The BEST episodes directed by Makoto Katou

Lies and Formality
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8.33
3 votes

#1 - Lies and Formality

IDOLiSH7 - Season 2 - Episode 13

Filming for the drama Tamaki and Sogo are co-starring in is going well. However, Sogo continues to worry about his encounter with Tamaki's younger sister, which he hasn't been able to tell anyone about. On the final day of the special unit's joint practice, Tamaki is shocked to discover that Sogo couldn't trust him emough to tell him about Aya.

Precious Time
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8.20
5 votes

#2 - Precious Time

IDOLiSH7 - Season 1 - Episode 9

President Kotori Yu told Tamaki and Sogo that their debut was officially decided. The two renew their determination to pave the way for seven people to debut as IDOLiSH7 someday. IDOLiSH7 enjoys a vacation at the campsite at the behest of the president. Everyone will share roles, and while fishing and making curry, we will deepen exchanges with each other. At night, the game is exciting, and IDOLiSH7 enjoys a moment of peace.

A Butterfly Disappeared in November (Part 2)
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8.19
31 votes

#3 - A Butterfly Disappeared in November (Part 2)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 11

Three of Isozaki’s students were inseparable until one vanished. As one of the remaining two disappears, Sakurako begins to assemble the bones of a more nebulous skeleton.

What Lies Beneath Sakurako...
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8.16
31 votes

#4 - What Lies Beneath Sakurako...

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 12

With his life once again becoming far too normal, Shotaro recalls his initial impression of Sakurako and the first mystery they solved together.

A Butterfly Disappeared in November (Part 1)
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8.00
30 votes

#5 - A Butterfly Disappeared in November (Part 1)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 10

As Sakurako enlists Shotaro’s help for the year’s final bone search, Isozaki calls to request their aid in finding a missing student.

Where’s Your House?
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7.95
40 votes

#6 - Where’s Your House?

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 2

A little girl waits for her mom outside a store, wearing a backpack stained with blood. Sakurako might be the only one able to figure out who she is and what happened to her.

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The Cursed Man (Part One)
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7.76
34 votes

#7 - The Cursed Man (Part One)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 4

Officer Utsumi asks for Shotaro and Sakurako’s help with a friend who thinks he’s going to die prematurely due to a curse.

Grandma’s Pudding
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7.75
32 votes

#8 - Grandma’s Pudding

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 9

Sakurako and Shotaro attempt to help Yuriko find out which painting of her grandfather’s her grandmother wanted to give her.

The Cursed Man (Part Two)
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7.66
35 votes

#9 - The Cursed Man (Part Two)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sakurako solves the mystery of Fujioka’s “curse,” which brings to light the existence of a mysterious art dealer. Despite celebrating, Fujioka makes a dangerous choice.

The Lance that Shines to the End of the World and the Fairy Eyes
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7.65
17 votes

#10 - The Lance that Shines to the End of the World and the Fairy Eyes

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 5

As the investigation of the Marburry Workshop continues, lightning strikes a second time, adding a new victim into the mix! Lord El-Melloi II and Hishiri Adashino find themselves in disagreement once again regarding the identity of the culprit. Lord El-Melloi II turns to the necromancer Kairi Shishigou for help with his investigation. A fierce beast known as the Black Dog ambushes Gray and Shishigou. After witnessing the Black Dog’s reaction to Gray’s Mystic Code, Lord El-Melloi II begins to draw conclusions. His next move is to prepare for a ritual, utilizing the assistance of all mages who had gathered at the Marburry Workshop.

Bone-Loving Princess
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7.64
47 votes

#11 - Bone-Loving Princess

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 1

Shotaro is an average kid, but when he’s with Sakurako, they find dead bodies. Under Sakurako’s orders, Shotaro unearths a human skull, leading to another mystery!

The Entrusted Bones (Part One)
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7.63
30 votes

#12 - The Entrusted Bones (Part One)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 7

At Shotaro’s school festival, Sakurako is asked to sort the school’s bone collection. Shotaro discovers something about her that may alter their relationship.

The Entrusted Bones (Part Two)
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7.63
30 votes

#13 - The Entrusted Bones (Part Two)

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 8

Shotaro volunteers to aid Sakurako in delivering Sasaki’s remains to his family and the two find themselves in the middle of another semi-investigation.

The Bones That Sleep in Summer
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7.62
39 votes

#14 - The Bones That Sleep in Summer

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 3

Shotaro and Sakurako find a skeleton in the mountains. The deceased’s granddaughter believes the police wrongly determined the death a suicide, and asks for the duo’s help.

Rail Zeppelin – Gordius Wheel and the Memory of the King of Conquerors (2)
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7.56
18 votes

#15 - Rail Zeppelin – Gordius Wheel and the Memory of the King of Conquerors (2)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 8

Murder aboard the Rail Zeppelin! Someone has killed Trisha Fellows, and Lord El-Melloi II steps up to take on the case himself, but Olga Marie questions his way of life, as his behavior is far from typical for a proper Mage. Meanwhile, Shishigou and Luvia, under Reines's orders, are conducting their own investigation. The Rail Zeppelin begins its procession once again, and a mysterious figure appears before Lord El-Melloi II and Gray. Radiating overwhelming power, their assailant is a manifestation of the Heroic Spirits engraved into human history: a Servant.

Rail Zeppelin – Lightning and Shooting Star (6)
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7.50
14 votes

#16 - Rail Zeppelin – Lightning and Shooting Star (6)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 12

Caules Forvedge has been arrested for Trisha’s murder. As Lord El-Melloi II brings the Mystic Eyes auction to a halt in order to divulge his findings, Reines—who is supposedly still in London—rushes to his side. She brings with her the real Caules Forvedge, proving that the perpetrator, disguised as Caules, had been among the group on the Mystic Eyes Collection Train all this time. And so, Lord El-Melloi II reveals the name of the true perpetrator: the former director of the Modern Magecraft Theories Department, the man said to "have had his heart stolen by Fairies"...

The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future
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7.50
16 votes

#17 - The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 13

Several days after the incident on the Mystic Eyes collection train, a solemn ritual is conducted within Department of Modern Magecraft Theories for Svin's ascension to the rank of Pride. Several days after the incident on the Mystic Eyes collection train, a solemn ritual is conducted within Department of Modern Magecraft Theories for Svin's ascension to the rank of Pride. Meanwhile, Gray cannot shake her uneasiness about Lord El-Melloi II’s imminent departure for distant lands to participate in the Holy Grail War. Deep in thought as she wanders the streets, bustling as they are with the approach of Christmas, she bumps into Melvin.

Rail Zeppelin - A Sibyl, Decision, and Child of Einnashe (3)
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7.40
15 votes

#18 - Rail Zeppelin - A Sibyl, Decision, and Child of Einnashe (3)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 9

While giving the gravely wounded Lord El-Melloi II an arduous treatment, Gray and the others harbor doubts about the existence of a Servant whose Master is nowhere to be seen. Shishigou and Luvia continue their investigation in London, where they visit Jean-Mario Supinerra and inquire about a serial murder that took place seven years ago. The respite is momentary, as the course of the Rail Zeppelin has been altered, and the train plunges into the forest of Dead Apostles – the Child of Einnashe. Gray, worried about the weakened Lord El-Melloi, decides to assist Karabo's group that is acting to correct the train's progress. Furthermore, Melvin, who has boarded Rail Zeppelin after hearing of rumors, joins the entourage. Olga Marie, barricading her lonely self after refusing to help Gray, finds a 'certain something' in her own room.

Izumo, Arranged Dates, Kerfuffle
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7.38
13 votes

#19 - Izumo, Arranged Dates, Kerfuffle

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 8

An impromptu trip to Izumo gets Inari and her brother more involved in divine matters than they'd bargained for. Uka submits herself to arranged dates, but her perfect mate may not be on the roster. Amaterasu puts her foot down.

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Rail Zeppelin - Mystic Eyes of Transience and an Awakening Detective (4)
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7.36
14 votes

#20 - Rail Zeppelin - Mystic Eyes of Transience and an Awakening Detective (4)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 10

Gray and the Servant Hephaestion clash within the Child of Einnashe. However, they are buried in an avalanche, inevitably forcing a ceasefire. While they temporarily sheathe their weapons, they discuss their beliefs about the relationship between Masters and Servants. Shishigou and Luvia find out that Trisha was investigating the serial murders of seven years ago, as well as the Holy Grail War, and they recognize the link between her and the Rail Zeppelin. As various speculations intertwine, Adashino begins to reveal her own deductions in place of Lord El-Melloi II aboard the Mystic Eyes Collection Train...

Asahi Bridge Irregulars
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7.30
33 votes

#21 - Asahi Bridge Irregulars

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- - Season 1 - Episode 6

Kogami searches alongside her teacher, Isozaki, and Officer Utsumi for a mysterious woman among the crowds of a summer festival, certain that the woman is in danger.

Babylon, the Condemned, and the Memories of the King
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7.27
30 votes

#22 - Babylon, the Condemned, and the Memories of the King

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 1

Waver Velvet is a young man who participated in, and survived through, the Fourth Holy Grail War that took place in Fuyuki. Three years after the Holy Grail War, he suddenly receives an invitation from Reines EL-Melloi Archisorte, the stepsister of his mentor Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald. Reines, showing interest in Waver who went into a sizable debt to buy out the El-Melloi class, presses him to tell her the reason why. Waver begrudgingly starts to tell his tale about when he visited Babylon after the Holy Grail War. He became involved into an incident within the city which some say witnessed the final moments of Iskandar's life, and he had an unexpected reunion with Melvin Weins, an old classmate.

The Seven Stars and the Eternal Cage
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7.22
27 votes

#23 - The Seven Stars and the Eternal Cage

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 2

Reines and Melvin bring a difficult case to Lord El-Melloi II involving one of his former students, Mary Lil Fargo. Mary is the only daughter of the Fargo family, a branch of the family in charge of the Astromancy Department, the Animuspheres. In response to Mary’s call for her former mentor’s assistance, Lord El-Melloi II and Gray visit the Fargo estate to examine the dismembered corpse of Mary’s father, Ernest Fargo. Quite separate from the traditions of Astromancy, this crime calls for the expertise of one versed in Modern Magecraft. Lord El-Melloi II dives in to solve the mystery!

A Workshop, a Grave, and a Necromancer
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7.20
20 votes

#24 - A Workshop, a Grave, and a Necromancer

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 4

Primary Lecturer Wills is an authority in the Spiritual Evocation department. His father, Sir Trevor, owned the Marburry Workshop that utilizes an entire wastelands to operate as a Magical Workshop. However, the Workshop went out of control, causing many casualties including that of Sir Trevor himself, and has gotten out of hand. Lord El-Melloi II, seeking assistance from the Spiritual Evocation department in order to participate in the Holy Grail War, begrudgingly accepts the request to solve this case. However, what awaited the entourage who arrived at the mansion was Hishiri Adashino, a member of the Policies department that investigates and enforces rules within the Clock Tower...

Rail Zeppelin – A Train Whistle of Departure and the First Murder (1)
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7.19
16 votes

#25 - Rail Zeppelin – A Train Whistle of Departure and the First Murder (1)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Relic of Iskandar, the King of Conquerors, has been stolen from Lord El-Melloi II. In its place was left an invitation to Rail Zeppelin, the train purported to have dealings with Mystic Eyes. Lord El-Melloi II, with Gray and Caules in tow, heads to investigate this strange train. Many have gathered there, including Hishiri Adashino from Policies, Yvette from the El-Melloi's Class, Olga-Marie Arsimilat Animusphere, daughter of the Lord of Astromancy, and even Karabo Frampton of the Holy Church. The train departs, carrying with it the many agendas of its passengers...

Thunder and the Underground Labyrinth
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7.17
24 votes

#26 - Thunder and the Underground Labyrinth

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Modern Magecraft Theories classroom was as rowdy as ever, but there is something wrong with Lord El-Melloi II's behavior. Luvia, sitting in on one of his lectures, asks Gray the reason why, and it turns out it's because his favorite tearoom has basically closed shop. Lord El-Melloi II heads to the tearoom to inquire on their circumstances, as he realizes work just can't progress at this rate, but when he goes down into the underground aqueducts to investigate, an ominous shadow attacks him. Gray, worried that he hasn't shown any signs of returning from the investigation, seek help from Flat and Svin.

Rail Zeppelin - The Residual Image and Auctions (5)
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6.93
14 votes

#27 - Rail Zeppelin - The Residual Image and Auctions (5)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 11

As Adashino's deductions are playing out, Lord El-Melloi II makes his comeback. He sees a clue to the identity of Trisha’s murderer in Gray’s testimony and so asks Melvin to delay the start of the Mystic Eyes auction. Lord El-Melloi II plans to seek help from Olga Marie to find conclusive evidence to disprove Adashino’s claims. Meanwhile, in London, Shishigou gathers Flat and Svin to move ahead with certain preparations... As each of them reflects upon their own thoughts, the fateful Mystic Eyes auction finally begins...

A Girl, a Department Store, and a Gift
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6.87
15 votes

#28 - A Girl, a Department Store, and a Gift

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 6

One peaceful day, Gray heads out on her own to visit Reines. An unexpected turn of events leads to the two going on a shopping trip to Carnac, a major department store. Gray's lack of experience in such a place leaves her entirely at Reines’s mercy. To further complicate matters, Luvia elects to join them partway through their trip, and the three girls decide to have a tea party...