The Best Episodes Directed by Jin Iwatsuki

Kill the Giant Dangerous Beast

#1 - Kill the Giant Dangerous Beast

Akame ga Kill! Season 1 - Episode 14

Esdeath's shock at seeing Tatsumi turns to delight, but the reunion cut short when Syura (the hooded man overseeing the activities of the new Danger Beasts) appears and uses his Shambala, an Imperial Arm that is capable of teleporting objects. Esdeath and Tatsumi are teleported to a remote island, where they are confronted by a gigantic modified Danger Beast created from Dr. Stylish's experiments. After it repels Esdeath's attacks, the Danger Beast is slain by Tatsumi. As night falls, Tatsumi and Esdeath decide to tell each other their back-stories; Tatsumi fakes his, while Esdeath reveals that she hailed from a clan that hunted Danger Beasts, with her father telling her that the strongest will survive and the weak shall fall. When her clan was attacked by a rivaling tribe and all of its members killed, she was told by her dying father that the clan was weak and that she needed to live strong. As a result, Esdeath enlisted in the Imperial army and ended up becoming a skilled general. Now thinking about getting off the island, Esdeath tries to hunt a flying Danger Beast, but Syura's teleport field appears and they jump in. Although they return back to the mountains, Tatsumi flees using his Incursio. Realizing that Esdeath cannot be convinced, he vows that the next time they meet, it will be as enemies.

star 8.19
254 votes
I'm Not Fit to Be a Leader

#2 - I'm Not Fit to Be a Leader

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Season 1 - Episode 10

Haruhiro and his party go into the Cyrene Mine where they encounter kobolds and have to deal with Ranta's lack of cooperation.

star 7.56
93 votes
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The Dullahan Surpasses Space-Time

#3 - The Dullahan Surpasses Space-Time

Interviews with Monster Girls Season 1 - Episode 10

Dullahans are demi-humans whose heads are separate from their bodies. Naturally, Tetsuo is intrigued by the unique traits of dullahans, but Kyouko is just as interested in learning more about her own body. Tetsuo has the idea to ask the opinion of someone outside of his own background in biology, so he takes Kyouko to meet Souma, an old college buddy.

star 7.49
75 votes
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Vanishing into the Dawn

#4 - Vanishing into the Dawn

Kuromukuro Season 1 - Episode 7

Yukina is in doubt if she wants to continue to co-pilot the artifact. Meanwhile two of her fellow students who went "thrill seeking" at the last battle are still missing. After an incident with her mother Kennosuke notices Yukina has disappeared from her home.

star 7.29
56 votes