The BEST episodes directed by Ken Takahashi

The Grateful Dead, Part 2
120 votes

#1 - The Grateful Dead, Part 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 4 - Episode 16

Number Six from Sex Pistols manages to warn Bucciarati about the enemies and fights back, but The Grateful Dead's powers are taking a toll on him. Bucciarati steels his resolve and throws himself out with Prosciutto out of the train that's going 150kph. Barely hanging onto life, Prosciutto uses The Grateful Dead again. Pesci decides to take Prosciutto's resolve to heart and attacks Bucciarati.

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Letting Someone Else Go First
699 votes

#2 - Letting Someone Else Go First

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Season 1 - Episode 16

Tanjiro and Inosuke battle the Demon Slayers trapped by spider webs. After slashing the threads and destroying the webs, they head deeper into the mountain. The farther they advance through the forest, the thicker the threads become, and those under their control start moving in ways impossible for a human being. Stopping the Demon Slayers without hurting them isn't going to be easy, but then Tanjiro makes a certain move...

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The Legendary Hero
213 votes

#3 - The Legendary Hero

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 18

Eugeo reaches the ninetieth floor of the Central Cathedral, which turns out to be a vast bathing area. The perplexed Eugeo encounters Bercouli Synthesis One soaking in the bath. Meanwhile, Kirito and Alice are still climbing the Central Cathedral wall.

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On the Other Side of Lies and Façade
16 votes

#4 - On the Other Side of Lies and Façade

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 2 - Episode 6

Miyu and Kuro have an intense battle before Illya arrives to try and stop them, apologising for the words she said before. When Irisviel suddenly arrives to pick Illya up, Kuro tries to attack her, but she stops her with her own magic. Irisviel reveals Kuro was sealed away so that Illya can become the Holy Grail, with Kuro becoming upset when she learns the Holy Grail War no longer takes place, feeling she has no place to belong. She ends up overusing her mana and starts to disappear, but Illya gives her some of her own mana so that she can last longer. Told by Illya to make her own wish come true, Kuro wishes to have a family, allowing her to come back into existence as a proper member of Illya's family.

It's Been Called Love and Affection
71 votes

#5 - It's Been Called Love and Affection

Masamune-kun's Revenge - Season 1 - Episode 9

After being rejected by Masamune, Neko disappears, and they all go to search for her. Aki seems to feel sorry for Neko since she was rejected, and then Masamune asks her if she remembers the nickname “Pig’s Foot.” When they finally find Neko, she starts talking about the past...

Hashira Meeting
680 votes

#6 - Hashira Meeting

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Season 1 - Episode 23

Ubuyashiki, the leader of the Demon Slayer Corps, finally appears before Tanjiro. He tells him that he will allow Tanjiro and Nezuko to join the Corps. But the Hashiras are unable to accept this decision right away. The Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa, slashes his own arm and taunts Nezuko with his blood, trying to get her to show her true colors as a demon.

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13 votes

#7 - Enforcer

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 3 - Episode 7

The girls are joined by Bazett, who reveals she had dispelled the curse of shared pain a while back, before entering the Mirror World, where they are confronted by the eighth card, shrouded by a black mist. Following their plan, Luvia restrains the enemy while Rin provides a mean to enhance Illya and Miyu's attack, providing an opening for Kuro to attack. However, the enemy manages to block it with a shield and counterattacks, forcing the girls to retreat while Bazett charges in, only to get stabbed by multiple swords wielded by the enemy. As Bazett fights using the Berserker's power, Illya and Kuro stay behind to give her a chance to strike, but are still unable to defeat it. Barely managing to escape, Bazett informs the others that the enemy possesses a second Archer card, before it suddenly appears in the real world.

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Your True Enemy
12 votes

#8 - Your True Enemy

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 3

Led by Gil, Illya and Tanaka successfully infiltrate the Ainsworth mansion. Their goal is the room where Miyu's held captive, but standing in their way is Beatrice and Angelica. When she's driven into a corner, Illya manages to reunite with Magical Ruby, regaining her power as a magical girl, and taking a stand to save Miyu!

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People and Tools
7 votes

#9 - People and Tools

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 8

With Sapphire in hand, Illya transforms into a magical girl while still a stuffed bear. Her fierce battle with Rin and Luvia, whose minds have been replaced, leads them all to the bedroom occupied by Erica and Angelica. After regaining her original body, Illya continues to fight Angelica and learns the hidden truth about Miyu.

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For My Weak Little Sister
10 votes

#10 - For My Weak Little Sister

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 4

Thanks to sniping from Kuro, Illya's group managed to slip away from Beatrice and retreat from the Ainsworth mansion for the time being. Then they try to regroup at the school building Bazett and Kuro and have been using as their base. However, Illya couldn't figure out a way to counter their Cards: Archer (Gilgamesh), and Berserker (God of Thunder, Thor), leaving her dejected. Seeing her like that, Kuro suddenly turns her twin swords at Illya and attacks?!

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You Are Not Alone
10 votes

#11 - You Are Not Alone

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 11

The battle heats up as Julian's magic comes undone and he threatens Miyu's friends with a horde of Heroic Spirits pouring out of a mysterious, black cube! Emiya Shirou, Miyu's older brother, rises to the occasion after his rescue, fighting alongside Kuro to break past Angelica and face Julian! But his charge is stopped by... someone new? And what does Gil realize during their battle?

Woven Miracles
10 votes

#12 - Woven Miracles

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 12

With Shirou down, Illya and the others are completely cornered by the infinite horde of Heroic Spirits pouring out of Julian's dark cube. All seems lost when a mysterious sword appears before them! Seizing the new sword, Illya finally puts a stop to the spill, but Julian and Erica escape. Finally able to relax, everyone, including the abandoned Angelica proceeds to Shirou's home to recoup, where they see a whole new side of Miyu.

Illya's Choice
8 votes

#13 - Illya's Choice

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 9

Sacrifice Miyu and save the world... The Ainsworths' true objective is to use Miyu, the Holy Grail, to save all mankind. The new turn of events sends Illya into confusion. Kuro rushes to her aid, immediately saying she values Miyu more than some parallel world. Meanwhile, with the fate of a world and Miyu hanging in the balance, Illya struggles to find her answer...

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Encounters and Reunions
12 votes

#14 - Encounters and Reunions

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 2

One of Ainswoth's dolls, Beatrice, attacks Illya and the mysterious girl, Tanaka. Both are driven into a corner by her overwhelming strength. Just as they run out of options, someone calls Beatrice back, freeing them from their peril. Afterwards, they both fall victim to hunger and a suspicious ramen shop owner gets them into an even worse crisis--they don't have money to pay him! But the one who saves them from those straits is who you'd least expect.

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To the Princess's Side
8 votes

#15 - To the Princess's Side

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 10

"I'll save both Miyu and the world!!" But for Illya to realize that wish of hers, she'll have to first rescue Miyu from the Ainsworths' clutches. While Illya is forced to face a fierce battle, Gil and Bazett appear out of hiding to overturn their disadvantages. At long last, Illya's reunion with Miyu draws close!

Dolls and Stuffed Animals
9 votes

#16 - Dolls and Stuffed Animals

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 7

Illya has been kidnapped and taken to the dungeon of the Ainsworths' mansion. Erica wants to grant Miyu's wish to be with Illya, so she swaps Illya's mind into a stuffed bear. Thanks to her willpower and imagination Illya manages to gain the freedom to move, but when she starts searching the mansion for her body, Beatrice discovers her...

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City Fading to Silver
11 votes

#17 - City Fading to Silver

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 1

Illya's fun summer break comes to a sudden end. The aftermath of their battle against the Heroic Spirit of the 8th Class Card disappeared overnight from Mt. Enzou. Their suspicions aroused, Illya and the others race to the scene, where they encounter two mysterious women who say they've come to retrieve Miyu... After a fierce battle, they're all bathed in a mysterious light. Afterwards, Illya wakes up to a midwinter Fuyuki City?!

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Chilling Hostility
9 votes

#18 - Chilling Hostility

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 6

The man who came to pick up Erica proclaims himself as Darius, head of the Ainsworths and Miyu's kidnapper. Using his great power Darius activates an ice-barrier Noble Phantasm. Even with Kuro's Caladbolg, their attempts to break the barrier barely scratch it while Darius delivers a shocking statement to Illya!

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The Little Lady Attacks
9 votes

#19 - The Little Lady Attacks

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya - Season 4 - Episode 5

Bazett's barrier was supposed to prevent surprise attacks from the dolls, however Illya finds a little girl, Erica, sneaking into their school. For some reason Erica calls Illya "Onee-chan", and the two of them quickly hit it off. Meanwhile, a man claiming to be Erica's father appears. He seems kind at first glance, and while he came to pick up Erica, he's also...?!

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Balmy, Hot, Dizzy...
6 votes

#20 - Balmy, Hot, Dizzy...

Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Javelin and friends go to the big bath in order to pamper their bodies after a tiring exercise. However, due to a broken boiler, there is no hot water! That's when Zuikaku and Shoukaku begin building an outdoor bath behind the dorms.