The BEST episodes directed by Ikuro Sato

Overture of Holy Destruction
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8.93
29 votes

#1 - Overture of Holy Destruction

Scrapped Princess - Season 1 - Episode 20

The Leinwen military commander tries to use Pacifica as a bargaining chip with Steyr and the Peacemakers. This triggers a world reset where the Peacemakers are allowed to kill 90% of the human race, and Steyr and Socom start to demolish the city. Also, Pacifica regains her memory after Shannon jumps in to save her when the soldiers try to kill her.

Encountering… A Color for the First Time
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8.83
52 votes

#2 - Encountering… A Color for the First Time

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 11

After Zen and Shirayuki's encounter at the watchtower, Shirayuki discovers feelings that she didn't know she had.

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The Real Folk Blues (1)
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8.80
790 votes

#3 - The Real Folk Blues (1)

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 25

Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the syndicate, and Faye has an unexpected encounter with a woman from Spike’s past.

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This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition
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8.72
79 votes

#4 - This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 5

The soldiers at Fort Laxdo have come down with a strange illness, and Shirayuki helps Zen and the others find the cause.

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The Name of the Gun Is Livlaster
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8.32
63 votes

#5 - The Name of the Gun Is Livlaster

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 2

Daichi was successful to unite the Earth Engine Impactor base formation. With a mysterious girl claiming to be "magical girl", he repel the Kil-T-Gang Morukin. Daichi's father was a Globe member once, he came back to the earth, knowing that it's organization protecting the earth from the invasion of aliens.

Jupiter Jazz (2)
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8.22
848 votes

#6 - Jupiter Jazz (2)

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 13

Jet continues his mission to reunite his Bebop comrades, and Spike finds himself locked in a brutal dogfight with his old nemesis Vicious.

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Engage the Witch Hunter! A Remedial Lesson in the Graveyard?
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8.20
331 votes

#7 - Engage the Witch Hunter! A Remedial Lesson in the Graveyard?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 4

Maka and Soul Eater are discussing the rumors of their teacher, Sid Barett, who was stabbed in the head, becoming a zombie and preying upon the students when Maka's father comes in. As the temporary teacher replacement, he informs Maka and Soul that Shinigami wants to see them. Upon reporting to Shinigami's room, they meet up with Black Star and Tsubaki who were also called there. Shinigami tells them that because they failed to collect any souls, they would have to complete an "extra lesson". They are to find and stop Sid and the person who turned him into a zombie. They go to the cemetery, and Sid attacks them, wielding his own gravestone as a weapon. Maka and Soul attempt their Soul Resonance - "Witch Hunt" but are unable to control it properly and fail in dealing any damage. Black Star captures Sid with Tsubaki's chain, and it is revealed that Shinigami knows that the one who made Sid a zombie was Death Scythe's first partner before he worked with Maka's mother, Dr. Franken Stein.

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The Witch Medusa – Bearer of the Great Terrible Soul?
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8.04
231 votes

#8 - The Witch Medusa – Bearer of the Great Terrible Soul?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 8

Just when Maka and Soul are about to be killed by Chrona, Stein and Death Scythe appear to save them. By combining their strength, the duo have some trouble against Ragnarök's ability to transform every bit of its blood into a weapon, but in the end Chrona is defeated. The witch observing the fight reveals herself and rescues Chrona, while the others return to Shibusen in order to treat Soul's injury. Stein tells Maka that the treatment was successful, but he confesses to Death Scythe that Soul's body was infected with a demon weapon's blood, and his future is uncertain. In the end, Maka is comforted by Tsubaki and Medusa, a teacher in the school who is in fact the witch who attacked them.

Sometimes You Can't Live With Dying, Baby
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8.03
130 votes

#9 - Sometimes You Can't Live With Dying, Baby

Space Dandy - Season 1 - Episode 4

Meow is bitten by an alien and turns into a brain-eating zombie.

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Boogie Woogie Feng Shui
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7.95
648 votes

#10 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 21

Spurred by a cryptic email, Jet goes looking for an old friend, but finds his daughter – and a mysterious sun stone – instead.

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Black Dog Serenade
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7.94
761 votes

#11 - Black Dog Serenade

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 16

Jet teams up with a former partner to settle the score with the man who took his arm, but he soon discovers that memories can be deceiving.

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Kivotos Plan
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7.91
23 votes

#12 - Kivotos Plan

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Kivotos Plan began to reveal it's true meaning upon the Globe member.

Let's Fight, Boys
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7.76
17 votes

#13 - Let's Fight, Boys

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Midsummer's Knights infiltrate an underground ring in search for Baku, the last of the missing Design Children, who is being forced to fight illegal matches for the Yakuza. Amara breaks into the ring and confronts Baku in an attempt to have him remember his past, but is surprised when he refuses. However, neither Amara nor his other companions intend to give up so easily on drawing him back to their side.

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Knights of Midsummer
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7.47
15 votes

#14 - Knights of Midsummer

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 17

An inspector from Salty Dog arrives at the Tanegashima Base and questions the merits of the Midsummer's Knights so far. Meanwhile, Moco and Zin launch another attack on Earth, and with Hana's Engine still under repairs, Daichi and Teppei are dispatched to stop them. Salty Dog sends their new remote controlled interceptors to the fight as well, but Daichi and Teppei get themselves in a pinch when Moco takes control of the machines to fight for her.

The Operation Summer
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7.31
16 votes

#15 - The Operation Summer

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 22

After averting the previous crisis, Daichi and the others are ready to begin the Operation Summer, but Salty Dog activates their most powerful weapon in order to stop them. Meanwhile, the Planetary Gears succeed to gather enough energy to launch a full scale attack.

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Her Difficult Problem
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6.80
45 votes

#16 - Her Difficult Problem

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 4

Confessing your love for someone can be very tricky... and it's not any easier for Yukino!

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Hope
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6.75
4 votes

#17 - Hope

Jyu-Oh-Sei - Season 1 - Episode 11

Odin decides recklessly to proceed with his own plan by activating the device resulting in acceleration of the planet's rotation and the destruction of human life. Thor is heading to the "Valkyrie", the computer control system, in an attempt to deactivate the device.

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