The BEST episodes directed by Mamoru Kanbe

The Sound that Fills the Air: The City of Dawn
40 votes

#1 - The Sound that Fills the Air: The City of Dawn

Sound of the Sky - Season 1 - Episode 1

A young girl named Kanata Sorami joins the army with the hope of learning to become a good bugler. She is assigned to a place called Seize, which is currently holding a festival where people splash each other with water. She is found by her superior, Rio Kazumiya, who gives her a bath and tells her about the legend of the Fire Maiden. While looking at a bell owned by Rio’s father, an owl steals it, forcing Rio to stop Kanata falling off the balcony trying to get it. As Rio participates in the festival, Kanata decides to search for the bell. She finds it hanging off a ledge, but when she goes to get it she falls into the lake, where she sees the golden skeleton of a winged creature. Stranded at the bottom of a canyon, she plays her bugle where she is responded to by Rio on her trumpet. She takes her to the Time Telling Fortress and plays the trumpet as the sun rises, introducing herself as Kanata’s bugling teacher.

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First Battle: A Chair Story
42 votes

#2 - First Battle: A Chair Story

Sound of the Sky - Season 1 - Episode 2

During breakfast, Kanata is introduced to the other members of the 1121st Platoon; Felicia Heideman, Noel Kannagi and Kureha Suminoya. Kureha shows some hostility towards Kanata, but she is assigned to show her around the fort. When Kureha takes Kanata to see the tank of the squadron is kept, which is in the process of being repaired, Kureha expresses her depression because the military often ignores the squadron’s existence. Later that night, Noel and Kanata claim they saw a ghost in the barracks, so Kanata and Kureha are sent to investigate. They learn the place used to be a school. Kureha laments that their platoon is in the middle of nowhere and is generally ignored. The two are surprised by an owl, the same one that stole Rio’s bell, but with Kureha’s help they manage to capture it. They decide to keep it and name it Shuko.

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351 votes

#3 - 150146

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 12

As Emma and Norman continue to surprise Ray, the fated night finally arrives. As Phil holds on to Mom, what will he say?

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No Return
449 votes

#4 - No Return

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 13

Yuka informs Mayu of Kouta's past. Meanwhile, Lucy and Mariko find each other and face off in a fight. Now, Nana and Kurama have to find Mariko because Kurama needs to kill her...

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321 votes

#5 - 140146

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 11

Ray and Emma haven't spoken to each other for nearly two months. With Ray's shipment approaching, have they really given up? In the midst of despair, Emma finds Ray in the library.

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402 votes

#6 - Quagmire

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 12

Mariko is torturing and playing with Nana like an insect while Kouta runs to her to protect her. Mariko temporally looses her vectors, thanks to Nana, and has to be sent back. Nyuu follows Kouta, but when the soldiers start to shoot at her she turns into Lucy. Seeing the bloodthirsty Lucy, Kouta recalls everything...

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332 votes

#7 - 021145

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ray will attempt to distract Mom while Emma and Norman go to inspect the wall. Gilda and Don are keeping a watchuful eye on Ray, but will everything go smoothly?

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The Rail Tracer Covertly, Repeatedly Slaughters Inside the Coaches
194 votes

#8 - The Rail Tracer Covertly, Repeatedly Slaughters Inside the Coaches

Baccano! - Season 1 - Episode 6

1931 on board the Flying Pussyfoot, the "Rail Tracer" appears to be killing of members of the "Lumeres" for reasons yet unknown. New York in 1930, Dallas and his gang go to as Luck for some help, after running into some trouble but they get thrown out and end up leaving the crate he took for Mr Barnes. Back on the Flying Pussyfoot Czeslaw leaves Mary in a broom closet in order to search for some Immortals meanwhile Nice, Jacuzzi and Donny rescue Nick who was tied up. Back to New York Isaac and Miria are busy reminiscing when all of a sudden they run into Dallas who is in a really bad mood. While they are beating up Isaac, Ennis knocks them out but only because she was order to take them back. Later that day Gustavo plans to kidnapped Eve and use her to lure out Dallas.

360 votes

#9 - Reminiscence

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 9

More of Lucy's past is revealed: Her meeting with Kouta, their friendship that will end in tragedy, and the reason why Lucy became the killer she is today.

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318 votes

#10 - 130146

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 10

Emma loses yet another ally and friend, and in the brink of despair, Mom pays her a visit in the infirmary.

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Chane Laforet Remains Silent in the Face of Two Mysterious People
159 votes

#11 - Chane Laforet Remains Silent in the Face of Two Mysterious People

Baccano! - Season 1 - Episode 11

1931 on top of the Flying Pussyfoot, Chane is fighting Ladd but is forced to run away. After discovering this Goose orders his men to kill Chane if necessary and Ladd is able find out about this, after squeezing one of their men for information. Meanwhile Czeslaw is plotting his next move when all of a sudden Claire appears before him and enacts his one form of torture. After taking care of him, Claire goes on top of the Flying Pussyfoot to greet Ladd and Chane. New York in 1930, Maiza goes to the restaurant where he discovers Szilard who is waiting for him. Szilard reveals to Maiza what he's been getting up to and what he hopes to achieve, with the Immortal Elixir. In 1932, following all the commotion; Runorata enters the Gandor's office, desiring to know Dallas's whereabouts.

Electromagnetic Girlfriend
39 votes

#12 - Electromagnetic Girlfriend

Electromagnetic Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 1

An introduction into the lead characters: delinquent high school student Juu Juuzawa and denpa high school student knight Ame Ochibana. The murders continue as method to the madness, and the mystery behind the motive, are investigated.

468 votes

#13 - 121045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 1

Grace Field House is where children without parents are taken in. An irreplaceable home for the 38 children who live happily every day. Until suddenly, their lives are completely changed forever…

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314 votes

#14 - 031145

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 9

As Emma steps down from moving the escape plan forward, a new shipment date is announced earlier than expected, and someone will get shipped before Ray.

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390 votes

#15 - Beginning

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 8

After Lucy is knocked out by Nana Kouta tends to her. She sleeps and relives her childhood in a dream, revealing many things about her. Meanwhile, Nana tells Mayu about Lucy and the diclonius and Arakawa is called in to work for Director Kakuzawa...

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352 votes

#16 - 291045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 4

Emma, Norman, and Ray figure out that there may be a traitor among the children, an informant for Mom. As Norman attempts to solve this mystery, Emma notices something strange about Gilda.

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407 votes

#17 - Complication

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 11

Number 35, Mariko, is released and immediately kills the soldiers around her. The professors, who were prepared for this, set off one of the explosives inside her, destroying her arm. Later, they fly her to where Nyuu and Nana are. Meanwhile, Nana is enjoying living in the inn but Kouta tells her she needs to work as well. Things seem to be going as peaceful as it can get... but how long with the peace last?

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340 votes

#18 - 301045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Norman confronts the traitor, Emma and Gilda are keeping a watchful eye on Mom, and discover that she disappears somewhere, every night at eight o'clock.

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393 votes

#19 - Confrontation

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 7

After fighting, Bando and Nana realize that they are allies and not enemies. Nana agrees to bring Lucy to the beach when she senses her. Meanwhile, at the temple, Mayu meets Nana. The two become friends and Mayu agrees to bring Nana back to her house for food.

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327 votes

#20 - 311045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 6

Discussions for the escape plan continue, and Emma introduces Ray and Norman to someone. Meanwhile, Don and Gilda take a dangerous risk.

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383 votes

#21 - Infant

Elfen Lied - Season 1 - Episode 10

Lucy and Nana start to fight, but Mayu stops them and Lucy turns back to Nyuu, hugging Kouta and telling him she likes him. Later, Kurama's past is revealed and so is more about the dicloniuses.

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328 votes

#22 - 011145

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 7

The children gain a powerful ally, but they need to be careful with this person. Who knows what this person could be plotting behind the children's backs?

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Episode 1
275 votes

#23 - Episode 1

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 1

Emma and the children have finally escaped the House and now head to the place indicated on the pen Norman gave them. But on their way, a large, wild demon attacks the group…

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368 votes

#24 - 181045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 3

While preparations are underyway, Emma, Norman, and Ray are now "training" the other kids so they can get stronger and be ready when the time comes. But despite Mom's orders, the new Sister Krone has her own plan…

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390 votes

#25 - 131045

The Promised Neverland - Season 1 - Episode 2

Emma and Norman spend their day preparing for their escape, but they also find some eerie things about Mom.

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Aster-Colored Truth
25 votes

#26 - Aster-Colored Truth

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 10

Saikawa reveals that Nishinosono didn't interview Magata originally, but her daughter. Magata's original plan was for her daughter to kill her and Shindō, then take her place. Magata had also planned the computer "malfunction" years in advance. After Nishinosono interviewed the daughter, the daughter began to question the plan and her own identity and killed herself instead. Magata left her suite, pretending to be Miki, her alleged sister who never really existed, during the initial "malfunction", killed Shindō, and left the island along with the members of Saikawa's seminar group.

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Yellow Blind Spot
25 votes

#27 - Yellow Blind Spot

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 9

The boat arrives the next morning, bringing the journalist, Setsuko Gidō, and allowing the seminar group to leave. The prefectural police also arrive. Saikawa and Nishonosono deduce that Magata entered her suite 15 years ago pregnant and had a daughter there. They also realize that the computer malfunction reset the lab's clocks by one minute, allowing the killer to move without video surveillance for that minute. Saikawa uses the computer to make voice contact with "Michiru" and addresses her as Shiki Magata.

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Episode 2
234 votes

#28 - Episode 2

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 2

The children's saviors turn out to be demons named Mujika and Sonju. The pair claims that their religion forbids them from eating humans. Emma and Ray visit Sonju while the others are sleeping, intending to ask about what happened to humans thirty years ago as well as what is happening in the world now.

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Episode 3
210 votes

#29 - Episode 3

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 3

Emma and the group learn the necessary skills to survive in this world from Mujika and Sonju. Back on their own, the children traverse a wasteland in search of a place called "B06-32".

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Colorless Weekend
22 votes

#30 - Colorless Weekend

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 11

Magata visits Saikawa at the university. She says that she won't turn herself in, because she might not be sentenced to death. She also won't commit suicide, because she wants someone else to kill her. As she leaves, she is surrounded by what appear to be the police guard following Saikawa, but Nishinosono later informs Saikawa that the guard had been called off earlier. Saikawa reveals to Nishinosono that Gidō is his little sister. In a flashback, Magata and her daughter discuss the nature of humans and relationships. In the final scene, Magata introduces her new personalities, her daughter Michiru and her uncle Shindō to Kishio, the personality based on her dead twin brother.

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Azure Encounter
34 votes

#31 - Azure Encounter

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 2

En route to the island, Yukihiro Yamane tells Saikawa and Nishinosono that Magata has not interacted with other people except via video conference for the 15 years since she murdered her parents. When they visit the lab, the AI named Deborah that runs the lab's physical facilities malfunctions, and an automated cart transports a wedding-dress-clad object on a cart out of the suite, which is discovered to be Magata's corpse. In a flashback to when Magata was 13 years old, she begins a sexual affair with Seiji Shindō, her uncle and director of the lab.

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Episode 8
188 votes

#32 - Episode 8

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 8

Norman, seized by a terrible fit of coughing, spits up blood. He lied about not being experimented on when he was at Lambda. With the little time he has left, Norman manages to reunite with Emma and hopes to create a world where she and the children can live in peace.

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Gray Boundary
28 votes

#33 - Gray Boundary

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ayako Shimada takes Nishinosono to the lab's entertainment center, where they spend time in isolation tanks. Meanwhile, Saikawa interviews Miki, but she has no idea why anyone would kill Magata or Shindō. During Nishinosono's isolation-induced hallucinations, she has a conversation with Magata about the plane crash that killed her parents. In a continuation of the dinner flashback, Magata tells Shindō that the story they'll tell is that Magata killed both her parents and that Shindō tried to stop her.

Red Magic
32 votes

#34 - Red Magic

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 3

Tomihiko Yuminaga declares Magata's death a murder, since her arms and legs have been amputated. With outside communication mysteriously cut off, the lab personnel wait for Shindō, who left to retrieve Magata's sister Miki, to return in order to use the radio in his helicopter to contact the police. Meanwhile, Saikawa and Nishinosono review the video surveillance footage of the outside of Magata's room and verify that no one else emerged from her suite. Shindō returns with Miki, but he is later discovered murdered in his helicopter.

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Purple Dawn
21 votes

#35 - Purple Dawn

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 8

Shimada checks the computer records and notices that someone named Michiru accessed the isolation tank system while she and Nishonosono were in the tanks. Shimada and Saikawa think someone may have pieced together audio clips to impersonate Magata. Yamane switches the lab's computer systems from Red Magic, the lab's proprietary operating system, to UNIX in an attempt to end the computer malfunctions. External communication is restored, and Nishinosono calls her butler, telling him to call the police.

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Episode 5
200 votes

#36 - Episode 5

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 5

Emma and the other escapees manage to survive the attack on the shelter. Now they have settled in an abandoned temple a short ways from a demon town. Unlike the shelter and Grace Field House, here there is a limited supply of food, and they are barely surviving.

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Rainbow-Colored Past
28 votes

#37 - Rainbow-Colored Past

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 4

The helicopter's radio has been smashed, apparently before Shindō could use it. Computer records show that no one accessed the roof between the time when Shindō and Miki arrived and when Shindō was found dead. Saikawa, Nishinosono, Yamane, and the lab security guards enter Magata's suite and discover a small robot in the bedroom. The robot's only physical capability, other than basic mobility, is to lock and to unlock the bedroom door. The robot's name is Michiru, the same as Magata's favorite doll.

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Episode 4
200 votes

#38 - Episode 4

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 4

Without warning, the shelter's phone begins to ring, echoing through the halls. Emma hesitantly answers and finds that it is William Minerva. Meanwhile, in an underground room at the farm headquarters, a deal is made...

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White Meeting
48 votes

#39 - White Meeting

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 1

Moe Nishinosono interviews Shiki Magata, who secludes herself in the lab established by her parents on Himaka island, via video conference. At Sōhei Saikawa's office, Nishinosono meets Setsuko Gidō, whose familiarity with Saikawa annoys Nishinosono. Nishinosono later tells Saikawa, Momoko Kunieda, and Fukashi Hamanaka about the interview with Magata. Afterward, intending to meet Magata again, she suggests the campground on Himakajima island for Saikawa's upcoming seminar group trip.

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Crimson Resolve
26 votes

#40 - Crimson Resolve

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 6

Saikawa and Nishinosono return to the campground the next morning and tell the group about the murders. In the evening, they return to the lab. Nishinosono notices upon reviewing the surveillance video again that, when the cart emerged from Magata's suite, the elevator went from the basement to the roof. In a continuation of the dinner flashback, Magata uses the knife to kill her mother, and Shindō and Magata kill Magata's father as Yumiko arrives.

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Happiness Game
10 votes

#41 - Happiness Game

Electromagnetic Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 2

After being accused of being a molester, Juu is subjected to a series of pranks too small for the police to take seriously. Ame is convinced there is a pattern and as the pair investigate the danger and the damage to people around them increases drastically.

Episode 6
184 votes

#42 - Episode 6

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 6

Norman, thought to have been shipped, stands before Emma and Ray. It is a reunion they never dreamed of, and they embrace tearfully. Norman reveals his plan to create the future Emma wants, where the children can live happily.

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Episode 10
177 votes

#43 - Episode 10

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 10

Vincent reveals his plan to enter the farm. After hearing this plan, Peter reconfigures the security on the farm to prepare for the intruders. Meanwhile, the shipment of children from the house has been set in motion, and Phil has already arrived at the gate.

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Silver Hope
28 votes

#44 - Silver Hope

The Perfect Insider - Season 1 - Episode 5

In a flashback, Shindō tells Magata that his dream is to live a self-sufficient life in the mountains, equipped with only a knife. His widow Yumiko Shindō recalls for Saikawa and Nishinosono that the last words of Magata's father were "I won't let you do this." Yamane learns that Magata had scheduled an interview with a journalist for two days hence, so the lab will have another opportunity for outside communication. In another flashback, Magata buys a hunting knife and presents it to Shindō for his birthday as they have dinner with her parents.

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Episode 7
170 votes

#45 - Episode 7

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 7

Though Emma pleads with him, explaining she has no wish to eradicate the demons, Norman is set in his decision and deaf to her arguments. To resolve their dispute, Emma proposes a deal.

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Episode 9
183 votes

#46 - Episode 9

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 9

Norman has begun executing his plan without waiting for Emma. When Emma, Ray, and Sonju appear, Norman is hesitating to kill Vylk and his grandchild, but he tells them that they are too late and that the plan is already in motion.

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Episode 11
202 votes

#47 - Episode 11

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 - Episode 11

As Emma extends her hand to Peter and says, "Let's be free," he shows a calm expression, but realizes his true fate. The children finally arrive at the gate leading to the human world, where they hope to pass through.

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