The Best Episodes Directed by Masahiro Sonoda

Aria of a Mother`s Sorrow

#1 - Aria of a Mother`s Sorrow

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 19

Pacifica is captured by Chris and his unit. She is placed in a dungeon cell next to her mother. Without realizing she's talking about herself, she tells her mother of her life. After seeing her daughter for the first time in 15 years, Pacifica's mother dies.

star 8.67
3 votes
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Kill the Little Sister

#2 - Kill the Little Sister

Akame ga Kill! Season 1 - Episode 22

Even with Esdeath's efforts, the Revolutionary Army draws close to the capital, where the people start rebelling as well. Meanwhile, Kurome knows that she does not have much time left and sends a message to Akame, challenging her to a duel. Tatsumi attempts to dissuade her, but she leaves to confront her sister nonetheless. Once they meet, Kurome expresses all of her resentment for being left behind when Akame defected to Night Raid. Then, they begin fighting, but a giant beast interrupts their duel. After defeating the beast together, the two resume their fight. Wave appears and assists Kurome, but Tatsumi arrives to stop him, claiming that no one must interfere in their fight. Eventually, Akame defeats and kills Kurome. As Wave departs, taking Kurome's body with him, Akame mourns over the loss of her sister. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Army surrounds the capital, and the prime minister instructs the Emperor to activate the Ultimate Imperial Arm in order to stop the revolution.

star 8.28
183 votes
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Walpurgis Night

#3 - Walpurgis Night

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 10

The Bund is finally enjoying some well-earned peace when chaos visits once more - the Three Clans have appeared in the Bund, putting Akira's life in grave peril.

star 8.20
25 votes
Dance in the Vampire Bund

#4 - Dance in the Vampire Bund

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 12

Two beastly warriors shed blood in defense of identical princesses, and Mina learns the shocking secret behind the legacy of the true bloods! Mina then made a pledge to Akria to stay with him forever like Akria did as a young boy.

star 8.17
25 votes
From Dusk Till Dawn

#5 - From Dusk Till Dawn

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 6

Akira is confronted by Meiren, and Akira begins doubting Mina. He finds out about Mina kidnapping the Prime Minister's grandson and confronts her about it and about the fact that vampires have infiltrated the school. She says that the vampire society rests on her shoulders and that she will do whatever necessary to make sure that the Vampire Bund plan is fulfilled. After hearing this, Akira teams up with some of the kids from school to eradicate the vampires inside the school.

star 8.04
25 votes
Oratorio of the Mortals

#6 - Oratorio of the Mortals

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 23

Prince Forsis requests to meet with Pacifica before her 16th birthday. When they meet, he stabs her, and then himself. They are then attacked by the military, and Shannon goes to fight Socom.

star 8.00
3 votes
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#7 - Underworld

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 11

Killers-for-hire stalk Akira, and the werewolf's inability to transform puts his life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Mina raises the stakes of her wager after a particularly unpleasant test of her purity.

star 7.97
26 votes
Hidden Truths

#8 - Hidden Truths

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season 1 - Episode 7

When Ed and Al arrive at the Central Library they discover that it has been burnt to the ground and instead are taken to see Sheska, a former employee who may have the information they seek. Meanwhile, in East City an unexplained explosion causes Colonel Mustang to restart his search for Scar.

star 7.95
367 votes
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Godspeed of the East

#9 - Godspeed of the East

Freezing Season 1 - Episode 9

Kazuya is invited to East Genetics Academy to meet the #1 ranked third-year Pandora, Cassie Lockheart, who possesses Stigmata from his late sister, Kazuha. Despite her potential, she explains she plans to retire after graduating to become a novelist. As Kazuya returns home, Sister Margaret reveals that Satellizer also possesses six of Kazuha's Stigmata, but showed little compatibility with them. Cassie reveals to her teacher Milena that the reason she doesn't want to join the Chevaliers, the Pandora elite, was because she was there when Satellizer attacked the playboy Limiter when she was still a student at East Genetics, and Satellizer's resolve to never give up no matter how many times Cassie put her down made her scared and realize how weak she was. Just then, East Genetics is attacked by a group of Type S Nova who exhibit abilities that have never been seen before, overwhelming the students and absorbing some of the Pandoras, including Cassie and Milena. Meanwhile, Satellizer overhears Kazuya talking with Arthur and Kaho, believing that Kazuya only chose her because she reminded him of his sister. 

star 7.92
37 votes
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Innocent Blood

#10 - Innocent Blood

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 7

Despite their differences, Mina and Akira must learn to work together in order to save some student council members from the rogue vampires who've taken them hostage.

star 7.92
24 votes
Lost Boy

#11 - Lost Boy

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 9

Akira's curiosity about the concept of eternity leads him to ask Mina questions that are difficult to answer. Though it may sound promising, eternity is not without its harsh realities.

star 7.90
29 votes
Shadow of Vampire

#12 - Shadow of Vampire

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 5

It becomes known, by some students, that Nanami was attacked by vampires. Akira and Yuki are attacked by vampires wearing the same school uniform as them, and they are saved at the last moment by Meiren who takes on the band of vampires with ease. Mina sends Nella to kidnap the grandson of the Prime Minister when he refuses to accept Mina's plan.

star 7.84
25 votes
Kill the Hinderance

#13 - Kill the Hinderance

Akame ga Kill! Season 1 - Episode 13

The prime minister assigns Esdeath to track down the Danger Beasts from the previous episode and kill them. Later, the Jaegars attack some of the Danger Beasts when they attack a wagon of supplies. The next day, Wave recalls the incident and notes that the present merchants were terrified of Bols despite his kind personality because of his otherwise fearsome appearance. However, Bols tells him that despite his personality, he had killed many people in the past, which understandably earned him a lot of hate. Then, the group is visited by Bols's wife and young daughter who support his work, which surprises Wave. Meanwhile, while doing some training with Susanoo, Tatsumi tells him that he should be considered one of Night Raid, not as a tool. Later, Night Raid travels to another hideout and are given their newest mission: to kill the modified Danger Beasts, essentially helping the Capital they have been fighting. When Chelsea states her belief that the Jaegers should take care of the problem, Tatsumi counters that by aiding the Capital, they would be able to save more lives. Chelsea later confides to Najenda that she believes Tatsumi's kindness will eventually lead him to his death. Esdeath and Run express to each other their beliefs that, since the new Danger Beasts were revealed to have once been human, they were possibly the result of one of Dr. Stylish's experiments, and assume they somehow managed to escape their containment. The following night, while patrolling the mountains, Tatsumi learns about Lubbock's reasons for joining Night Raid, which involved Najenda. Later, Tatsumi travels to the summit of a mountain alone and is suddenly confronted by a wandering Esdeath, who is shocked to see him.

star 7.83
175 votes
Interview with Vampire

#14 - Interview with Vampire

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 4

With the establishment of the Vampire Bund, Mina Tepes is ready to hold a press conference, so many members of the press have come to the island.

star 7.77
30 votes
The Strange Tale of Maison Izumo

#15 - The Strange Tale of Maison Izumo

Sekirei Season 1 - Episode 4

Minato, Musubi and Kusano are startled by strange events at Izumo Inn. Unknown to him, Minato is being secretly watched by a mysterious girl. When Musubi leaves to gather groceries, she is attacked by a satellite weapon controlled by the mysterious girl who then surprises Minato in the washroom.

star 7.76
42 votes
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Teen Wolf

#16 - Teen Wolf

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 3

The day after saving Mina, Akira wakes up in bed with her and has regained some of his memories.

star 7.72
29 votes
Lullaby of the Troubadour

#17 - Lullaby of the Troubadour

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 5

The group encounters Kidaf Gillot the Silencer who can control electronic bugs. A bug poisons Pacifica, and Leo and Racquel go to Sir Barrett for aid. They confront the minstrel and his bugs at the bug's lair, defeating them and obtaining a curative plant.

star 7.71
7 votes
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Near Dark

#18 - Near Dark

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 8

On the surface, things appear to have calmed down at the academy, but among the students there are deep physical and psychological scars that have not yet healed.

star 7.71
24 votes

#19 - Howling

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 2

Kaburagi Akira is a seemingly normal high school student at the time that Mina Tepes creates the Vampire Bund.

star 7.57
37 votes
Prom Night

#20 - Prom Night

Dance In The Vampire Bund Season 1 - Episode 1

On the live talk show Astraea no Tenbin, the topic of the day is the existence of vampires after a series of attacks that have left distinctive bite marks on the victims.

star 7.42
43 votes
Requiem for the Heretics

#21 - Requiem for the Heretics

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 9

The group meets a Mauser priest at a restaurant and travels with him. They discover a hidden village of Browning heretics who imprison Bergens. The leaders of the village, Lenard and Elfetine, ask them to watch as they correct the world in a ceremony.

star 7.00
7 votes
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