The Best Episodes Directed by Kenji Yasuda


#1 - Awakening

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 4

Kanate ahas been taken by The Reckoning of Warden Tsutsuga. Arata goes to search for them and finds them facing off before Tsutsuga in a battle to the death. Tsutsuga says the winner will be declared innocent of his crimes. Outraged, Arata draws his Hayagami on Tsutsuga, but ends up in a tight spot when he's unable to call upon its power...

star 9.46
39 votes

#2 - Orochi

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 8

After learning of Kannagi's past, Arata is even more determined to change the world. He practices swordsmanship with Kanate as the party continues toward the Capital. Meanwhile, in modern Japan, Arata meets the friend who betrayed Arata and now feels immense guilt over what he's done.

star 9.32
38 votes

#3 - Demonization

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 9

Kadowaki has appeared in Amawakuni! Arata is confused, but after being bombarded with hateful words by Kadowaki, his emotional state changes. Later, stunned by the presence of Kadowaki and the change in Arata, Kannagi makes a powerful declaration. Arata is still hesitant, so Kannagi tells him...

star 9.32
38 votes

#4 - Admiration

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 10

Arata and the others have arrived in the domain of Yorunami, one of the Twelve Shinsho. Rather than meeting Yorunami directly, Arata decides to talk to one of his Zokusho first to learn what kind of man he is. The party reaches Suzukura, a city ruled by the Zokusho Hiruko, but are told that they are required to pay a passage tax to enter...

star 9.32
38 votes

#5 - Zokusho

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 5

In the modern world, Arata's family knows something is different about Arata, but they continue to try to converse with him despite their confusion. In Amawakuni, Arata is heading toward the Capital. Along the way, he learns of the relationship between the princess of Amawakuni and the Twelve Shinsho. He also encounters some nomads who say that, with the princess gone, the world will fall into chaos...

star 9.29
41 votes

#6 - Judgement

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 3

Arata and Kotoha are taken to Gatoya, "the ultimate hell," where they are immediately attacked by two boys. A certain rumor has been spreading around regarding Arata, the alleged murderer of the princess.

star 9.28
39 votes
Sword of God

#7 - Sword of God

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 2

Accused of being the murderer, Arata is forced to stand trial. On the way he gets a chance to speak with his double.

star 9.28
40 votes

#8 - Homura

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 7

Still living in Hinohara's place back in the modern world, Arata meets Kadowaki at school and decides to "play" with him. Meanwhile in Amawakuni, Kotoha injures her foot on the way to the Capital and the party is forced to take a break in a ruined village. Alone with Arata, Kotoha works up the courage to make an unexpected move...

star 9.28
40 votes

#9 - Okoro

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 6

Ohika saves Arata after he collapsed during the party's travels. Shortly after, Akachi of the Twelve Shinsho arrives and orders Ohika to become his Zokusho. Ohika refuses as he has sworn his loyalty to Kannagi, but Akachi isn't content with taking no for an answer.

star 9.24
42 votes
The Light of Creation

#10 - The Light of Creation

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 12

Kadowaki shows up yet again in the midst of Arata's battle with Yorunami. He tells Arata that he became a Sho for the sake of "fighting for submission," but Arata disagrees. The beliefs of Arata and Kadowaki, after crossing two worlds, are about to clash.

star 9.19
68 votes
The Life of Arata

#11 - The Life of Arata

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 1

Arata Hinohara’s school life is terrible and he wishes he could disappear. Arata of Amawakuni must fight for his life after he is wrongfully accused of murder.

star 9.14
44 votes
A Guardian Character is Born!

#12 - A Guardian Character is Born!

Shugo Chara! Season 1 - Episode 1

People view Amu Hinamori as a "cool and spicy" girl; she is actually timid and easily scared. When she wishes to have the courage to show her "true" self, she discovers three colorful eggs -red, blue, and green- in her bed. At school, the eggs draw the attention of Tadase Hotori, the most popular boy in school, who Amu has a crush on.

star 8.97
63 votes
Life Force

#13 - Life Force

Arata The Legend Season 1 - Episode 11

Arata and his party arrive at the palace, Tamayori, but Yorunami immediately uses his power to capture Kotoha. Arata pursues her and finds Yorunami himself within the palace. He challenges Arata to duel...

star 8.82
67 votes
Laws and Promises

#14 - Laws and Promises

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 51

It is the very end, what will become of Ed and Al? Will the dark plot of the villians finally be realized? It all comes down to the wire in the final instalment of the FMA anime.

star 8.59
399 votes
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Night of the Chimera's Cry

#15 - Night of the Chimera's Cry

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 7

Now that Edward is an official State Alchemist, the brothers can begin their quest to restore their bodies. However, something about Tucker's chimera experiments begin to trouble Ed. As he investigates, Ed begins to see a sinister side to alchemy. Now he and Al must stop a friend from committing the unthinkable.

star 8.41
402 votes
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The Scar

#16 - The Scar

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 40

Ed confronts Scar in Lior and learns his objective for being in the city. When arguing against the plan doesn't work, Ed finds himself battling Scar yet again. In the midst of the battle, though, they are interrupted by Lust and Gluttony. After stopping them, they are again interrupted by two more people from Ed's past who persuade Ed to listen to Scar's story. Meanwhile, Marta and Al are captured by Kimbley and taken back to Regional Headquarters.

star 8.30
354 votes
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The Ishbal Massacre

#17 - The Ishbal Massacre

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 15

As the Strong Arm Alchemist holds off Scar, he realizes that the killer is from Ishbal. Meanwhile, as Ed, Al and Doctor Marcoh make their way through the village, the Doctor recounts the Ishbal Rebellion and how he and the other State Alchemist were ordered to level the entire city using the Red Stones. The events still haunt Marcoh, Mustang, and Armstrong to this day.

star 8.29
392 votes
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#18 - Sin

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 31

Izumi has successfully escaped with the boy, but to no avail--Envy had already told the child the truth about himself, and his personality is changing. With all her secrets exposed, Izumi makes plans to atone for her sins. Ed and Al rush to intervene before it's too late.

star 8.26
365 votes
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Battlefield Prologue

#19 - Battlefield Prologue

Macross Delta Season 1 - Episode 1

Looking to escape the confines of an arranged marriage on her home planet, Freyja Wion stows away on a cargo ship, hoping to follow her dreams and audition for the Walkure Tactical Music Unit. She's discovered by Hayate Immelmann, a young dock worker and drifter with no particular dreams of his own. After an outbreak of the deadly Var Syndrome strikes, the Walkure Unit appears on the scene, and the power of Freyja's music is awakened.

star 8.21
68 votes
Fullmetal Heart

#20 - Fullmetal Heart

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 23

Ed and Al once again find themselves in a hospital. Winry has traveled to Central to make repairs, but is angered when the brothers don't want to share their experiences with her. As they recuperate, Al ponders his existence and hammers Ed with questions. Who is he? Is his memories of being human real, or is it all a lie?

star 8.11
400 votes
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#21 - Brawl

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 11

Employed by the Kakyu Association, Fei-Lan begins to seek revenge on assassins. His first target, Saruwatari can holds his own in a fair fight, but is taken by surprise. Meanwhile, Lin has run away from Banba and is hiding in Enokida’s internet cafe. There, Lin hears about the murders of two men both named “Hayashi Noriaki.” The men wrote their name the same way as Lin, both lived in Fukuoka and were killed one after the other. Realizing that the murders are a message for him, Lin goes to confront Fei-Lan and his past.

star 8.08
24 votes
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Walk-Off Home Run

#22 - Walk-Off Home Run

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 12

Confronting his past, Lin goes to see Fei-Lan, but fails to convince him to stop. Fei-Lan attacks Lin, but unsure if he wants to fight back, Lin becomes cornered. Banba arrives to help, but they are both unfortunately captured. Locked in a cage, Fei-Lan orders them to fight to the death and the winner will go free. Facing the same choice from his past, Lin must choose between killing and being killed.

star 8.08
25 votes
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Body of the Sanctioned

#23 - Body of the Sanctioned

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 2

Ed and Al discover the truth behind Father Cornello's miracles. However, if they reveal this truth, they will destroy the hopes and dreams of Rose and the other citizens of the city. Would it be more compassionate to withhold the truth and allow them to continue to live comfortably in the deception? First, though, they must survive Father Cornello's Alchemy before they can make that decision.

star 8.08
636 votes
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Ninth Inning, Two Outs

#24 - Ninth Inning, Two Outs

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 4

Working with Enokida the information broker, Lin establishes that his sister’s killer is the Mayor’s son Yusuke. Having obtained information about the next human trafficking deal, Banba and Lin form a plan. Lin will pretend to be merchandise and attempt to reach the killer. But the enemy learned of their plan. Lin’s last ray of hope Banba is brutally killed by someone known as the killer of killers. Lin now finds himself in a difficult predicament.

star 8.07
29 votes
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#25 - Teamwork

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 3

Saito has been blamed for a murder he did not commit and hires Jiro to get revenge on the real murderer. Meanwhile, Lin learns that his sister who he left in his hometown was killed in Hakata and confronts the killer’s employer Zhang. Blinded by rage, Lin is taken by surprise by one of Zhang’s assassins and seriously wounded. Banba the detective arrives to help Lin and pledges to help find his sister’s killer.

star 8.07
30 votes
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Hit and Run

#26 - Hit and Run

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 9

After a life of cruel wandering, Lin has found a place to be. The good-natured Banba has invited him to join his team of private investigators as well as his baseball team, the Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens. Lin is slowly learning to feel comfortable, but still has a lingering feeling that it won’t last. He remembers his harsh past. He was being raised as an assassin, and the first partner he met was...

star 7.96
27 votes
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Pinch Hitter

#27 - Pinch Hitter

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 6

Saruwatari craves a strong opponent and someone proposes going after the best assassin in Fukuoka, the Niwaka Samurai. Immediately after, the phone rings Banba’s agency, but because he is at the Yamagasa Festival, Lin pretends to be the Niwaka Samurai and goes to kill Saruwatari. Forced to use weapons he isn’t used to fighting with, Lin quickly gets into trouble. Meanwhile, Banba has just gotten wind that Lin took a job while claiming to be the Niwaka Samurai.

star 7.93
28 votes
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#28 - Tryouts

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 5

The Yamagasa Festival, one of the three biggest festivals of Hakata, is in full swing. Banba, born and raised in Hakata, is taking time off work to celebrate. The ace assassin of a contract killer agency Saruwatari has developed a distaste for work he does not find challenging. He decides to quit and move Hakata where there is more competition. As soon as he arrives, Saruwatari’s partner from high school Nitta calls out to him. Nitta works as an assassination consultant and wants to utilize Saruwatari’s skills, but...

star 7.78
27 votes
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Dice in Pot

#29 - Dice in Pot

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Season 1 - Episode 4

Willem is distracted and distraught as the girls are off to battle. Due to a dream one of the girls has, he is required to visit Corna di Luce so she can be examined. "Are you worried about Chtholly and the rest? Half a month has passed without any word."

star 7.78
45 votes
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#30 - Irregular

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 2

Hayashi had seemingly snuck into Banba's office to kill him, but Hayashi intends to protect Banba from hitmen in order to get back at his employer, Zhang. Meanwhile, Saito narrowly avoids being tortured and killed due to a case of mistaken identity by Jirou and Misaki. Celebrating his good fortune with a night of revelry out in town, Saito awakens from a drunken stupor in a hotel room to find the body of a woman he's never seen before lying next to him.

star 7.76
34 votes
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#31 - Shortstop

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 10

Banba and Lin have decided to clean out the Kakyu Association executives from Fukuoka. Meanwhile, Nitta is negotes with an organization vying to gain a foothold in Japan. It’s an opportunity for Saruwatari to become their exclusive assassin. As a condition of the agreement, Nitta is asked to eliminate Kakyu Association executives… With their executives being killed, the Kakyu Association brings in a capable assassin from the mainland. That assassin, calling himself Fei-Lan asks only for the association to find someone as his compensation.

star 7.76
25 votes
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Trick Play

#32 - Trick Play

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 8

Targeted by a “hacker hunter,” Enokida is forced to run from place to place in Hakata. Assassins after the bounty on his head are steadily closing in, and Enokida has been cut off from using computers, his only weapon. He’s fallen into a desperate situation. Meanwhile, Banba receives a message from Enokida. It’s a desperate counter to the cyberterrorist cell which came to Banba and Lin.

star 7.61
28 votes
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Leadoff Hitter

#33 - Leadoff Hitter

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 7

Information is the second most important thing to money. A cyberterrorist cell wants to find a hacker who has uncovered some sensitive details. Meanwhile, Banba Private Investigations receives a request to find a person. They receive a photograph of a boy with an odd haircut who disappeared eight years ago. Thinking he looks familiar, Banba and Lin turn to each other just as Enokida the information broker walks in.

star 7.43
28 votes
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Play Ball

#34 - Play Ball

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Season 1 - Episode 1

Saito is a rookie at a contract killing company, has been demoted to a post in Hakata, a highly competitive market for hitmen. Banba, a private investigator, is asked to look into a detective's apparent suicide. The detective has left behind a photo of the current mayor of Hakata, the subject of many a dark rumor. Meanwhile, Hayashi, a cross-dressing hitman in the employ of a criminal organization, is in Zhang's face demanding more money. His employer shows him a business card as a potential target, but...

star 7.26
42 votes
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#35 - Entrance

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 1

Yune arrives at the Enseignes du Roy after a long trip from Japan with Oscar. Oscar's grandson Claude instantly experiences culture shock upon the presence of a Japonaise in French soil, and after seeing the little girl's attempts to embrace French culture, he begins to accept the Japanese culture as well.

star 0.00
0 votes

#36 - Cheese

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 2

In order to learn more about living in France, Yune starts out by embracing French food. Yune clearly struggles from eating cheese and drinking coffee, but Oscar decides to give her much more comfortable food to eat for the meantime. Claude would also take Yune to a walk to the market to learn about food the French usually eat.

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Lost Child

#37 - Lost Child

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 5

Yune feels downhearted when she is scorned by Claude for being too friendly towards customers. When a scruffy boy takes advantage of Yune's gullibility and steals a candlestick, she chases after him but loses him. Furthermore, she forgets her way back to the Enseignes du Roy, unable to ask others for help and becoming suspicious towards those who do try to help her. She is eventually found by Claude who takes her back home.

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Water and Lights

#38 - Water and Lights

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 4

Alice becomes determined to invite Yune over for tea, but Claude is not so keen on the idea. After Alice keeps pestering them, Yune agrees to go to the Blanche household. Although Alice makes various attempts to get Yune to stay with her, even offering to return her kimono free of charge, Yune declines in order to hold up a promise to make sukiyaki for the Claudels.

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Labyrinth of Japan

#39 - Labyrinth of Japan

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 3

As Claude is having trouble coming up with an idea for a sign for a music shop, he finds inspiration after seeing Yune write out a letter to her sister. Meanwhile, Oscar learns that Yune's kimono had been bought by the upper-class Blanche family, the youngest of which, Alice, showing excitement when she hears rumours about Yune.

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#40 - Crinoline

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 6

Alice visits the Enseignes du Roy to invite Yune to have her photograph taken. Alice follows Yune's advice on putting on a kimono whilst Yune tries on one of Alice's dresses. Whilst getting their photo taken, Yune notices Alice's sister, Camille, feeling downhearted, prompting a reaction when mentioning it to Claude.

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0 votes

#41 - Skylight

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 7

Claude scolds Yune for trying to sympaphize with the boy from before. Yune soon ends up collapsing from a fever, leading Claude to feel guilty about what he said to her. He goes to see Alice, who sends for a doctor and gives him a recipe for Japanese porridge. He also helps deliver a flower the boy made for Yune.

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0 votes

#42 - Nursery

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 8

As Claude drops Yune off at a tea party with Alice, he is brought to see Camille, who he used to play with in his childhood. After talking about their local fairy tales, Alice shows Yune the nursery she grew up in, where Camille decides to give her a dress that belonged to Alice when she told her a fascinating story.

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The Secret Garden

#43 - The Secret Garden

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 9

As Yune and Alice continue to play together, Claude recalls the times he used to play with Camille. Claude almost always came over to the Blanche's garden to play with Camille, but she was unwillingly to leave the confines of the mansion herself. One day, Camille snuck out of the mansion in order to see Claude, later explaining to him that she didn't want to leave the mansion as it would put him in trouble.

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#44 - Phantasmagoria

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 10

As Claude goes to see one of his late father's old clients about a commission, Yune finds an old slide projector, which Oscar decides to show off to her and Alice. Yune is reminded of the time she used to make shadow puppets with her sister. Afterwards, after Oscar teaches the girls how to make phenakistoscopes, one of his friends, Alan, helps him put on a public projector show.

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#45 - Prayer

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 11

Alice invites Yune to come to an exhibition at the Grand Magasin, but Claude is strongly against it for some reason. As a reprise, Claude takes Yune and Oscar to a picnic in the park. After seeing her upset whilst thinking about home, Claude asks Yune to tell him about her sister, Shione. As Shione was often looked at strangly because of her pale blue eyes, Yune, who was weak at the time, made a prayer that she would only be able to look at her. However, as time went on and Yune became stronger, Shione's grew weak and went blind, which Yune blames herself for to this day. However, Oscar assures her that Yune's words made Shione happy.

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Cats on the Roof

#46 - Cats on the Roof

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth Season 1 - Episode 12

Yune hears about a black cat that ran away from one of the stores. Later, Claude yells at Yune when she touches a pair of gloves with belonged to his late father. When Yune hears a bell, she assumes it to be the cat she heard about and goes to search for it, which causes Claude to worry when he can't find her. As Claude gets help from Alice and the other Galerie shopkeepers, he finds Yune up on the roof of the Galerie. After getting her to safety, Claude tells Yune about his father and agrees to take her to the Grand Magasin at some point. Afterwards, Claude returns Yune to the Galerie where everyone is waiting.

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