The Best Episodes Directed by Mayumi Nakamura

A Road to Arcturus

#1 - A Road to Arcturus

Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 24

Croix uses the emotions of the rioting mobs to activate her creation, the Noir Rod, managing to disable all magic across the country. Croix uses the Noir Rod to unseal the Grand Triskelion, but is shocked when it is not what she thinks it was. Akko and her friends arrive to help save Ursula from Croix. During the battle, she awakens the Shiny Rod's seventh and final word, allowing Akko to utilize the Triskelion's true power and transform Arcturus into a lush and vibrant forest. But while Akko and her friends celebrate, some of the leftover technomagic from the Noir Rod attaches itself to a missile.

star 8.48
64 votes
Blue Moon

#2 - Blue Moon

Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 11

Akko comes to Ursula late at night to ask her about Chariot's disappearance, but doesn't get much help from her. In her studies, Diana discovers that his ancient power is sealed in Arcturus Forest, and can only be released when the Shiny Rod activates seven ancient words. Akko takes the Shiny Rod with her to a place known as the Blue Moon Abyss. Reaching the center of the abyss, Akko confronts the spirit, who offers to grant her dream of being a great magician like Chariot in exchange for her past memories.

star 8.12
75 votes
Punishment and Confession

#3 - Punishment and Confession

DARLING in the FRANXX Season 1 - Episode 14

The information regarding Hiro's condition changes the entire dynamic of Squad 13, much to Zero Two's chagrin. She only wants to speak to Hiro, but people stand in her way one after another.

star 8.04
105 votes
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Intellect and Sensibility

#4 - Intellect and Sensibility

Little Witch Academia Season 1 - Episode 20

As Diana prepares for her ascension ritual, which can only take place once every few years during a Venusian eclypse, she is captured by Daryl who ensnares her in snakes. Meanwhile, Akko, still believing that Diana doesn't really want to leave Luna Nova midway, hears from Andrew about how Diana once lost her magic. Upon overhearing Daryl's scheme to stop Diana from performing the ritual in time, Akko decides to head into the Cavendish shrine to rescue Diana!

star 7.93
60 votes
Flap Flap

#5 - Flap Flap

DARLING in the FRANXX Season 1 - Episode 4

With the squad still feeling the aftershocks of the previous mission, things come to a head as the leaders run out of patience and decide to summon Strelizia back to the front lines.

star 7.92
130 votes
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