The BEST episodes directed by Kei Tsunematsu

181 votes

#1 - Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 25

Saber destroys the Grail along with the theater before disappearing. However, much to Kiritsugu's horror, the Grail spreads its lethal black ooze from the sky, causing death and destruction throughout half the city. With the city in flames, Kirei wakes up, surprise to be alive and to see Gilgamesh(Archer) as well. Gilgamesh reveals the ooze created a body for him and resurrected Kirei as well. Realizing the city's destruction was his wish, Kirei laughs on how abominable he is and wants to repeat it again which Gilgamesh joins him. Mortified of the destruction he seen, Kiritsugu finds joy and hope after rescuing a young boy who survived. A delusional Kariya believes he has save Sakura and reunited her with Rin and Aoi, unaware he has died falling into a pit of Crest worms under Matō estate which Sakura witness coldly. As morning arrives, Waver tells the Mackenzies he would like to stay with them while he travels around the world to find his own path. After presiding over Tokiomi's funeral, Kirei meets Rin and her mother Aoi, who survived but brain damaged, oblivious to what happen to her husband and Sakura, and gives Rin the Azoth dagger. Due to the curse and interference by the Einzberns for his failure, Kiritsugu is unable to reunite with his daughter Ilya so he decides to live in Fuyuki City and adopts the boy he rescued, Shirō. Saber finds herself where she fought her last battle during her life and cries to her knights for failing while she remembers Lancelot final words on how he regretted betraying her by having an affair with her wife Guinevere, which drove him into madness while still proclaiming his loyalty to his King. As she regrets for not understanding her people nor winning the Grail, the sun suddenly shines on her, giving her hope. Five years later, Kiritsugu tells Shirō how he dreamed to be a hero which Shirō promises his father that he will live out his dream for him. As Kiritsugu closes his eyes peacefully, he remembers the question Shirley ask

The Ocean at the End of the World
141 votes

#2 - The Ocean at the End of the World

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 23

Saber vs. Berserker, Archer vs. Rider, another hero will fall and a secret will be revealed.

Bloody Battle on the Mion River
149 votes

#3 - Bloody Battle on the Mion River

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 14

The battle against Caster continues as the Heroes have no way of stopping him. Toki is trying to appeal to Archer to use his Noble Phantasm to obliterate the monster. Kiri meanwhile, is planning to destroy the source of the monsters powers.

80 votes

#4 - Blacksmith

The Sacred Blacksmith - Season 1 - Episode 12

After his humiliation during the conference Siegfried finally snaps and dispatches a horde of demons to destroy the City of Housman. While Cecily and Aria join the Knight Guards in dealing with the demons, Luke decides it is time to settle things with Siegfried. However, even Luke may not be strong enough to stand against Siegfried's Demon Sword of Darkness, at least not without help.

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The Mage-Slayer
181 votes

#5 - The Mage-Slayer

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 8

Battle rages throughout Einzbern Castle: Kayneth's magical mercury sphere versus Kiritsugu's formidable gun arsenal, Saber and Lancer join forces against Caster in the forest, and Irisviel detects a new enemy as she and Maiya make their escape.

127 votes

#6 - Knight

The Sacred Blacksmith - Season 1 - Episode 1

Cecily Campbell is the head of the Campbell house and a member of the 'Knight Guards' responsible for protecting the Independent Trade City of Housman. When Cecily's sword is broken in a confrontation with a former knight she must search for a blacksmith to repair it. Unfortunately the only person skilled enough is Luke Ainsworth, who also happens to be the one who saved her life during the earlier fight. However, before he can even start his task Luke must once again save Cecily's life when a local trade caravan is attacked by monsters.

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The Devil's Pact; Valbanill
152 votes

#7 - The Devil's Pact; Valbanill

The Sacred Blacksmith - Season 1 - Episode 2

Luke is able to use his newly forged katana to defeat the demons attacking the trade caravan and protect Cecily. Following this Luke reluctantly agrees to make Cecily a new sword, but she quickly finds that the price may be prohibitive. Cecily is then given a new assignment to protect a very special girl named Aria.

Fuyuki City
197 votes

#8 - Fuyuki City

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 3

All the servants have been summoned and now it is a game of spy vs spy. Who will be the first to take the initiative in Fuyuki City?

The Fake First Shot
207 votes

#9 - The Fake First Shot

Fate/Zero - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kiritsugu and his daughter Ilyasviel stroll through the Einzbern woods. As Saber watches the happy parent and child, she ponders why Kiritsugu has not spoken to her since she was summoned. And in Fuyuki City, the battle ground where the Holy Grail War will be fought, the seventh and final hero is summoned.

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Scattered Petals
144 votes

#10 - Scattered Petals

God Eater - Season 1 - Episode 10

Fifteen years ago, the Utsugi family finds an abandoned baby and decide to take him in. They name the infant Lenka, and he is raised lovingly by his adoptive mother, father and older sister Iroha. They live in Agir, a refugee commune. One day, Lindow Amamiya, a God Eater, appears and encourages everyone to take the patch test. Anyone testing positive is considered to have attributes of a God Eater, and will be allowed into Fenrir, including any blood-related kin. Lenka's father despises this discriminatory method of selection. However...

The Scent of Gardenias Lingers in the Summer Rain... (2)
323 votes

#11 - The Scent of Gardenias Lingers in the Summer Rain... (2)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 8

As Gai investigates the murder of Toshiko he is attacked by the mind switching contractor, who wants his jacket back. Mao makes an attempt to steal the jacket and take off with it by switching bodies with a crow. He fails and must revert back to the cat body. Things don't look good for Mao when the contractor realizes who he is. Now Mao's life hangs in the balance, can hei get there in time to save him and kill the contractor?

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42 votes

#12 - Revenge

Tales of Zestiria the X - Season 1 - Episode 16

Long ago, her comrades in the Windriders and her foster parent Brad had been driven to death by the imperial prince, Konan. Rose receives news of Prince Konan’s whereabouts and begins preparing for a journey of revenge. Sorey is told of the unceasing rain by Sergei and decides to go to Pendrago, the capital of Rolance, to investigate the cause. Worried about Dezel, Sorey asks Rose to join him on the journey, but is flatly turned down. As he heads out to Pendrago, he asks Mikleo to follow Rose, and Dezel who is with her. Mikleo agrees, and he and Edna set out to check on how Rose’s journey is going.

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