ceremony to him, followed by Cecilia who plays billiards with him while wearing a bunny suit. Charlotte then serves Ichika some cookies while dressing as a poodle but is taken away for going too overboard on her service and Laura plays darts with him with some intimate items of hers as prizes. Before Lingyin's turn, Tatenashi appears to join the party and teases Ichika wearing a cat suit. Before the end, Chifuyu appears dressing as a maid to serve him and it is revealed that it was all part of the birthday party they had prepared to him. When asked about which one of the girls acts he liked best, Ichika chooses Chifuyu's instead, just to be scolded by them. After the party, Ichika is approached by M, who introduces herself as Madoka Orimura and is about to attack him.

Cooking My Way
59 votes

#2 - Cooking My Way

IS: Infinite Stratos - Season 2 - Episode 10

The girls are shown sitting down at the cafeteria questioning Kanzashi's relationship with Ichika. Kanzashi replies with "We're just friends." but secretly has feelings towards him, which all the girls then reflect that upon themselves since their all in the same boat. Later that day Ichika is called to the nurse's office by Maya, where she then tells him that due to the recent attack the IS-suits must be improved. Maya then tells him the "Student Council" asked for Ichika himself to do the body measurements. After the debacle the group is on the roof eating lunch where Ichika is shown with a bento made by Houki. When Ichika mentions how he loves everybody's cooking, Cecelia becomes upset considering she can't cook whatsoever! When everyone went back at their dorms Cecelia goes to Houki for help on how to make good fried chicken. With deep remorse she decides to help Cecelia anyway. When Houki gets a call and leaves the room, Cecelia purposely adds perfume and mustard to the chicken for "touch", where Houki then taste-tests it. The next day Houki is shown absent (due to Cecelia's absurd concoction). Cecelia then goes to Charlotte for help and they start to make Charlotte's famous "pot-au-feu". When Laura is tossing in her sleep due to bad dreams Charlotte goes to tuck her in and leaves Cecelia to her own accord where again she purposely adds her "touch" to the dish (Laura is shown waking up hungry and then eats the dish). The next day Houki, Charlotte and Laura are shown absent, Cecelia asks Ichika if just him and her could eat lunch on the roof the following day, where he agrees. Finally Cecelia asks Ling for her help, Ling who has technically figured out what Cecelia has been doing tells her to try her "own" food, but sure enough Ling ends up tasting Cecelia's sabotaged dish. Cecelia meets Ichika on the roof, but due to her making everybody sick and not even keeping a single dish, Ichika then brings her to his dorm where they make Rice Balls. The episode ends with

The Sword in the Heavens
82 votes

#3 - The Sword in the Heavens

Izetta, The Last Witch - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Germanian forces are attacking an important strategic area, and it's only a matter of time before the dukedom's defenses fall.

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Hachiken Has His Hands Full
53 votes

#4 - Hachiken Has His Hands Full

Silver Spoon - Season 2 - Episode 5

With the Ezono Festival fast approaching, the Equestrian Club begins work on Ban'ei horse racing track, despite Hachiken tasking himself with way too much work. Afterwards Hachiken takes initiative and asks Mikage out on a date and his feelings for her are revealed by her friends. However, on the morning of the festival, Hachiken suddenly collapses on the race track

Point-Blank War Dance
117 votes

#5 - Point-Blank War Dance

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 4

Rem, Celestine, and even Emile struggle in their battle against Gregore's sudden attack. Meanwhile, Diablo and Edelgard confront each other on the Bridge of Ulug.

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Battle for Legitimacy
118 votes

#6 - Battle for Legitimacy

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Demon Lord Krebskulm has awakened due to Alicia's betrayal. Diablo stands alone against Klem, her mind consumed by hatred. Shera races to Rem's side. An army of Fallen led by Edelgard marches on Faltra, and the curtain rises on their final battle.

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Hero's Charge
115 votes

#7 - Hero's Charge

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 8

Diablo squares off with Prince Keera's Summon, the Force Hydra, a monster he has never faced before.

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Strongest Newcomer
122 votes

#8 - Strongest Newcomer

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 2

After awaking to hands filled with breasts, Diablo follows Shera and Rem to register as new members of the Adventurer's Guild. While Shera is identified as a level 30 Summoner by the guild, Diablo's level proves too high for them to measure.

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The Demon Lord Act
133 votes

#9 - The Demon Lord Act

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 1

Takuma Sakamoto was a shut-in gamer who achieved renown as the Demon Lord in Cross Reverie, a MMORPG, for his overwhelming gear and skill.

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Beginning of the War
99 votes

#10 - Beginning of the War

Izetta, The Last Witch - Season 1 - Episode 1

Young princess Finé, the daughter of the Archduke of a small alpine country, travels to the neutral land of Westria to seek help against the Germanian empire that is invading her kingdom.

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The Battle of Sognefjord
61 votes

#11 - The Battle of Sognefjord

Izetta, The Last Witch - Season 1 - Episode 7

Finé and Izetta travel to Brittania to meet with the allied leaders. During their meeting, it's revealed Germania has a new aircraft carrier. Izetta sets out to sink it, but the Germanian's predicted this move and are prepared with an ambush.

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Kohaku’s Shard
27 votes

#12 - Kohaku’s Shard

InuYasha - Season 7 - Episode 19

Sesshomaru chases after the evil will, Magatsuhi, but it’s only part of a trap set up by Byakuya of the Dreams. Magatsuhi finds Kohaku lying unconscious, and he tries to deliver his Shikon shard to Naraku.

58 votes

#13 - Izetta

Izetta, The Last Witch - Season 1 - Episode 12

Germania has loaded a massive bomb with magical energy that threatens to destroy the entire Dukedom. It will launch soon, and the only way to stop it is to defeat Sophie. Using the magic stone, Izetta flies to Germania for one final battle.

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