The BEST episodes directed by Ken Ando

Do you Remember the Promise?
29 votes

#1 - Do you Remember the Promise?

Blood+ - Season 2 - Episode 4

In an attempt to save Riku, Saya jumps off the train. After being in the blizzard Saya soon passes out. She awakens to find Haji at her side, but she isn't sure if this is a dream or not. Now Saya relives her past with Haji back in a 1920s Russia.

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I'll Try to Act it Out
39 votes

#2 - I'll Try to Act it Out

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 6

To try to chase Kuune away, Mahiro and Kuuko keep acting like a couple, but Kuune still isn't convinced after seeing their awkward date, adding that she can't see the subtle lust for each other in each other's eyes. After having to see Mahiro and Kuuko act like their are engaged to each other, Nyarko finally...

A Certain Camp's Haunted House
38 votes

#3 - A Certain Camp's Haunted House

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 11

The whole group goes camping on a day off. Nyarko grills some suspicious meat on the BBQ and Mahiro won't eat it. Nyarko's friend, Atko, had sent them some chocolates, but Mahiro won't eat that, either. As they wander the forest, they find an old mansion. They attempt to explore it, but a rather unexpected surprise awaited them...

Bowling Girls
36 votes

#4 - Bowling Girls

Excel Saga - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Ilpalazzo orders Excel and Hyatt to learn how to control the masses through their most popular sports, the duo end up working in the rather less than mainstream field of ten pin bowling! However, what looks to be nothing more than a quiet part time job in a bowling alley soon becomes far more dangerous when the alley is taken over by an evil terrorist group of middle-aged bowling fanatics! Now only woman stands in the way of these miscreants- the over-energetic yet under-competent Excel Excel…

Love Puny
40 votes

#5 - Love Puny

Excel Saga - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Ilpalazzo decides to amuse himself with a handheld dating game, little does he realise that his in-game choices are affecting Watanabe's real life attempts to spend time with his beautiful (if somewhat ill) new neighbour Hyatt! But as the game gets continually tougher and crazier, will Ilpalazzo and Watanabe be able to get a winning ‘score', or will it all end in a catastrophic game over?

I Am Him and He Is Me
39 votes

#6 - I Am Him and He Is Me

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mahiro and Nyaruko accidentally switched bodies by a representative of Dreamland.

Makoto's Future
37 votes

#7 - Makoto's Future

Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 11

Makoto continues to worry about what she should do in the future. Tatsuo tells her to do what she wants, but Makoto doesn't know what she wants to do and turns to Gintaro. And on the day before the summer cleansing, Tatsuo's friend Takami Yoshitomo and many other people gather inside Saeki Shrine to prepare.

Season of Warmth
39 votes

#8 - Season of Warmth

Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 5

Haru, the herald from Satoru's family shrine, wants to be with Satoru and refuses to go home. After an argument, Haru runs away from the Saeki shrine. Makoto asks Gintaro to divine Haru's location, but Gintaro tells her not to interfere.

Dignity of Maids
41 votes

#9 - Dignity of Maids

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 4

For Junichiro's first lecture, he attempts to change the views of stubborn Makina Momozono, Koyomi's right-hand girl. What does it mean to have dignity as a maid in an Akihabara-style Maid Cafe?

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Super Deity Apocalypse
66 votes

#10 - Super Deity Apocalypse

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 3

The troubles from the library continue as the group travel to the ancient city of Alaozar. Before Nyarko can dispense justice the Great Old Ones pull an unexpected move.

117 votes

#11 - Pretend-War

Yona of the Dawn - Season 1 - Episode 16

"Are those the eyes of a rabbit...?" At Su-won's suggestion, a "war game" is held to provide entertainment at a festival. Su-won, Ju-do, and Geun-tea participate in the war game. Geun-tea, one of the best warriors in Kouka Kingdom, admires Su-won's father Yuhon, an exceptional warrior. Though he deems the laid back Su-won who is unlike his father a "rabbit," during the war game, Geun-tea...

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Hachiken Runs Away
69 votes

#12 - Hachiken Runs Away

Silver Spoon - Season 1 - Episode 5

The boys take heed of a certain special event to be held at night and come with a plan to slip past curfew to get a glimpse of it. Having no idea about what is it or why his classmates are so pumped up with it, Hachiken ends up dragged along in their scheme.

Let's Go Great Conspiracy X
73 votes

#13 - Let's Go Great Conspiracy X

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mahiro's mom Yoriko is kidnapped by a mysterious woman for some unknown purpose. Kuko is also blackmailed into helping her. Mahiro, Nyaruko and Hasuta set out to R'lyeh again to rescue them. During the events, Mahiro and Hasuta have a series of awkward moments.

639 votes

#14 - Rei III

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Season 1 - Episode 23

Despite her struggles, Asuka is ordered to assist Rei in battle against Armisael. When she fails, Rei makes a desperate move in order to save Shinji.

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Great Temple of Carnage! Kojuro in Dire Straits!
35 votes

#15 - Great Temple of Carnage! Kojuro in Dire Straits!

Sengoku Basara - Season 1 - Episode 8

Katakura, Sanada, and Sarutobi arrive with the treasures requested by Matsunaga, who betrays his word and attacks the hostages.

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909 votes

#16 - Bystander

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 11

Having seen a glimpse of his father's memories, Eren attempts to track down a man hoping they might shed some light on his father's secrets.

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Round Two Time
120 votes

#17 - Round Two Time

Assassination Classroom - Season 2 - Episode 9

The students consider their future career options. Nagisa struggles to come to terms with his talent; meanwhile, his mother has her own plans for him.

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Komaba Stands on the Pitcher's Mound
54 votes

#18 - Komaba Stands on the Pitcher's Mound

Silver Spoon - Season 2 - Episode 7

The time has come for the Regional Baseball Championship and the students cheer for Ezono's team, hoping for them to reach the National tournament, specially for Komaba who is one of the team's highlights.

We're Changing Seats, Huh?
33 votes

#19 - We're Changing Seats, Huh?

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai - Season 1 - Episode 3

The periodic shift of the seating chart is approaching, threatening to put Aharen and Raido's friendship to the test.

Weaving a Story (1)
619 votes

#20 - Weaving a Story (1)

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Season 1 - Episode 14

As Seele reviews NERV and Gendo's actions with the Third through Eleventh Angels, Ritsuko conducts a test in which the Eva pilots switch Units.

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Imitation Girl
73 votes

#21 - Imitation Girl

Hundred - Season 1 - Episode 5

Hayato has a small break off of his bodyguard duties, and chooses to spend his time off with Emilia. Unbeknownst to Hayato at the time, Sakura, the girl he's supposed to protect, disappears from her hotel room. Hayato ends up finding her, but that's the not end of the story...

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His Circumstances
48 votes

#22 - His Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 3

Things have been good between Arima and Yukino for the past few weeks but lately Arima has been acting strange. He's been very distant and it almost seems like he's purposefully ignoring Yukino... what is it that's changed so suddenly?

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Her Day
42 votes

#23 - Her Day

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 8

Arima and Yukino both have the day off from school so they decide to meet up over at Arima's place. But that's not the whole story...

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Eternal Interspersion
41 votes

#24 - Eternal Interspersion

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Miyazawa family heads off to meet grandpa... an ill-tempered old man who's got it in for Yukino's father!

At the End of the First Semester
41 votes

#25 - At the End of the First Semester

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 11

Summer has arrived and it's a time of separation. Arima is going away for a Kendo tournament while Yukino has made new friends. Even Tsubasa has taken a liking to Yukino, but something's not right... she's grown a little too attached.

Her Circumstances
53 votes

#26 - Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 1

Yukino Miyazawa is the model student and she absolutely craves all the attention and admiration it gets her.

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I Couldn’t Leave You Alone
40 votes

#27 - I Couldn’t Leave You Alone

Honey and Clover - Season 1 - Episode 8

Hagumi and Ayama hold a dinner party and invite the guys over but it soon turns out that it's a special day for one of them. And in the second part of the episode, Hagumi has to spend a night alone in the apartment when Ayama has to return home to her family.

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The Story So Far: Part 1
43 votes

#28 - The Story So Far: Part 1

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 14

Yukino and Arima's story up to this point is revisited.

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14 Days: Act 6
38 votes

#29 - 14 Days: Act 6

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 26

The final episode. As tensions rise over Arima's jealous and over-protective nature, Tonami begins to realize that his desire to get Tsubaki to notice him was one born out of an emotion different from hate.

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