The BEST episodes directed by Masahiro Takada

Tea Party - Teegesellschaft
31 votes

#1 - Tea Party - Teegesellschaft

Rozen Maiden - Season 2 - Episode 7

Kanaria makes her resolve to fight, in order to both remain alive and to make her medium, Micchan, happy. However, conflicts get resolved and Kanaria fulfills Micchan's wish a different way. Meanwhile, Souseiseki starts to see deeper into the Alice Game and begins to believe that she and her sisters should fight.

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A Little Love Song
39 votes

#2 - A Little Love Song

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 8

Shanta-kun expresses that she'd like to be of some use to Mahiro who is always taking care of her and her master, so Kuuko gives her some red and blue candy. As soon as she ate it, she turned into a little girl! Shanta-kun tries really hard to be of some help to Mahiro, but Nyarko doesn't seem to like that. "There's no way that my pet is this little girl!" she said, as she chased them around...

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Rise of a Young General
20 votes

#3 - Rise of a Young General

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 5

As the Wei army tackles the mighty Hangu Pass, the allied army of Meng Wu and Teng are battling the Chu army--and there are old scores to be settled.

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Room No. 909
10 votes

#4 - Room No. 909

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 2

Golgo 13 is hired by a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when he was told to target a mafia financier in New York. Despite getting into trouble when his used .30-06 Springfield cartridge fell down from his apartment balcony due to the appearance of a stray cat, Togo tries to cover his tracks when a desperate detective of the NYPD starts to hound him over his stay in New York City.

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The Wa Lin Army's Charge
19 votes

#5 - The Wa Lin Army's Charge

Kingdom (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 12

Qin general Wang Jian seemingly vanishes, army and all, mid-skirmish with Wu Lu Duo and the Yan army. Chu's newest commander goes after Teng's head.

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Only the Shinto Rituals Still Bear the Signs of Summer
32 votes

#6 - Only the Shinto Rituals Still Bear the Signs of Summer

Chihayafuru - Season 2 - Episode 12

The semi-final match soon begins with Misuzawa fighting against Akashi whilst Hokuo go up against Fujisaki High School. Chihaya finds playing against Megumu difficult, as she has improved since her representative match the previous year due to her teammates encouraging her. As Chihaya resolves to be more on the offensive, Kana mentions something to her, reminding her of the feelings behind on the 100 poems and encouraging her to fight back against Megumu.

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Battle with the Heroes
62 votes

#7 - Battle with the Heroes

Black Summoner - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kelvin battles the heroes who are destined to save the world, and he has more than a few things to teach them.

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Bear, Lays to Waste
38 votes

#8 - Bear, Lays to Waste

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Season 1 - Episode 8

Since the girls have some private errand they have to do, Yuna goes with Lady Ellalaura to explore the castle. A dark shadow is cast upon everyone's fun when a man named Gulzam makes his appearance. Yuna goes to pick up Cliff for the worried Noir.

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Lü Buwei
24 votes

#9 - Lü Buwei

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 16

The recalcitrant and powerful Lü Buwei finally makes his appearance, accompanied by his more-than-formidable "Four Pillars." But condescension and a scarcely veiled threat of violence show right through his half-hearted show of respect to King Ying Zheng.

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Dead Angle
3 votes

#10 - Dead Angle

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 11

Golgo 13 is hired to assassinate the Jordanian emissary to the United States, while the emissary transfers from a plane to his helicopter. However, a young, hot-shot sniper is hired by the American State Department to take Golgo out before he accomplishes this. By leaving two disassembled rifles in fake sniping points, Duke is able to fool the inexperienced gunman. Golgo then uses an M-16 to take out both his new rival and the helicopter.

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The Fei Xin Force Is Born
20 votes

#11 - The Fei Xin Force Is Born

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 27

The battle against Zhao is underway, and both sides have tricks up their sleeves. In recognition of Xin's growth as a commander, Wang Yi gives his squadron a special mission that could determine the outcome of the war.

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The King and the Sword
27 votes

#12 - The King and the Sword

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fleeing pursuit, Zheng and Xin struggle with exhaustion, and with each other. When they reach the appointed meeting-site, there's no sign of Zheng's sole supporter, Lord Changwen . . . and the murderous tracker Mu Ta is hot on their trail.

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Fleeting Laughter
13 votes

#13 - Fleeting Laughter

Laughing Under the Clouds - Season 1 - Episode 7

Abe no Hirari met Botan and the predecessors of the Kumoh and Sasaki families and battled the Orochi of the Kamakura period...

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The Ultimate Sword-Blow
25 votes

#14 - The Ultimate Sword-Blow

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 12

Xin, Bi, and the breakaway force, fighting to reach the throne room, face the seemingly invincible Zuo Ci in the "Right-Side Dragon" corridor, while outside, the King and Lord Changwen hold out against Si Shi and Wei Xing.

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Bear, Meets Little Girl
48 votes

#15 - Bear, Meets Little Girl

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yuna is a fifteen year old girl that is completely addicted to a game called World Fantasy Online. After playing for a year, she gets the chance to open a random present from the administrators and is suddenly drawn into a completely different world.

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Cutthroat, Sneering at the Clouds
18 votes

#16 - Cutthroat, Sneering at the Clouds

Laughing Under the Clouds - Season 1 - Episode 2

The day after the incident with the escaped criminal, Tenka heads to the clinic where he finds out that a murderer is heading toward Kumoh Shrine.

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The Clever General vs. the Daring General
24 votes

#17 - The Clever General vs. the Daring General

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 22

Lord Biao and Wu Qing are both fighting all-out, and whoever wins this one-on-one battle also wins the war.

Steinbeck the III
5 votes

#18 - Steinbeck the III

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 18

Golgo 13 is hired by a MI5 operative, who had been able to infiltrate covertly the security detail of Louis Steinbeck III, an aristocratic man supposedly of French royal descent under orders from the British government. Golgo is hired to assassinate Steinbeck III as he is the leader of a secret rogue intelligence organization that sells out all types of classified information to various countries called MC-130. However, the MI5 operative/Steinbeck III bodyguard learns that Golgo did not target Steinbeck III but instead, went for the butler as he was the real leader of MC-130 when the hit was in operation.

The Struggle
110 votes

#19 - The Struggle

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 4 - Episode 19

Escanor converts all of his life energy into magic to defeat the Demon King. Meliodas pleads with his comrade to stop, but Escanor refuses to listen.

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Jet Stream
5 votes

#20 - Jet Stream

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 23

The plane that Golgo travels on has been hijacked by terrorists demanding money, who intend to escape with it before blowing it up. Looking at the passenger list, SIS decided to hire Golgo and gave him a message to him to take out the hijackers.

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