The Best Episodes Directed by Matsuo Asami

The Ninth Night

#1 - The Ninth Night

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 3 - Episode 9

While entrusted with the Black Camellia, Hayate's bad luck has gotten much worse. At the hotel they’re staying, the trio: Izumi, Miki, and Risa overreacts to help search for Ruri, as Hayate tries to cease them two cops mistake his action as of indecency, then startup panic throughout the hotel. Nagi insist Hayate to leave when Yukiji takes the clock from him, she won billions from a casino but then thieves showed up and stole the money and the clock with her car. Later, Hinagiku receive a call from Izumi to where the thieves' hideout. Nagi goes along with Isumi and Sakuya to where Ruri is supposed to be at. There they find a tree in the desert and meets a woman who appears to be a demon, when Nagi tells her the Black Camellia been stolen the woman sends out Ruri and the bird-guy—Shidou to retrieve it while taking Nagi hostage. Hayate and Hinagiku saved Izumi and Yukiji from the thieves before Ruri appears and found the blond-hair guy who has the clock. Ruri knocks out the thieves using her skills, but just as she strikes the guy with the Black Camellia it suddenly transforms into a sword, Hayate pushes her out of the way and gets stabbed.

star 9.75
4 votes
The Third Night

#2 - The Third Night

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 3 - Episode 3

At Hakuo Academy, Ms. Katsura tells Hayate to deliver student council notes to Hinagiku. Hayate finds Hinagiku napping when Miki, Izumi, and Risa appears, waking her up, judging that Hinagiku is often scary. Hinagiku decides to be nicer for Hayate. Despite hearing her favorite tea cup get broken, and her sister already spend the money that she lend to her, Hinagiku shows a smiley personality to them; much to their surprise. Hayate suddenly ask Hinagiku to see a kids’ movie with him then Ruri joins them later. The kids in the theater tease them thinking that they are a couple, the movie starts shortly after but the film cuts off. Then Hayate takes Hinagiku to an amusement park; leaving Ruri behind. They enjoyed themselves until it was time for them to leave. Hinagiku ask Hayate to why did he take her out, he explains it was Miki and the others who told him to; thought she was having a bad day. Hinagiku says that she wouldn’t go out with a guy unless she likes him, but Hayate couldn’t hear that part.

star 9.50
4 votes
The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Demon's Blood

#3 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Demon's Blood

When They Cry - Higurashi Season 1 - Episode 18

When Shion decides to investigate Satoshi's disappearance, she meets Takano at the library, who tells her more about the dark history of Hinamizawa. The very next year, the past begins to repeat itself.

star 8.09
23 votes
The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Something Lost

#4 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Something Lost

When They Cry - Higurashi Season 1 - Episode 12

After strange encounters with Takano, Dr. Irie, and Inspector Oishi, Keiichi starts to question whether the previous night's incident actually occurred.

star 8.00
25 votes
The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - File No. 34

#5 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - File No. 34

When They Cry - Higurashi Season 1 - Episode 24

While studying Takano's scrapbooks, Rena starts to uncover the the truth behind Oyashiro-sama's curse and Hinamizawa's dark past.

star 7.58
19 votes
Viva Hot Springs!

#6 - Viva Hot Springs!

Ikki Tousen Season 1 - Episode 9

Aunt Goei takes Hakufu and Koukin to a mountain hot springs that seems to attract some of the other female fighters including Ryoumou and Ryofu who are also hoping to recover. Hakufu catches up to Ryoumou and they spar with Hakufu's old teacher Choukou.

star 7.57
28 votes
Overture of the Abandoned-Cat Princess

#7 - Overture of the Abandoned-Cat Princess

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 1

Pacifica, Shannon and Racquel meet Christopher Armalite for the first time. Raquel Casull saves Pacifica from a Mauser priest. In a quiet moment, Pacifica tells Shannon that she loves him and he tells her that he knows.

star 7.23
18 votes
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The Champions

#8 - The Champions

Ikki Tousen Season 1 - Episode 1

Seven schools are competing for complete control over the region of Kanto. The students are known as "Fighters", and each carry a sacred bead, or Magatama, and enclosed in it is a spirit of an ancient fighter from 1800 years ago in Chinese history. The Fighters are destined to the fates of their Magatama. Enter Hakufu Sonsaku, a big-breasted, air-headed bimbo, who joins the ranks of Nanjou Academy, alongside her cousin, Koukin. Encassed in her Magatama is the spirit of a fierce warrior who conquered the lands 1800 years previous, but was killed at an early age. The Big Four of Nanyou Academy see her as a threat and wish to prevent history from repeating itself.

star 7.04
49 votes
At First Like a Young Virgin

#9 - At First Like a Young Virgin

Ikki Tousen Season 3 - Episode 7

Possessed by a mysterious girl in a cape, Ryofu wreaks havoc on her new friends. He scandalous behavior with Gentoku may push Kanu over the edge.

star 6.73
11 votes