The BEST episodes directed by Koji Aritomi

A Cry Baby
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8.44
109 votes

#1 - A Cry Baby

Tokyo Revengers - Season 1 - Episode 24

Takemichi heads to his first Toman meeting wearing his jacket and is surprised to see the vice commander of Valhalla, Hanma, and Chifuyu standing next to Mikey. Not only that, but he finds out that it was Kisaki Tetta who arranged all of this. Takemichi falls into despair when he realizes he wasn't able to change the future again despite Baji sacrificing his own life to protect Toman. And then, Chifuyu says...

The Battle for the Keep of Saint Emmanuel
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8.34
69 votes

#2 - The Battle for the Keep of Saint Emmanuel

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 23

The battle for the Keep of Saint-Emmanuel begins and Xandes has his face-off against Daryun. Meanwhile, Etoile has another encounter with Arslan and learns his true identity.

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Stomach Ulcer, Friendship, and Loss
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8.31
26 votes

#3 - Stomach Ulcer, Friendship, and Loss

Cells at Work! Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 10

Red Blood Cells are summoned to handle an emergency. They carry as much oxygen as they can to the scene, but they discover that the stomach has an ulcer and is badly breached. If the serosa becomes perforated, the stomach will end up melting down. Due to the excessive secretion of gastric acid, the body may die at any moment, but the Red Blood Cells continue to desperately carry oxygen. However, the gastric mucosa is being eaten away, and inflammation is getting worse. In such a disastrous situation, a dangerous enemy appears.

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The Foreign Prince
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8.22
76 votes

#4 - The Foreign Prince

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 14

Taking advantage of the crisis in Pars, Prince Rajendra from the Kingdom of Shindra commands an army to take over Peshawar, just to be defeated and captured by Arslan's subjects thanks to another of Narsus' stratagems. Knowing that Rajendra is contending for the throne of his own country with his older brother, Arslan convinces him to form an alliance.

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Cardiac Arrest, Revival, and a Change
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8.17
23 votes

#5 - Cardiac Arrest, Revival, and a Change

Cells at Work! Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 13

Bodily functions are coming to a halt. In this dire situation, all the cells are on the verge of losing hope, but only Red Blood Cell (AA2153) hasn't given up. Are they making us work hard because the body is unhealthy? Do we stop working because the body is going to die? After experiencing various diseases and losing his friend, the answer that Red Blood Cell (AA2153) and the other cells find is...

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The Royal Capital Burns ~Part Two~
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8.08
84 votes

#6 - The Royal Capital Burns ~Part Two~

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Gieve escapes Ecbatana after having a clash with Silvermask, who makes use of the underground tunnels to strike the palace from within, while the Lusitanian forces, assisted by the slaves, break into the capital and conquer it.

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The Knight in Black
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8.00
91 votes

#7 - The Knight in Black

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Arslan is rescued by his loyal servant Daryun and they must run away from the Lusitanian forces, led by the General Silvermask, who ambushes and captures his father personally.

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Front Line, Gonococci, and Conflict
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7.68
28 votes

#8 - Front Line, Gonococci, and Conflict

Cells at Work! Code Black - Season 1 - Episode 4

Gonococci have entered the body through sexual intercourse. The White Blood Cells are forced to fight an uphill battle with the gonococci, who are known for their unbelievable proliferation rate. The gonococci have invaded the areas surrounding the urethra and are closing in on the epididymis where the sperm are. In order to stop any further advancement of the gonococci, White Blood Cells wage an all-out war against them in the lymph node. Meanwhile, Red Blood Cells have been assigned with the dangerous task of delivering oxygen to the urethra.

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End of the Road
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7.67
3 votes

#9 - End of the Road

Build-Divide - Season 1 - Episode 12

Teruto's battle against Kikka continues, but will he be able to win? Teruto has reached the end of his path, but will he be able to save the people he cares about?

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Don't Bully Mom
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7.62
34 votes

#10 - Don't Bully Mom

Killing Bites - Season 1 - Episode 11

Hitomi manages to slash Kido’s unprotected chest before kicking him into several trees, destroying them. Kido’s flashback reveals he associates plants with his mother. Kido severs Hitomi’s right arm, forcing his protective scales outwards, becoming rows of knives. He beats Hitomi until she suddenly flings her own severed arm into his face as a distraction. During her next attack she smiles, tricking Kido into thinking for a split second that she was his mother, allowing her to thrust her remaining arm down his throat. As Yoko rages for having lost Kido manages to stand up only for Eruza to suddenly slash his throat, finally killing him and making her the Killing Bites Champion. Yoko passes out from shock. Surprisingly, Ui suddenly awakens. As she tries to flee from Eruza she accidentally performs a perfect somersault kick, knocking Eruza unconscious. Overseer Shinozaki declares Ui the Killing Bites Champion. The presidents of the four zaibatsu’s bicker fiercely, accusing each other of cheating. All the lights and monitors suddenly shut down. Unseen to the representatives the island has been infiltrated by Chameleon hybrids under orders to kill all surviving hybrids so the match will be declared void with victory going to no one.

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The Monarch Versus the Conqueror
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7.54
35 votes

#11 - The Monarch Versus the Conqueror

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Andragoras escapes from Ecbatana, taking Tahamine with him. King Tokhtomysh of Turan arrives to lead a second attempt to capture Peshawar, this time executing several civilians in order to provoke Arslan and draw him into open combat. However, Tokhtomysh is forced to flee after underestimating the Parsians and is killed by his own son for his cowardice. Once Andragoras arrives at Peshawar, he relieves Arslan from the command of the Parsian army, and orders that his son must not return unless he gathers another fifty thousand soldiers, a decision that is compared to sending him to exile.

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Surviving Lady Hasshaku
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7.50
28 votes

#12 - Surviving Lady Hasshaku

Otherside Picnic - Season 1 - Episode 2

Sorao and Toriko meet with an Otherside expert before heading back to the Otherside, where they come across a man looking for his wife. Toriko finds common cause with him because she, too, is seeking someone dear to her. But who is it that Sorao seeks?

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I Really Have No Redeeming Quality
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7.26
43 votes

#13 - I Really Have No Redeeming Quality

Killing Bites - Season 1 - Episode 3

To hide their Hybrid identities Hitomi and Eruza end up wearing cosplay while students from the photography club photograph them. As Yuya returns home he finds Leo the Lion Hybrid alive, along with Yoko Mitsukado, the granddaughter of the Mitsukado Zaibatsu’s president. Yoko reveals that Hitomi’s guardian, Reiichi, is using the matches to test his Hybrid research and Yuya must participates in the match as Hitomi’s strategist. Yoko is angered when he agrees to take part; having hoped his cowardice would make him withdraw. She decides to take part in the match to ensure Hitomi’s death. As the match requires 3 team members Ichinosuke attempts to recruit another Hybrid but the only one available is Ui Inaba, a Rabbit Hybrid who has never won a match. Ui is attacked by Akemi Kishimoto, a Horned Lizard Hybrid, who has been preventing other Hybrids from joining the Ishida. Ui is almost shot by the blood bullets from Akemi’s eyes but is saved by Hitomi. Ui uses her sensitive hearing to deduce Akemi has a twin sister shooting from another location, allowing Hitomi to defeat but not kill them. As fighting before the match is forbidden Hitomi blackmails the sisters into claiming they were defeated by Ui. Ui, excited by her first ever victory, joins their team.

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How to Get to the Barbecue Restaurant by Elevator
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7.24
21 votes

#14 - How to Get to the Barbecue Restaurant by Elevator

Otherside Picnic - Season 1 - Episode 10

A planned celebration at a Japanese barbecue restaurant takes an unexpected detour. Akari gets lost, and Kozakura must face her fears. Once again, it's up to Sorawo and Toriko to save the day.

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The Rainbow City
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7.06
36 votes

#15 - The Rainbow City

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Shagard, the mastermind behind the pirates, devises a scheme to lure out Arslan's retainers in order to assume control of Gilan, but Narsus, having already grasped his intentions, outsmarts him with his own plan and confronts Shagard directly, bringing him to justice afterwards. After Arslan sentences Shagard to one year of slavery for his crimes, Etoile reunites with the prince, asking for his help in order to save King Innocentius.

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Orione
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7.00
54 votes

#16 - Orione

Gunslinger Girl - Season 1 - Episode 2

Henrietta is treated for her injury, although the doctor warns that repeated surgeries would weaken her body. Jose then recalls how he needed to teach her manners, and during her training, attempted to treat her as a young girl rather than simply a killing machine. After Henrietta finishes tea with Triela and Claes, who are supportive of her despite her mission's failure, Jose gives her a coat and asks her to join him on top of the main building. Once there, he shows Henrietta the stars through a telescope for the first time, noting that he wanted her to look upon the sky with something other than a rifle scope.

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