The BEST episodes directed by Matsuo Asami

The Ninth Night
60 votes

#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.

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The Third Night
60 votes

#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.

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Bridal Service
60 votes

#3 - Bridal Service

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 17

Kon answers on how to get home are at the research center, but when he makes it the lab chief will not give up any answers without payment.

Formality and Obstruction
32 votes

#4 - Formality and Obstruction

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 18

Kon performs wedding rituals on behalf of the princess, becoming increasingly more frustrated with each new one.

No Margin
33 votes

#5 - No Margin

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 23

The easy part was becoming a Hyperion; the hard part is dealing with family.

Shining Master
65 votes

#6 - Shining Master

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kon-trol, Kon-sumer, Kon-vention, Kon-pact, Kon-vict?

Home Sick
64 votes

#7 - Home Sick

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kon has seemed to have lost his mind and reverted back to his days as an anti-social gamer nerd. The princess has ordered Marion and Sainglain to bring him back to his senses.

I Wish Upon A Shooting Star
41 votes

#8 - I Wish Upon A Shooting Star

Walkure Romanze - Season 1 - Episode 8

The girls go to Bertille's summer home to go and train for the upcoming summer tournament. This house even has a outdoor bath, but the girls work hard, sometimes having fun along the way. Takahiro and Ayako are there as support to help out. Takahiro learns why Noel wishes to fight one night, and also learns more about himself. Mio runs into Takahiro in the bath during his reflection. The girls show up looking for Mio and high jinks ensue.

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Newcomer vs. Kon
69 votes

#9 - Newcomer vs. Kon

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 3

While Erec deals with the loss of another family jewel. Kon is in a battle against a furry little creature.

First Student
37 votes

#10 - First Student

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 11

As the gang comes to grips with the aftermath of the battle with Kamui, a familiar figure appears before Takasugi and the Kiheitai.

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Geezers Carve the Things They Shouldn't Forget into Their Wrinkles
54 votes

#11 - Geezers Carve the Things They Shouldn't Forget into Their Wrinkles

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 5

The return of some familiar faces breathes new life into Earth's resistance, but they're as troublesome as they've always been! And when the Liberation Army brings out its big guns, it's up to Gengai to respond.

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The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Oni's Blood Line
127 votes

#12 - The Eye Opening Chapter - Part 3 - Oni's Blood Line

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.

64 votes

#13 - Sisters

IS: Infinite Stratos - Season 2 - Episode 7

Tatenashi watches over her younger sister, Kanzashi Sarashiki, who is feeling gloomy since her personal IS was delayed due to the development company focusing on Ichika's IS. Ichika and Houki are invited to be put on exclusive magazines for personal IS pilots; during the interview, Houki exaggerates that Ichika is willing to protect her. Later tonight, walking down the hallway, Ichika, wondering about the girl, Madoka, from before, and asks Chifuyu if they have any other relatives, claiming he is her only relative. Tatenashi entrusts Kanzashi to Ichika for the upcoming tag tournament. All of the girls interested in Ichika, plan to partner with him; however, Ichika responds that he plans to partner with someone else, Houki and Cecilia assume he implying to one of them. Ichika plans to partner with Kanzashi. Following through, Ichika visits Class 1-4 only to be turned down by Kanzashi.

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The Two Fools
37 votes

#14 - The Two Fools

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 5

The Kaientai fleet comes under attack from the Harusame division without any troops. Can Sakamoto, Mutsu, and Nobunobu get out of this alive?

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The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Lost Item
101 votes

#15 - The Curse Killing Chapter - Part 4 - Lost Item

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.

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The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - Document 34
92 votes

#16 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 3 - Document 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.

Prison Break
40 votes

#17 - Prison Break

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 46

The Shinsengumi and Joi Rebels team up to rescue Kondo and Katsura from the prison island known as Kokujo, but things do not go to plan and they are soon ambushed by a familiar enemy.

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Shoguns of Light and Shadow
44 votes

#18 - Shoguns of Light and Shadow

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 35

After the Shogun nearly falls victim to an assassination attempt by unknown forces, a plan is put into motion to help him escape Edo. Several diversions, each with body doubles set off in different directions, guarded by those loyal to Shigeshige. However the loyalty of some remains uncertain...

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The Occult Club Disappears?!
212 votes

#19 - The Occult Club Disappears?!

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 10

Asia saves Issei by healing the dragon within him after his incomplete transformation. Finally, they all make it back home and enjoy their peaceful days. After Loki fails with Issei, he turns his evil grasp toward Rias.

Young Devils Gather!
207 votes

#20 - Young Devils Gather!

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 2

Issei and the others begin their training to improve each of their skills. All the while things are happening around them as powerful people gather to fight against the Chaos Brigade. All the young devils gather in one place.

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Cat and Dragon!
192 votes

#21 - Cat and Dragon!

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 3

Koneko's sister Kuroka has appeared to take her sister away from Rias Gremory. Issei and Rias chase after her to stop that from happening. At the same time, a figure who objects to these alliances between mythologies appears at the great gathering.

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Battlefield: Heart Kingdom
135 votes

#22 - Battlefield: Heart Kingdom

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 164

Yami continues to fight Dante from the Dark Triad and finally, he deals a fatal blow! However, Dante has horrifying regeneration powers and manages to heal immediately. He then tells the Black Bulls of the Dark Triad's plan to destroy this world. Meanwhile, in the Heart Kingdom, Leopold, Charmy, and Luck go to help the Spirit Guardians, but are also having a hard time.

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Stirrings of the Strongest
136 votes

#23 - Stirrings of the Strongest

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 168

Yami and Vangeance are taken to the Spade Kingdom so that the ritual to open the gate to the underworld can begin. Despite how hurt he is, Asta tries to escape the infirmary to go and save Yami, whoever he is stopped by a mage named Nacht Faust, who also happens to be a devil-possessed. He offers to show Asta how to use his devil powers even better. Meanwhile, the Magic Knight Squad Captains hold an emergency meeting. The Golden Dawn has almost been completely annihilated, and Yuno shows up to the meeting, showing new resolve.

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The Battle for Clover Castle
166 votes

#24 - The Battle for Clover Castle

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 107

Captain Yami arrives at the royal residence inside the castle along with Finral. Even though Yami was a Magic Knight Squad Captain, dealing with these powerful elves on his own was proving to be difficult. Then suddenly, Captain Jack comes to their aid. Captain Yami and Captain Jack are able to defeat one elf after another with Finral’s support. But then, the floating dungeon carrying the leader of the elves, Licht, arrives...

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Outside the Walls of Orvud District
1056 votes

#25 - Outside the Walls of Orvud District

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 8

When everything falls apart, Eren must believe in himself to save his friends. But Eren alone may not be enough to stop the impending doom.

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Water Crusade
130 votes

#26 - Water Crusade

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 165

Vanica appears before Loropechika. Noelle and Mimosa, who had grown far more powerful due to their training, aid Loropechika and fight back against Vanica. However, one of the most powerful devils, Megicula, inhabits Vanica, so fighting against her with normal magic powers proves to be difficult. Will they be successful in defeating Vanica, who takes joy in other people's suffering, and saving their friend as well as the world?

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Mister Delinquent vs. Muscle Brains
161 votes

#27 - Mister Delinquent vs. Muscle Brains

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 79

Sol hides their crystal inside her golem and traps Mimosa. Magna attacks with a new fireball Asta is unable to deflect. Kirsch dreams of a starving peasant child he saw stealing and felt only disgust. Sol remembers when she was almost kidnapped by bandits and a boy who had promised to protect her was too scared to fight, and she was saved by Captain Charlotte instead. Sol berates Kirsch for fighting only for selfish reasons. Asta begins to anticipate Magna's attacks and Zora casts a trap that knocks Magna unconscious. Kirsch tries to unleash his full power on Asta but is caught in another trap and knocked out by Asta again. Sol finds her golem has been infiltrated by Mimosa's plants, allowing Asta to destroy the crystal. Zora points out where Sol, Magna and Kirsch need improvements. Mimosa recalls the starving child being fed by another starving child which made her realise that a peasant's difficult life can sometimes make them the kindest people.

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Wash Your Hands Before a Handshake
26 votes

#28 - Wash Your Hands Before a Handshake

Gintama - Season 9 - Episode 9

As group units take over the idol industry, Terakado Tsu must adapt or fall behind the times. But the idol she forms a combo unit with is... Kagura?

Mysterious Connections
174 votes

#29 - Mysterious Connections

Blue Exorcist - Season 2 - Episode 5

Although the traitor was revealed, the Right Eye of the Impure King has been stolen. While confronting Ryuji, Rin loses control of his blue flames in front of the gathered exorcists. In all of the commotion, Tatsuma slips Shura a letter addressed to Rin.

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1074 votes

#30 - Bystander

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 11

Having seen a glimpse of his father's memories, Eren attempts to track down a man hoping they might shed some light on his father's secrets.

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65 votes

#31 - Whitesails

The Faraway Paladin - Season 1 - Episode 9

Will and his friends, who travel with Bee and Tonio, finally arrive at the target "City of White Sails (White Sails)". Will is impressed by the big city he sees for the first time and the people who live there. When healing the tiredness of his travels, the bell of an emergency rings. Looking out in a hurry, a big black shadow crosses over their heads--

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As Pitch Black as It Gets
170 votes

#32 - As Pitch Black as It Gets

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 122

Asta, who has the power of the devil, and Secré who used forbidden magic and turned into Nero, were called before the Magical Parliament to be judged. Asta maintains his innocence, but Damnatio Kira will do everything he can to probe that Asta is guilty. In order to save Asta and Secré, Yami shows up with the Black Bulls and they cause a ruckus. While the Black Bulls cause trouble, a few others show up...

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The Night Before the Attack
78 votes

#33 - The Night Before the Attack

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 22

As Hilmes is set to confront Arslan on the Battlefield, the latter steels his resolve and his soldiers for the impending battle.

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To Help Somebody Someday
197 votes

#34 - To Help Somebody Someday

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 33

Sally’s gel magic is extremely incompatible with Gauche’s mirror magic. She uses her dark magic item and turns Baro into a giant mud monster, which makes Gauche take Marie and flee.

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Assembly at the Royal Capital
236 votes

#35 - Assembly at the Royal Capital

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 20

Asta and Noelle head to the Magic Knights Headquarters in the Noble Realm to report on their mission to capture the dungeon. On their way, they run into Yuno, Klaus, and Mimosa, and they all head to the headquarters together.

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Wounded Beasts
224 votes

#36 - Wounded Beasts

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 26

More enemies appear before Asta and the others. Despite being badly wounded, Asta and Leopold haven’t lost their fighting spirit, and they charge at the new enemies. The enemies realize how dangerous they are and try to kill them immediately.

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Romcom Where the Childhood Friend Won't Lose
28 votes

#37 - Romcom Where the Childhood Friend Won't Lose

Osamake: Romcom Where the Childhood Friend Won't Lose - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the winter of his first year in high school, Maru Sueharu fell in love with Kachi Shirokusa, a genius novelist who happens to be his classmate. But since it was his first love, time only continued to pass by while he could do nothing. As his so-called friend Tetsuhiko chides him and his childhood friend Shida Kuroha teases him, he overhears his crush Shirokusa saying she has a boyfriend now. His heart broken before he could even confess his feelings, Sueharu is devastated. Then Kuroha proposes that they get revenge...

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Three Problems
167 votes

#38 - Three Problems

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 121

The battle involving the whole Clover Kingdom is finally over. But because of the battle, the kingdom was heavily damaged, so the Magic Knights were busy trying to repair everything. Meanwhile, someone rather unexpected shows up in front of Asta and the others and states three problems that will come up for the Clover Kingdom. Asta and the others are surprised, but just as they were told, someone showed up to try to judge Asta and his devil power.

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The Battlefield Decision
164 votes

#39 - The Battlefield Decision

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 58

While Asta and the others were meeting with the Queen of Witches, the forces of the Diamond Kingdom and the Eye of the Midnight Sun were getting closer to the Witches' Forest. The party asks the Queen of Witches to cure Asta's arms so he can help protect the witches from the incoming forces. The Queen of Witches takes interest in Asta's anti-magic sword and cures Asta's arms. The party splits up into two different teams to go face off with both of the incoming forces.

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The Lovers
106 votes

#40 - The Lovers

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 20

Itami’s group deal with assassination attempts. With the Emperor bedridden, Zorzal is free to run things as he sees fit, establishing a reign of terror over the empire. The Oprichnina kill Sherry’s parents and she is forced to flee to safety, but the Japanese embassy refuses to take her in.

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The Last Master
68 votes

#41 - The Last Master

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 13

In the Hanging Gardens, Shirou lays bare his wish for the Holy Grail, while on the ground Rider of Black is forced to act against his own by his master Celenike Yggdmillennia.

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37 votes

#42 - Past

Vermeil in Gold - Season 1 - Episode 11

When the ignorant act on their fears and hatred, the result is a tragedy of their own making.

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End of the Battle, End of Despair
188 votes

#43 - End of the Battle, End of Despair

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 50

The members of the Black Bulls all surpassed their limits and defeated a powerful enemy. They manage to safely get the magic stone and successfully complete their mission, and all the members other than Captain Yami go recuperate.

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The Goddess of Lights
77 votes

#44 - The Goddess of Lights

The Faraway Paladin - Season 1 - Episode 4

Suddenly, the Immortal God Stagnate tries to take Brad and Marie away, but it is Gas who dispels them. However, I was relieved that a black mist cut through his chest for a while. Stagnate laughs invincibly to Will, who stands up without doing anything, saying, "Thanks to you."

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A Creeping Madness
46 votes

#45 - A Creeping Madness

Vermeil in Gold - Season 1 - Episode 4

It's not a question if Vermeil's interested in Alto. It's a question if her demonic nature means she's interested in him or only in his mana.

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The Boy and the Hero
94 votes

#46 - The Boy and the Hero

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Loki Familia prepares for its expedition deep into the dungeon. Amid the excitement, Ais prepares for what she may find past Level 59.

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Soar Through the Sky
54 votes

#47 - Soar Through the Sky

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 20

The masters and servants of the reformed Black Faction renew their convictions as they head out for what they plan to be the last battle of the Great Holy Grail War.

39 votes

#48 - Selection

Vermeil in Gold - Season 1 - Episode 8

Alto joins the student council, but the president has an agenda of her own.

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The New Term and the Fairy Flower
53 votes

#49 - The New Term and the Fairy Flower

Vermeil in Gold - Season 1 - Episode 2

Vermeil draws the attention of the school’s Dragonriders after she defeats a dragon with a flick of her finger. Later, who will become the second-year representative?

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The Underwater Temple
182 votes

#50 - The Underwater Temple

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 42

Because of Noelle’s hard work, the Black Bulls are able to get through the harsh mana currents and safely arrive at the Underwater Temple. Everyone is nervous, since they’ve never been here before, but the underwater people welcome them with open arms.