The BEST episodes directed by Kentaro Nakamura

A Step Further
34 votes

#1 - A Step Further

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 75

The match between Ippo and Sendo finally reaches its conclusion after seven ruthless rounds.

Something to Convey
34 votes

#2 - Something to Convey

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 50

The end of the Volg match.

35 votes

#3 - Rival

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 60

Sendou versus Volg concludes.

A Forger's Love
547 votes

#4 - A Forger's Love

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 4

While traveling to Central City to become State Alchemist, Ed and Al learn of a man named Majihal living in a nearby town. They remember that this Alchemist had written to their father about ways to create human life. Eager to learn more, Ed and Al travel to the town to meet Majihal. When they get there, however, they learn that the town is being hunted by a ghostly woman who is taking the souls of young girls. Majihal banishes the ghost, but is he hiding something more sinister?

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511 Kinderheim
131 votes

#5 - 511 Kinderheim

Monster - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tenma learns that Johan used to be in an orphanage known as Kinderheim 511, where he meets an injured boy named Dieter and a former East German official named Hartmann who used to work there.

The Power that Stands in the Way
33 votes

#6 - The Power that Stands in the Way

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 56

Ippo punches Date in the face quite a bit but Date isn't taking the full impact of the punch because he's twists his neck.

A Thing to Strive For
34 votes

#7 - A Thing to Strive For

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 37

Dante uses his secret weapon on Ippo, the fact that Date used it on Ippo made Okita challenge Ippo to a real match.

The Young Punk
29 votes

#8 - The Young Punk

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 70

Ippo invites Kumi to the zoo. Kumi lets Ippo know that she was the one who wrote idiot outside the gym. Sendo's grandma tells Iimura Mari about Sendo's childhood and how he was brought up.